Posts Tagged ‘Poly track’

Keeneland is Racing for the First Time Since 2006

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 30, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, | No Comments >>

Well, the headline may be a little deceiving. Keeneland has been serving up the best in Thoroughbred racing since 1936. There was a speedy track that was one of the target races for the Kentucky Derby long before they served up the first bowl of burgoo. The Bluegrass Stakes was a 1 1/8th test that gave […]

Change is Coming – Fall 2014

Keeneland has come a long way from eight races, one daily double, and no announcer. Now that was ancient ages ago, but the track that is branded  “Racing as it was meant to be” has taken a big step. Long ago, change was a nasty word for the beautiful Lexington track. They have proven they […]

Winter Wonderland

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Mother Nature deals from the bottom of the deck in the winter. Weather can be ugly to say the least, and the people that keep the sport running have some very tough times keeping their horses ready. As I watched the early news weather forecast, it took me back to a time when I owned […]

Rites of Spring / Keeneland

The month of April brings the beauty of a new season. As the grass turns greenish-blue, and the buds on the trees explode into action. One could only assume that heaven has fallen to earth. That is the circle of life in the bluegrass state. Only one thing could make this season perfect, and that […]

Keys to betting Turfway Park

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 27, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

I have been working, attending races, or following the action longer than I would like to tell. Here are some ideas for handicapping the oval, and hopefully this will take some of the chill out of the season. The track The poly track that was installed in 2005 has stood the test of time. But, […]


by Ed Meyer

posted on March 29, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby | 1 Comment >>

The synthetic revolution arrived in the middle of the night, and before our eyes, has transformed racing.  Well, maybe not so dramatic, but you get the picture. For all of the good stuff that synthetic ovals have provided for racing, the issue of determining a runner’s ability to compete on the greatest stage, can be […]

The Signs Of Trouble

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 18, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | 1 Comment >>

I am sure you have read that Turfway Park will not be training this spring and summer. The costs of upkeep are just too high. I think there will be more felt than just a loss of revenue at one track for sure. The horses that stabled at Turfway in Florence, Kentucky were perfectly located. […]