06/11/2010 11:00PM

Calder bumps purses 10 percent

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Calder Race Course announced late Saturday that they were implementing a 10 percent purse increase effective when racing resumes following the scheduled three-day break on Thursday, June 17.

Track officials said the purse increase was made possible by alternative gaming purse supplements as well as the Florida gaming tax reduction which will go into effect on July 1.

The increase will be for overnight races only. Stakes races and overnight stakes will not be affected.