Mike Mayo has announced on the HTR Board that the first race to be tackled by horseplayers is at Will Rogers Downs next Tuesday, March 31st (for background please visit here). The race is to be announced, after the entries are available. Will Rogers Downs is offered on all major US based ADW's.
Wanted to let everyone know that our first race date for the group bet will be Tuesday, March 31 at Will Rogers Downs. The selected race will be announced late Saturday or early Sunday as soon as the entries are drawn. I will post it here and it will be posted on the HANA website.
We have selected this track because they currently only handle about 30K per race and we could have an immediate impact with them. After about two or three weeks we will evaluate our progress and move to a different track. They do have 10-12 horse fields in their thoroughbred races. We will select a full field non-maiden race for the first one.
Most all of the ADWs take WRD, especially on a Tuesday. I wanted to herhaps clear up a misconception about the way the race is to be bet. This is NOT a donation. Each person is to handicap and bet the race just as you would any other race in your normal routine betting. A wagering amount has been discussed and it was decided that a range of somewhere between $25-$75 would be optimal. However no one should feel obligated to bet outside of their comfort zone. A wager of any type and amount will be appreciated.
I appreciate everyone's comments and interest in this little project. Hopefully, given a little time, it will grow into something that can help us all as horseplayers.
In addition, HTR and Ken Massa are behind the project. They have posted some statistics on WRD for the bettors. Right now it looks like free past performances for the race will be offered; in addition more handicapping tools for the race in question will be announced.
Watch for further updates this weekend, if you would like to participate in this fun and worthwhile project spearheaded by grassroots horseplayers, looking for change.