Attendance, handle up for 2013 Del Mar Race Meet

By Joe Tash

Attendance was up slightly, and the handle – or amount of money bet on races – increased in 2013 at Del Mar’s annual horse racing meet over the previous year, the top official with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club said on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Joe Harper, president of the Thoroughbred Club, made the comments Tuesday at the board meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association.

The 2013 Del Mar horse racing meet ended its 37-day run on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

This year’s attendance was 653,259, up from 652,034 last year, according to the Thoroughbred Club.

The total handle of bets from all sources was $482,336,877, an increase of 5.2 percent over 2012, for this year’s seven-week season.

Four horses were injured during this year’s meet, said Harper.

This winter, the Thoroughbred Club will widen the racetrack’s turf course, expanding the number of horses that can be accommodated for each race.  Officials hope to bring the prestigious Breeder’s Cup race to Del Mar following the turf track upgrade.

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