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Big Kick Wins First Claiming Crown Preview Race at Indiana Grand

Big Kick Wins First Claiming Crown Preview Race at Indiana Grand

For the first time in the history of the track, Indiana Grand, in cooperation with the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), have teamed up to offer a special bid to the Claiming Crown. A special race was held as part of the Wednesday, Aug. 16 racing program with the winner automatically getting a […]

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OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 New Owner of the Year award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2017. The award will be […]

Indiana-Bred Shines in California for ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s First Win as Owner

Indiana-Bred Shines in California for ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s First Win as Owner

Indiana-bred Soul Streit (Maclean’s Music – Yodeladytoo, by Swiss Yodeler) stormed onto the scene at Del Mar over the weekend, winning his first race under a hand-ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in a maiden special weight race contested over five furlongs on dirt. Soul Streit is a 2-year-old ridgling, bred by Pat […]

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Local and Regional Charities Win Big at Indiana Derby

Local and Regional Charities Win Big at Indiana Derby

A record crowd and generous donations made the 23rd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino a success for local and regional charities. The Shelbyville property hosted three days of Indiana Derby festivities, culminating with the Indiana Derby on Saturday, July 15. Many organizations, including several veteran assistance […]

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Retrospection Returns in $150,000 Governor’s Stakes at Indiana Grand

Retrospection Returns in $150,000 Governor’s Stakes at Indiana Grand

Retrospection has not been worse than second all year and proved that he cannot be overlooked as he paired up with Jockey Robby Albarado to take home the top prize in the 14th running of the $150,000 Governor’s Stakes Wednesday, Aug. 9. They covered the one mile and 70-yard event in a time of 1:42.66 […]

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Marina’s Legacy Surprises in $150,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes at Indiana Grand

Marina’s Legacy Surprises in $150,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes at Indiana Grand

Marina’s Legacy and DeShawn Parker have been competitive this season, but everything didn’t line up until the 15th running of the $150,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes Wednesday, Aug. 9. The duo earned their first win of the year in a big way, scoring the title in gate to wire fashion. Starting from the inside post […]

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The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

The Meadow Event Park and Chenery Family Announce Collaboration to Enhance Fan Experience at Birthplace of Secretariat

In Colonial days, Caroline County, Virginia was famed as the “cradle of American racing.” On March 30, 1970, it became the cradle of “America’s Super Horse,” the legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat who was born at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable. Now known as The Meadow Event Park and the home of the State Fair of […]

Irap Rolls to Big Victory in Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby

Irap Rolls to Big Victory in Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby

Irap proved why he was the heavy favorite in the 23rd running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby. The three-year-old son of Tiznow circled his competition in the final turn and rallied home a winner by five lengths under the direction of jockey Mario Gutierrez. Due to a scratch on the inside, Irap found […]

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Legendary Race Car Driver A.J. Foyt Represented in Indiana’s Biggest Horse Race

Legendary Race Car Driver A.J. Foyt Represented in Indiana’s Biggest Horse Race

Of course trainer Jinks Fires was going to point Colonelsdarktemper toward Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand. For instance, there was a nice race for 3-year-olds last week at Prairie Meadows, the $250,000 Iowa Derby. But A.J. Foyt Jr.’s legend as the world’s greatest race driver — as Sports Illustrated declared him […]

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Irap Tabbed as Morning Line Favorite for $500,000 Indiana Derby

Irap Tabbed as Morning Line Favorite for $500,000 Indiana Derby

Post positions have been drawn for the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby Saturday, July 15 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The early morning line odds have been established and Irap has been selected as the favorite at odds of 8-5 from post two in the 11-horse lineup. Owned by J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing […]

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