Indiana

Indiana Grand Cancels Tuesday Races Due To ‘Unsafe Track Conditions’

After horses for the first race on the Tuesday card at Indiana Grand left the paddock over a track rated “sloppy,” jockeys met and decided not to ride because of track conditions, according to paddock analyst Nancy Ury-Holthus’ Twitter account. The nine-race card was summarily cancelled. Weather forecasts for the remainder of Tuesday afternoon called […]

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Cowboy Culture Stands Out In Wednesday’s Centaur Stakes At Indiana Grand

Graded Stakes winner Cowboy Culture has been tagged as the early morning line favorite in the 12th running of the 200,000-guaranteed Centaur Stakes Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The one-mile turf event, slated as the eighth race on the card, will have an estimated post time of 5:21 p.m. on the 10-race program that begins at 2:05 […]

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Ksionzyk Tops Indiana Grand Qualifier To Earn NHC Berth

Scott Ksionzyk made his drive down from London, Ontario Canada worth the trip, winning the second annual National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Qualifier at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday, Aug. 19. Ksionzyk bested a field of 103 entries to earn the top spot with a final tally of $133.90, just 40 cents more than second […]

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Tinys First Pepsi: Champion Quarter Horse Now A Stable Pony At Indiana Grand

Most trainers are faced with a decision about a horse’s future at some point in their career. That day arrived for Indiana Grand based-trainer Ron Brown earlier this summer. Tinys First Pepsi has been part of the Brown Stable since his 2-year-old season, and the now 7-year-old Quarter Horse still had the desire to race. […]

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Eagle Sets New Stakes Record With Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Win

Eagle and Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. edged out the competition in the 18th running of the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Saturday, July 15. The duo covered the one mile and 70 yard distance in a time of 1:40.24, which was a new stakes record. Eagle didn’t even attempt early speed in the field; that’s not […]

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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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Tiger Moth Gets First Stakes Win In Indiana’s Mari Hulman George

John Gunther’s Tiger Moth earned her first stakes victory, rallying late to take Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George by 2 1/2 lengths over Mo d’Amour. Big World, a Grade 1 winner two races earlier who was the even-money favorite, finished another neck back third, with pacesetting Improv another two lengths back while nosing out […]

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Overture In Front Gate-To-Wire For Indiana Oaks Upset

On his 34th birthday, jockey Julien Leparoux took what he was given. And that was a wire-to-wire victory as WinStar Farm’s Overture held off favored Mopotism for a length victory in the $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. Overture, in her first stakes race, was in the clear through a tepid first quarter-mile […]

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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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Beauly Up The Hedge For Indiana General Assembly Distaff Win

James Graham shot up the hedge with 13-1 shot Beauly, holding off favored Linda for a victory in the $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff at Indiana Grand. It was the first stakes victory for Rebecca and Stephen Hillen’s 4-year-old filly, who was making her third start in the United States after racing last year in […]

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