Racing Cancelled at Indiana

Friday and Saturday cards cancelled at Indiana Downs.
June 15, 2012

Indiana Downs

Live racing and training at Indiana Downs has been cancelled for Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16.

The cancellation is a directive from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The cancellation is being done "in the exercise of an abundance of caution to protect the safety of horse and rider," while the Commission investigates a formal complaint from the Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (IHBPA) alleging "dangerous" track conditions and seeking relief.

The IHBPA represents the Thoroughbred breed exclusively -- not Quarter Horses. Indiana Downs vehemently disagrees with the allegation and believes the track is not only safe, but is exceptional. In fact, in 2012 Indiana Downs is on pace, after 42 of 60 scheduled days, to have one of the very safest race meets in North America.

Quarter Horse trials for the Indiana Live QHRAI Derby and The Heartland Futurity were to be contested on Friday and Saturday's race card.

As always, Indiana Downs will cooperate fully and will support the IHRC investigation in any way possible. It is important to note that the IHRC has total discretion on this matter, but Indiana Downs fully anticipates a completely clean bill of health and we expect training and racing to resume on Monday, June 18.

Indiana Downs apologizes for any and all inconvenience caused by this situation.