Indiana Horse Racing Commission

Indiana TOBA Stallion Service Auction Underway Now Through Jan. 8

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s (ITOBA) annual Stallion Service Auction is now live online starting Friday, January 5 at 8 pm EST until Monday, January 8 at 7 pm EST. Stallions from Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Illinois and Florida are featured in the auction. Bidding will take place online at Starquine.com. The auction […]

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Commentary: Expect ‘Significant Upgrades’ After Caesars Purchase Of Centaur Properties

Earlier this week, Caesars Entertainment announced its plan to purchase Centaur Gaming, encapsulating both the Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park racinos in the state of Indiana. According to The Herald Bulletin, industry analysts expect to see positive changes in the two properties, provided that the Indiana Gaming Commission and Indiana Horse Racing Commission approve the deal. […]

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Indiana Breeding Shows Double-Digit Increases In Stallions, Mares Bred In 2017

When the Jockey Club released its report on mares bred in 2017, Indiana stood out as the state with the largest increase in mares bred and stallions standing in the state in the top 10. The numbers released in the October 25 press release were based on Reports of Mares Bred (RMB) received through October […]

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Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program Deadlines Approaching

As the leaves start to change color in the Hoosier Heartland, it’s a reminder to all Thoroughbred owners and breeders looking to participate in one of the most lucrative regional breeding programs to get in their Indiana registration applications. Deadlines are fast approaching for the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program. Stallion owners looking to cash […]

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Licensing Issue Prompts Navarro Horse To Be Scratched From Indiana Grand Stakes

Loooch Racing Stables’ Duchess of Duke will be scratched from the $100,000 Merrillville Stakes at Indiana Grand on Wednesday because the Indiana Horse Racing Commission will not immediately license the horse’s trainer, Jorge Navarro, in the wake of the recent ruling against him in New Jersey for “conduct detrimental to racing.” Navarro and Randal Gindi […]

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Former Leading Rider At Ellis Park Suspended In Indiana For Alleged Possession of Electrical Device

Jockey Didiel Osorio has been summarily suspended by Indiana Horse Racing Commission stewards after allegedly being in possession of an illegal electrical device following the fifth race at Indiana Grand on Thursday. Osorio rode the winner, 7-10 favorite Deep Explorer, owned by Jeff Allen, Michael Thomas and Donald Habeeb and trained by Habeeb. According to […]

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TOBA Hosting Ownership Seminar At Indiana Grand July 15

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting an Ownership Seminar on Saturday, July 15 at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind. The day-long event is being held on the same day as the Indiana Derby and will offer those in town for the state’s top day of racing an up close […]

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Thoroughbred Owners And Breeders Invited To Free Marketing And Advertising Seminar

On July 15, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is hosting a free marketing and advertising seminar for all Thoroughbred owners and breeders to help them understand the basics of advertising. From learning how important it is to have a professional conformation photo to how to know where to aim your advertising dollars, experts in the […]

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ARCI’s Martin: Cheating Not ‘Ubiquitous’ In Racing

Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, submitted the following as a rebuttal to a recent two-part series in the Paulick Report, written by former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec. Those articles, dealing with what Gorajec referred to as a “culture of cheating,” can be read here as part […]

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Combating A Culture Of Cheating: A Matter Of Trust

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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