Posts Tagged ‘Instant Racing’

Still Swinging for the Fences

Horse racing was the only game in town. There was no lottery long ago, and you had to travel to Vegas if you wanted legal games of chance. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. – Racing, Baseball, and Boxing were the big three in the country as far as sports to watch. […]

What’s Your Favorite ?

I was having a couple of beers with a good friend. – It was his birthday, but I didn’t find out until our fifth beer. I know, I know. Sometimes a few can be more than one, and less than 100. He wanted to stay and bet a few simulcast tracks, and he sure didn’t have […]

European Bluegrass

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 4, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you travel down I-65 in Kentucky and hang a left, you will find yourself in a vortex time machine that transports you to a European country track. Or, you could be making your way to the one-of-a-kind Kentucky Downs located in Franklin, Kentucky. As you drive past a few truck stops, and many BBQ joints, […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

Racing is in a transitional phase. That is a kind way of saying we have been given a warning. Just as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Dickens classic, we would see what awaits if we do not change our ways. Slots, Instant Racing, VLT’s, or full-blown casinos. That has been the chosen course of many states, and […]

Where’s the Love?

I have always felt pretty lucky as a racing fan. Not because I have every pick-six, trifecta, or get free coffee. Living in Kentucky allowed me to visit some of the venues where the horse is celebrated. Going to Turfway Park during the cold winter to get rolling toward the spring. Making the drive down […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 30, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Long ago at a small racetrack a group of longtime employees drank some magic potion. Now, this wasn’t just any potion, but it was one that made your wishes come true. They so loved the sport of kings that they would have done anything to see it flourish once again. With the promise of casino-style gaming […]

Instant Racing Comes to Kentucky

by Horstradamus

posted on September 7, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

In an attempt to increase revenue at US racetracks, many local jurisdictions have turned towards slot machines and table games in order to boost their business.  While some states like Florida and Arkansas have approved Vegas-style slot machines and live poker tables, others have struggled against political opposition to other forms of gambling besides the […]

Instant Change?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 21, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

Kentucky racing is some of the best the world has to offer. There is a complete circuit, and they have year-round racing at different venues. This past year has been a tough road for the Bluegrass State. But, just when things look the darkest, has the light of hope arrived? When you read about Turfway […]

Kentucky Blues

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 8, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

Since 1994, Turfway Park has put on a great day of racing action. Now, this wasn’t Keeneland or Churchill. It is a middle-sized little sister that showcased quality races. But, that was last year, and it is all gone for now. Kentucky is in a bad way. If you are a naysayer, take a look […]