Hoosier Park Will Broadcast its Signal in High Definition
A new era of viewing harness racing in the state of Indiana begins April 1 when Hoosier Park Racing & Casino opens the doors for the 2016 live racing season. New for the 2016 season, Hoosier Park will broadcast its signal in high definition, joining a select number of racetracks across the country that provide state-of-the-art high definition television capabilities.
“Hoosier Park is extremely proud to be offering a high definition broadcast signal for the 2016 season,” said Rick Moore, Hoosier Park’s vice president and general manager of racing. “This marks the next evolution in providing a truly outstanding viewing product both to the on-track patron as well as those watching us from off-track sites. This investment reinforces the ongoing commitment by Centaur Gaming to harness racing in Indiana.”
Hoosier Park will become one of only three harness tracks to broadcast in high-definition in the United States joining The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey and Monticello Raceway in New York. Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada is the only other harness racing track to offer a high definition broadcast.
All simulcast outlets nationally and internationally which are equipped to receive high definition will be able to access the signal in HD and all of the televisions on-track at Hoosier Park will show the advanced upgrade.
The backstretch will be filled to capacity for the opening of this year’s season. Hoosier Park’s Director of Racing and Racing Secretary, Scott Peine has noted a stronger response from horsemen for this year’s meet.
“Last year the Indiana harness racing industry captured national attention and that success has been felt throughout the entire program,” Peine noted. “The response we’ve had from horsemen all across the country has been excellent and it’s a reflection of the quality of racing we’ve had over the last few years. I think everyone is looking forward to the 2016 season that will showcase competition among some of the nation’s top horses, owners, trainers and drivers.”
Now in its 23rd season of live racing, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. The 160-day season will be conducted through November 12, 2016,with a new daily post time of 5:45 p.m. Eastern time.