Attendance, Handle Increase At Keeneland Fall Meeting

Bolstered by strong community support and highlighted by championship-caliber racing, idyllic fall weather and special events aimed at benefiting the Central Kentucky region, Keeneland closed its 2019 Fall Meet today with significant increases in on-track attendance and record all-sources wagering. “We remain humbled by the depth of support from our fans, our horsemen and our […]

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Haskell Day Decisions Cost Monmouth Over 35 Percent Decline In Handle

The mid-day decision made by Monmouth Park officials to abbreviate and push back Saturday’s races produced a dramatic impact on handle and attendance. Announced figures for the Haskell card were $8,556,664 in handle and 25,173 fans through the turnstiles. Compared to last year’s Haskell card, the handle decreased by 36.1 percent. The announced attendance figure, […]

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Opening Weekend At Albuquerque Downs Sees Attendance, Handle Increases

Albuquerque Downs recorded substantial increases in on-track attendance and total handle during opening weekend of its 2019 season, June 28-30. According to figures reported to Equibase, the racing industry’s official information database, Albuquerque Downs drew a total of 9,142 fans from June 28-30, an increase of 63 percent over the 5,595 fans drew during its […]

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Pimlico Reports Record Attendance, Handle On Black-Eyed Susan Day

The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and handle on Friday’s 95th Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing, LLC’s Point of Honor winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tenfold winning the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. Total handle on Friday’s 14-race Black-Eyed Susan […]

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‘Dream Result’: Hong Kong-Swept International Races Draw Record Handle

Glorious Forever’s victory in the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup wrapped up a first ever Hong Kong clean-sweep at the Hong Kong International Races and capped a stellar occasion of world class sport at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday, Dec. 9. A vocal crowd of 96,388 enjoyed four stunning races. Beauty Generation was sensational in slamming […]

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Attendance Up, Handle Down 4 Percent At 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Following back-to-back Breeders’ Cup wins by Roy H and Stormy Liberal and a history-making win in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf by 4-year-old European super filly Enable, Accelerate’s victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a perfect day of racing at Churchill Downs in the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Total handle […]

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Ellis Park Meet Finishes With An Attendance, Wagering Flourish

If Ellis Park got off to a slow start in the steamy days at the beginning of its 2018 live-racing season, the track found its best stride midway through the meet with strong crowds and wagering that created considerable optimism about the future. That future began immediately after Monday’s closing card, with Ellis Park open year-round and […]

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Del Mar Handle Up Nine Percent Over First Three Weeks

The average all-sources handle at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the first three weeks of the meet has increased by 9.2 percent over that of 2017, according to In 2017, the first three weeks of the meet saw an average handle of $12,470,772, while this year the average is up to $13,617,082. Both ontrack […]

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Business Figures Up At Midpoint Of Monmouth Park Meeting

Monmouth Park hit the halfway mark of the 2018 meet on Saturday and enters Haskell Invitational week with across the board gains.  Through yesterday’s 26th live program, the track sports solid gains in live handle, overall handle and attendance. Despite poor weather for most of May that saw 73% of turf races moved to the main track, Monmouth is up eight […]

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