Wednesday, September 04, 2013
TOTAL HANDLE, ATTENDANCE DECLINES SLIGHTLY
TOTAL HANDLE DECLINES SLIGHTLY, ATTENDANCE OFF JUST UNDER FOUR PERCENT AT 2013 SARATOGA RACE COURSE MEETING
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) released handle and attendance figures today for the recently concluded Saratoga Race Course meeting.
On-track handle on Saratoga races totaled $147,456,901, off 2.1 percent from $150,637,998 last year.
Attendance for the meet was 867,182, a 3.9 percent decrease from 901,033 in 2012.
During the meet, average betting interests per race were 8.1 (3,383 total over 420 races) compared to 8.4 (3,492 total over 417 races) in 2012. There were 200 turf races and 24 races taken off the turf and moved to the main track in 2013, compared to 197 on and 27 off in 2012.
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