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September 12, 2008
NEWS RELEASE


Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For August 2008


August 2008 vs. August 2007
Indicator August 2008 August 2007 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,389,600,847 $1,428,242,220 -2.71%
U.S. Purses $128,030,999 $115,712,477 +10.65%
U.S. Race Days 709 639 +10.95%


Year-To-Date August 2008 vs. August 2007
Indicator YTD August 2008 YTD August 2007 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $9,863,917,032 $10,273,868,002 -3.99%
U.S. Purses $788,090,090 $767,888,308 +2.63%
U.S. Race Days 4,242 4,213 +0.69%


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

This monthly report will be distributed by Equibase except in months when a quarterly Economic Indicator report is issued jointly by Equibase and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Contact: Rhonda Norby, Marketing and Communications Manager, (859) 224-2856