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Economic Indicators: U.S. Wagering, Purses, Rise In February

Total wagering increased and purses were higher in the U.S. in February, while race days and starts were down slightly from their 2015 levels, according to economic indicators released on Friday by Equibase. Wagering in the U.S. was up 6.43% in 2016 as compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date figures were also up, 4.26% Purses for […]

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Economic Indicators Show Across-the-Board Declines for 2014

Equibase, LLC released its year-end report on economic indicators in Thoroughbred racing. From 2013 to 2014, wagering on U.S. races declined, down by 2.84%, while purses declined by 1.37%. The number of race days in the U.S. fell to 4,973 in 2014, 141 less than in the previous year, a drop of 2.76%. Equibase’s economic […]

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Daily Purses Up at Churchill’s Weather-Shortened Fall Meet

Churchill Downs reported that daily purses were up 9.2% for the weather-shortened fall meet, which concluded Nov. 30. Purses paid during the 24-day meet totaled $8,617,940, up 4.8% from the $8,222,779 for 25 days of racing at the same stand in 2013. Average daily purses totaled $359,081, compared with $328,911 a year ago. There were […]

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NYRA Reports Improved Handle at Belmont Meet

Reflecting the continued progress made towards improving the quality of racing and enhancing the customer experience, statistics released by The New York Racing Association today reflect the continued growth of the spring/summer Belmont Meet. Despite running two fewer days, total and on-track year-over-year handle and attendance increased at the 2014 Belmont Park spring/summer meet, which […]

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Economic Indicators for July Show Across-the-Board Declines

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 […]

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Keeneland: Daily Attendance Hits Record 18,006; Total Handle Down $20 Million

Spectacular racing, unique special events and the return of warm, sunny weather combined to produce an exceptional Keeneland Spring Meet, which closed Friday with record 15-day meet attendance and gains in on-track wagering. On-track attendance for the Spring Meet, held April 4-25, totaled 270,093, besting the previous 15-day meet record of 269,292 posted during the […]

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International Simulcast Conference Set for Delray Beach, Florida

The Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) has announced Delray Beach, Fla., as the host city for the 22nd annual International Simulcast Conference.  The 2014 conference will be held at the Delray Beach Marriott, Sept. 29—Oct. 1. The TRA co-sponsors the annual event with the Harness Tracks of America (HTA), in conjunction with the American Greyhound Track […]

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Economic Indicators for February Show Across-the-Board Declines

There were across the board declines during the month of February in the racing economic indicators. As compared with February 2013, all three categories-wagering, attendance, and race dates fell. Wagering in the U.S. was down 4.09% in 2014 as compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date figures were also down, 2.18%. Purses for February […]

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Portland Meadows: Average Payouts Up Across the Board in 2013-14

Good value for their gaming dollar is one of, if not the most paramount things for bettors to consider when playing the races.  The 2013/14 season at Portland Meadows was one of growth not just for purse sizes and field sizes, but for wagering pools and payoffs.  In 2012 Portland Meadows ran the inaugural Summer […]

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NYRA Reports Increase in Daily Handle in 2013

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) posted a 2.3 percent average daily total handle gain for 2013. The gain follows a 2012 season during which NYRA posted sizable gains in all handle categories. Average daily handle wagered on races at NYRA’s three racetracks – Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course – increased […]

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