Thursday, 13 June 2024 14:55

Belmont by the Numbers

Belmont Gold Cup winner The Grey Wizard, ridden by John Velazquez, enters the Winner’s Circle. Photo by Jonathon Norcross. Belmont Gold Cup winner The Grey Wizard, ridden by John Velazquez, enters the Winner’s Circle. Photo by Jonathon Norcross.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The long-awaited Belmont Stakes Racing Festival arrived at the Saratoga Race Course last week, drawing tens of thousands of fans who wagered millions of dollars. Here’s a snapshot of what Belmont brought to the Spa City.

50,000 - The number of fans who attended the sold-out Belmont Stakes Day on Saturday, June 8

$197,426,085 - The total handle for all four days of the festival

120,028 - The total attendance (counted by ticket sales) of the four-day festival

5 1/2 furlongs in 59:80 - A new course record set by Cogburn in the Jaipur Stakes

1 - Number of World Series championships won by Dornoch’s co-owner Jayson Werth, a former professional baseball player

15,000 - Estimated number of people who attended the Belmont on Broadway free concert event on Wednesday, June 5

$125,748,941 - The total handle for Belmont Stakes Day, a New York Racing Association (NYRA) record for a non-Triple Crown year

300% - Increase in the usual amount of alcohol provided to the Saratoga Race Course by beverage distributors

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