Hoosier announces 20 percent purse increase
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Earlier in the year, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a new racing format described as one breed, one track. Hoosier Park was named Indiana's sole harness racing track while Indiana Grand Casino and Downs plays host to all the Thoroughbred action.
Originally designed as an all Standardbred track, this change to all Standardbred racing has allowed Hoosier Park to devote all of its energies in making the Anderson, Ind. track a world-class Standardbred racing operation.
"The horsemen have done an outstanding job of providing us with a great racing product,” Moore continued. "The continuing improvement of the quality of horses racing at Hoosier Park combined with full, competitive fields has offered remarkable value to horseplayers and the bettors have shown up in full force with the domino result of handle increases and purse increases. All of these factors make it possible for us to proudly announce this purse increase.”
The racing action continues to heat up on the track as the 2013 crop of state-breds recently opened their Indiana Gold Sire Stakes series in impressive fashion. Hoosier Park will play host to the second of three million dollar nights this season on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with the $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes finals for 2 and 3 year-olds. (Hoosier Pak)