Excitement Builds as Nominations Come to Close
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; September 24, 2013 – The inaugural addition of the Indiana Derby at Indiana Downs is gaining momentum as nominations come to a close. With ten nominations consisting of multiple graded stakes winning horses and connections like Bob Baffert, anticipation is building for the post draw on October 1.
General Manager and Vice President of Racing Jon Schuster will kick off the luncheon at 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Various media outlets, horsemen, and friends of the Derby will be present as the ceremonial post draw unveils the field and starting positions for the 19th running of the Indiana Derby.
Director of Racing Kevin Greely will conduct the draw before announcing the official field in front of the public, and Joe Kristufek from Horse Player Now will be on-site to explain the odds assessment of each horse in the field. At the conclusion of the ceremony guests are encouraged to enjoy an afternoon of live racing as Tuesday’s card commences at 1:55 P.M.
“We are excited about the quality of the field for this year’s Derby,” said Kevin Greely director of racing at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. “We had a very strong response to usher in the first running at [Indiana Downs]. The excitement is really building this week as we inch closer to announcing the field. We look forward to sharing it with the public next Tuesday.”
The horses nominated are as follows:
Edge of Reality
For Greater Glory
Ruler of Love
Tiz the Truth
Mr Hall’s Opus
Run Forestry Run
Wild About Irene