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RECORD ALL-SOURCE HANDLE FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD THOROUGBRED CHAMPIONSHIPS
Total wagering on the 2005 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships established a record of $122,106,154 from common and separate pools from Saturday’s 10-race card at Belmont Park. With figures from Italy, Sweden, Norway and the Caribbean nations not yet reported, this mark still breaks last year’s all-sources total of $120,897,141.
Total wagering on the eight Breeders’ Cup races was also a record with $112,865,068 wagered.
On-track wagering for the 10-race card, including the Head2Head wager, totaled $14,742,520.
Total pool of the Breeders’ Cup Ultra Pick6 reached $4,856,700. There were no tickets with all six winners. There were 40 correct tickets with five winners for a payout of $90,325.