WAGERING DOWN IN JANUARY

Same old song…

Wagering was down again in January of 2013 when compared to the first month of 2012.  Total wagering on U.S. races declined 2.02% from $819,076,428 in January of last year to $802,539,167 this year.

Good news is, U.S. purses increased modestly from $65,828,965 last January to $66,108,372 for the first month of this year.

U.S. race days declined 7.3% from 315 in January of 2012 to 292 in January of 2013.