Monday, August 27 2012
Numbers Continue Their Climb In Del Mars 75th Anniversary Year
Del Mar’s 75th anniversary year continued its magical run with its key yardstick numbers climbing once more at the conclusion of a Week 6 that included putting a stellar TVG Pacific Classic Day in the books.
The big Sunday program that showcased a pair of Grade II features and was topped by the 22nd edition of the track’s signature race, the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic won by the 3-year-old eastern invader Dullahan – drew 34,482 and registered a bet total of $22,363,307, the seventh highest single-day figure in track history. Those numbers presented a 23.4% rise in handle over 2011 and a 17.8% jump over last year’s attendance.
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