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Tentative Hoosier Opening Date Unveiled

Published: May 13, 2020 4:26 pm ET

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Pending approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will kick off the delayed start of its 2020 racing season on Tuesday, June 16 with a 6:30 p.m. (EDT) first post time.

Racing will be contested on a Tuesday through Saturday schedule through November 21 for a total of 111 days. It should also be noted that racing will be conducted in a spectator-free manner until further notice.

“We again want to thank Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission staff for their leadership in paving the way for the opening of our barn area and ultimately the ability to conduct live racing,” said Harrah’s Hoosier Park Senior Vice President and General Manager Trent McIntosh. "I want to assure everyone that as we embark on the start of our race meet, we will do so in a manner whereby we will take every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our employees and horsemen.”

“While the opening night of every racing season is special, this one will be even more so,” said Harrah’s Hoosier Park Vice President and General Manager of Racing Rick Moore. “We want to thank our horsemen for their patience during this most difficult of times and wish everyone the very best of luck throughout the meet.”

Details regarding Indiana Sires Stakes schedule, late-closer schedule, open stakes schedule and average daily purse distribution will be forthcoming.

(Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino)

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