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Fair Grounds Announces Third Purse Increase

Fair Grounds announced a 10% across-the-board purse increase--the third of the New Orleans track's current meeting--Wednesday. The purse increase goes into effect for the final 13 days of the meet, beginning with the Mar. 11 card. "Our handle has continued to be strong and we are pleased to be able to raise purses for the third time this meet," Fair Grounds' racing secretary Scott Jones said. "We'd once again like to thank the owners, trainers and fans who have been supporting our day-to-day racing product. $60,000 for a maiden special...

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Fair Grounds Announces Second Purse Increase of the Meet

For the second time in the young 2020-21 meet, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a 10% purse increase across the board. Much like the first, the boost was inspired by strong simulcast handle during the first seven weeks of the 149th racing season, which includes solid bettor response to the newly implemented traditional early and late Pick 5 wagers. "Despite losing multiple days of turf racing, handle has remained quite strong," Fair Grounds' racing secretary Scott Jones said. "Condition book four will be released the beginning of...

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Purse Increase at Fair Grounds

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...

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