Centaur Stakes renamed Caesars Stakes
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is announcing a name change to the richest day of turf race in Indiana. The $200,000-guaranteed race, formerly known as the Centaur Stakes, will now run under the name Caesars Stakes. The race with a Listed status draws Graded Stakes caliber three-year-olds each season. For the first time in the 13-year history of the race, it will be contested at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles in 2018. The turf race is slated for Wednesday, Sept. 5 with a first race post time of 2:05 p.m.
The Caesars Stakes began the inaugural season of racing in 2003 as the $40,000 Oliver Stakes. In 2013, the race was renamed to Centaur Stakes.
The Caesar’s Stakes will be joined on the Wednesday, Sept. 5 racing program by the 10th running of the $200,000-guaranteed Indiana Grand Stakes for three-year-old fillies. Both races will be complemented with handicapping support from Peter Lurie, nationally known racing analyst and handicapper.
Nominations for both the Caesars Stakes and the Indiana Grand Stakes will close Wednesday Aug. 22. A full list of those included on this year’s nomination list along with past performances may be found at www.indianagrand.com under the racing tab at the top of the homepage.