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The Skeptic
09-16-2012, 02:04 PM
What ever happened to Horseplayer Magazine?

It was a great magazine, glossy, high quality....website no longer working.

Is it no longer around?

Sorry, but I was cleaning out my closet and wanted to renew it and can't find anything online really about it.

Oh, and here are my past issues for sale on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140846611038?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Auction closes tonight...

Tom
09-16-2012, 06:12 PM
Magazine is still around.
Typically late, usually thin.
Nowhere near the promise it showed when it came out.
Probably 25% is devoted to horse players. The big names no long write article for them.

The website has been down forever. I suspect they are trying to win enough money at the track to hire someone to start it for them! :rolleyes: :D

The occasional good article makes me keep it, but I know I am paying far too much for the product.

Dave Schwartz
12-01-2012, 01:26 AM
Without a website, how do they get new subscribers?

Overlay
12-01-2012, 08:56 AM
Without a website, how do they get new subscribers?
Probably the old-fashioned way, with a subscription post-card in each issue

Dave Schwartz
12-01-2012, 11:56 AM
That wouldn't be NEW subscribers, then, would it?

chazz
12-01-2012, 01:02 PM
If anybody is interested, there is a digital Horse Racing Magazine on line.


www.issuu.com/stridemagonline (http://www.issuu.com/stridemagonline)

Overlay
12-01-2012, 01:12 PM
That wouldn't be NEW subscribers, then, would it?
I understand your point, but I believe that I've seen the magazine in various retail venues from time to time. I wouldn't think that it distributes exclusively by subscription, does it?

Overlay
12-01-2012, 01:22 PM
As an added thought, the magazine might run ads in various racing-related periodicals that would include a toll-free number or an order form that one could use to subscribe. (However, I wouldn't know whether the magazine does that or not.)

Dave Schwartz
12-01-2012, 03:13 PM
I wasn't aware there was a number to call.

My marketing friends call this the "sales prevention" approach.

:lol:

Overlay
12-01-2012, 05:05 PM
I wasn't aware there was a number to call.

My marketing friends call this the "sales prevention" approach.

:lol:
"Sales prevention" would be if the number weren't toll-free, wouldn't it? :)

Dave Schwartz
12-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Well, I don't know because I can't seem to find one. LOL

Tom
05-25-2013, 07:35 PM
*bump*

Anyone heard anything from HP magazine?
I think the last time I got one was the BC.
The web site is still down.

I want my magazines or a refund.
Anyone else being stiffed?
I am going to file a complaint with the State Attorney General.
Suggest anyone do the dame...maybe some will go to the paddock and hand the jerk a summons.

MightBeSosa
05-25-2013, 07:44 PM
All horseplayer magazines die broke.

Except for American Turf, which for some reason is eternal
http://www.thetimecapsule.com/folders/Joe%2096/4.7.111.jpg

McCarron
05-26-2013, 10:24 AM
I've written for HP Magazine 6-7 times over the years. Over the past few years I've had a real hard time getting paid. The website is down because the webmaster wasn't getting paid either. It's a shame as it had promise...

wiffleball whizz
05-26-2013, 11:26 AM
Foxwoods gives out American turf for free...

Me and my friend are seniors in high school or a year afterwards I pick up a copy of American turf And they had horses to watch and best bets....well one night I got the magazine and to be honest im not sure who paid for the magazine but 6 MTP at penn national there was a best bet at 5/2....had $60 to my name and bet $30 win.....horse was nowheresville lousiana

Robert Goren
05-26-2013, 11:48 AM
When they figured out you had bet half of your life saving on the horse, they stiffed.

rrpic6
05-26-2013, 01:14 PM
*bump*

Anyone heard anything from HP magazine?
I think the last time I got one was the BC.
The web site is still down.

I want my magazines or a refund.
Anyone else being stiffed?
I am going to file a complaint with the State Attorney General.
Suggest anyone do the dame...maybe some will go to the paddock and hand the jerk a summons.

I know I wrote this before (so many HorsePlayer Mag threads). I got stiffed a very long time ago, almost ten years. I was able to actually talk to someone there via telephone. Some smartass woman told me that the Mailman probably stole my magazine. I told her I was a Mailman and that was truly ignorant. I asked to speak with Tom Quigley and she said he's too busy to talk to me. I did e-mail and write to Quigley many times, with no response. I do like the Paddock idea!

RR

wiffleball whizz
05-26-2013, 05:45 PM
[QUOTE=Robert Goren]When they figured out you had bet half of your life saving on the horse, they stiffed

HAHAHAHAHAHA