Edited press releaseThe Breeders' Cup simulcast helped trigger a record day for New Jersey Account Wagering and increased wagering at both Meadowlands and Monmouth Park.The account wagering service set a one-day record of $724,766, up $194,000, or 55%, from last year. Meanwhile, Meadowlands' day/night handle on-site handle of nearly $4.7 million was up $310,000 (6.6%), and Monmouth experienced a $245,000 increase (17%) versus Breeders' Cup day/night handle last year.(Meadowlands was open for live racing, and Monmouth only for simulcasts.)The $3.8 million wagered on the eight Breeders' Cup stakes by Meadowlands, Monmouth, and account wagering patrons was up by more than $300,000 when compared with 2005. Meadowlands' daytime attendance of 7,656 was the highest for a Breeders' Cup Day since 2002 and the total day/night attendance of 11,840 was up 4% from 2005.Monmouth is scheduled to host next year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Pam and Martin Wygod’s Idiot Proof, who shattered the Monmouth Park track record when he won the Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) in July, had his final breeze Oct. 21 for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I).