|Saturday, July 16, 2005||Contact: Maurits Bruggink|
|Triple Crown effect on betting volume|
The fact that there was no possibility for a Triple Crown this year seemed to have had a negative impact on Nort American betting figures.
According to figures released by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Equibase, the second quarter of the year showed a 3.8% decline in betting turnover in North America compared to the 2nd QTR of 2004. 2nd QTR turnover was US$ 4B compared to US$ 4,15 last year.
The amount of race days in the 2nd QTR also declined by 2.16% from 1,806 last year to 1,767 this year.
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