There are some chnages for bettors this weekend at Cal Expo. First of all, the Twinspires.com promotion which has been conducted on Saturdays, moves to Friday night starting this Friday, February 24. Starting February, any late Pick 4 winning tickets purchased at Cal Expo itself or through Twinspires.com will have a 0% takeout (all others will have a 15% takeout). In addition, the guarantee for the late Pick 4 has been increased to $15,000 with the late Pick 4 being televised on TVG.
As a result of this change, Saturday night's late Pick 4 will revert back to a 15% takeout, but will also have its guarantee raised to $15,000 as well. So those gamblers looking for a good deal will need to look at Cal Expo on Friday and Saturday nights.
There is some good news regarding the potential change of operators as there has been some interest from multiple parties in taking over the Cal Expo meet. As you recall, the Cal Expo Fair Board will no longer operate the meet after this winter-spring meet, so hopefully racing will continue after the California State Fair.
For horsemen/horsewomen considering moving out to California, Cal Expo is offering reimbursement for shipping costs to get qualifying horses out to California. For those who may be interested in this offer, more information may be obtained by clicking on this link.