Posts Tagged ‘River Downs’

Sweet Home Chicago

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 15, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The Arlington Million was an event for as long as I remember. – My dad and I were at River Downs when they had one simulcast race. – It was the “Miracle Million” where the track burnt down and the races were held at Hawthorne. That is except the turf races. – When I had […]

It’s Good to Be the King

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 8, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

        Looking at the competition can be blinding. – Once there was racing, baseball and boxing and the rest of the sports world just watched. If you wanted to get a bet down you had to go to the track. – There were plenty of bookies and guys who would make a bet, […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 11, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As we break into the month of July the heat and humidity have taken the place of the cool crisp air. – Some of my favorite summer tracks are getting ready to open. – How can you not enjoy the historic Saratoga races? You’ll see the biggest outfits in the sport descend on the oldest race […]

The Happy Horseplayer

      The summer is in full swing as heat and humidity replaced the snow and cold. – No complaints from this end. – There’s a great deal going on in my world of racing and life. The month of July is special and hopefully, it will hold a lucky streak at the windows […]

Celebrating Dad

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    Racing fans rolled in through the doors with more kids than usual. I liked to see the families coming to the races as it took me back. – Back to a time when we would be sitting under a maple tree with blankets spread wide. The sun would shine through the leaves that […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Another month passes, and racing action is beginning to heat up. There’s nothing like Thoroughbreds thundering home in the summer sun. – The Triple Crown is upon and my excitement is at a fever pitch. But when a Triple Crown hopeful is on the line, the joy of watching the historic event is that much […]

A Life Well Lived

    I’ve worked at the races since I was 18-yrs-old. I’ve had every job on the track minus selling tickets. – During this time you meet some pretty interesting people. Adding to the list was track photographer Pat Lang. – I first met him when I made my way down to get my picture taken […]

Race Track Rounders

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 13, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      There are a small group of players I see every year. It is about the same time and they always arrive with gusto. Dressed in summer finery, and caps or t-shirts bearing the track name. – They travel around the country every year and hit race tracks on a yearly bucket list. – […]

Faces in the Crowd

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 17, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

                  I stand up every race and look out the windows for a few minutes. I’m looking for the longtime faces that have been coming to the races as we both have gained a little age to our looks. – The fans are the best part of […]

Ironman – Perry Ouzts

I was going to River Downs for years before I started working in the parking lot as a kid. Beulah Park was a once or twice a year trek. – Years later, I returned to RD as the director of marketing. I was 1A of “The Regular Guys” and fun in the sun was the […]