Keyword: purse cuts

  • Big 'Cap Purse Reduced to $750,000 for 2017

    The Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) will see its purse drop from $1 million in 2016 to $750,000 in 2017, Joe Morris, senior vice president of West Coast operations for The Stronach Group, said Oct. 31.

  • Oak Tree to Cut Purses 10%

    Citing a sluggish local and national economy as primary factors, the Oak Tree Racing Association announced Oct. 21 that overnight purses will be cut 10%, effective Oct. 24.

  • Sanata Anita

    Santa Anita Purses Trimmed

    With the economy affecting all aspects of the racing industry, Santa Anita has adjusted its overnight purses downward about 10% for the upcoming winter-spring meeting that begins Dec. 26.

  • Woodbine Purse Cuts to Average 5%

    Woodbine Entertainment Group, blaming a decline in slot machine business at both Mohawk and Woodbine as a result of recent implementation of government no smoking laws, announced July 15 an overall 5% cut in purses for Thoroughbred racing.

  • Santa Anita general manager Chris McCarron, reported downturn in off-track handle.

    Santa Anita Cuts Purses Across the Board

    Santa Anita has announced an across-the-board decrease in purse levels beginning Jan. 31 as a result of declines in off-track and out-of-state handle during the one month-old meeting.

  • Illinois Budget Woes Bring About Purse Cuts

    Illinois racing took a multimillion-dollar hit as Gov. George Ryan sliced up this year's overall state appropriations bill to deal with a budget crisis. Among the items cut by Ryan was money for the "recapture" of purse money.

  • Lane's End Spiral Purse Cut to Protect Overnights

    In order to protect overnight purses, Turfway Park has reduced the purse for the grade II Lane's End Spiral Stakes to $500,000. In recent years, the Spiral, a 1 1/8-mile event for 3-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail, has gone for $600,000.

  • Boycott Forces Tampa Bay to Cut Purses

    General manager Peter Berube announced today that effective next Tuesday, Jan. 29, purses for races at Tampa Bay Downs will be reduced. The action is necessitated by the decision of seven tracks outside of Florida to deny Tampa Bay Downs access to their simulcast broadcast signals.