Inaugural Belmont At Saratoga Generates Record Handle For Non TC Year

Sarah Andrew

Edited Press Release

Saturday's blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Dornoch's victory in the 156th running of the GI $2-million Belmont S. presented by NYRA Bets, generated all-sources handle of $125,748,941, a New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) record for a non-Triple Crown year.

The 2024 all-sources handle figure is an increase of more than 6.3% over the previous non-Triple Crown record of $118,283,455, which was set in 2023.

On-track handle for the 14-race Belmont Stakes Day card, which included six Grade 1 races among nine total stakes, was $14,854,311.

All-sources handle for the Belmont S. itself, which was carded as race 12 was $60,904,557.

A sellout crowd capped at 50,000 witnessed history as the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival was held at Saratoga Race Course for the first time to allow for the uninterrupted construction of a new Belmont Park, the Long Island home of the Belmont S.

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