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Record Turnover Highlights Longines Hong Kong International Races

Time Warp’s victory in the HK$25 million Longines Hong Kong Cup capped an outstanding day of international sport at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon, Sunday, Dec. 10. The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, said: “We want the Longines Hong Kong International Races to be the greatest show on turf and […]

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Claiming Crown Handle Rises Another Seven Percent For Record Total

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet opened Saturday with a record handle in the 19th running of the Claiming Crown. Total handle on the 11-race program was $11.925 million, up seven percent from last year when $11.141 was wagered on an 11-race program. Handle in 2015 was $10.362 million. Handle on the Claiming Crown has gone up every year since […]

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Record Turnover Opening Day At Hong Kong As Moreira Wins Five

Seasons Bloom’s impressive victory in the Class 1 HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin’s season opener on Sunday reinforced jockey Joao Moreira’s belief that the talented gelding can make a splash in the top grade. “That tells you why I’ve been thinking about him for the internationals!” the three-time Hong Kong champion beamed as […]

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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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