Spiral Stakes features largest-ever purse thanks to Horseshoe Casino

New sponsor sets purse at $550,000

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FLORENCE, Ky. - The road to the Kentucky Derby begins this weekend in Florence with the Spiral Stakes.

Post time in the first of 12 races Saturday at Turfway Park is at 1:10 p.m.

Officials said this weekend will feature the largest purse in the stake's history.

Horseshoe Casino is the new sponsor of the stakes and it has increased the purse to $550,000.

That is the largest payout in that race in more than a decade.

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