Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (Shelbyville, IN)
(Racing Dates: 06/15/2020 - 11/18/2020)
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (formerly Indiana Live!) is a racino (horse racing track and casino) in Shelbyville, Indiana. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It is the closest casino to Indianapolis. It offers gaming, restaurants, a gift shop and entertainment. The 233,000-square-foot (21,600 m2) facility has over 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, and a poker room. It was built at a cost of more than $250 million.
The facility's racetrack is named IndianaGrand Race Course. Dining options include Clubhouse Dining, El Grande Taco Lounge, Bear's BBQ, OTB Bar, and The Backstretch Cafe. The casino also offers dining at a brewpub with off-track betting,and as of September 1,2019, the brewpub was approved to offer Sports betting. a buffet, a cafe, and a steakhouse.
IndianaGrand has hosted musicians such as The Buckinghams, Grand Funk Railroad, Duke Tumatoe of REO Speedwagon, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Box Tops, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Kentucky Headhunters, Fuel, Marc Cohn, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Ginuwine, Ludacris, and comedian Mike Epps.
The racetrack was previously known as Indiana Downs. The casino opened on March 13, 2009 as Indiana Live! Casino. It was renamed Indiana Grand Casino in June 2012, and rebranded as IndianaGrand Racing & Casino in February 2013. Centaur Gaming purchased the casino in February 2013. Caesars Entertainment acquired it in 2018.
IndianaGrand offers live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing from April through October. The track is affiliated with three OTB parlors around Indiana, in Clarksville, Indianapolis, and New Haven.
Indiana Grand is the home of the Indiana Derby.
Thoroughbred stakes races at IndianaGrand Racing & Casino include:
- Sagamore Sired Stakes
- ITOBA Stallion Season Fillies Stakes
- Hoosier Breeders Sophomore
- Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Fillies
- Indiana Derby
- Indiana Oaks
- Mari Hulman George
- Michael G Schaefer Memorial Mile
- Indiana General Assembly Distaff
- Warrior Veterans
- Indiana First Lady
- William Henry Harrison
- Shelby County Stakes
- A.J. Foyt
- Florence Henderson
- Crown Ambassador
- Indiana Stallion Fillies
- Indiana Futurity
- Miss Indiana
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