Indiana Horse Racing Commission Offers Fractional Ownership Seminar

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is proud to announce their second seminar for 2018. On April 15, IHRC invites anyone interested in learning how they can get into horse racing, at a fraction of the cost, to a free fractional ownership seminar to be held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville.

The seminar will cover different aspects for both potential owners and trainers of Standardbreds, Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses so they can be a part of the excitement during the 2018 racing seasons at Indiana’s two pari-mutuel tracks—Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson.

During the seminar, speakers Anthony MacDonald, from, and Harlan Malter, from Ironhorse Racing Stable, will discuss what to look for in fractional ownership opportunities, how to get the most out of a fractional ownership, estimated costs or things to be aware of and more.

Representatives from Grand Gesture Stables and First Turn Stables, Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park’s own fractional ownership stables, will be on hand to share their experience from previous years and how they’ve gotten more involved in horse racing in Indiana.

“We look at fractional ownership as the future of horse racing,” says MacDonald, whose efforts have expanded from their base in Ontario, Canada, to across the United States, including Indiana.

“I’m excited for this seminar because I feel it’ll help grow the interest of horse racing in Indiana even more,” says Jessica Barnes, Director of Racing for the IHRC. “This is outside-of-the-box thinking to promote our Hoosier breeders and trainers.”

The seminar is free, but registration is required by April 12. For those interested in attending the seminar, they can email Megan Arszman at to reserve their seats. Refreshments will be available.

The seminar is a continuation in the IHRC’s commitment to help educate and improve the state’s breed development programs. The first seminars were held in 2017 focusing on marketing and advertising as well as basic broodmare health. The effort is a first of its kind amongst racing commissions in the country.

(from IHRC news release)