Indiana

‘Nothing Can Handicap Her’: Miss Ximena Brings Renewed Outlook To Ortiz’s Biggest Fan

It was only the first start for Miss Ximena on Saturday at Indiana Grand, but she was carrying far more on her back than just jockey Alex Canchari. The two-year-old daughter of Flat Out is named in honor of Trainer John Ortiz’s sister, Karla Ximena (pronounced He-mena) Ortiz, who is afflicted with the autoimmune disease […]

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Prescott Brings Home Third Leading Rider Title At Indiana Grand

Indiana’s all-time leading jockey, Rodney Prescott, earned his third leading jockey title at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Portland, Ind. native was awarded the title after winning his 114th race of the meet in the first race aboard the Kim Hammond-trained Desert Thief. Prescott now has 947 career wins over both the dirt and […]

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Juvenile Ace Of Aces Approaches Stakes Record In Crown Ambassador

Ace of Aces has been nearly perfect this season and continued that streak, winning his third straight race and second straight stakes in the 20th running of the $100,000-added Crown Ambassador Stakes at Indiana Grand. With Alex Canchari aboard, the two-year-old romped to victory in the six-furlong event in a time of 1:10.41 seconds, which […]

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‘It Sounded Like I Had Just Won The Preakness’: Racing Club Celebrates At Indiana Grand

She did it. Bold Concept, the people’s horse at Indiana Grand, rallied home with a late burst of speed to break her maiden and provide the 44 owners of Grand Gesture Stable, Indiana Grand’s racing club, with their first trip to the winner’s circle. After five previous tries and finishing second in four of those […]

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Marina’s Legacy Scores Repeat Victory In Indiana’s Florence Henderson Stakes

There was no stopping Marina’s Legacy in the 15th running of the $100,000-added Florence Henderson Stakes Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Indiana Grand. The four-year-old filly rallied out to the lead and never looked back, scoring the win in the Florence Henderson Stakes for the second straight year. Trained by Aaron West, Marina’s Legacy earned the […]

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Untamed Domain, Curlin’s Honor Top Ceasars Stakes At Indiana Grand

A field of eight will go postward in the 13th running of the $200,000 Caesars Stakes during Indiana’s richest day of turf racing Wednesday, Sept. 5. The race, formerly known as the Centaur Stakes, will feature several horses with Graded Stakes experience, including Untamed Domain from the H. Graham Motion Stable. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Untamed […]

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Sirenusa Headlines Wednesday’s Ta Wee Stakes At Indiana Grand

The sixth running of the $100,000-guaranteed Ta Wee will be the featured event on a special Thursday, July 19 racing program at Indiana Grand. The one mile event will be held on the newly named Rod Ratcliff Turf Course as the seventh race on the nine-race program. The race was named in honor of Ta Wee, an […]

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Axelrod Flies Late To Nail Photo In Indiana Derby

For the second year in a row, a Southern California shipper will be taking home the trophy for the G3 Indiana Derby. Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod came flying down the center of the track in the final eighth of a mile of the $500,000 contest, just getting his nose down first at the wire. Florent […]

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‘Always A Longshot’: $1,500 Filly Takes On Indiana Oaks With Help From Above

Molecules will be the longest shot in Saturday night’s $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand, but a victory by the locally-based 3-year-old filly would be in keeping with her remarkable story. Edward “Bow” Boerjan already was fighting cancer when he purchased Molecules for $1,500 at Keeneland’s 2016 January sale. He had the daughter of Einstein […]

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‘He’s Going To Become Special’: Albarado High On King Zachary For Indiana Derby

When Robby Albarado suffered a broken ankle in a gate mishap two weeks before last year’s Kentucky Derby, the jockey said that horse owner Tom Conway sent a text telling him not to worry, that “your Derby horse is in Dale’s barn.” Conway, a Louisville attorney, was referring to the 2018 Derby, trainer Dale Romans […]

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