Aqueduct Fall Meet sees 7.6 percent handle increase over 2016

Jan 19, 2018 8:45 AM

New York City area bettors joined by simulcast players pumped up the Aqueduct Fall Meet generating an all-sources handle on NYRA races of $250,376,535. That’s an increase of 7.6 percent over the 2016 Aqueduct Fall Meet.

Average daily handle from the 36 days of live racing was $6,954,904; a 1.6 percent boost over 2016. The 2017 meet, from November 3 to December 31, featured a new, outer turf course and a renovated main track oval that allowed the removal of the all-weather inner track that had been utilized during winter months.

Total handle for the 2017 Aqueduct Fall Meet, which is includes import wagering on non-NYRA races, was $303,182,961.