Bloodhorse announced today that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club reported an increase in attendance and a decrease in handle.
The seaside California racetrack reported total attendance of 662,521 for a daily average 17,906, compared with a daily average of 17,181 from a total turnstile count of 635,679 in 2009.
With a decrease of 19 races—5.5%—from last year, all-sources average daily handle of $12,154,359 represented a decline of 6.8% from last year’s daily average of $13,039,998. Del Mar reported total handle of $449,711,296, compared with $482,479,925 in 2009.
Del Mar averaged 8.2 runners per race, down from last year’s 8.5 per-race average.
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