Attendance, on-track handle and total handle all posted gains over the 2011 totals, but throughout the day there were problems with the wireless Internet, public address system and the track’s water pressure.
The attendance of 25,676 was up 2.1 percent from 25,155 last year, when it was much hotter. On-track handle for the 10-race card Friday totaled $4,075,817, up 14.8 percent from $3,551,745 last year.
All-sources handle was $16,690,234, up 5.2 percent from $15,871,449 in 2011.
However, the public address system was faulty in the grandstand.
Also, the free wireless Internet New York Racing Association trumpeted Thursday never could sustain itself for long, resulting in frequent outages, including in the press box for most of the day.
Finally, the water pressure dropped at certain spots throughout the facility, including the first-floor grandstand, jockeys’ room and press box.