Indiana Grand Moves Post Times Up Due To Extreme Heat

Due to forecasted extreme heat on Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26, Indiana Grand has changed post times for each of those days. Racing will now begin at 10 a.m. to accommodate the participants scheduled to race.

“The forecasted temperatures are the most extreme we have seen in Shelbyville in decades,” said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. “Keeping in mind that the health of our staff and equine athletes always comes first, we have decided to move our post times so we can avoid the highest temperatures. This decision isn’t made with business interests in mind but for the safety of all participants while giving our loyal horsemen the opportunity to race.”

The program Wednesday, Aug. 25 includes 11 races. The final race will have an estimated post time of approximately 2:50 p.m. The program Thursday, Aug. 26 includes nine races with the final race of the day slated for 1:50 p.m.

Training hours for both days has also been moved to accommodate the early post. Training will now be held from 6 – 9 a.m.

The 19th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is now in progress and continues through Monday, Nov. 8. Live racing is conducted at 2:25 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, with first post on Thursday set at 3:25 p.m. A special Indiana Champions Day highlighting the state’s top Thoroughbred and Quarter Horses will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at noon. More information about the 2021 racing season is available at www.caesars.com/indiana-grand.

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