08/25/2012 7:29PM

Saratoga: Travers day business rises


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Handle and attendance on Saturday's 11-race Travers card was up significantly from 2011, according to figures released by the New York Racing Association.

Ontrack handle was $8,741,773, up 7 percent from last year's total of $8,172,452. All-sources handle was $36,597,173, up 10.8 percent from last year's total of $33,017,384.

The crowd of 46,528 was an 8.1 increase from the 43,050 in 2011.

In the all-stakes pick four, in which NYRA guaranteed the pool to be $1 million, the handle was $1,837,082, up 11.3 percent over last year's pool of $1,650,587.

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Ray Angelo More than 1 year ago
How about Alarmed Ndangerous and Willy Beamin? Two 3 year-olds that have thrived at the Spa! Congrats to Linda Rice and Richard Dutrow Jr.
michael More than 1 year ago
I can't say that I have ever seen a more exciting day of Horse Racing in my lifetime....Thank you NYRA and the Saratoga Race Track for a day that I will never forget!!..
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
Just goes to show that racing has become a lottery,why do they even bother to have the horses run just have a number drawn every 15 minutes and simulate the race on the tv screens with a computer programme. Did anybody notice the result of the kings bishop?.bring a federal takeover already.
Tyler Mathis More than 1 year ago
I noticed the King's Bishop. Wheeling back and winning on a couple days' rest...nothing that the best thoroughbreds of a hundred years ago weren't doing. Were they on all sorts of drugs too, or just talented and well placed? My opinion: you're just pissed because you had Beamin ruled out on the basis of his quick turnaround and state-bred class. You lost; so did I. Get over it and appreciate it for what it was: a victory by the kind of horse we see all too little of these days. And even if he was doped, you think the rest of them weren't?
milezinni More than 1 year ago
All sources handle $36,597,173?? So why can't Saratoga afford High Definition?!? I was simulcasting through Twinspires.com, and I swear file footage of races from the 1970's looks better?!?
Blaine MacMillan More than 1 year ago
Stop whining milezinni. You sound bad. Appreciate top level thoroughbreds at their best and pick a winner for crying out loud.
Robin Cardoza More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with him on that one. Its a joke that they don't have hi def. Nothing worse than the customers complaining that their tv at their table is fuzzy and they don't realize that its just the way they are filming and not the tv. I call tote all the time for nothing to fix something that can't be fixed!! The money is definitely not being well spent! And I had the Rice horse to win and the exacta so don't tell me I'm complaining and need to pick a winner!!
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
Photo finish. Dead heat win. McPeeks longshot has done it again! Golden Ticket and Alpha - the golden ticket! Thanks again, Ken!