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‘The Little Racetrack That Could’: Fonner Park Concludes Unprecedented Season Of Racing

Fonner Park has concluded an extended and unprecedented season of racing after adapting a standard 11-week racing season into a 15-week season that totaled 40 days of racing. Fonner Park began its race meet on February 21 and enjoyed a 10 percent increase in handle for the first three weeks of the season. Due to […]

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Fonner Park Sets New Single-Day Handle Record; Live Meet’s Future Remains In Flux

Monday, March 23, 2020 was a monumental day in the history of Fonner Park for parimutuel handle. Unfortunately, that was not the case for purse contribution or for recouping expenses to conduct racing. “With today’s all-time record mutuel handle of $1,340,047, we have funded only four future races, plus we did not even cover our […]

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Gulfstream Reports Record Handle Of $36 Million On Fountain Of Youth Day

Gulfstream Park’s 14-race program Saturday, highlighted by Ete Indien’s victory in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2), produced a record total handle on Fountain of Youth Day of $36,522,388. The previous record was $31.230 million set on last year’s 14-race program. Fountain of Youth Day handle has grown each year since 2015, when total […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Reports Record Handle For Festival Preview Day

Tampa Bay Downs put its best foot forward on a record-setting Festival Preview Day on Saturday, but perhaps the main takeaway for the 5,360 fans, horsemen and track employees was a refreshing reminder of the sport’s international scope and widespread appeal. Jockeys from Venezuela (Daniel Centeno and Samy Camacho); Puerto Rico (Hall of Famer John […]

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Gulfstream Celebrates Record Single-Day, Weekend Handles For December

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet has gotten off to a flying start with consecutive record weekends in the month of December. Sunday’s 11-race program wrapped up a record December weekend in which total handle Saturday and Sunday was $26.088 million, eclipsing the previous record of $22.143 million, set Dec. 7-8. Total handle on Saturday’s card, featuring […]

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Gulfstream’s Claiming Crown Program Sets All-Time Handle Record Of $13.846 Million

The 21st running of the Claiming Crown Saturday at Gulfstream Park set an all-time handle record of $13.846 million. The previous record handle on the Claiming Crown was $13.612 million set last year at Gulfstream Park. Saturday’s 11-race program was highlighted by Leitone’s victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel and four stakes wins by […]

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Remington Park Sets New Record Handle On Oklahoma Derby Card

The Oklahoma Derby Day program on Sunday, Sept. 29 generated a record pari-mutuel handle day for Remington Park. The 13-race program featured eight stakes events including the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby and Grade 3 Remington Park Oaks. Total handle for Remington Park racing on Sept. 29 was $3,086,572 and included money wagered on-track, from export […]

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Kentucky Downs Continues To Break Wagering Records Over 2019 Season

A total of $7,564,345 was wagered Sunday at Kentucky Downs, up from the corresponding fourth day of the meet last year, when $7,329,490 was bet on a Sunday card that was postponed to the following Wednesday after a deluge of rain flooded the region. Kentucky Downs has topped its previous mark for wagering from all […]

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Saratoga Meet Generates Record $700 Million In All-Sources Handle

For the first time in history, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted over a five-day race week and included the cancellation of a full Saturday card of racing. Wagering from all-sources totaled $705,343,949 a staggering […]

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