Black-Eyed Susan Handle Tops $18 Million For 63 Percent Increase

Attendance Up 23 Percent From 2014                               

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the total handle for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day was $18.488 million, the highest total handle on Black-Eyed Susan Day in 10 years and topping last year’s handle of $11.346 million by 63 percent.

The $18.488 million total handle also topped 2013’s total handle of $12.507.

Total attendance was 42,700 compared to last year’s total attendance of 34,736, an increase of 23 percent.

 “Black-Eyed Susan Day was a tremendous success,” said Maryland Jockey Club Vice President and General Manager Sal Sinatra. “From early this morning to this evening, our fans celebrated a great day of racing, the strength and spirit of women, and some amazing performances by our equine and human athletes.

 “None of this is possible without our great fans, our horsemen, and the City of Baltimore. We look forward to an exciting 140th Preakness Saturday.”