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Aug 3, 2019
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NYRA generates record Whitney Day all-sources handle

by NYRA Press Office



SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Saturday's 11-race Marylou Whitney Day card, featuring three graded stakes and highlighted by McKinzie's victory in the 92nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney, generated an all-sources handle record of $31,835,863, eclipsing the previous Whitney Day record of $30,153,138 set in 2017.

On-track handle was $7,078,192 with paid attendance of 40,791 for Saturday, August 3. 

NYRA on Saturday celebrated the life and legacy of Mrs. Whitney, the beloved owner, breeder and philanthropist, who passed away on July 19 at the age of 93.

Live racing resumes on Sunday with an 11-race card highlighted by the inaugural running of the $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational, the second leg of the Turf Trinity in NYRA's Turf Triple Crown series. The Saratoga Derby will be the centerpiece of a special one-hour Saratoga Live broadcast on FS1 beginning at 5 p.m. The day's card will also feature the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack and Grade 3, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya. The racing action will get underway on FS2 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com.


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