Assiniboia Downs rounded out its 50-day race meet with total wagering of $63,264,000, eclipsing last year's $12,467,855 for the same number of days. The 2020 average was $1.265 million per program. A new season wagering record was also set. The previous record was set in 1981 when $53,394,913 was wagered during a 135-day race meet. Additionally, the final day of the meet Sept. 15 offered a double mandatory payout-headed by a carryover of $202,319 for the Jackpot Pick 5 and $81,338 for the Jackpot Hi5.
The total wagering on the program was $3,523,772, the track's second highest handle.
“The combination of the two pools far exceeded our expectations,” exclaimed Darren Dunn, CEO. “We were fortunate to have a strong program with full fields which set the stage for some big wagering.”
A 20-cent winning Pick 5 ticket paid $1,563.75. A 20-cent winning Hi 5 ticket paid $1,285.50.
Assiniboia Downs is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. for VLTs, dining and simulcasting.