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Breeders' Cup: By the numbers

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A few facts and figures about the Breeders' Cup on this Sunday morning.


0.70

Lowest odds on a Breeder's Cup Classic winner (Cigar - 1995)

1

Number of Illinois-bred (Buck's Boy - 1988) and New Jersey-bred (Open Mind - 1988) horses to win a Breeders' Cup race.

$1.70

Median Win payout at the 1984 Breeders' Cup at Hollywood Park, lowest of any Breeders' Cup

2

Super HiFi bests involving Breeders' Cup races in 2010

3

Pick 4s involving Breeders' Cup races in 2010

3

The number of times the Breeders' Cup Pick Six has not been hit since 1997

3

Dams that have produced multiple BC winners (Primal Force, Sweet Life, Hasill (IRE))

$6.60

Median Win payout in the Juvenile Fillies, lowest of any race (more than 3 races)

7

Years-old of the oldest horses to win a Breeders' Cup Race (Cardmania, Miesque's Approval)

10

Pick 3s involving Breeders' Cup races in 2010

11

Breeders' Cup winners that have sired Breeders' Cup winners

A.P. Indy (Tempera)

Awesome Again (Wilko, Ghostzapper, Round Pond, Ginger Punch)

Capote (Boston Harbor)

Cherokee Run (War Pass)

Chief's Crown (Chief Bearhart)

Cozzene (Tikkanen, Alphabet Soup)

Royal Academy (Val Royal)

Tiznow (Folklore)

Unbridled (Unbridled's Song, Anees, Halfbridled)

Unbridled's Song (Unbridled Elaine, Midshipman)

Wild Again (Elmhurst)

13

Daily Doubles involving Breeders' Cup races in 2010

13.5

Largest winning margin in Breeders' Cup history (Inside Information, Distaff - 1995)

$16.65

Median Win payout at the 2003 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, highest of any Breeders' Cup

$17.40

Median Win payout in the Classic, highest of any race (more than 3 races)

20

Number of winners from Ireland, most of any non-U.S. country.

$34.20

Median Exacta payout in the Distaff, lowest of any race (more than 3 races)

171

Highest number of pre-entries in Breeders' Cup history (2008 - 14 races)

189

Number of starters produced by Ireland, most of any non-U.S. country

$269.20

Highest win payoff in Breeders' Cup history (Arcangues)

$310.60

Median Exacta payout in the Sprint, highest of any race (more than 3 races)

$383.30

Median Trifecta payout in the Juvenile Fillies, lowest of any race. (more than 3 races)

1,398

Number of starters produced by the state of Kentucky, most of any state (2nd - Florida, 243)

$2,423.10

Median Trifecta payout in the Sprint, highest of any race. (more than 3 races)

$5,534.00

Median Superfecta payout in the Juvenile Fillies, lowest of any race (more than 3 races)

$29,212.00

Median Superfecta payout in the Sprint, highest of any race (more than 3 races)

76,043

Highest single day attendance at the Breeders' Cup (Churchill Downs - 2000)

$3,056,136.60

Highest Pick Six payoff in Breeders' Cup history (1999)

$16,452,179.00

Total handle of the first Breeders' Cup at Hollywood Park in 1984

$136,452,938.00

Amount bet on 2009 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita; more than was bet on the Super Bowl in Vegas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Below is a link to an Excel file I've compiled over the past several years summarizing historical payouts at the Breeders' Cup.

Breeders' Cup Historical Payouts