||Kentucky Oaks-Derby Attendance of 28,379
Fifth Highest All-Time at Lone Star Park
Texas - May 1, 2010) - The second largest attendance of 11,351 for
any Kentucky Oaks Day at Lone Star Park on Friday, along with the 17,028
who attended for the Kentucky Derby today combined to make this the fifth
best attendance for the Oaks-Derby Weekend in track history. It was the
highest combined attendance since 2002 when 28,671 watched those races
at Lone Star Park. Only last year’s 11,546 Oaks’ attendance
was higher than this year’s total.
Those 28,379 fans at Lone Star Park watched jockey Calvin Borel make
Derby history by winning his third Run for the Roses in four years aboard
Super Saver, who paid $18.00 to win, and Oaks’ favorite Blind Luck
live up to expectations while getting trainer Jerry Hollendorfer to the
winner’s circle for the third time on the day before the Derby.
In addition, more than $1 million was bet on the Kentucky Derby today
at Lone Star Park. While this year’s $1,075,884 wagered was lower
than a year ago ($1,313,603), the total wagered on all races from Churchill
Downs increased from $1,367,494 last year to $1,452,865 today.
Also, the 986 cars that accounted for $137,992 in Drive thru wagering
was up from last year’s totals of 954 cars and $127,040 wagered.