Indiana

Royal Ascot Runner Bucchero Targeting Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

While Indiana bred Bucchero remains in England until June 26 following his fifth-place finish in the King’s Stand Stakes (Grade I) on Tuesday at Royal Ascot, his trainer, Tim Glyshaw, is already mapping out a campaign for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GI) held in his backyard at Churchill Downs. “We’re just so proud of our horse,” Glyshaw said. “We’re moving ahead […]

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Guerrero Earns ‘Groom Of The Week’ Title At Indiana Grand

Backstretch Supplies, owned by Bruce Murphy and Genaro Garcia, has implemented a new program this season at Indiana Grand. They are honoring some of the hard working men and women of the backstretch with $100 cash as part of the “Groom of the Week.” The third recipient of the award was Marcus Guerrero. Guerrero, who […]

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Indiana HBPA Pledges Support Of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare. “It is absolutely imperative to the Indiana HBPA that our equine athletes have the opportunity to have a quality life after being retired from racing,” Indiana HBPA president Joe Davis said. “The TAA plays a […]

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Schuster Honored With ITOBA’s Hall Of Distinction Award

Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of racing at Indiana Grand, was recently honored with the Hall of Distinction award at the annual Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) banquet held Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Indiana Grand. The award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual from ITOBA. Schuster was the […]

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Express Charge, Apprentice Edgar Morales Kick Off 2018 Season At Indiana Grand

Express Charge with apprentice jockey Edgar Morales charged home in the stretch to win the season opener Tuesday, April 17 at Indiana Grand. The race kicked off the 120-day racing season that extends to Wednesday, Nov. 7. Starting from post five in the nine horse lineup used early speed out of the gate to get good […]

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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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Jockey Torres Returns To Action A Winner At Indiana Grand

After a spill at Fair Grounds in late March that has left him sidelined recovering from injuries, Cisco Torres returned to the winner’s circle in his first day back in action Tuesday, Oct. 24. Torres, who was scheduled to make his return to riding Wednesday, was a late rider change aboard two horses in the first […]

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Apprentice Clawson ‘Happy With Less Of A Spotlight,’ Concludes Riding Career

At one point this summer the leading jockey at Indiana Grand, apprentice Katie Clawson has decided not to continue pursuing her riding career. According to drf.com, Clawson recently suffered a head injury during morning training hours, and has only ridden one race since the incident. The 20-year-old insists she is not disappointed by the decision, because […]

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Pompell Rides 2500th Winner Friday At Indiana Grand

It didn’t take long for Tommy Pompell to secure his 2,500th trip to the winner’s circle. Pompell came into the Friday card at Indiana Grand just one win away from the milestone and easily defeated the field of nine aboard Tornada in the second race of the day. Owned by Clabar Mor Stable LLC and Haran […]

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Jockey, Valet, And A Whole Lot More: Rechy Defines Hard Work At Indiana Grand

Within the horse racing industry, it isn’t uncommon for one person to have several jobs within the industry simultaneously. But one special individual takes that concept to a whole new level. Jockey Ramon Rechy’s alarm goes off without fail at 4:30 a.m. One of his first duties is taking his seven-month-old daughter, Alejandra, to daycare. After that, […]

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