HANA Charter Membership Pins are now in our hot
little hands. These are a limited edition offering.
A minimum donation of $30 gets you one. Here's how
you can make a donation:
PayPal - Use your PayPal account to make a
minimum donation of $30 and let us know in the
subject line that you would like a pin. If you send
us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
your mailing address we will make sure you get them
Check - Similarly under the above link our
mailing address is listed. Make a minimum donation
of $30. Be sure to include a return address and we
will send you a pin.
The $30 will go back into HANA, and back into
helping us grow and change the game for the better.
We do not charge member fees, nor do we have a large
financial backer. The board members place their own
capital into the organization to get it off the
ground (as well as several donations, and purchases
from the HANA Store that we thank you for!), but it
is tough to do anything worthwhile for members on a
shoestring, so we really appreciate your support
should you choose to order a pin. We are growing
each day and we would like to see that continue.
These member pins are pretty unique and a great way
to say you are a horseplayer who loves the game and
wants to see it grow. Order one today!
Thanks from your HANA Team
Type: Die Struck
Plating: Antique Silver
Size: 1” x 0.6"
To make a donation (any amount no matter how small
will be genuinely appreciated) to H.A.N.A. using
PayPal, follow these steps:
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
Please, make a donation today. Every little bit
Jeff Platt, President
John Swetye, Vice 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
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
Frankly, this hurts racing and we at H.A.N.A. have had
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.