Batavia Downs Sets Another Record Handle

It was just last week that Batavia Downs set its own handle bar higher after seeing $340,602 pass through betting portals both at the track and at simulcast outlets.

That total became the highest on record since Western Regional Off Track Betting reopened the Downs in 2002. However on Monday -- only one week later -- that record was broken again after $348,205 was wagered on the very competitive third leg card made up of 12 divisions of Western New York Pop-Up Series participants that put on quite a show on the track.

(Batavia Downs)


That's very unusual for a track to set an all-time wagering record on a Monday rather than a Friday or a Saturday, but it can't hurt that Yonkers, another NY track, runs its best racing card of the week on Monday nights.