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View Poll Results: What Caused the Handle to Drop on Opening Day at Santa Anita?
The Unofficial Boycott Was the Primary Reason for the decline in handle. 34 47.22%
The Weather was the reason. 18 25.00%
The uncertainty of the new surfaces was the reason. 20 27.78%
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:01 PM   #136
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1. Shorter fields due to
a. fewer owners in California willing to pay escalating Day costs.
b. Many ex California based Jocks have reestablished themselves in the
Midwest and East.
c. fewer Midwestern and Eastern trainers not willing to pay rising shipping
costs.

2. Handicappers have found other playable dirt tracks.
a. due to the implementation of artificial surfaces in California.
b. due to availability of Advanced wagering on line.
c. due to raising the take out.
d. due to players boycott.

It's about time the customer ignores those who have ignored them. This should be a warning to all track management everywhere.
best answer I have seen yet. spot on IMHO
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:05 PM   #137
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I posted this elsewhere but it bears repeating:

I would like to take this opportunity to express support for the fellow horse racing customers who have "already started" the California Racing boycott.

The goal should be to rescind the takeout.

And should California racing lower the takeout rates further, I will (and you should too) call your neighbors and wake the kids to support what is long overdue in horse racing....reductions towards the optimal takeout rates for each wagering pool and maximizing the purses from that point on.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:40 PM   #138
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:50 PM   #139
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I posted this elsewhere but it bears repeating:

I would like to take this opportunity to express support for the fellow horse racing customers who have "already started" the California Racing boycott.

The goal should be to rescind the takeout.

And should California racing lower the takeout rates further, I will (and you should too) call your neighbors and wake the kids to support what is long overdue in horse racing....reductions towards the optimal takeout rates for each wagering pool and maximizing the purses from that point on.
Well said. I know it is unlikely, but if Cali should wake up and rescind their takeout increases, we as horseplayers must jump back in with both fists (well, at least one). It would be a nightmare if they lowered the takeout, and instead of supporting them, horseplayers complained about it not being enough, or found something else to whine about.

I know it's probably a pipe dream that the rates will be lowered, but if they are, let's smile and play!
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