The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved the 2018 racing dates during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will be held beginning Tuesday, April 17 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.
The 120-day season will provide live racing Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with first post set at 2:05 p.m. each day except Saturday when racing begins at 6:05 p.m. Two additional racing dates have been set for Thursday, July 19 and Thursday, Sept. 6 with a post time of 2:05 p.m.
Six dates during 2018 will be dedicated to all-Quarter Horse racing dates. Those dates will be determined in early 2018.
The Grade 3, $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby, Indiana Grand’s premier event, will highlight a full stakes schedule in 2018. A list of stakes and dates will be announced in early 2018.
(from Indiana Grand news release)