Racing fans at Assiniboia Downs celebrated Canada Day by opening up their wallets and slapping down bets. More than $320,000 was wagered on the July 1 holiday, which made it the best Wednesday racing total this year.
If you take into account June 30 as well, $531,803 was the combined handle.
More than 4,000 spectators attended the Downs on Canada Day, which added to the handle generated by California simulcast partners for the first time.
Sunday afternoon racing was replaced with Wednesday evening action recently, and its success is proving to management that it was a wise decision.