Purse Increase at Fair Grounds


Fair Grounds | Sarah Andrew

Fair Grounds Race Course has announced a 15% across-the-board purse increase, effective with entries for the Jan. 13 card which will be drawn Jan. 6. Maiden special weight races at the New Orleans oval will now be worth $52,000.

“We're extremely excited to announce a 15% increase to our daily purse structure,” Fair Grounds' racing secretary Scott Jones said. “Based on the strong early handle returns and continued support from our owners and horsemen, we are in a position to raise purses.”

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