The bigger the fields, the more potential for value. I’m not sure about the lottery terminals as the source, and whether that’s a good idea, but larger field sizes? Very good for the bettor.
NYRA Tracks Could Have Bigger Field Sizes | BloodHorse.com
The New York Racing Association predicted the size of fields at its tracks could grow by an average of one-half to one horse per race in the coming year thanks to higher purses from the new video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct.