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January 06, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For December 2008


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

December 2008 vs. December 2007
Indicator December 2008 December 2007 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $820,358,357 $1,029,358,904 -20.30%
U.S. Purses $60,123,263 $69,451,825 -13.43%
U.S. Race Days 330 365 -9.59%


Annual 2008 vs. Annual 2007
Indicator Annual 2008 Annual 2007 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $13,670,196,938 $14,723,993,055 -7.16%
U.S. Purses $1,160,313,672 $1,175,924,289 -1.33%
U.S. Race Days 6,095 6,168 -1.18%


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

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