Indiana Derby Sets New Track Records For Handle, Attendance

by | 07.16.2017 | 12:51am
TVG's Peter Lurie, Indiana Grand's Rachel McLaughlin, and WISH-TV's Anthony Calhoun preparing for Indiana Derby broadcast in front of record-setting crowd

The 2017 Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby, won by J. Paul Reddam's Irap, established new track records for handle for a single race and for the highest handle ever in the history of racing at Indiana Grand. A total of $1.150 million was wagered on the Indiana Derby, an increase of five percent over last year's record total of $1.095 million.

Wagering on the entire card surpassed the $3.3 million mark after the Indiana Derby with one race left on the program. The total handle from the 2016 Indiana Derby Night was $3,156,859. The final handle for the evening, a new track record, totaled $3.581 million on the 10-race card, a total increase of more than 13 percent.

Attendance for the evening was 13,622, also surpassing last year's record attendance of 12,974 by five percent.

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