23 August 2007

I'm Not Too Hard On WEG

Some may think I'm too hard on WEG. I would love to give WEG all my action and support them 100%. All I want is the following:
1) The ability to bet on all low takeout tracks (like Laurel and the Ellis Park Win 4) at the track takeout being offered by the individual track.
2) The same rewards or rebate that I can get elsewhere within reason.

Pretty simple. I'm just asking WEG to compete fairly for the horseplayer's action, instead of in a bullying unethical anti-competitive manner. They may be deluded enough to think they are a monopoly, but they aint no monopoly, and they are losing lots of business as they further piss off and alienate educated bettors.

Unfortunately, I can't see things changing under the current short sighted management. They are too far gone. WEG needs to clean house.

WEG may not understand why their handles aren't great considering all the efforts they put in to advertise, but I do. The horseplayer is getting smart. Here is an example of what WEG's neglect of the bettor's real needs and wants yields:

Woodbine Race 9 on Friday (post time 5:07) 40,000 NW2 $44,000 purse
9 horse race

WPS pool 84k
Exactor pool 42k
Triactor pool 48k
Superfecta pool 23k

Fort Erie yesterday (Monday) post time 5:11 5,000 maiden claimer $9,000 purse
12 horse race

WPS pool 68k
Exactor pool 56k
Triactor pool 58k
Superfecta pool 26k

Pace Advantage has managed to get some very good exposure since posting a petition against the practices and game playing by Advance Deposit Wagering (AWD) companies.
They decided to give AWD's a sub forum because of the popularity of the discussions about them.

One member made a cute avatar. See right.

Bloodhorse got wind of the boycott/buycott plans and wrote an article about it. There are over 400 signatures right now

Plans are to buycott (bet on a selected track that is bettor friendly to reward them) Albuquerque this Saturday. How you can support the buycott.

Super horse Dance Smartly dead at 19. Wikipedia entry. Great horse.
1991 Breeder's Cup Distaff:

More Youtube videos with Dance Smartly

Biancone's vet suspended in Kentucky

Daily Racing Form sold to private equity group for close to $200 million

Ray Paulick leaves post at Blood-Horse

Indiana commission bans Calder and Arlington signals

Trainer David MacLean dead at 49 of cancer

Robbie King becomes the first jockey in 30 years to win 6 on a Fort Erie card He needs another 6 wins to make up for his mistake in taking a mount on the wrong horse in the Rainbow Connection:)

Native owned casino in Winnipeg bans smoking for more slots

PEI considering Sunday racino action.

Canadian Hall of Fame inductions today ..... "This year's voters on the Thoroughbred side elected Jammed Lovely, L'Enjoleur, Natalma, former jockey Chris Loseth, and breeders Russ and Lois Bennett. Canadian Champ gained entrance through the veterans committee.
The Standardbred inductees are Bettors Delight, Cathedra, and breeder Jack McNiven."

Beyer on the upcoming Presque Isle meet

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