Indiana Grand moves post times because of expected heat wave

Indiana Grand moves post times because of expected heat wave
Photo: Ron Flatter

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

First post has been at 2:30 p.m. during the current meet.

“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 Wednesday program includes 11 races. The final race will have an estimated post time of about 2:50 p.m. The program Thursday, Aug. 24 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 to 9 a.m.

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