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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Short Fields vs Competitive Races

Yesterday in HRU, there was an article where Jeff Gural suggested he may consider going 'dark' in the month of June next year due to the inability to put together full fields which are essential to becoming profitable.  Of course, with the shortage of horses nation-wide, many tracks face similar problems.

HANA Harness is conducting a one question survey asking horseplayers a simple question.  Would you prefer your favorite track to continue carding their typical races with short fields or would you rather see them card lower class horses (for example the bottom class became $4,000 claimers instead of $8,000 claimers) in order to card full, competitive races?

What do you think?  You may take the survey on Facebook by going to HANA Harness's page.  While going to the HANA Harness' Facebook page, while not 'Like' it?  HANA Harness is a sub-group of the Horseplayers Association of North America, dedicated to those horseplayers who have an interest in harness racing.  In addition an occasional survey like this one, HANA Harness' page will post links to articles of specific interest to the harness horseplayer.

Not on Facebook?  No problem, you may still participate in taking the survey by going directly to the survey here.  Either way, let your voice be heard.

If you recall, I was boycotting handicapping the races at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs due to the outrageous rake they have on their wagers (ranging from 20% to 35%).  If you are looking for a recap of last night's eliminations from Pocono, Harness Racing Update has a recap of the races including links to race replays in today's edition.

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