Belmont Stakes Day generates more than $98 million in all-sources handle
by Pat McKenna
Saturday's blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Mo Donegal’s thrilling victory in the 154th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $98,766,906
On-track handle for the 13-race Belmont Stakes Day card, which included eight Grade 1 races among nine total stakes, was $9,530,303.
All-sources handle for the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, carded as Race 11, was $50,248,624.
The three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which featured 17 stakes and 33 races in total from Thursday through Saturday, June 9-11, generated all-sources handle of $127,810,604.
The construction of UBS Arena, which opened its doors to the public in November, has significantly altered and reduced the size of the Belmont Park backyard. As a result of this change to the property, Belmont Park is currently operating at fan capacity of 50,000.
Paid attendance on Belmont Stakes Day was 46,301.
The Belmont Park spring/summer meet continues through July 10. For additional information, visit NYRA.com.