Hialeah Park Breaks Handle Mark on Monday

A total of $597,070 was wagered on the eight-race program, breaking the previous mark set on closing day of the 2014-15 meet.

Hialeah Park and the state of Florida's one-day Quarter Horse handle was broken on Monday.

A total of $597,070 was wagered on Hialeah Park's eight-race card on Monday, breaking the previous one-day handle record of $580,372 set on March 1, 2015, closing day of the track's 2014-15 season.

The $597,070 marks the most wagered on a single Quarter Horse program at Hialeah Park and in the state of Florida.

"We'd like to thank everyone nationwide for their continued support of racing at Hialeah Park," said Hialeah Park director of simulcasting and track announcer Peter Aiello. "We're confident that the combination of our takeout structure and competitive racing makes us a great bet for all horseplayers. Of course, we extend our thanks to TVG for their valued cooperation and support of Hialeah Park."

Live racing at Hialeah Park resumes on Tuesday. After this week, the track will offer live racing on a Friday-through-Monday schedule through February 29, 2016.

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