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January 05, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For December 2012


December 2012 vs. December 2011
Indicator December 2012 December 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $789,848,984 $800,597,776 -1.34%
U.S. Purses $71,478,436 $69,878,527 +2.29%
U.S. Race Days 335 346 -3.18%

YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011
Indicator Annual 2012 Annual 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $10,873,709,012 $10,770,246,313 +0.96%
U.S. Purses $1,124,260,862 $1,057,381,289 +6.33%
U.S. Race Days 5,310 5,298 +0.23%


* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.


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