Overnight purses will get a 30% hike while the stakes program will receive a $1 million infusion as Turf Paradise prepares to kick off its 125-day meet, running from November 5 through May 7, 2022, with racing conducted on a 5-day a week basis, Monday through Friday.
“The increases are a result of State and Federal subsidies for horsemen’s purses,” said track general manager Vincent Francia.
Last meet, a 79-day session, paid out $105,000 per day in purses. This upcoming meet will see $130,000 paid out per day. Both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses will benefit from the increases.
In the stakes division, the track’s premier sprint race, The Phoenix Gold Cup, and marquee turf race, the Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile, have been raised from $75,000 to $100,000. The Arizona Oaks and Turf Paradise Derby have been raised from $50,000 to $75,000. Fifteen additional stakes have been boosted to black type status of $60,000.
Access the PDF file below for a complete list of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Stakes.