No evictions from Hoosier Park backstretch
March 21, 2020
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After meetings throughout the late evening on Friday, Hoosier Park's backstretch will remain open to horses and horsemen. Earlier on Friday Hoosier Park and its sister track, Indiana Grand, announced their backstretches would be closed in 14 days and horsemen and horses must leave the premises.
"It's really about doing the right thing right now, and we had very good talks last night that got this reversed," said Joe Putnam, president of the Indiana Standardbred Association president, about the backstretch at Hoosier Park.
Putnam said there are 163 horses on the grounds and 10 people in backstretch living quarters.
"They won't be allowing anyone else to ship in right now, but the people and horses who are there right now don't have to leave," added Putnam. (Harnessracing.com)