04/21/2015 12:31PM

Charles Town sets handle mark

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Charles Town set a record for total handle on its Charles Town Classic program last Saturday.

A total of $4,827,105 was wagered on the 13-race card, surpassing the $4,398,985 bet on Classic Day in 2013. More than half of the total was bet on the Charles Town Classic itself, which set a single-race track record for handle of $2,423,782.

Chas More than 1 year ago
Wondering what on track attendance was for the day?
Edward Nelson More than 1 year ago
Another stupid article. The only reason the handle was a record was strictly because of that show pool on shared belief.
mike More than 1 year ago
People need to quit ripping the track for Shared Belief getting injured. Moreno is a pretty good horse himself and he sure seemed to enjoy it. Hope to see Shared Belief fully recovered soon.
FESTUS ELROY More than 1 year ago
Its salt on the wounds.I'm sure the connections are sick about it.I know I would be.Hopefully we see more of this special gelging.I get a feeling he will be sticking closer to home,especially with the BC @Del Mar 2016.At best 2016 Met Mile.The gelding Game On Dude earned a ton of $$$$$ staying west.
Michael Castellano More than 1 year ago
Glad that Shared Belief will recover. Foolish move to race at Charlestown, a very dangerous bull ring sized track, especially for a horse of his value. It was an attempt I suppose to make "easy" money. But Moreno was a great upset bet, and the money was not at all "easy" at we saw. Good luck filling the field next year. There were so many other races on better tracks for SB, including the upcoming Met mile. That's around one turn, not three. What were they thinking?
Matthew Hood More than 1 year ago
They will have no problem filling this race next year. SB hit the gate, it had nothing to do with the track.
FESTUS ELROY More than 1 year ago
Money talks ,fertilizer walks.1.5 million is a lot of chum put out for the sharks.
mike More than 1 year ago
Tommy, There was a bridge jumper on shared belief in the show pool causing more to show than to win...learn how the pools work before embarrassing yourself with comments that make you look like an idiot!
Michael Castellano More than 1 year ago
Big show bets are for suckers. 1 - 5 shots are beat every day and you have to be right almost every time to show any profit (the show pool pays 1 - 20) when the bridge jumpers intercede. Add to that you have a three turn race over a six furlong track that had 70 + horse fatalities last year (which itself was scandalous), and this had to have been one of the worst bets in the history of racing.
Cris McHenka More than 1 year ago
Bet this race will be run during the day from now on.
mikey More than 1 year ago
The bridge jumpers who got killed early in the card got murdered on SB.
tommy More than 1 year ago
This track owes me money!!!! The payouts on the exacta should have been $500 !!!!! They paid more to show than to play win , place or exacta !!!! Before I placed my bet, they said Moreno exacta with imperative will pay $500!!!! LIARS !!!!!
1971 Whippet More than 1 year ago
Parimutuel wagering. Each pool is a story unto itself. And nobody knows how much an exacta will pay (exactly) until wagering closes. Nobody's lying to you, Tommy.
tommy More than 1 year ago
This is the worst track to play!!!!! This track fixed the race!!!! They stole money from the payouts !!!! They didn't pay me nothing on he Moreno win bet and place, but show paying more than both combined?????? $5 show on imperative paid more than my exacta!!!!!!!!
mikey More than 1 year ago
Moreno's price droped in half the last few minutes.
FESTUS ELROY More than 1 year ago
Weren't you touting Asmussens horse all weak?
tommy More than 1 year ago
How can Moreno pay more to show than to win???????? I know they are different pools but Moreno deserves to get first dibs from the show pool and then whatever is left over goes to imperative and then the 3rd place finisher!!!!!!!!
1971 Whippet More than 1 year ago
Tommy, here's how it goes: From the total show pool, deduct the takeout (19% or whatever). Call whatever is left the "net pool" Then, add up the amounts bet to show on each of the first three finishers. That is deducted from the net pool. The amount that's left is divided equally to the first three finishers,and, after you add back whatever was wagered on each horse, you can determine what each horse should pay to show. Simple math, really.