Word from the just-concluded Breeders’ Cup is that total handle – wagering from all sources – was down 6.7% from last year, and was the lowest since 2020. Progress.
In other news, yet another death in NY has been disclosed long after it actually occurred. Dudes Naughty Girl, said the Gaming Commission Friday, perished at Monticello way back on Jun 27. Which of course raises the question, how many more have fallen through the recordkeeping cracks? Dudes’ obituary: “3-year-old mare found deceased in stall.”