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November 5, 2008
NEWS RELEASE


Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For October 2008


October 2008 vs. October 2007
Indicator October 2008 October 2007 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,125,935,224 $1,209,867,991 -6.94%
U.S. Purses $124,591,684 $128,821,050 -3.28%
U.S. Race Days 513 535 -4.11%


Year-To-Date October 2008 vs. October 2007
Indicator YTD October 2008 YTD October 2007 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $11,880,842,435 $12,621,510,379 -5.87%
U.S. Purses $1,016,530,042 $1,021,157,160 -0.45%
U.S. Race Days 5,299 5,363 -1.19%


* 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