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From the Horseshoe Indianapolis Media Team / Tammy Knox:

Horseshoe Indianapolis adjusts post times, racing days due to excessive heat predictions

 Due to excessive heat predictions and warnings for Central Indiana this week, Horseshoe Indianapolis is adjusting post times for Wednesday, Aug. 23 and moving Thursday, Aug. 24 to Monday, Aug. 28.

Post time for Wednesday, Aug. 23 will move up to 10 a.m. to avoid the hottest times of the day. The final race of the day will have an estimated post time of 2:30 p.m. Scratch time for Wednesday’s racing program will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22.

The racing program for Thursday, Aug. 24 will be moved to Monday, Aug. 28. First post for the Monday program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

“Safety for our equine athletes and all the individuals who work outdoors during our racing program always comes first at Horseshoe Indianapolis,” said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. “After reviewing weather predictions for this week that includes excessive heat warnings, we want to be proactive and get the necessary changes in place. We wanted to avoid any cancellations of racing days as our horsemen work hard to get their horses ready to race and a cancellation directly impacts their business operations. We feel by moving post times and racing dates, it should be a better environment for everyone involved.”

Live racing will still be held Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. as planned.

The 21st season of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing extends through Friday, Nov. 17. Live racing is held Tuesday through Thursday with Saturday racing added in during the summer months. First post Tuesday and Wednesday is 2:30 p.m. Thursday and select Friday racing begins at 2:10 p.m. The Summer Saturday Racing Series includes two more all-Quarter Horse dates Sept. 2, and Oct. 7 beginning at 10:45 a.m. For more information on live racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis, visit www.caesars.com/horseshoe-indianapolis.

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