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Hastings Cuts Stakes Purses


January 25, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

The Hastings Racecourse Stakes schedule is set, and it includes the cuts to purses that was announced in the fall. $2.56M is available for the Stakes program in 2007, which reflects the overall 20% cut in purses.
The reductions were required because the higher amounts were based on projected revenue from the installation of slot machines at Hastings. But local citizens have filed a lawsuit to blocked the installation. As a result, the projected revenue is not available.
The minimum Stakes purse will drop by $5K to $45K.
Hastings has scheduled 39 Stakes races over the course of the season, which begins on April 28.