Kentucky Oaks Attendance, Handle Dip Slightly

Kentucky Oaks Attendance, Handle Dip Slightly
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113,071 saw Untapable win the 2014 Kentucky Oaks.
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Churchill Downs reported that the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) attendance of 113,071 May 2 was the third-highest in Oaks history as Untapable and jockey Rosie Napravnik pulled away in the stretch for a 4 1/2-length victory.

Wagering from all sources was the second-highest all time on both the full 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card and on the Kentucky Oaks race.

The full Kentucky Oaks Day race card generated wagering from all sources of $43.2 million, a decrease of 5.7% from the 2013 total of $45.8 million. All-sources wagering on the Kentucky Oaks race dropped 1.9% to $14.1 million from 2013's record $14.4 million.

On-track wagering on the Oaks Day race card was the fourth-highest of all-time, coming in at $11.8 million, a 3% decrease from 2013's near-record $12.2 million. On-track wagering on the Oaks race decreased 3% as well to $3 million from 2013's record $3.1 million.

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