The New York Racing Association’s first report this year on the Saratoga Racecourse’s summer event is quite promising. 슬롯머신 Late last week, bets on the track unveiled in the first four days of the race piled up 18% more, and saw 10% more participants compared to the same period last year.
The summer competition at Saratoga Racecourse is one of the highlights of every season because it always brings tremendous excitement and joy to the industry. This year’s competition began on July 14, 2022 and runs through September 5, 2022. There are more than 77 stakes events and a total of $22.6 million in prize money.
According to the latest report from the NYRA, the summer gathering at the historic Saratoga Racecourse started off smoothly. Despite the rain on the opening day of the season, all-source and on-track handles for the first four days were up 18% compared to the same period last year. In addition, attendance also increased by 10 percent in the same period.
In the first four days, this year’s meeting collected all source handles of $106,401,827, an 18.1% increase to $90,112,255 in the first four days a year ago, while the on-track handle was also $17,401,827, an 18.5% increase from $14,394,438 last year. The number of attendees also surged to 103,254 this year, compared with 94,078 previously.
Dave O’Rourke, chief executive officer and chairman of the horse racing organization, commented that fans’ interest and participation in the summer gathering at Saratoga Racecourse was the highest ever. He claimed this was evident during the opening weekend provided by Runhappy, as the track reported record betting handles and larger crowds over the weekend.
Mr. O’Rourke continued that Saratoga tracks are becoming a destination and are still growing in popularity to this day. He thanked the fans for their lively meeting, and finally said he was proud of the NYRA’s key role in delivering tourism and economic activity throughout the state of New York and is looking forward to what the summer will bring.
One of the reasons for the growing interest in summer gatherings may be that the NYRA has increased its fundraising for gatherings this year. The group says the fundraising for the gathering will increase by more than $1.6 million. For example, in addition to the allowance, the two and three open matches will see an increase in allowances of $15,000 to $120,000 and $125,000, respectively.
This month, Amplify Horse Racing announced that it will hold a campaign to educate the younger generation about the importance of horse racing. This will be done by inviting them to a behind-the-scenes experience of Saratoga Racecourse. There, teenagers and young adults will be able to take a closer look at the industry and one day consider it a career.