JC / Railbird

A Show of Support

On-hiatus Handride checks in to declare,

I’m doubling down at Monmouth Park. I’ve heard that Monmouth needs to double its handle to turn a profit this upcoming Summer, and while that number is even being debated, I’m here ready to do just that.

Me too. Let’s be honest: The racing at Saratoga was a little ho-hum last summer, with an abundance of turf sprints and NY-breds knocking around. The expansion to 40 days this year doesn’t bode well for race quality or field size. The Jersey shore beckons: If Monmouth attracts top stables and draws competitive 9-10 horse fields regularly, as officials hope, the Spa’s history and ambiance won’t be enough to keep my betting dollars loyal.


Don’t forget about Woodbine. No stakes less than $125,000 (CAN). Season is 160 + days too. Quietly, they have become the real kings of North American racing.

Posted by doug on March 14, 2010 @ 7:25 am

The “scorned” king$.

Given the vast “monopoly” Woodbine racing has in Canada, they should certainly do better business than $2 million in average handle, no?

Perhaps it’s the racing surface.

Posted by The_Knight_Sky racing blog on March 14, 2010 @ 8:33 pm