Gulfstream Breaks Its Total Handle Record
Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2004 2:07 PM
Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2004 10:09 PM
A Gulfstream Park record for commingled handle was set on Florida Derby Day Saturday when a total of $25,481,438 was wagered, according to Edward Mackie, director of mutuels.
The previous record was $24,482,519 bet on the Florida Derby card on March 11, 2001.
Gulfstream Park's 2004 Florida Derby Day on-track handle Saturday of $4,448,463 was up 25% over the 2003 handle of $3,580,194.
"The outstanding quality of the horses racing today and the packaging of multiple stakes proved to be a highly successful combination," said Scott Savin, Gulfstream president and general manager.
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