Sixth Highest Handle For Breeders' Cup



Total all-sources handle for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course was $160,472,894, the sixth-highest total since the Breeders' Cup expanded to a two-day event in 2007 and an 8% decrease from the 2019 record handle of $174,000,574 at Santa Anita. The two-day total handle represented a 7% increase from the 2015 Championships, the first time the event was held at Keeneland.

Attendance figures for the 2020 Championships at Keeneland were not reported since attendance was restricted to participants and essential personnel only due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

“We had an extraordinary two days of racing showcasing the best Thoroughbreds from around the world and we want to thank our hosts here at Keeneland, who did an amazing job, and the city of Lexington,” Breeders' Cup CEO Drew Fleming said. “Given the unique circumstances for this year's event with attendance limited here and at other tracks and simulcast facilities around the country, we are very pleased with the overall handle for the two days.”

Total common-pool handle for Saturday's 12-race Breeders' Cup card was $110,186,908 a 6% decline from last year's Saturday handle of $117,483,346 at Santa Anita.

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