Indiana Derby

Irap ‘Hanging Tough’ After Surgery; Veterinarian ‘Happy With Irap’s Progress’

Irap is on the road to recovery after his Sept. 25 surgery at the New Bolton Center to repair fractures to his left front sesamoids suffered in finishing a valiant second in the G1 Pennsylvania Derby. Trainer Doug O’Neill told drf.com that the sophomore son of Tiznow has had “ups and downs” since the surgical repair, […]

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Irap’s Pennsylvania Derby Injury Appears To Be Career-Ending

Multiple graded stakes winner Irap was seriously injured in Saturday’s G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx, in which he finished second behind West Coast. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow lugged in badly in mid-stretch, and was pulled up after the wire by jockey Mario Gutierrez. His left front leg was stabilized via splint and the colt […]

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The Player Wins ‘Confidence-Booster’ At Ellis, Points To Ack Ack

Trainer Buff Bradley put The Player in Sunday’s $42,000 Ellis Park allowance feature with the intention of getting a confidence boost in the 4-year-old colt’s third start off a year’s layoff. Mission accomplished as The Player took command through the stretch for a two-length victory over Shut the Box. The Player pushed the pace before […]

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Racing, Local Charities Win Big On Indiana Derby Day

A record crowd and generous donations made the 23rd running of the Grade 3 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino a success for local and regional charities. The Shelbyville property hosted three days of Indiana Derby festivities, culminating with the Indiana Derby on Saturday, July 15. Many organizations, including several veteran assistance programs, benefited […]

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Colonelsdarktemper Leads All The Way In West Virginia Derby

Runner-up in the G3 Indiana Derby last out, Anthony Foyt Jr.’s Colonelsdarktemper went one better this Saturday to win the G3 West Virginia Derby by a length. The 3-year-old son of Colonel John, ridden by Jon Court for trainer William H. Fires, led the field from gate to wire and covered nine furlongs over Mountaineer’s […]

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‘Sneaky-Deep Field’ In West Virginia Derby Provides Handicapping Puzzle

The 3-year-olds who have competed in Triple Crown races traditionally have drawn the most attention in the Grade III West Virginia Derby, but this year’s $750,000 race has attracted a field with many possibilities. Three colts come to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 5 after quality efforts in the Grade III Iowa Derby July […]

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Irap Responde Como Gran Favorito Con Fácil Victoria En El Indiana Derby

Irap demostró por qué era el gran favorito en la 23ra. edición del Indiana Derby (G3, $500,000). El tresañero hijo de Tiznow desplazó a sus rivales en la curva final y se desprendió para ganar por cinco cuerpos bajo la conducción de Mario Gutiérrez. Irap partió por el puesto 1 debido al retiro de Society […]

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Indiana Derby Sets New Track Records For Handle, Attendance

The 2017 Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby, won by J. Paul Reddam’s Irap, established new track records for handle for a single race and for the highest handle ever in the history of racing at Indiana Grand. A total of $1.150 million was wagered on the Indiana Derby, an increase of five percent over last […]

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Irap Does It Again: Reddam’s Colt Annihilates Indiana Derby Field

Best known as the colt who broke his maiden in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, J. Paul Reddam’s Irap has now won back-to-back graded stakes, scoring in both the Ohio and Indiana Derbies. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was forced wide all the way around the oval at Indiana Grand on Saturday night, […]

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Western Reserve All The Way For Sweezey In Indiana’s Warrior Veterans Stakes

It was a gate to wire performance for Western Reserve in the eighth running of the $100,000 Warrior Veterans Saturday, July 15 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The stakes was the second of six on the card leading up to the state’s richest horse race, the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby. Starting from post […]

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