While the horse racing industry continues to work towards getting back to action at the track, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) has created an infographic to help Indiana horsemen to stay healthy while at the track and at the barn.
The infographic is offered in two languages, offering both English and Spanish versions. The images are being printed and hung up around the backside and offices of both Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and Harrah’s Hoosier Park as part of the efforts to encourage social distancing and healthy practices of wearing the appropriate personal protection equipment, as well as proper hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
“We wanted to help stress the importance of the proper protocols for fighting COVID-19 to our horsemen when they return to the track and as we prepare for the opening of our tracks,” explains Megan Arszman, Communications Coordinator for the IHRC. “There are a lot of infographics out there, but we wanted something aimed more towards horse racing, whether you compete in harness racing or flat racing.”
Indiana announced their phased in approach for horse racing’s return earlier this month, with both tracks opening up to horses from out-of-state on May 24 and pari-mutuel racing allowed to commence, spectator free, starting June 14, as part of the state’s “Back on Track Indiana” roadmap.
(Images available upon request.)
ABOUT THE INDIANA HORSE RACING COMMISSION
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission ensures that pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Indiana will be conducted with the highest of standards and the greatest level of integrity.
For more information, see the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s website: http://www.in.gov/hrc