WAGERING DOWN AGAIN IN FEBRUARY

Thoroughbred handle declined again in February falling another 13% from $999,805,298 in 2009 to $869,807,865 in 2010.

Purses also declined again from $65,795,844 last February to $56,960,510 this February.

For the year, wagering has declined 12.5% and purses have declined 11.6%.