Sunday, October 14, 2007

Record Crowd, Record Handle

The 2007 Maryland Million saw a record crowd (26,788) fill the grandstands at Laurel Park. The record attendance contributed to a record handle of $5,985,793. That shattered the previous high set in 2005 by more than $900,000.
"We hear from some people that racing is a dead sport," said Lou Raffetto, the Maryland Jockey Club president and chief operating officer. "Anyone that was in attendance [yesterday] at Laurel Park knows that is the farthest thing from the truth. We had a record crowd together with a record handle, almost a million dollars higher than ever before. The Maryland Million is a small sample of what Maryland racing is capable of when given the financial resources to compete."
Trainer Chris Grove started the day with high hopes for his nine entries........."Everybody came back sound," Grove said. "I'm not unhappy. A lot of trainers here today would like to go home with two seconds and a third. None of the nine raced bad. I can't cry. It was a good day, and we'll fight another day."

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