By Darin Gagne’, for Running Aces Casino Hotel and Racetrack
August 23, 2022
After a record $414,945 was wagered on Sunday’s the nine-race program (August 21) at Running Aces, further examination shows that another handle record was broken at the same time.
The track also eclipsed the previous all-sources total handle mark for one season of $8,717,522.14 which was recorded in 2019.
After Sunday night, the 2022 total currently stands at $9,028,686.60 with twelve racing nights left in the season, which will continue to boost the new record amount.
The 2019 number was achieved across a total of 505 races on the season. Thus far in 2022, there have been 385 races conducted at Running Aces. The total number of races for 2022 should fall very close to the 2019 total number at season’s end. The per-race average handle comparison between the 2019 numbers and 2022 currently shows an impressive increase of 35.85 percent.
The 2022 season continues at Running Aces through September 17, with racing on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday basis through September 13, and special programs on Friday and Saturday (September 16 & 17) for Champions weekend. All post times are at 7 p.m. (CDT).