Throughout the rest of the Thoroughbred meet Family Fun Saturdays are being offered at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. Each Saturday post time is 12:30 and the activities began as soon as the races. These activities include a bounce house, cornhole, face painting and much more! We continue to have out track pack giveaways after races 3,5,7,9 which are $25 Hoosier Park gift cards. There is also a dice game that we host on Saturdays and a Tee Shirt Toss for racing fans. All games can be signed up for by swiping your Club Centaur Rewards card. Make sure to listen closely to the race commentators to catch who these lucky winners are, it could be you! Come on out and be a part of the great live racing and Family Fun Days here at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino!
Sunday, May 15 the Indianapolis 500 Festival was held downtown in Monument Circle. I, along with fellow Hoosier Park members Rachel McLaughlin and Hoosier Buddy were fortunate enough to be apart of the festivities! The entertainment began at 12 and lasted until 4 PM and although the rain kept some indoors many came to participate in some community fun. Several characters were there along with Hoosier Buddy who enjoyed dancing around and posing for photos with friends. There were bounce houses, games, rock climbing, face painting, and music provided by Radio Disney. Hoosier Buddy had a great experience meeting all his new friends and acquiring new race fans for Hoosier Park Racing and Casino!
Every weekend a special someone visits Hoosier Park and his name is Hoosier Buddy. He can usually be found dancing with patrons, snapping photos, or zooming around on his scooter. This week he helped out the track employees. One of his horse friends left a little something in the winner’s circle, but luckily Hoosier Buddy came to the rescue. Check out this crazy horse here and get a kick out of his effort to spruce up Hoosier Park.
This morning Hoosier Park horsemen lended a helping hand to the Anderson community by volunteering their time for Habitat for Humanity. It was a combined effort by the Indiana Standardbred Assosciation (ISA) and Hoosier Park’s Fab Five Celebrity Drivers. In attendance was : Dave Magee, Peter Wrenn, Jamie Rucker, Kerry Peterson, Ricky Macomber, Sam Widger, Jason Dillander, Brandon Bates, and Juile Rideout. The crew assisted with hanging dry wall in one hourse and hangin siding on the other. The houses are set to be complete this fall. They sit side by side on Lincoln Street. Special thanks to all our drivers and horsemen for volunteering their time to the community!
The 2011 Kentucky Derby will be simulcasted tomorrow right here at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino! If you’re wondering who some of our picks are…..let me tell you what I know.
Brian Elmore (General Manager of Racing) picked No. 15 Midnight Interlude. He picked this horse because of its trainer, Baffert Bob who has been the winning trainer of the last 2 Indiana Derbys.
Kevin Mack picked No. 8 Dialed in. He chose this horse becuase it finishes well and is always coming at the end.
Steve Cross picked No. 19 Nehro. He picked this horse because he hasn’t seen a horse win from this post in over 30 years.
Stoagie Stan picked No. 8 Dialed In. He chose this horse because its very consistent and it likes to win.
Cliff’s pick is No. 17 Soldat because he had a rough trip in the Florida Derby and looked prior to be the best 3 year old.
Rachel McLaughlin picked No. 1 Archarcharch. She picked this horse because its driver, Jon Court was her very first interview and he’s a great guy.
Hoosier Buddy picked horse No. 13 MuchoMachoMan, because he’s a MuchoMacho Horse.
Tammy Knox picked No. 1 Archarcharch. She chose this horse because there is nothing would make her happier than to see Jon Court win the Derby.
Marcus Miller picked horse No. 7 Pants on Fire because he thinks it has a very funny name.
and Ricky Macomber chose No. 8 Dialed In because he likes the name of the horse.
So if you’re looking for some help when it comes to your Kentucky Derby pick, hopefully some of these tips will help you out!
Hoosier Park’s first concert of the season started off with a bang! Both shows were filled with enthusiastic fans who were hyped to get a chance to see the two country stars. The night began with the 2011 promotional drivers meeting with 30 lucky fans to sign autographs on t-shirts and media guides. Afterwards the drivers were able to meet with Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan to take some photographs and welcome them to Hoosier Park. Before the concert began, Hoosier Parks new TV host Rachel McLaughlin was on stage with Dash, the local radio host of WMBH in New Castle, to announce all the promotional drivers and perform a T-shirt toss for the fans. The night ended with Lorrie and Pam and a flawless performance with several of their classic hits! What a great night for both artists and Hoosier Park!