TUESDAY IS STATS DAY
The 2017 Live Horse Racing season is under way and we are off to a great start. Who would have thought that after the terrible spring we are having and only I think 2 fast tracks to train on from February 1st to May 6th.
This past Sunday was an exception and with the track fast a total of 156 horses recorded workouts..
Despite the weather the number of horses per race average is currently at 7.55 which is more then a half of a horse increase over 2016 at this time.
The Horsemen’s Associations and Hastings track management made a very wise decision in moving the opening day to a week later and especially only running one day per week for the first two weekends.
It has given the horses a couple of extra weeks to catch up because of the inclement weather.
TOTAL HANDLE IS UP OVER 2016
The total handle to date is $2,876,665,00 that is about 12% better then 2016. We contribute most of that to field size.
PURSE PAYOUTS TO DATE
The total purses paid out after 4 days totals $690,170.00. The stake pays outs total $200,000.00 which is included in that total. The overnight races have had a payout of $490,170 or an average per race payout on overnight races of $18,154.00 per race.
LOUD SHOUT OUT TO OUR TRAINERS AND STAFF
Its a must that we give a hearty thank you to all of our trainers, grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders and the Hastings track crew that braved, wind, rain, slit, hail, snow and more rain and everything mother nature could throw at them and coldest spring since 1944 to prepare our horses for the racing season.
Thank you to all of you.