Indiana Grand Racing & Casino received approval for 2021 racing dates Thursday at the monthly Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) meeting. The schedule will offer 120 days of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing beginning Tuesday, Apr. 13 and running through Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.
Racing will start off with a hybrid schedule of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday racing in April moving to the full schedule of Monday through Thursday in May. First post will be 2:25 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Thursdays first post will be 3:25 p.m.
A total of eight Saturdays will also be included on the schedule with Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing held Saturday, May 1, which is GI Kentucky Derby day, and Saturday, Oct. 30, which will be Indiana Champions Day. Post time will be noon on those days.
Six All-Quarter Horse days have been allotted throughout the meet. Dates set exclusively for the sprinters include June 5, July 3, July 24, Aug. 14, Sept. 4 and Oct. 9. Post times for the all-Quarter Horse dates is set for 10 a.m.