Duane Swingley, longtime horseman in the state of Indiana, was recognized by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) for his commitment to Thoroughbred racing. Swingley was honored during a winner’s circle presentation during the races Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Indiana Grand.
“Duane has dedicated a lot of years to the sport of horse racing,” said Tom Mosley, president of ITOBA. “Even before the first pari-mutuel race and even before the first slot machine, Duane has been committed to the betterment of the sport in our state.”
Swingley was joined in the winner’s circle by members of ITOBA along with Indiana Grand management for the presentation. The Selma, Ind. native received a plaque and belt buckle for more than 50 years of service to Indiana horse racing. Swingley is also a longtime board member for ITOBA and currently serves as first vice president of the executive board.
In addition to being an active trainer and owner, Swingley also owns and operates Duane Swingley Auctioneers. Each fall he handles the details for ITOBA’s Fall Mixed Sale. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Oct. 16 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Receiving Barn at Indiana Grand.
Live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is in progress through Monday, Nov. 8. The 120-day racing season offers action Monday through Thursday with a first post of 2:25 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Racing begins at 3:25 p.m. on Thursdays. Indiana Champions Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 30 featuring four Thoroughbred and five Quarter Horse Stakes with purses exceeding $1 million. First post for Indiana Champions Day is 12 p.m.