- Better horses draw outside - Typically done in handicaps or when races are combined. If a regular handicap, the racing secretary puts the better horses further out on the gate.
- Draw the second tier - A different concept. What about putting the better horses behind the lower class horses; give them a somewhat of a disadvantage of having to clear more horses by racing from behind at the start.
- Race a specified distance behind - Admittedly typically used in standing starts. What if we could start a horse 20 yards behind his weaker opposition.
With all the cold weather and snow we have been getting, I found an article on ice racing up at Saranac Lake, NY. Wouldn't if be great if we could resume this tradition, even if just a promotional activity?