Editor’s Note: As a service to the horse racing 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.
May 2020 vs. May 2019
|Indicator||May 2020||May 2019||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Thoroughbred Races*||$908,504,654||$1,300,923,869||-30.16%|
|U.S. Race Days||123||450||-72.67%|
|Average Field Size||8.64||7.11||+21.44%|
|Average Wagering Per Race Day||$7,386,217||$2,890,942||+155.50%|
|Average Purses Per Race Day||$259,927||$257,282||+1.03%|
YTD 2020 vs. YTD 2019
|Indicator||YTD 2020||YTD 2019||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Thoroughbred Races||$4,057,074,219||$4,681,850,887||-13.34%|
|U.S. Race Days||1,001||1,605||-37.63%|
|Average Field Size||8.07||7.56||+6.64%|
|Average Wagering Per Race Day||$4,053,021||$2,917,041||+38.94%|
|Average Purses Per Race Day||$254,439||$267,170||-4.77%|
* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. horse racing.
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