Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Monday that a crowd of 147,294 Derby fans at Churchill Downs racetrack experienced their second-largest long shot ever to win the Kentucky Derby.
Everyone’s betting CDI Total sources for the Kentucky Derby were $179 million, up 15% from 2021 and 8% more than the previous record of $166.5 million set in 2019. The handle from this year included $8.3 million for betting in Japan.
Dealing with online gambling through CDIThe betting app reached $44 million, 8% more than last year.
The total bet from all sources for the Kentucky Derby Day was $273.8 million, up 17% from 2021 and 9% from the previous record in 2019 of $250.9 million.
Rich Strike won the derby by 80-1, the second biggest upset in racing history. Donerail’s 91-1 win in 1913 is still the record.
“We are so grateful to all the Kentucky Derby fans around the world who once again provided such a wonderful and unforgettable experience,” said Bill Karstangen. Executive Director from CDI. “We are expecting a revised Kentucky Derby week EBITDA to reflect another record with US$7-9 million growth over the previous record in 2019.”