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August 5, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For July 2009


July 2009 vs. July 2008

Indicator July 2009 July 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,046,639,913 $1,208,560,476 -13.40%
U.S. Purses $110,042,334 $118,776,197 -7.35%
U.S. Race Days 651 660 -1.36%


YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008

Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $7,550,634,682 $8,473,960,715 -10.90%
U.S. Purses $617,207,882 $658,521,792 -6.27%
U.S. Race Days 3,465 3,533 -1.92%


* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.

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