Indiana Grand

'22 Dates Set for Indiana Grand

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) approved racing dates for the 2022 racing season at Indiana Grand Monday. A total of 127 racing days-including 12 Saturdays--are set for the Shelbeyville oval's 2022 season. Racing runs through Tuesday, Apr. 19, concluding Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. According to Eric Halstrom, Indiana's vice president and general manager of racing, "We feel our racing schedule offers a great balance that will appeal to a wide range of racing fans in 2022. We want to thank both the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing organizations for...

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Indiana Grand Meet Wraps Up

Indiana Grand's 2021 meet concluded Thursday. Randy Klopp, frequently towards the top of the standings, took home his first Thoroughbred trainer's title this year with 59 victories--12 more than the next conditioner--and earnings over $1.2 million. Klopp also teamed up to earn the owner's title with Roger Spiess's Spiess Stable. They partnered for 31 victories at the stand, finishing in the money 59% of the time and racking up more than $621,000 in purse earnings. Marcelino Pedroza Jr. took home his third Indiana leading Thoroughbred rider title with 105 victories,...

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Carmichael, Gaskin Inducted Into Indiana Horse Racing Hall of Fame

The Indiana Horse Racing Association held its annual banquet to honor and induct two new members to the Hall of Fame Sunday, Oct. 24 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Dr. James Carmichael, inducted posthumously, and Ernie Gaskin were the 18th and 19th individuals added to the list of leaders who have worked tirelessly to promote and support horse racing in the state of Indiana. Dr. James Carmichael was a career advocate for Quarter Horse racing. The graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine owned a veterinary practice in...

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2022 Indiana Grand Dates Approved

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a request for dates for the 2022 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino during a Tuesday meeting. The 127-day racing season will begin Apr. 19 and end Nov. 23, 2022. The schedule marks the most racing dates in one season for Indiana Grand. The bulk of the racing season will be contested Monday through Thursday. First post Monday through Wednesday will be 2:30 p.m. while racing on Thursdays will begin at 3:30 p.m. Of the 127 days, seven will be Saturday cards...

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Gormley Firster Relishes The Slop at Indiana Grand

2nd-Indiana Grand, $34,000, Msw, 9-20, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:04.86, sy, 3 1/4 lengths. AWESOMELY SHY (f, 2, Gormley--Awesome Story, by Awesome Again) was pegged at morning-line odds of 9-2, but was completely friendless in the market and was off at 12.50-1 for a high-percentage outfit based south and east at Belterra Park. Straightened out after breaking a bit to her right, the homebred cut out a decent pace on the front end, increased her advantage in upper stretch and was punched out to best even-money Abuela's Humor (Distorted Humor)...

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Indiana Grand Adds to '21 Season

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) approved Thursday Indiana Grand Racing & Casino's request for four additional racing days for the 2021 season. The track, which will now offer 123 days of live racing in 2021, will run Monday, Oct. 11 (Columbus Day) and continue through Nov. 11. The previous closing day was set for Monday, Nov. 8. Increased business this season has contributed to adding the four additional racing days in addition to the growth of the local horse population, increasing demand for additional racing opportunities in Indiana. Also,...

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ITOBA Fall Mixed Catalogue Now Online

The catalog for the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Fall Mixed Sale is now online and printed copies will be mailing out shortly, ITOBA announced Wednesday. The auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at the receiving barn at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The auction will be managed by Duane Swingley Auctioneers. A total of 78 weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds and broodmares have been consigned to the sale. "There has never been a better time to get involved in Indiana racing and breeding," said ITOBA President...

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Gun Runner Filly Makes It Two-For-Two at Indiana

3rd-Indiana Grand, $36,000, Alw, 8-23, (NW2L), 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.89, ft, 8 1/4 lengths. JOYRUNNER (f, 2, Gun Runner--Joy {MSW, $250,544}, by Pure Prize) passed five of her eight rivals in the final furlong to annex her July 8 debut going a sloppy 5 1/2 furlongs and was the 11-10 chalk to put them back-to-back. The McIngvale colorbearer hopped a bit at the break, but was patiently handled and raced three wide into the turn. Roused to the front nearing the quarter pole, the Maryland-bred drifted out off the home...

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Indiana Grand Moves First Post to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday Due to Extreme Heat

Due to forecasted extreme heat Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26, Indiana Grand has changed post times for each of those days. Racing will now begin at 10 a.m. to accommodate the participants scheduled to race. "The forecasted temperatures are the most extreme we have seen in Shelbyville in decades," said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. "Keeping in mind that the health of our staff and equine athletes always comes first, we have decided to move our post times so we can avoid the highest...

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Gulfstream Hosts Track Superintendent Day in '22

The 2022 edition of Track Superintendent Field Day will be held June 12-14 at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Florida. This will mark the first time the event, which debuted in 2002 at Philadelphia Park (now Parx Racing), has been held at Gulfstream. The gathering brings together track superintendents and staff to discuss best practices related to track maintenance, safety and operational issues for racing and training facilities. "We are thrilled to be heading to Florida in 2022," said Roy Smith, founder of the event and track superintendent at Indiana Grand...

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Indiana-Bred, -Sired Stakes Back to $100K Minimum

A proposal from the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development (ITBD) to return the purse levels of all Indiana-bred and -sired stakes races to a minimum of $100,000 was approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) at a meeting held July 15 has been approved. The increase applies to 22 stakes event and is being made retroactive to the beginning of the stakes season, which kicked off May 19. Ten stakes have already been contested and the winning connections from those races will receive an additional $25,000 coming directly from the...

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Tuesday Insights: Flatter Filly Looks To Create Some Debut 'Buzz'

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 9th-IND, $34K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, post time: 6:33 p.m. ET STING LIKE ABBY (Flatter) debuts for trainer Ignacio Correas IV and cost Kingsport Farm $375,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September sale, making her the second most-expensive filly sold that year by her successful sire. Flatter's daughter Search Results--also bred at Machmer Hall--was a game runner-up in the GI Longines Kentucky Oaks before going one better in the GI Acorn S. at Belmont Park last month. The March foal is the second produce out of...

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