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30 Apr 21 21:08
Date Joined: 23 Dec 11
| Topic/replies: 759 | Blogger: tinytuco's blog
This two runner race - just before the off showed the pathetic value of the win pools in American racing.

Fav 1/9 2nd fav evs.

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Report jamee1 April 30, 2021 9:49 PM BST
Actual final odds were 1/5 and 7/5. Still a shocking 125% book but this equates, I think, to 20% pari-mutuel takeout which is typical of US racing and also roughly the same as UK Tote returns?
Report Nebs May 1, 2021 11:30 AM BST
In this day and age, especially where money is placed on the internet and actual cash doesn't change hands, the biggest rip-off is the breakage. They calculate the dividend, and anything from $2.40 to $2.59 pays out at $2.40. All those 19cents add up to chunks. There is no excuse for not declaring the dividends to the penny.
Report jamee1 May 1, 2021 5:43 PM BST
Never thought about that. So cheeky!
Report swiftynifty May 1, 2021 6:06 PM BST
But the difference is they're racing for $30,000, we're racing for £2,700 over here.
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