of the meet is the strength of our racing program, which is underscored by continued strong growth in simulcast wagering on our races across North
America. The strength of that segment of our business underscores the importance of finding ways to grow our purses and continue to attract large fields of the nation's best horses to race at Churchill Downs." Churchill reported that the on-track wagering decline continued a downward trend that coincided with the advent of competition from riverboat casinos in nearby states.Purses paid during the fall meet rose 1% to total $9,719,015 and average daily race purses also were up 1% to $404,959.With 32 wins, Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day earned another riding title during the Fall Meet, securing his 31st Churchill Downs riding crown with 32 wins. Steve Asmussen was leading trainer with 13 winners and Ken and Sarah Ramsey of Nicholasville, Ky. won their fourth consecutive title as leading as horses carrying their red-and-white silks won nine races. The Ramseys are now tied with Jim Devaney for the most consecutive leading owner titles at Churchill Downs.
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