2019 Charles Town Classic Card Produces Record Handle

by | 04.22.2019 | 5:13pm
Flores kisses Runnin'toluvya after his Charles Town Classic win

Anchored by Saturday's Charles Town Classic card which produced a single day wagering mark for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the track was able to also set a new monthly record as handle per race for April checked in at $203,681 – the first time more than $200,000 has been bet per race over a given month in the track's history.

The $20,775,500 in all-sources handle for April over the course of 102 races allowed it to easily break the prior high of $176,366 put through the windows for each race held in April of 2018. Prior to April 2015, Charles Town had yet to record a month where north of $150,000 in wagering was generated per race but has now seen eight such months in the prior four years.

Much like the month of April as a whole, this Saturday's Charles Town Classic day easily reached past the prior record for the largest single card handle as players wagered $5,720,374 over the thirteen-race program, which outpaced Charles Town Classic day in 2015 by more than $870,000. Additionally, the $277,107 bet on site was the largest on-track handle in three years. The last ten Charles Town Classic cards now represent the ten highest single day handles in track history.

Charles Town will resume live racing during Kentucky Derby week with its next scheduled card taking place on Thursday, May 2 with the track's standard evening post time of 7:00 P.M. EST.

Highest Monthly Wagering Per Race Totals

1. April 2019 – $203,681

2. April 2018 – $176,366

3. April 2017 – $162,021

4. June 2018 – $161,045

5. May 2018 – $160,567

6. March 2018 – $160,105

7. March 2019 – $159,056

8. April 2015 – $153,083

9. July 2018 – $148,627

10. April 2013 – $148,105

Highest Single Card Handle

1. 2019 Charles Town Classic (4/20/19) – $5,720,375

2. 2015 Charles Town Classic (4/18/15) – $4,847,106

3. 2016 Charles Town Classic (4/23/16) – $4,424,048

4. 2013 Charles Town Classic (4/20/13) – $4,398,985

5. 2017 Charles Town Classic (4/22/17) – $3,900,680

6. 2014 Charles Town Classic (4/19/14) – $3,578,237

7. 2012 Charles Town Classic (4/14/12) – $3,441,632

8. 2018 Charles Town Classic (4/21/18) – $3,332,933

9. 2010 Charles Town Classic (4/17/10) – $2,584,876

10. 2011 Charles Town Classic (4/16/11) – $2,553,416

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