Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators

News, Articles, Videos and other content about Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators

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.

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.

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.

March Wagering Down Slightly From 2012

March Wagering Down Slightly From 2012

Commingled pari-mutuel handle for March was $983,428,969, down only 0.11% from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase April 4.

Handle Down, Purses Increase in January

Wagering on United States races dropped 2.02% in January when compared with the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Feb. 4.

Handle, Purses Up Double Digits in August

Handle, Purses Up Double Digits in August

Aided by an increase in race days, pari-mutuel handle and purses in August registered the largest gains in recent memory, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released Sept. 5.

July Pari-Mutuel Handle, Purses Decline

Pari-mutuel handle remained slightly ahead of last year even though it was down 7.37% in July when compared with the same month in 2011, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.

Purses, Handle Show Solid March Gains

Purses, Handle Show Solid March Gains

Purses and pari-mutuel handle on Thoroughbred races continued a solid rebound in March with a slight increase in race days, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.

Handle Down, But Decline Not as Severe

Handle Down, But Decline Not as Severe

Total pari-mutuel handle on United States racing through September 2010 was about $700 million behind the figure for the same period in 2009, according to the latest Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.

Handle, Purse Declines Not as Bad in April

Handle, Purse Declines Not as Bad in April

Pari-mutuel handle and purses for April 2010 didn't approach the levels of the same month two years ago, but the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released May 4 could reflect a slowing of the erosion.

Handle Declines Slightly in January

Pari-mutuel handle was down 1.56% in January compared with the same month in 2008, but the decline wasn't close to the 20.3% slip in handle in December 2008 versus a year earlier.

Total Handle, Purses Decline in November

Total Handle, Purses Decline in November

Wagering on Thoroughbred races fell almost 10% in November compared with November 2007, Equibase reported Dec. 3 in its monthly "Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators." Purses dropped more than 2%, but race days increased more than 5%.

Handle Down, Purses Up in Second Quarter

Pari-mutuel handle took a hit but purses gained a bit in the second quarter of 2008, according to the "Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators" for United States and Canadian pari-mutuel wagering on U.S. Thoroughbred racing.

U.S. Racing Indicators Decline in First Quarter

Total wagering on United States horseracing declined by 6% across North America during the first quarter of 2005, while purses and racing days also dipped, according to statistics released Feb. 8 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Handle Up, Purses Down During First Quarter

  • News

Total North American handle during the first quarter of the year was up slightly from 2003 despite 45 fewer racing days, but once again purses did not keep pace, according to statistics released Friday by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Equibase.

Most Popular Stories