Handle & Attendance For 2023 Breeders’ Cup 

November 5, 2023

40th Running Took Place Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. ― Total all-sources, global common-pool handle for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was $176,281,989, Breeders’ Cup Limited announced.

Total common-pool handle on Saturday’s 12-race Breeders’ Cup card was $114,145,050. All-sources common-pool handle on Breeders’ Cup’s 10-race ‘Future Stars Friday’ card was $62,136,939*.

“Racing fans here and from around the world were treated to two days of the very best of our sport, including three repeat champions,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Drew Fleming. “The 40th running of the Breeders’ Cup was certainly worthy of the vision of its founders, who set out to create one of the most prestigious international events in our sport. We want to thank all of the weekend’s participants, our sponsors, the communities of Arcadia and Pasadena, and our partners from 1/ST racing for their support.”

On-track handle for the two days was $19,419,844. Saturday’s attendance was 66,247 and the two-day on-track attendance was 109,624.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will return to Southern California in 2024 when the 41st edition will be held Nov. 1-2 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.  

Breeders’ Cup Two-Day Attendance & Handle (Common-Pool) History:

YearLocationAttendanceHandle
2023Santa Anita109,624$176,281,989
2022Keeneland85,824$189,060,373
2021Del Mar47,089$182,908,409
2020KeenelandNo Attendance Reported Due to COVID-19$160,472,893
2019Santa Anita109,054$174,628,986
2018Churchill Downs112,672$157,445,841
2017Del Mar70,420$166,077,486
2016Santa Anita118,484$156,861,811
2015Keeneland94,652$149,869,035
2014Santa Anita98,319$151,158,813
2013Santa Anita94,628$160,704,877
2012Santa Anita89,742$144,272,332
2011Churchill Downs105,820$161,512,867
2010Churchill Downs114,353$173,857,697
2009Santa Anita96,496$153,271,176
2008Santa Anita86,588$155,740,328
2007Monmouth Park69,584$129,197,262 

*Friday’s All-Turf Pick 3 special was not included in the all-sources handle originally reported.

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