04/07/2011 11:19PM

Golden Gate trims San Francisco Mile purse to $100,000


Golden Gate Fields announced Thursday that the purse for the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile on April 30 will be reduced to $100,000 from the originally announced $150,00 purse.

Golden Gate Fields general manager Robert Hartman said that the reduction was tied to the downgrading of the race from a Grade 2 to a Grade 3 by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

Minimum purse for a Grade 2 is $150,000 and it is $100,000 for a Grade 3.

“It has been our policy to have purses that correspond to a race’s grade,” said Hartman.