The Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Thursday granted Indiana Grand's request to add four race dates to its 2021 season.
Indiana Grand will therefore offer live holiday racing on Columbus Day, October 11, and it will extend its racing season through November 11. The track was originally scheduled to end its 2021 meet on November 8.
Several factors played into the request for additional racing days. Business levels have exceeded expectations this season to cover purses over four additional racing days, and the horse population is growing for the final two months of racing. Also, one day was canceled in August due to extreme heat, and that day will be made up on Columbus Day.
“We’re very pleased to be in a position where we are able to request additional racing dates at the end of our current 120-day meet,” said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. “The Indiana horsemen, our loyal partners, are very deserving of these additional opportunities and, we'll end our meet with a bang on Veteran’s Day, November 11.”
First post at Indiana Grand from October 11-November 11 will be 2:25 p.m. A special Indiana Champions Day highlighting the state’s top Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses will be held on October 30, starting at 12 p.m.
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