Purse Increase at Fair Grounds

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Fair Grounds | Sarah Andrew

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, crediting strong simulcast handle, has announced a 10% across-the-board purse increase.

“We're extremely excited to announce a 10% 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.”

As a result of the increase, which will go into effect for condition book #3 (which starts Jan. 1), purses on allowance races will be bumped up $3,000, while all other races will receive a $2,000 hike. Maiden special weight races will now be worth $50,000. The purse increase includes both open races and Louisiana-bred races.

Entries for the Jan. 1 card will be drawn Dec. 26.

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