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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 ( with your mailing address we will make sure you get them pronto!

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

Pin Stats:

Type: Die Struck

Plating: Antique Silver

Epoxy: No

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:
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You can also do it the old fashioned way.

Mailing Address:

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.

Thank You,

Jeff Platt, President
Bob Dwyer, Vice President
Theresia Muller, Treasurer
Dean Towers, Secretary

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Who are we and what do we want?

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.

Won't you join us?

We're on a mission. Won't you join us?

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We're on a mission.

Where The Game Is Broken:
  • Public Awareness and Perception
  • Pool Integrity
  • Odds Updates in Real Time
  • Drugs and Cheating
  • Excessive Takeouts
  • Making it tough to get Rebates
  • Breakage
  • 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
  • Racing Surfaces
  • Avg Field Size on the Decline
  • Arizona's Racing Law
  • Taxation
  • 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.

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