May 5, 2020 MEDIA ADVISORY
Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators
For April 2020
Editor’s Note: As a service to the industry and in consideration of the rapid economic changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Equibase will provide monthly reporting of its Economic Indicators beginning with this Advisory for April. The Advisory is typically disseminated on a quarterly basis to provide key metrics used to measure racing’s performance throughout the year.
April 2020 vs. April 2019
|Indicator||April 2020||April 2019||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S.Thoroughbred Races*||$639,399,396||$845,958,246||-24.42%|
|U.S. Race Days||85||311||-72.67%|
|Average Field Size||9.13||7.55||+20.86%|
|Average Wagering Per Race Day||$7,522,346||$2,720,123||+176.54%|
|Average Purses Per Race Day||$205,816||$276,241||-25.49%|
YTD 2020 vs. YTD 2019
|Indicator||YTD 2020||YTD 2019||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Thoroughbred Races||$3,148,569,565||$3,380,927,018||-6.87%|
|U.S. Race Days||878||1,155||-23.98%|
|Average Field Size||7.98||7.73||+3.27%|
|Average Wagering Per Race Day||$3,586,070||$2,927,210||+22.51%|
|Average Purses Per Race Day||$253,670||$271,022||-6.40%|
* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.
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