All-Sources Handle Topped $60M Nov. 3 at Santa Anita 

November 4, 2023

Handle & Attendance Released For ‘Future Stars Friday’ At 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Breeders’ Cup Press Release

Just F Y I with Junior Alvarado up was victorious in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. (Ernie Belmonte/Past The Wire)

ARCADIA, Calif. – All-sources handle for the 10-race program on the first day of the 40th Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park was $61,747,341, the third consecutive year the Friday handle has topped $60 million.

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

Friday’s on-track attendance was 43,377. On-track handle was $6,541,751.

Breeders’ Cup Friday Attendance & Handle Records

2023: Santa Anita Park — 43,377; $61,747,341

2022: Keeneland — 39,851; $66,141,766

2021: Del Mar — 20,536; $61,696,893

2020: Keeneland — no attendance reported due to COVID-19; $51,409,606

2019: Santa Anita Park — 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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