Monday, July 11, 2011 12:00 AM
FLORENCE, Ky., July 11, 2011 – Turfway Park has been ranked 8th among 67 North American Thoroughbred racetracks in terms of value to players, according to the 2011 report released by the Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA). The track was ranked 11th in the 2010 report and 15th in 2009.
"We are pleased to see that Turfway has steadily increased its value to players according to their own criteria," said Turfway Park president Robert N. Elliston. "We realize that player satisfaction drives wagering handle, and we work hard to mesh player preferences with the day-to-day financial realities of running a racetrack. We are very proud that HANA's empirical data puts Turfway so near the top."
HANA, a non-profit players' organization based in Charlottesville, Va., uses a complex algorithm to assign scores to multiple factors that create value for players, including the percentage of each wager retained by the track, size of wagering pools, variety of wagers, average field size, and availability of the track's signal to players not physically at the track. Each track is ranked by its composite score, and the data also can be sorted by individual factors. The full report is available at http://www.horseplayersassociation.org/hanatrackratingsbyoverallscore2011.html.