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Charles Town To See Significant Purse Increases

Beginning with its live card on August 8, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races racing program will reap the rewards of a measure earlier this year by the West Virginia legislature that returned a significant amount of money previously allocated to the purse fund in the form of a sizable purse increase. The bill […]

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‘Wonderful Thing’: Horsemen Appreciate Latest Oaklawn Park Purse Increase

The track where purses have been steadily rising for 11 straight years is at it again. Oaklawn is increasing all overnight purses, some as much as $6,000, retroactive to the Thursday, Feb. 14 card. Maiden special weights and open allowances are being bumped $6,000 and are now $83,000 and $87,000, respectively. Purses for all claiming […]

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Fair Grounds Announces Purse Increases After Success In Gaming Operation

As a result of stronger pari-mutuel handle as well as an increase in gaming revenue throughout the racing season, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a purse increase for the 147th thoroughbred race meet ending on March 24, 2019. For maiden special weight and allowance races (Louisiana-bred and open), purses will increase by […]

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Del Mar Hikes Purses Five Percent For Fall Meet

Del Mar is planning a five percent increase in purses for this year’s fall meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form. Twenty of 26 purse categories will increase compared to the 2017 fall meet, and lower-level claiming races are a particular area of attention. A bump in handle during the Del Mar summer meet helped […]

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Louisiana Downs Boosts Purses For Third Time In 2018

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce its third purse increase of the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season. Effective Saturday, September 8, an additional $2,000 will be added for all races published in the condition book.  Harrah’s Louisiana Downs had previously acknowledged an increase in overnight race purses which went into effect on June 30.  All overnight races, up to and including $12,500, were […]

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Oaklawn Park To Increase Purses: Maiden Races To Carry $78,000 Pot

The richest purses in the Midwest just got richer. Effective Saturday, Feb. 17, Oaklawn is increasing all allowance and maiden special weight races by $3,000. Allowance races will range from $79,000 to as high as $83,000. Maiden special weight races will increase to $78,000 from $75,000. In addition, all claiming races and maiden claiming races […]

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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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Fair Grounds To Increase Overnight Purses 10 Percent

As a result of better than expected pari-mutuel handle and an increase in video poker revenue throughout the meet, Fair Grounds has announced a purse increase effective for the final 14 days of this racing season. Purses for the final 14 racing days will be increased by 10 percent per race. “I am happy to […]

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‘Business Has Been Good’: Gulfstream Park To Raise Purses

Gulfstream Park announced Friday it will raise purses an average of 10 percent beginning with the next condition book on Thursday, July 23. Gulfstream’s third summer of live racing continues to show increases over the first two. On July 5, Gulfstream played host for the first time to the Summit of Speed and handled $8,071 […]

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Oaklawn Park To Further Increase Purses

For the second time this race meet, Oaklawn will increase all overnight purses between $1,000 and $3,000 starting Thursday, Feb. 26. Maiden Special Weights and Allowances races are increasing by $3,000, bringing maidens to $64,000 and Allowances to as high as $69,000. Oaklawn, which has among the highest average field size in the country currently […]

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