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BELMONT SETS ATTENDANCE, HANDLE RECORDS; WWC'S MOMENTUM
Published June 7, 1999
BELMONT: In N.Y., Jenny Kellner reported that a "record" 85,818 were on hand at Belmont Park Saturday for the 131st running of the Belmont Stakes, surpassing the previous mark of 82,694 set in '71. The $3,143,508 wagered on-track for the Belmont Stakes and the $10,035,906 wagered on-track for the entire Belmont card also set records (N.Y. TIMES, 6/6). The race earned a 6.6 Nielsen overnight, "about even" with last year's event (USA TODAY, 6/7). WWC: The Canada-U.S. women's soccer match at Civic Stadium in OR yesterday drew 23,325, setting a record for a non-Olympic women's match that had not been coupled with an MLS or U.S. men's game. More than 65,000 tickets have been sold for the team's Women's World Cup (WWC) opener against Denmark at Giants Stadium on June 19 (WASHINGTON POST, 6/7). WWC ticket sales "are up to" 425,000 (USA TODAY, 6/7).