Santa Anita handle, attendance up slightly
On the wings of a sensational two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Santa Anita’s 24-day Autumn Meet ended on an upbeat note Sunday as overall handle on Santa Anita races was up 2 percent compared to last year and on-track attendance (excluding November 2-3) was up 1 percent.
“The 2012 Breeders’ Cup was a tremendous success every way you looked at it,” Santa Anita CEO Mark Verge said. “We had great racing, great weather and we exposed thousands of new people to Santa Anita and to the beauty and excitement of horse racing. Most importantly, we had two days of injury-free competition, which is always our top priority.”