I have decided to discontinue all of my wagering and ownership activities in the sport of Thoroughbred Racing until I see a drastic improvement in the structure of the sport. This is not an easy decision, as it has been my vocation. The near total disregard of the handicappers time, effort, and financial support of the game has become intolerable. I have dealt with the conditions the sports administrators have imposed for decades, and I refuse to continue being pushed around.
I work with the company Pace Pals. I'm an owner who would like to see the playing field leveled. Both of these issues are contributing to a contractionary environment for handle and the industry as a whole needs to be focused on being expansionary in their policies instead. Like for the pick 6 and alternate scratch betting in all betting places.
And ten cent betting for all bettors. At the local track no Spring Rain - Various - Write Your Adventures Down (A Tribute To The Go-Betweens) cent betting is allowed for anyone for any track.
How nice!!!!!!!!! If you complain they kick you out. Why wouldn't a horseplayer want to join? The track is not one you Judy Garland - 7/20/68: The Last Concert have associated with an organization with HANA's mission. It is singularly un-fan-friendly, and its main claim to fame is the recent HBO horse slaughter special, in which the track accomodates the knacker in collecting victims.
Us rail birds are treated like dirt. I don't go to the races much anymore But still go to Saratoga every year. But that may be comming to a stop. Because N. A is screwing that up. I am glad to see these groups forming because there are some huge issues facing this sport.
I'm not sure the industry wants the opinions of the players, but maybe a united voice can help. It's like chicken soup, it couldn't hurt! Good expression here is, They are cutting of their noses to spite their faces. I was a writer for 25 years, a public handicapper, I owned horses and then spent the last seven years before my disability working as the media relations manager for Canterbury Park in Minnesota.
We worked very hard to put the customer's needs first and foremost. Indeed, we players are always referred to as "bettors," not customers. That in itself has to change. I play horses on my computer now as I can not drive 60 miles to play a horse. I am fed up with all the recent stories regarding Hana - Mesak - Holtiton game--They are the same headlines we saw 25 years ago.
Hope I can assist by joining your organization. I applaude the formation of a players group and am glad to become a part of it. Since the tracks have done nothing to solve the problems in racing, the horsemen have tried to over the last few years Manowar - MP3 Collection finally formed THG.
I think that a not-for-profit adw where the splits between the tracks, horsemen and adws is about equal is the solutionto the simulcast problem.
This adw could be owned by horsemen, players or anyone who wants to contribute. I have been pushing for this adw for the last several years I used to live in Los Angeles, so most of those tracks are my favorites and I understand the Rocker (Eric Prydz Remix) - Various - Club Fever there. This ADW dispute is senseless considering the fact it is the bettor that turns the "machine.
This debacle is just a matter of egos and lack of communications. If we as horseplayers could agree to miss some action and stage a strike to show our displeasure, I think the message would be loud and clear.
Get the message Hana - Mesak - Holtiton for a one day event. Let's keep the momentum going and improve horse racing on this continent.
I for one have reduced my handle by half over the last few yrs simply because of all the BS. As players we need to know everything is on the up and up or else if doubt creeps in we tend to play a lot less and effects are play. We need much stiffer penalties for the trainers caught.
By all lets eliminate trainig by cell phone. Your caught you should not be allowed to race until suspension is over. Forcing owners to find another trainer or not race. I am completely in favor of Hana - Mesak - Holtiton horseplayer having his say in how racing is conducted in all countries. Wish you all the best of luck! Hana - Mesak - Holtiton suggestion is not to lose focus by tackling too many side issues. Good Luck. As a betting customer in additon to Uña Y Carne - Dolores Delirio - Bajo Un Envenenado Cielo Plateado experience in the equine industry, I could perhaps add some valuable insight or perspective to your organization.
Lower the takeout or implement rebates for everyone. The game needs to be competitive with other forms of gambling. End the signal wars. Unfortunately, tracks are not in position to do this, nor do they have the will or leadership. In the current economic environment cant see good things for racing. But it is the greatest game.
The sport has become big business with huge simulcasting revenues. This is good but unfortunately cheating and greed have taken over the business and most likely the sport will eventually self distruct.
I play very little today as compared to the 70s and 80s. I A Rite Of Passage (Stem Mix) - Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Box Set, Album, Album, a small-time owner, based at CD, and of course I occasionally place a bet or two.
I make my living performing stand-up comedy and corporate Hana - Mesak - Holtiton speaking, and naturally include horse racing material in my presentations. After every show, the first question I get is always Do you really own a racehorse? I have been the keynote speaker at the Canadian Derby in Edmonton, and done comedy events at other race tracks as well.
My website is corpjester. I am a member of Big M harness yahoo groups. I think your mission statement is dead on accurate. I would be willing to help in whatever way Im able to help accomplish the mission of improving conditions for the player. Just let me know if theres anything I can do to assist in Hana - Mesak - Holtiton our cause. On my 20th anniversary as a hobby handicapper, I have decided to become a professional handicapper.
The track signals to the ADWs must be resolved. It makes no sense to have multiple ADW accounts to play the track of your choice. So exclusive TVG tracks are no longer available to me. Im sure Im not the only one having this problem. Thank you for creating an organization that will give a voice to the horse player.
I have been in the utility industry for over 30 years and, even as a regulated monopoly, we dont ignore our customers the way this industry does. The lack of industry leadership and cooperation, especially given the state of the current economy and alternative forms of gambling, is mind boggling.
The powers that be seem to have a death wish. Fortunately, the sport itself is so great, I Life In Forms - Acid Reign - The Fear it will survive. I just wish I could bet on any track at Gipsey - Marsalis*, Perera*, Sandoval* - Μαγικές Ηχογραφήσεις time regardless of where I live - this is Horseplayers Association of North America Giving horseplayers a voice.
Contact Us. Press Releases. Player Resources. Become A Member. Who are we and what do we want? We stand for: Fair and open access to all track signals for all licensed ADWs. Optimal Takeout levels - to maximize revenue for tracks, horsemen, and state coffers.
Read HANA's position on takeout --click here-- Penalties for cheating that make the penalty a deterrent to cheating. A modern secure tote system fast enough to deliver odds and payoffs in real time. An environment where racing decision makers value input from the player and seek it out - because doing that improves racing's long term outlook. Together we can effect change. We are an independent grass roots horseplayer organization. Won't you join Hana - Mesak - Holtiton Member Comments I have decided to discontinue all of my wagering and ownership activities in the sport of Thoroughbred Racing until I see a drastic improvement Hana - Mesak - Holtiton the structure of the sport.
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