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Breeders' Cup sets handle record

Updated: November 8, 2010, 5:25 PM ET
By Marcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Wagering on the 14 races of the Breeders' Cup held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Friday and Saturday jumped 15.5 percent compared with the betting totals for the 14 races last year and established a record for the event, according to figures provided by the organization on Monday.

The sizeable gain in betting handle bucked a two-year trend in which national racing handle has been dropping at an annual rate of approximately 7.5 percent. It also represented the first significant year-over-year ...

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