Press Release

 

March 04, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For February 2010


February 2010 vs. February 2009

YTD 2010 vs. YTD 2009

Indicator February 2010 February 2009 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $869,807,865 $999,805,298 -13.00%
U.S. Purses $56,960,519 $65,795,877 -13.43%
U.S. Race Days 298 359 -16.99
Indicator YTD 2010 YTD 2009 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,786,891,460 $2,042,337,361 -12.51%
U.S. Purses $120,534,613 $136,463,343 -11.67%
U.S. Race Days 644 735 -12.38%


* 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