ANDERSON, Ind. – On Saturday, July 31, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will host the second annual Empire of Hope day. Empire of Hope is a day devoted to elevating funds for the after care of retired harness racing horses, with all proceeds immediately benefitting the Standardbred Transition Alliance to help efforts to relocate, rehabilitate and repurpose retired standardbred racehorses.
“Standardbreds “lay it on the road” each time they race,” mentioned Vice President and Normal Supervisor of Racing, Rick Moore. “Whether or not a veteran racehorse or a excessive caliber stakes horse, these horses give their all every time they line up behind the beginning gate. Now it’s time for us to “lay it on the road” for them; to boost funds to make sure they’ve loving houses and even second careers to go to after their racing days are over.”
“I encourage everybody to affix us on Empire of Hope Evening to have a good time these nice animals and contribute monetarily in direction of the after-care that they’ve most deservedly earned.”
This yr’s occasion at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will happen on Saturday, July 31 and is without doubt one of the highlights on the racing calendar. Via quite a lot of promotions, donations, and actions, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will work to boost consciousness and funding to help within the mission. Racing followers attending the occasion can have the chance to make a contribution and study extra about aftercare efforts.
Starting at 10am on Friday, July 30, visitors can donate $5 on the Caesars Reward Middle within the on line casino, and in flip obtain $5 free slot play or race wagering by way of Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s Give $5, Get $5 promotion. The Give $5, Get $5 promotion will proceed Saturday at each Caesars Rewards facilities on property from 10am-10pm.
On Saturday, July 31, visitors who donate $5 to the Standardbred Transition Alliance will obtain a thriller voucher. The thriller vouchers will differ in value, with the highest prize being $100. The thriller vouchers will likely be out there to the primary 100 Caesars Rewards Members who donate starting at 5:30pm at Trackside Caesars Rewards.
On Friday and Saturday, visitors may additionally buy an official Empire of Hope T-shirt for a minimal donation of $10 on the Harrah’s Hoosier Park Program Stand. T-shirts will likely be offered whereas provides final. Racing followers are inspired to put on their Empire of Hope T-shirts to the occasion.
Additionally, situated all through the property are official Empire of Hope donations bins. Visitors are inspired to donate money, cash or Tito Tickets into the donation bins.
Drivers, trainers, and house owners racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park are additionally giving again by committing a proportion of their nightly racing earnings to assist the Empire of Hope trigger. As well as, the Monitor Kitchen will likely be internet hosting a charity cookout on Saturday, July 31 from 11am-4pm on the Horseshoe Café on the bottom. For a donation of $10, Harrah’s Hoosier Park horsemen can take pleasure in a BBQ lunch and drink with all proceeds benefitting Empire of Hope.
Saturday, July 31 may even mark the second Household Enjoyable Saturday of the season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Hedgehog Hannah can have an unique animal present within the entrance paddock from 6-9pm together with face painters and short-term tattoo artists for youngsters. The night may even characteristic a stay DJ on the observe apron together with meals vehicles and a beer backyard.
All proceeds from the night’s charitable actions will likely be earmarked for the Standardbred Transition Alliance who will present grants in funding of 501(c)(3) teams serving Standardbreds and guarantee they make the most of finest practices for equine care and monetary administration by way of an accreditation course of.
Stay racing motion will get underway at 6:30 pm. For extra info on Empire of Hope or upcoming leisure at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, click here.
by Jacob Rheinheimer, for Harrah’s Hoosier Park