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September 04, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For August 2013


August 2013 vs. August 2012
Indicator
August 2013
August 2012
% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*
$1,147,685,805
$1,096,304,338
+4.69%
U.S. Purses
$123,525,791
$117,103,024
+5.48%
U.S. Race Days
582
576
+1.04%

YTD 2013 vs. YTD 2012
Indicator
YTD 2013
YTD 2012
% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*
$7,687,060,759
$7,679,568,426
+0.10%
U.S. Purses
$746,904,675
$747,464,564
-0.07%
U.S. Race Days
3,564
3,662
-2.68%


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


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