State Releases Supplemental Dollars for Hawthorne Thoroughbred Purse Account

Some good news to start the New Year: The ITHA's efforts to lobby for dollars from the state budget were successful and the sum of $2,685,621.43 recently was transferred to the thoroughbred purse account at Hawthorne. If this is spread evenly throughout the 76 racing days this year, these dollars will raise the daily purse average by $35,337.12.

The standardbred purse account at Hawthorne separately received $1,772,414.29, and Fairmount received $1,477,011.91.