Indiana Derby

25th Running Of Indiana Derby, $4.3 Million In Stakes Highlight Indiana Grand Meet

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby heads a strong list of Thoroughbred stakes races for 2019 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. A total of 35 stakes will be offered during the 120-day racing season from Tuesday, April 16 through Wednesday, Nov. 6 with total stakes purses topping the $4.3 million mark. The 2019 season […]

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Trigger Warning Tops Monday’s $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint

Monday racing at Mahoning Valley Racecourse features the marquee stakes race of the Mahoning meet – the $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint for three-year-olds going seven furlongs. Horseplayers will certainly have many options to choose from in the Steel Valley Sprint as it drew a full gate of fourteen sophomore sprinters with Trigger Warning installed as […]

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McCarthy ‘More Than Pleased’ With Muddy Works From Axelrod, Vibrance

Trainer Michael McCarthy brought five Breeders’ Cup hopefuls to Churchill Downs Tuesday from his Southern California base and Saturday morning produced the first works. Working in company over a track labeled muddy, Axelrod (Classic-GI) and Vibrance (Tito’s Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies-GI) covered a half-mile in :48.40. Fractions on the work were :12.20, 24.20, :36.20 and […]

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Axelrod Flies Late To Nail Photo In Indiana Derby

For the second year in a row, a Southern California shipper will be taking home the trophy for the G3 Indiana Derby. Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod came flying down the center of the track in the final eighth of a mile of the $500,000 contest, just getting his nose down first at the wire. Florent […]

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Indiana Grand Turf Course Named In Honor Of Centaur’s Rod Ratcliff

The racing program for the 24th running of the Indiana Derby, Indiana’s richest horse race, was kicked off by an official welcome from Rod Ratcliff, chairman and CEO of Centaur Gaming and Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming after the first race. A surprise presentation was made to Ratcliff as Indiana Grand’s seven-eighths […]

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Weekend Lineup: Indiana Derby, Delaware ‘Cap

The G2 Delaware Handicap and G3 Indiana Derby are the highlights of this Saturday’s graded stakes action in the United States. Dual Grade 1 winner Elate will make her 4-year-old debut in the $750,000 Delaware ‘Cap, taking on a well-matched field of eight other fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles. The biggest threats are […]

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‘He’s Going To Become Special’: Albarado High On King Zachary For Indiana Derby

When Robby Albarado suffered a broken ankle in a gate mishap two weeks before last year’s Kentucky Derby, the jockey said that horse owner Tom Conway sent a text telling him not to worry, that “your Derby horse is in Dale’s barn.” Conway, a Louisville attorney, was referring to the 2018 Derby, trainer Dale Romans […]

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Paulick Report 7/12 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the world of horse racing with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, some news from New Jersey on the initial revenue numbers from sports betting at Monmouth Park. Plus, the humorous name origin of an Indiana Derby contender whose connections are looking for a repeat in […]

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O’Neill Chases Back-To-Back Indiana Derby Victories With Blame The Rider

Doug O’Neill will try to keep up his lofty stats in graded stakes at Indiana Grand. The California-based trainer had never run a horse here when he finished a close second in last year’s Indiana Oaks with Mopotism and immediately afterward won the Indiana Derby with Irap. Now the two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer is back […]

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California Invaders Try To Knock Off King Zachary In Indiana Derby

A field of nine has been drawn for the 24th running of the Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday at Indiana Grand. The race, slated as the ninth on the 10-race card, will have an estimated post time of 9:48 p.m. ET. The first race post is 5:30 p.m. King Zachary comes into the race off […]

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