There were across the board declines during the month of July in the racing economic indicators. As compared with July 2013, all three categories-wagering, attendance, and race dates fell.
Wagering in the U.S. was down 3.47% in 2014 as compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date figures were also down, 1.96%.
Purses for July 2014 fell 5.67% as compared with 2013, while year-to-date they decreased 1.31%.
The number of race days decreased this year, down 2.45%, compared to July 2013. Year-to-date, race days dropped 1.96%.
Chart Courtesy Equibase
July 2014 vs. July 2013
|Indicator||July 2014||July 2013||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Races*||$891,333,737||$923,357,487||-3.47%|
|U.S. Race Days||517||530||-2.45%|
YTD 2014 vs. YTD 2013
|Indicator||YTD 2014||YTD 2013||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Races*||$6,400,833,040||$6,528,915,765||-1.96%|
|U.S. Race Days||2,903||2,961||-1.96%|
* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.
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