Purdue University will break ground this afternoon on its $8.8 million Centaur Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center in Shelbyville. The center will provide medical and surgical services for horse owners and support equine research.
The groundbreaking ceremony is set for 3:30 p.m. at the race track at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. Purdue President Mitch Daniels and College of Veterinary Medicine Willie Reed will take part in the event.
In 2013, Centaur, the owner of Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, announced a $2.7 million gift to support the center. Shelby County and the city of Shelbyville contributed more than $2 million to the project.