Del Mar sees new one-day betting record of $25,969,128

Aug 20, 2018 11:08 AM

Racing fans across the country Saturday established a one-day betting record at Del Mar pumping $25,969,128 through the windows on the highly competitive 11-race card highlighted by the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic.

The previous one-day record was $25,126,232 set on August 20, 2016, also a Pacific Classic Day.

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, who romped home by an eye-popping 12-1/2 lengths in the mile and a quarter Classic secured the feature event, established in 1991, in record fashion by winning the race by the largest margin in history

He paid $2.80 to win for his many backers.