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Friday, 22 August 2014

Remington Park is off to a fast start

Remington is a track I follow more closely in the spring during their Quarter Horse meet. However, the more I check their entries and results charts, the more I realize that this is a track that people should be betting. And looking at the first four nights of their meet, more people are betting them than last year. They are off to a great start.

     Here are the numbers for the first four days of this year's meet and last year's meet.

2014
Day 1 - 96 horses, 9 races, $841,851
Day 2 - 94 horses, 9 races, $747,055
Day 3 - 94 horses, 9 races, $629,134
Day 4 - 87 horses, 9 races, $712,342

Total handle - $2,930,382
Avg daily handle - $732,595.50
Avg handle/race - $81,399.50
Avg field size - 10.3

2013
Day 1 - 86 horses, 9 races, $675,534
Day 2 - 90 horses, 9 races, $714,846
Day 3 - 91 horses, 9 races, $585,394
Day 4 - 99 horses, 9 races, $646,137

Total handle - $2,621,911
Avg daily handle - $655,477
Avg handle/race - $72,830.86
Avg field size - 10.16

     Handle is up 10.5%. Field size is (slightly) up. We've only had four days of racing, there's still a long way to go for this meet, but Remington is off to a great start. The field sizes are big and the money is getting bigger. Perhaps Remington is a track we should all be paying a bit more attention to.

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