To say that racing in the north during the winter time is unforgiving would be an understatement. Frigid weather, snow and ice, and mud and rain, easily portrays what horses and horsemen have to go through just to keep the show going. And often racing has to be cancelled due to the climate conditions.
There was a time in racing when all legal pari-mutuel wagering was done on-track. But as the mid-60’s British pop duo of Peter and Gordon sang during their heyday “that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone”.
It’s no secret that off-track wagers are important and an integral part of any racetracks pari-mutuel handle. Off track wagers are always combined with on track bets and that becomes the combined betting handle.