The Standardbred Awards banquet is coming up later this month. As a result, several deadlines are right around the corner for the event set for Sat. Jan. 20 beginning at 5 p.m. for the third year at the Embassy Suites in Noblesville. The event center is on the southeast side of the building, which is located just off Exit 210 on I-69.
Tickets for those attending the 2023 Standardbred Awards Banquet are $25. Thanks to the partnership between the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA), the Standardbred Advisory Board, and Harrah’s Hoosier Park, all attendees get a discount on seating with the trio of organizations sharing in the cost for each ticket. Reservations should be paid at time of submission to the ISA Office. The event drew more than 400 last season to celebrate the year-end stars of Indiana Standardbred racing. Deadline for tickets to the banquet is Friday, Jan. 12.
The Awards Banquet begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The awards ceremony begins at approximately 7 p.m. Immediately following the awards portion of the program, live entertainment will take the stage.
In addition to the program, giveaways will be provided throughout the night. Individuals will receive tickets upon arrival at check-in and drawings will be held for all types of prizes, ranging from gift cards to equine equipment to even breedings to Indiana sires, which have been offered in the past. Anyone interested in donating prizes should contact the ISA Office at (317) 462-6616 or by email at: Kristi.email@example.com. Deadline to submit door prizes is also Friday, Jan. 12.
Rooms are available at the Embassy Suites in Noblesville. However, the deadline for the special rate is due today, Jan. 8. Anyone still interested in securing a room for the banquet should call ASAP to check availability at the Embassy Suites at (317) 674-1900. Be sure to mention the special code “ISB” to get the special rate.