Laurel Meet Suffers Handle Drop-Off
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/22/2009 8:39:35 PM
Last Updated: 4/23/2009 10:31:34 AM

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jim McCue

All-sources handle for the recently-concluded Laurel Park winter-spring meet fell 25.5%, Maryland Jockey Club officials have reported.

Gross handle for the 58-day meet ended April 11 was $163.8 million as compared to $219.8 million registered in a 59-day stand in 2008. The average daily handle was nearly $2.17 million, down 26.2% from an average of $2.94 million last year.


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