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With a victory aboard Weekend Escape in the second race Thursday, jockey Kris Prather set a Turfway Park meet record with 86 trips to the winner's circle. The leader in the U.S. this year by number of wins, the 22-year-old apprentice eclipsed the mark set last year by Tony D'Amico...Effective with Thursday's race card, purses at Turfway Park were increased for the third time this meet. As a result of the increase, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund subsidies for maiden special weight and allowance races were hiked 15%. Horses of racing age that are both Kentucky-bred and -sired by a Kentucky stallion that stood in the state the entire breeding season the year the horse was conceived are eligible to be registered for the KTDFThe Jockey Club announced the election of three new members: owner-breeders Thomas R. Capehart, C. Steven Duncker and Peter F. Karches. Capehart, an insurance executive and partner in Valley Creek Farm in Valley Center, California, serves as director and executive vice president of the Oak Tree Racing Association. Duncker, managing director for Goldman Sachs, is a member of the board of trustees for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the New York Racing Association. Karches, former president and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter's Institutional Securities and Investment Banking Group, also serves on the Board of Trustees for the New York Racing Association.

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