The 2016 Kentucky Derby attracted the second-highest crowds and amounts wagered in the event’s history, but failed to top the records set in 2015, racetrack owner and betting operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has revealed.

The 142nd edition of the race took place Saturday at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, and saw an attendance of 167,227, the second-largest crowd in Derby history. This was just under the 170,513 record set in 2015.

Wagering from all sources on the Kentucky Derby Day programme was also the second-highest in history, totalling $192.6m...

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