New LED Video Screen Lights Up Indiana Grand Live Racing
The 12th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will be a little more vivid this year with the addition of a new, LED video display. Indiana Grand’s race course utilized the winter months to implement several new upgrades and additions, including the installation of a new state-of-the-art 10mm LED video display board, that has become the centerpiece on the tote board in the infield of the race course. The video display will enhance all television production from the facility and offer a larger than life look at live racing, including Kentucky Derby Day Saturday, May 3.
The new video display board, which measures 20 feet tall by 32 feet wide, offers racing fans a larger than life view of each race. The new addition to the infield was manufactured by Lighthouse and installed by TS Sports of Dallas, who also installed the Tote Board LED scoreboard components of the structure. To prepare for the installation, Hagerman Construction set the foundation and the steel framework before the final phase of the construction, which was completed over a three-week period in March. Updated landscaping now encompasses the structure bringing the eye-appealing board into focus for all guests of Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
“The addition of the Indiana Grand video screen has been a key component of some of the upgrades going on at the facility this year,” said Brian Elmore, vice president of racing for Centau Gaming., the parent company of Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. “By offering this new feature, fans can now see the action on the track more clearly – expanding opportunities and options for seating both indoors and outside on our apron. The display is state-of-the-art and can be utilized for both live racing as well as simulcast events from other tracks such as the Kentucky Derby.”
The video board at Indiana Grand is already in use for daily simulcasting. The board will become vital to the live racing program once racing resumes Tuesday, May 6. The board will feature all aspects of the racing program, from post parades and the actual race to special promotions and fan-interaction events, including social media contests. In addition, Clubhouse Dining has been updated with all new flat screen television sets for additional viewing from all vantage points inside the building.
Live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing returns to Indiana Grand Tuesday, May 6 and will offer four programs per week. Racing will be conducted at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday along with a 5:05 p.m. post Friday and Saturday. Thursday racing will be added to the schedule July 17 with a 2:05 p.m. post.