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Calder Announces Twenty Percent Purse Increase

Tags: Racing News | November 22, 2012

Calder Casino & Race Course (“Calder”) officials have announced a 20-percent purse increase beginning with this Saturday’s racing program (Nov. 24).

The increase is applied evenly to all overnight races during the remaining five days of the Tropical Meet, which concludes Friday, Nov. 30.

In season-end stakes action, Calder hosts the $150,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (G2) and the $100,000 Fred Hooper Handicap (G3) on Saturday; and the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (G3) and $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) on Friday, Nov. 30.

The 65-day Tropical Meet began on Sept. 1.  It followed the 85-day Calder Meet that ran from April 9 through Aug. 31.  Opening Day for the 2013 Calder Meet is April 6.