Maybe this will mean larger fields under the Twin Spires!
Churchill Downs to Boost Purses 10%
Churchill Downs announced June 3 that it will raise overnight purses 10% effective June 9. The reason given for the bump is higher than expected all-sources wagering levels through the first half of the 39-day spring meet. Purses for overnight races–which include overnight stakes, allowance, maiden special weight, claiming, and maiden claiming events–will rise by an approximate blended average of $3,150 per race