The following is a statement released Tuesday, April 28 regarding the current status for racing in the state of Indiana from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC):
Recently, our office has been contacted regarding rumors related to the opening of the racetracks and barn areas. At this time, Indiana’s stay at home order remains unchanged and a date for additional horsemen to move in has not been determined.
While Indiana’s Governor may announce modifications to Indiana’s current stay at home order on Friday, May 1, we are unsure how (or if) those modifications will impact horse racing. Industry stakeholders (racetracks, horsemen groups and the IHRC) continue to work on recommended procedures that will be implemented when racetrack management has been given permission to open.
In the meantime, any statement that includes a set move-in date or set start date for racing that does not originate from an IHRC site should be disregarded as rumor as no such date has been identified. When we have additional information available, it will be posted on our website at www.in.gov/hrc and our social media sites.