Posts Tagged ‘racetrack characters’

The Inside Scoop

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 17, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Wiping the sweat from his face, “Country Jim” was holding court talking his Kentucky banter. His speeches were about U.K. basketball, politics, and the worst feeling in the world for a gambler. Jim was a talker, and he was never afraid to let others know everything that was on his mind. Jim had a great […]

The Crystal Ball

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 25, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

I have never been a superstitious punter. But I know many that won’t step on a crack, or go to the races without their lucky shirt. There was one guy who used carry a horseshoe in his back pocket. He claimed it was from Alydar, but I guess everyone would probably say the same. Bob the bus […]

Little “G”

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 10, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

I have a very good friend who loves the finer things in life. She can tell the difference between “brown-bag-swill” and an aged Cabernet. There is no fast food that gets ingested. She is a cook that borders on chef. But, the part I really enjoy is that she loves to gamble with the best […]

Friends You Meet Along The Way

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 3, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 7 Comments >>

I was looking over my emails, racing stories, and everything to prepare for the upcoming weekend. You know, all of the important stuff to keep us in the loop. It was at this time that I received an email from a friend. I thought it was some tales about what happened, and how he got […]

No More Security

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 22, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Ted was the kinda guy who always had a smile, or a kind word. He would help you long before he would do for himself. He started working in security so long ago; I don’t think they had invented flashlights yet. But even in the darkness he always shined bright. To extinguish the light he brought […]

Silk. Smooth as Silk…….

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 2, 2011 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

In every walk of life there are folks who can make our skin crawl, or intrigue the hell out of us. I have known both kinds, and the race track offers some of the most colorful characters in gambling. David – He dressed to the nines and lived in a pay-by-the week hotel. His brother […]


by Ed Meyer

posted on July 9, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

Gamblers are one of a kind. I don’t think that anybody can argue with this. They may strap on the tie, or put on a hard hat during the day, but when they hit the doors at the track. they become transformed. If Superman can find a phone booth where he turns into the Man […]