Handle Update on the Playersboycott.org site:
DOWN $4.97 Million (-14.61%)
The first three days of the Keeneland Fall 2017 meet are in the books:
Even though we're off to a decent enough start and Sunday saw them down 30%, I fully expect them to use "It had nothing to do with the boycott" and "the weather" and "field size was down" as excuses.
So let's keep to the task at hand and remember what we're boycotting for.
We're boycotting because we're trying to send a clear message.
We're boycotting because other tracks are waiting to see what happens and we want them to think twice before having takeout increases of their own.
Between now and Wednesday, I'm asking each of you to take it upon yourselves to reach out to other horseplayers.
Tell them about the boycott.
Ask them to join us.
Together we can convince Keeneland to reverse their decision.
--Jeff Platt, HANA President