Horses back on track for second race meet of season
A second weekend of live pari-mutuel horse racing is in the books following the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet on Saturday and Sunday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.
Over the two days, 2,612 fans wagered $231,597. That includes 1,593 fans on Saturday who wagered $133,324 and 1,019 people on Sunday who wagered $98,273.
The payout to bettors totaled $180,490, which included $104,118 on Saturday and $76,372 on Sunday.
“We would like to thank our volunteers for coming out and supporting us as well as all the patrons for braving the heat,” said Lee DeLong, president of the sponsoring Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association.
And even though the temperatures were hot, DeLong noted that “we were fortunate to have nice breezes both days.”
“Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and had a good time,” DeLong added.
Twenty-two races were run over the twoday meet, including 12 on Saturday and 10 on Sunday.
Among the highlights was the 350-yard Texas Quarter Horse Association Futurity. Total purse was $46,100.
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