Hollywood's July 5 Handle Tops $24M
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 7/6/2008 4:59:59 PM
Last Updated: 7/7/2008 10:17:50 AM

Photo: Benoit
A preliminary total handle of $24,473,930 from the American Oaks (gr. IT) /CashCall Mile (gr. IIT) program July 5 is the highest in Hollywood Park's history other than Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown days, the Southern California track reported.

Overall, it ranks sixth in Hollywood Park history and will move to fifth when final advance deposit wagering reports are in.

The racing program, which also included the Vanity (gr. I) and Triple Bend (gr. I) Handicaps, was boosted by a three-day Pick Six carryover of $1,197,009.42. An additional $3,778,778 was wagered on the Pick Six for a total pool of $4,975,787. There were 257 perfect tickets, each worth $12,827.80. There were 7,916 tickets with five winners, each worth $113.60.

The total handle figure includes on-track, satellite, interstate, and preliminary ADW totals.

The top daily handle in Hollywood's history was $67,096,242 recorded for the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 8, 1997. The previous handle record for a race day that did not include a Breeders' Cup or a Triple Crown race was $22,707,698, established on Gold Cup Day June 30, 2007.


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