Updated on 03/20/2017 3:21PM

Keeneland purses get boost from Instant Racing

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Purses for most overnight races at the Keeneland spring meet in Lexington, Ky., have increased substantially, thanks primarily to the influx of new revenue from Instant Racing machines that became operational last year at Keeneland’s partner track, The Red Mile.

Maiden special weight races for 3-year-olds are now worth $70,000, an increase of some 17 percent from previous levels. Maiden races for 2-year-olds are up to $60,000 from $50,000. Purses for the four allowance races in the condition book for opening day range from $72,000 to $76,000.

Keeneland runs its 15-day spring meet April 7-28.

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