Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

We at HANA would like to wish each and every one of you a VERY happy Thanksgiving Holiday.

By now, most of you have probably been inundated with a Thanksgiving holiday tradition that doesn't have anything to do with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, football, or spending time with family and friends…

Those day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) holiday deals. It seems every store on the planet is having a sale.

In keeping with that particular Thanksgiving Holiday theme, for those of you heading to a track, OTB, or ADW on Black Friday (or sometime in the near future) - We thought it might be nice to mention where the best deals are.

Charles Town deserves to be mentioned first. They announced that takeout for trifectas, superfectas, pick threes, and pick fours was lowered from 25% to 22% effective Sept. 17. The drop of three percentage points reflects an overall takeout reduction of 12% for the four bets.

For their fall 2011 meet, Hawthorne announced a reduced takeout pick 5 at 14%. Hawthorne also announced lowering of the Place Pick 9, Pick 6, and High 5 takeout to 20% from 25% and reduced the minimum wager on the pick 6 to $1.

At the start of their 2011 meet, Calder introduced a pick 5 wager at on 12.0% (the lowest pick 5 takeout of any major thoroughbred track.) Calder GM John Marshall campaigned without success for further takeout reductions as he was met with resistance from Florida horsemen.

Tampa Bay Downs announced for the start of their 2011-2012 meet, they are reducing takeout on WPS wagers to 17.0% from 17.5%. They also announced they are implementing a new pick 5 wager at 15.0% takeout (to replace their pick 6 which was at 18% last year.) Also, last year, for the start of their 2010-2011 meet, Tampa Bay Downs announced they were reducing pick 3, pick 4, and pick 6 takeout to 18.0% from 19.0%. (Opening day is Saturday Dec 03, 2011.)

The best deals on Exactas right now?
Aqueduct… 18.50%
Churchill… 19.00%
Charles Town... 19.00%
Mountaineer... 19.00%

The worst deal on Exactas right now?
California… 22.68%

The best deal on Trifectas right now?
Churchill... 19.00%

The worst deal on Trifectas right now?
Penn National... 31.00%
Parx Racing... 30.00%
No that's not a misprint.

The worst deal on Win Place Show right now?
Turf Paradise… 20.75%

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,

from HANA


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