Indiana Horse Racing Commission

Deena Pitman Appointed Executive Director Of Indiana Horse Racing Commission

After conducting a nation-wide search of qualified candidates, members of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission named Deena Pitman as its newest Executive Director. Pitman replaces Mike Smith, who announced plans for retirement earlier this year. Pitman joined the IHRC staff in 1993, as its first licensing supervisor, and can be credited with crafting the first […]

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Gorajec: Los Alamitos ‘Simply Reckless’ Not To Adopt Santa Anita’s Workout Policies

Former longtime executive director with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Joe Gorajec has a new mantra on horse racing reform: “If you are not doing everything, you are not doing enough.” In his latest article at InsideRacingRegs, published by Horse Racing Reform, an industry initiative of The Jockey and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Gorajec […]

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Indiana Horse Racing Commission Seeks New Leader As Current Director Mike Smith Retires

Although an official date has not been set, Indiana Horse Racing Commission Executive Director, Mike Smith, recently announced plans to retire. Smith will assist Commission members with their search for his replacement and ensure a smooth transition occurs once a replacement is named.  Since joining the ranks of the Commission as their Executive Director in […]

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Courts Rule Against Indiana Horse Racing Commission On Default Judgments

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) suffered two setbacks in civil court rulings. In the first case, Madison Circuit Court denied a motion by the IHRC to dismiss a petition for judicial review by Standardbred trainer Bobby Brower, who was handed a default judgment from the commission that included a 15-year suspension recommended by an […]

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Indiana Commission Unanimously Approves Albuterol Ban In Quarter Horses

At the March 12 meeting of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the commission voted unanimously to prohibit the use of albuterol in American Quarter Horses. The new rule, 71 IAC 8.5-1-2.2 states: “No Quarter Horse participating in a race shall carry in its body albuterol in excess of the threshold provided in section 4.2(2) of […]

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Indiana Racing Commission Considers Banning Albuterol For Quarter Horses

The following statement was released by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission: The Indiana Horse Racing Commission will consider adopting rules which add Albuterol to the list of prohibited substances for American Quarter Horses racing in Indiana. The IHRC will consider the following rule changes at its spring meeting (date to be determined), and is requesting input […]

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Indiana Racing Dates Approved For 2019, Schedule To Mirror 2018

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) held its regular monthly meeting at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Dec. 5. Included on the agenda was the approval of racing dates for 2019 at both Indiana Grand and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Both racetracks provided a presentation, including operational and marketing plans for 2019 as well as racing dates, and […]

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Indiana Horse Racing Commission Releases Broodmare Boarding List For State’s Breeders

For the second year, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and its three breed development programs, has activated a Broodmare Boarding List to help breeders who are looking to participate in one of the commission’s lucrative breed development programs in 2019. The database was the brainchild of marketing director Megan Arszman because she saw a need […]

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Indiana Racing Commission Annual Report Shows License, Standardbred Foal Growth In 2017

Highlighting what has most likely been the most successful year for Indiana horse racing, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) has released its 2017 Annual Report. The report highlights the growth in licenses issued in the state of Indiana to more than 11,550, which is reflective of a steady increase in program participants in all […]

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Ownership Transfer Of Indiana Racetracks, OTBs Approved By Racing Commission

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, for a hearing to approve the transfer of ownership of the assets of Centaur Gaming to Caesars Entertainment. The commission approved the petition of the transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and all Winner’s Circle […]

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