The bettors came out in full force at The Raceway on Tuesday night.
Highlighted by two $7,500 guaranteed Pick 4s and a trio of Preferred 3 events, the 14 race card at the Western Fair District handled $700,685. Both Alfie Carroll and Nick Steward scored driving doubles on the night. Carroll is currently London's leading driver of 2014, with 148 wins. Prior to his double on Tuesday, Carroll had scored seven wins the night before.
Despite being guaranteed at $7,500, the Pick 4 wagers far exceeded their expectation, with pools of $16,610 and $17,248. Although there were no carryovers or guaranteed pools for the two Super Hi-5 wagers offered, they handled $8,139 and $7,871. The Pick 4 and Super Hi-5 at Western Fair both offer $.20 minimum wagers and reduced 15% takeout.
On January 3rd, 2014, Western Fair handled $536,725, which Standardbred Canada was quoted as saying was "the highest single night total for the track more than a decade." Tuesday's handle built on that by 30.5%.
Racing resumes at The Raceway on Friday, December 26th, with a special 1:15 post time for Boxing Day.