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Monday, August 20 2012


ARLINGTON MILLION XXX ATTENDANCE OF 34,022 BEST IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 19, 2012) – The 2012 Arlington Million/International Festival of Racing Day crowd of 34,022 not only represented a 10% increase from the 31,069 that attended the 2011 International Festival of Racing, it also was the largest Million Day crowd since the current facility opened in 1989 and the fourth highest in the 30-year history of the Arlington Million.

In addition, the all-sources commingled handle of $14,785,748 was 14% higher than the $13,017,554 wagered on the 2011 Million Day card. On track, the $2,891,660 bet was 13% higher than the $2,562,613 handled the previous year.





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