Belmont Stakes Wagering: How Much Money was Bet

Cash pile American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown win resulted in a huge day of wagering at Belmont Park. The New York Racing Association released its Belmont Stakes race day total wagering figures, and the result was the second-highest day of betting in NYRA history. NYRA reported $134.8 million was wagered on Saturday’s 13-race Belmont Park card, which was…

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