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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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Laurel’s Tesio Preview Card Sees Handle Increase 18 Percent

Total handle on Laurel Park’s Tesio Preview Day Saturday was up 18 percent over last year while in-state wagering was up 11.4 percent. Total handle on the 11-race program was $3.866 million. Saturday’s program, which featured five stakes races, was highlighted by Alwaysmining winning the $100,000 Private Terms and Las Setas winning the $100,000 Beyond […]

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Fountain Of Youth Card Produces Record Handle, Total Up Nine Percent Over 2018

Saturday’s 14-race program at Gulfstream Park, highlighted by Code of Honor’s victory in the 73rd running of the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), produced a record total handle on Fountain of Youth Day of $31,230,535, a 9-percent increase over last year’s 14-race program. Saturday’s 14-race program featured nine graded-stakes races. Along with Code of Honor’s […]

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Charles Town Reports Record Per-Race Wagering For Fourth Straight Season

When Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races concluded its live racing season on Saturday night, and with an all-sources handle of $2,207,509 thanks to the first mandatory payout of the Charles Town 6-12, the track also accomplished another feat: a new record for wagering volume per race for the fourth consecutive year. The $147,818 wagered […]

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Claiming Crown Handle Up 14 Percent To Kick Off Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Gulfstream Park opened its 2018-2019 Championship Meet with a record handle on the 20th edition of the Claiming Crown. Total handle on the 11-race program was $13.612 million, smashing the previous Claiming Crown record set last year of $11.925 million, or 14 percent. Handle on the Claiming Crown has grown every year since Gulfstream starting […]

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Santa Anita Announces Seven Percent Increase In Average Handle During Autumn Meet

With a staggering $6,746,114 in “new money” wagered, Santa Anita’s closing day 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot amounted to a total of $7,888,308 by fifth race post time, ensuring a massive all sources pari-mutuel pool of $18,948,679 on Sunday, which helped the track post increases in both on-track and all sources handle for the […]

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‘We Believe In This Sport’: Maryland Million Handle Up 30 Percent

Total handle on Saturday’s 33rd Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park was $5.704 million, an increase of 30.3 percent over last year and the largest handle on Maryland Million Day since 2007. It was also the first time since 2007 that total handle was over $5 million. An estimated 22,000 people witnessed history […]

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Laurel’s Fall Racing Festival Handle Up 35 Percent

Laurel Park’s Fall Festival of Racing, featuring the 27th running of the Xpressbet Frank De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) and six other stakes races, handled $5.073 million Saturday, an increase of 35.5 percent over last year’s program. Total handle in 2017 on the corresponding day was $3.743 million. Handle in 2016 was $4.513 million and […]

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Albuquerque Downs Reports 24 Percent Handle Increase During New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque Downs registered a 24-percent increase in total wagering handle during the 11-day New Mexico State Fair portion of its 2018 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet. According to figures reported to Equibase, a total of $3,010,221 was wagered on The Downs’ 104 live races from September 6-16, compared to $2,427,891 bet on 103 live […]

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