The Far Hills Race Meeting Association has increased the purse of the American Grand National by $100,000, giving it a bump from $150,000 to $250,000 for the 2022 edition, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. The increase will make the race, which will be contested for the 101st time, the richest on this year's National Steeplechase Association (NSA) schedule.
“This will really put an exclamation point on steeplechasing's biggest day and the overall season,” said Far Hills Race Meeting chairman Guy Torsilieri. “On Oct. 15, all eyes will be on Far Hills, and we want to do everything possible to attract the biggest and best field that includes not only the outstanding American jumpers, but stars from abroad. The larger purse has the potential to achieve that goal and grow the sport, which is our top priority.”
The Grand National, one of five Grade I fixtures on the NSA schedule this year, will be televised by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and FOX Sports, producers of America's Day at the Races. Far Hills will offer pari-mutuel wagering in partnership with Monmouth Park. For more information, visit farhillsrace.org.