Posts Tagged ‘Ohio racing’

The Savior of Racing ?

For years I’ve been hearing tracks talk about what they need to survive. Not just to make a few more bucks, but survive. – I’m hearing of local tracks laying off long-time employees, cutting back to the bare bones and just limping along. But there may be a light at the end of the tunnel […]

Ghostly White Wonders

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 28, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, | 1 Comment >>

I have watched Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Trotters, Pacers, Greyhounds, and rats run after cheese at a Turner’s Derby party. It’s safe to say this handicapper has seen about everything. That is until this Friday at Belterra Park. Race #7 on the card presents a unique set of runners. There is a field of eight slated […]

Merry Christmas from Winning Ponies!

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 26, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

As we gather with family and friends and rejoice in the bountiful glory of the season. I find myself looking back with a grateful heart for the blessings that have been bestowed upon my family. If you are reading this, you can add your name to the fortunate list as well. I have had the opportunity to work in the racing industry […]

What Never Was, And Always Will Be…

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 31, 2011 in General Discussion | 5 Comments >>

I have some friends in Cleveland, Ohio. They have worked in racing for 30 years, and have waited for the “life raft” of alternative gaming to create a new day. A time where racing pitfalls were to be solved, and revenue generated. The time has come, and things are not as smooth as planned. At my […]

It’s Official

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

Ohio Thoroughbred racetracks are all owned by casino companies. Gone are the days of  the old ways, and the new horizon lays just ahead.  Change is good. It does have some drawbacks, but racing will survive in the Buckeye state. Thistledown – Harrah’s Beulah Park – Penn Gaming River Downs – Pinnacle Entertainment River Downs […]

Free Beulah Park Picks

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 25, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 8 Comments >>

The track is under new management, and the future ahead looks bright. But, until slot machines and big purses hold the scene, let’s make some money today. Beulah Park – Monday Race #1 – #1 Itsmissmattytoyou (3-1) Hector Rosario in the irons for Patrick Gary. He is a bit of a horse-for-the-course going 9/12 ITM. […]

Free River Downs Picks – Tuesday

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 31, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Here it is, Tuesday already…..It will only be a few days until the long weekend, and there will be a cornucopia of action once again…..Until then, here are some fine runners to get your action on. River Downs – Tuesday Race #2 – #4 Regent’s Daughter (3-5) Perry Outzs, who is closing in the all-time […]

Free Ohio Selections

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 24, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

Tuesday can be a good day to seek out that small track, and find a little piece of value. I began playing smaller tracks on Tuesday years ago, and it’s their day to shine. I would look for some value and action packed racing on this day. River Downs / Thistledown Race #1 – #2 […]

Free Ohio Selections

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 17, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

The Buckeye State has a few small tracks running on Tuesday that can bring some wagering magic your way. Overall, the favorite winning percentage is over 40%, and you have to find value by using multi-race gimmicks. Thistledown / River Downs – Tuesday Race #1 – #6  Silver Label (9-5) Yamil Rosario in the irons […]

Free River Downs Picks

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 10, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 1 Comment >>

Tuesday can be a nice day to cash in on a few winners. WinningPonies has been doing well with the Ohio circuit, and this blazing hot day along the river can be one for you as well. I like to think of it as one day closer to Saturday, and just another shot to make […]