As a result of strong purse earnings from the pari-mutuel handle on the Aug. 13 International Festival of Racing program, Arlington Park announced Aug. 23 that average purse distribution will be increased by $10,000 per day from $202,000 to $212,000, effective with the Thursday, Aug. 25 racing program.
“The success of last week’s International Festival of Racing exceeded our projections and as a result we are able to again raise our purses for overnight races,” said Arlington Park general manager Tony Petrillo. “When Arlington Park is able to bring top quality stakes races to a national and international market, the revenues earned from those races allow us to bolster our overnight program for the horsemen who race with us season long.”
The International Festival of Racing was headlined by the Arlington Million (gr. IT), which was won by Cape Blanco.