Posts Tagged ‘Twin Spires’

Derby Trail – 3/20/17

With every passing weekend the first Saturday in May comes into view. – I have to admit the picture is still a little fuzzy but it is starting to take shape. I’m still leaning toward a long-shot payoff, but that’s why they run the races. There are only 47 days left till post time, and […]

Is This For Real ?

We see things that make us draw a deep breath and shake our head. Did we see something special, or did we just hope for something great ? – Handicappers who watch race replays have to be very careful. If you get caught up in “wanting to see something” versus just watching the race. It can cost you […]

Remember Where You Came From

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 27, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

I guess it’s easy to arm chair quarterback the business plans of major racing operations, but I’m not alone when I say many have bitter opinions. This morning, I awoke reading todays, and some of yesterday’s news. No matter when you get to enjoy the musings of the high and mighty, we recall what Mom used […]

Looking at the Future

Remember when the sport could stand up to anything? The races would fill to the brim, and the “also eligible list” was off the page. We used to have so many horses and the purse coffers brimming, we could offer a double-header cards. According to Archie Bunker, “those were the days.” Things have changed a bit, and the future we […]

Pigs get fat, and the hogs get slaughtered…

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 28, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

There is a chip that was embedded into every horse player’s noggin when they were a child. We were told they were giving us a booster, but it turned out to be an aggressive tendency to enjoy the races, and seek the gold wherever it came from. Steve is a longtime user of the Winning […]

Weekend Stakes / Free Selections

We have been living for the weekend, and now it is time to enjoy. The best races are always found, and the weekend warrior in all of us comes alive. So, get your hands on your E-Z Win Forms and let’s get busy.  This is “leave no money on the table” weekend. Aqueduct Race #8 […]

Where’s the Love?

I have always felt pretty lucky as a racing fan. Not because I have every pick-six, trifecta, or get free coffee. Living in Kentucky allowed me to visit some of the venues where the horse is celebrated. Going to Turfway Park during the cold winter to get rolling toward the spring. Making the drive down […]

Select Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 8, 2011 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I have spoken about contests until I am blue in the face. But, it is quite a tough call on which one you should play in this weekend. There is the Breeders’ Cup, Twin Spires, NHC, BC Qualify, and host of smaller ones… But the mighty dollar only goes so far. How about a mega-contest? […]