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The crowd at Oaklawn for the Rebel Stakes card
Non-Derby Wagering Record Set On Rebel Day; Oaklawn Handled $10.7 Million

Total pari-mutuel wagering handle on Saturday’s races at Oaklawn was a record for March and a non-Arkansas Derby Day, Bobby Geiger, the track’s director of gaming and wagering, said Thursday morning. Oaklawn handled $10,752,313.15 –  $8,544,041.15 was bet off track – on the 11-race card that featured three stakes, including the $900,000 Rebel (G2), a […]

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Gunnevera wins the Fountain of Youth
Gulfstream’s Fountain Of Youth Day Reports Record Handle Of $26.693 Million

Gulfstream Park’s Fountain of Youth Day – highlighted Saturday by nine stakes races and Gunnevera’s impressive 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth – handled a record $26.693 million. Total handle on the 13-race program eclipsed the previous record set last year of $24.291 million. “It was a great afternoon highlighted by the […]

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Laurel’s Winter Carnival Handles Record $4.9 Million

Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival Saturday– featuring six stakes worth $850,000 including the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3) – handled a record $4.928 million. Last year the Maryland Jockey Club ran the Barbara Fritchie on Winter Carnival and the General George on the Monday after the Carnival. Total handle on Winter Carnival […]

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Irish War Cry wins the Holy Bull
Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Program Handles Record $19.7 Million

One week after establishing an all-time record for total handle of $40.2 million, Gulfstream Park’s 12-race Holy Bull program Saturday handled $19.775 million. It was a record handle on Holy Bull Day, topping the previous mark of $17 million last year. Saturday’s Holy Bull program included five stakes races including the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy […]

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Racing at Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Reports Record Wagering In 2016; Handle Increases 13 Percent

Gulfstream Park announced today a record $1.774 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2016, a 9-percent increase over the previous record of $1.625 billion in 2015. Gulfstream also announced a record $1.508 billion was wagered on its live races in 2016, a 13-percent increase from the previous record of $1.338 billion in 2015. Gulfstream’s […]

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Racing at Wyoming Downs
Record Attendance, Handle Reported At Wyoming Downs

Wyoming Downs’ 2,700 fans set an all-time attendance record on Sunday, July 31, capping off the track’s last 2016 live horse racing day. Saturday and Sunday’s combined 5,012 total secured a record weekend tally as well.  Closing weekend’s Wyoming-bred race was the season’s highest payout at $27,000 and the weekend landed a record $214,996 race […]

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Brody's Cause wins the Blue Grass
Keeneland Posts All-Time Handle Record Of $21.7M On Blue Grass Day

Keeneland posted an all-time single-day handle record of $21,736,983 on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 9. All-sources wagering included $20,805,455 handled on Keeneland’s 11 live races; $423,679 wagered on the Big Apple/Bluegrass Pick 4; and on-track simulcast handle of $507,849. The record bested the previous record of $21,647,378 set on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April […]

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Nyquist wins the Florida Derby on a record day for Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Sets All-Time Handle Record Of $32 Million On Florida Derby Day

Gulfstream Park set an all-time handle record of $32.092 million Saturday on its 14-race Florida Derby program, highlighted by Nyquist’s victory in the 65th running of the $1 million Florida Derby. Saturday’s record handle – the first $30 million handle in its state-of-the-art facility – eclipsed last year’s record of $27.255 by 18 percent […]

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Destin wins the Tampa Bay Derby
Tampa ‘Festival Day’ Handle An All-Time High At $12.25 Million

A few years from now, and even further down the road, many in Saturday’s Festival Day 36 Presented by Lambholm South crowd of 10,206 will begin discussions with “I was at Tampa Bay Downs that day. …” The memories will carry an even brighter glow if Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner Destin […]

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Fountain Of Youth Day Generates Record Handle; Rainbow 6 Tops Two Million

Gulfstream Park established a record total handle for Fountain of Youth Day with $24.113 million wagered on the Saturday’s 13-race card, highlighted by undefeated Mohaymen’s victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2). Saturday’s record-handle topped the previous Fountain of Youth Day handle of $20.680 million set last year. “We’re extremely pleased with Saturday’s […]

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