purse increase

World’s Richest Horse Race: Sheikh Mohammed Plans Purse Increase For Dubai World Cup

Saturday saw Juddmonte’s Arrogate take down the Dubai World Cup in spectacular fashion to become the richest North American racehorse in history, boasting a mind-boggling $17 million in earnings. On the same night, reports The National, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, made a public promise: he will increase […]

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Oaklawn Increases Purses For Final Month Of 2017 Meeting

One of the richest racing seasons in the country just got richer. Oaklawn, which already has the highest purses in the country for this time of year, is increasing purses as much as $8,000 per race effective Saturday, March 18, thanks to strong business across the board and good weather. Purses for Maiden Special Weights […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Purse Increase Offered To Lure 2016 Triple Crown Winners

Parx Director of Racing Sam Elliott hopes to draw the three winners of this year’s Triple Crown races to compete in the Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 24. According to The Inquirer, Elliott plans to offer an increased purse in the Grade 2 event in order to make the race more appealing to the connections of […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Purse Increases For Classic, Turf

The overall purses for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Championships, to be held at Santa Anita Park in California, have increased from $26 million to $28 million, the Breeders’ Cup announced during yesterday’s Belmont Stakes telecast. Both the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Turf will receive a $1 million purse increase; the new purse for the […]

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Oaklawn Announces Third Purse Increase Of Winter Meeting

The final three weeks of racing will feature the highest purses in Oaklawn’s history after the track announced its third increase of the meet that has benefitted greatly from good weather and overwhelming support from fans. All overnight purses will increase by $1,000 per race and three stakes have been bumped. The Bachelor Stakes for […]

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Emerald Boosts Purses for 2015 Season

Average daily purse distribution will increase approximately 20 percent for the 2015 live racing season at Emerald Downs. Horsemen were notified of the increase last week when stall applications were mailed in preparation for the 70-day live racing season. The increase will be made possible by ongoing purse enhancements from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, which […]

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NYRA Increases Belmont Stakes Purse to $1.5 Million

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that the purse for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown to be run on June 7, 2014, will be $1.5 million. The Belmont had previously offered a purse of $1 million since 1998. The other two races […]

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Preakness weekend stakes, daily purses boosted by casino revenue

The legalization of casinos in Maryland and the allotment of money from those casinos to the racing industry are already showing dividends for Pimlico and the Preakness, reports the Baltimore Sun. Pimlico was able to raise the purses of some of the Preakness weekend undercard races and brought back the Pimlico Special. In addition to […]

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Del Mar increases purses, adds two juvenile stakes

Highlighted by seven Grade I races, two new juvenile events on the grass and notable purse increases to 10 of its major offerings, Del Mar will present a robust summer schedule of 33 “advertised” and 10 “overnight” stakes with a total value of $7,775,000 during its highly anticipated 37-day race meeting. The seaside track, founded […]

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Calder announces five percent purse hike

Press Release Calder Casino & Race Course (“Calder”) officials have announced a 5-percent purse increase beginning with today’s racing program. The increase is applied evenly to base overnight purses, excluding overnight stakes, Florida Owners Awards (FOAs), and maiden special weight races; the latter two were both increased last month. “Purse contributions from slot machine gaming […]

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