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Turfway Park reduces its race schedule

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) -

Turfway Park is reducing its race schedule for next year.

"The changes to Turfway Park's 2013 racing schedule make it possible for us to support a purse structure befitting Kentucky racing.  It was a difficult exercise but the outcome reflects our continued commitment to horsemen, horseplayers, and the Kentucky circuit while we continue to work toward an even playing field," Turfway Park said in a statement.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to give Churchill Downs 12 additional September dates which have traditionally gone to Turfway.

Turfway is also reducing its February schedule saying in a statement, "With our new schedule, we project that Turfway's purses will nearly double while providing an active 2013 stakes schedule, including our centerpiece, the Spiral Stakes in March.  We deeply appreciate our employees, fans, horsemen, and community leaders for their continued support and enthusiasm for Northern Kentucky's contribution to the Commonwealth's signature industry."

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