Saturday’s Everest is a great credit to NSWR CEO Peter V’Landys. Only he could have brought this concept to fruition. NSW Racing is the richer for it. Well done, Peter! It is also a credit to the sportsmanship of the slot holders, as the sweepstakers are called. They, as a group, have invested $7.2M and will share the $10M up for grabs (with the owners, trainers and jockeys, most likely taking 57.5%, leaving the slot holders with 42.5%). Racing NSW has been rewarded with an exceptional sprint.
It is wrong thinking to change the time-honoured handicapping practice and eliminate the Caulfield Cup winner's penalty, if he is already allocated 56kg and never to go above 56kg. This memorandum seeks to put the case against this move. It should be said at the outset, this change seeks to solve a problem that does not exist. Moreover, it would do real harm to the Melbourne Cup. Cynics suggest this move is to make the Caulfield Cup a more attractive 'funnel' to the Melbourne Cup.
I am constantly given Melbourne Cup form advice by once-a-year punters. It is invariably along the same lines: favourites never win; must be a back marker, i.e. nowhere near the lead; the Northern Hemisphere horses are over-rated; avoid top-weights. As well-meaning as these people are, they should stick to their day jobs.
From memory, Hydrabad went from 20% to 10% and quadrupled turnover. In Australia, because of legislation capping yearly take out, occasionally it has been secretly reduced to zero but the ‘whisper’ gets out and turnover is exponentially increased both on Tote & bookies mirroring. https://t.co/MmcCGs07s0
@truxtonstables enjoyed podcast (courtesy @barryweisbord). Respectfully, the reciprocal of takeout, in theory - I know it is more complicated - determines turnover: 20% will be half TO of 10%. A recreation punter at 10% will turn his money over 10 times, at 20% 5 Times.
Inspired by having lunch with Jeff Seder of http://EQB.com, phenomenally successful racing man in betting horses, buying horses, managing horses and breeding horses. Practical and statistical skills. A polymath indeed. I wish I were his intern. Great renew acquaintance. https://t.co/EiMTskrQqz
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