Wagering on U.S. races in Q3 of 2017 ticked up 3.7 percent

Wagering on U.S. races in Q3 of 2017 ticked up 3.7 percent

October 05, 2017 8:07 AM
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Thanks largely to premier race meetings at Del Mar and Saratoga, wagering on U.S. races in the third quarter of 2017 ticked up 3.7 percent, despite the number of races held nationwide decreasing by 2.1 percent. This according to figures distributed by Equibase on Wednesday.

Year-to-date, handle on U.S. races is up 1.4 percent, the Equibase data shows, with the number of races down 1.6 percent.

Average wagering per race in the third quarter this year was $252,078, a 5.9 percent jump over the per-race average of $238,079 in the third quarter of last year.