The Anatomy of Horse Racing in Saskatchewan – Part 1
Horse racing is booming in Saskatchewan. Attendance is higher than it has been in decades and handles are growing rapidly. In the first of a two-part series, this article introduces the details of racing in Saskatchewan. It outlines statistics from 2014, as well as introducing the major players in the sport that have shaped Saskatchewan’s racing industry. Part two will discuss their impact on the sport in the province. Details (2014): Race days – 24 Number of races run – 193 Average races per night – 8 Total purse pool – $784,800 Average purse per race – $4,087.50 Race with the highest purse – $20,000 Number of horses registered – 392 Pari-mutuel handle – $1,108,860 (Marquis Downs’ signal is not broadcast – this amount represents live and online wagering only) Average handle per race night - $46,202.50 Average number of fans in attendance – 1,700 Number of people licensed by…
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