Horseshoe Indianapolis Opens 2023 Season Tuesday

Horseshoe Indianapolis is set to open for its 21st season of live racing on Tuesday, Apr. 18 with a 10-race card consisting of nine Thoroughbred races and one for Quarter Horses. Racing will be conducted for 123 days through Nov. 17 on a Monday-through-Thursday schedule with a handful of Saturday night cards for Thoroughbreds only added beginning Jun. 3 and concluding Sept. 2.

“We have a lot to look forward to in 2023,” Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing, said. “Our barn area is nearly full already. We have had horses ship in from all over the United States. Entries have been strong for our first two days. We are glad to welcome a few new stables this year and will work to keep the momentum going from last season where we had a record-setting year in handle.

“Every year, we have some really nice horses that train and race here. Last year, Angel of Empire (Classic Empire) started off his career here and had two wins for trainer Brad Cox. He is now headed to this year’s Kentucky Derby. This is just an example of some of the top horses we see throughout the season.”

The track’s signature event, the 29th running of the $300,000 GIII Indiana Derby slated for Saturday, Jul. 8.
Post time Monday through Wednesday will be 2:30 p.m. CDT, with Thursday post time set for 2:10 p.m. Saturday night cards will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on live racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis, visit the Horseshoe Indianapolis website.

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