Month: March 2017

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is less than one month away and horsemen have returned to prepare for opening day Tuesday, April 18. The racetrack opened for training Monday, March 20 and includes a new safety rail, installed during the off-season to boost safety measures at the track.

Workers from Horsemen’s Track and Equipment install the new safety railing in place for the upcoming 2017 racing season at Indiana Grand.

The new rail, known as Rider Protection Systems, was installed by Horsemen’s Track and Equipment at a cost of $300,000 covered by Indiana Grand. It includes new posts, new base rail and an expanded top surface that stretches 18 inches in width across the top of the base rail, providing a flat surface that is deemed safer for all equine and human athletes at the track. The rail is designed to create fewer shadows on the track and is weather resistant to UV rays as well as inclement conditions, allowing for easy drainage of rain or snow. Installation took place within a two-week period in early March to be ready for the 2017 racing season.

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Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is providing three seasonal job fair sessions to explore employment opportunities for the upcoming 2017 racing season, which begins Tuesday, April 18. The seasonal Job Fair is set for Thursday, March 9, Sunday, March 12 and Monday, March 13, encompassing several dates and time frames to make it convenient for all potential applicants.

Three sessions for the annual Seasonal Job Fair will be held Thursday, March 9, Sunday, March 12 and Monday, March 13 to fill seasonal positions during live racing at Indiana Grand. The season begins Tuesday, April 18.

The seasonal Job Fair will provide prospective applicants the opportunity to get involved in a fun, fast-paced atmosphere that has become one of the top entertainment destinations in Central Indiana. Numerous positions are available for the upcoming 15th racing season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse action, including mutuel tellers, trackside maintenance, trackside security and equine facility EVS.

“We will offer on site interviews for the open positions during these three seasonal job fair sessions,” said Jennifer Hudon-Terrell, human resources development manager. “Indiana Grand is a wonderful company to be part of and offers many perks, so we hope those who are interested in joining our team will take advantage of these seasonal Job Fair sessions.”

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