Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Press Release: Meadow & Mordin Join HANA Advisory Board



(Charlottesville, Virginia November 12, 2008): The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) is pleased to announce that horseplayers Barry Meadow and Nick Mordin have joined HANA in an advisory board role. The HANA Advisory board is currently made up of Cary Fotias and Dr. William Ziemba. The advisory board oversees HANA’s general goals and planks, and provides feedback and direction to its management team.

It has been a centerpiece of HANA that our members should ideally be horseplayers - the lifeblood of the sports revenue - and Barry Meadow fits the bill. Barry has been a horseplayer, author and gambler for well over 30 years. His book “Money Secrets at the Racetrack” is considered a racing bible for money management. His work in harness racing with “Professional Harness Betting” is widely considered the most comprehensive look at that sport. In addition to being an every day player, Barry writes a column on betting for American Turf Monthly and has had his work published in Sports Illustrated. Barry is also a proponent in reaching a new audience via alternative betting outlets like betting exchanges. Barry’s work can be seen at

Also a player first is Nick Mordin. He is the international racing correspondent to The Racing Post Weekender. His articles also appear in racing publications around the world. He has appeared on radio and TV and produced a documentary on betting for Channel 4 in England. Nick has written four books on the subject of horseracing. One of them, "Betting for a Living", is the best selling book ever on handicapping and betting in the U.K. His greatest acclaim comes from his research into Racing Systems. He can fairly be said to have altered the way horse races are analyzed in Great Britain. His speed ratings and analyses of Grade 1 and Group 1 races can be found at

HANA is very happy to welcome aboard two more horseplayers who live and breathe racing. They will be a tremendous asset to the ever-growing HANA membership.

For a web copy of this release please click here:

The Horseplayers Association of North America is a grassroots group of horseplayers, not affiliated with any organization, who are not pleased with the direction the game has taken. HANA believes that both tracks and horseman groups have become bogged down with industry infighting and have completely forgotten something: The importance of the customer. HANA hopes, through proactive change on several key issues (including but not limited to), open signal access, lower effective takeouts, affordable data and customer appreciation, the industry’s handle losses can be reversed. HANA is currently made up of well over 300 horseplayers (both harness and thoroughbred) from almost all states and Canadian provinces. It currently represents almost $25,000,000 of racing handle.

Our web address is and interested horseplayers can sign up there for free. We are horseplayers, just like you and we are trying to make a difference. We need and appreciate your support.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two very sharp players. Cool.