Indiana

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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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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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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