WAGERING DOWN AGAIN IN FEBRUARY

Wagering conducted on U.S. racing declined -6.56% in February compared to the same month last year.  In February 2012, $884,305,144 was wagered and that figure declined to $826,309,986 for February of 2013.

Purses also declined -6.6% from $70,974,215 to $66,230,756.

For the first two months of 2013, wagering is down -4.3% and purses are down -3.26%.