This is surprising…
Del Mar’s Total Handle Down by Nearly 6% | BloodHorse.com
Overall handle figures at Del Mar this summer are down by 5.8% as the seaside track barrels into the second half of its 37-day stand.At the conclusion of racing Aug. 17, total handle—the amount wagered from all sources—stood at $231,956,326 after 21 days. The daily average was $11,045,539. That compares to gross handle of $246,739,711 and an average of $11,730,711 through 21 days a year ago, according to figures provided by Del Mar.