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October 04, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For September 2012


September 2012 vs. September 2011
Indicator September 2012 September 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $794,535,798 $774,417,597 +2.60%
U.S. Purses $107,541,521 $94,522,375 +13.77%
U.S. Race Days 500 493 +1.42%

YTD 2012 vs. YTD 2011
Indicator YTD 2012 YTD 2011 % Change
Wagering on U.S. Races* $8,473,614,357 $8,281,254,482 +2.32%
U.S. Purses $855,006,362 $784,135,156 +9.04%
U.S. Race Days 4,162 4,089 +1.79%


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


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