Fan Restriction Forces Oaklawn To Cut Overnight Purses 15 Percent

After Wednesday’s announcement that Oaklawn Park will allow a limited number of fans at the 2021 race meet, track president Louis Cella told the Daily Racing Form that overnight purses will be decreased by approximately 15 percent.

“Because we had to restrict our fans, that part of the formula is reduced,” Cella told DRF. “Instead of $700,000 (per day), we’ll be at about $600,000. That’s still the highest in the nation. No one’s close to that.”

Oaklawn’s first condition book is being reprinted to reflect the purse changes, but stakes purses won’t be changed.

Cella said he hopes wagering numbers from off-track patrons will allow Oaklawn to boost purses early in the meet.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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