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Belmont at Saratoga sets records for track, business | News

“It was an incredibly memorable and exciting weekend at Saratoga Race Course,” said Pat McKenna, the vice president of communications for NYRA, in an emailed statement Monday. “NYRA would like to thank the fans who visited in record-breaking numbers throughout this historic edition of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and the millions more who watched all the action on FOX Sports. Despite the sky-high anticipation for a first-ever Triple Crown event at Saratoga, the Festival exceeded all expectations and provided a global stage for the sport’s most revered venue.”

The four days of racing were kicked off with a concert downtown on Wednesday headlined by Blues Traveler that expanded down the main arterial of the city, with people packing into the area to watch three bands take the stage set up adjacent to the Saratoga Springs City Center.

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