Well, the final attendance total for the Gold Cup & Saucer is in. Out of a total population of roughly 150,000, 20,000 people attended the final race card of Old Home Week at Charlottetown. At the Meadowlands for Breeders Crown night, 10,060 people attended the races in a market of over 11,000,000 people. Who is doing what right? Thanks to PullthePocket for providing the attendance total for Charlottetown.
Seems like the victory for Gold Cup & Saucer winner All the Weapons is going to be an expensive victory. Turns out All the Weapons was claimed in Ontario where a jail rule exists which meant All the Weapons could not race outside of Ontario for a period of 60 days. The owners were warned that they faced heavy sanctions if they did race, but they decided to race anyway. Last year the second place finisher Match Bayama also was raced in violation of ORC rules and the owners were fined $3,600. Based on the same formula, it appears the owner of All the Weapons are facing a fine of at least $4,000 if not more. My guess is since this is the second year in a row someone violated the rule to race in the Gold Cup & Saucer, I expect the ORC to throw the book at the owners of All the Weapons.