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Belmont Fall Meet Generates Slight Handle Increase In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the 2019 Belmont Park fall meet generated all-sources handle of $274,929,718, a 2.2 percent increase in all-sources handle over the 2018 Belmont Park fall meet. Originally scheduled for 38 days of live racing, NYRA was forced to cancel the entire card on Thursday, October 17 […]

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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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‘Memorable’ Maryland Million Day Records Slight Increase In Handle

Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the […]

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Kentucky Downs Continues To Break Wagering Records Over 2019 Season

A total of $7,564,345 was wagered Sunday at Kentucky Downs, up from the corresponding fourth day of the meet last year, when $7,329,490 was bet on a Sunday card that was postponed to the following Wednesday after a deluge of rain flooded the region. Kentucky Downs has topped its previous mark for wagering from all […]

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Saratoga Meet Generates Record $700 Million In All-Sources Handle

For the first time in history, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted over a five-day race week and included the cancellation of a full Saturday card of racing. Wagering from all-sources totaled $705,343,949 a staggering […]

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Ellis’ Kentucky Downs Preview Card Sees 36 Handle Increase

When he put in the claim slip for Factor This a year ago at Saratoga, trainer Brad Cox did so believing there was stakes-winning potential within the colt that just needed the right scenario to surface. Even after watching the 4-year-old drop his first three starts for his new connections, Cox still saw enough intangibles […]

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‘Embracing The Earlier-Than-Usual Start’: Opening Weekend Handle Up At Saratoga

Despite the earliest opening in the modern history of Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) exceeded all-sources handle for the first four days of the 2019 Saratoga meet compared to last year’s four-day Opening Weekend. NYRA announced today that all-sources handle from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14 totaled $73,441,101 […]

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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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Will Rogers Downs Concludes 2019 Season With Fewer Races, Increased Handle

Another successful thoroughbred meet comes to a close at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs, confirming a strong handle and full field in its 13 year of operation. The 2019 spring meet abandoned the traditional calendar for a later start date, allowing for more simulcast coverage across the country. The thoroughbred meet offered 10 races per […]

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Aqueduct’s Winter Meet Handle Up 14.2 Percent; On-Track Handle Up 20 Percent

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) announced Tuesday that the 60-day Aqueduct winter meet, which ran from December 7, 2018 to March 31 generated all-sources handle of $335,521,091, a 14.2 percent increase over the same period in 2017-18. Originally scheduled for 63 days of live racing, adverse weather conditions forced the full cancellation of […]

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