Indiana

Jockey Goncalves ‘Proud’ To Become Naturalized U.S. Citizen

For many born outside the red, white and blue, a lifelong dream is to come to America. According to the Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security, during the last decade, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. Leandro Goncalves’ upbringing […]

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Team USA Retains Title In Indiana Grand’s Fourth Annual World Jockey Challenge

Despite a sweep by Team Mexico in the final Quarter Horse race of the night, the team from the United States retained the title in the fourth annual World Jockey Challenge at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Saturday, June 24. The event covered all 10 races with 35 jockeys vying for points for their respective […]

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Indiana Grand Racing Club’s A J Pacer Fifth In 2017 Debut

The excitement of watching A J Pacer Saturday, June 17 for her first start at Indiana Grand was at an all-time high. Many of the 50 shareholders of the three-year-old Indiana bred filly were in attendance for her first start, a $34,500 Allowance running five and one-half furlongs. After a slow start and trailing the […]

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Quarter Horse Youth Racing Experience At Indiana Grand Gives Out Two Scholarships

The Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana (QHRAI) held their annual Youth Racing Experience event Saturday, June 17 at Indiana Grand. The program designed to teach 16-18 year olds about Quarter Horse racing drew a total of 13 students from both Indiana and Illinois for the day-long event. Students arrived at 8 a.m. and were […]

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Parker Taking Advantage Of New ‘Opportunity’ At Indiana Grand This Season

When Deshawn Parker goes for a walk around the backside of Indiana Grand, a number of trainers may find it hard to reconcile that image with the jockey they see on the track in the afternoon. That’s because Parker stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall, nearly a head above the rest of the jockey colony. […]

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Indiana-Bred Mister Pollard Eclipses $500,000 In Earnings

It came down to the final strides of the $47,000 Allowance event at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in race seven. Mister Pollard and Jon Court rallied hard in the stretch to get the third and final lead of the race for the win, which pushes Mister Pollard over the $500,000 career earnings mark. Starting […]

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Shifting Gears: Indiana Motor Speedway Won’t Receive Funds from Racinos

Indiana lawmakers continue to work on legislation that would help Indianapolis Motor Speedway finance some much-needed improvements. One source of funding that had been under serious consideration was transferring revenue from racinos to the motorsports industry, rather than that money going back into horse racing. According to the Indianapolis Star, Indiana House Ways and Means […]

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Trainer Walter Abner Dies of Heart Attack

Indiana trainer Walter Abner died on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 68, according to a report by the Daily Racing Form. Abner ran horses at River Downs, Turfway Park, Churchill Downs, and Keeneland through his 46-year career, but had recently settled at Hoosier Park, Indiana Downs, and Tampa Bay Downs. He […]

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Indiana State Representative wants ‘holistic look’ at all casino laws

Indiana state Representative Ed Clere is calling for the legislature to ‘reassess its gambling policies’ as more casinos are getting ready to open in surrounding states. In an article in the Indianapolis Star, Clere stated that because the state has become “very dependent” upon casino revenues, lawmakers must find ways to ‘shore up’ such income, […]

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Finley: Say Goodbye to Slots Gravy Train?

Taking a look and several states that have seen racing flourish after tracks were converted to racinos, Bill Finley thinks he may see the writing on the wall as it pertains to future success. With budget shortfalls, states like Indiana are starting to redirect the slots money to what they see as more pressing needs.

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