14-race card set for Hoosier’s June 16 opening
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Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s 27th season of live harness racing is set to get off to a strong start on Tuesday, June 16 as the season opener attracted a solid number of horses to the entry box. With over 180 horses entered, a total of 14-races have been carded for the season opener as the evening will be highlighted by full fields and quality racing. First post is 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s card will offer remarkable value to the horseplayers as nine of the 14 races feature 10 or more betting interests. The fully-stocked card includes two divisions of The Jera Larkins Memorial Trot, an overnight series for Indiana-sired trotting fillies and mares.
After a delay in the start of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harrah’s Hoosier Park began hosting qualifiers on May 19 on a four-day a week basis to allow horsemen ample opportunity to prepare their horses for the 2020 season.
“With multiple opportunities to qualify, trainers have been able to put the finishing touches on their trainees,” said Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s Vice President and General Manager, Rick Moore. “I believe the betting public will find the Harrah's Hoosier Park horses tucked-up and race ready when the curtain is raised on Tuesday night.”
The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing days and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21and held in a spectator free manner until further notice.
To accommodate patrons watching and wagering from home, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will offer a free, live racing program online every night for the first three weeks of live racing and every Friday throughout the racing season. In addition, Hoosier Park will feature a free Trackmaster tipsheet available for download and several other free handicapping tools available on the Hoosier Park website.
In addition to an extensive stakes schedule, the 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will be highlighted by the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing’s championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. (Hoosier Park)