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June 04, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For May 2009


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

May 2009 vs. May 2008
Indicator May 2009 May 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,375,229,442 $1,499,103,122 -8.26%
U.S. Purses $105,106,967 $112,695,212 -6.73%
U.S. Race Days 598 629 -4.93%
YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008
Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $5,510,415,896 $6,069,837,619 -9.22%
U.S. Purses $403,346,939 $427,010,362 -5.54%
U.S. Race Days 2,194 2,216 -0.99%


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