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Breeders Cup 2015

Business Remains Strong at Saratoga

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Wagering and attendance remain up compared to 2011 after ten days of racing at Saratoga, according to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).


Attendance for the first two weeks of the meet was 203,780, a 1.2 percent increase from 201,400 in 2011.


On-track handle totaled $28,941,361, up 4.4 percent from $27,728,174 last year.


Wagering downstate at Belmont Café and the Aqueduct simulcast center was $5,308,731 for a combined on-track handle of $34,250,092, up 5.2 percent from $32,549,735 in 2011.


All-sources handle, which includes wagers on Saratoga races both on-track and from simulcast outlets nationwide, was $142,894,233, up 6.7 percent from $133,920,503 last year.


Average betting interests per race were 8.8 (887 total) compared to 8.5 (846 total) in 2011.  There have been 47 turf races and seven races taken off the turf and moved to the main track, compared to 44 on and five off in 2011.


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