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Old 01-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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DRF increases PP's subscription price by 20%

DAILY RACING FORM using the scorched-earth policy, sales must have been down 15% last year, so they raise prices by 20%!
DRF increased the cost of their 60-Card Annual Plan
from $99.95 to $119.95?
i Can't believe they're Gonna Make me switch PPs after 30years!
http://www.drf.com/store/classic-past-performances%20
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Nothing like a price increase to spur sales!
I gave up DRF PPs a long time ago.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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I am about ready to change to Bris. I'm tired of paying $150/month for my PP subscription.

If I pull past performances prior to raceday on Bris/Twinspires will I still get credit/not charged for those if I make the required wager on raceday, or does it apply the day you pulled the PPs?
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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Iam ready also to give up on the Form i know the old adage is you need to spend money to make money but i play mulitple tracks im still old school i need the paper version but here at Prm it is 14 Bucks on a Saturday for east and west coast forms.What i do not understand is why is it so Expensive on the net.3.50 for 3 tracks and u are using ur own paper and printer.2 50 per card on Xpressbet.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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You only need to wager at least $2 on the race date/track that you download PPs for.

If I download PP's for Jan 19th Santa Anita card....just need to wager on the SA card on Jan 19th...

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I am about ready to change to Bris. I'm tired of paying $150/month for my PP subscription.

If I pull past performances prior to raceday on Bris/Twinspires will I still get credit/not charged for those if I make the required wager on raceday, or does it apply the day you pulled the PPs?
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #7
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As stated in the past Download the Data single comma past performance from Bris and use with the free downloadable PP Generator and you now have a excellent Past performance to read or handicap if you so choose to use the options all this for $1.
Unbeatable price as i play one track per day mostly.

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Old 01-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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You only need to wager at least $2 on the race date/track that you download PPs for.

Incorrect. You just need to wager 10 cents (a random super will do) to get each race card.(Ultimate PP's not data files). I do it all the time and have had no problems with my account.However they do discount the $1 data files to 80 cents each if you wager around $300 a month.

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Old 01-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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For an occasional/casual player, BRIS is much more reasonably priced and their PDF offerings are as good as DRF's.

As a Mac-only guy, Formulator is almost my only good web-based option. Fortunately it is a quality product-- pricing notwithstanding. I'm hoping that file exporting, card customization, and auto-scratching functionalities are about to be introduced in order to compensate for the significant price hike.

One thing I'd like to point out to DRF: as tracks continue to reduce their racing dates, the number of cards offered by the "unlimited" monthly/quarterly/annual plans is reduced. So DRF is steadily delivering less product to its unlimited customers than in previous years, yet charging quite a lot more.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #10
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i Can't believe they're Gonna Make me switch PPs after 30years!
They made me switch in the early Ď90ís.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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There is just too much info on Formulator to make me want to switch. Just a click away from race replays and on the charts have links to the pp's of all runners. Not to mention any kind of trainer data you could want. Last time I saw BRIS the speed and pace figures were horrible.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
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i think that's cheap, they should charge more like everything else in horseracing.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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i think that's cheap, they should charge more like everything else in horseracing.
I was at Otb in November and the machine charged me $3.50 for print sheet of Drf for one track Ouch.

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #14
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move to Nevada you can look at the DRF for free at just about any casino lol
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #15
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DAILY RACING FORM using the scorched-earth policy, sales must have been down 15% last year, so they raise prices by 20%!
DRF increased the cost of their 60-Card Annual Plan
from $99.95 to $119.95?
i Can't believe they're Gonna Make me switch PPs after 30years!
http://www.drf.com/store/classic-past-performances%20
For the monthly unlimited plan, theyíve likewise instituted a 20% price hike from $100 to $120. I bet thru Twinspires and so would like to switch to the free BRIS, but their PPís are so visually cluttered it hurts my eyes.

Iím fond of Formulatorís ability to only print 6 running lines (when you look deeper than six races, my thought is youíre looking at some other horse). If I could get BRIS to do that, and drop all those pace numbers to give me some white space, Iíd give DRF the boot. I donít know if BRISís Generator software would do that, but Iíve been told that Generator wonít run on Apple.
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