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November 4, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For October 2009
PLEASE NOTE: The 2008 Breeders’ Cup World Championships took place on Oct. 24-25. This year’s event will take place Nov. 6-7. Commingled wagering in 2008 totaled $150,593,454 and purses totaled $27,322,500 for the two-day event.

October 2009 vs. October 2008

Indicator October 2009 October 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $932,651,648 $1,125,935,224 -17.17%
U.S. Purses $105,200,583 $124,591,684 -15.56%
U.S. Race Days 530 513 3.31%


YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008

Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $10,587,270,436 $11,880,122,731 -10.88%
U.S. Purses $930,847,834 $1,014,997,145 -8.29%
U.S. Race Days 5,191 5,298 -2.02%


* 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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