Saratoga tops $35 million in total handle, a Whitney Day record

Saratoga tops $35 million in total handle, a Whitney Day record
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Saturday's 12-race Whitney Day card, featuring four graded stakes and highlighted by Improbable victory in the 93rd running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney, generated an all-sources handle record of $35,796,435, eclipsing the previous Whitney Day record of $31,835,863 set in 2019.

2019 Whitney Day, which was held on August 3, saw paid attendance of 40,791 with fans on the grounds of Saratoga wagering $4,658,622.

Live racing resumes at the Spa on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. with a 10-race card highlighted by the $100,000 Birdstone for 4-year-olds and up going 1 ¾ miles on the dirt.

Saratoga Live presents daily television coverage of the 40-day summer meet on FOX Sports and MSG Networks. For the complete Saratoga Live broadcast schedule, and additional programming information, visit nyra.com/saratoga/racing/tv-schedule

The 2020 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Racing at Saratoga is conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Closing week will run Wednesday, September 2 through Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

Under New York state guidelines, Saratoga Race Course is currently operating without spectators in attendance.

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