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Arapahoe Opens May 25

Arapahoe Park opens 39-day meet on Saturday.

Press Release
May 20, 2013

Arapahoe Park

Coming off some of the best performances in Colorado racing history last year, Arapahoe Park will begin its 2013 season on May 25. The Aurora racetrack will conduct 39 days of live horse racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, along with Memorial Day Monday.  First post time for the daily card featuring Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Arabian races will be at 1 p.m.

In addition to the big performances on the racetrack, Arapahoe Park’s posting an increase in wagering handle for the third year in a row translated into extra prize money available for horsemen.  Purses on all overnight races were increased during the final month of last season, and the closing weekend of the meet featured an additional three races each day.

“The quality of our on-track product and the success we had on the business side last year have us all excited about the 2013 meet,” Arapahoe Park plant manager Bill Powers said.  “We really believe that Colorado racing has nowhere to go but up.”

The top Quarter Horse stakes of the season will be the $150,000 Mile High Futurity (G3) at 400 yards for 2-year-olds on August 18 and the $75,000 Mile High Derby at 400 yards for 3-year-olds on August 17.