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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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