Thursday, April 21, 2016

Press Release: Kentucky Downs Tops the 8th Annual Horseplayers Association of North America Racetrack Rankings

(Charlottesville, VA, April 21, 2016): Kentucky Downs, the Franklin, Kentucky racetrack that races a short, all-turf meet, has topped the 2016 HANA Racetrack Rankings for the second consecutive year.
The rankings are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study. Key factors including takeout rate, field size, wager variety, pool size, and signal distribution are analyzed track by track and weighted to produce a final composite score.
"With low takeout and a field size of over ten horses per race, Kentucky Downs continues to excite customers," said HANA President Jeff Platt. “Despite an abbreviated meet, the ratings algorithm does not discriminate when it comes to betting value; Kentucky Downs has it and horseplayers responded with another year of record handles.”
“Kentucky Downs is honored to be named HANA’s number one track for the second year in a row. It is a testament to the hard work that our team puts into providing the horseplayer with the best value possible. We are especially appreciative of HANA’s efforts to represent the best interests of horseplayers and look forward to working with them for years to come,” said Kentucky Downs President Corey Johnsen.

Keeneland, with their 16% straight and 19% exotic takeout menu was second. Perennial horseplayer favorite Saratoga rounded out the top three.
Canterbury Park, which announced a massive takeout decrease just this week, vaulted up to sixth in the rankings. Suffolk Downs, with their 15% across the board takeout menu, also moved up appreciably.
For a list of all tracks rated one through sixty two, full ratings coverage including statistics, analysis, and track executive and insider interviews, please visit a special 'Industry Issue' of Horseplayer Monthly, our free e-magazine at this link.

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 The Horseplayers Association of North America is a 3,000 strong grassroots group of horseplayers who are not affiliated with any industry organization. HANA hopes, through proactive change on several key issues (including but not limited to), open signal access, lower effective takeouts, affordable data and customer appreciation, the industry’s handle losses can be reversed. Joining HANA is free. 

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