Advanced Wagering Available For Entire Indiana Derby Day Card
Advanced wagering for the 18th installment of the grade II $500,000-added Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will be available for the entire Indiana Derby Day program beginning Friday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. In its’ customary first Saturday in October slot, the Oct. 6th event has become a program that is not only well attended by racing fans in Indiana but a stop for some of the best horses in the country.
The list of special wagers available to patrons includes an Indiana Oaks-Derby Double (Races 11 & 12), and the Mari Hulman George, Indiana Oaks and Indiana Derby Pick 3 (Races 10-12). The afternoon will also feature an All-Stakes Pick 4, which includes the $100,000-added Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Mile (Race 9), the $100,000-added Mari Hulman George (Race 10), the $200,000 added Indiana Oaks (Race 11) and the $500,000 added Indiana Derby (Race 12). Hoosier Park will continue to offer 50 cent trifecta and 10 cent superfecta wagering along with 50 cent pick 3 and pick 4 wagers.
In addition to the open events, several Indiana Stakes will compliment the stellar 12 race card that begins at 12:30 p.m. The $84,000 Hillsdale Stakes, the $84,000 City of Anderson, the $84,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes, the $84,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes “Filly Division”, the $84,000 Gus Grissom Stakes, and the $84,000 Richmond Stakes are all included in the day.
The afternoon card of racing will also mark one of the richest days for Thoroughbred racing in the state of Indiana. With over $1.4 million in purse money offered over 10 stakes races, the Indiana Derby is slated as the twelfth race and set to go to post at approximately 6:15 p.m.
About Centaur Gaming and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino: Indianapolis-based, Centaur Gaming, owns and operates Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino was recently ranked as the Indianapolis Area’s Most Popular Attraction for the second year in a row by the Indianapolis Business Journal and holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming and dining. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live and simulcast Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each year. Simulcast wagering is also offered year-round at the Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Indianapolis and two off-track betting properties located in Fort Wayne and Merrillville, Indiana.