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Breeders' Cup Friday Handle Rises

A crowd of 35,833 was on hand at Santa Anita Park on Friday for the first day of the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The attendance figure represented a 3.5 percent increase over the 2012 Friday attendance at Santa Anita of 34,619.

Total handle for Friday's 11-race card was $51,521,146, up 8 percent from the 2012 figure of $47,586,765. Total handle for the five Breeders’ Cup races was $35,549,196.

“We’re off to a very solid start for what promises to be an excellent weekend of world class racing and we are encouraged by the response of the fans both here and around the country,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel.

Total handle – $51,521,146
On-track handle – $7,205,145

Friday attendance history:
2013, Santa Anita – 35,833

2012, Santa Anita – 34,619
2011, Churchill Downs – 40,677
2010, Churchill Downs – 41,614
2009, Santa Anita – 37,651
2008, Santa Anita – 31,257




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