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Monday, 1 September 2014

Labour Day Handle at Canadian Tracks

With Labour Day comes a day of holiday racing across Canada and the States. Here are the handle results at each Canadian Thoroughbred track for the holiday.

Assiniboia Downs
2014
8 races - $177,109
$22,138/race
5.75 average field size

2013
8 races - $190,272
$23,784/race
6.375 average field size

Total handle - -7%
Per race handle - -7%
Average field size - -10%

Hastings Racecourse
2014
8 races - $633,025
$79,128/race
6.875 average field size

2013
8 races - $399,955
$49,994/race
5.375 average field size

Total handle - +36.8%
Per race handle - +36.8%
Average field size - +21.8%

Northlands Park
2014
8 races - $226,459
$28,307/race
7.25 average field size

2013
10 races - $363,732
$36,373/race
8.1 average field size

Total handle - -37.8%
Per race handle - -22.2%
Average field size - -10.5%

Woodbine Racetrack
2014
9 races - $2,590,731
$287,859/race
7.33 average field size

2013
10 races - $3,616,209
$361,621/race
8.1 average field size

Total handle - -28.4%
Per race handle - -20.5%
Average field size - -9.5%

This all illustrates something we all know well: bigger fields get more handle. Congrats to Hastings for a great Labour Day. I hope everyone enjoyed their day off.

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