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DeanT
01-13-2011, 10:55 PM
Mike Maloney Interview


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CG5TVR2hGjE/TS-6BraLFlI/AAAAAAAAAX4/ESDKBmtiork/s320/Capture.PNG (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CG5TVR2hGjE/TS-6BraLFlI/AAAAAAAAAX4/ESDKBmtiork/s1600/Capture.PNG)Mike Maloney is a HANA VP and he works hard on industry issues. Sometimes we forget he is a heck of a good horseplayer. He was recently a part of an in-depth interview on myriad issues.

On picking his spots: "Now I try harder to be a complete horseplayer, to find pedigree plays, pace plays, and trainer angles that work—or maybe angles that are specific to a certain distance at a certain track."

On Pace: "I think evaluating pace is still an area where there’s still some opportunity if a person takes the time to do it."

On Take: "All we’re doing when we raise takeout is driving away people. The regulars are coming less often or they’re coming just as often but getting ground down. People within the game still don’t understand how destructive takeout is."

Read more if interested here : http://blog.horseplayersassociation.org/2011/01/mike-maloney-interview.html

BillW
01-14-2011, 12:31 PM
Mike is being interviewed on Blinkers Off in a few minutes.

BillW
01-14-2011, 12:47 PM
Sorry about being so late in posting this.

beertapper
01-15-2011, 12:20 PM
i saw the interview replay this AM... excellent interview !

a great quote : "how can racing be a grade 1 gambling game when it has a bush league tote system" ..