Breeders' Cup Record Friday Handle

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Breeders' Cup/Eclipse Sportswire

The all-sources handle for Friday's 10-race program at Santa Anita–the first day of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships–was $56,517,228, a record for Breeders' Cup Friday and a 5.4% increase over last year's 10-race Breeders' Cup Future Stars Friday card at Churchill Downs.

The Future Stars Friday card featured five Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds, the second consecutive year of grouping all of the juvenile races on the same day since the event expanded to its current two-day format in 2007.

Friday's attendance was 41,243 and Friday's on-track handle for the 10-race card was $6,340,351.

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