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Forum: Harness Racing 02-26-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By DeanT
Anecdotally "I'm not betting that horse at 2-1...

Anecdotally "I'm not betting that horse at 2-1 from out there!" we hear often. This makes sense to me. Great stats Ray.
Forum: Harness Racing 02-26-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By DeanT
That looks like about 33% win percentage Ray? ...

That looks like about 33% win percentage Ray?

What's standard W% for odds on? I think all chalk is about 40% overall, right?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-08-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,149
Posted By DeanT
Congrats to the team at KD on their $10 million...

Congrats to the team at KD on their $10 million handle day. Very impressive.
Forum: Off Topic - General 09-08-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,659
Posted By DeanT
So sorry to read this. May a good guy rest in...

So sorry to read this. May a good guy rest in peace.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-20-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By DeanT
I think every one since inception is here Tom. ...

I think every one since inception is here Tom.

http://www.horseplayersassociation.org/archive.html
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By DeanT
Great job Greg. Meadow's stuff was good,...

Great job Greg.

Meadow's stuff was good, the stats were detailed. And David Aragona, Mike, CJ and Paul Matties were like they usually are. Really good read.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-29-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,971
Posted By DeanT
I have a feeling this is the way it may go. ...

I have a feeling this is the way it may go.

When slots entered a racetrack, horse betting handle was off about 15%. That's maybe your casual player moving over, not as much what you guys did. But...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-26-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,971
Posted By DeanT
I think that's true. On the flipside, we...

I think that's true.

On the flipside, we all probably know players who left the track to, say, play poker, or sports bet a bit.

If it's legal, do any of these folks come back to the track to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-26-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,971
Posted By DeanT
Sports Betting at Tracks - How Would it Affect You?

Here's an article on the (perhaps) soon to be offered sports betting at tracks (or perhaps alongside racing in an ADW):
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-26-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By DeanT
Nice Job Greg. Good stable of writers you...

Nice Job Greg. Good stable of writers you assembled this month. CJ excluded!

(kidding, dude :))
Forum: Harness Racing 11-24-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By DeanT
I remember that too. I wondered why it died, but...

I remember that too. I wondered why it died, but I assume it was because of complaints from factions, rather than data, because as the Meadows shows it seems it has some worth.
Forum: Harness Racing 11-24-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By DeanT
Part II. Thanks for everyone's help! ...

Part II. Thanks for everyone's help!

http://www.harnessracingupdate.com/2017/11/23/brush-crush-can-half-mile-tracks-create-better-product/
Forum: Harness Racing 11-21-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By DeanT
Thanks CJ. Thanks for this Bob. I'll...

Thanks CJ.

Thanks for this Bob. I'll reference you in Part II. That's super interesting.
Forum: Harness Racing 11-19-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By DeanT
I know I am probably in the minority, but when I...

I know I am probably in the minority, but when I used to go live five days a week, each of us throwing in $5 and deciding on horses for our show parlay is something I enjoyed. Great memories.
Forum: Harness Racing 11-19-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,233
Posted By DeanT
Half Mile Tracks and Early Speed

Wrote something on it with stats from Ray. Thanks again Ray.

http://www.harnessracingupdate.com/2017/11/19/brush-crush-deep-dive-half-mile-track-blues/
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-14-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By DeanT
Their takeout increase helped the big day, no...

Their takeout increase helped the big day, no doubt. And signal fees have increased revenue as well.

Of course - and this is not talked about much - when CDI raises their signal fee for their big...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-13-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By DeanT
It's amazing how much Churchill does in the one...

It's amazing how much Churchill does in the one week, versus the entire year on their handle.

From the numbers I have , last year they did about $260M Derby week, and $266 million the rest of the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-02-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By DeanT
You're everywhere this week - podcasts, TFUS...

You're everywhere this week - podcasts, TFUS commentary, HP Monthly.

The latter is obviously your proudest moment!
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-02-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,568
Posted By DeanT
I'm a little interested in Ultima D. Seems to...

I'm a little interested in Ultima D. Seems to have some talent, speed could be dangerous. Agree with you on most else there tho.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-02-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By DeanT
Nice work Greg. Good job getting all those...

Nice work Greg. Good job getting all those handicappers in the QA.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-30-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,261
Posted By DeanT
Ouch, the Elliston quotes in that article are...

Ouch, the Elliston quotes in that article are cringeworthy.

The place has done a complete 180 since Nick left. They deserve the brand hit they've taken with customers, imo.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-30-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,261
Posted By DeanT
I don't know anything more than you do Ronnie....

I don't know anything more than you do Ronnie. It's just maddening that some tracks do things like hike prices for some sort of short term revenue bump, then in five or ten years blame handle losses...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-30-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,261
Posted By DeanT
Bill Shanklin on his Business of Racing website...

Bill Shanklin on his Business of Racing website said before the meet if it fell more than 8.1% they'd lose money. I don't know where he got that figure.

Regardless, I hope we can get away from...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-30-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,261
Posted By DeanT
Finley goes to bat

Simple message in the Thoroughbred Daily News today. Your handle went down, your revenue likely went down, and what you tried didn't work, so reverse the decision.

...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-28-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,261
Posted By DeanT
Thanks to everyone who participated in the...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the boycott.

And thanks to Jeff for working so damn hard at it.

Dean
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