NYRA Handle Tops $1.8 Billion in 2020

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Saratoga | Sarah Andrew

Total handle on the 157 race days held at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course meets in 2020 was $1,813,935,091, the New York Racing Association announced Sunday. The average daily handle of $11,553,727 was a 19% increase over 2019.

Since New York racing resumed June 3 through the end of 2020, all-sources handle totaled $1,586,344,888, a $7,059,402 increase over the same period in 2019. Average daily handle from June 3 through the end of 2020 was $13,443,601, marking a 16% increase over the same period in 2019.

With 43 fewer race days due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all-sources handle declined year-over-year by 14% compared to the $2,108,126,369 generated in 2019.

Average field size for the 1,507 races completed in 2020 was 7.82, a 6% increase over 2019.

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