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Minnesota Racing Commission awards $80,000 in bonuses to Standardbreds
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - from the Minnesota Racing Commission

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Shakopee, MN --- The Minnesota Racing Commission has awarded $80,000 in open company bonuses under the first year of the program implemented to reward owners of Minnesota-bred Standardbreds that finish first through third in open company races at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack.

It is anticipated the MRC will allocate $100,000 in 2019.

“The Minnesota Standardbred breeding program has shown improvement in quality over the last few years, and that is demonstrated by these bonus pay-outs. As opposed to only being competitive in restricted races, our ‘Stars of the North’ are more than competitive in open-company fields,” stated Minnesota Racing Commission Deputy Director Joe Scurto.

The top-earning Standardbred pacer, Place At The Beach, earned owner Peg A. Hoffman $3,866 in Minnesota Breeders’ Fund bonus awards. Whatevershesgot, the top-earning Standardbred trotter, earned owner Jenni King $2,358 in bonus awards.

For more information on the Minnesota Breeders’ Fund and Breeders’ Fund awards contact Stephanie Neises at SNeises@state.mn.us or 651.925.3955.


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