Keyword: handle

  • Things That Make You Go Hmmmm (9)

    Have you ever watched National League MVP Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds at the plate? Tom Lamarra offers thoughts on topics ranging from the Medication Summit to Handle

  • Pope: Reward Horses Generating Handle

    Thoroughbred industry marketer Fred Pope outlines a plan to reward the owners of the most popular horses with bonus purse money.

  • Spa Handle Nearly Even With Last Year

    Wagering across the country on races run through the first two full weeks at Saratoga is nearly identical with 2009 figures according to statistics released today by the New York Racing Association.

  • Breeders' Cup Boosts November Purses, Handle

    The Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup World Championships during the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet provided a major shot in the arm for November purses, which were up 24.9% over the same month a year ago when the Breeders' Cup was held in October.

  • BC Attendance Up, Total Handle Slips

    Attendance for the two-day event increased 11%, while the overall handle slipped 7% largely because two less races were run compared with 2008. On-track handle grew 3% compared with a year ago.

  • Breeders' Cup Attendance, Handle Increase

    Breeders' Cup announced that the first of the two days of this year's World Championships, Nov. 6 at Santa Anita, showed an increase in attendance and handle.

  • Handle Down at Belmont Fall Meeting

    The 2009 Belmont Park Fall Championship meet, permeated by inclement weather and races washed off the turf, saw declines in handle and attendance figures.

  • On-Track Down, Simulcast Up at Keeneland

    A rainy October in Kentucky led to much lower on-track business for the Keeneland fall meet, but good racing at the track helped the simulcast wagering, and the combined off-track and on-track betting increased.

  • Purses Drop 6% During Month of September

    Wagering on Thoroughbred races in the United States was only down less than 1% in September, but for the year still lags 2008 by more than $1 billion.

  • Saratoga Attendance, Handle Down Slightly

    Attendance and handle turned down fractionally for the first time during the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet after two inches of rain Aug. 28 and 29 lowered attendance on Shadwell Travers (gr. I) Day and forced seven of the weekend's 11 carded turf races off the turf. Attendance was down 1.6%, on-track handle down 1.6%, and all-sources handle down 2.8% from 2008 totals through week five.

  • Belmont Park

    Belmont Attributes Low Handle Figures to Rain

    All-sources handle for the recently-concluded 64-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet decreased 13.9% from 2008 totals, in contrast with industry-wide decreases of 16.9% in June, and 10.5% through the first six months of 2009 compared to 2008 figures. Incessant rain throughout the meet resulted in 77 races taken off the turf and many more turf races which could not be carded.

  • Saratoga Opening Day Way Up

    On-track and all-sources handle were up significantly over 2008 totals as Saratoga Race Course opened its 141st season July 29.

  • Del Mar's 2009 attendance is up over last year.

    Del Mar Opening Week On-Track Business Up

    Del Mar officials announced that figures for the Southern California track's first week of its summer meet was up in both on-track attendance and on-track handle.

  • ADWs Grab Larger Share in First Quarter

    Led by strong performances from Twinspires.com and Youbet.com, collective handle for the four largest domestic advance deposit wagering platforms increased by roughly 15% in the first quarter of the year, while their overall share of the national betting pie grew by more than 2%.

  • Preakness Yields Bountiful Handle Increases

    Wagering was up on several segments of the Preakness day card, according to data released May 18 by Maryland Jockey Club officials, fueled in part by the showdown between Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) victress Rachel Alexandra.

  • Youbet Looking Beyond Racing for Growth

    Flush off a quarter in which it saw increased handle and profit, Youbet.com said May 13 it would look at possibly establishing a presence in another country in an effort to expand its wagering offerings beyond horse racing.

  • CDI: Revenues Up, Earnings Down

    Citing the absence of insurance payments received in 2008, Churchill Downs Inc. reported a net loss of $4.8 million in the first quarter of the year, but said a 12% increase in net revenues were attributed to strength in its Louisiana gaming business and on-line wagering operation.

  • Kentucky Derby Total Handle Declines 5.3%

    Total wagering from all sources on the 13-race Kentucky Derby card May 2 at Churchill Downs was $155,969,770, a decline of 5.3% from the $164,668,176 wagered a year earlier on 12 races, the track has reported.

  • 'Big Four' Post Mixed Oregon ADW Numbers

    Even though TVG, TwinsSpires.com, and XpressBet.com enjoyed handle growth in 2008, total wagers processed by advance deposit wagering entities through hubs in Oregon decreased for the first time this decade, though the numbers are skewed by actions related to another member of the "Big Four," Youbet.com.

  • Parx Racing.

    Philly Park Faces TrackNet Deadline

    Philadelphia Park has been asked to cease handling account wagers on racing affiliated with TrackNet Media Group unless the Pennsylvania track signs a new licensing agreement with the content group.

  • CDI Confident in Derby Sales, Slots Plan

    Churchill Downs has seen some weakness in ticket sales for its annual Derby-Oaks weekend extravaganza, but feels there is enough interest in the events to produce another strong showing for the racetrack company.

  • Impairment Hits Youbet Bottom-Line

    Youbet.com reported a loss of $4.5 million for 2008, fueled by an $11.2 million fourth-quarter impairment charge for subsidiary United Tote, the company reported March 5.

  • Nevada Booking Bets After Signal Cut-Off

    Some Nevada casino racebooks are booking wagers on races from tracks affiliated with TrackNet Media Group after the content company recently cut off signals to the state over a contract dispute.

  • TrackNet Signal Cut-Off Looms in Nevada

    Despite comments from TrackNet Media Group that negotiations are "going backwards" over issues involving racing signals to Nevada racebooks, the player on the other side of the table offered guarded hope matters can be resolved before a Jan. 25 cut-off deadline.

  • Calder Handle Down Significantly

    Wagering in Florida on Calder Race Course's recently concluded Tropical at Calder meet fell 31% in 2008, according to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

  • The Gulfstream Park meeting begins Jan. 3.

    Gulfstream Banking on 2009 Meet Changes

    Gulfstream Park is hoping that a move to a five-day race week will help produce larger fields and attract more live fans and other bettors on days that have proven more popular than its newly-dark Mondays.

  • Remington Park: Purses Up, Handle Down

    Remington Park in Oklahoma recently completed its 20th season of Thoroughbred racing with a record purse disbursement and increased attendance, but followed national trends with a decline in most wagering statistics.

  • Youbet Reports Rise in Net Income

    After turning over a new leaf in management, Youbet.com's net income for the third quarter of 2008 experienced a significant increase in profit from the year before.