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Louisiana Downs Announces Purse Increase For 2018 Thoroughbred Season

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season, effective June 30.  All overnight races, up to and including $12,500, will be increased by $1,500. All other purses will be raised by $1,000. The 84-day live racing season began on May 5 and the cards on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons have been well-received on-track as well as by […]

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$70 Million Handle Increase Spurs 10 Percent Purse Hike At Santa Anita Park

Due to a $70 million increase in overall pari-mutuel handle dating back to Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a 10 percent increase in overnight purses, effective Friday, June 1, through closing day, Sunday, June 24. “The fact that we’re up $70 million in handle is obviously very gratifying and there are several factors involved, including field […]

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Record Derby Week Wagering Prompts Churchill Downs To Boost Purses 10 Percent

Record wagering on races at Churchill Downs Racetrack during the week of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) and strong business during the two subsequent weeks of the ongoing Spring Meet have enabled the track to announce a 10 percent increase in daily purses for overnight races effective Thursday, May 31. Entries for the first […]

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Oaklawn Announces Second Purse Increase Of 2018 Season

Purse records keep tumbling at the track with the richest purses in America between January and April. Starting with the March 17 Rebel Stakes card, Oaklawn will implement the second increase of the season, the 18th straight year the Hot Springs track has bumped purses at least once during a meet. Overnight purses will be bumped between $1,000 […]

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Lone Star Announces 2018 Purse Increase Of Up To 25 Percent On Overnight Races

Lone Star Park has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season which opens April 19. All overnight races will see an increase of $2,000 each in purse money. Some overnight race categories will see as much as a 25% gain in their purses. No race throughout the 44-day season will have […]

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Purse Could Increase To $1 Million If Grade 1 Winner Starts In Wood Memorial

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today a bonus program for potential starters in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack that could increase the total purse to $1 million. If any horse in the field registers a Grade 1 or Group 1 victory prior to running […]

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Additional Prize Money Will Support Lower and Middle Tiers Of British Racing

Additional prize money from the Levy and racecourses is set to flow to the sport’s participants from 1 January 2018. Those participants who operate at the mid and lower tiers of the sport are set to benefit most through an appearance money scheme and race incentive fund aimed at the sport’s grassroots participants. The use […]

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Gulfstream Announces Increased Purses During ‘Owners’ Appreciation Week’

Gulfstream Park announced today that Dec. 26-31 will be Owners’ Appreciation Week, with purse increases from $7,500 to $10,000. Purse increases during Owners’ Appreciation Week come on top of the 10-percent purse increase announced for December at the beginning of the Championship Meet. Maiden special weight and allowance races will be increased $10,000 during the week while […]

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‘Better Every Year’: Mahoning Valley Announces Purse Increases For 2018

Mahoning Valley Race Course, in cooperation with the Ohio HBPA, announced a 5-7% purse increase to be effective January 2, 2018. Purses for maiden special weights will increase from $21,000 to $22,100 and allowance races will be as high as $29,000 up from their current $27,500. “Thanks to increased handle and continued strong support of […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Announces Purse Increases For 2017/18 Season

The Hong Kong Jockey Club will offer a record HK$1.16 billion (~US$148 million) in prize money across its 88 race meetings in the 2017/18 season, scheduled to commence on Sunday, 3 September at Sha Tin Racecourse, while also increasing purses for all three of Hong Kong’s spring Group 1 features. The Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II […]

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