From Blood Horse: Whether gross or average figures are used, pari-mutuel handle for the Santa Anita Park winter/spring was down, according to information compiled from various sources.
Santa Anita at the end of the meet April 17 released only a few percentages and no handle figures. The Blood-Horse used figures from CHRIMS, Equibase, and the Horseplayers Association of North America, which tracks handle for various meets of interest.
Santa Anita raced 70 days during its 2010-11 meet, down from 78 for the comparable 2009-10 meet. There were 65 fewer races this year. The California track replaced its synthetic surface with dirt, something that was expected to help increase handle. For the rest of the story: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/62571/santa-anita-handle-down-in-all-categories
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