Archive for March, 2009

Monday Madness [Free Picks]

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 29, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

The weekend is over, and there’s nothing like kicking off the Monday blues with cashing in on a few hot ones. has been holding very well, and we hope that you are along for the ride. So, before you head off to work, how about downloading the Hawthorne card and having your first score […]

Well Armed Is Well Paid In Dubai

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 29, 2009 in Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | 2 Comments >>

Stretching the lead with every stride over the final 600 yards, Well Armed ran away with the $6 million Dubai World Cup by a record 14 lengths yesterday. The 6-year-old gelding not only turned the final race at Nad Al Sheba into one to remember, but also claimed the richest prize in horse racing. Next […]

New York [Free Picks]

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 29, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping | No Comments >>

The selections have been doing well, and the “Big ‘Uns” have been sweet. Things are going well, and we hope you are laying the big hurt on the windows with our selections. We have a solid runner in the 7th race at Aqueduct on Sunday, and you will want to zone in and cap off […]

Little Changes Add Up More Than You Think

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 29, 2009 in Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

In the times of woe and want, tracks of every size are making changes. Some are for the good, some for financial reasons, and some that make you scratch your head. In times when the discretionary dollar is being fought over, it’s even more necessary to advertise and promote the sport. When you start seeing […]

Goodbye Old Friend

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 28, 2009 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

On Thursday, was honored to have as our special guest Chris McCarron. We spoke about his career, what he has been doing since racing, and especially about the super horses in his career. It was the first Saturday in May and a talented rider named Chris McCarron had a live mount. He spoke about […]

Living The Dream

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 28, 2009 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I was chatting with a small time trainer the other day. He will never be at the Breeders’ Cup unless he is in the stands. He has paid his dues, and paid his way for 30 years. He still has the gleam in his eye, and looks forward to traveling to the next meet. Funny […]

No Symphony Today

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 28, 2009 in General Discussion, Kentucky Derby, Other Events | No Comments >>

All month long, the Florida Derby was a target for many runners. But there was one that was tuned and ready to make music, but just not on this day. Beethoven has a slight leg injury. Trainer John Ward didn’t want to press the issue and chance his future. According to the connections, he will […]

Fun In The Sun [Free Picks]

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 28, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Other Events | No Comments >>

Everybody in the world of racing knows today is a biggie. Today is Florida Derby day, and the world is watching many, but in particular an allowance runner named Dunkirk. Ok, we get the picture. But is ready and waiting. If you saw Win Willy pay box cars as our top tier pick two […]

Don’t Put Yourself In A Corner

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 27, 2009 in General Discussion, Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

It is this time of the year where horse players start backing their Derby play at the window right now. That could be a little bit early. So far, I have seen some special things to note, and trust me I have watched more races than the average bear. If you missed Friesan Fire in […]

It All Started In The Desert

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 26, 2009 in General Discussion, Other Events | No Comments >>

The Dubai World Cup held its first meeting in 1996 at Nad Al Sheba racecourse and, with a winning purse of $6 million, it immediately established itself as the world’s richest horse race. Established by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, it has run annually in March […]