Saratoga Springs

NYRA handled over $2B again

The amount covers Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course
Voodoo Song and Jose Lezcano, right, beat Delta Prince (Javier Castellano) by a neck in the Fourstardave at Saratoga in August
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Voodoo Song and Jose Lezcano, right, beat Delta Prince (Javier Castellano) by a neck in the Fourstardave at Saratoga in August

The New York Racing Association announced that its 2018 race meets conducted at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course generated all-sources handle of $2,113,408,494.

With 10 full race days and three partial cards cancelled due to weather, and 193 races taken off the turf, average daily handle over the 219 days of racing in 2018 was $9,650,267.

By comparison, 2017 saw just 98 races taken off the turf over 225 days of live racing, leading to all-sources handle of $2,191,731,339.

The 2018 season featured 2,038 races at NYRA tracks, or 52 fewer than in 2017.

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