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U.S. Wagering Up Less Than 1% for May

U.S. Wagering Up Less Than 1% for May

Though boosted by major racing days May 2-3 and a fifth Saturday in the month, worldwide commingled wagering on United States Thoroughbred races increased only 0.92% for May versus the same month in 2013.

U.S. Wagering, Purses Held Steady in 2013

U.S. Wagering, Purses Held Steady in 2013

United States race dates declined by 3.15% in 2013 when compared to the previous year, yet total wagering and purses held steady, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Jan. 5.

October Handle Increases 8.3% From 2012

October Handle Increases 8.3% From 2012

Despite 25 fewer racing programs, commingled wagering on United States races increased 8.3% in October versus the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.

Projections Indicate Fewer Races a Necessity

Projections Indicate Fewer Races a Necessity

By 2016 the number of starters in Thoroughbred races is projected to be about 39% less than it was in 2003 based on Equibase statistics discussed Oct. 8 during the International Simulcast Conference in Lexington.

Wagering, Purses Have Healthy August

Wagering on United States races was strong in August, with a 4.69% increase from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Sept. 4.

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