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Del Mar Reports Record On-Track Wagering For 2017 Breeders’ Cup

Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the first-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Racing fans responded to the full fields of the world’s fastest horses with their support at the betting windows, as the two-day wagering totals for the event […]

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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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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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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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Ambitious Canterbury Officials Not Content With This Year’s Gains

Despite posting strong numbers at the end of its season as its competitors struggle to maintain business, Canterbury Park officials say they aren’t ready to rest on their laurels just yet. Eric Halstrom, vice president of racing operations for the track, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that purses will rise again in 2016 as Canterbury tries […]

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Ellis Reports On-Track Handle Increase Of 17 Percent For Summer Meet

Ellis Park concluded its 93rd race meet Monday, Sept. 7 with healthy signs that bode well for its future. Live on-track handle increased 17.4 percent from $4.3 million last year to $5.0 million this season and the average starter per race grew 13.7 percent 7.3 in 2014 to 8.2 in 2015. Contributing to the higher […]

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Single-Day Handle Record Falls at Kentucky Downs

A 10-race card that offered four stakes races, coupled with off-site wagering helped Kentucky Downs break its single-day handle record on Saturday with an all-sources total of $4,253,567. The Daily Racing Form reports that by comparison, the Kentucky Downs handle surpassed that at Churchill Downs ($3.1 million) and Los Alamitos ($3.9 million). The former record […]

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Belmont Day Marks Record Handle, Third-Highest Attendance

With a Triple Crown bid on the line and 10 outstanding stakes races on the card, this year’s Belmont Stakes Day proved to be a smashing hit, with the on-track handle of $19,105,877 and all-sources handle of $150,249,399 easily setting all-time NYRA records. The on-track handle figure includes money wagered at Belmont Park, at Aqueduct […]

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Ellis Park Concludes with Sharp Drop in Handle

While attendance figures were up during the recently concluded summer meet at Ellis Park, the numbers weren’t quite as encouraging when it came to both all-sources and on-track handle. According to the Blood-Horse, the Henderson, Ky., racetrack reported a drop of 17 percent in all-sources handle as compared with 2012. Track officials attribute the decline […]

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