First Turn Stable, the fractional ownership program implemented at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in 2016, will be accepting applications for the 2020 season beginning Friday, March 6. The cost to become a partial owner of a Standardbred racehorse that competes at Hoosier Park this year is $250.
Membership is limited into First Turn Stable. Interested individuals will have until Monday, April 20 or whenever the Stable meets its quota to sign up, whichever comes first. Once membership is closed, a horse and trainer will be secured for the stable. Jeff Cullipher served as the stable trainer the first two years while Jamie Macomber has been the trainer the past two years.
Since its formation, First Turn Stable has owned 14 horses over the past four years. Claimers are used for the stable and are frequently claimed, then replaced with another claimer, bringing a unique twist to the ownership experience in First Turn Stable. Last year, the stable owned four separate horses, beginning with King Leonidas and including Medieval Dragon, Endeavors King and Skyway Sierra, who was claimed a few weeks before the end of the 2019 meet to conclude the season for First Turn Stable.
Included in the membership are trips to the barn to visit with the trainer and horse, winner’s circle photo opportunities, food and beverage specials and other perks throughout the 160-day race meet.
For more information or to sign up with First Turn Stable, contact the stable manager Amanda Gaskin at (765) 609-4631 or by email at AGaskin@caesars.com.