This was the most interesting lecture that I had the opportunity to listen to. Not knowing the details behind the industry I found that Mark Davis was a very intriguing and knowledgeable person. I discovered through this lecture that horse racing is one of the oldest sports and as well very popular. The horse racing industry brings in $39 billion annually and effects the U.S. economy greatly. Horse racing in Delaware dates back to 1760’s where the first racing facility was built in the town of Newark. Following this commissions were established and as well numerous racetracks were created. What really shocked me was how much horse racing impacted Delaware, bringing in $182 million and creating 1,540 jobs. Delaware’s Equine Industry ranks third nationally and as well brings in $280 million each year. The horse racing industry is quite prominent and impacts Delaware significantly.