Remington Park Concludes 2023 Meeting

Otto the Conqueror winning the Springboard Mile | Dustin Orona

Remington Park's 2023 meeting concluded Dec. 16, after having set a new record in pari-mutuel handle Sept. 24 when a 10-race card generated $4,128,147. The 67-day season ended with a decrease in pari-mutuel handle-a total of $82,494,143 wagered throughout the season, a 3.8% decrease from the 2023 total of $85,761,277. Export handle from outside Remington provided the largest portion of the handle at $79,426,201. That is a 3.7% dip from last year's handle of $82,494,002.

Remington Park controlled handle, on-track and one off-track site, was $3,067,942, down 6% from $3,267,225 in 2022.

Remington hosted 605 races this season, five more than in 2022. From opening day Aug. 18 through the conclusion of the turf season Nov. 11, 92 races were run over the turf this season compared to 108 a year ago. The total purses for the season of $15,847,215 produced a daily average of $236,525. A total of 4,767 horses competed in the 605 events for an average field size per race of 7.9.

The Thoroughbreds return from Aug. 16 to Dec. 13.

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