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Arlington Million Crowd The Largest In 23 Years
Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing Day attendance on Saturday swelled to 34,022, making it "the largest Million crowd since 1989 and the fourth-highest in the 30-year history of the Arlington Million", reports thoroughbreddailynews.com. Associated "all-sources" wagering turnover also increased by 14% to $US14,785,748 on the 2011 figure while on-course turnover improved 13% to $US2,891,660. Arlington Park General Manager Tony Petrillo commented: "The addition of the American St. Leger to an already strong program of Gr1 turf races, plus an outstanding undercard of races put together by our Director of Racing Chris Polzin proves that racing fans around the country and around the world will attend and wager on high-quality racing".