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11-04-2012, 10:34 AM
A Fistful of Dollars
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Had some stuff to do so put the DVR on for the races not realizing they switched over from nbcsports for the big race....sigh
The first two races on the card weren't shown on NBC Sports either, the second likely because a college football game went into OT. The initial segment of the NBC broadcast included typical clouded nonsense such as a reporter (someone with whom I am unfamiliar) who said it was her first time at a track and she picked Alpha because "the horse looked at me..." Alpha finished last.
Breeders' Cup reported that a total of nearly $144.3 million was wagered on the two-day World Championships Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, down from the $161.5 million figure a year ago when the event was hosted by Churchill Downs.
Also, the two-day attendance of 89,742 represented a decline from the 105,820 on hand at Churchill in 2011.
Wagering on the 12-race Nov. 3 card was $96,685,567, compared with 2011 handle of $105,472,442 for the second day of the World Championships.
On-track handle for the two days at Santa Anita was $20,680,143, up slightly over the $19,208,111 total for the 2009 event at Santa Anita, the last time the Championships were held at at Southern California racetrack.
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