Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has released its revised Quarter Horse Condition Book and Stakes Schedule for the 2020 season. Both are contingent upon the approval of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on the recently proposed racing dates of a 94-day season beginning on Monday, June 15 and finishing on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
The interruption of business at Indiana Grand has caused numerous changes for the racetrack and horsemen but the 2020 Quarter Horse meet at the Shelbyville, Ind., facility will see increases over 2019 levels in the overnights and stakes program. Purses have been raised by more than 15% on most overnight races and the stakes schedule will see a substantial increase as well.
“It's truly remarkable that through a very difficult time our purses for the Quarter Horses at Indiana Grand will see an increase in 2020,” said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. “Continuing the upward trend in awards for our horsemen is very satisfying and well deserved.”
The revised Quarter Horse stakes calendar consists of 31 stakes worth $1.625 million in purses. Included are four stakes races on Oct. 24 that will make up the richest day of Quarter Horse racing during the season. Those four stakes, including the $150,00 added Miss Roxie Little Futurity Final, for two year-old Indiana-breds going 250 yards, will be contested on the final all-Quarter Horse Saturday racing program of the meet.
“We are very proud of the way our Quarter Horse racing has grown at Indiana Grand,” said Kevin Greely, Director of Racing. “The quality of both the open horses and Indiana-breds is improving every year and the stakes purses are indicative of that. I expect that we'll see the most competitive Quarter Horse racing in our history this summer and fall.”
The revised Quarter Horse condition book and stakes schedule is published online at www.IndianaGrand.com. Horsemen are encouraged to contact Kevin Greely at (317) 421-3080 for more information or with questions on any racing office matters.
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