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New Year’s Resolution

This year for my resolution to have some fun. Way to many people select difficult changes to make in their lives for their annual (doomed) resolutions. The resulting remorse is not worth the exercise. I am choosing to only drink beer brewed in 100 km of my bar stool.

Think of it as a silly twist on the “Eat Local” movement. The benefits of my resolution is that I will likely help local craft brewers and thus local businesses. My “Drink Local” idea is equally debatable as the “Eat Local” campaign on whether it is environmentally friendly. Maybe it reduces the amount of fuel to transport what is mostly water between two distant points on the planet.

I won’t however fret if someone buys me a non-local beer for the resolution says nothing of putting a silly resolution above someone’s generosity. If I fail, oh well it worth trying again next year.

Best Pools: Saturday, January 31st

Today’s ten best thoroughbred parimutuel pools in North America with respect to lowest track takeout are:

RANK TAKE* OVAL POOL
1-T 12.00% HOU Double
1-T 12.00% HOU Pick-3
1-T 12.00% HOU Pick-4
1-T 12.00% HOU Pick-5
1-T 12.00% HOU Super Hi-5
6-T 14.00% GG Pick-5
6-T 14.00% SA Pick-5
6-T 14.00% TP Pick-5
9-T 15.00% AQU Pick-6
9-T 15.00% GP Pick-5
9-T 15.00% GP Super Hi-5
9-T 15.00% TAM Pick-5
9-T 15.00% TUP Pick-5

*- DISCLAIMER: While every effort has been made to insure the correctness of the above data, this blog and its author assumes no liability for any mistakes in the above information. Data obtained from HANA’s 2014 track ratings

Best Pools: August 8th

Today’s ten best thoroughbred parimutuel pools in North America with respect to lowest track takeout are:

RANK TAKE* OVAL POOL
1 10.00% NP Pick-5
2-T 14.00% CBY Pick-3
2-T 14.00% CBY Pick-4
2-T 14.00% DMR Pick-4
5 14.50% NP WPS
6 14.95% WO WPS
7-T 15.00% AP Pick-5
7-T 15.00% AP Pick-5
7-T 15.00% AP Pick-5
7-T 15.00% DEL Super Hi-5
7-T 15.00% GP Pick-5
7-T 15.00% HST Double
7-T 15.00% HST Pick-3
7-T 15.00% HST Pick-4
7-T 15.00% HST Pick-5
7-T 15.00% HST WPS
7-T 15.00% GP Super Hi-5
7-T 15.00% MTH Pick-4
7-T 15.00% MTH Pick-5
7-T 15.00% MTH Pick-6
7-T 15.00% PRM Pick-4
7-T 15.00% SAR Pick-5
7-T 15.00% SAR Pick-6

*- DISCLAIMER: While every effort has been made to insure the correctness of the above data, this blog and its author assumes no liability for any mistakes in the above information. Data obtained from HANA’s 2014 track ratings

Thursday’s Full Fields

There are thirty-three fields with at least 10 entrants (before scratches including Also Eligibles) on tap today.

AQU Entries – 7, 8
CRC Entries – 5
CT Entries – 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
DED Entries – 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10
FG Entries – 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
GP Entries – 5, 9, 10
HOU Entries – 9, 10
OP Entries – 5, 9
SA Entries – 7
SUN Entries – 11
TAM Entries – 4, 5, 7, 9

In order to help horse racing fans find quality, full fields, the North American thoroughbred races categorized as ‘Full Fields’ will be listed daily and will have a minimum pre-scratch field size of ten and a minimum purse of $10,000.*

*- DISCLAIMER: While every effort has been made to insure the correctness of the above data, this blog and its author assumes no liability for any mistakes in the above information.