The Ohio Equine Industry Coalition
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The Ohio racing industry is not on a level playing field with other states
Statistics
 •Average purse for a race conducted in Ohio: $3,649
 •Average purse for a race conducted at a racetrack
  with expanded gaming: $14,761
 •In states with horse racing, Ohio ranks 26th out of 
  30 in average daily purses
 •Wagering in Ohio has been on a steep decline since
  2001
    •2001 - $620 million
    •2006 - $430 million
    •2007 (est) - $350-400 million
 •Has equated to loss in revenue for state programs
  (ex. $1.7 million drop in PASSPORT)

According to a Deloitte report released in 2005, the Ohio equine industry produces a total economic impact valued at approximately $2.2 billion 

 •$731 million from RACING
 •$647 million from SHOWING
 •$628 million from RECREATION
 •$179 million from other disciplines

 …involves approximately 181,700 Ohioans
 …generates 16,600 direct jobs and 42,700 total jobs
 …includes over 307,000 horses

Ohio was number one in the United States for many years in Standardbred foal production
In two years, Ohio Standardbred foal production dropped to sixth nationally 

Total Standardbred mares bred in Ohio:
 •1996 – 3,383
 •2006 – 1,997
 •2007 – 1,261

Mares bred at a family farm facility in central Ohio
 •2004 – 546
 •2005 – 437
 •2006 – 413
 •2007 – 362

From 2001 to 2006, Ohio Thoroughbred foal
 production dropped from 634 to 292
 •2001 – 634
 •2002 – 612
 •2003 – 542
 •2004 – 445
 •2005 – 377
 •2006 – 292

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Impact of competitive disadvantage
on Ohio breeding farms