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$1.5 billion wagered on harness racing in 2014

January 08, 2015
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The total wagering on harness racing at U.S. tracks in 2014 was just shy of $1.5 billion, a 6.67 percent decrease from 2013. However, the average amount wagered per race came in at $39,306, a 2.18 percent increase from the previous year when the total was $38,469, it was reported by the United States Trotting Association Thursday.
 
Purses paid totaled $408,135,386, a 3.26 percent decrease over 2013, when that total was $421,890,322. Race days totaled 3,695, a 4.77 percent decrease, or 185 fewer days than the 3,880 days contested in 2013.
 
Total handle on U.S. harness racing in 2014 was $1,497,004,583, a decrease of $107,835,413 (6.67 percent) from the $1,604,839,996 wagered in 2013. (USTA)
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