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March 04, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For February 2009


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

February 2009 vs. February 2008
Indicator February 2009 February 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $999,815,818 $1,131,333,323 -11.63%
U.S. Purses $65,796,177 $70,566,050 -6.76%
U.S. Race Days 359 363 -1.10%
YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008
Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $2,042,342,114 $2,190,340,741 -6.76%
U.S. Purses $136,449,823 $138,857,203 -1.73%
U.S. Race Days 735 711 3.38%


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