11/08/2007 12:00AM

Bay Meadows figures mixed

EmailDespite an increase in ontrack business, the total handle at the Bay Meadows meeting that ended Sunday declined 16 percent from similar dates in 2006.

Ontrack handle at the 52-day meet, including wagers on live Bay Meadows races and imported simulcasts, averaged $599,528 daily, up 11 percent from the $541,319 for 52 late-summer and fall dates in Northern California last year. (The 2006 dates were divided between Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields.)

Total all-sources handle, however, including money bet offtrack on Bay Meadows races, declined to a daily average of $2,279, 382.

Attendance averaged 5,731.