Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs

Will Rogers Meet Concludes with Huge Wagering Gains as Expected

   Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma, one of the handful of North American racetracks that was able to continue racing throughout the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, concluded its meet May 20 with significant handle increases, as expected. More than $131 million was wagered in total (from 17 more races than in 2019) for a 687% increase over the $16.8 million bet the previous year. "Our racing shifted steadily toward center stage this spring. I am very proud that we were able to complete our season safely," said...

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Will Rogers Downs Releases Spring Meet Schedule

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs begins its 11th consecutive racing season Mar. 16 with 29 days of live Thoroughbred racing. The meet lasts until May 23, with first post at 1:15 p.m. Three stakes will be worth $55,000 apiece-the Apr. 20 Cinema S., the May 18 More Than Even S. and May 19 Cherokee Nation Classic Cup. "We are encouraged by more stall applications for this meet than any other since I've been here, and response to the condition book has been positive," racing secretary, announcer and oddsmaker John Lies...

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