Belmont Spring/Summer Meet Increases from 2021


Mo Donegal winning the GI Belmont S. last month | Sarah Andrew

The New York Racing Association, Inc. released figures for the recently concluded Belmont Park spring/summer meet which generated $13,437,509 in average daily handle. With this year's 2% increase over 2021, average daily handle at the Belmont Park spring/summer meet has risen 23.1% since 2019. On-track handle for the 2022 spring/summer meet totaled $57,531,001, an increase of 16.6% over the 2021 figure of $49,343,664.

All-sources handle for the 44-day spring/summer meet totaled $591,250,409, compared to $632,208,251 in 2021 when the meet was contested over 48 days. The June 11 Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Mo Donegal's victory in the 154th running of the GI Belmont S., generated all-sources handle of $98,766,906.

Average field size for the 419 races run during the 2022 spring/summer meet was 7.35, a 3.6% decline from the 2021 average of 7.62. The meet saw 233 races on dirt and 186 on the turf. A total of 26 races were forced off the turf due to weather.

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