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October 4, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For September 2009


September 2009 vs. September 2008

Indicator September 2009 September 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $883,382,038 $891,007,745 -0.86%
U.S. Purses $97,530,050 $103,855,653 -6.09%
U.S. Race Days 546 543 0.55%


YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008

Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $9,654,618,788 $10,754,187,507 -10.22%
U.S. Purses $825,647,251 $890,405,461 -7.27%
U.S. Race Days 4,661 4,785 -2.59%


* 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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