Thoroughbred racing economic indicators released by Equibase Saturday showed that last month's wagering, purses, race days, races, and starts were down from June 2014 levels.
Wagering in June took the slightest dip, down less than half a percent from last year's levels. The sharpest decrease was in June starts; there were 28,763 starts last month as compared to 31,368 in June 2014, down 8.30 percent.
There was one area of growth: in second-quarter statistics, wagering was up 3.52 percent from 2014 levels. All other second-quarter stats, however, showed declines.
Statistics for the year-to-date were all down as well.
Economic indicators for June 2015 (charts courtesy Equibase):
|June 2015 vs. June 2014|
|Indicator||June 2015||June 2014||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Races*||$925,512,755||$927,683,726||-0.23%|
|U.S. Race Days||497||528||-5.87%|
|2nd QTR 2015 vs. 2nd QTR 2014|
|Indicator||2nd QTR 2015||2nd QTR 2014||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Races*||$3,055,547,544||$2,951,674,063||+3.52%|
|U.S. Race Days||1,368||1,410||-2.98%|
|YTD 2015 vs. YTD 2014|
|Indicator||YTD 2015||YTD 2014||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Races*||$5,479,192,872||$5,507,622,288||-0.52%|
|U.S. Race Days||2,283||2,386||-4.32%|
* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.
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