|Arlington Park news release
Contact: Breeders' Cup Notes Team (847) 385-7472
RECORD ALL SOURCES HANDLE FOR BREEDERS' CUP WORLD THOROUGHBRED CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ARLINGTON PARK
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (October 26, 2002) -- Preliminary wagering totals from all sources on the 11-race card of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships held Saturday at Arlington Park established a new event record of $115,523,156. The new Breeders' Cup record breaks the old mark of $108,603,040 set in 2000 at Churchill Downs. Saturday's total handle was also more than $11.5 million higher than last year's Breeders' Cup Day wagering of $104,145,186 at Belmont Park.
A total of $13,568,233 was wagered by the crowd of 46,118 at Arlington Park on the 11-race card. A total of $101,954,923 was wagered at off-track facilities in North America and overseas. These figures do not include a limited number of international wagering outlets, which will be reported on Sunday.
A total of $4,646,289 was wagered on the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6. There were six winning tickets, all purchased at Catskill OTB in upstate New York, with a payout of $428,392. The consolation payoff for 5 correct was $4,606.20.
Total handle for the new Head to Head wager was $768,894 for seven Breeders' Cup races. There was no Head to Head wager on the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile due to the scratch of Sky Mesa.
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