Good news for thoroughbred racing, not just in New Jersey: Will other jurisdictions catch on that bettors would rather full fields and good opportunities for value wagering?
The consolidation of Thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park this year led to a $123 million increase in total pari-mutuel handle despite 50% fewer racing dates, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials said Nov. 21.
Monmouth completed its 22-day late summer/early fall meet Nov. 21 with average daily handle of $3,841,848. The comparable 47-day meet at Meadowlands in 2009 produced average daily handle of $1,342,884, the NJSEA said. For the rest of the article: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/60015/jersey-handle-up-123-despite-50-fewer-dates