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BELMONT 2013 vs. 2014
First Thursday in May through First Sunday in June:


Q. Why these dates?

A. Last year, opening day at Belmont was Fri 04-26-2013. This year, opening day at Belmont was Thur 05-01-2014. We chose the first Thursday in May as the starting point for the side by side comparison because doing that allowed us to compare like Belmont dates against each other. (For example, Fri vs. Fri from the same calendar week, Sat vs. Sat from the same calendar week, and Sun vs. Sun from the same calendar week, etc.)

Side by Side Comparison - BELMONT 2013 vs. 2014 - 1st Thur in May through 1st Sun in June 
Day 2013 Track Handle Races Field
Size
  vs.   Day 2014 Track Handle Races Field
Size
Dollar
Change
PCT
Change
Thu 5/2/2013 BEL 7,136,353 9 67   vs.   Thu 5/1/2014 BEL 6,117,421 9 66 -1,018,932 -14.28%
Fri 5/3/2013 BEL 9,280,324 10 77   vs.   Fri 5/2/2014 BEL 6,485,937 9 60 -2,794,387 -30.11%
Sat 5/4/2013 BEL 13,858,171 10 79   vs.   Sat 5/3/2014 BEL 14,979,453 12 94 +1,121,282 +8.09%
Sun 5/5/2013 BEL 10,760,811 10 84   vs.   Sun 5/4/2014 BEL 9,069,488 9 70 -1,691,323 -15.72%
Wed 5/8/2013 BEL 6,536,234 9 66   vs.   Wed 5/7/2014 BEL 6,425,725 9 63 -110,509 -1.69%
Thu 5/9/2013 BEL 6,312,862 9 62   vs.   Thu 5/8/2014 BEL 5,452,921 9 61 -859,941 -13.62%
Fri 5/10/2013 BEL 6,534,375 9 53   vs.   Fri 5/9/2014 BEL 6,117,763 9 57 -416,612 -6.38%
Sat 5/11/2013 BEL 12,024,596 10 86   vs.   Sat 5/10/2014 BEL 10,466,358 10 71 -1,558,238 -12.96%
Sun 5/12/2013 BEL 7,435,144 10 75   vs.   Sun 5/11/2014 BEL 8,744,743 10 68 +1,309,599 +17.61%
Wed 5/15/2013 BEL 6,388,432 9 71   vs.   Wed 5/14/2014 BEL 6,565,420 9 70 +176,988 +2.77%
Thu 5/16/2013 BEL 6,614,220 9 66   vs.   Thu 5/15/2014 BEL 6,163,294 9 65 -450,926 -6.82%
Fri 5/17/2013 BEL 7,667,863 10 74   vs.   Fri 5/16/2014 BEL 8,388,664 9 66 +720,801 +9.40%
Sat 5/18/2013 BEL 12,838,819 10 95   vs.   Sat 5/17/2014 BEL 11,643,922 12 82 -1,194,897 -9.31%
Sun 5/19/2013 BEL 7,457,352 10 70   vs.   Sun 5/18/2014 BEL 8,794,795 9 78 +1,337,443 +17.93%
Wed 5/22/2013 BEL 6,730,328 9 78   vs.   Wed 5/21/2014 BEL 6,227,392 9 66 -502,936 -7.47%
Thu 5/23/2013 BEL 6,166,551 9 62   vs.   Thu 5/22/2014 BEL 4,895,053 9 56 -1,271,498 -20.62%
Fri 5/24/2013 BEL 6,134,343 9 65   vs.   Fri 5/23/2014 BEL 7,359,397 9 62 +1,225,054 +19.97%
Sat 5/25/2013 BEL 10,120,158 10 77   vs.   Sat 5/24/2014 BEL 8,246,561 10 63 -1,873,597 -18.51%
Sun 5/26/2013 BEL 9,416,773 10 83   vs.   Sun 5/25/2014 BEL 7,852,058 9 60 -1,564,715 -16.62%
Mon 5/27/2013 BEL 16,192,189 11 102   vs.   Mon 5/26/2014 BEL 9,949,423 10 73 -6,242,766 -38.55%
Thu 5/30/2013 BEL 6,208,980 9 67   vs.   Thu 5/29/2014 BEL 6,339,845 9 63 +130,865 +2.11%
Fri 5/31/2013 BEL 7,283,796 9 72   vs.   Fri 5/30/2014 BEL 8,374,949 9 73 +1,091,153 +14.98%
Sat 6/1/2013 BEL 12,304,255 10 73   vs.   Sat 5/31/2014 BEL 14,344,469 10 93 +2,040,214 +16.58%
Sun 6/2/2013 BEL 10,352,676 10 82   vs.   Sun 6/1/2014 BEL 9,362,800 9 78 -989,876 -9.56%


REPORT SUMMARY - BELMONT 2013 vs. 2014 - 1st Thur in May through 1st Sun in June 
Days 2013     Handle Races Field
Size
  vs.   Days 2014     Handle Races Field
Size
Dollar
Change
PCT
Change
24 TOTALS   211,755,605 230 1786   vs.   24 TOTALS     198,367,851 227 1658 -13,387,754 -6.32%
  AVG/RACE   920,677   7.77   vs.     AVG/RACE     873,867   7.30 -46,809 -5.08%





WOODBINE 2013 vs. 2014
Last Saturday in April through First Sunday in June
without Wednesday May 28th:


Q. Why these dates?

A. Last year, Woodbine ran a card on Wednesday May 28. This year, there was no corresponding Wednesday card run that same calendar week. Removing the card for Wednesday May 28, 2013 allowed us to do a straight side by side comparison of like dates. (For example, Fri vs. Fri for the same calendar week, Sat vs. Sat for the same calendar week, and Sun vs. Sun for the same calendar week, etc.) Using the Last Saturday in April as the start date for the Woodbine side by side comparison allows the Woodbine dates to mirror those of Churchill Downs.

Side by Side Comparison - WOODBINE 2013 vs. 2014 - Last Sat in April through First Sun in June - w/o Wed May 28 
Day 2013 Track Handle Races Field
Size
  vs.   Day 2014 Track Handle Races Field
Size
Dollar
Change
PCT
Change
Sat 4/27/2013 WOX 4,145,869 10 84   vs.   Sat 4/26/2014 WOX 3,546,298 10 74 -599,571 -14.46%
Sun 4/28/2013 WOX 3,148,931 10 77   vs.   Sun 4/27/2014 WOX 2,783,905 10 68 -365,026 -11.59%
Fri 5/3/2013 WOX 2,719,460 10 76   vs.   Fri 5/2/2014 WOX 2,199,138 9 64 -520,322 -19.13%
Sat 5/4/2013 WOX 3,881,643 10 79   vs.   Sat 5/3/2014 WOX 3,896,398 10 79 +14,755 +0.38%
Sun 5/5/2013 WOX 3,019,578 10 79   vs.   Sun 5/4/2014 WOX 3,270,534 9 71 +250,956 +8.31%
Fri 5/10/2013 WOX 2,960,826 9 78   vs.   Fri 5/9/2014 WOX 2,530,047 9 70 -430,779 -14.55%
Sat 5/11/2013 WOX 3,199,965 9 66   vs.   Sat 5/10/2014 WOX 3,312,593 10 78 +112,628 +3.52%
Sun 5/12/2013 WOX 2,899,360 10 92   vs.   Sun 5/11/2014 WOX 3,290,738 10 82 +391,378 +13.50%
Fri 5/17/2013 WOX 3,241,236 9 85   vs.   Fri 5/16/2014 WOX 3,194,063 9 72 -47,173 -1.46%
Sat 5/18/2013 WOX 4,311,124 10 90   vs.   Sat 5/17/2014 WOX 3,552,881 10 75 -758,243 -17.59%
Sun 5/19/2013 WOX 3,417,150 10 86   vs.   Sun 5/18/2014 WOX 2,794,278 10 71 -622,872 -18.23%
Mon 5/20/2013 WOX 2,773,852 9 88   vs.   Mon 5/19/2014 WOX 3,568,124 10 91 +794,272 +28.63%
Fri 5/24/2013 WOX 3,473,678 9 101   vs.   Fri 5/23/2014 WOX 2,354,955 9 67 -1,118,723 -32.21%
Sat 5/25/2013 WOX 3,766,283 10 83   vs.   Sat 5/24/2014 WOX 3,820,224 10 85 +53,941 +1.43%
Sun 5/26/2013 WOX 3,145,238 10 93   vs.   Sun 5/25/2014 WOX 3,384,081 10 88 +238,843 +7.59%
Fri 5/31/2013 WOX 2,504,304 9 87   vs.   Fri 5/30/2014 WOX 2,535,119 9 67 +30,815 +1.23%
Sat 6/1/2013 WOX 4,277,431 10 98   vs.   Sat 5/31/2014 WOX 3,614,572 10 82 -662,859 -15.50%
Sun 6/2/2013 WOX 3,445,092 10 90   vs.   Sun 6/1/2014 WOX 3,607,839 10 82 +162,747 +4.72%


REPORT SUMMARY - WOODBINE 2013 vs. 2014 - Last Sat in April through First Sun in June - w/o Wed May 28 
Days 2013     Handle Races Field
Size
  vs.   Days 2014     Handle Races Field
Size
Dollar
Change
PCT
Change
18 TOTALS   60,331,020 174 1532   vs.   18 TOTALS     57,255,787 174 1366 -3,075,233 -5.10%
  AVG/RACE   346,730   8.80   vs.     AVG/RACE     329,056   7.85 -17,674 -5.10%





PIMLICO 2013 vs. 2014
Last Saturday in April through First Sunday in June:


Q. Why these dates?

A. Using the Last Saturday in April as the start date for the Pimlico side by side comparison allows the Pimlico dates to mirror those of Churchill Downs and also allows for a straight side by side comparison of like dates. (For example, Fri vs. Fri for the same calendar week, Sat vs. Sat for the same calendar week, and Sun vs. Sun for the same calendar week, etc.)

Side by Side Comparison - PIMLICO 2013 vs. PIMLICO 2014 - Last Sat in April through 1st Sun in June 
Day 2013 Track Handle Races Field
Size
  vs.   Day 2014 Track Handle Races Field
Size
Dollar
Change
PCT
Change
Sat 4/27/2013 PIM 2,914,114 11 90   vs.   Sat 4/26/2014 PIM 2,333,816 10 80 -580,298 -19.91%
Sun 4/28/2013 PIM 2,040,779 10 83   vs.   Sun 4/27/2014 PIM 2,058,122 11 83 +17,343 +0.85%
Thu 5/2/2013 PIM 2,602,172 9 75   vs.   Thu 5/1/2014 PIM 2,778,979 9 58 +176,807 +6.79%
Fri 5/3/2013 PIM 2,590,159 10 82   vs.   Fri 5/2/2014 PIM 1,912,136 10 70 -678,023 -26.18%
Sat 5/4/2013 PIM 2,729,961 11 88   vs.   Sat 5/3/2014 PIM 2,319,319 11 72 -410,642 -15.04%
Sun 5/5/2013 PIM 1,713,696 10 73   vs.   Sun 5/4/2014 PIM 1,543,357 9 61 -170,339 -9.94%
Thu 5/9/2013 PIM 2,049,471 9 64   vs.   Thu 5/8/2014 PIM 2,140,413 9 63 +90,942 +4.44%
Fri 5/10/2013 PIM 2,207,294 10 75   vs.   Fri 5/9/2014 PIM 2,453,125 10 83 +245,831 +11.14%
Sat 5/11/2013 PIM 1,886,412 11 69   vs.   Sat 5/10/2014 PIM 1,887,072 11 84 +660 +0.03%
Sun 5/12/2013 PIM 1,106,022 10 65   vs.   Sun 5/11/2014 PIM 1,111,693 9 64 +5,671 +0.51%
Thu 5/16/2013 PIM 1,801,936 9 69   vs.   Thu 5/15/2014 PIM 2,473,542 9 65 +671,606 +37.27%
Fri 5/17/2013 PIM 12,512,215 13 120   vs.   Fri 5/16/2014 PIM 11,350,002 13 91 -1,162,213 -9.29%
Sat 5/18/2013 PIM 81,990,714 13 120   vs.   Sat 5/17/2014 PIM 84,644,319 13 116 +2,653,605 +3.24%
Fri 5/24/2013 PIM 1,665,860 10 60   vs.   Fri 5/23/2014 PIM 2,527,293 9 82 +861,433 +51.71%
Sat 5/25/2013 PIM 1,866,107 10 71   vs.   Sat 5/24/2014 PIM 2,115,582 10 92 +249,475 +13.37%
Sun 5/26/2013 PIM 1,089,836 9 67   vs.   Sun 5/25/2014 PIM 1,407,897 10 87 +318,061 +29.18%
Mon 5/27/2013 PIM 1,570,645 10 79   vs.   Mon 5/26/2014 PIM 1,450,941 10 84 -119,704 -7.62%
Fri 5/31/2013 PIM 1,562,935 9 62   vs.   Fri 5/30/2014 PIM 2,117,152 9 73 +554,217 +35.46%
Sat 6/1/2013 PIM 1,713,907 10 70   vs.   Sat 5/31/2014 PIM 2,012,802 11 92 +298,895 +17.44%
Sun 6/2/2013 PIM 1,364,397 10 74   vs.   Sun 6/1/2014 PIM 1,379,430 9 73 +15,033 +1.10%


REPORT SUMMARY - PIMLICO 2013 vs. PIMLICO 2014 - Last Sat in April through 1st Sun in June 
Days 2013     Handle Races Field
Size
  vs.   Days 2014     Handle Races Field
Size
Dollar
Change
PCT
Change
20 TOTALS   128,978,632 204 1556   vs.   20 TOTALS     132,016,992 202 1573 +3,038,360 +2.36%
  AVG/RACE   632,248   7.63   vs.     AVG/RACE     653,549   7.79 +21,301 +3.37%



* About the above numbers: The above numbers were compiled by horseplayers who spent volunteer man-hours combing through the charts hand keying pool amounts into a spreadsheet. If you notice an obvious mistake please let us know by email at: info @ hanaweb . org (remove the blank spaces first)



• Key Executives at CHDN have made a calculated decision to hit horseplayers with a takeout increase. WIN-PLACE-SHOW takeout at Churchill Downs was recently raised to 17.50%, an increase of 9.375% vs. last year's takeout of 16.00%. Takeout for all EXOTIC wagers at Churchill Downs was recently raised to 22.00%, an increase of 15.79% vs. last year's takeout rate of 19.00%.

• PLAYERSBOYCOTT.org is asking horseplayers to consider the idea that horseplayers are consumers and that every handle dollar bet not just at Churchill Downs, but at CHDN owned tracks Arlington Park, Calder, and Fairgrounds, along with every handle dollar bet through CHDN owned ADW Twinspires.com, and every dollar spent downloading data and reports from CHDN owned data provider Brisnet.com is a vote for higher takeout everywhere.

• PLAYERSBOYCOTT.org also wants horseplayers to know there are plenty of tracks running this summer whose wagering menus offer better value than Churchill and that players have other options when it comes to choice of ADWs and data providers.


Tracks you may want to check out this weekend:

• Woodbine: 14.95% WIN takeout

• Belmont: 16.0% takeout WPS    18.50% takeout Exactas and Doubles    15.0% takeout 50 cent Pick5 races 1-5    (arguably the most insightful pre-race TV analysis of any track out there.)

• Santa Anita: 15.43% takeout WPS    18.0% takeout rolling Doubles    14.0% takeout 50 cent Pick5 races 1-5.

• Gulfstream: 15.0% takeout 50 cent Pick5

• Hastings Park: 15.0% takeout WPS, Double, Pick3, Pick4, and Pick5

• Northlands Park: 14.50% takeout WPS    10.0% takeout Pick5    (the LOWEST WPS and Pick5 takeout of any track in North America)

• Prairie Meadows: 15.0% takeout 50 cent Pick4

• Monmouth: 19.0% takeout Exacta and Double    15.0% takeout 50 cent Pick4 and Pick5


NEW! Printable Takeout Guide for your Wallet! click here

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These two printable PDF charts point out, at a glance, Player friendly wagers available at North American thoroughbred tracks. "Player friendly" is defined as less than 17% for WPS and less than 20% for all other wagers. Focusing wagering handle on these pools is a way to send the message to all tracks that lower takeout rate wagers will be supported and that lowering takeout rates on all wagers is the most efficient path to future wagering handle growth. Please also note that while several wager types for Arlington and Calder appear on the list at this time we recommend avoiding them during the boycott of their parent company, Churchill Downs Incorporated.

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