05/31/2017 12:56PM

Rich turf route draws 11-horse field


ELMONT, N.Y. – At the beginning of this meet, the New York Racing Association announced that it would boost the purse of any maiden or allowance turf race run at 1 1/4 miles or farther to $90,000. That seems to have caught the attention of horsemen, who flooded the entry box with 11 runners for Friday’s first-level allowance feature, scheduled for 1 3/8 miles over the Belmont inner turf course.