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Travers Day Attracts 46,000 Fans

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On a beautiful day that featured a historic dead heat in the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers, attendance and handle, both on-track and all-sources, were up substantially from 2011 figures.

 

“It was an exhilarating day at Saratoga Race Course featuring four graded stakes. Over 46,000 fans were on-track to witness firsthand the first dead heat in the prestigious Travers since 1874,” said NYRA President and COO Ellen McClain. “Congratulations to riders David Cohen and Ramon Dominguez, trainers Ken McPeek and Kiaran McLaughlin, and the owners of Golden Ticket and Alpha.  Horse racing is a thrilling sport and our strong program continues tomorrow with the Grade 1 Personal Ensign, promising another fun day at the Spa.”

 

Attendance totaled 46,528, an increase of 8.1 percent from 43,050 in 2011. 

 

On-track handle for Saratoga’s races was $8,741,773, up 7.0 percent from last year’s total of $8,172,452.

 

An additional $1,193,435 was wagered downstate at the Belmont Café and the Aqueduct simulcast center for a combined on-track handle of $9,935,208, an increase of 12.4 percent from $8,839,281 last year.

 

All-sources handle was $36,597,173, up 10.8 percent from last year’s total of $33,017,384.

The pool for today’s $1 Million Guaranteed All Graded Stakes Pick 4 was $1,837,082, up 11.3 percent over last year’s pool of $1,650,587.

 

 

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