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Tampa Bay Downs Cancels Florida Cup, Allocates Purse Money To Overnight Account

The Florida Cup, a series of six $110,000 stakes races for registered Florida-breds and Tampa Bay Downs’s annual showcase for the state’s Thoroughbred breeding and racing industries, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The event had been scheduled for Sunday, March 29. The Tampa Bay Downs Racing Office reported 111 nominations […]

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Woodbine Reveals Purse Increases For Both Overnight Races, Bonus Programs

Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce purse increases for its overnight and Ontario bonus programs effective for this year’s Thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, April 18. The 2020 Woodbine meet features 133 race dates, 87 stakes and total purses of $61 million highlighted by three $1 million races including The Queen’s Plate (Saturday, June […]

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Indiana Grand Announces Purse Increases For 2020 Season

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will kick off its 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 14 and the action just got a little sweeter for the participants. The first condition book is now available and reflects a significant purse increase. Thoroughbred purses have received an eight percent increase for all open […]

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Turfway Park Returning To ‘Its Former Glory’ With Purse Increases

While construction of Turfway Park’s new facility won’t begin until the spring of 2020, changes that herald a bright future for the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred racetrack are already evident as it opens its 44th holiday meet Dec. 4. The changes result from Churchill Downs Inc.’s purchase of Turfway in mid-October. Most notably, purses for the […]

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Churchill Downs’ September Meet Kicks Off Friday With Record $8.3 Million In Purses

Horse racing on the thriving Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 13) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its seventh September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 29. What a difference a year makes. Heck, what a difference six […]

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Monmouth Boosts Purses Five Percent Starting July 20

Monmouth Park will increase purses by five percent for all races starting on TVG.Com Haskell Invitational day on Saturday, July 20, the track announced today. The increase will be added to purses already averaging nearly $500,000 per day as well as an expanded stakes schedule offering $7.1 million overall. “Our numbers have been strong despite […]

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Enhanced Soundness Measures Allow NYRA To Boost Claiming Purses

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced purse values for open claiming races will increase, beginning with the Friday, March 8 card at Aqueduct Racetrack. In January, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) formally adopted an amendment allowing racing organizations to apply for adjustments to the purse-to-claim ratio, with the provision that […]

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New York Stallion Stakes Purses To Double For 2019 Series

The New York Racing Association Inc., (NYRA), in conjunction with the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) and New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund (The Fund), announced on Wednesday a dramatic increase in purse values for the New York Stallion Stakes (NYSSS). In 2019, purses for the 10-race series restricted to the progeny of […]

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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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