Saratoga Race Course Attendance And Handle Up From Last Year
On Monday, the Saratoga Race Course just wrapped up its 2nd week - and so far, the 40-day meet has been a huge success.
Attendance and handle at Saratoga Race Course continue to post increases compared to 2010 through week two (10 days), according to NYRA.
Attendance for the first ten days was 201,400, up 1.3% from 198,857 in 2010. On-track handle totaled $27,728,174, up 4.5% from $26,531,605 last year.
All-sources handle, which includes wagers on Saratoga races both on-track and from simulcast outlets nationwide, was $133,920,502, up 1.6% from $131,860,879 in 2010.
Average betting interests per race through week two were 8.5 (846 total) compared to 8.6 (831 total) for the first ten days of 2010. Turf races totaled 44 with five taken off the turf, compared to 41 on and nine off in 2010.