Rachel McLaughlin

Rain Washes Out Stakes-Laden Program at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Live racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis was canceled Wednesday as a result of rains that passed through the area. "Out of concern for the safety of our equine and human athletes that the races for Wednesday, May 15, have been canceled," Horseshoe Indianapolis Vice President and General Manager Eric Halstrom said on the track's X feed. Rachel McLaughlin, the on-air racing analyst and production manager for the track, posted images on X showing widespread flooding on and around the racetrack. Nine Thoroughbred races were carded for Wednesday, including the first open...

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Grayson Grass Challenge Returns to Horseshoe Indianapolis Aug. 1

The Grayson Grass Challenge--a five-week handicapping contest to raise money for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, returns to Horseshoe Indianapolis for the fourth time beginning Aug. 1 and continuing through Aug. 31. Participants in the challenge submit selections on two specified races held each week at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Each contestant will be given a $500 bankroll provided by Horseshoe Indianapolis from which participants can make win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers. At the end of the five weeks, all remaining bankrolls, plus winnings from the contestants will go...

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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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Jockeys Hold Annual Toy Drive at Indiana Grand

Collecting toys for local children, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino hosted its annual event Wednesday, this year's jockey colony brought in over 75 new toys to distribute to area children for the holiday season. "We just want to see everybody have a good Christmas," said Tommy Pompell, who owns a home locally in Shelbyville. "It means a lot for us to all come together like this for these kids in our area." For the presentation, on-air racing analyst Rachel McLaughlin was joined by 12 members of the local jockey colony,...

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