Send the amount of your donation to the following recipient email address:
Donations @ HorseplayersAssociation.org
(remove the blank spaces first)
You can also do it the old fashioned way.
Horseplayers Association of North America
93 Campbell Road
Keswick, Virginia 22947
Make all checks payable to: "Horseplayers Association of North America"
You should know
Money is needed for basic necessities such as having a website hosted, printing business cards and letterhead, postal services, and applying to the .I.R.S. for 501(c) tax exempt status.
To date we are operating on a shoestring while we try to get the ball
rolling. If what we stand for matters to you, won't you please help us change the game for you the bettor?
Please, make a donation today. Every little bit helps.
Jeff Platt, President
Theresia Muller, Treasurer
Dean Towers, Secretary
H.A.N.A. is a grass roots Non Profit organization made up of horseplayers just like you. Simply put, we are
not happy with track management and horsemen's groups. We are less than thrilled with what they are doing to the game that we love.
Instead of promoting awareness of the sport and growing handle they have become bogged down with industry infighting
and have completely forgotten something: The importance of the customer.
We are tired of the signal wars, exclusive ADW deals, excessive takeouts, breakage, trainers who are rewarded for cheating,
an obsolete tote system, and an attitude that smacks of entitlement.
We want open access to all track signals for all ADWs, takeouts that are competitive with other forms of gambling, the abolishment
of breakage, severe penalties for trainers who cheat, and odds updates in real time. But most of all we want those who run racing
to recognize us. The player matters. The player is a stakeholder too. Without money bet by us players the game would cease to exist.
We can effect change. We can bring racing back to the prominence it once held in people's hearts on a national level.
But it won't be easy and it won't come overnight.
It's going to take vision, committment, and effort. But change IS possible... IF we band together in numbers.
We are an independent grass roots player's organization that desires change.
Distribution Of Signals and Account Deposit Wagering
Open Access to Past Performance and Results Data
Open Access to Live Track Video and Race Replays
Parking, Admission, and Concession Prices
Avg Field Size on the Decline
Arizona's Racing Law
Transparency and Full Disclosure
Scratches and Changes
Awareness - There is a gap between those running the horseracing industry and the customer. This gap has been widening
for decades. But track management and horsemen's associations continue to act as if no problem exists at all. An alienated customer
base, stagnation of handle growth, and a faltering industry is the result.
They haven't listened to the individual horseplayer. Ever. But they will listen to horseplayers in numbers. Together
we can accomplish that first step: We can make them aware.
Promoting Handle Growth - Every form of gambling except horseracing has enjoyed explosive growth in the past two decades.
Instead of growing while other forms of gambling have prospered, horseracing handle has actually stagnated. Why? Handle stagnation is
the direct result of an industry whose management continually fails to listen to and address the needs of its customers.
Handle is the one thing that drives the industry. Increased handle means more revenue for race tracks.
It means more money that can be distributed back to horsemen in the form of purses. It should be obvious to track management and
horsemen that there's just one thing and one thing only they should be focusing on: promoting handle growth. But they
haven't done that. Instead they manage to operate the industry in a way that prevents handle growth instead of promoting it.
Frankly, this hurts racing and we at H.A.N.A. have had enough.
By banding together in numbers we can finally get industry management to listen to and address customers needs and wants. That
will only lead to one thing: Handle Growth. And when that happens everybody wins.