"The TOC at first argued against the popular pick five, claiming it would not fly. Santa Anita wanted to institute it, but management was rebuffed. Finally, Hollywood Park was allowed to offer a pick five that carries an attractive 14 percent takeout, and the fans ate it up."After hearing reports from HANA members who attended yesterday's meeting, it seems little has changed in the way of the TOC thinking, when looked at from a customer (i.e. the people who pay for most of the purses) perspective.
Let's start with rescinding that terrible idea to raise the takeout at a time when fans were staying away from the game to begin with. It just gave them further reason to turn their backs on the sport.
Sort of like a store with a $35 pair of jeans that's been sitting on the shelf for two years and raising the price to $44.50.
Makes no sense at all. "
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