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Any ideas, pro or con, on these candidates? And will it make a difference?
Ron Ellis seems like a nice guy, intelligent, and a straight shooter. Michael Wellman is opposed to exchange wagering (I agree on this) and also seeks to experiment with takeout to maximize handle. So I am inclined to go with these two (need a total of 6).
Others I know little about besides candidate statements. Nick Alexander is high on Cal breeders programs, not surprisingly since he is an owner/breeder. Others are M. Harrington, Burnie Lenau, Bill Morey, Kevin Nash, Jack Owens, Willima Strauss (wants to promote larger field sizes but doesn't give a hint how), George Todaro, BJ Wright.
Anyone with opinions on any of these without resorting to heavy handed personal attacks would be welcome.
Good luck with that!
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He might be a standup guy but if he is against exchange wagering he certainly wouldn't be the guy I would want voted in.
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Who are the incumbents? I wouldn't want any of those yokels re-elected.
Has Wellman stated why he is opposed to Exchange wagering? If he is opposed because he doesnt want Betfair/TVG to be the lead on its set up, I cant blame him. If he is opposed because he doesnt like the concept, then that is another story.
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I'll talk to him today and ask. He's a straight shooter and that's a rare commodity these days.
California Racing is on the edge of a cliff and any changes like EXchange wagering could tip it off the cliff. I would like to see it WITH the lay bet. The last time I checked Ca. wanted to eliminate that provision.
Trainers are against it because they believe they will be blamed whenever a favorite loses.
A lot of Owners/TOC is against it because they don't believe they will make enough money for purses.
The other big problem is that most people around the world pay 5% when they win, some even paying 2%. In California they want to charge 10% when you win with some only paying 5%. I don't like that.
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