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New Issue of American Racehorse Online with Articles about Equine War Hero Sgt. Reckless, Man O’ War Project, New Stallions and More
By November 1, 2018 Read More →

New Issue of American Racehorse Online with Articles about Equine War Hero Sgt. Reckless, Man O’ War Project, New Stallions and More

The Fall 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes articles about equine war hero Sgt. Reckless, how horses can help veterans with PTSD, Seabiscuit’s DNA being used to research racehorse tendencies, new Thoroughbred stallions around the region and much more.  The issue also includes racing and breeding […]

Indiana Horse Racing Represents Niche at Equestricon
By October 31, 2018 Read More →

Indiana Horse Racing Represents Niche at Equestricon

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission realizes that one of the biggest struggles for the horse racing industry is growing a following that includes not only owners and breeders, but fans. That’s why, when the second annual international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show came to Louisville in conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup World […]

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Outriders Provide Safety During Races at Indiana Grand
By October 30, 2018 Read More →

Outriders Provide Safety During Races at Indiana Grand

It takes a village of individuals to run a successful racing program. Some of these people are very skilled at their positions, including Indiana Grand’s three outriders, John Neal, Tiffany Belden and Wesley Campbell. The trio ensures safety and coordination on the track at all times and each one is a vital part of the […]

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Hoosier Breeding Farms Open Stall Doors to Owners Looking to Bring Mares to Indiana
By October 10, 2018 Read More →

Hoosier Breeding Farms Open Stall Doors to Owners Looking to Bring Mares to Indiana

For the second year, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and its three breed development programs, has activated a Broodmare Boarding List to help breeders who are looking to participate in one of the commission’s lucrative breed development programs in 2019. The database was the brainchild of marketing director Megan Arszman because she saw a need […]

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Indiana Breeders Represented in Thoroughbred Makeover Competition
By October 2, 2018 Read More →

Indiana Breeders Represented in Thoroughbred Makeover Competition

A breeder will spend hours, if not days, choosing the right cross for their mare, making sure all the boxes are checked for desired traits. Those efforts are then progressed to caring for the mare throughout the breeding and pregnancy–11 months of nerves and excitement. The resulting foal may be raced under that breeder’s silks, […]

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Final “Grand Mornings at the Track” this Saturday at Indiana Grand
By September 21, 2018 Read More →

Final “Grand Mornings at the Track” this Saturday at Indiana Grand

The final installment of “Grand Mornings at the Track,” presented by the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolence and Protective Association (HBPA), is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22. The final session of 2018 will include a visit to the starting gate and the third floor of the grandstand, which includes the stewards stand and audio visual department. “Grand […]

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New Owners Experience First Win with AJ Pacer at Indiana Grand
By September 21, 2018 Read More →

New Owners Experience First Win with AJ Pacer at Indiana Grand

To most, the fourth race of the day at Indiana Grand was a regular claiming event, but for three individuals, the race was one that they will never forget. Joni Patterson, Richard Hyde and Don Kehrt earned their first win as new Thoroughbred owners at Indiana Grand. The trio of owners had the opportunity to […]

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DNA Analysis of Seabiscuit May Yield Insights Into His Prowess
By September 20, 2018 Read More →

DNA Analysis of Seabiscuit May Yield Insights Into His Prowess

Seabiscuit was not an impressive looking horse and was considered to be quite lazy, preferring eating and sleeping to exercise. The horse had been written off by most of the racing industry after losing his first 17 races, however, he eventually became one of the greatest Thoroughbred champions of all time. A grandson of Man […]

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Latest Issue of American Racehorse Featuring Articles on Citation’s Triple Crown and Alphabet Soup’s Cancer Fight Now Online

Latest Issue of American Racehorse Featuring Articles on Citation’s Triple Crown and Alphabet Soup’s Cancer Fight Now Online

The Summer 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the mysterious fate of General Custer’s war horse Victory, a profile of Endeavor Farm, a look at what Thoroughbreds can do on the polo field and much more. It also includes […]

Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Indiana stallion Strong Contender was represented by his first Indiana-sired winner on Tuesday at Indiana Grand as his 2-year-old son S S Trooper won an open maiden special weight race. Bred and owned by Marvin Johnson and Doug Schmuecker and trained by Johnson, S S Trooper sat in second under jockey Fernando De La Cruz […]

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Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

If a race was predicted at the start, Axelrod would not have been a strong contender for the win in the 24th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby. However, it is how you finish that matters and Axelrod was full of momentum when he hit the wire, nabbing Trigger Warning for the win. […]

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Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman scored his 20th career win Wednesday, June 27 at Indiana Grand. It was just another day at work for the 11-year-old son of Newfoundland, who now has in excess of $440,000 in career earnings. “He’s just a class act,” said jockey Rodney Prescott. “I rode him about four years ago and he goes […]

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Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

It was evident that the third race at Indiana Grand was a little different than most Saturday, June 30. Track Announcer Bill Downes’ voice got very animated in the final strides of the race as Miracles Take Time and jockey Declan Cannon when it was clear they were going to record the victory. The race […]

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Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, for a hearing to approve the transfer of ownership of the assets of Centaur Gaming to Caesars Entertainment. The commission approved the petition of the transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and all Winner’s Circle […]

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Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns Saturday to Indiana Grand

Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns Saturday to Indiana Grand

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s (HBPA) popular Saturday morning program “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns to Indiana Grand Saturday, June 23. The interactive program is free and open to guests of all ages, providing a look at different aspects of Thoroughbred racing in the state of Indiana. The “Grand Mornings at the Track” […]

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Brandi Steele Off to a Winning Start as a Trainer at Indiana Grand

Brandi Steele Off to a Winning Start as a Trainer at Indiana Grand

Each year, several new trainers emerge on the backstretch at Indiana Grand. This season, a familiar face, Brandi Steele, is back in a different capacity and is off to a great start, winning three of her first six starts as a trainer. Steele, the longtime assistant trainer for Mike Lauer, Indiana’s all-time leading stakes winner, […]

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Indiana-Bred Racehorses Help Fuel Other Champions at KER

Indiana-Bred Racehorses Help Fuel Other Champions at KER

It’s not often you hear of racehorses having a secondary job while still in training and competitively racing, but a handful of Indiana-bred Thoroughbreds are pulling double duty on the track and in the research barn for owner Dr. Joe Pagan, owner of Kentucky Equine Research (KER). “We have a unique racing program,” says Dr. […]

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Indiana Fractional Ownership Seminar Inspires New Owners
By April 20, 2018 Read More →

Indiana Fractional Ownership Seminar Inspires New Owners

A gloomy spring day couldn’t deter more than 30 people from attending Indiana’s first fractional ownership seminar, held on April 15 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville. Those in attendance came excited to learn about new opportunities in racehorse ownership and network with like-minded individuals. Attendees listened to presenters Anthony MacDonald from TheStable.ca […]

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Latest Issue of American Racehorse featuring General Custer’s War Horse, Polo for Thoroughbreds Now Online
By April 19, 2018 Read More →

Latest Issue of American Racehorse featuring General Custer’s War Horse, Polo for Thoroughbreds Now Online

The Spring 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the mysterious fate of General Custer’s war horse Victory, a profile of Endeavor Farm, a look at what Thoroughbreds can do on the polo field and much more. It also includes […]

Indiana Thoroughbreds Honored for Remarkable 2017
By April 16, 2018 Read More →

Indiana Thoroughbreds Honored for Remarkable 2017

The year 2017 was a banner year for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) and the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program (ITBDP), as Indiana-breds graced the national stage and brought more awareness to the growth of the regional program. The three year-end award winners announced during the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s annual banquet […]

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