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Rodney Prescott scores win 3,500 at Indiana Grand

Rodney Prescott scores win 3,500 at Indiana Grand

Rodney Prescott, Indiana’s all-time leading jockey, scored his 3,500th career victory at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Friday, June 2. The win was one of two on the day for the Portland, Ind. native who earned the milestone win aboard Stand On It trained by Wayne Mogge in the fourth race. The win also marked […]

First Winner for Louisiana Stallion Bind Comes at Evangeline Downs

First Winner for Louisiana Stallion Bind Comes at Evangeline Downs

Freshman Louisiana stallion Bind was represented by his first winner on June 2 at Evangeline Downs when his daughter Meter scored a five-length victory against maiden special weight company. The Louisiana-bred filly, who runs for breeders Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, was ridden by Colby Hernandez for trainer Al Stall. She clocked 4 ½ furlongs […]

Prairie Meadows Racing Club’s How About Him Wins Debut

Prairie Meadows Racing Club’s How About Him Wins Debut

Since trainer Kelly Von Hemel claimed the gray gelding, How About Him, on May 12, the 95 members of the inaugural Prairie Meadows Racing Club (the Club) had been patiently waiting for their horse’s big debut. On Saturday, May 27, How About Him competed in his first race as the Club’s horse. He faced seven […]

Welder Named Horse of the Meet at Will Rogers Downs for the Second Consecutive Year

Welder Named Horse of the Meet at Will Rogers Downs for the Second Consecutive Year

Another successful Thoroughbred meet comes to a close at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. This property has been in operation for 11 consecutive years. The spring meet followed a more traditional calendar, running through Preakness on Saturday, May 20. The 33-day meet offered 10 races per scheduled day and featured stakes races guaranteeing more than […]

Coach Bob Knight Named Honorary Chairperson for Indiana Grand’s 2017 Indiana Derby

Coach Bob Knight Named Honorary Chairperson for Indiana Grand’s 2017 Indiana Derby

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Ind. has officially announced Coach Bob Knight as the honorary chairperson for the 23rd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby, held on Saturday, July 15. The Indiana Derby, Indiana’s richest horse race, highlights a 2017 stakes schedule that includes more than $4 million in purses. Knight, […]

Jockeys donate 365 pounds of peanut butter to veterans at Indiana Grand

Jockeys donate 365 pounds of peanut butter to veterans at Indiana Grand

Peanut butter is one of the hottest commodities in the store available at Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF). When their supply was getting low, members of the Community Outreach program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino found out about the need and implemented a team member peanut butter drive during the month of May. The […]

Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

There are many Thoroughbred trainers who pursue the profession because their families were horsemen, and their love for racing was passed down from previous generations. But Charles Hukill took a very different route. Hukill was born in Dallas, Texas, and built a very successful landscaping and sprinkler business in Plano, 20 miles northeast of downtown […]

Grand Gesture Stable offers unique racehorse ownership opportunity at Indiana Grand

Grand Gesture Stable offers unique racehorse ownership opportunity at Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has implemented a new racehorse ownership opportunity for the general public this season. Grand Gesture Stable offers 50 shares at $300 per share to individuals seeking to learn more about racing and the intricate details of owning part of a Thoroughbred racehorse. The horse selected for this unique ownership opportunity […]

Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

If you are a Texas-based jockey looking to make an impact on the Louisiana circuit, what would it take to make that transition a success? First and foremost, skill in the saddle to ensure that established barns will take notice, and secondly, an agent who is respected by the horsemen and owners. Well, that formula […]

Top Texas Stallion My Golden Song Back at Valor Farm after Mending at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital

Top Texas Stallion My Golden Song Back at Valor Farm after Mending at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital

Valor Farm reports that after five months at Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital being treated for a partial tear in his deep flexor tendon, stallion My Golden Song has returned to the farm in Pilot Point, Texas. Perennially among the top stallions in Texas, My Golden Song is a winning and graded stakes-placed son of […]