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Laurel’s Tesio Preview Card Sees Handle Increase 18 Percent

Total handle on Laurel Park’s Tesio Preview Day Saturday was up 18 percent over last year while in-state wagering was up 11.4 percent. Total handle on the 11-race program was $3.866 million. Saturday’s program, which featured five stakes races, was highlighted by Alwaysmining winning the $100,000 Private Terms and Las Setas winning the $100,000 Beyond […]

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Fountain Of Youth Card Produces Record Handle, Total Up Nine Percent Over 2018

Saturday’s 14-race program at Gulfstream Park, highlighted by Code of Honor’s victory in the 73rd running of the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), produced a record total handle on Fountain of Youth Day of $31,230,535, a 9-percent increase over last year’s 14-race program. Saturday’s 14-race program featured nine graded-stakes races. Along with Code of Honor’s […]

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Laurel’s Winter Carnival Generates 62 Percent Handle Increase

Saturday’s Winter Carnival at Laurel Park, featuring the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), generated a total handle of $4.338 million, up 62 percent from last year with one less race. Last year’s total handle on the day of the Winter Carnival was $2.668 million. In-state handle Saturday was up 57.7 percent. […]

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Three Races Off-The-Turf, But Pegasus Day Handle Down Only 10 Percent

Despite a sloppy track, rainy conditions and three races being taken off the turf, Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Day was a huge success at Gulfstream Park. On-track handle for the 12 races was $4.123 million, flat with last year’s on-track handle of $4.131. Total handle, despite the conditions was $37.786 million, down just 10 percent […]

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193 Races Taken Off The Turf Contribute To Decreased NYRA Handle In 2018

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that its 2018 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,113,408,494. With 10 full race days and three partial cards cancelled due to weather, and 193 races taken off the turf, average daily handle over the 219 […]

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Belmont Fall Handle Down Significantly After Poor Weather, Turf Cancellations

The 35-day Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet generated all-sources handle of $269,002,237, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced on Monday. That total is down 11-percent from last fall’s handle of $303,405,927, according to drf.com. Originally scheduled for 36 days of live racing, the entire card on Saturday, October 27 was cancelled due to dangerously […]

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Record Wagering Reported For Keeneland’s 2018 Fall Meet

Keeneland successfully concluded its 2018 Fall Meet on Saturday with Fall Meet record all-sources wagering of more than $144 million, driven by Fall Meet records for single-day all-sources, Pick Four and Pick Five handle. All-sources wagering on live racing at Keeneland (not including whole-card simulcasting at Keeneland) totaled $144,309,944 for the 17-day Fall Meet, held […]

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‘We Believe In This Sport’: Maryland Million Handle Up 30 Percent

Total handle on Saturday’s 33rd Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park was $5.704 million, an increase of 30.3 percent over last year and the largest handle on Maryland Million Day since 2007. It was also the first time since 2007 that total handle was over $5 million. An estimated 22,000 people witnessed history […]

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Gulfstream Reports $50 Million Handle Increase Through Spring/Summer Meetings

Gulfstream Park, which concluded its 2018 Spring/Summer Meets the weekend of Sept. 29 with the finals of the $1.1 million FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes, witnessed a $50 million increase in total handle over the previous year. Total handle for the Summer Meet was $369 million compared to $345 million in 2017 while the Spring Meet […]

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Modeling The Determinants Of Handle: Analysis Of Woodbine Racing Data

On Monday, the University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program released the analytics brief, “Modeling the Determinants of Handle: An Analysis of Woodbine Thoroughbred Racing Data,” by applied economist and associate professor Steven Vickner. Using data for 1,515 races over 165 race days from the 2011 Thoroughbred racing season at the Woodbine Racetrack, […]

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