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Economic Indicators: Pandemic Sparks Dramatic Wagering Plunge In March

Equibase, LLC released its first quarter report on Economic Indicators in Thoroughbred Racing this Friday. While the overall quarter numbers were not as substantially affected, the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has made its presence felt through the month of March. Most tracks across the country have stopped racing altogether in the wake of the pandemic, leaving […]

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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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For Second Night Of 2019, Wagering Tops $3 Million At The Meadowlands

The action at the Meadowlands has heated up in a big way of late, and the trend continued Saturday night. Wagering on the 13-race card pushed past the $3-million mark for the second time this year as $3,026,740 was put in play. The other time betting went past the magic $3-million mark was on Jan. […]

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Oaklawn Celebrates Record-Setting Handle On Opening Weekend

Oaklawn’s opening weekend of racing was highlighted by records for pari-mutuel handle and the second-highest attendance for the month since January racing began more than 30 years ago. According to figures released by the track, estimated total attendance for the first three racing dates (Jan. 24-26) was 57,500, a 3.6 percent increase over the corresponding […]

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Gulfstream Wagering Up 17 Percent Through First 18 Days Of 2020

Gulfstream Park will enter Pegasus World Cup week on a wave of optimism and success. The fourth running of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series presented by Runhappy Saturday will feature many of the best horses in training while showcasing Gulfstream’s modernization and its growing business. Through the first 18 days of racing in […]

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Wagering Surpasses $3 Million Friday Night At The Meadowlands

Wagering at the Meadowlands has been on the increase in recent weeks, with last Saturday’s $2.913 million the biggest number during the recently-concluded 2019 Fall Meeting. On Friday night at the Big M, on the second day of the 2020 Winter Meeting, betting surpassed the magic $3-million mark, with all-source wagering that totaled $3,069,967. Play […]

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NYRA Announces All-Sources Handle Of Over $2.1 Billion In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that its 2019 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,108,126,369. For the first time in history, NYRA generated more than $700 million in all-sources handle during the 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course, which was conducted […]

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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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Belmont Fall Meet Generates Slight Handle Increase In 2019

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the 2019 Belmont Park fall meet generated all-sources handle of $274,929,718, a 2.2 percent increase in all-sources handle over the 2018 Belmont Park fall meet. Originally scheduled for 38 days of live racing, NYRA was forced to cancel the entire card on Thursday, October 17 […]

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