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    Foosball Champ
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    Racing Industry doesn't care about the bettors

    Proof the racing industry disses handicappers
    http://www.drf.com/news/2010-eclipse-award-winners

    Nowhere does it mention Handicapper of the Year.


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    INVEGA MAN
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    its been going downhill for a long time now.

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    thought they gave the award to the big Vegas contest winner every year ???

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    Horses are basically done

    Most tracks on verge of bankruptcy

    NY City Racing is bankrupt

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    there is something very strange about american racing

    look at ireland, they race for smaller purses but have massive fields, over 20 horses in most races

    something wrong with the economics

    american horses are sought abroad by many racing jurisdictions

    maybe a tax credit for race horse owners, reductions of take outs, allow exchanges

    this industry can thrive, it does elsewhere

    jj does not like racing, it requires too much thought and strategy, he likes flipping a coin

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    America is a dead Country WTF

    Other Countries are thriving especially with gambling

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    Track executives and state racing boards wrongly assume that larger takeouts mean more money for them. They'll never understand what entices people to push more money through the betting windows.

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    I just think that racing industry in general, undervalue the bettors.

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    The internet has helped bury the industry.Most tracks are like ghost towns nowadays because of it.The lost revenue from parking,admission and food/beverage sales hurts the track owners in the long run.Md. racing will be dead in the next couple of years,what a shame.

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    California tracks not doing well either.....The tracks that have casinos seems to do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBENZ View Post
    The internet has helped bury the industry.Most tracks are like ghost towns nowadays because of it.The lost revenue from parking,admission and food/beverage sales hurts the track owners in the long run.Md. racing will be dead in the next couple of years,what a shame.
    internet has not killed in other racing jurisdictions, over 60k attend race meetings in japan every weekend, of course you can bet on the net there, same in hong kong, singapore , australia

    imagine this, that the nyra only raced on weekends

    full fields , every race, nice dividends, better product

    do they have the balls to do it?

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    Watched Japan racing on TVG.....Japanese racing draws huge crowds.....Something like 100,000.....A big show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtf View Post
    internet has not killed in other racing jurisdictions, over 60k attend race meetings in japan every weekend, of course you can bet on the net there, same in hong kong, singapore , australia

    imagine this, that the nyra only raced on weekends

    full fields , every race, nice dividends, better product

    do they have the balls to do it?
    I'm just going by what I see WTF.Back in the 60's and 70's you couldn't find a place at the rail,now you have basically the whole track to yourself.That is a shitload of $ they are losing.Hope there is a fix because there is no better sport out there in my mind.

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    I do think that the ones that have casinos are doing much better it seems. Look at Gulfstream Park. They actually got smart there and has a ten cent pick six. The handle there is doing better because of that.

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    fuk nascar i havent been to or watch 5 mins of it sents like 8 or 9 years ago when they stoped racing at darlinton,sc on labor day - fukk nascar and fukk bill france he took the rebel out. and went west and it was the south & north carolina that made him and nascar that sob

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    Yeah the "Racinos" seem to have higher purses than the tracks that are in juridictions that do allow slot machines at their tracks. Although the few times that I have been to a "Racino" in New Mexico mostly old women playing slot or video poker and they view the horse racing as a distraction to their machine.

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    Small fields, high takeout, too many drug trainers winning over 30%, more competition for the gambling dollar. Great sport which unfortunately has been going downhill for years. In order to have a chance to survive, must change their thinking and use Europe and Japan as guidelines.

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    Racing in New York and California are on life support....the industry is truly in a death spiral. When you watch racing at Santa Anita or Hollywood Park there are 6 horse or less fields, and New York about the same. The NYRA was given a cash infusion so they could race at Aqueduct and the Meadowlands beginning this month. Horse fans want to say the racing industry is fine...but realists will tell you if something isn't done very soon, the sport will only exist in a very few states and landmark tracks such as Hollywood Park, Belmont, Santa Anita, and others will close.

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