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Five Percent Purse Boost Announced

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today a 5 percent increase of overnight purses, effective Thursday (Jan. 6).

“Bettors have responded to the consistently high quality of racing at Fair Grounds,” track Vice President & General Manager Eric Halstrom said. “It’s always gratifying when we can offer more money to the horsemen that provide our large and competitive fields.”

Thursday will mark Day 29 of Fair Grounds’ 84-day Thoroughbred Racing Season. Live racing is conducted Thursdays to Mondays through the end of February before shifting to Fridays to Mondays (plus Mardi Gras Day) in March.