Opening weekend at Northlands proved to be a tremendous success for the Thoroughbreds. Wagering on the live product for the Friday and Saturday nine (9) race cards totaled $686,638 compared to $324,224 for opening weekend in 2015. This represented an amazing year over year increase of 112%.
There were large crowds on both days especially on Saturday Kentucky Derby Day. The Colours Restaurant was “hopping” with what appears to be a marked improvement in both service and food quality.
Racing Secretary Jason Teague is to be commended on putting together two competitive cards of relatively full fields.
Finally our hats go off to the thoroughbred horsemen who had their horses racing fit for the opening cards. The weather and excellent track conditions during spring training played a significant part in there not being one race offered under 6 furlongs.
Let’s build on this momentum for the remainder of the season!