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Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet: Handle Up, Despite ‘Struggle’ With Entries, Horse Population

A successful return to action for Game Winner, a Grade 2 repeat for Marley’s Freedom and the first local riding title for 21-year-old apprentice Jorge Velez highlighted the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The nine-day season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2019 at Los Alamitos. F. Jack Liebau, the […]

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Remington Park Sees Bump In Handle, Field Size For Thoroughbred Season

The recently concluded 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season produced positive pari-mutuel handle numbers compared to the 2017 season. The 67-day season total handle on Remington Park racing was up 7.4% over last year. The total wagering on Remington Park’s 609 races conducted reached $71,798,190, up 7.4% compared to the $66,844,252 played in the 2017 season. […]

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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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Rain, Rain: Saratoga Turf Racing, Betting Handle Take A Hit

A summer of heavy rain in the Northeast is taking its toll on Saratoga’s betting handle. The Daily Racing Form reports all-sources handle for the first 22 days of the meet was down 9.1 percent from the same stretch last year. On-track wagering is down about 10 percent from 2017. According to NYRA, more than […]

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Justify’s Triple Crown Bid Gives Healthy Boost To Belmont Meet Handle

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated all-sources handle of $634,276,776, a 9.1 percent increase over the 2017 Belmont spring/summer meet. Average daily handle over the 53 days of racing was $11,967,486, an 11.1 percent increase over 2017. The June 9 Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify’s […]

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U.S. Betting Handle Sees Continued Growth In Second Quarter

Wagering on horse racing in the U.S. continued to show an increase in June, the second quarter and year-over-year, based on statistics released Thursday by Equibase. The second quarter results came on the heels of positive numbers in the first quarter. Even though U.S. races, race days and starts declined by about 2 percent in […]

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Paulick Report 7/5 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Find out what’s happened today in the world of horse racing with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow shares news from Keeneland’s sales company about changes to upcoming sales and the addition of a new auction. Plus, how the latest economic indicators look for racing, and the Paulick Report adds a […]

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Gulfstream Championship Meet: Total Handle Approached $1 Billion, Set New Record

Gulfstream Park shattered total handle records during its 89-day Championship Meet, highlighted by The Stronach Group’s innovative $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1). Total handle during the Championship Meet was $957 million, eclipsing last year’s record of $867 million by 10.4 percent. Handle including total simulcast was […]

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Meadowlands Produces Ninth Straight Evening With Over $3M Handle

Healthy dividends–including a late Pick 4 which paid nearly $4,000 on a 50¢ ticket and a 52-1 upset from Fan of Terror in the featured ninth race–contributed to a ninth consecutive card with over $3 million in handle at The Meadowlands on Saturday (February 27) evening. A total of $3,342,144 was wagered on the 14-race […]

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Hawthorne Harness Meet Handle ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Hawthorne Race Course hosted its first harness meet in eight years this winter, beginning Jan. 8 and set to end Saturday night. Director of publicity and racing analyst Jim Miller told drf.com that the meet’s handle “exceeded expectations,” due to the racing secretary’s efforts to card full fields with claiming conditions and the fact that […]

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