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Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby at The Downey Profile®

High Paying Maiden Races

8/27/2017

Maiden races will again be worth $130,000 to Kentucky-bred horses, though the $58,000 base purse for horses born elsewhere still ranks among the best in the country.

First-level allowance races will be worth $140,000 and second-level ones will pay out $145,000 for Kentucky-breds and $65,000 and $67,000 for others. 

The cheapest purse is $42,000 for starter-allowance races for horses that have run for a claiming price of $10,000 or less the past two years.

“I think me and the whole world will be there with everything we’ve got,” Lexington-based trainer Wesley Ward said with a laugh, “I liked it when I was leading trainer there a few times and nobody was there. Now everybody is coming to the party.”


 

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