10/06/2002 11:00PM

Indiana meetings okayed


The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved Standardbred and Thoroughbred race meets in 2003 for both Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs at a commission meeting on Monday, but specific dates for the meets have not yet been set.

The commission approved a 70-day summer-fall Thoroughbred meet and a 50-day spring Standardbred meet at Hoosier Park, which is located in Andersen. Rick Moore, Hoosier general manager, said the track will request that its Thoroughbred meeting be held from Aug. 29 to Dec. 4.

Indianapolis Downs, which is scheduled to open later this year, received approvals for a 30-day Thoroughbred meet in the spring and a 100-day Standardbred meeting in the summer and fall, according to officials.