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December 5, 2009
MEDIA ADVISORY


Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For November 2009


November 2009 vs. November 2008

Indicator November 2009 November 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $975,692,765 $968,996,146 0.69%
U.S. Purses $104,324,594 $83,496,522 24.94%
U.S. Race Days 411 465 -11.61%


YTD 2009 vs. YTD 2008

Indicator YTD 2009 YTD 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $11,562,963,201 $12,849,118,877 -10.01%
U.S. Purses $1,035,172,428 $1,098,493,667 -5.76%
U.S. Race Days 5,602 5,763 -2.79%


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

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