Saturday’s blockbuster GI Belmont S. card, highlighted by Justify’s Triple Crown triumph, generated all-sources handle of $ 137,954,895, the second-highest one-day handle in NYRA history behind 2014 Belmont day when dual Classic winner California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) lost to Tonalist (Tapit). The handle that day was $ 151,109,373.
With attendance of 90,327, on-track handle was $ 16,159,584. All-sources handle for the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival was $ 168,975,295.
All-sources wagering on the 150th Belmont itself was $ 72,702,815 with on-track handle totaling $ 6,884,907. In 2015, the previous year with a Triple Crown on the line, all-sources handle on Belmont Stakes Day was $ 135,790,321.