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DeanT
09-03-2009, 06:22 PM
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fotias; Pulling No Punches (http://blog.horseplayersassociation.org/2009/09/fotias-pulling-no-punches.html)

HANA board member Cary Fotias let fly (in his usual way) in a recent interview for the Saratogian.

Some snips:

"If you want this game to thrive, takeout is the number one issue. Without that, you are going nowhere.”

“You know what you should have? One number: 1-800-BET-HORSES! You’ve got way too many races and way too many tracks.

"We all know what’s going on, and the chemists are ahead of the testing labs. If you’re gonna juice horses, let us in on who is doing it. What is the ROI of the vets"

Fotias cited the example of Ellis Park, the small Kentucky track, that has 400 simulcasting agreements, as an example of the maize of relationships in racing.

More at link (http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2009/09/02/sports/pinksheet/doc4a9e9b8e198c1957929266.txt).

kenwoodallpromos
09-03-2009, 08:57 PM
"get these younger people who are playing poker and this-and-that, and tell them they have a shot to win at this game." good luck convincing young peole ofm that when they see all the learning you have to do and the last-minute figuring.

Horseplayersbet.com
09-03-2009, 09:24 PM
"get these younger people who are playing poker and this-and-that, and tell them they have a shot to win at this game." good luck convincing young peole ofm that when they see all the learning you have to do and the last-minute figuring.
Just a few how to beat the races videos on Youtube will do the trick.
Betfair is complicated, plus one has to handicap, but because their is an opportunity for the very best to make a living at it, it attracts younger players.