Posts Tagged ‘VLT’s’

Two Friends, Three Beers, and a Million Ideas

John Engelhardt asked me if I would fill in this weekend for his weekly handicapping seminar at Belterra Park. It is a fun half-an- hour or so, and I don’t get to take part much as there’s not much time to call the first race. But that aside, he is busier than a puppy with two bones […]

Remember Where You Came From

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 27, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 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 […]

The Wisdom of Patience

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 21, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have a good friend who came up with the best life quotes. Well, I thought they were his until he told me they came from sage-like family members. They wanted him to learn and apply their experiences as he was growing up. To this day, when I find myself reaching for an explanation or […]

Get To Know Your Most Valuable Asset

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 16, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was contacted two weeks ago by a manager from a local race track. He is versed in his field and knows how to make a buck. This guy wears more hats than many, and is involved in all areas of the game. So why is he calling?…  I know I could bring a up a point or […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

Racing is in a transitional phase. That is a kind way of saying we have been given a warning. Just as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Dickens classic, we would see what awaits if we do not change our ways. Slots, Instant Racing, VLT’s, or full-blown casinos. That has been the chosen course of many states, and […]

I’ll have a beer, and $10 to win on the four…

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 25, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I worked for a very nice little racetrack. It had a turf course, a solid oval, and a loyal customer base. Since the explosion of casino-style gaming taking the lead, I remember back to a little talked about tool they had in their possession. The track did pretty well over the years, but the competition from […]

Say It Ain’t So…

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 9, 2011 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

I was reading Bill Finley’s article from ESPN.com, and I am starting to wonder what the hell is going on in racing…. I always will hope for the best, but the light at the end of the tunnel may be a sign that says “turn around here.” First thing this morning, I was greeted with […]

Kentucky Blues

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 8, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

Since 1994, Turfway Park has put on a great day of racing action. Now, this wasn’t Keeneland or Churchill. It is a middle-sized little sister that showcased quality races. But, that was last year, and it is all gone for now. Kentucky is in a bad way. If you are a naysayer, take a look […]

Time Is Running Out

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 23, 2010 in General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

I have had it up to here… Right now, I am signaling a hand gesture to my throat. That will be the exact place that most tracks will get the chop if no help comes soon…. We have tried… The small contest crapola… I have to say that personally I had a small contest that […]