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Press Release

Wednesday November 12, 2008
Players are stakeholders too.


(Charlottesville, Virginia November 12, 2008): The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) is pleased to announce that horseplayers Barry Meadow and Nick Mordin have joined HANA in an advisory board role. The HANA Advisory board is currently made up of Cary Fotias and Dr. William Ziemba. The advisory board oversees HANA’s general goals and planks, and provides feedback and direction to its management team.

It has been a centerpiece of HANA that our members should ideally be horseplayers - the lifeblood of the sports revenue - and Barry Meadow fits the bill. Barry has been a horseplayer, author and gambler for well over 30 years. His book “Money Secrets at the Racetrack” is considered a racing bible for money management. His work in harness racing with “Professional Harness Betting” is widely considered the most comprehensive look at that sport. In addition to being an every day player, Barry writes a column on betting for American Turf Monthly and has had his work published in Sports Illustrated. Barry is also a proponent in reaching a new audience via alternative betting outlets like betting exchanges. Barry’s work can be seen at

Also a player first is Nick Mordin. He is the international racing correspondent to The Racing Post Weekender. His articles also appear in racing publications around the world. He has appeared on radio and TV and produced a documentary on betting for Channel 4 in England. Nick has written four books on the subject of horseracing. One of them, "Betting for a Living", is the best selling book ever on handicapping and betting in the U.K. His greatest acclaim comes from his research into Racing Systems. He can fairly be said to have altered the way horse races are analyzed in Great Britain. His speed ratings and analyses of Grade 1 and Group 1 races can be found at

HANA is very happy to welcome aboard two more horseplayers who live and breathe racing. They will be a tremendous asset to the ever-growing HANA membership.

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