On track handle, total handle and attendance posted increases from 2011 after
four days of racing at Saratoga,
according to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).
Attendance for the
first week was 75,369, up 2.0 percent from 73,875 in 2011.
for the week totaled $12,731,605, up 14.2 percent from $11,146,737 last year.
at Belmont Café and the Aqueduct simulcast center was $2,278,248 for a combined
on-track handle of $15,009,853, up 14.9 percent from $13,068,910 in 2011.
handle, which includes wagers on Saratoga
races both on-track and from simulcast outlets nationwide, was $63,688,669, up 12.3
percent from $56,688,557 last year.
interests per race were 9.0 (368 total) compared to 8.4 (334 total) in 2011. Turf
races totaled 22 with none taken off the turf compared to 16 on and four off in