Posts Tagged ‘Orb’

Free Selections Florida Derby Card – 4/1/17

The 66th version of the Florida Derby takes place this Saturday and Mother Nature is going to cooperate in fine fashion with sunny weather and temperatures in the lower 80’s. – What more could you ask for except some free selections and pick-four with a guaranteed pool of $750,000. Looks like a solid race card […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 2-22-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 22, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

As we hit the New Year, the weeks spiral toward that first Saturday in May. The racing starts off slow, and picks up speed like a roller-coaster going downhill. This weekend, the price of poker goes up as the Kentucky Derby point values take a hike to 50-20-10-5. Now, if you were wondering how much […]

Who Do You Like??

I’m the biggest racing and football fan in the world. The days when I can watch and wager on the ponies, and still see the opening kickoff is a real bonus in my man-cave. I know there are plenty of fans like me, and while we’re counting down until opening kickoff. I wanted to see […]

Free Selections / Saratoga / $1 Million Dollar Pick-Four / 8-24-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 23, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

The days on the porch sipping ice tea are fading slowly into the setting summer sun. But not to fear. This weekend is one we have waited for, as the 144th Running of the “Mid-Summer Derby” is in full effect. Saratoga oozes history and tradition, and this Saturday will not disappoint. There is a stakes filled […]

Free Selections / Belmont Day / Saturday / 6-8-2013

This Saturday, a field of 14 runners will go to post in the 145th edition of the Belmont Stakes. First held in 1866, the Belmont is the oldest of the Triple Crown races besting the venerable Kentucky Derby (first held in 1875) by nearly a decade. The race is named for 19th century stock market […]

Free Selections / Preakness Card / 5-18-2013

Saturday afternoon ushers in the second jewel in the Triple Crown. The Woodlawn Vase, the painting of the weather vane, and hearing the sounds of “Maryland, My Maryland” ring sweet to this punter’s ears. This race brings hope. Hope for another name to be etched into history, and hope for a sport that has captivated […]

Weekend Wisdom

The second leg of the Triple Crown goes to post at 6:20 p.m. this Saturday. Mother Nature has plans to behave, and the post positions have been drawn. The only left is to grab your E-Z Win Forms and lets capping… Oh, did I mention that each runner has a story? Every year brings new […]

Planning for the Preakness

We are one week away, and the Preakness is weighing heavy on my mind. The Woodlawn Vase, the painting of the weather vane, and the playing of “Maryland, My Maryland.” The race is a springboard for another shot at the Triple Crown, or the detour sign that has players looking forward to summer racing.   The race […]

Job Posting: Derby Winning Horse Trainer

If you were looking for summers off, and ending your day at 4:00 p.m., maybe you should have become a teacher. If you like to walk and get tons of exercise, maybe you should be a mail carrier. Or, if you like being around horses, and love the trips to the winner’s circle., maybe you […]

After the Storm

When I awoke Saturday morning, I though Noah was finishing preparations for the Ark. But not even Mother Nature could dampen the spirits of this handicapper. Looking back, my only wish would have been for a day of sunshine and blue skies. But as always, everything was coming up roses! I received three calls from […]