Aqueduct Spring Draws over $115M in Handle


Adam Coglianese

The recently concluded 15-day spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack generated $115,750,073 in all-sources handle, a 35.5 percent increase over the 11-day spring meet held in 2021, according to The New York Racing Association, Inc. Wednesday.

On-track handle for the 2022 Aqueduct spring meet, which includes wagering from New York State residents utilizing NYRA Bets, was $11,332,663. The 2021 Aqueduct spring meet, which was conducted without fans in attendance, saw on-track handle of $5,734,531. Average daily handle for the spring meet was $7,716,672 compared with $7,765,368 in 2021. The 2022 Aqueduct meet included 134 races with 37 on the turf. A total of 95 races were held with 29 on the turf. Average field size was 7.00 in 2022 compared with 7.16 in 2021.

The spring/summer meet at Belmont Park kicks off Apr. 28. First post is 1:20 p.m. EST.

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