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Volume 24 No. 157
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Pimlico Race Course Sees Purse Increase For Spring Schedule

The Maryland Racing Commission today approved a 36-day spring schedule at Pimlico Race Course, headlined by the $1M Preakness Stakes. The schedule includes 21 open stakes races with a combined purse of $3.775M, up $625,000 from last year. The purses for "both daily and stakes races at Pimlico will increase" in '13. Purses on overnight races during the meet will be raised 10-15% "across the board" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/19).