Indiana Downs Cards 12 Stakes for Inaugural Meet

Indiana Downs, which opens April 11 for its inaugural Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, has scheduled 12 stakes for the session that runs through May 26.

The meet will feature seven Thoroughbred stakes -- five for Indiana-breds -- and five Quarter Horse stakes.

On April 12, which will be considered the grand opening day, the $40,000 Oliver Stakes for 3-year-olds fillies at six furlongs will be the feature. Also on the card are the $20,000 Indiana Downs Quarter Horse Classic (first leg of the John Deere Mid-America Championship) for 3-year-olds and up, and the $15,000 Blue River Derby Quarter Horse Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Indiana Downs will race Wednesdays through Saturdays in April, and Tuesdays through Saturdays in May. First post is 6:30 p.m. except for April 12 (2 p.m.) and May 26 (1 p.m.).