Canterbury Park Meet Registers Handle Increase

The track ended its 67-day season on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Canterbury Park recorded a slight increase in gross handle during its 2017 meet, which ended September 16.

Canterbury Park ended its 67-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet on Saturday, as the track recorded a slight gain in handle despite racing two fewer days in 2017.

Canterbury's total handle increased 0.8 percent to $43,670,000 this season. The track's average daily handle rose 4 percent to $651,791, while per-race handle increased 2 percent to $67,391. Canterbury ran 648 races this year and 655 last year. All handle figures include Quarter Horse races, of which there were 105 this year compared with 110 in 2016.

Oscar Delgado led all Canterbury Park Quarter Horse jockeys with 19 wins from 92 mounts, two more than runner-up Brayan Velazquez, who rode the winners of 17 races from 91 mounts. Delgado also topped all Quarter Horse jockeys in mount earnings with $271,077.

Jason Olmstead was Canterbury's leading trainer with 23 wins from 161 starters, 10 more than runner-up Ed Hardy, who won 13 races from 70 starters. Olmstead also topped the track's Quarter Horse trainers in purse earnings at $448,244.

Thomas J. Scheckel and Dean Frey led all Canterbury Park's Quarter Horse owners with seven wins each.

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