Northfield Park is pleased to announce an approximate 15 percent overall harness racing purse increase beginning with the Thursday (April 24) race program. This is the third increase since the opening of the $265 million Hard Rock Rocksino in December, 2013.
"This is another step in the right direction as we continue to make improvements in our racing program," said Dave Bianconi, Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting. "We have implemented gradual increases to maximize the benefit to our local horsemen who supported our racing program throughout the pre-VLT era."
The new purse structure allows for increased claiming and condition events, as well as $12,000 Opens.
"It is certain that Northfield's race program is on the right track and are executing a specific game plan over the next 18 months to insure we make the most of the opportunity the state of Ohio has afforded us," explained Brent Reitz, Northfield Park's General Manager. "It is gratifying to see the positive changes taking place in Ohio, especially at our facility where we continue to offer year-round racing four and five nights a week."
by Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park