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A FUTURE STARS RECORD

Edited Breeders’ Cup Notes Team Release  All-sources handle for the 10-race program of the first day of the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course was $66,141,766, a record and a 7 percent increase from last year’s Friday handle of $61,696,893 at Del Mar.

The Future Stars Friday card featured five Breeders’ Cup races for 2-year-old horses, the fifth year of carding all of the juvenile races on the same day since the event expanded to its two-day format in 2007.

The total Friday handle was the highest since the event went to its two-day format.

Friday’s on-track attendance was 39,851. On-track handle was $7,504,265.

Breeders’ Cup Friday attendance and handle:

2022, Keeneland – 39,851; $66,141,766

2021, Del Mar – 20,536; $61,696,893

2020, Keeneland – no attendance reported; $51,409,606

2019, Santa Anita – 41,243; $56,517,228

2018, Churchill Downs – 42,249; $53,636,272

2017, Del Mar — 32,728; $52,273,883

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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