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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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Pimlico Announces Record Handle, Attendance On Black-Eyed Susan Friday

The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and total handle on Friday’s 93rd Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Gary and Mary West’s Actress winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Stronach Stable’s Shaman Ghost winning the $300,000 Xpressbet Pimlico Special (G3). Friday’s attendance was a record 50,339, topping the previous mark of 47,956 set last […]

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Kentucky Downs Tops HANA Ratings For Third Straight Year

Kentucky Downs’ five-date all-turf meet in September has topped the 2017 HANA Racetrack Rankings for the third consecutive year. The rankings, in their ninth year, are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study, according to a press release issued by the Horseplayers Association of […]

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Non-Derby Wagering Record Set On Rebel Day; Oaklawn Handled $10.7 Million

Total pari-mutuel wagering handle on Saturday’s races at Oaklawn was a record for March and a non-Arkansas Derby Day, Bobby Geiger, the track’s director of gaming and wagering, said Thursday morning. Oaklawn handled $10,752,313.15 –  $8,544,041.15 was bet off track – on the 11-race card that featured three stakes, including the $900,000 Rebel (G2), a […]

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Gulfstream’s Fountain Of Youth Day Reports Record Handle Of $26.693 Million

Gulfstream Park’s Fountain of Youth Day – highlighted Saturday by nine stakes races and Gunnevera’s impressive 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth – handled a record $26.693 million. Total handle on the 13-race program eclipsed the previous record set last year of $24.291 million. “It was a great afternoon highlighted by the […]

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Laurel’s Winter Carnival Handles Record $4.9 Million

Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival Saturday– featuring six stakes worth $850,000 including the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) and $250,000 General George (G3) – handled a record $4.928 million. Last year the Maryland Jockey Club ran the Barbara Fritchie on Winter Carnival and the General George on the Monday after the Carnival. Total handle on Winter Carnival […]

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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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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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Record Attendance, Handle Reported At Wyoming Downs

Wyoming Downs’ 2,700 fans set an all-time attendance record on Sunday, July 31, capping off the track’s last 2016 live horse racing day. Saturday and Sunday’s combined 5,012 total secured a record weekend tally as well.  Closing weekend’s Wyoming-bred race was the season’s highest payout at $27,000 and the weekend landed a record $214,996 race […]

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Keeneland Posts All-Time Handle Record Of $21.7M On Blue Grass Day

Keeneland posted an all-time single-day handle record of $21,736,983 on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 9. All-sources wagering included $20,805,455 handled on Keeneland’s 11 live races; $423,679 wagered on the Big Apple/Bluegrass Pick 4; and on-track simulcast handle of $507,849. The record bested the previous record of $21,647,378 set on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April […]

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