The following is a memo from Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, regarding guidelines for all Indiana Horse Racing Commission licensed owners attending the races beginning Tuesday, June 16:
By now I am sure you have heard the good news from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission that up to two owners per horse will be allowed access into the Harrah’s Hoosier Park barn area and licensed owners with horses into race that day will have limited access to the frontside apron. In all cases owners will be subject to the existing safety protocols already in place that include the taking of one’s temperature, the wearing of the daily color-coded wristband, and the wearing of a face mask.
Please note that owners will not have Paddock access at this time.
Here is some additional information that I wanted to share with you that you will need to know:
- When coming to the frontside we ask that you park in the south parking lot adjacent to the old frontside paddock.
- When arriving on the frontside apron you will need to check in with the Security guard on duty who will check your IHRC license and, if you have not been to the backside, will take your temperature and issue you a wristband and a mask if you do not have one.
- You will see that there is a stanchioned off picnic table area for you to relax and watch your horse race. You will also have access to the lower level Clubhouse restrooms for your convenience as well as several tables in case we have inclement weather. This area will also be stanchioned off. We ask that you restrict your movements to within the stanchioned areas.
- For safety reasons winning horse pictures will not take place in the Winner’s Circle. Winning pictures will be taken on the outer part of the racetrack with winning horse and up to two owners. Harrah’s Hoosier Park personnel will be available to escort you to the winning photo area.
- To comply with social distancing protocols there will be no shuttle from the barn area to the frontside drop-off point at this time.
I want to wish everyone the very best of luck as we kick-off the 2020 Racing Season!