Remington and Woodbine Report Solid Handle Figures

Woodbine All-Sources Handle Second-Largest in History

Woodbine Entertainment announced Dec. 18 that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80—the second-largest in its history and the third consecutive year the Ontario track exceeded half a billion dollars.

The 131-day (with two cancellations) meet included 1,212 races, 45 fewer than last year, which contributed to the all-sources handle being down 3.2% compared to 2018. Average field size per race was also a contributing factor; it was 8.2 in 2019 compared to 8.3 last year.

Remington Park

The 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred season concluded Dec. 15 and again experienced increases in total pari-mutuel handle for the 67-date schedule, the track announced Dec. 19.

Total handle on Remington Park racing was $76,885,108, up 7.1% compared to 2018 when the Thoroughbred season generated $71,798,190. It marked the third consecutive season the Oklahoma track’s handle increased over the previous year.

AGOS Claimer of the Week: Remington Park Runner

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comNo off day for mischief

Holiday Mischief, took the lead after the opening quarter and led the rest of the way to capture the seventh race at Remington Park last Wednesday. Racing on a firm turf course, Holiday Mischief stopped the clock in 1:43.94 in the 8 ½ furlong heat (1 mile and 1/16). The son of Into Mischief returned $11.80 to his backers when his ninth career victory was declared official. Bryan McNeil rode the winner in the $25,000 optional claiming event. The Joe Offolter trainee shipped in from Lone Star Park before posting a hot workout in Okie City. The 6 year old is owned by his trainer and has now earned over $270,000 in his lifetime. The bay gelding has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 18 of 40 career races.