Indiana Derby Slated for July 13


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The $500,000 GIII Indiana Derby scheduled for July 13 once again headlines Indiana Grand’s upcoming racing calendar. The Shelbyville, Indiana oval will hold 120 days of live racing from Tuesday, Apr. 16 through Wednesday, Nov. 6. A total of 35 stakes worth more than $4.3 million are scheduled, with the majority of them being held on Wednesdays. The Saturday, July 13 Indiana Derby program will feature five other stakes, including the GIII Indiana Oaks. Purses for the evening card will be in excess of $1.1 million. “We are anticipating another great season of racing at Indiana Grand,” said Kevin Greely, director of racing. “Our track maintenance crew has been working all winter long on a $700,000-plus track renovation project for our one-mile dirt course. Having this type of investment in our racing program by our new owners, Caesars, is a great way to kick off our 17th year of racing at Indiana Grand.” Racing at Indiana Grand will be conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday with a 2:15 p.m. post time and on Saturdays with a 6:15 p.m. first post. For the complete 2019 stakes schedule, visit

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