04/26/2013 6:25PM

Keeneland: Record numbers as spring meet ends


LEXINGTON, Ky. - After the races Friday, Keeneland announced records for all-sources total handle ($158,640,589) and attendance (278,415) at the 16-day meet that began April 6.

The all-sources gross narrowly eclipses the former record of $158,368,309 set during the15-day spring meet in 2007. The attendance bettered the 269,292 who turned out here last spring during a 15-day meet.

Daily all-sources handle averaged $9,915,037, short of the record $10,557,887 set during that same 2007 meet, while the average attendance of 17,401 was shy of the record set during the slightly shorter meet last spring (17,949).

More complete figures, including ontrack handle, were expected for release next week.