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September 4, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For August 2009


August 2009 vs. August 2008

Indicator August 2009 August 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,217,594,096 $1,389,219,047 -12.35%
U.S. Purses $113,498,641 $128,028,016 -11.35%
U.S. Race Days 650 709 -8.32%


YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008

Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $8,768,228,778 $9,863,179,762 -11.10%
U.S. Purses $728,117,201 $786,549,808 -7.43%
U.S. Race Days 4,115 4,242 -2.99%


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

Please Note: YTD 2009 purse total adjusted to exclude National Steeplechase Association purse monies, which were inadvertently included in last month’s advisory.

Contact: Rhonda Norby, Marketing and Communications Manager, (859) 224-2856

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