04/03/2013 1:06PM

Laurel shows gains in total handle, average daily handle


All-sources handle for Laurel Park’s winter meet, which ended March 30, jumped 21.5 percent, according to figures released by the Maryland Jockey Club on Wednesday. Total wagering from Jan. 1 to March 30 was $117.4 million, compared with $96.6 million in 2012.

Average daily handle went from $1.65 million to $1.94 million, an 18 percent increase. Ontrack handle figures increased 7 percent from $485,500 to $518,900, while the export numbers increased 22.5 percent from $1.16 million to $1.42 million per day.