Woodbine Expects Similar Daily Purses in 2013
A transitional, two-year funding agreement reached with the government of Ontario will see Woodbine reduce Thoroughbred race dates by 14.7% in 2013 but will allow the track near Toronto to offer average daily purses comparable to 2012.
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Jan. 24 it plans to offer 133 Thoroughbred dates at Woodbine, which would be 23 fewer race days than offered last year. Last year’s average purses per race date were $508,722 (U.S.) and Woodbine officials said this year’s average daily purses would be comparable to that figure.
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