Keeneland sets record handle of nearly $22 million on Toyota Blue Grass Day

LEXINGTON, KY (April 11, 2016) – Keeneland posted an all-time single-day handle record of $21,736,983 on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 9.

All-sources wagering included $20,805,455 handled on Keeneland’s 11 live races; $423,679 wagered on the Big Apple/Bluegrass Pick 4; and on-track simulcast handle of $507,849.

The record bested the previous record of $21,647,378 set on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 14, 2012.

Today’s program was highlighted by three Grade 1 stakes – the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), won by Brody’s Cause; $500,000 Central Bank Ashland, won by Weep No More; and $300,000 Madison, won by Sheer Drama – and featured an All-Stakes Pick 4, All-Stakes Pick 5 and a special Big Apple/Bluegrass Pick 4 on the Toyota Blue Grass and Madison from Keeneland and Wood Memorial (G1) and Bay Shore (G3) from Aqueduct.


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