Pari-mutuel season off to fast start at fair grounds
It was another fast start to the live pari-mutuel horse racing season at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds with the running of the July Fourth Weekend Race Meet.
A total of 22 races were run on Saturday and Sunday at the Class III facility to kick off the eight-day 2013 summer season.
The two-day meet at the five-eighths mile oval drew a total of 4,393 racing fans who wagered $307,474.
On Saturday, 2,938 fans wagered $173,158 and on Sunday, 1,455 fans wagered $134,316.
Of the $307,474 wagering handle, $240,158.20 was paid back to the bettors.
That included $135,507.10 on Saturday and $104,651.10 on Sunday.
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