Total wagering on harness racing at US racetracks in 2017 was $1,383,189,222, a 4.39 percent decrease, which was down $63,579,485, from the $1,446,768,707 bet in 2016.
The 2017 per race average wagering was $37,327, three dollars more than the $37,324 average from a year ago, while total race days declined 1.77 percent to 3,610 days, compared with 3,675 in 2016.
Please note: Includes U.S. and Canadian common and separate pool wagers on races contested in the U.S. Data source: United Tote.
Total purses distributed increased by $9,927,646 (2.35 percent) to $432,995,289 versus last year’s $423,067,643. (USTA)