Hialeah Breaks Handle Record on Tuesday

The track handles $615,279 on its eight-race Quarter Horse program.

Press release

Hialeah Park handled a track- and state-record $615,279 on Tuesday.

A total of $615,279 was wagered on Hialeah Park’s eight-race program on Tuesday, breaking the track’s and state of Florida’s previous single-day handle record of $597,070 that had been set on Monday.

“Records are made to be broken,” said Hialeah Park vice president and general manager Randy Soth. “We extend our gratitude to the horseplayers, TVG, and every simulcast outlet that is taking our signal this season.

“We’ve picked up right where we left off at the end of very successful 2014-15 season,” he added. “We’ve averaged just over $535,000 in all-sources handle for the first four days of the meet, and we’ll try to keep it going full throttle through the end of February.”

“Again, we thank all of our simulcast partners for their unwavering support of our racing season year in and year out,” said track director of simulcasting and track announcer Peter Aiello. “While we took advantage of a gap in the market today, we could not have reached this milestone without the support of our loyal horseplayers and fans.

“We hope to maintain our momentum as we move into 2016,” Aiello added. “We will continue to offer our $5,000-guaranteed Pick Fours as part of our Monday Madness racing cards.”

Live racing at Hialeah Park resumes on Friday.

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