NYRA 2018 Handle Tops $2.1 Billion

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All-sources handle at race meets at the New York Racing Association’s Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course reached $2,113,408,494 in 2018, according to figures released by NYRA Friday.

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. In 2017, just 98 races were 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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