Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Target: Tampa Bay Downs

After the initial success of the Pool Party at Will Rogers, the crew has decided that Tampa Bay Downs will be the next target. Tampa Bay Downs helps us in two ways. 1) We listened to many of you who said you could not play Will Rogers. Tampa is available everywhere. 2) Tampa is a highly rated HANA track (click here for the rating) who is showing a ton of respect for the horseplayer. It is a win-win.

The race to hit will be a pool - The Pick 3. Our resident handicappers, and members (please give us your input when the entries come out) will decide on a pick 3, somewhere near the middle of the card. With the pool-juice, the race should provide excellent horseplayer value.

We will have many of the same tools up for this race, and we will keep you informed every step of the way.

On the weekly HANA call tonight, the board, Ross, Mike and the rest were completely floored at the participation at WRD. We had small players, big players, harness players, new players and old players, all betting into the WRD pools. We can not thank you enough and we hope you join us this week again. Let's go.

If you have not signed up for HANA please do at this link. It's free and you will not only be helping horseplayers, but the sport of racing.

We can't say thank you enough to everyone who has lent their support, including, Craig at Trackmaster, HTR Software,, Cary at Equiform, and bloggers like Greenbutgame (she started calling it a Pool Party!), Railbird, Cangamble, Chalk Eating Weasel, Scott Ferguson and Turfluck. I know we're forgetting someone or two, so apologies. Thanks to everyone.


Anonymous said...

Very good chance the pick 3 that you select to play will have 6 1/2 or 7f race in it. Your view of the start will be blocked by clump of small trees. If you find this annoying please contact Tampa Bay and voice your displeasure. There should be no reason an additional camera couldn't be located somewhere to give one a decent view of the start.

Anonymous said...

I play Tampa so I am looking forward to supporting this and playing into a big pick 3 pool!

Alex said...

Tampa is my home track and generally provides big fields and excellent wagering opportunities.Pick 3's and 4's are my favorite.
When creating your tickets it is hard to dismiss anything ridden by Danny Centeno or Rosemary Homiester, Jr. Ness is not scared to drop horses for a win and Ziadie sends live ones to the track. Mike Straight is an apprentice jock with a promising future. This is one bug not to fear.

J-PA said...

As a PA resident shut out of WRD last week I embrace the opportunity to participate at TBD next week. Love the multi-race idea as well. Let's do this up right gang.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to dend out the emails again---I almost shit I thought I missed it.

My Attendence here coincides with my health---But I will Play on my deathbed----Please do not take for granted you think everybody heard it or read it,