On September 17, 2008 the Horseplayers Association of North America was incorporated. As most know, borne slowly but surely in the summer of 2008 in the "war room" at Paceadvantage.com, with an hodge-podge of racing enthusiasts and bettors, the incorporation and structure was the first step in trying to get some organization to the group.
We would like to thank everyone who helped over the past year. They are far too numerous to mention. And to everyone who signed up and took a shot at a fledgling organization like HANA, our sincere thanks.
To racing itself we do owe some thanks - thanks for having an open mind with us. After a short feeling out period, racing executives, marketing people, racing media and many of the various organizations have dialogued, listened and invited us to participate in the sport, as an entity.
Over the next year we hope to participate more and more, with more and more members, to help move the racing game forward in a positive proactive way.
Thanks again to everyone who helped, gave us a chance, and continue to support HANA.
The HANA board
PS: Over the summer we have been working on several things on behalf of the horseplayer. We hope to have some news on those soon. In addition, our first ever member survey will hopefully be ready for prime time in the coming weeks. We want to hear from the cross section of HANA members so that we can plan what issues to tackle next, so we sincerely hope you participate!