March Wagering Down Slightly From 2012
Commingled pari-mutuel handle for March was $983,428,969, down only 0.11% from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase April 4. In February handle was down 6.56%, and in January 2.02% from the previous year.
For the first three months of this year, handle has totaled $2,612,376,173, down 2.81% from $2,687,934,540. At this time last year, total handle was up 5.43% from the first the first three months of 2011.