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Monmouth Opening Handle up 30 Percent Despite Rain

Monmouth Park kicked off its 68th season of Thoroughbred racing on Saturday with a stirring finish to the Decathlon Stakes, an enthusiastic crowd of 9,636 on hand despite monsoon-like weather, and a hefty increase in handle over last year. All-sources wagering soared on this first day of a 61-day meeting, reaching $6,192,305, a gain of […]

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HANDLE NUMBERS MAY NOT BE WHAT THEY SEEM

By Ray Paulick I hate to rain on Equibase and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s bad news parade, but there was some good news in horse racing’s monthly economic indicators released on Thursday. Average daily handle for the month of February increased by 4.80% in comparison to 2009 figures. Average daily purses were up by […]

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