08/27/2015 11:38AM

Oaklawn increasing average daily purses 12 percent in 2016


Purses during the Oaklawn Park meet that opens in January are projected to average a record $475,000 a program, the Hot Springs, Ark., track announced on Thursday. Oaklawn anticipates distributing $27 million in total purses during the season that starts Jan. 15 and runs through April 16. Of that amount, a record $7.5 million is dedicated to the stakes schedule that Oaklawn announced in July.