Churchill Downs' 38-day 2018 Spring Meet concluded on Saturday with some big numbers and even bigger records. Let's start with the record-breaking rain on Derby Day that gave Justify a sloppy track to win the first leg of his historic Triple Crown victory!

  • Inches of rain on Derby day: 3.15 - the most since  the 1918 Derby when it rained 2.31 inches
  • Derby day attendance: 157,813
  • Total wagered on Derby day: $225.7 million, surpassing the 2017 record of $209.2 million
  • Total wagered on the Derby race: record breaking $149.9 million, an 8% increase over last year's $139.2 million
  • Oaks day attendance: 113,510
  • Total wagered on Oaks day: $55.8 million, beating the 2016 record of $49 million
  • Total  wagered on Oaks race: $17.5 million, a 16% increase over 2015's record of $15.2 million
  • Number of meet races: 372
  • Number of horses raced during meet: 2,894
  • Number of winning horses to earn jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. his first leading jockey title: 43
  • Number of wins by the meet's leading trainer Steve Asmussen: 27
  • Number of years Asmussen has held the leading trainer title: A record extending 19
  • Number of wins by the meet's leading owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey: 9
  • Number of years Ken and Sarah Ramsey have held the leading owner title: 31
  • Meet race purses total: $22.2 million
  • Average daily race purse total: $584,829

Churchill Downs is dark for 76 days until the September meet, which starts September 14. See you then!



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