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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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Attendance, In-State Handle Show Slight Increases On Maryland Million Day

Attendance and in-state handle was up Saturday at Laurel Park on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. A festive crowd of 22,682 watched the 32nd running of the Million, up 4.4 percent over last year. Total handle on Million Day was $4.377 million compared to $4.476 in 2016. In-state handle was $566,086, up 2.8 percent over the […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Handle 37 Percent Higher Than In 2016

It was all in the family for Friday night’s early double at the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet as Ataway Max captured the opener and his older sister, More Trix, took the second on the six-race card.  Handle for the evening came in at $1,401,489, a 37% increase over the comparable night in 2016. With a three-wide rally, Ataway […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Handle Up 50 Percent On Opening Night

The all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands Thoroughbred meet kicked off Friday night with Poochy storming down the stretch to take the $37,500 allowance feature by 8 ¼ lengths as handle on the six-program came in at $1,321,702, a 50.4% increase over last year’s opening night handle. “It was a great start to a great meet,” said Dennis Drazin, Chairman and […]

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Canterbury Average Daily Handle Up Nearly Four Percent In 2017

The 67-day meet at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park concluded with a slight gain in total handle, the amount of dollars wagered, compared to last season even though six fewer races were run in 2017. Total handle was $43.67 million, a .9 percent increase, while average daily handle was up 3.9 percent at $651,839. The number of […]

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Travers Day Handle Second Highest All-Time

Saturday’s all-star Travers card at Saratoga saw a near-record figure in terms of all-sources handle, second only to 2015 when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah appeared. This year’s handle rang in at $47,870,984, a five-percent increase over 2016 but less than the $49,668,754 wagered in 2015. On-track attendance was announced at 47,725, a 1.9 percent decrease from […]

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Opening Day At Saratoga Sees 14 Percent Handle Increase

Opening Day of the 2017 season at Saratoga Race Course saw all-sources handle of $20,332,051, a 14.47 percent increase over the 2016 opening day total. The day of racing was highlighted by a stunning performance by Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is. The 2-year-old filly romped to an impressive nine-length victory in the Grade 3, […]

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Indiana Derby Sets New Track Records For Handle, Attendance

The 2017 Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby, won by J. Paul Reddam’s Irap, established new track records for handle for a single race and for the highest handle ever in the history of racing at Indiana Grand. A total of $1.150 million was wagered on the Indiana Derby, an increase of five percent over last […]

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Ellis Park Reports 62 Percent Handle Increase On Opening Day

Total betting on Saturday’s opening card at Ellis Park was $1,789,882 — up 62 percent over the $1,106,508 wagered on last year’s first day of racing. That breaks down to $232,276  bet on Ellis at Ellis (up 14 percent over 2016) and $1,557,715 bet off track on Ellis’ nine-race card (up 72 percent percent over […]

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