Earlier this year it was announced that Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati would be the title sponsor of the G3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, the racetrack's signature race during it's winter-spring meeting.
The sponsorship and purse increase – which is now up to $550,000 – marked an affirmation by the casino of its continued commitment to Turfway Park and Thoroughbred racing. Rock Ohio Caesars — the joint venture between Rock Gaming and Caesars Entertainment which owns both Turfway and Horseshoe Cincinnati — is just as concerned about the “health of its racing product” as its casinos, and officials have vowed to strengthen their support of racing at the facility.
Not only have officials from Horseshoe Casino increased the purse for the Spiral, they've also made several trips to Turfway and continued to stress that they would do “all they could” to improve Turfway's product, according to an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Turfway General Manager Chip Bach is encouraged by the support of Horseshoe Casino's Senior Vice President Kevin Kline and others, telling the Herald-Leader, “This demonstrates Horseshoe's desire for us to be better. They want us to succeed, they want the race to be better.”
“They wanted to make sure the race was bigger than it has been in over a decade, that's why it's $550,000 this year,” Bach continued. “And really if our purse structure could have afforded it, they wanted it greater than that. They are all about world-class delivery, all about taking a sincere interest in making our facility better. And I know they will.”
New to the Paulick Report? Click here to sign up for our daily email newsletter to keep up on this and other stories happening in the Thoroughbred industry.
Copyright © 2016 Paulick Report.