Horseshoe Indianapolis

First Winner for Freshman Sire World of Trouble

Looking to become the initial winner for his freshman World of Trouble, Equinox Inc. and Bobby McIntyre's Untroubled (World of Trouble) posted a front-running score at Horseshoe Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon, giving the Hill 'n' Dale resident the exacta in the five-furlong event. Sent off at 9-5, the Eduardo Caramori trainee broke quickly and was soon confronted Neuvo Amanecer (Mastery), however, was unfazed by his rival through a quarter in :23.39. In control yet drifting outward turning for home, Untroubled kept up the tempo late, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths...

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Weekly Stewards And Commissions Rulings, May 9-15

Every week, the TDN publishes a roundup of key official rulings from the primary tracks within the four major racing jurisdictions of California, New York, Florida and Kentucky. Here's a primer on how each of these jurisdictions adjudicates different offenses, what they make public (or not) and where. With the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) having gone into effect on July 1, 2022, the TDN will also post a roundup of the relevant HISA-related rulings from the same week. California Track: Santa Anita Date: 05/12/2023 Licensee: Timothy Miller, owner...

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Making Waves: Europeans Reign At Belmont

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Higher Truth (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the GII Sheepshead Bay S. at Belmont Park on Friday.   Galileo Mare Queen Of The Bay Team Hanley, Jeff Drown and Mike Ryan's Higher Truth won the Sheepshead Bay for trainer Chad Brown (video). She was third in the 2021 GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. Bred by Churchtown House Stud, the May foal brought 500,000gns from...

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Horseshoe Indianapolis Opens 2023 Season Tuesday

Horseshoe Indianapolis is set to open for its 21st season of live racing on Tuesday, Apr. 18 with a 10-race card consisting of nine Thoroughbred races and one for Quarter Horses. Racing will be conducted for 123 days through Nov. 17 on a Monday-through-Thursday schedule with a handful of Saturday night cards for Thoroughbreds only added beginning Jun. 3 and concluding Sept. 2. "We have a lot to look forward to in 2023," Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing, said. "Our barn area is nearly full already....

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Horseshoe Indianapolis Cuts Pick 6, Adds Pick 5 to Wagering Menu

Horseshoe Indianapolis will eliminate the Jackpot Pick 6 from its wagering format in 2023 and will add an additional Pick 5 to its menu. "Our team stays engaged with customers year-round and there's no question that the single most requested change from many of our best players was to eliminate the Jackpot Straight Fire 6," said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. "We have listened and are taking the Jackpot Pick 6 off the wagering format in 2023. It will be replaced with an additional Pick 5...

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Horseshoe Indianapolis Earmarks Over $4.75 Million for 2023 Stakes

Highlighted by the $300,000 GIII Indiana Derby July 8, Horseshoe Indianapolis has finalized a 2023 racing season featuring 38 black-type events worth $4.75 million. Eight stakes worth $1.1 million are slated for the Indiana Derby Day card, including the GIII Indiana Oaks. "Each year, Indiana Derby Day continues to grow and sets new handle records," said Vice President and General Manager of Racing Eric Halstrom. "Our racing office staff works very hard to assemble top quality fields for each of these stakes. With all the activities surrounding the event, Indiana...

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HVAF Donation Made at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Horseshoe Indianapolis made a delivery to Helping Veterans and Families of Indiana (HVAF) Friday, Dec. 16 from the special Veteran's Day event held during live racing. A Veteran's Day Challenge Handicapping Contest was held featuring 11 top handicappers from across the nation who placed wagers on the Pick 5. A total of $1,517.50 was raised through the promotion along with the delivery of 210 pounds of peanut butter collected by the jockeys at Horseshoe Indianapolis; peanut butter being one of the two most request items at the pantry alongside canned...

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2023 Race Dates Approved For Horseshoe Indianapolis

Racing dates for the 21st season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis were approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) at their regular meeting Dec. 1 held at Harrah's Hoosier Park. A total of 123 racing days are on the calendar with six all-Quarter Horse racing days included in the overall total. One of the biggest changes for the 2023 racing season is the addition of several Saturday dates from June 3 through Sept. 2. Five of those dates are allotted for Quarter Horse racing with...

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Wagering Up at Horseshoe Indianapolis

While waiting on final information from some non-commingled locations, Horseshoe Indianapolis estimated that its total all-sources handle for the track's 2022 combined Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet will be nearly $235 million, showing an increase of 5.2% over figures in 2021. The increase is despite running 27 fewer races than in 2021, which resulted in a per race increase of over 9%. "Despite difficult weather conditions with rain in most of May and a string of 100-plus heat index days that forced us to either cancel or move post times...

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Horseshoe Indianapolis Seeks Four-Date Thoroughbred Trim in '23

Horseshoe Indianapolis is proposing a 2023 mixed-meet racing schedule of 123 dates that pares four dates from the Thoroughbred portion of the calendar, down to 117 from the 121 Thoroughbred dates that had been granted this year. Pending approval at this Thursday's Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) meeting, the 2023 mixed meet will run Apr. 18-Nov. 17. That's roughly the same template that Horseshoe Indianapolis used this past season, although next year's meet is scheduled to end on the Friday before Thanksgiving instead of running into the holiday week and...

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Spiess, Klopp Earn Owners' Title, Klopp Takes Training Race at Indiana

The partnership of Roger Spiess' Spiess Stable and Randy Klopp rounded out the 2022 season at Horseshoe Indianapolis with 31 wins, bringing their purse earnings to just shy of the $1 million mark to earn their second consecutive title for Leading Thoroughbred Owner at the Shelbyville oval. The earnings tally of $979,041 for 2022 sets a new record for most purse earnings recorded by an owner of either breed in track history. "I'd have to say winning the $250,000 stakes [with Latigo] was the highlight of the year for us,"...

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Horseshoe Indianapolis Jockeys Collect Toys for Charity

In its eighth year, the jockeys at Horseshoe Indianapolis collected 70 toys that will be donated to the Shelby County CASA (Court Appointed State Advocates) for kids displaced in current home situations. "This toy drive is a great thing we do because we are helping a lot of kids who don't have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas every year," said DeShawn Parker, winner of more than 6,000 career races. "It makes all of us feel good to do something as a group to help out each year." In addition to...

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