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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 betfair.com 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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Opening Day Handle At Saratoga Tops $20 Million For Second Consecutive Year

Opening Day of the 2018 season at Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $20,247,319, the second consecutive season that wagering exceeded this milestone figure. On-track handle was $5,403,833, an increase of nearly eight percent over 2017. Opening day of racing was highlighted by the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for juvenile fillies, the first stakes […]

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Total, Average Handle Significantly Increased At Golden Gate’s Winter/Spring Meet

Golden Gate Fields continued growing its Thoroughbred product during the Winter/Spring Meet with total handle up 15.85 percent and the daily average handle up 20.73 percent over the previous year. Total handle was $302 million, up from $255 million last winter and spring. Daily average handle for the meet ending June 10 was $3.180 million, […]

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Lone Star’s Opening Night Handle Up 55 Percent Over 2017

Lone Star Park kicked off its 2018 Thoroughbred Season last week with notable increases in handle. Total handle on the opening night card was $1.5 million the highest single-day handle since Memorial Day 2011 and a 55% increase over opening day last year. The total handle for the 4-day combined opening weekend was the best […]

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Total Handle Up 11 Percent During 2018 Oaklawn Racing Season

Record-setting Arkansas Derby (G1) and Rebel Stakes (G2) days contributed to an 11 percent increase in total handle during Oaklawn’s recently concluded 2018 live season. An estimated crowd of 64,500 turned out April 14 to watch Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon remain a perfect four-for-four with his impressive victory in the $1 million Arkansas […]

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California Handle Up Nearly 12 Percent In First Three Months Of 2018

The total handle at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields, Sacramento and Los Alamitos is up significantly in the first three months of 2018, according to drf.com. A total of $764 million has gone through the four tracks, an increase of 11.85 percent over the same period in 2017. Last year’s wet weather likely played a […]

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‘Sensational’: All Three Of Saturday’s Derby Preps Recorded Increased Handle

Saturday saw a trio of Kentucky Derby prep races run across the United States, and each of the day’s cards at Keeneland, Aqueduct and Santa Anita demonstrated handle increases over 2017. On Blue Grass day, Keeneland set non-Breeders’ Cup single-day wagering records for all-sources handle, Pick 4 and Pick 5 pools. Total all-sources handle was […]

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Gulfstream Reports Another Record Handle On Second Pegasus World Cup Card

Gulfstream Park registered an all-sources handle of $41,983,881 Saturday on its second Pegasus World Cup Day, highlighted when Horse of the Year Gun Runner won the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) by 2 ½ lengths over West Coast. Gunnevera finished third. The $41.983 million handle – a 4 percent increase over last year’s previous Pegasus […]

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All Sources Handle Up 23 Percent Saturday At Santa Anita Park

With seven Winter Meet racing days in the books, momentum continues to build at Santa Anita, as Saturday’s all sources pari-mutuel handle of $12.7 million marked a 23 percent increase over last year’s $10.3 million. Along with the fact a number of tracks back east were shuttered due to inclement weather, robust field size (9.4 […]

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Average Handle Up 36 Percent At Close Of Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meeting

The all turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet came to a close on Saturday night with huge gains in on-track and simulcast handle as Victor Lebron was leading rider and Jorge Navarro and John T. Toscano Jr. tied for top trainer. Having run eight cards over the Big M lawn, on-track handle averaged $151,422, an 82% increase over last year’s […]

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