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May 05, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For May 2012


May 2012 vs. May 2011
Indicator May 2012 May 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,159,360,490 $1,163,300,163 -0.34%
U.S. Purses $103,302,505 $96,052,126 +7.55%
U.S. Race Days 523 509 +2.75%

YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011
Indicator YTD 2012 YTD 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $4,708,541,276 $4,639,134,355 +1.50%
U.S. Purses $413,049,897 $385,651,677 +7.10%
U.S. Race Days 1,939 1,939 0.00%


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


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