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rosenowsr
5/5/2014
7:21:57 AM
Jeff, I am sure that I am not the only one waiting for the results of the handle for the derby. We are all waiting with bated breath for the final tally.

Are you saving this for a special occasion?

Steve

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jeff
5/5/2014
1:23:20 PM
1. Last week, we emailed HANA membership asking them to take a survey to determine whether or not they supported a boycott of CHDN because of the takeout hike.

Almost 90% of players who filled out the survey said they supported a boycott. Comments of those who responded were off the charts. We also collected voluntary handle data and close to 500 unique email addresses from players wanting to be kept current with latest updates about the boycott.



2. A look at AVG HANDLE PER RACE for the WED and THUR cards at Churchill last week showed a very pronounced trend vs. the same days (WED and THUR) from the same week previous year:

DOWN -25.7%

Handle from HANA membership withheld from all pools very noticeable both of those days.

Based on dollar amounts they were 'short' on those two race days - if I had to make an educated guess - I would say the amount withheld by players who said they were boycotting sums to appromimately $1 million a day.



3. Oaks Day Fri and Derby Day Sat are special event days. Handle on those two days is many times that of a typical Fri or Sat.

However, a close look at handle numbers given weather, track conditions, and field size for those two days this year vs. last year tells me they should have handled a lot more this year than they did.

This year, conditions for the KY Derby were sunny-fast-firm.

Last year they had an off track on Derby Day.


HANDLE - DERBY DAY SAT:

DAY 6 - KY DERBY CARD- 2013 = $185,356,133
DAY 6 - KY DERBY CARD- 2014 = $186,660,693
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UP $1,304,560



HANDLE - KY DERBY RACE:

KY DERBY RACE - 2013 = $130,459,888
KY DERBY RACE - 2014 = $129,159,892
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DOWN -$1,299,996


Despite having ideal conditions and being up slightly on their biggest day, these are the meet to date numbers:


HANDLE - 2013 MEET vs. 2014 MEET:

2013 - CDI MEET- THRU DAY 6 = $259,244,335
2014 - CDI MEET- THRU DAY 6 = $254,200,386
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DOWN -$5,043,949


If players continue to withhold money from Churchill pools for the remainder of the meet, they will hear the message loud and clear.



4. Whether or not track management, horsemen, and regulators implement takeout increases in other racing jurisdictions is still very much up to you.



-jp


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~Edited by: jeff  on:  5/5/2014  at:  1:23:20 PM~

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jeff
5/8/2014
6:59:24 PM
PlayersBoycott.org Twitter Feed - Thurs May 8, 2014:
https://twitter.com/playersboycott


--quote:
"Churchill Downs handle was down 46% today. They're now down approximately $7.5 million for the meet. #boycott"
--end quote



-jp

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jeff
5/12/2014
11:51:04 AM
PlayersBoycott.org Twitter Feed - Mon May 12, 2014:
https://twitter.com/playersboycott


--quote:
"CD handle - Thursday down 46%, Friday down 29%, Saturday down 39% and Sunday down 25% when compared to 2013. #boycottaction"
--end quote




-jp


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