Wallets, On-Track Handles Significantly Increase at Emerald
The total amount of bet processing and the amount in the wallet paid out for both increases as Emerald Downs ended its 27th live racing season on Sunday.
Total season processing was $67,768,501, up 4 percent from 2021, while average daily processing of $1,301,663 was down 2 percent year-over-year but still up about 15 percent. hundred compared to before Covid in 2019.
Race bets see a big boost in 2022 — a whopping 32 percent increase — as the Emerald Downs return to its traditional race schedule of Friday evenings and Saturday-Sunday afternoons. .
Wallets have grown significantly in 2022 with $7,133,089 paid out to owners – a massive 26.5% increase over 2021. Additionally, out-of-state horses receive bonuses for racing at Emerald Downs.
The average field size was 6.41 horses with 2,726 starts in 425 races, down slightly from the 6.48 average in 2021.
On the track, track runner Alex Cruz clinched his third straight title with a record 90 wins while coach Jorge Rosales took his first Emerald Downs title with 36 wins. Longacres Champion Mile Slew’s Tiz Whiz was voted Horse of the Meeting.
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