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Breeders’ Cup 2015 – Where Will You Be ?

  I made a pilgrimage to the bucolic settings of Keeneland Race Course. Oh, I plan at least a trip or two in addition to my Wednesday visit. There is only so much time, and so few racing dates. -The day was glorious, and for those that had no clue, the Keeneland officials meet with the […]

Take It Off The Streets

I love to make a bet on football. There is something about having a wager on the big game that brings the action to life. Gamblers are some of the most competitive people in the world, and most don’t even know it. According to an Inc.com article it is estimated to be about $400 Billion wagered […]

Mutuel Fun !

  The public isn’t betting much, and the field sizes are small. So what’s a player to do ? – The new fan doesn’t know as much as the old guard, and playing the races can take more work than dropping in a coin and pulling a lever. Mindless, all random luck with no thought but wild […]

Harder Than it Looks

How many times as a kid did you want to be the next big league player ? – The only thing you ever heard was it’s about one in a million, and you better stick to your studies. Probably good advice as I’m not the starting pitcher in the big game. But how many times […]

Never Been to the Derby?

As you walk in the gates, you’ll see throngs of fans dressed in the finery of the day. The sights and smells fill the air as fans walk every which way possible. “Let’s get a drink; get me a program, where do we go, and the words you’ll hear more than any. Who do you […]

Be The Player

How many times have you wanted to join the group at the big table in the “Jockeys Room?” If you have ever been to a track more than just a casual bettor, you’ve seen the players. They carry themselves a little different than John Q. Racetrack. For years I watched, and for many more I became the […]

Gifts For The Gambler

So you want to learn to play the races, huh ? – Well, just sit near the roaring fireplace and grab a glass of grandpa’s egg nog. The cookies are fresh out of the oven, and we’re just about ready to open presents. You better hurry, as you won’t want to miss out! As we […]

The Gambler’s Journey

Handicappers from all walks have a differing story on how it all began, but there are plenty of the same elements involved. As we sit at our computer monitor, we are sipping coffee in our slippers and playing the card at sunny Gulfstream Park. But we are missing the journey. There was nothing like getting bundled […]

Save Yourself

A horseplayer that still enjoys the game cherishes every minute. There is no such thing as a really bad card of races as value can be found anywhere if you look hard enough. If it is the Breeders’ Cup, or a condition claiming event on the fair circuit. It’s still racing, and it invigorates the soul. […]

When Luck Isn’t Enough

Have you had the feeling that today is your day- Nothing you do goes wrong from the time you get up, and all the day through. Your feet hit the floor, and your newspaper it is on your front stoop. Your coffee maker has brewed the perfect cup of a morning-eye-opener, and it hasn’t tasted better. […]