Record 9 Million Wagered On Two-Day Breeders’ Cup – Horse Racing News

Record $189 Million Wagered On Two-Day Breeders’ Cup – Horse Racing News


Total all-sources, global common-pool handle for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course was $189,060,373, a record for the two-day event.

The total represents a 3.4% increase over the prior record of $182,908,409 set when the event was held at Del Mar in 2021 and an 18% increase from the total handle of $160,472,893 at the 2020 event held at Keeneland.

Total common-pool handle on Saturday’s 12-race Breeders’ Cup card was a record $122,918,607. All sources common-pool handle on Breeders’ Cup’s 10-race Future Stars Friday card was $66,141,766, also a new record for a Breeders’ Cup Friday. This is the fifth consecutive year that Breeders’ Cup grouped all its juvenile races together on Friday.

“We witnessed a spectacular two days of racing capped by Flightline’s absolute brilliance in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, once again showcasing the best Thoroughbreds from around the world and we want to thank our partners here at Keeneland, who did a phenomenal job, and the greater Lexington community,” said Breeders’ Cup president and CEO Drew Fleming. “The Breeders’ Cup is truly an international championship event and the very best our sport has to offer.”

On-track handle for the two days was $28,326,478. Saturday’s attendance was 45,973 and the two-day on-track attendance was 85,824.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will return to Santa Anita Park in 2023 for its 40th running.

Breeders’ Cup Two-Day Attendance and Handle (common-pool) history:

Year Location Attendance Handle
2022 Keeneland 85,824 $189,060,373
2021 Del Mar 47,089 $182,908,409
2020 Keeneland No Attendance Reported $160,472,893
2019 Santa Anita 109,054 $174,628,986
2018 Churchill Downs 112,672 $157,445,841
2017 Del Mar 70,420 $166,077,486
2016 Santa Anita 118,484 $156,861,811
2015 Keeneland 94,652 $149,869,035
2014 Santa Anita 98,319 $151,158,813
2013 Santa Anita 94,628 $160,704,877
2012 Santa Anita 89,742 $144,272,332
2011 Churchill Downs 105,820 $161,512,867
2010 Churchill Downs 114,353 $173,857,697
2009 Santa Anita 96,496 $153,271,176
2008 Santa Anita 86,588 $155,740,328
2007 Monmouth Park 69,584 $129,197,262