$52,273,883 In Breeders’ Cup Friday Wagers A Gain Of 5.3 Percent From 2016

All-sources handle for the Friday Breeders’ Cup program was $52,273,883, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016, on the first day of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships Friday at the iconic Del Mar racetrack, a first-time host for the event. The total handle for championship Friday was the highest since 2013.

Friday’s on-track handle was $9,280,504, a 29 percent increase over the prior year, as an enthusiastic crowd of 32,278 witnessed a command performance by Forever Unbridled in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

For the comfort of its guests and due to the smaller capacity of the venue, Breeders’ Cup capped ticket sales for each day at 37,500.

Breeders’ Cup Friday attendance and handle history:

Year Track Attendance Handle
2016 Santa Anita 45,673 $49,651,600
2015 Keeneland 44,497 $46,251,965
2014 Santa Anita 37,205 $47,666,982
2013 Santa Anita 35,633 $52,594,370
2012 Santa Anita 34,619 $48,997,009
2011 Churchill Downs 40,677 $52,095,202
2010 Churchill Downs 41,614 $54,889,388
2009 Santa Anita 37,651 $50,662,945
2008 Santa Anita 31,257 $49,473,304
2007 Monmouth Park 27,803 $31,499,007

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