The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and handle on Friday's 95th Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing, LLC's Point of Honor winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC's Tenfold winning the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.
Total handle on Friday's 14-race Black-Eyed Susan program was $22.281 million, surpassing the previous record of $19.895 million set in 2017 by nearly 20 percent.
Attendance was 51,573, surpassing the record of 2017 of 50,339.
“Thank you to our horsemen, talented riders and fans for an outstanding Black-Eyed Susan Day! With record handle and attendance this is an incredible way to kick off Preakness weekend,” said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer of The Stronach Group. “Our team has worked tirelessly to deliver an amazing entertainment experience and we look forward to a truly memorable Preakness Day.”
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