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Cal Expo raises purses 25 percent
Friday, May 11, 2012 - by Mark Ratzky, for Cal Expo

Sacramento, CA--For the second time this month, beginning on Friday, May 18, purses at Cal Expo will be increased by 25 percent across the board.
The increases will remain in effect through the end of the current meeting on June 16.

“We are pleased to provide this additional purse increase to the horsemen who have supported our program,” said Director of Racing David Elliott. “This increase is due to the underpayment because of increased handle, while Cal Expo has also reached into their own pocket with an additional $175,000.”

During the racing week of April 30 through May 6, the total handle was $2,228,486, which generated $90,411 to the purse pool. The most recent program on Saturday, May 5, saw a total handle of $1,083,316.