EVAN DANIELS OF SCOUT.COM WILL BE HOSTING A LIVE BLOG ON THIS WEBSITE ON THURSDAY AT 7:30PM TO ANSWER ALL OF YOUR RECRUITING QUESTIONS. YOU WILL GET ONE HOUR WITH EVAN (and me and beisner) SO THE QUESTIONS BETTER BE TOP NOTCH TO BE ANSWERED. EVAN IS THE BEST IN THE BUISNESS, ALONG WITH RUMBAUGH, AND IT SHOULD BE A TON OF GREAT INFO.
Chruchill Downs has been getting much higher reviews for their second attempt at night racing, as staff increased and lines went down. The racetrack drew about 1,000 fans less than the previous try, but take a look at approx. how much more money Churchill brought in from gate sales for these two nights of racing.
NORMAL FRIDAY ATTENDANCE: 5,000 x $3.00 ticket= $15,000 x 2 days= $30,000
FIRST NIGHT RACING ATTENDANCE: 28,001 x $10.00 ticket= $280,010
SECOND NIGHT RACING ATTENDANCE: 27, 613 x $6.00 ticket= $165,678
TOTAL NIGHT RACING REVENUE: $445, 688
This means that Churchill Downs brought in an extra $415,000 approx. in ticket sales for just two nights of racing. Of course, they had to increase staff costs the second night. But, when you include the amount of beer/concessions sold at these two nights, Churchill certainly made a good choice in trying this idea. The track still has one more night race planned for Thursday.
1. Speaking of scout.com and the boys that run it, they just released their updated 2011 rankings, and as you would expect, Kentucky is VERY involved in alot of the Top 20. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
2. My lord, were those horns during soccer matches annoying or what? The US finally gave us a reason to watch a game, and all we hear is a swarm of bees around the stadium.
3. How young is too young? The question has been raised again after a Colorado 12-year-old was killed on Sunday while participating in a bull riding rodeo. This article claims it was a “fluke” accident, yet it appears the boy was killed when the bull stepped on his chest. In my mind, that is not a fluke, that is called part of the sport. The risk of the animal stepping on you. I think our society OVERPROTECTS the children of today, BUT the risk is far too great, even with protective gear, to put a 12-year-old on a bull.