(Fort Washington, MD - August 8, 2014) Racing Applications for the 2014 Summer-Fall race meet at Rosecroft Raceway are now available at www.rosecroft.com.
The 27-date meet will commence Saturday, September 13 with live racing every Tuesday and Saturday through December 13. A purse increase of approximately 5% will be part of the fall purse structure, bringing the overnight purses to an average of approximately $65,000 per race date. Rosecroft will continue to provide additional incentives for Maryland racing participants including entry preferences and a 15% purse earnings bonus for "Maryland Preferred" horses and horsemen.
"The racing program at Rosecroft continues to improve and Maryland horsemen and horses are the biggest beneficiary with over 80% of the starters and purse earnings going to Maryland owners, trainers or horses bred, sired or foaled in the state," said Chris McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Rosecroft Raceway.
The first condition sheet of the meet should be posted by August 29. Qualifiers will be held Saturday, September 6 starting at 11 a.m.
First race post time for live racing will be 6:40 p.m.