Monmouth Park set a track record for handle for a non-Breeders’ Cup day when bettors wagered a total of $20,479,392 on Saturday’s 14-race GI TVG.com Haskell S. day card. The record handle was achieved despite restrictions for on-track attendance due to COVID-19 guidelines.
The overall handle from all sources surpassed the previous non-Breeders’ Cup record of $20,024,509 set on Haskell Day on Aug. 2, 2015.
It is only the second $20-million handle for a non-Breeders’ Cup program in Monmouth Park’s 75-year history.
Authentic (Into Mischief)’s nose victory over Ny Traffic (Cross Traffic) also extended Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s record to nine Haskell victories.