Gulfstream Park Spring Meet breaks all records for total, average handle
July 04, 2018 8:04 AM
by Robert Mann
The year-round growth spurt at Gulfstream Park in South Florida continues where the Spring Meet, which concluded Saturday with the Summit of Speed, broke all records for total and average handle despite six fewer days of racing.
Gulfstream's total handle for the Spring Meet was a record $334 million, up $22 million over 2017. Total handle on the meeting has climbed approximately $88 million since 2015.
Average daily handle exceeded $6 million ($6.312) for the first time since Gulfstream began running in the spring. This year's average was up $1.012 million from 2017 and $2.1 million since 2015.
“We continue building and shaping Florida racing's Spring and Summer Meets,” said Bill Badgett, General Manager of Gulfstream Park. “We're building a strong, year-round program with quality racing and full fields, and fans and horsemen are supporting our program.
The Summer Meet at Gulfstream starts today (Wednesday) and continues on a largely four-day-a-week schedule through Sept. 29.