Pompano Beach, FL — Despite Tropical Storm Eta causing Pompano Park to delay its opening by one week, the famed South Florida track has enjoyed an auspicious opening week with pari-mutuel handle up more than 100 percent from the corresponding opening dates last season.
On Tuesday night, $725,612 was wagered on the program — a record November handle for Pompano Park.
Reflecting on the strong beginning, Director Gabe Prewitt reflected, “It was just a great opening week in South Florida. Our racing product was tremendous and very competitive and we thank the horsemen and women for enthusiastically filling the entry box. And, of course, we also thank our players that constitute the ‘Send It In Army’ for their support.
“We are getting in more stables every day as we march towards a five-night-a-week schedule beginning in December.
“With our roster of drivers and trainers including Hall of Fame members to young up-and-coming future stars, it’s been a great start and we look forward to presenting a great racing product night-after-night here in the warmth of South Florida.”
Pompano Park continues to offer a wide variety of wagering options on the menu, including the newly added Pick-3 offered on the final trio of races on each racing program. Besides win-place-show betting, Pompano Park offers an early daily double, exactas, trifectas, superfectas, a Pick-4, Pick-5 and Pick-6, capping off each night’s festivities with a late daily double and Super Hi-5. The Pick-4 offers an industry low 12 percent takeout.
Nightly post time is 7:20 p.m.