Ellis Park Announces 20% Purse Increase, Effective Aug. 14

Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., is increasing its base purses 20% starting with the upcoming Friday, Aug. 14,  races, the track said.

The increase boosts the purses of all overnight races, which are claiming, maiden and allowance races. It comes on top of a $6,000 per-race increase in Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund (KTDF) purse supplements announced last week for non-claiming maiden and allowance races.

With the hike for the remaining three weeks of the Runhappy Summer Meet at Ellis Park, maiden special weight (non-claiming) races will have a purse totaling $46,200 for Kentucky-bred horses (the vast majority of the horses running) and $47,300 for an entry-level allowance race. Open $5,000 claimers, which are not eligible to run for KTDF supplements, will compete for $12,600 in money paid out to the horses’ owners.

The meet runs through Aug. 30.

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