HPIbet comes to Inverness
Father’s Day was extra special for Daddy Let Me Drive as Rodney Gillis led Sunday’s feature race from gate to wire, holding off Intended Royalty in a thrilling stretch drive to win by a nose in 1:57.4 for owner D.F. Beaton.
June 23, 2021
-by Bill Dunphy
A thrilling feature race, a runaway horse, a 1:57.3 trip, two wins for two new arrivals and the arrival of HPIbet – complete with glitches – marked the first day of racing at Inverness Raceway.
The six-dash card coincided with Father’s Day on Sunday, but unfortunately, fans and spectators were not allowed on the premises.
The absence of wagering in the parimutuel building was supposed to be offset with Inverness Raceway joining HPIbet, an online betting service provided by the Woodbine Entertainment Group.
However, the service went live too late for race one, was available for race two, but then the feed stayed frozen on race two for the remainder of the card.