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Tuesday, August 14 2012


HANDLE INCREASES HOLD STEADY INTO SECOND HALF AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE


SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Nationwide wagering on Saratoga races remains up compared to 2011 through the first 22 days of the 40-day meet, despite wet weekend weather which caused 13 of 17 scheduled turf races to be moved to the main track from Friday through Sunday.

All-sources handle, which includes wagers on Saratoga races both on-track and from simulcast facilities across the country, was $310,065,500, up 6.5 percent from $291,181,532 in 2011, according to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).





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