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Metro 6 Shooter Cancelled


Published: July 5, 2010 12:28 pm ET

Last Comment: July 10, 2010 4:30 pm ET | 10 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Metro 6 Shooter, a joint Pick 6 wager offered Saturday nights on races at the Meadowlands and Yonkers Raceway, has been cancelled.

Seeded weekly with $30,000 from the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and Yonkers Raceway, the bet began June 5 but lasted just five weeks, as it could not gain momentum of a carryover as there was at least one winning ticket every Saturday.

The first Metro 6 pool on June 5 reached $64,477 (including the $30,000 seed money), with one winning six-for-six ticket returning $43,181, in addition to the weekly five-of-six consolation tickets that were guaranteed. On June 12, the pool increased to a high of $77,243, with again just one winning ticket worth $50,897.

But since the second week the pool has diminished gradually. On June 19, the pool was $74,641, with 48 winning tickets returning $1,027 each. On June 26 the pool was $70,461, with 16 winning tickets that paid $2,937 each. On July 3, the pool dropped to $63,222, and despite two of the six winners paying at odds higher than 10-1, and another 6-1 shot, there was still one winning ticket that paid $45,625.


July 10, 2010 - 4:30 pmTo answer mr. Fishers

John Carter SAID...

To answer mr. Fishers question about where are all the gamblers who complain about takeout, well i am one of them and i have not bet a race in over a year and i was a very large player and i am never to bet again until the race game gets there act together and reduces the takeout in all pools to a maximum of 10%. Do you think we are going to be dumb enough to be forced into betting into pools where you have to get the winner of 6 races to get a decent takeout and to also have to bet a half mile track like yonkers. Thanks but no thanks, hello have you heard of win and exacta betting, get the takeout in those pools to 10% and you will get us interested.

July 6, 2010 - 6:49 amThe Metro 6 shooter was

John Wood SAID...

The Metro 6 shooter was destined to fail for several reasons. Yonkers is the wrong partner to participate in the event as very few horseplayers follow the Yonkers circuit or have interest in half mile racing as a betting proposition. A Meadowlands Woodbine partnership makes more sense and should be tried. Secondly, the logistics of the bet was not well thought out. You needed to get a special program over the internet to play the bet. That is just too many hurdles for bettors to jump through to make the bet successful. Hopefully, in the future WEG and Meadowlands can get together and try such a bet and make it fan user friendly. Moreover, all you need to know that in a six race Pick 6 Woodbine would run the first 3 legs (4th ,5th and 6th races) and Meadowlands would run the last 3 legs (7th, 8th and 9th races)
With such a format there is no confusion or special programs needed.

July 6, 2010 - 1:28 amMr. Fishers question must be

Mr. Fishers question must be rhetorical("what happened to all the so called gamblers"). They have gone to greener pastures!!

July 5, 2010 - 4:58 pmI tried to bet it in Dresden

I tried to bet it in Dresden and was told by the seller that it wasn't available.

July 5, 2010 - 4:08 pmSad to see a great idea not

Sad to see a great idea not given a chance to work out some of the kinks,the value this type of bet offered to horseplayers was the best i have seen in all long time, and as far as one of those kinks,for an idea to gain any traction people need to have a vested interest, so a$2
min. would have almost insured a carryover to week three and created that interest,just look at pool size of lotto max at $5 compared to 6/49 at$2.Launch of this wager would have also been a great time to include Mohawk as a third track,could you imagine a three week carryover into the North America cup elims night with about $300,000?

July 5, 2010 - 2:08 pmI agree 100% Allan. 15 horse

Dan Fisher SAID...

I agree 100% Allan. 15 horse fields raced at 1 1/4 miles and you would've had a $2 million carryover by now. Maybe they'll restructure it and try again.

July 5, 2010 - 1:33 pmMany people were disgruntled

Anne Stepien SAID...

Many people were disgruntled with the poor posting of results the first week it ran. Payouts were not posted till just before the last race went off at The Meadowlands. It also seems that this wager wasn't publicized much except on Horsemen's sites like SC and USTA. At my local simulcast center many of the tellers didn't have a clue what the wager was or even when it was offered.

July 5, 2010 - 1:25 pmHate to say I told you so,

Marty Adler SAID...

Hate to say I told you so, but........check out the response to the Stan Bergstein interview with Norm Borg on Trot Radio, dated: March 30, 2010 8:17 am ET.

Now what?

Some responses that day were not just rants. Some responses provided insight. Where are the leaders? I can name names, but they are way too obvious!

Yours for integrity and transparency,
Marty Adler

July 5, 2010 - 12:40 pmGamblers want to bet into

Allan Schott SAID...

Gamblers want to bet into giant pots and with the Metro Six Shooter being hit each week, the pools weren't big enough to gain their interest. What we need to do to get a jackpot type wager on a consistent basis is have a second tier of horses in each race in order to make more possible combinations and to lengthen the races in order to give the second tier horses more time to get involved seriously in a race.

July 5, 2010 - 12:35 pmWhat happened to all of the

Dan Fisher SAID...

What happened to all of the so-called gamblers out there who complain about take-out ? Here was a bet where the pool was SEEDED by $30,000 per week and the most you could bet in a week was $47,243 !!! What a shame.

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