On-track handle was $2,296,972 up 13 percent from last year’s on-track total of $2,031,127. An additional $325,931 was wagered via simulcasting at Aqueduct Racetrack, up 64 percent from the $198,701 wagered at Aqueduct last year on Met Mile Day.
This year’s attendance of 10,577 was a 15.7 percent increase from last year’s attendance of 9,144.
Met Mile Day featured 11 races this year, the same as last year. This year’s card had 87 betting interests, compared to 88 betting interests last year.
Last year Met Mile Day featured two graded stakes – the Met Mile and the Sands Point – while this year’s card featured four graded stakes.
Fans wagered $776,388 into the $500,000 Guaranteed All Graded Stakes Pick 4, the first time this wager was offered on Met Mile Day.