Del Mar Handle Up, Attendance Down

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Del Mar Handle Up, Attendance Down
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Fueled by strong on-track and out-of-state simulcast wagering, all-sources handle has increased 3.5% during the first three weeks of racing at Del Mar in Southern California. According to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, a total of $175,683,898 has been wagered during the first 15 days of the meet, compared with $169,775,291 for the same number of days in 2011. The daily average handle of $11,712,260 was also up 3.5% over the $11,318,353 average for the same period a year ago.

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