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April 03, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For March 2009


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

March 2009 vs. March 2008
Indicator March 2009 March 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,064,958,489 $1,237,390,018 -13.94%
U.S. Purses $79,448,400 $85,210,482 -6.76%
U.S. Race Days 419 428 -2.10%
YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008
Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $3,107,300,603 $3,427,730,759 -9.35%
U.S. Purses $215,898,223 $223,655,808 -3.47%
U.S. Race Days 1,154 1,139 1.32%


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