Presque Isle Handle Tops $31 Million
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 9/29/2008 12:51:32 PM
Last Updated: 9/30/2008 11:36:38 AM

Photo: Coady Photography

Presque Isle Downs reported a total handle of $31,425,213 for its 101-day meet that ended Sept. 28, a stand that was 76 days longer than the track’s inaugural meet last year.

Off-track wagering was $27,473,240 while on-track handle was $3,951,973 for the 800 races during the meet, which kicked off May 9. Purse distribution was reported at $22.29 million.

The track, which is located near Erie, Pa., averaged 7.11 starters per race, with a reported 25.4% of the races being determined by a half-length or less. Post-time favorites won 36% of the races, it was reported.

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