Originally Posted by golfkat
I don't blame anyone for using Brisnet. DRF PP are very expensive.
In fact I have never seen anything as expensive. They charge you
4.50 a card with formulater. That is just one card. If you want to
play two tracks that is 9.00.
Last year in October they gave me an end of the year special. Every
track with formulater for $25. I am sure they made money on that
deal. That is what they should charge all the time.
I like BRISNet as well. Yesterday I went to Santa Anita w/ my fiancee and planned on playing SA and GGF. Wanted to get a headstart on the handicapping from home so I had three options: (1) drive somewhere to buy the Form, (2) download DRF PPs (would have been $6), or (3) download BRISNet PPs that are free if you place a wager on those tracks that day through TwinSpires.com. I have had one of these accounts for nearly 10 years (it's had several names during those years) that always has a little money in it just for that purpose. When I do this, I'll usually just place a $2 show bet on a race at each track to ensure the free PPs, usually in the first race. My show bet at SA was on the second choice in race 1, who ran 2nd for $3.20. Wow. But in the 2nd (I think it was the second) I liked a horse that I thought had a chance to win at a price - bet it, and it won and paid $19.20. Of course I rarely pull this off, but if you figure the take out on mutuel pools is around 15%, then your $2 bet has a 30 cent losing expectation... thus BRIS PPs are 30 cents a card. Lovely.