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2017 RACING STATS: €268 millIion for Irish-foaled exported horses
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2017 RACING STATS: €268 millIion for Irish-foaled exported horses
on 31 January 2018
The total value of Irish-foaled exported horses sold through auction came to €268.1m in 2017

2017 Irish Thoroughbred Racing Industry Statistics

2017 2016 Variance

Bloodstock sales at public auction: €175.6m €164.2m 7%

Value of Irish-foaled exported horses sold through auction: €268.1m €272.9m -1.80%

Number of countries to which Irish-foaled horses sold through auction were exported: 31 36 -14%

Fixtures: 357 356

Races: 2,606 2,577 1.10%

Total Entries: 61,745 58,316 6%

Flat Entries: 29,841 27,035 10.40%

National Hunt Entries: 31,904 31,281 2%

Eliminations: 4,666 3,266 43%

Total runners: 29,936 28,931 3.50%

Flat Runners: 13,529 12,801 5.70%

National Hunt Runners: 16,407 16,130 1.70%

Individual runners: 7,000 7,014

Individual winners: 1,821 1,806 1%

Individual placed horses: 4,224 4,013 5.20%

Field sizes: 11.5 11.2 2.60%

Total horses-in-training: 8,488 8,561 -1%

Average horses-in-training: 4,181 4,154 0.60%

Total owners: 3,687 3663 0.60%

New owners: 686 705 -2.70%

Total prize-money: €61.1m €56.8m 7.60%

Prize-money won in UK by Irish-trained horses: £13.04m £15.33m -15%

Prize-money won in rest of world by Irish-trained horses: €11.48m €10.72m 7.10%

Commercial sponsorship: €4.94m €4.8m 3%

EBF sponsorship: €1.98m €1.71m 15.80%

Total attendances: 1.28m 1.32m -3%

Average attendance: 3,589 3,692 -2.80%

*Off-Course Betting Duty Receipts: €52.2m €50.7m 3%

Total on-course betting (incl. Tote): €83.1m €88.6m -6.20%

On-course bookmaker betting: €71.5m €75.9m -5.80%

> Betting ring: €61.6m €65.5m -5.90%

> On-course SP shops: €9.9m €10.4m -4.80%

Total Tote betting: €103.8m €96.8m 7.20%

> On-course Tote: €11.6m €12.7m -8.70%

> Off-course Tote (Irish pools): €86.2m €78.7m 9.50%

> Off-course Tote (International pools): €6.0m €5.4m 11.10%

*As betting duty is collected quarterly in arrears, this provision does not reflect the calendar year.

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