Thoroughbred wagering slides on February ice

jpatton1@herald-leader.comMarch 5, 2014 

Winter weather took a toll on horse racing in February. Betting on Thoroughbred races fell 4.09 percent to $793 million, according to figures released Wednesday by Equibase.

Part of the reason: There were 15 fewer race days, and many tracks were hurt by cold and snow.

For the year, wagering is down 2.18 percent to $1.59 billion, and purses are down 2.17 percent to $129.5 million.

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