Harrah’s Hoosier Park is gearing up for the 27th season of Standardbred racing. The season is set to begin Friday, March 26 and for the first time in the track’s history, Standardbred racing will extend into December, concluding Saturday, Dec. 4. The track has not raced past Thanksgiving since the first decade when Thoroughbred racing was completed in early December.
The 160-day racing season will follow an abbreviated schedule starting off. Racing will be held Wednesday through Saturday in April until May 23 when Sunday night racing will be added to the card. Sunday racing continues through September before dropping back down to a Wednesday through Saturday schedule and eventually a Thursday through Saturday schedule in November. Racing will also be held the night before Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving night. All racing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be advertised if the time changes throughout the year due to special events.
Stall applications are now available for the 2021 racing season. They may be obtained on the Hoosier Park website under the “Horsemen” tab in the Additional Info box to the right. Other information is also available, including the 2021 Racing Schedule, 2021 Stakes Schedule, 2021 General Conditions and Track Rules and 2021 Salix Schedule.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park will kick off the year with a new theme, “World Class Racing, Indiana Roots.” The track will once again offer a full array of special events, on-track promotions and contests, and joint fundraising events. More details will become available as the season gets closer.