Posts Tagged ‘OTB’s’

How Do You Like to Bet ?

The walk into the track was exciting. – A day full of promise, as you see humanity taking long strides with the confidence of a gambler. Going to the races was a day to enjoy. Your program in hand, and maybe a tip sheet bought from one of the barker’s promising the daily-double as they […]

Who Do You Like ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 16, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

“Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to handicap.” – I borrowed a little from Michael Buffer, but not to worry, I won’t do it again. I was reading a gambling magazine and they were talking about Las Vegas bookmakers who picked all of the NFL games correctly versus the spread. – I know it wasn’t using one […]

What’s a Player to Do ?

Now that the heat of summer has turned to the cool breeze of autumn, many horse racing fans are preparing for a long hibernation after the Breeders’ Cup. Think about it. – The Triple Crown leads into the Saratoga and Del Mar seasons, and you’ll see the trail to the Breeders’ Cup put on finishing […]

One More for the Good Guys!

I finished another day and stopped by the race book. The usual suspects were in the same places, and if there was ever a place that felt like groundhog day, this was it. Stopped by to make one or two bets, and maybe a little talk depending on who is in the house. I was watching Santa […]

Invest In The Future Now!

Once upon a time there was the big three: Racing, Baseball, and Boxing. They captured our attention, and one could keep up with the action in the newspaper. How did we go wrong from there? Was there a warning sign we ignored? Most of all, while The Sport of Kings’ is an afterthought in the states. […]

Just Click Here to Have Fun!

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 10, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, | 2 Comments >>

The latest wave of reaching the new player is on the ropes. It’s hard to believe, but the newbie player is an illusive beast to capture. Tracks, OTB’s, ADW’s and everyone who takes a wager has tried to reach over the fence and extend the olive branch. There are groups who are doing good work, and […]

Keeper of the Flame

Somebody left the gate open, and the fans ran out like their tail was on fire. What happened? How could this have happened to us?? We always kept our eye on the gate, and only looked away once. But that one time was a little bigger than we ever could have imagined. It’s a little bit bigger […]

Change for the Bettor

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 11, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Racing has changed in leaps and bounds over the years. In the last 25-years, there has been more innovation than the last two hundred. But that is all in the history books… I was looking over my bar of racing memorabilia, and many sweet memories came flooding back. I know we’re not suppose to live […]

Three Wise Men

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 26, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

It was a Sunday evening, and it was the final card of a long week. The racing was conducted in brutal cold, and there was always that welcome time of having two days off.  Sunday meetings were held at least once a month, and your attendance was mandatory. Well, at least mandatory if you wanted to kick back […]

Chasing The Prize

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 23, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

We all know what to expect when we bet with our local OTB, ADW, or the race track of our choosing. This is pointed at the wagering menu for the most part. But things don’t have to be so stale. I salute the tracks and out-of-the-box thinkers. It is up to the people that put on the […]