A crowd of 147,294 people witnessed Rich Strike’s (Keen Ice) failed 80-1 in the 148th run of Saturday’s GI Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Wages from all sources in the Kentucky Derby Day program totaled $273.8 million, up 17% from 2021 and up 9% from the previous record in 2019 of $250.9 million. . Bets from all sources in the Kentucky Derby totaled $179.0 million, up 15% from 2021 and up 8% from the previous record of $166.5 million set. in 2019. This year’s staking record includes $8.3 million bets in Japan.
Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI, said: “We are incredibly grateful to all the Kentucky Derby fans around the world who have once again made this experience such a memorable experience. and wonderful.” “We expect adjusted EBITDA for the week of Kentucky Derby to reflect another record with $7 to $9 million in growth from the previous record in 2019.”
All sources processed for Derby Week rose to a new record of $391.8 million, up 25% from 2021 and up 14% from the previous record of $343 million set in 2019.