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Jun 8, 2019
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2019 Belmont Stakes Day generates record handle for non-Triple Crown year

by NYRA Press Office



ELMONT, NY - Saturday's blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Sir Winston's victory in the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $102,163,280, a NYRA record for a non-Triple Crown year.

The 2019 all-sources handle figure is an increase of 9.1 percent over 2017, the most recent year without a Triple Crown on the line, and an increase of 2.8 percent over the previous record for a non-Triple Crown year set in 2016.

On-track handle for the 13-race Belmont Stakes Day card, which included eight Grade 1 races among 10 total stakes, was $11,852,506.

All-sources handle on the 151st Belmont Stakes, carded as Race 11, was $53,237,527.

All-sources handle for the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which featured 18 stakes and 33 races in total from Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8, was $131,858,886.

For the second time in its history, the 2019 Belmont Stakes offered separate pool wagering in Japan. The total for this non-commingled pool, which is not included in the all-sources number, was $4,362,972.

Paid attendance on Belmont Stakes Day was 56,217.

2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Handle (ALL SOURCES ON NYRA RACES)
Thursday, June 6, 2019: $9,739,279
Friday, June 7, 2019: $19,956,327
BELMONT STAKES DAY, Saturday, June 8, 2019: $102,163,280
G1 Belmont Stakes: $53,237,527
Belmont Stakes Racing Festival all-sources handle: $131,858,886
 *2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Handle (ALL SOURCES ON NYRA RACES)
Thursday, June 7: $10,180,697
Friday, June 8: $20,839,703
BELMONT STAKES DAY, June 9: $137,954,895
G1 Belmont Stakes: $72,702,815
Belmont Stakes Racing Festival all-sources handle: $168,975,295
2017 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival handle (ALL SOURCES ON NYRA RACES)
Thursday, June 8: $10,309,890
Friday, June 9: $20,763,470
BELMONT STAKES DAY, June 10: $93,666,837
G1 Belmont Stakes: $47,163,773
Belmont Stakes Racing Festival all-sources handle: $124,740,198
2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Handle (ALL SOURCES ON NYRA RACES)
Thursday, June 9: $8,087,237
Friday, June 10: $15,310,023
BELMONT STAKES DAY, June 11: $99,419,099
G1 Belmont Stakes: $52,188,416
Belmont Stakes Racing Festival all-sources handle: $122,816,359
*2015 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival handle (ALL SOURCES ON NYRA RACES)
Thursday, June 4: $7,082,133
Friday, June 5: $18,150,169
BELMONT STAKES DAY, June 6: $135,790,321
G1 Belmont Stakes: $82,437,629
Belmont Stakes Racing Festival all-sources handle: $161,022,624
 *Triple Crown year  


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