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The 134th Preakness is coming up and there's a lot riding on viewership. The Sports Professor Rick Horrow lists the top five television markets for horse racing.
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This is the sports professor Rick Horrow -- beyond the box score getting ready for the preakness. Well the Kentucky Derby was disappointing as far as handle is concerned. About a five to 6% reduction but more people watch the event and -- since 1992. Now we're getting ready for that preakness when you look at the people that watched market by market. No surprises number five is Orlando Daytona Beach probably because close enough to those Ocala horse farms everybody knows about. Number four. Columbus and number three Cincinnati Ohio. Both close to Churchill Downs obviously number two. Naples Fort Myers, Florida why a whole bunch of rich people walking around watching these events probably like that derby and number one. Probably most important everybody knows Louisville with four times as many people watching the derby. As anywhere else. Now we had to the preakness mine that -- important because he wasn't running the preakness based on thirteen years ago the lowest handle ever. You gotta make sure the derby winner at least is in the running for the Triple Crown. At least until the second race. The industry depends on it. I'm Rick Horrow.