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CLIPBOARD : Declining Quarters

April 16, 1991|Researched by: DALLAS M. JACKSON / Los Angeles Times

Quarter horse racing at Los Alamitos has been an up-and-down affair during the last five years, at least in terms of attendance and amount of money wagered. During that period, attendance has increased by as much as 23% (1986 to 1987) and declined by as much as 48% (1989 to '90). Wagering has undergone a 21% increase and a 37% decline. The days of racing, attendance and amount wagered all reached five-year lows in 1990. Here are the trends:

% Change Days of Total From Previous Year Racing Attendance Year 1990 77 333,223 -48 1989 128 637,485 +3 1988 128 621,773 -13 1987 156 714,756 +23 1986 125 579,656 -- FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE 123 577,379 --

% Change Total From Previous Wagering* Year 1990 $78,454,593 -37 1989 124,649,566 +16 1988 107,594,589 -13 1987 123,716,180 +21 1986 102,244,478 -- FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE $107,331,881 --

*Includes off-track betting Source: Los Alamitos Quarter Race Track

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