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January 06, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For December 2009


December 2009 vs. December 2008
Indicator December 2009 December 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $748,685,618 $820,358,357 -8.74%
U.S. Purses $58,742,586 $60,123,263 -2.30%
U.S. Race Days 332 330 0.61%


Annual 2009 vs. Annual 2008
Indicator Annual 2009 Annual 2008 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $12,319,129,673 $13,669,477,234 -9.88%
U.S. Purses $1,093,875,799 $1,158,616,930 -5.59%
U.S. Race Days 5,934 6,093 -2.61%


* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races and separate pool wagering in Canada on U.S. races.

Contact: Rhonda Norby, Marketing and Communications Manager, (859) 224-2856; rnorby@equibase.com