2019 BREEDERS’ CUP ATTENDANCE AND WAGERING ANNOUNCED

ARCADIA, Calif. (November 4, 2019) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced common pool wagering totals and on-track attendance figures for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which took place at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2.

Total handle for the two-day event was $174,000,574. Total common pool handle on Friday’s 10-race program was $56,517,228, and the total handle on Saturday’s 12-race program was $117,483,346.

Saturday’s on-track attendance at Santa Anita was 67,811, completing a two-day attendance total of 109,054. A total of 41,243 attended on Friday.

This year was the 10th time the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita Park. The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will be held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, and the 2021 event at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California.

Breeders’ Cup Chairman Fred Hertrich III said, “Breeders’ Cup would like to thank the staff and management at Santa Anita Park and The Stronach Group for their hard work and support of the 2019 World Championships, along with Arcadia, Pasadena and the surrounding communities, our loyal fans around the world and, especially, the owners, breeders and nominators who make our event possible. Last, but certainly not least, Breeders’ Cup would like to recognize our Equine athletes, the horsemen and women, grooms, jockeys, trainers, veterinary teams, security personnel and all volunteers for their tireless efforts and dedication to our event.”

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

Year Venue Two-Day Attendance Handle (common-pool)
2018 Churchill Downs 112,667 $157,445,842
2017 Del Mar 70,420 $166,077,486
2016 Santa Anita Park 118,484 $156,861,811
2015 Keeneland 94,652 $149,869,035
2014 Santa Anita Park 98,319 $151,158,813
2013 Santa Anita Park 94,628 $160,704,877
2012 Santa Anita Park 89,742 $144,272,332
2011 Churchill Downs 105,820 $161,512,867
2010 Churchill Downs 114,353 $173,857,697
2009 Santa Anita Park 96,496 $153,271,176
2008 Santa Anita Park 86,588 $155,740,328
2007 Monmouth Park 69,584 $129,197,262

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