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‘Embracing The Earlier-Than-Usual Start’: Opening Weekend Handle Up At Saratoga

Despite the earliest opening in the modern history of Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) exceeded all-sources handle for the first four days of the 2019 Saratoga meet compared to last year’s four-day Opening Weekend. NYRA announced today that all-sources handle from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14 totaled $73,441,101 […]

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Pimlico Reports Record Attendance, Handle On Black-Eyed Susan Day

The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and handle on Friday’s 95th Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing, LLC’s Point of Honor winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tenfold winning the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. Total handle on Friday’s 14-race Black-Eyed Susan […]

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2019 Charles Town Classic Card Produces Record Handle

Anchored by Saturday’s Charles Town Classic card which produced a single day wagering mark for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the track was able to also set a new monthly record as handle per race for April checked in at $203,681 – the first time more than $200,000 has been bet per race over […]

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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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Lone Star Park Announces 14 Percent Handle Increase In 2018

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie concluded its 22nd Thoroughbred Season Thursday with a record increase of 14.7% in average daily handle over 2017. That increase tops last year’s increase over 2016 of 11.7%, which set a track record a year ago. Daily average on-track handle on Lone Star increased 5.7% from 2017 and daily average export Handle […]

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Gulfstream Reports Increased Handle Over Fewer Days During Spring Meet

Gulfstream Park’s Spring meet, which concluded Saturday with the Summit of Speed, set new standards for total and average handle despite six fewer days of racing. Gulfstream’s total handle for the Spring was a record $334 million, up $22 million over 2017. Total handle on the Spring meet has climbed approximately $88 million since 2015. Average daily […]

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Monmouth: Handle, Attendance Increase For First Father’s Day Of Sports Betting

Both the total handle and on-track attendance demonstrated increases on Father’s Day Sunday at Monmouth Park, the first such holiday during which the track has offered sports wagering, according to the Asbury Park Press. The Father’s Day crowd of 23,768 patrons bested last year’s crowd by 5,241, while the on-track handle showed a 17-percent increase. […]

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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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Monmouth’s Food Truck Festival Draws Record Crowd, Handle On Saturday

The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival ends its three-day run on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, after proving once again to be a hit with racing fans and food enthusiasts alike. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. for the final day for the 45 food trucks on site. Monmouth Park’s live card on Monday will feature 11 races, topped by a $51,250 […]

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