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  • Kim Dillinger

The 2022 Breeders' Cup raised over 81 Million Dollars last year

The 2022 Breeder's Cup championship in Lexington Kentucky accumulated over 81 million dollars, which is the second-highest economic impact in Breeders’ Cup history. The Breeders’ Cup supports and operates under the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA), which, for the first time, establishes a national, uniform set of rules applicable to every Thoroughbred racing participant and racetrack.

The breeders cup had a great impacting the Kentucky community. The funds helped out with hotels, restaurants, and more. The Keeneland Race Course had $10 million in track improvement, $30.5 million in on-track spending including wagering, concessions, parking, merchandise, $33.6 million in spending on hotels, retailers, food and drink, transportation, and off-track entertainment. The state and local tax revenues secured $900,000 and $5.3 million in federal tax revenues.

President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup Drew Fleming was pleased with the overall impact of her hometown. "After enduring a global pandemic, we held true to our word and returned to Keeneland just two years after the 2020 edition with an understanding of the needed boost the World Championships would give local businesses."

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California which will be live on NBC.

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