Gulfstream Park handle up $46.9M over 2016
October 09, 2017 9:47 AM
by Robert Mann
Despite five fewer race days, Gulfstream Park’s total handle for its just concluded summer and spring thoroughbred meets, featuring the Summit of Speed and Florida Sire Stakes came in at $603 million, a whopping increase of $46.9 million over 2016.
The South Florida plant reports total handle for 2017 is up nine percent from $556 million last year. The daily average for the spring and summer meets was $5.444 million, an increase of $639,678, or 12.5 percent, over 2016 when average handle was $4.801 million.
This is the third consecutive year total and daily handle has risen during Gulfstream's spring and summer meets.
“It's clear that thoroughbred racing in Florida is being revitalized at Gulfstream Park by The Stronach Group as well as by the support of horsemen throughout North America and our great racing fans,” said P.J. Campo, Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group.
The South Florida thoroughbred circuit is currently at Gulfstream Park West, the former Calder Race Course. Gulfstream Park will resume racing on Dec. 2nd with its Championship Meet, featuring numerous 2018 Kentucky Derby prospects and top caliber horses from all over the east coast.