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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 […]

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 […]

Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

2015 saw American Pharoah bring the end of a long 37-year wait for a new Triple Crown winner. The wait for our next winner was much shorter; it’s 2018 and we already have another winner in Justify. Both American Pharoah and Justify have been trained by Bob Baffert, who hasn’t shied away from comparisons; “It’s […]

Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Sale Set for September

Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Sale Set for September

The Carter Sales Co. OKC Summer Sale with select yearlings and a mixed session is set for Sunday, September 2, at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena. Horses can be viewed on the Friday and Saturday before the sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A light lunch will be served and a live band will […]

Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop Set for Lexington, Trainers’ Exam Prep for Oklahoma

Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop Set for Lexington, Trainers’ Exam Prep for Oklahoma

Registration is now open for a Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop in Lexington, KY on July 29-August 1 and the 5th annual Remington Park Trainers’ Exam Prep class on August 13-15 in Oklahoma City. Interested participants are encouraged to sign up early at www.purplepowerracing.com or www.groomelite.com as spots are limited to 8 and 12 participants respectively. Both classes will […]

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” […]

Graded Oklahoma Derby, Remington Park Oaks Highlight 2018 Stakes Schedule at Remington Park

Graded Oklahoma Derby, Remington Park Oaks Highlight 2018 Stakes Schedule at Remington Park

Remington Park’s 2018 Thoroughbred season will feature multiple graded stakes events for the first time in track history this fall. The stakes schedule for the season is headlined by numerous race cards stacked with big-money stakes opportunities. The 2018 Thoroughbred Season begins Friday, Aug. 24 and completes a 67-date run on Sunday, Dec. 16. The […]

Will Rogers Downs Concludes Successful Thoroughbred Meet

Will Rogers Downs Concludes Successful Thoroughbred Meet

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs’ spring Thoroughbred meet has come to a close. Racing officials crowned the season champions and look to 2019 with anticipation. The spring Thoroughbred meet in Claremore has now been in operation for 12 years. The 30-day meet ran from March 12 through May 19. Each race day offered more than […]

Justify Looking Good for the Belmont Stakes

Justify Looking Good for the Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes take place this weekend on Long Island, it’s 150th anniversary, and this could be a very special race for one horse in particular. Justify is aiming to become only the second horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, with American Pharoah the last horse to do so back in 2015. Justify […]

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, […]