Fair Grounds To Offer Record Daily Overnight Purses In 2008-09

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Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced purses for its 137th season of Thoroughbred racing, which begins on Nov. 14, 2008. Daily overnight purses offered will average approximately $300,000, which is a 20 percent increase over the $249,000 per day average paid in 2007-08.  In addition, a stakes schedule worth $6.6 million will be offered.

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