Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

Barn Fires Subject of ITA Seminar

The Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance will present an educational seminar July 16 to inform horse owners on how to be better prepared for barn fires. The seminar will be hosted in partnership with Horseshoe Indianapolis in the Family Pavilion of the grandstand, starting with a morning networking opportunity at 10 a.m. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 326 deadly barn fires occurred during the period 2013-2017. In 2022 a devastating fire hurt the Indiana Thoroughbred breeding industry when one Indiana farm burned to the ground. In an effort to...

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Indiana's Springcliff Farm Destroyed by Fire

Springcliff Farm, a leading facility in Indiana specializing in foaling and boarding of mares, was reportedly destroyed by a fire early Thursday morning. Owners Christine and Vince Cagle were in the process Thursday of alerting owners and clients to their loss as well as coordinating with surrounding farms and veterinarians to place horses who survived. A final count of the number of horses who were killed or injured has not yet been determined. A cause has also not yet been confirmed--South Central Indiana experienced high winds and dropping temperatures in...

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Indiana Grand Offers 'Road to Louisville' Contest

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will be hosting a "Road to Louisville" contest beginning in early 2022 and offering up to $50,000 in prize money. The 18-week contest begins Jan. 8 and continues to the Kentucky Derby May 7. The winner of the contest will have the option to purchase a yearling package at the 2022 ITOBA Fall Sale valued at $30,000, courtesy of the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) along with Indiana Grand. "Road to Louisville" is open to players both online and on-track at Indiana Grand...

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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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Swingley Honored by ITOBA

Longtime Indiana horseman Duane Swingley was honored by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association during a winner's circle presentation during the races at Indiana Grand Tuesday. "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, who was joined in the winner's circle by members of ITOBA along with Indiana Grand management, received...

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