Colonial Downs Up Across the Board
Colonial Downs' meet that ended Tuesday did so on a high note. The track's figures reflect increases in attendance and on-track handle. Total attendance for the 26 day meet was up 18% to 57,293. The average attendance of 2,204 increased 13% from last year's figures. The on-track handle of $4,971,500 showed a 20% and set a new track record and total handle of $31,035,401 also set a record. Jockey Horatio Karamanos won the meet title and became the first jockey in the track's history to top $1 million earnings. His 215 mounts notched 57 victories and earned $1,022,039. Mario Pino finished second in the standings. Hamilton Smith topped all trainers and finished one win ahead of his closest rival, Ferris Allen. Smith finished with 14 wins.
by Kristin Ingwell Goode
Date Posted: 7/24/2002 5:48:22 PM
Last Updated: 7/26/2002 2:17:07 PM
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