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A reduced racing schedule for the 2010 winter/spring meet left Turfway Park with significant declines in on-track and all-sources handle compared to the same meet last year, but daily averages were up for the Florence horse racing track. The track presented 435 races over 45 days in the 2010 meet, compared to 619 races over 62 days in 2009 and saw a 24.3 percent decrease in on-track handle and a 19.1 percent decrease in all-sources handle for the winter/spring meet that began January 1 and ended March 28. Daily averages, however, were up 4.2 percent on track and 11.5 percent from all sources, the latter bolstered by a 14.1 percent increase in out-of-state play. Turfway, along with some other Kentucky tracks, reduced racing days in an effort to bolster purses and field sizes and better compete with tracks in other states.

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