Keeneland is increasing purses on two key Breeders' Cup prep races, the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes and the Oct. 9 Bourbon Stakes.
Purses for both Grade III turf races will go from $100,000 to $150,000.
"Keeneland is committed to providing the highest purses possible, especially for our Breeders' Cup prep races," said Rogers Beasley, vice president of racing. "These two races are emerging as top prep races so we're glad to be able to augment them."
The 51/2-furlong Woodford Stakes is for 3-year-olds and up. In 2010, Chamberlain Bridge prepped in the Woodford Stakes before going on to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
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The mile-and-a-sixteenth Bourbon Stakes is for 2-year-olds and serves as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.