Aqueduct reopens with good tidings

Updated: December 26, 2011, 7:57 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- Horsemen and horseplayers alike should be getting a little help with their holiday bills when racing returns to Aqueduct on Wednesday following a nine-day break.

For horsemen, the much anticipated purse increase from revenue derived from the recently opened casino at Aqueduct goes from fantasy to reality beginning Wednesday. Total purse money for Wednesday's nine-race card is $390,000 -- led by a $65,000 open maiden race -- which is a 30.8 percent increase over what ...

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