Thursday, April 26 2012
ACROSS THE BOARD DOUBLE-DIGIT HANDLE INCREASES DURING 2012 AQUEDUCT WINTER/SPRING MEET
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) saw double-digit gains in on-track handle, total handle and NYRA Rewards account wagering during the recently concluded 2012 Aqueduct Racetrack winter/spring meet, which spanned 78 live racing days from January 1 through April 22.
Total handle on Aqueduct’s races was $514 million, up 22.6 percent from the $419 million wagered on Aqueduct’s races during the 2011 meet, which comprised 73 live racing days. Daily average all-sources handle on Aqueduct’s races was $6.6 million, up 14.7 percent from $5.7 million last year.
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