Equibase Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicator

August 24, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY
Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For July 2020

As a service to the industry and in consideration of the rapid economic changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Equibase is currently providing monthly reporting of its Economic Indicators Advisories. The Advisory is typically disseminated on a quarterly basis to provide key metrics used to measure racing’s performance throughout the year.
July 2020 vs. July 2019

IndicatorJuly 2020July 2019% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$1,098,943,728$942,243,633+16.63%
U.S. Purses$90,224,084$103,342,574-12.69%
U.S. Race Days398484-17.77%
U.S. Races3,2803,742-12.35%
U.S. Starts24,98426,612-6.12%
Average Field Size7.627.11+7.11%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$2,761,165$1,946,784+41.83%
Average Purses Per Race Day$226,694$213,518+6.17%
Equibase July Indicators

YTD 2020 vs. YTD 2019

IndicatorYTD 2020YTD 2019% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races$6,154,466,247$6,615,017,905-6.96%
U.S. Purses$414,380,742$647,344,706-35.99%
U.S. Race Days1,6992,588-34.35%
U.S. Races14,18621,199-33.08%
U.S. Starts113,058156,851-27.92%
Average Field Size7.977.40+7.71%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$3,622,405$2,556,035+41.72%
Average Purses Per Race Day$243,897$250,133-2.49%
Equibase August Indicators


Notes:

* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.

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