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Turfway Park's Total Handle Fell

11 October 2005

KENTUCKY – As reported by Business First: "Turfway Park's 22-day fall meet closed Thursday.

"The meet got off to a slow start as horsemen withheld entries over concerns about new Kentucky equine medication rules, according to a news release from the park.

"…On-track handle, the amount wagered by Turfway patrons on Turfway races and on races simulcast from other tracks, was about $6.8 million, a 2.1 percent increase over 2004.

"Handle on Turfway races from all sources, on-track and off, was about $47.4 million, a decline of 11.8 percent from 2004.

"Half of the decline occurred during the first five days of the meet, the release said. The remainder of the downturn is attributed to business decisions made by Turfway regarding some off-track betting locations…"

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