Belmont Stakes Day generates more than $98 million in all-sources handle

June 12, 2022

ELMONT, N.Y. – 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.

Belmont Park Press Release

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