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Horse group says games huge economic benefit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The global sanctioning body for horse
sports says the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games brought
considerably more money into the Lexington-area economy than had
been estimated.
A study commissioned by the Federation Equestre Internationale
found there was a financial impact of between $373 million and $396
million.
The FEI said a study by Deloitte showed a direct economic impact
of $233 million.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the FEI didn't respond to
questions about the difference and declined to release the full
study (http://bit.ly/uxIzcf).
The body said more than 507,000 people attended the games with
more than 40,000 spectators on four days of the event.


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