Racing News Archive
JONES: Century Mile off to the races with major opening weekend
How successful was Sunday’s first day of thoroughbred horse racing at Century Mile? It was so successful that the purse for the 90th Canadian Derby Aug. 18 at the Airport City track just jumped from $150,000 to $250,000 with the express intention of returning it to its previous status as the richest race in Western Canada in addition to now becoming the only mile track west of Woodbine. Overnight.