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Where to Watch Live Racing Free of Charge on the Internet
By Glen Todd
Over the last week we have had several emails on HPI not allowing live video of races around the country because of players not reaching the criteria of HPI which we explained earlier in the week.
Of course its in our best interest that players bet and watch races on HPI as its one of our largest sources of income during the year. HPI is owned and operated by Woodbine Entertainment Group in Toronto. All of our wagers at OTB’s and Racebooks etc are funneled thru the HPI platform.
The reason for the criteria that HPI has we imagine is to try to recoup some of the signal costs. Signal alone costs Hastings over $3million dollars per year just to have all of the tracks it handles signals.
It was then said by many of our readers that they will go to Hastings, Fraser Downs or one of the OTB’s buy a racing form, make some bets and then go home to watch them over the internet. Because those racing fans are betting directly with a teller at one of the locations their wagers are not registered on their HPI accounts. We do believe but we will find out from the experts that if you use your HPI Card even at a teller the bet is credited to your account and if you bet at least $50 per week you will be allowed free access on HPI Video Feeds?
Anyways we said we would search out some free sites that allow access for free.
We do know that many of our locals use the APP (Horseracing.com) this is a free app available at the App Store. Horseracing.com even carries all of Hastings Live and many other tracks around North America but not all California Tracks. I think only Hollywood Park.
Cal Racing is a free site that carries all of the California tracks and has Entries, Results, Race Replays and Live Video Feeds from Golden Gate, Santa Anita, Betfair Hollywood Park, Delmar, the California Fairs and Fairplex.
Santa Anita and Delmar also have their own APP which are really great sites and both are avialable at the APP Store free of charge for your IPAD and IPHONE.
Turf Paradise has all of their races available on their Internet site free of charge at http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VIDI&id=turf&date=2010-10-01&seq=1&ext=1 on all race days at Turf Paradise.
Northlands Park in Edmonton also have a live feed at http://northlandspark.ca/racing/harness/live-video-feed-flash They also have all of their replays available on the same page.
Emerald Downs also have a live feed of all of their races at http://www.livestream.com/emeralddowns
Hastings of course have all of their live racing available at http://www.hastingsracecourse.com/racing/live_racing_feed.aspx and all of Hastings Replays are offered year round free of charge at http://www.hastingsracecourse.com/racing/replays/Hopefully that going to answer some of your questions and if you search around a little there is likely several more racing sites offering free live video.
But to close its in our best interest as a horsmen to bet on the HPI System as it produces a very large portion of our revenue that goes towards our allocation each year.