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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Idea Guy

He's at it again, and I think he's on to something. Our fellow blogger and TBA founder, Handride (Handy, for short) has a post up over at Thoroughbred Times about some pretty sharp ideas for rebranding the Breeders' Cup. He writes about his system for determining who gets into the BC gate and to be frank, the actual gate to be selected via standings determined from graded stakes results. He came up with the standings idea years ago (see TBA Standings in the left margin) and now he's putting the concept to good use. The current Win & You're In system is confusing and to be honest, for the race I covered over at the NTRA (the Dirt Mile), only one of the four qualifiers even ran in the actual race. Not really a big lead in to race day.

Let's start beating the drum, folks, if Patrick can sell the editor of the TTimes, we're on our way to making some noise. A lot of my fellow bloggers have blown the "keep it simple" horn in the past and this is another avenue to simplify something that is currently a complex hot mess. All aboard?

1 Comment:

Handride said...

God I hope so. Otherwise it will be back to the woodpile for me.


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