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September 03, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORY


THOROUGHBRED RACING ECONOMIC INDICATORS
For August 2010


August 2010 vs. August 2009

YTD 2010 vs. YTD 2009

Indicator August 2010  August 2009  % Change 
Wagering on U.S. Races* $1,119,843,513 $1,217,598,852 -8.03%
U.S. Purses $104,561,464 $113,552,431 -7.92%
U.S. Race Days 564 650 -13.23%
Indicator YTD 2010  YTD 2009  % Change 
Wagering on U.S. Races* $8,134,192,037 $8,771,944,061 -7.27%
U.S. Purses $690,761,655 $728,283,682 -5.15%
U.S. Race Days 3,838 4,115 -6.73%


* 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

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