By NYRA Press Staff — Saturday’s 12-race Whitney Day card, featuring four graded stakes and highlighted by Improbable’s victory in the 93rd running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney, generated an all-sources handle record of $35,796,435, eclipsing the previous Whitney Day record of $31,835,863 set in 2019.

2019 Whitney Day, which was held on August 3, saw paid attendance of 40,791 with fans on the grounds of Saratoga wagering $4,658,622

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  1. people lined up to bet at nassau otb despite the tvs being off, no forms or programs for sale, no ability to cash winning non irs lottery tickets, etc. see the suffolk otb branches for comparison, take picyures of the linterior of the levitown branch of nassau otb from the hempstead turnpike entrance and wonder why it is not open for you to bet therein. call leslie inlaura curran’s [email protected] 516-571-0643 to have your message passed onto the county executive.demand an accounting of the nassau ppp money from the dime bank.

    LI OTBs awarded federal virus-related loans under PPP program
    Nassau OTB on Glen Cove Road in Carle
    Nassau OTB on Glen Cove Road in Carle Place on July 21. Credit: Howard Schnapp

    By Scott Eidler
    [email protected] @ScottEidler
    Updated August 1, 2020 6:00 AM
    The U.S. government has awarded Nassau and Suffolk’s off-track betting agencies millions of dollars from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to a federal database that listed both OTBs as nonprofits and Nassau OTB as a “female-owned” enterprise.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration approved loans of $2 million to $5 million each for the Nassau and Suffolk OTBs, according to an SBA database.

    The PPP loan program was created in April with the aim of providing small businesses with cash to make payroll so they can avoid having to furlough or lay off employees because of the coronavirus pandemic. The SBA says it will forgive the loans after reviewing whether the companies have met criteria for retaining the employees.

    The Nassau and Suffolk OTBs, which operate horse-racing betting parlors and together employ about 450 people, are public benefit corporations that are supposed to pass along their profits to the counties. Suffolk OTB also operates Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel in Islandia, while Nassau OTB generates revenue from its complement of 1,000 video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, signed into law on March 27, makes eligible for PPP loans small businesses, nonprofit or veterans organizations, and tribal business concerns, as long as they employ up to 500 employees. There are exceptions to the size rule, depending on the industry. Sole proprietors, independent contractors and the self-employed can also qualify for the loans.

    A federal Treasury Department guideline makes no mention of local governments, such as counties, cities, towns and villages. It also doesn’t explicitly exclude the OTBs. The three other OTBs in the state also were approved for loans.

    Matt Coleman, a spokesman for the U.S. Small Business Administration, said in an email that the agency “does not comment on individual borrowers.”

  2. if you want to bet at the levitown branch of nassau otb
    call 516-571-6215 and express yourself
    he works for josepgh g cairo in levitown
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