- The National Players Boycott of California Racing. Press Release
December 13, 2010
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Organized Horseplayer Boycott of California Thoroughbred Racing is Launched

(San Diego CA – December 13, 2010) – Today a National Horseplayers Boycott website ( was launched asking players to boycott California Thoroughbred racing. The website is calling for all concerned horseplayers to support the endeavor. wants to emphasize that the purpose of the Players’ Boycott isn’t to punish or destroy racing in California. In fact, the opposite is true.

The organization is boycotting to create a better tomorrow and believes the actions of racing’s decision makers have been destroying racing in California, and elsewhere, for years.

If you take all sources handle today in 2010, and adjust it for inflation, and then compare it to all sources handle in 2003, you will notice that handle today is approximately half of what it was just seven years ago.

By supporting The National Players' Boycott Of California Racing effort, you can help us put a stop to this trend. We ask you to consider carefully the idea that every handle dollar spent on California racing is a vote in support of higher takeout and a vote to support the mistaken belief expressed by the CHRB and the TOC that the customer is irrelevant.

You have a choice when it comes to where you spend your money.

Every handle dollar not bet on the California racing product is a vote for change and a vote to send a very clear message to the CHRB and the TOC: The customer DOES in fact matter.

The organization is looking for numerous volunteers and some positions needed are listed on the website. All and any help is appreciated.

If you are interested, you can contact us at We thank you in advance for your help and support.

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