Emerald Downs Hikes Overnight Purses 5%
Updated: Thursday, May 20, 2004 2:36 PM
(from Emerald Downs)
Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:41 PM
Emerald Downs announced Wednesday that overnight purses would be increased by 5% effective June 3.
"We're delighted to be able to make this announcement," said track President Ron Crockett. "The purse increase reflects a positive trend for racing this season. We are definitely headed in the right direction."
Emerald Downs is enjoying a successful start to the 2004 live racing season with a 9% increase in daily on-track handle.
The purse increase will be retroactive to the first day of racing, Crockett said.
FREE! E-Newsletters from The Blood-Horse!...
Follow the top stories of major racing events, racing previews and results with FREE e-newsletters from bloodhorse.com. As news develops, we'll deliver updates to your inbox. Follow important events moment by moment, step by step!