Wagering and attendance remain up compared to 2011 after ten days of racing at Saratoga, according to The
New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).
Attendance for the
first two weeks of the meet was 203,780, a 1.2 percent increase from 201,400 in
totaled $28,941,361, up 4.4 percent from $27,728,174 last year.
at Belmont Café and the Aqueduct simulcast center was $5,308,731 for a combined
on-track handle of $34,250,092, up 5.2 percent from $32,549,735 in 2011.
handle, which includes wagers on Saratoga
races both on-track and from simulcast outlets nationwide, was $142,894,233, up
6.7 percent from $133,920,503 last year.
interests per race were 8.8 (887 total) compared to 8.5 (846 total) in
2011. There have been 47 turf races and seven races taken off the turf
and moved to the main track, compared to 44 on and five off in 2011.