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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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Gulfstream Reports Increases In Total, Average Handle Over Spring Meeting

Gulfstream Park’s spring meet, which concluded Friday, showed record increases in total and average handle for the second consecutive year. Total handle on Gulfstream’s races for the meet was $312 million, a 13-percent increase while surpassing last year’s record of $276 million and the 2015 total of $246 million. Average handle also continued rise, climbing to […]

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Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed Handle Up 30 Percent Over 2016

Gulfstream Park set a record on Summit of Speed Day with total handle Saturday of $12,660,617. Saturday’s handle eclipsed the previous year’s handle of $9,702 million by 30 percent and the 2015 handle of $8,071 by 50 percent. The 14-race card featured victories by Curlin’s Approval in the Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Princess Rooney […]

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Total Handle Up 32 Percent In First Two Days Of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Both total handle and on-track handle for the first two days of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival increased significantly over 2016’s festival, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced Friday. On-track handle for Thursday and Friday was a combined $4.13 million, a more than 18% increase. Total handle for the two days was $31.07 […]

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Gulfstream’s Holy Bull Program Handles Record $19.7 Million

One week after establishing an all-time record for total handle of $40.2 million, Gulfstream Park’s 12-race Holy Bull program Saturday handled $19.775 million. It was a record handle on Holy Bull Day, topping the previous mark of $17 million last year. Saturday’s Holy Bull program included five stakes races including the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy […]

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CHRB: ADW Licenses Extended Six Months, Report Indicates Handle Increase

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 26, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Jesse Choper, George Krikorian, Araceli Ruano, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. A report was released by the CHRB which indicated that handle across California racetracks had increased 2 percent in […]

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‘Eye-Catching’ Numbers For Oaklawn’s New Pick-5 Wager

Corresponding all-source handle Friday on the new Pick-5 at Oaklawn was up almost 800 percent compared to the multi-race wager it replaced, Bobby Geiger, Oaklawn’s director of gaming and wagering, said Saturday morning. Geiger said total wagering on the Pick-5 (last five races) was $39,846 – $32,926 off track and $6,920 on track. All-source handle […]

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