2024 Kentucky Derby Sets $288M Betting Record

2024 Kentucky Derby Sets $288M Betting Record

The 2024 Kentucky Derby, held at Churchill Downs, marked an unprecedented event in horse racing history, achieving new highs in wagering volumes. The total bets across all races during the Derby Day summed up to a staggering $288.7 million, surpassing the previous year’s figures. This increase in wagering activity also extended throughout the entire Derby Week, which collectively amassed over $412 million in bets, setting a new record over the prior year’s total of around $400 million.

Highlights from the Main Race

In the main race itself, betting reached a pinnacle with $188.7 million wagered, showing a significant rise from the past record. These numbers reflect the enduring popularity and excitement surrounding this iconic racing event, drawing both seasoned bettors and casual fans alike.

Role of Online Betting Platforms

TwinSpires, a major online betting platform associated with the Kentucky Derby, played a pivotal role by handling $73.6 million of the total bets made during the day. This shows how online betting is becoming more common and important in sports today, making it easier and more exciting for people all over the world to watch and participate.

These numbers show just how big the Kentucky Derby is as a major sports event. They also highlight how much people are interested in horse racing, proving that it’s a key part of sports betting.

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