03/27/2004 1:00AM



Pepsi has renewed its contract with River Downs in Cincinnati to sponsor the $100,000 Pepsi Bassinet Stakes for the next three years. Pepsi began sponsorship of the Ohio's premier race for juvenile fillies in 2001. . . . Tampa Bay Downs officials announced Saturday that, effective April 3, purses will be increased by 5 percent, bringing average daily projected purses to an all-time record level of $133,500.