Attendance & betting figures at Leopardstown

Thu 27th Dec 2012, 16:36

photoAttendance & bookmaker turnover both down at Leopardstown but Tote up
©Healy Racing Photos
By Alan Magee
The attendance on Paddy Power Chase day at Leopardstown, day two of the four-day Christmas Festival meeting, was down over 8% at 15,130 compared to 16,507 on the same day 12 months ago.

The Tote showed a big increase of nearly 19% with the aggregate of €568,164 up over 90,000 on last year.

However the picture in the betting ring was far from healthy, with the turnover down over 24% at €997,495 as against €1,314,447 last year.

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