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May 04, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For April 2009


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

April 2009 vs. April 2008
Indicator March 2009 March 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,027,885,851 $1,143,003,738 -10.07%
U.S. Purses $82,285,129 $90,659,342 -9.24%
U.S. Race Days 442 448 -1.34%
YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008
Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $4,135,186,454 $4,570,734,497 -9.53%
U.S. Purses $298,239,972 $314,315,150 -5.11%
U.S. Race Days 1,596 1,587 0.57%


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