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Apr 27, 2022
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2022 Aqueduct spring meet generates $115,750,073 in all-sources handle

by Pat McKenna



The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the recently concluded 15-day spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack generated $115,750,073 in all-sources handle, a 35.5 percent increase over the 11-day spring meet held in 2021. 

On-track handle for the 2022 Aqueduct spring meet, which includes wagering from New York State residents utilizing NYRA Bets, was $11,332,663. The 2021 Aqueduct spring meet, which was conducted without fans in attendance, saw on-track handle of $5,734,531. 

Average daily handle for the 2022 Aqueduct spring meet was $7,716,672 compared with $7,765,368 in 2021.

The 2022 Aqueduct spring meet included 134 races with 37 on the turf. A total of 95 races were held during the 2021 Aqueduct spring meet with 29 on the turf. 

Average field size was 7.00 in 2022 compared with 7.16 in 2021.

Live racing resumes Thursday on the NYRA circuit with Opening Day of the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park. First post is 1:20 p.m. Eastern.  

America’s Day at the Races will present daily coverage and analysis of the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park on the networks of FOX Sports. For the complete broadcast schedule, visit https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/tv-schedule.

NYRA Bets is the official wagering platform of Belmont Park, and the best way to bet every race of the spring/summer meet. Available to horseplayers nationwide, the NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at www.NYRABets.com.

For additional information, and the complete Belmont Park spring/summer stakes schedule, visit NYRA.com.


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