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April 04, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For March 2012


March 2012 vs. March 2011
Indicator March 2012 March 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $984,364,716 $899,283,536 +9.46%
U.S. Purses $87,988,508 $78,290,581 +12.39%
U.S. Race Days 394 387 +1.81%

YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011
Indicator YTD 2012 YTD 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $2,687,209,061 $2,548,748,643 +5.43%
U.S. Purses $224,808,306 $204,670,112 +9.84%
U.S. Race Days 1,041 1,029 +1.17%


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


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