Earning curve: Horse racing

Betfair's total global revenue for 2008 - £240m.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Winnings of Patrick Veitch, UK's top turf gambler - £10,049,983.03

Price of world's most expensive colt, Green Monkey, 2006 - £6.3m

Prize money, Aintree Grand National winner, 2009 - £900k

Apprentice farrier (horse-shoeing blacksmith), average salary - £8.5k

Jockeys' riding fee per race - £103.

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