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Tremendous card in Philly this saturday headed by Pa. Derby but handled
was only $534,000
WHITE WELFARE: The racetrack that succeeds will be nurtured by aid to a dependent industry provided by the state, such as slotracing. At a successful track, as dramatically as state funding increases, so will horse racing's political contributions, number of political consultants, and political hires. The horse owners, trainers and jockeys will wheel out of their parking lots with bigger cars from "Most Favored Industry" induced increases in purses. The little guy living on the backside of Arlington Park and the bettor on the frontside will be the ones pressed for more juice to pay their latest burden to the politicians
Many of the people at Parx were the more casual bettors, and the on-track handle total was completely misleading:
The total handle, including those at off-track and other in-state locations in Pennsylvania was barely under $5 Million.
Price And Probability
A method DOCUMENTED by the Internal Revenue Service!
Whichever it is, they have a pretty good business plan there, they are buying / expanding while many others are treading water or sinking.
534,000 is actually 3 times the norm.It is what it is.If you reallywant to get sick,look no further than the "new"Pennsylvania harness tracks like Harrahs Chester and Pocono.These tracks arent really new,just "reborn" with slot dollars. Some days they give out 300,000 in purses,yet have a on-track handle of around 20,000 dollars!And these tracks steal horses from the Meadowlands which can routinely do 3-4 milion in handle,offering a product people love.Ive personally profitted from racinos,but know fully well they are a huge detriment to the over all health of racing.
I was at ParX on Saturday for the PA Derby.
We arrived about 130pm and naturally were in the casino playing slots until 430pm.
The $300K sprint was going off at 435pm as we walked towards the racetrack building. We stayed for the final 3 races and it was a wonderful day. Nice size crowd, cool breeze kept the temps down.
I picked the winners in the Cotillion and PA Derby; race 12 my selection was 3rd. Wife was a little amazed at my handicapping abilities. Easy when you pick the shippers that are the favorite.
ParX probably had about 10,000 fans in attendance. Betting lines were about 4-6 deep; food lines were 2-3 deep. Wife took a picture of Pincay Jr. and the local weather girl as they left for the day.
Nice to see the old Keystone Racetrack get some life into the place once in a while.
After the races we went back to the casino.
It was real lively when it was Liberty Bell Park. I saw Susans Girl, Marshua's Dancer and Autobiogharpy race there.
The balcony seats where the best and a great announcer AND A BUGLAR too.
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