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PASS Offers Record $12.4 Million In '09

Published: June 11, 2009 10:34 am ET

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Now that all of the May 15 payments for the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes have been tallied, the projection for the purses being paid out in the series this year should be a record $12.4 million.

The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes pari-mutuel races feature four preliminary legs per division, each worth $200,000 to $250,000 before being divided equally according to the number of entrants. The top eight horses overall in the preliminaries overall come back for a $200,000 Sire Stakes Championship; there will also be a $50,000 consolation per division.

On the county fair circuit, where Pennsylvania has been a North American leader for years, there are races at 20 fairs, with preliminaries going for approximately $12,000, again to be divided according to the number of those wanting to race. The top fair octet race for $20,000 in their Championships.

(With files from PASS)

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