The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a request for dates for the 2022 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino during a Tuesday meeting. The 127-day racing season will begin Apr. 19 and end Nov. 23, 2022. The schedule marks the most racing dates in one season for Indiana Grand.
The bulk of the racing season will be contested Monday through Thursday. First post Monday through Wednesday will be 2:30 p.m. while racing on Thursdays will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Of the 127 days, seven will be Saturday cards dedicated to Quarter Horse racing with a start time of 10 a.m. Included in the Quarter Horse days will be the AQHA Bank of America Challenge Championships set for Saturday, Oct. 22 with a first post of 6 p.m. EST.
Indiana Grand will offer five Saturdays of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Live racing will be conducted Saturday, May 7 during Kentucky Derby Day with a post time yet to be determined. Three summer dates are included with racing set for Saturday, June 11, July 9 and Aug. 6. Post times for each of these cards will be 5 p.m. The final weekend racing program is set for Saturday, Oct. 29, featuring Indiana Champions Day with nine stakes included on the card for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. The event will begin at 12 p.m.
Finally, special holiday racing programs will be held Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4 beginning at 12 p.m. Also, Thursday racing in November will move to 2:30 p.m. due to shorter daytime hours in Indiana.