View Full Version : Recession Affecting the Industry?

Oct. 19, 2009, 04:06 PM
Hi, I'm new here and working on a project. If anyone has any stories or facts and figures on how this recession is affecting the TB industry at every level please reply.

Oct. 19, 2009, 04:22 PM
You could start by looking at yearling sales figures and track closures/racing date reductions/field size reductions. That would be where I would start gathering my data if I were doing such a project.

I'm sure other people can give you anecdotes, but I think Google will be one of your best friends for stories/stats.

Oct. 20, 2009, 07:09 PM
ditto what Epona said but also talking/searching the breeding side of things. Most stud fees have been reduced for the coming breeding season. Talking directly to some trainers/ track managers/owners/blood stock agents would be a good way too.


Blinkers On
Oct. 20, 2009, 10:01 PM
Yes, we are all taking a beating from head to toe