Indiana Grand Race Course will host a 94-day meeting in 2020, beginning Monday, June 15 through Wednesday, Nov. 18, on a Monday-Thursday schedule, after the Indiana Horse Racing Commission formally approved the schedule Thursday. There will also be four special Saturday programs for Quarter Horses only over the course of the meet.
Also approved was a Pick 5 wager on the final five Thoroughbred races each day which will offer takeout of 11.99%, believed to be the lowest takeout on any wager in the country. The Pick 5 will be a straight carryover wager without a unique ticket provision.
“We've said for the last month that the 2020 calendar might need to be fluid and after consultation with our horsemen we're happy to be approved for this 94-day meet.” said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. “When you consider that our business will have been shut down for nearly three months, it's very rewarding to offer overnight purses that are consistent or higher than 2019 and a quality stakes calendar for both breeds.”