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Fair Grounds To Increase Overnight Purses 10 Percent

by | 02.17.2016 | 5:34pm

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 announce this purse increase for the final 14 days of our 144th racing season,” said Fair Grounds Track President Tim Bryant. “Our horsemen and owners have once again come through to help us offer an attractive live racing product and our recent success in video poker operations is allowing us to raise our purses toward the end of another successful thoroughbred racing season.”

The purse increase will go into effect March 6.

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