Day 4 betting: $7.3 million

Jennie Rees

Wagering from all sources on Kentucky Downs totaled $7,329,490 on Wednesday's 10-race card rescheduled from Sunday because of torrential rain.

“It’s the best week-day handle we’ve ever had and the third highest all-time at Kentucky Downs,” said Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs’ senior vice president and general manager. “You hate to have to postpone a card, as we did Sunday amid the deluge of rain. But we really thank the horsemen and horseplayers for sticking with us. It was just a phenomenal day for a Wednesday, and we hope everyone comes back both to the track and simulcast outlets for our closing card Thursday for one more day of the largest fields and lowest takeout in America.”

Kentucky Downs by the numbers

All Sources Handle 2018
Day 1: $6,205,873
Day 2: $5,825,464
Day 3: $10,039,008*
Day 4: $7,313,857
Day 5: TBD
2018 TO DATE: $29,384.202
third-highest in track history

  • highest in track history

All Sources Handle 2017
Day 1: $4,633,176.29
Day 2: $5,402,254.66
Day 3: $8,487,323.27
Day 4: $6,044,717.15
Day 5: $5,679,416.31
2017 TOTAL: $30,246,887
second-highest in track history

All Sources Handle 2016
Day 1: $4,603,239.82
Day 2: $4,019,637.14
Day 3: $5,769,505.23
Day 4: $4,487,790.40
Day 5 $3,660,588.63
2016 TOTAL: $22,540,761.22