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Kentucky Derby 2020 DogsUp Diary   Triple Crown

Started 2/3/20 by DogsUp; 29515 views.
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

3/9/20

I’ll check him out.

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DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/9/20

Maxfield is #21 Derby Point list, yet a co-6th for money won. At 10 points credit with those below him at that mark or less. Deja vu of years back Derby Delta Lookin at Lee. However I never employ voo doo anecdotal handicaping, nor names, colors,etc. Yet this is the first Derby where my numbers surface. Derby 1,4 & 6 and the 9 for good measure. (d) 

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DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/13/20

Churchill Derby decision re:  to run as always 1st Saturday in May takes on a myriad of components beyond their management and execution logistics. Their decision to run involves other commercial entities beyond the racing communities. And it is obvious...track handle for that whole week that it would not be run without fan attendance .

ChiefsCrown

From: ChiefsCrown

3/14/20

$165 million was bet on THE race last year. Huge hit financially if its an empty venue.

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Husker (Birdman506)

From: Husker (Birdman506)

3/15/20

Curious and uniformed am I.  If tracks remain open but do not allow spectators, doesn't revenue from bettors and other track-offered items (concessions, etc.) suffer immeasurably?

How can they continue to run?  Is there enough off-track revenue to justify remaining open and running?

Please enlighten me.  I'm certain you have answers. :)

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/15/20

Q: Curious and uniformed am I.  If tracks remain open but do not allow spectators, doesn't revenue from bettors and other track-offered items (concessions, etc.) suffer immeasurably?

×Purse monies are generated for the most part via Casino revenues.

× Yes attendance generates income beyond including hotel and casino at many tracks. Attendance at many tracks beyond weekends has been lacking for years. Like NY..Big A, Belmont low, Saratoga resort area..booming..

×Track handle/bets taken at the track do not require a commission as in taking simulcast. 

How can they continue to run?  Is there enough off-track revenue to justify remaining open and running?

Simo with the advent of computer/cell phone betting is now substantial.  

The Derby especially gets ton of off track action.

On March 14 a PR release from Ch Downs was still a cautiously optimistic Go. March 15, people like Bob Baffert say there is talk among Derby connections to move to latter date.

  • Edited March 15, 2020 5:13 pm  by  DogsUp
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Husker (Birdman506)

From: Husker (Birdman506)

3/16/20

Thanks, DogsUp.  I knew you would have the answers.

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