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Gulfstream Reports Record Wagering In 2016; Handle Increases 13 Percent

Gulfstream Park announced today a record $1.774 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2016, a 9-percent increase over the previous record of $1.625 billion in 2015. Gulfstream also announced a record $1.508 billion was wagered on its live races in 2016, a 13-percent increase from the previous record of $1.338 billion in 2015. Gulfstream’s […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Increases Race Dates For 2017

The Maryland Jockey Club will increase the number of race dates it holds at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2017, reports the Baltimore Sun. This year, the MJC ran 154 days, and on Tuesday the track operator announced that the racing commission unanimously approved a schedule 162 days in 2017. “There’s been a lot of […]

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Keeneland’s Fall Meet Posts Double-Digit Gains In Handle And Attendance

Keeneland closed its 2016 Fall Meet, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of racing at the world-famous track, on Saturday with record total on-track attendance of 276,543 and substantial gains in on-track and all-sources wagering. Double-digit growth in attendance and handle for the 17-day Fall Meet, held Oct. 7-29, was fueled by full, top-quality fields that […]

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Maryland Million: Handle Up 18 Percent, Attendance Up 7 Percent

Total handle on Saturday’s 31st Jim McKay Maryland Million was up 18.5 percent over 2015 and a whopping 59.8 percent over 2014. Saturday’s program had a total handle of $4.476 million compared to $3.778 last year. Total handle in 2014 was $2.801 million. Attendance Saturday on Maryland Million was 21,722, an increase of 7.4 percent […]

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Gulfstream Park’s Summer Handle Up 14 Percent In 2016

Gulfstream Park’s summer meet – highlighted by full fields and a rejuvenated 2-year-old program – had a total handle of $556.9 million, an increase of $66.9 million over 2015. The $556.9 million represented a 14-percent increase over the 2015 handle of $490 million. Daily average handle from April 4 to Oct. 1 was nearly $5 […]

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Florida Sire Stakes Series Handle Up 40 Percent Overall

Gulfstream Park’s total handle on the third and final leg of the Florida Sire Stakes Saturday was up 53 percent while betting on the three-race series registered a 41 percent increase over 2015. Saturday’s final Sire Stakes card had a total handle Saturday of $9.4 million compared to $6.1 million in 2015. The three leg […]

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Commonwealth Day Handle Up 72.5 Percent At Laurel Park

Total handle Saturday on Laurel Park’s Commonwealth Day was up 72.5 percent from last year. Commonwealth Day, featuring victories by Deeply Undervalued in the Commonwealth Derby (G2) and Blacktype in the Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2), generated a total handle of $4.2 million compared to $2.4 million in 2015. Saturday’s card had two additional graded stakes […]

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Laurel Reports 50 Percent Handle Increase On Opening Weekend

The opening weekend of Laurel Park’s fall meet was a success with a 50-percent increase over last year’s opening weekend while racing an additional day. Total handle on Laurel’s three-day opening weekend was $7 million, compared to last year’s two-day opening of $3.5 million. Laurel’s Saturday program included six stakes and $525,000 in stakes purses. […]

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Wagering At Ellis Park Up Over Nine Percent Despite Rainy Summer

An Ellis Park meet that had high expectations more than lived up to the hopes of what enhanced purses would do for the racing quality, and subsequently for betting and fan appeal. “From my standpoint, the racing was the best since I’ve been here — by far,” said racing secretary Dan Bork, completing his 10th […]

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Kentucky Downs Reports 26 Percent Handle Increase Over Opening Day 2015

Kentucky Downs kicked off its 2016 meeting in style on Saturday with a 10-race card offering a total of over $2.1 million in purses and averaging 11.3 starters per race. The Franklin, KY track was rewarded by horseplayers with a cumulative all-sources handle of $4,630,239.82, a 26 percent increase over the 2015 figure of $3,648,792. […]

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