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Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-08-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,964
Posted By Mason
This comment doesn't surprise me! Why does this...

This comment doesn't surprise me! Why does this industry hide things constantly? I am glad this board and others on social media have made it clear the ongoing issues to the wagering public and not...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-17-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mason
Until the governor, Tom Wolf, gives as posted...

Until the governor, Tom Wolf, gives as posted below, all PA tracks stay closed

"Green"

"The green phase eases most remaining restrictions to allow the economy to reopen while continuing to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-17-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,879
Posted By Mason
Here are the handle figures for May 16 ...

Here are the handle figures for May 16

Churchill:
Handle - $14,288,161
Purses - $466,300
Horses ran - 117

Santa Anita:
Handle - $14,219,186
Purses - $627,000
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-05-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mason
I wouldn't bother with trying to get started...

I wouldn't bother with trying to get started playing FL greyhound racing as the few remaining tracks close Dec. 31 & after that you will have Wheeling, Tri-State (Mardi Gras) and Dubuque Iowa left....
Forum: Off-Site Handicapping Contests 05-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,599
Posted By Mason
UK has seen 90% of their dog tracks closed since...

UK has seen 90% of their dog tracks closed since the mid-40s. The few ADW's that do permit wagering in the USA do not co-mingle the pools into the UK which is silly. Ireland has 18 tracks with the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-29-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mason
Thanks Ted

Revised math based on Ted's numbers:

QU pool is $5,479,646 after 17.5% takeout

So if Overkill played a $2,600 ticket (or 2,000 straight tickets) and hit it, the return for each $1.30 ticket...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-29-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mason
In response to Overkill

There have been some wonderful answers given so far, but I will answer what you have posted directly.

aa) I would think the best races, such as a Group 1, would have the biggest pools. You can...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 04-28-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By Mason
The Hoosier Park 9/27/12 incident comes to mind...

The Hoosier Park 9/27/12 incident comes to mind and it wasn't pretty. No one on the track crew including outriders did their jobs right that night.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-27-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,269
Posted By Mason
The majority of public handicappers aren't good...

The majority of public handicappers aren't good at all. Could be on a network, could be at the track, could be on their twitter feed, they just cannot provide consistent reliable results for the fans...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-27-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mason
You will never see a diminished return playing HK...

You will never see a diminished return playing HK racing for the Quinella or Trifecta pools, no matter how much you bet. Why? The pools are too massive every race day.

A) We shall use this race...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-25-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mason
A) Most ADW's will permit the lowest amount...

A) Most ADW's will permit the lowest amount superfecta. A minimum .13 bet here would get you 1/10th of the HK posted payout

The example is a little far fetched, but I understand it. The simple...
Forum: Harness Racing 04-24-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Poll: Factor poll
Views: 6,031
Posted By Mason
Exactly why harness racing will never see another...

Exactly why harness racing will never see another penny of my money.
Forum: Off-Site Handicapping Contests 04-24-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,599
Posted By Mason
I wouldn't even bother trying to support this...

I wouldn't even bother trying to support this sport when it is dying off.

The only tracks left when 2021 starts will be the following:

Iowa Greyhounds (Mid May to Early Nov)
Caliente in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-24-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Mason
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/Division.asp?toTyp...

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/Division.asp?toType=&DivID=250&Sort=ID

I don't have the answer, so maybe the rules link will help.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-23-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mason
1) The USA market offers wagers at $1.30 on most...

1) The USA market offers wagers at $1.30 on most ADW sites to match the HK pools (exchange rate) which is a $10 bet over there. So a quiniela paying $30 means the bet would have cost you $2.60 in the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-22-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,138
Posted By Mason
1. Assiniboia does that after each leg of the...

1. Assiniboia does that after each leg of the pick 4. All tote providers run reports after each race. It is up to the TV department to actually type the data into their software. Sadly most tracks...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-22-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,454
Posted By Mason
The smaller - middle tracks usually get 3 - 6 %...

The smaller - middle tracks usually get 3 - 6 % of handle (not the full takeout rate) from outside betting sources, based on the negotiated rates between the host track and the outlet taking their...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,134
Posted By Mason
When you run cheap claimers at any track, it is...

When you run cheap claimers at any track, it is always a grab bag of mixed results everytime. Fonner this season has been very consistent when running at the allowance or minor stakes level.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-21-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,579
Posted By Mason
My instant mute announcer list, in order, based...

My instant mute announcer list, in order, based on either inaccuracy, voice quality, not impartial due to their betting habits, screaming incoherently, or just can't follow the field/race flow...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-18-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Mason
Unhappy NPR reporting another SA horse death

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/16/836357375/another-horse-dies-at-santa-anita-race-track-the-11th-since-late-december
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-17-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By Mason
Mind boggling payouts for 4/17/20

Oaklawn
Pick 5: $42,588

Gulfstream
Pick 5: $20,530
Pick 6: $111,284

Tampa
Pick 4: $37,749
Pick 5: $79,835
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-16-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,850
Posted By Mason
Based on the rules written by Remington Park, the...

Based on the rules written by Remington Park, the guy did in fact have the only unique ticket https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Jeff-Arthur-P6.jpeg so I agree, he...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-16-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,955
Posted By Mason
That's because WRD isn't a member track of the...

That's because WRD isn't a member track of the TRPB

http://www.trpb.com/members.html

Wagering security TRPB link

http://www.trpb.com/tss.html

All 3 tote providers and their watch dogs...
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