NYRA attendance and on-track wagering totals 1970-2008

Key: Racing Dates / Total attendance (average daily attendance)/ Total on-track handle (average daily on-track handle)

Year

Spring Meet  

Saratoga Meet

Belmont Fall Meet

1970

Aqueduct - 30 days

24 days

42 days

 

990,528 (33,017)

423,838 (17,659)

1,151,862 (27,425)

 

$106,725,289 ($3,557,509)  

$34,788,563 ($1,449,523)  

$130,410,014 ($3,105,000)

1971

Aqueduct - 30 days

24 days

42 days

 

879,125 (29,304)  

432,674 (18,028)

1,024,675 (24,397)

 

$95,872,668 ($3,195,755)

$36,371,823 ($1,515,492)

$121,598,412 ($2,895,200)

1972

Aqueduct - 30 days

24 days

42 days

 

834,401 (23,840)

416,178 (17,340)

897,044 (21,358)

 

$101,516,592 ($2,900,474)

$36,495,535 ($1,520,647)

$116,598,489 ($2,776,154)

1973

Aqueduct - 30 days

24 days

42 days

 

784,879 (23,084)

418,828 (17,451)

855,959 (20,379)

 

$97,933,554 ($2,880,398)

$36,675,881 ($1,528,161)

$113,591,289 ($2,704,554)

1974

Aqueduct - 30 days

24 days

42 days

 

686,978 (22,899)

434,264 (18,094)

913,786 (21,756)

 

$89,123,110 ($2,970,770)

$39,597,582 ($1,648,649)

$127,721,070 ($3,040,977)

1975

Belmont - 48 days

24 days

66 days

 

1,170,235 (24,379)

453,503 (18,895)

1,321,883 (20,028)

 

$142,973,424 ($2,978,613)

$40,444,871 ($1,685,202)

$179,310,872 ($2,716,831)

1976

Aqueduct - 28 days

24 days

48 days

 

659,533 (23,554)

440,327 (18,346)

866,438 (18,050)

 

$84,380,913 ($3,013,604)

$42,049,793 ($1,752,074)

$131,052,546 ($2,730,261)

1977

Belmont - 55 days

24 days

42 days

 

1,104,243 (20,077)

476,089 (19,837)

732,648 (17,444)

 

$140,598,624 ($2,556,338)

$46,636,854 ($1,943,202)

$105,000,902 ($2,500,021)

1978

Belmont - 58 days

24 days

50 days

 

1,344,715 (23,184)

514,959 (21,456)

1,025,029 (20,500)

 

$180,976,468 ($3,120,283)

$52,629,131 ($2,192,880)

$148,602,526 ($2,972,050)

1979

Belmont - 60 days

24 days

41 days

 

1,361,613 (22,693)

524,869 (21,869)

781,794 (19,068)

 

$199,343,517 ($3,322,391)

$59,353,099 ($2,473,045)

$126,748,919 ($3,091,437)

1980

Belmont - 60 days

24 days

42 days

 

1,314,675 (21,911)

565,614 (23,567)

747,320 (17,793)

 

$205,539,514 ($3,425,658)

$61,049,068 ($2,543,711)

$124,881,437 ($2,973,367)

1981

Belmont - 72 days

24 days

42 days

 

1,485,095 (20,626)

633,314 (26,388)

770,966 (18,356)

 

$227,334,228 ($3,157,419)

$67,492,732 ($2,812,197)

$122,802,239 ($2,923,862)

1982

Belmont - 70 days

27 days

36 days

 

1,290,061 (18,429)

678,452 (25,127)

617,791 (17,160)

 

$221,472,820 ($3,163,897)

$75,030,083 ($2,778,891)

$110,060,017 ($3,057,222)

1983

Belmont - 60 days

24 days

48 days

 

1,171,311 (19,521)

639,399 (26,641)

803,174 (16,732)

 

$207,872,630 ($3,464,543)

$71,445,673 ($2,976,903)

$143,642,584 ($2,992,553)

1984

Belmont - 72 days

24 days

48 days

 

1,211,897 (16,831)

623,978 (25,999)

726,693 (15,139)

 

$229,299,861 ($3,184,720)

$73,181,523 ($3,049,230)

$142,160,128 ($2,961,669)

1985

Belmont - 72 days

24 days

47 days

 

1,160,668 (16,120)

649,455 (27,060)

678,200 (14,429)

 

$237,819,076 ($3,303,042)

$76,209,836 ($3,175,409)

$140,364,002 ($2,986,468)

1986

Belmont - 69 days

24 days

48 days

 

1,035,227 (15,003)

633,564 (26,398)

612,988 (12,770)

 

$217,292,224 ($3,149,162)

$76,030,872 ($3,167,953)

$131,318,632 ($2,735,804)

1987

Belmont - 78 days

24 days

42 days

 

1,136,477 (14,570)

681,769 (28,407)

515,382 (12,271)

 

$240,220,309 ($3,079,747)

$84,554,776 ($3,523,115)

$118,671,950 ($2,825,522)

1988

Belmont - 72 days

24 days

41 days

 

1,025,771 (14,246)

629,560 (26,231)

472,453 (11,523)

 

$220,219,891 ($3,058,609)

$83,136,404 ($3,464,016)

$113,485,781 ($2,767,945)

1989

Belmont - 72 days

24 days

42 days

 

963,680 (13,384)

683,504 (28,479)

458,114 (10,907)

 

$207,784,785 ($2,885,899)

$86,072,120 ($3,586,338)

$107,838,964 ($2,567,594)

1990

Belmont - 72 days

24 days

54 days

 

954,656 (13,259)

661,801 (27,575)

622,373 (11,525)

 

$214,526,134 ($2,979,529)

$89,433,827 ($3,726,409)

$146,860,343 ($2,719,635)

1991

Belmont - 66 days

30 days

48 days

 

816,837 (12,376)

731,395 (24,379)

509,946 (10,623)

 

$183,736,755 ($2,783,890)

$100,221,254 ($3,340708)

$117,853,973 ($2,455,291)

1992

Belmont - 72 days

30 days

42 days

 

854,890 (11,873)

761,931 (25,397)

442,513 (10,536)

 

$196,919,985 ($2,734,999)

$103,332,127 ($3,444,404)

$102,605,705 ($2,442,992)

1993

Belmont - 72 days

30 days

41 days

 

808,294 (11,226)

785,319 (26,177)

380,577 (9,282)

 

$196,268,125 ($2,725,946)

$112,283,202 ($3,742,773)

$96,708,140 ($2,358,735)

1994

Belmont - 60 days

34 days

39 days

 

694,945 (10,219)

785,427 (23,100)

370,814 (9,508)

 

$168,615,522 ($2,479,640)

$109,364,514 ($3,216,603)

$89,328,438 ($2,290472)

1995

Belmont - 57 days

34 days

51 days

 

547,891 (9,612)                 

753,372 (22,158)

413,634 (8,110)

 

$134,623,046 ($2,361,807)

$101,081,018 ($2,972,971)

$107,394,727 ($2,105,778)

1996

Belmont - 60 days

34 days

33 days

 

522,433 (8,707)

803,086 (23,620)

226,629 (6,867)

 

$129,848,671 (2,164,144)

$100,541,162 ($2,957,093)

$60,275,027 ($1,826,515)

1997

Belmont - 50 days

36 days

33 days

 

466,934 (9,338)                 

826,994 (22,972)

231,500 (7,015)

 

$107,541,531 ($2,150,830)

$104,048,447 ($2,890,234)

$61,146,503 ($1,852,924)

1998

Belmont - 55 days

36 days

33 days

 

491,605 (8,938)                 

887,752 (24,659)

245,135 (7,428)

 

$109,860,598 ($1,997,465)

$108,354,798 ($3,009,855)

$60,800,337 ($1,842,434)

1999

Belmont - 55 days

36 days

32 days

 

493,155 (8,966)                 

920,218 (25,561)

216,204 (6,756)

 

$112,297,742 ($2,941,777)

$114,140,947 ($3,170,581)

$57,110,769 ($1,784,711)

2000

Belmont - 55 days

36 days

32 days

 

469,048 (8,528)

978,321 (27,175)

215,987 (6,545)

 

$106,252,460 ($1,931,862)

$118,839,416 ($3,301,094)

$55,962,615 ($1,695,836)

2001

Belmont - 55 days

36 days

32 days

 

441,392 (8,025)                 

1,011,689 (28,102)

243,769 (7,617)

 

$106,147,333 ($1,929,951)

$124,683,963 ($3,463,443)

$67,503,120 ($2,109,472)

2002

Belmont - 55 days

36 days

33 days

 

465,220 (8,458)

999,388 (27,760)

202,015 (6,121)

 

$107,381,284 ($1,952,386)

$125,108,349 ($3,475,231)

$56,485,902 ($1,711,694)

2003

Belmont - 55 days

36 days

38 days

 

478,187 (8,694)                 

1,049,309 (29,147)

225,357 (5,930)

 

$106,301,408 ($1,932,752)

$127,245,731 ($3,534,603)

$58,167,413 ($1,530,721)

2004

Belmont - 60 days

36 days

33 days

 

499,166 (8,319)                 

1,040,668 (28,907)

171,251 (5,189)

 

$105,741,663 ($1,762,361)

$151,615,973 ($4,211,554)

$46,811,595 ($1,418,533)

2005

Belmont - 60 days

36 days

36 days

 

423,405 (7,056)                 

932,891 (25,913)

222,133 (6,170)

 

$94,252,318 ($1,570,871)

$145,388,086 ($4,038,557)

$45,360,126 ($1,260,003)

2006

Belmont - 59 days

36 days

33 days

 

377,570 (6,399)                 

908,566 (25,237)

152,733 (4,628)

 

$93,672,810 ($1,587,674)

$140,019,715 ($3,889,436)

$43,304,585 ($1,312.260)

2007

Belmont - 60 days

36 days

33 days

 

380,495 (6,341)

958,574 (26,627)

165,045 (5,001)

 

$97,656,377 ($1,627,606)

$149,580,313 ($4,155,008)

$47,304,808 ($1,433,479)

2008

Belmont - 58 days

35 days

37 days

 

391,634 (6,752)                 

872,627 (24,932)

147,515 (3,986)

 

$96,647,954 ($1,666,344)

$140,147,651 ($4,004,218)

$42,206,423 ($1,140,714)

Information courtesy of NYRA media guides 1980-2009

According to NYRA officials, import wagers were removed from on-track handle figures after 2008, skewering comparative handle figures with past years.​

   

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