Thursday, May 22, 2014

Churchill Downs Lost Handle Story Hits the Mainstream Press

The #boycottCDI group - that would be horseplayers like you - were recognized by the mainstream press.

Frank Angst, writing at, interviewed Jeff Platt and the KHBPA's Marty Maline about CDI's handle numbers this meet. As you blog followers know, Churchill Downs handle is off over 25% on non-Derby days this meet, and $19 million, including the Derby. Arlington Park has had a poor start as well.

This despite tracks like Belmont - who have been getting hurt badly (worse than Churchill) in field size holding their own. Several other tracks, like Woodbine, Pimlico, Santa Anita are up handle in the month of May.

Give the story a read and comment there if you wish. There are currently 37 comments from horseplayers just like you.

1 comment:

ebcorde said...

I recently looked at your list of tracks and they grade issued, except for Fort Erie you give out A's to the worst possible tracks to play!
The takeout is low for a reason, no one bets there, and we all know why.
yes, if the takeout is about 17% or higher it's awfully high, but no way I'm betting MNR, SH because you gave it a A.

Secondly why don't you post an article on how bets are processed at the central facility, most notably win, doubles, Pick 3-6. In this age , when we have companies such as Target getting hacked, I wonder if there are any flaws that could result in Late Posting.