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March 04, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY

THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For February 2011

February 2011 vs. February 2010
Indicator February 2011 February 2010 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $821,753,648 $869,589,852 -5.50%
U.S. Purses $62,311,694 $56,963,585 +9.39%
U.S. Race Days 312 298 +4.70%

YTD 2011 vs. YTD 2010
Indicator YTD 2011 YTD 2010 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,649,701,322 $1,786,604,094 -7.66%
U.S. Purses $126,380,351 $120,537,629 +4.85%
U.S. Race Days 642 644 -0.31%

* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races and separate pool wagering in Canada on U.S. races.

Contact: Rhonda Norby, Marketing and Communications Manager, (859) 224-2856; rnorby@equibase.com

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