Indiana

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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Indiana-Bred Bucchero Has A Shot On ‘His Track’ In Schaefer Memorial

Bucchero might not win Saturday night’s $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial at Indiana Grand, but the winner probably will have to pass him at some point. So believes Tim Glyshaw, who trains Bucchero for Harlan Malter’s Ironhorse Racing Stable. Bucchero is the leading older male horse in the Indiana-bred ranks, seeking to repeat in this fall’s Brickyard […]

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Calhoun, Hernandez Hoping For ‘Awesome Saturday’ In Indiana Derby

Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey Brian Hernandez are hoping Awesome Saturday produces just that in Saturday night’s $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand. Chuck Hovitz’s 3-year-old son of Any Given Saturday makes his stakes debut in the 1 1/16-mile, Grade 3 race. But he’s always run well while making steady improvement in each of his five starts despite self-inflected miscues. In […]

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Jockeys Clawson, Parker To Challenge Indiana Pacers In ‘Kings Of The Court’

Jockeys Katie Clawson and DeShawn Parker know a thing or two about competing on the track. They will transpose that trait over to the basketball court Friday, July 14 for a special “Kings of the Court” competition with Lance Stephenson and Joe Young of the Indiana Pacers. The event is part of a special Indiana Derby eve […]

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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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