SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) More than 1 million people passed through the turnstiles at Saratoga Race Course, where the historic track just wrapped up its 148th season of thoroughbred racing.
The 40-day meet at the Spa ended Monday. The New York Racing Association says total attendance topped 1.1 million, an increase of more than 5 percent over the 2015 season.
The association says total handle from all sources, excluding international ones, was $647.3 million, down slightly from last season's figure that shattered the previous record by more than 10 percent.
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Jockey Jose Ortiz won the Saratoga riding title with 65 victories, while Chad Brown set the track record for wins by a trainer with 40. Michal Dubb was the meet's top owner with 13 winners.