Will Rogers Downs Purses Boosted
Overnight purses jump $1,000 per race.
September 17, 2014
Effective with entries on Wednesday, September 17, for races running on Saturday, September 20, the overnight purse levels for Quarter Horses at Will Rogers Downs will be increased by $1,000 per race.The stakes races and trial purses will remain unchanged.
Prior to the start of the meet, there was a concern about the amount of revenue from gaming at Will Rogers that was going to be available for purses during this meet, however with some new gaming software and other recent changes at Will Rogers Downs the revenue stream has increased to the point officials believe it is safe to increase the purses effective immediately. There will be no change in the purses for Paints and Appaloosas.
The live meet has only been underway for five days and already officals are seeing great participation by the racing fans in the area and are looking forward to a good meet this fall.
OQHRA is sponsoring an extreme race day at the track on October 4 and there will be Pig Racing and Zebra Racing for the crowd to enjoy during the live races that afternoon.
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