Points-Based Scoring Parameters Changed Effective Thursday, 4/9

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Beginning Thursday, April 9, new scoring parameters for the recently-introduced POINTS-BASED scoring will be in place.

Why are we making this change?

After two months of observation, it has become clear to us that the previous parameters overvalued short-priced horses to a degree that we felt was unacceptable. That we would make changes was expected, as we had assumed that some tweaking of the parameters would be necessary. We wanted a good look at the data and trends before making any changes.

While the intent of this format still remains in rewarding consistency, we felt bonus points needed to be increased, so that players picking horses other than the most likely winners were rewarded.

It’s important to point out that the ROI component of the points-based system is still far from that of the standard $2 Win/Place format, so players can still be assured that consistency in selecting winners will still be the primary factor. But, we believe that winners will now exhibit a greater mix of prices. The new parameters are as follows:

WIN/PLACE SHOW POINTS (Unchanged):
WIN: 100 points
PLACE: 50 points
SHOW: 30 points

WIN BONUS POINTS (based on final WIN payout):
any up to $4.00: 0 points
$4.01 to $6.00: 0 points
$6.01 to $8.00: 24 points
$8.01 to $10.00: 36 points
$10.01 to $14.00: 48 points
$14.01 to $20.00: 60 points
$20.01 to $32.00: 84 points
$32.01 and up: 96 points

PLACE BONUS POINTS (based on final PLACE payout):
any to $3.00: 0 points
$3.01 to $4.00: 9 points
$4.01 to $5.00: 12 points
$5.01 to $7.00: 18 points
$7.01 to $9.00: 24 points
$9.01 to $12.00: 30 points
$12.01 to $15.00: 42 points
$15.01 and up: 48 points

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