Derby Handle (04/20/16)

How much money is wagered on "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports?"

A record breaking amount of money was wagered last year on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Over $240 million was gambled on two of the biggest races in the sport, an increase of over 4% the previous record set in 2013.

Will 2016 be another record breaking year?

Below is the total handle from all sources for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks since 1980.

Note: * indicates years when there was no off-track betting

Year Derby Oaks Combined
2015 $194,300,000 $46,100,000 $240,400,000
2014
$186,639,424
$43,213,023
$229,849,038
2013 $184,600,256 $45,799,610 $230,399,866
2012 $186,960,855 $39,935,924 $226,896,779
2011 $165,230,636 $37,492,561 $202,723,198
2010 $162,749,136 $35,966,039 $198,715,175
2009 $155,969,770 $30,020,877 $185,990,647
2008 $164,668,176 $31,231,991 $195,900,167
2007 $168,018,982 $33,570,510 $201,589,492
2006 $175,129,090 $33,076,351 $208,205,441
2005 $155,793,495 $31,159,328 $186,952,823
2004 $142,848,289 $31,570,827 $174,419,116
2003 $140,373,426 $30,897,259 $169,258,322
2002 $123,243,228 $28,565,391 $151,808,619
2001 $107,598,904 $24,746,056 $132,344,960
2000 $101,455,291 $24,671,405 $126,126,696
1999 $90,843,598 $21,545,374 $112,388,972
1998 $88,941,832
1997 $82,677,468
1996 $75,405,564
1995 $67,840,867
1994 $58,826,098
1993 $52,362,661
1992 $43,448,786
1991 $42,724,449
1990 $42,227,280
1989 $36,945,894
1988 $41,015,694
1987 $34,405,461
1986 $33,046,562
1985 $26,805,205
1984 $25,009,276
1983 $11,851,527*
1982 $11,348,720*
1981 $11,412,777
1980 $10,122,067*


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