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            === Spiral Stakes highlights Turfway Park 2013 meet ===
 
 Florence, KY (Sports Network) - Turfway Park's premier race for Kentucky Derby
 hopefuls,  the  $500,000 Spiral  Stakes, will  be held  on Saturday, March 23,
 highlighting the track's 2013 winter/spring meet. The meeting will extend from
 Jan. 1 through March 30.
 
 The track will conduct 28 days of live racing during the winter/spring meet in
 an effort to retain a competitive purse structure.
 
 "The changes to Turfway Park's 2013 racing schedule make it possible for us to
 support a purse structure befitting Kentucky racing," said Daniel "Chip" Bach,
 Turfway's director of operations. "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.
 
 "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."
 
 The  2012 Spiral Stakes  was won by Went the Day Well, giving owner Team Valor
 and  trainer Graham  Motion consecutive  wins in  the 1  1/8-mile race.  Their
 Animal  Kingdom  won the stakes  prior to  capturing the 137th Kentucky Derby.
 Went  the Day Well finished fourth to I'll Have Another in this year's Run for
 the Roses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 10/23 16:55:54 ET


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