Tuesday, May 29 2012
DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES IN ATTENDANCE AND HANDLE ACCOMPANY THRILLING MET MILE DAY
ELMONT, N.Y. – On-track and all-sources handle showed double-digit increases on Met Mile Day at Belmont Park, which featured victories by Shackleford in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, Contested in the Grade 1 Acorn, It’s Tricky in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap, and Better Lucky in the Grade 2 Sands Point.
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.
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