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Indiana Owner Receives Surprise Message at Indiana Grand

Indiana Owner Receives Surprise Message at Indiana Grand

Nebraska native and former newspaper journalist Jeff Apel has a love of horses, and his passion brought him to Indiana Grand when he relocated to Central Indiana. He secured a job as an electronic games attendant in the casino and soon found his way to fellow Nebraska native Marvin Johnson’s barn. Today, he owns horses […]

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Lady Fog Horn Honored as Indiana Horse of the Year for the Second Time

Lady Fog Horn Honored as Indiana Horse of the Year for the Second Time

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association on Sunday held its annual awards banquet at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, in conjunction with the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee. The evening’s special guest speaker was retired jockey Otto Thorwarth, who won more than 1,500 races and also played Ron Turcotte in the Disney movie […]

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Indiana Grand Set to Open on Tuesday

Indiana Grand Set to Open on Tuesday

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will get underway Tuesday, April 18 with a nine-race program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Eight Thoroughbred races will be followed by one Quarter Horse race on the opening day card that begins at 2:05 p.m. Highlighting the first day of racing will be a […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Articles about Oaklawn’s Triple Crown Preps

The Spring 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the rise of Oaklawn’s Triple Crown prep races, immigration issues facing the racing industry, the Bo Jackson of horse racing and much more. The issue also includes racing and […]

New Safety Rail Part of Upgrades for 2017 Season at Indiana Grand

New Safety Rail Part of Upgrades for 2017 Season at Indiana Grand

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is less than one month away and horsemen have returned to prepare for opening day Tuesday, April 18. The racetrack opened for training Monday, March 20 and includes a new safety rail, installed during the off-season to boost safety measures at the track. The new rail, […]

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Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby Winner Charismatic Passes Away

Dual classic winner and 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic has died. The 20-year-old stallion, who returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on December 4, 2016, was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. The announcement of his sudden passing was made this afternoon […]

Indiana Grand Announces Stakes Schedule Worth More than $4 Million

Indiana Grand Announces Stakes Schedule Worth More than $4 Million

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has announced its 2017 stakes schedule for Thoroughbred racing. A total of 35 stakes will be offered during the 120-day racing season that spans April 18 through Oct. 28, 2017. Heading the list of Thoroughbred stakes is the 23rd running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby, slated for Saturday, […]

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Former Oklahoma Stallion Notional Relocated to Swifty Farms in Indiana

Former Oklahoma Stallion Notional Relocated to Swifty Farms in Indiana

Notional, who stood the last two breeding seasons at Rockin’ Z Ranch in Oklahoma, has been relocated to Indiana for the 2017 breeding season to stand at Swifty Farms. He will stand for a fee of $2,000 as property of Randy Haffner, Tommy Wente and David Bogue, according to an article on DRF.com. Sired by […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

The Winter 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Colorado’s Centennial Race Track and the horses and horsemen who raced there, Thoroughbred stallions and their influence on American Quarter Horse racing, how a retired racehorse is excelling in […]

Dates Announced for 2017 Racing Season at Indiana Grand

Dates Announced for 2017 Racing Season at Indiana Grand

Racing dates for the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were recently approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The 120-day meet begins Tuesday, April 18 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 28. Racing will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:05 p.m. EST while Saturday night racing […]

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