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05-24-2011, 03:27 PM

Horseplayers Have Chosen the Pick 4 Races, Advance Deposit Wagering Companies Climb Aboard With New Rewards for the Western Fair $300,000 Molson Pace Pick 4 “Pool Party”


(May 24th, 2011, Charlottesville, VA) - The Horseplayers Association of North America’s Harness Racing division “HANA Harness” has organized it’s very first “Pool Party” for the Western Fair pick 4 on Friday, at that tracks’ signature event, the $300,000 Molson Pace. We are happy to announce the races that were chosen by you – the horseplayer – for the pick 4 sequence are finalized. As well, several Adw’s have jumped on board offering you brand new rewards for the big evening.

“Pool Parties” were first introduced in 2009 where horseplayers gather to bet a specific pool on a specific day or evening to show support for a racetrack who is being customer friendly in myriad ways. Western Fair Raceway has been customer friendly of late, with free programs, a reduction in takeout on their pick 4 of 15%, and guaranteeing pools.

The races which will make up the pick 4 which were chosen by horseplayers via an online survey were as follows: The $300,000 Molson Pace, the $25,000 Molson Pace Consolation/Invitational, a Preferred Pace, and the $130,000 OSS Gold Filly Pace (35%).

We are also pleased to announce several ADWs will be offering brand new rewards for the card, lowering bettors’ effective takeout appreciably. Ibetharness.com, Horseplayersbet.com, and Americasadw.com have shown support for the Pool Party with rewards on the whole evening of racing, as well as signup bonuses. Horseplayer Interactive, Woodbine’s online wagering arm, has also instituted a new bonus for the card: 10X reward points on trifectas (triactors). Please visit these Adw’s directly for their deals, residency requirements and full betting menus. If there are any other Adw's who would like to offer their customers added rewards for the evening, please email HANA and we will be happy to inform bettors.

The card will also be simulcast as a part of the Meadowlands race card on Friday, and is being carried by all major ADWs in Canada and the US.

On the HANA Blog this week, we will be posting the program pages for free, analysis from a proprietary software program, a professional harness horseplayer ‘s picks, and a link to “Whatwins”, a pay site for harness picks that uses artificial intelligence which is giving out the card for free. Please watch for that this coming Friday.

To keep informed, or to get involved, please join HANA Harness at http://www.horsplayersassociation.org (http://www.horsplayersassociation.org/). Please specify “harness racing” when you sign up.

Please join us on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Horseplayers-Association-of-North-America/44663680571
and Twitter here: http://twitter.com/HANAHarness

Email us anytime at info@hanaweb.org

The Horseplayers Association of North America is a grassroots group of horseplayers, not affiliated with any organization, who are not pleased with the direction the game has taken. HANA believes that both tracks and horseman groups have become bogged down with industry infighting and have completely forgotten something: The importance of the customer. HANA hopes, through proactive change on several key issues (including but not limited to), open signal access, lower effective takeouts, wagering integrity, affordable data and customer appreciation, the industry’s handle losses can be reversed. HANA is currently made up of approximately 2000 horseplayers (both harness and thoroughbred) from almost all states and Canadian provinces. It currently represents over $80,000,000 of yearly racing handle.

Our web address is http://www.horseplayersassociation.org and interested horseplayers can sign up there for free. We are horseplayers, just like you and we are trying to make a difference. We need, appreciate, and ask humbly for your support.

Ian Meyers
05-24-2011, 09:33 PM
For all HANA members (or anyone else that wants to participate in the Pool Party) :) :

We are offering an 8% rebate on the Western Pick 4, not just for the pool party but for the entire meet making it a net 7% wager. One of the best values in racing.

We have every major (and nearly every minor) harness track and would love to have you join us. send me an email or a PM and mention HANA and we'll give our bet $50 get $50 /platinum rate offer (even though we've filled our quota on those). Sign up now at www.americasadw.com.

As a 360 day a year horseplayer, many thanks to Dean, Jeff and everyone at HANA who do a great job representing our interests.

05-27-2011, 10:55 PM
Final pool was $9.8k.

05-28-2011, 10:36 AM
Thanks to everyone for playing a few dollars. This track rarely has pick 4 pools of any size (last year Molson Pace night they did ~$3000 in the pick 4 pool), so to over triple that pool size, you obviously made a difference.

Thanks to Ray, ITP, Dave at Whatwins the ADWs and Western Fair for their offers, picks & time!!!