Tag Archives: Pull The Pocket

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Pull the Pocket: 10 Things I Would Do as CEO of TVG

TVG has begun a search for its next CEO, now that Stephen Burn has resigned from the position. Racing blogger Pull the Pocket believes he has what it takes to run the ship, and in fact, has come up with … Continue reading

Pull The Pocket: The NFL and horse racing’s ecosystems

In the latest post at Pull The Pocket, the writer compares and contrasts the business ‘ecosystems’ behind horse racing and the National Football League. PTP writes that the NFL is a $9.5 billion business, which seems like a low dollar … Continue reading

Pull The Pocket: Racing knows low rake matters

While the research on lower takeout has been mixed at best, the long-running Pull The Pocket blog continues to pound the low percentage drum as a way to attract and keep horseplayers long term. Pointing to the large rebates offered … Continue reading

Pull the Pocket: ‘Why isn’t racing lobbying against online sports wagering?’

Online wagering in North America is a huge business, and because it is the only form of online gambling that is legal, horse racing has pretty much cornered the market on it. That may soon change, as states such as … Continue reading

Pull the Pocket: Kentucky Downs gets the model right

When Kentucky Downs announced their 2012 stakes schedule and race dates, they also announced several positive changes to their race meeting. Purses will be a hefty $409,000 per day; takeout rates will be cut, making them the lowest in North … Continue reading

Pull the Pocket: Hopping aboard ‘the lasix train’

In the newest posting at Pull the Pocket, the writer discusses the different mindsets between Thoroughbred trainers and Standardbred trainers when it comes to the use of Lasix. “If you speak to a harness trainer you’ll likely hear time and … Continue reading

Pull the Pocket: I’ll Have Another and public perception

Pull the Pocket addresses the scratch of I’ll Have Another from the Belmont and how rare an occurrence a scratch is for the type of injury I’ll Have Another was diagnosed with.Pull the Pocket writes: “Today, after the scratch of … Continue reading

Pull the Pocket: Is televising Derby prep races worthwhile?

Cost per acquisition (CPA) is the measure of how much it costs to attract a new customer. When it comes to Derby prep races, writes Pull The Pocket, the cost per acquisition rate may not make televising these events worthwhile.The … Continue reading

PTP: The decline of the ‘Horseplayer’s Bible’

The Pull the Pocket blog says The Daily Racing Form isn’t taking on horseplayer issues the way it used to. The writer says a recent issue in California makes it seem like those days are gone. When the Horseplayers Association … Continue reading

PTP: The gelding issue and racing’s culture

The Pull The Pocket blog takes off on the issue of horses that are gelded between starts and win their next race without the public being notified of the change before the race: “It supposedly has happened 50 some odd … Continue reading

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