Global Reference Library

The following are published works which shed light on the economic or social impact of horseracing around the globe. Racing Authorities may wish to draw on these works when in discussion with their Governments or other bodies. Racing Authorities are encouraged to submit further articles, for inclusion within this library.

Social and economic impact of Irish thoroughbred Breeding & Racing 2023, Horse Racing Ireland, Deloitte, 2023

Horse Sense or Horse Hype? Estimating the True Economic Impact of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby on the Louisville Metro Area , Thomas E. Lambert University of Louisville, 2023

Thoroughbred Racing in Asian Racing Federation Jurisdictions, An Economic and Social Impact, Asian Racing Federation/IER Pty Ltd, 2020

Racing Australia Size and Scope Study, Racing Australia/IER Pty Ltd, 2018

Size and Scope of the New Zealand Racing Industry, New Zealand Racing Board/IER Pty Ltd, 2018

Economic impact study of Britain's thoroughbred breeding industry, Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (Great Britain), 2023

The Contribution of Thoroughbred Breeding to the UK Economy and Factors Impacting the Industry’s Supply Chain, Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (Great Britain)/PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2018

Economic Impact of British Racing, Deloitte/British Horseracing Authority 2013

Economic Impact of Irish Breeding and Racing 2017, Horse Racing Ireland/Deloitte

The British Thoroughbred Breeding Industry: Economic Contribution and Opportunities (Volume 1), Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, PwC, 2014

The Economic and Social Impact of Horseracing in Europe, European Pari-Mutuel Association, 2009

Analysis of the Economic Impact of the Irish Thoroughbred Horse Industry, Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association 2009

Analysis of the Economic Impact of the Irish Thoroughbred Horse Industry, (Update), Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association, 2013

Gambling Inquiry Report, Australian Government  Productivity Commission 2010

Horse Racing in Canada, The Economics of Horse Racing in 2010, Equine Canada 2012

New York State Equine Industry Economic Impact Study, Innovation Group, New York Horseracing and Agriculture Industry Alliance, 2012

Economic Analysis of the Saratoga Race Course, HR&A Advisors, Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency, 2011

The Economic Impacts of Horse Racing and Breeding in Ontario, 2010, Econometric Research Ltd., Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association

Strategic Marketing group Report on the Actions Considered Necessary for the Improvement of Attendance Levels at Irish Racecourses, Horse Racing Ireland

Newmarket’s Equine Cluster: The Economic Impact of the Horseracing Industry Centred Upon Newmarket, SQW, 2014

A Measure of the Economic Impact of Keeneland Racing and Sales on Lexington-Fayette County, Christopher Bollinger, University of Kentucky, 2015, Centre for Business and Economic Research, Gatton College of Business and Economics.