"We are pleased to announce this purse increase, which is the second of our season," said Dunn. "Calder is enjoying a resurgence in its on-track business this month versus the month of July, when several race cards were impacted by the weather. Additionally, a 3.5 percent increase in on-track attendance has contributed to our success. With the implementation of this increase, Calder's average daily outlay will be 20 percent higher than the racetrack's average in the year 2000. It is the largest purse distribution in Calder's history.
Calder previously increased overnight purses by 12 percent, which raised average daily purses from $150,000 to $168,000.