DATES SET FOR 2011 RACING SEASON AT HOOSIER PARK RACING & CASINO
Anderson, Ind. (Dec. 1, 2010) – Hoosier Park Racing & Casino recently received approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for dates and post times in 2011. The facility will offer 80 days of Standardbred racing and 62 days of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, including one day dedicated only to Quarter Horse action during the 2011 calendar year.
Live Standardbred racing will return to Hoosier Park Thursday, March 31. Racing will be held Tuesday through Saturday with a post time of 5:30 p.m. each day except Saturday when racing will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Special racing programs will be held Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day and Monday, July 4 for Independence Day beginning at 12:30 p.m. The meet will run through Saturday, July 16.
Thoroughbred racing begins Tuesday, Aug. 2. Racing will be held Tuesday through Saturday with post times at 5:30 p.m. each day except Saturday when racing will begin at 12:30 p.m. A special Labor Day racing card will be held Monday, Sept. 5 beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Quarter Horse racing will be included on numerous racing cards throughout the Thoroughbred meet. An all-Quarter Horse racing program is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 with a post time of 12:30 p.m. The season for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will conclude Sunday, Oct. 23.
The $500,000-added Grade II Indiana Derby and the $200,000-added Grade II Indiana Oaks will be the highlight of the Thoroughbred season. Falling on the customary first weekend in October, Indiana Derby Day is slated for Saturday, Oct. 1. Dates for the marquee events during the Standardbred meet are yet to be determined.
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind., is central Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, featuring 2,000 electronic gaming devices; Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing; and wholecard simulcasting. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is a wholly owned property of Centaur Gaming, which also owns and operates Fortune Valley Hotel and Casino in Central City, Colo. Hoosier Park also provides simulcast-wagering facilities in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Merrillville, Ind. For more information, visit www.hoosierpark.com