Ticker
  • In his first start since the Remsen, Gift Box rolls over a strong allowance field at Belmont.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 4 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 4 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 5 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 5 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 5 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 5 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 5 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 5 days ago

Turfway Park to slash purses by 25 percent

Because race days have not had to be canceled this year, Turfway Park is forced to reduce overnight purses by 25 percent beginning with Saturday's program.

 

Turfway, home of the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes, is trying to make up for an overpayment of purses due to the fact that better than normal weather has kept the track from canceling race days.

 

"We have actually paid out almost 12 percent more in purses so far this year compared to 2011; however, most of the overpayment resulted from not having to cancel any race cards this winter, a contingency we take into account but cannot predict, as the current mild winter proves," explained Turfway Park president and CEO Robert N. Elliston. "Compounding the problem is that wagering both on track and at other outlets is down 6 percent from where we expected it to be.


Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/01/3788933/purses-to-be-reduced-at-turfway.html#storylink=cpy
Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Turfway Park to slash purses by 25 percent...

Saturday nights would improve their handle. They have NO HOPE of competing during the day, bc of the major meets!

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories