2022 Dates Approved For Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
The 127-day Indiana Grand & Casino racing season will begin April 19 and end November 23, 2022.

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2022 Dates Approved For Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, IN—OCTOBER 19, 2021—The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met Tuesday, Oct. 19 and approved a request for dates for the 2022 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

The 127-day racing season will begin April 19 and end November 23, 2022. The schedule marks the most racing dates in one season for Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

“We are constantly looking at the landscape of racing to determine what works best for our horsemen and our racing product,” said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. “We feel we have become a national presence during the early part of the week, so we want to keep that intact, but we also want to provide weekend opportunities for our on-track racing guests. We think our 2022 racing dates will accommodate both our simulcasting patrons and horsemen as well as our on-track racing fans with a few more weekend racing opportunities next season.”

The bulk of the racing season will be contested Monday through Thursday. First post Monday through Wednesday will be 2:30 p.m. (ET) while racing on Thursdays will begin at 3:30 p.m. (ET).

Of the 127 days, seven will be Saturday cards dedicated to Quarter Horse racing with a start time of 10 a.m. Included in the Quarter Horse days will be the AQHA Bank of America Challenge Championships set for Saturday, Oct. 22 with a first post of 6 p.m. (EST).

Indiana Grand will offer five Saturdays of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Live racing will be conducted Saturday, May 7 during Kentucky Derby Day with a post time yet to be determined. Three summer dates are included with racing set on Saturday, June 11, July 9 and August 6. Post times for each of these cards will be 5 p.m. The final weekend racing program is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 featuring Indiana Champions Day with nine stakes included on the card for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. The event will begin at 12 p.m.

Finally, special holiday racing programs will be held Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4 beginning at 12 p.m. Also, Thursday racing in November will move to 2:30 p.m. due to shorter daytime hours in Indiana.

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The 19th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is now in progress and continues through Thursday, Nov. 11. 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

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About Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), holds multiple awards for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and diversity. Located in Shelbyville, Ind., Indiana Grand features more than 2,100 of the latest slots and table games in addition to a one-mile dirt racecourse and a seven-eighths mile turf course providing live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each year. Simulcast and sports wagering is also offered year-round at Winner's Circle Race Sports Pub located on the casino floor as well as a Winner's Circle Race Sports Pub located in Clarksville, Ind. For more information, please visit

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