SBJ/April 30 - May 6, 2001/No Topic Name

Top 15 U.S. thoroughbred tracks ranked by total handle

1. AQUEDUCT

State: New York

Track owner: New York Racing Association

No. of live racing dates: 134

Total attendance/avg. daily: 681,263/5,084

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $128,149,325/$956,338

Handle from simulcast received: $74,761,098

Handle from simulcast sent: $941,531,257

Total handle: $1,144,441,680*


2. SANTA ANITA PARK

State: California

Track owner: Magna Entertainment Corp.

No. of live racing dates: 115

Total attendance/avg. daily: 1,397,715/12,154

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $285,295,655/$2,480,832

Handle from simulcast received: $253,454,166

Handle from simulcast sent: $593,589,953

Total handle: $1,132,339,774


3. BELMONT PARK

State: New York

Track owner: New York Racing Association

No. of live racing dates: 88

Total attendance/avg. daily: 685,035/7,784

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $124,933,569/$1,419,700

Handle from simulcast received: $37,281,506

Handle from simulcast sent: $764,707,994

Total handle: $926,923,069*


4. HOLLYWOOD PARK

State: California

Track owner: Churchill Downs Inc.

No. of live racing dates: 97

Total attendance/avg. daily: 881,874/9,091

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $198,682,361/$2,048,272

Handle from simulcast received: $209,689,929

Handle from simulcast sent: $463,447,954

Total handle: $871,820,244


5. CHURCHILL DOWNS

State: Kentucky

Track owner: Churchill Downs Inc.

No. of live racing dates: 71

Total attendance/avg. daily: 903,878/12,731

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $107,573,893/$1,515,125

Handle from simulcast received: $19,114,493

Handle from simulcast sent: $516,859,271

Total handle: $643,547,657


6. SARATOGA RACE COURSE

State: New York

Track owner: New York Racing Association

No. of live racing dates: 36

Total attendance/avg. daily: 978,321/27,176

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $115,355,870/$3,204,330

Handle from simulcast received: $3,962,040

Handle from simulcast sent: $416,015,731

Total handle: $535,333,641*


7. LAUREL PARK

State: Maryland

Track owner: Maryland Jockey Club

No. of live racing dates: 167

Total attendance/avg. daily: 585,097/3,504

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $51,987,253/$311,301

Handle from simulcast received: $159,870,083

Handle from simulcast sent: $273,941,384

Total handle: $485,798,720


8. TURFWAY PARK

State: Kentucky

Track owner: Harrah's Entertainment Inc., Keeneland Association, Gtech Holdings Corp.

No. of live racing dates: 102

Total attendance/avg. daily: 208,327/2,042

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $21,402,175/$209,825

Handle from simulcast received: $67,134,469

Handle from simulcast sent: $360,030,148

Total handle: $448,566,792


9. GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

State: California

Track owner: Magna Entertainment Corp.

No. of live racing dates: 105

Total attendance/avg. daily: 328,561/3,129

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $84,639,993/$806,095

Handle from simulcast received: $141,898,636

Handle from simulcast sent: $213,573,057

Total handle: $440,111,686


10. PHILADELPHIA PARK

State: Pennsylvania

Track owner: Greenwood Racing Inc.

No. of live racing dates: 213

Total attendance/avg. daily: 1,105,182/5,189

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: N/A

Handle from simulcast received: N/A

Handle from simulcast sent: N/A

Total handle: $437,277,419


11. DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB

State: California

Track owner: Del Mar Fairgrounds

No. of live racing dates: 42

Total attendance/avg. daily: 628,348/14,961

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $101,622,282/$2,419,578

Handle from simulcast received: $80,334,108

Handle from simulcast sent: $253,308,606

Total handle: $435,264,996


12. MONMOUTH PARK

State: New Jersey

Track owner: New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority

No. of live racing dates: 72

Total attendance/avg. daily: 709,908/9,860

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $68,829,851/$955,970

Handle from simulcast received: $135,179,856 (out-of-state only)

Handle from simulcast sent: $204,269,920

Total handle: $408,279,627


13. LONE STAR PARK AT GRAND PRAIRIE**

State: Texas

Track owner: Lone Star Race Park Ltd.

No. of live racing dates: 106

Total attendance/avg. daily: 1,201,469/11,335

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $55,923,873/$527,584

Handle from simulcast received: $186,527,456

Handle from simulcast sent: $148,986,197

Total handle: $391,437,526*


14. DELAWARE PARK

State: Delaware

Track owner: William Rickman Sr.

No. of live racing dates: 149

Total attendance/avg. daily: 578,771/3,884

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $25,455,446/$170,842

Handle from simulcast received: N/A

Handle from simulcast sent: N/A

Total handle: $384,215,273*


15. BAY MEADOWS

State: California

Track owner: Magna Entertainment Corp.

No. of live racing dates: 102

Total attendance/avg. daily: 420,590/4,123

Live on-track handle/avg. daily: $86,789,371/$850,876

Handle from simulcast received: $134,777,497

Handle from simulcast sent: $157,870,150

Total handle: $379,437,018


N/A — Not available

* Figures are for fiscal year 2000; all other figures are for fiscal year 1999. All figures represent the most recent totals reported by the tracks, and they do not include charity events.

** Includes thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing

Sources: Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal research, state racing commissions and the tracks

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