Anderson, IN — After a successful opening night of the 2021 live harness racing season on Friday (March 26), Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $45,000 guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Saturday (March 27).
The Hoosier High-5 went unsolved on Friday as longshots prevailed and put an interesting spin on the opening night action. A $15,707.75 carryover will kick-start the $45,000 guaranteed pool set for Saturday.
In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for Saturday’s 14-race card.
The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and features a reduced takeout of 12 percent. The Hoosier High-5 was responsible for one of the biggest payouts to date last season with a $15,157.36 winning ticket paid out.
Free past performances for Saturday’s live racing card, including the Hoosier High-5 sequence, will be available on Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on the handicapping section of Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s website.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park kicked off the 2021 live racing season and did it with a bang as the bettors came out in full force on the opening night of the season. Handle increases were felt both on track and through export wagering to produce $703,202 in all sources handle for the evening. All sources handle was up an impressive 7.5 percent over opening night in 2019 with the same number of races carded.
With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s 2021 season will feature 160 live racing days and not only offer an extended racing season but will also bring back Sunday live racing cards. Racing will be held on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule through mid-May before adding Sunday evenings. The full schedule continues through September before dropping back down to a Wednesday through Saturday schedule through Dec. 4.
For the first time ever, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will also offer live racing on both the night before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving night.
For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.