First, this is Breeders' Cup weekend, the biggest fall event in racing. Second, Equibase released October stats this week:
- PLEASE NOTE: The 2008 Breeders’ Cup World Championships took place on Oct. 24-25. This year’s event will take place Nov. 6-7. Commingled wagering in 2008 totaled $150,593,454 and purses totaled $27,322,500 for the two-day event.
|Indicator||October 2009||October 2008||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Races*||$932,651,648||$1,125,935,224||-17.17%|
|U.S. Race Days||530||513||3.31%|
|Indicator||YTD 2009||YTD 2008||% Change|
|Wagering on U.S. Races*||$10,587,270,436||$11,880,122,731||-10.88%|
|U.S. Race Days||5,191||5,298||-2.02%|
- * Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.
- Please Note: YTD 2009 purse total adjusted to exclude National Steeplechase Association purse monies, which were inadvertently included in last month’s advisory.
Disclosure: long UBET.
© 2009 Jeffrey Walkenhorst
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