07/14/2008 11:00PM

Numbers mixed at Golden Gate


Golden Gate Fields showed an increase in handle from out-of-state simulcast bettors at its 30-day spring meeting, but a slight decrease in all-sources handle from last year's meet, according to figures provided by the track. The spring meet at Golden Gate, in Albany, Calif., began on May 14 and ended June 22.

Out-of-state simulcast handle increased 9.7 percent and ontrack wagers on Golden Gate races increased about 5 percent. But there was a 10.5 percent decrease in betting on Golden Gate's race via account wagering and in Northern California.

The all-source handle for Golden Gate Fields decreased 1.8 percent to a total of $129,573,362, averaging $4,319,112 daily.

* At the Bay Meadows winter meeting, which began Feb. 6 and ended May 11, daily average all-sources handle increased 4.8 percent from last year's meet, to $3,912,052. Handle from out-of-state simulcast bettors rose about 13 percent during the 70-day meet at the San Mateo, Calif., track.

Owned by the Bay Meadows Land Co., Bay Meadows is expected to close and be redeveloped after the San Mateo Fair meet later this summer.