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Attendance up, handle down at Santa Anita

Updated: January 6, 2009, 12:55 AM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Ontrack attendance is up, but handle is down through the first nine days of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting, track officials said Sunday.

Through Sunday, ontrack attendance was up 4 percent compared to the 2007-08 meeting, track president Ron Charles said. All-sources handle figures, including satellite and account-wagering sources, showed a decline of 8 or 9 percent, Charles said. Detailing the figures, Charles said that out-of-state handle was down 12 to 13 percent, ...

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