01/26/2006 1:00AM

Golden Gate handle near $2.5M daily


Total all-sources handle on live races at the 2005 Golden Gate Fields fall meeting was $114,816,673, a daily average of $2,496,015 for the 46-day meeting, which ran Oct. 19-Dec. 19. Ontrack handle on live races averaged $230,961.

Golden Gate ran a 59-day winter meeting last season (Nov. 10, 2004, to Jan. 30, 2005), making it difficult to compare handle figures from year to year.

With wagering on simulcasts from other tracks mixed in, Golden Gate averaged $4 million a day last fall. During the 2004-05 winter meet, the track averaged about $4.4 million a day.