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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.

Split Decision in Instant Racing Ruling

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled the state's horse racing commission has the statutory authority to allow wagering on historical racing, but questions about taxation will require further action in circuit court.

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.

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