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Louisiana Derby Purse Boosted to Record $1 Million

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The Louisiana Derby will be worth $1 million when it is run for the 98th time on March 26, 2011. The $250,000 increase will make it the richest Thoroughbred horse race ever run in New Orleans and the first such race worth seven figures. The Louisiana Derby’s purse hike is the highlight of a robust 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season Stakes Schedule announced today that features 63 stakes cumulatively worth nearly $6.7 million.

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