by Pat McKenna
Average daily handle up 12.5 percent
Average field size up 7.5 percent
Despite racing three fewer days compared with 2016, and the full cancellation of the closing day card due to severe weather, the Belmont Park fall meet generated all-sources handle of $303,405,927, a 3.6 percent increase over the 2016 Belmont fall meet.
Average daily handle over the course of the 35 days of racing was $8,668,741, a 12.5 percent increase over 2016.
Average field size for the 329 races contested from September 8 to October 28 was 8.17, a 7.5 percent increase over 2016.
2017 Belmont Park Fall Meet
2016 Belmont Park Fall Meet