Arapahoe Increases Purses

Track raises overnight purses by $1,000 per race through remainder of meet.

July 29, 2012

Arapahoe Park

Arapahoe Park near Denver has increased purses on all overnight races by $1,000 for the final four weeks of the meet that runs until August 19.

“Because of full fields we’ve had an increase in handle, and that’s why we’ve decided to have a purse increase and give back to the horsemen,” racing secretary Bill Powers said.

This is the third year in a row that Arapahoe Park has posted an increase in wagering handle. This year overall handle is currently up four percent.

The remainder of the meet will be highlighted by the $150,000 Mile High Futurity (G3) on August 19 and the $75,000 Mile High Derby on August 18. Trials for the Mile High Futurity and Derby will be on August 3.