Deena Pitman Appointed Executive Director Of Indiana Horse Racing Commission

After conducting a nation-wide search of qualified candidates, members of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission named Deena Pitman as its newest Executive Director. Pitman replaces Mike Smith, who announced plans for retirement earlier this year. Pitman joined the IHRC staff in 1993, as its first licensing supervisor, and can be credited with crafting the first […]

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Fractional Ownership Seminar Scheduled For April 15 At Indiana Grand

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is proud to announce their second seminar for 2018. On April 15, IHRC invites anyone interested in learning how they can get into horse racing, at a fraction of the cost, to a free fractional ownership seminar to be held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville. The […]

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Post-Gorajec: What’s Next For Indiana Racing?

Former Indiana Senator Thomas Weatherwax, chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, is looking to the future following the unanimous decision to fire executive director Joe Gorajec.  Weatherwax is focused on building the Indiana racing industry, from the breeders basing their operation in the state, to the trainers bringing their horses to its racetracks, to […]

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Irwin: Indiana Commission Actions Don’t Pass Smell Test

Absent a smoking gun that would lead to evidence of unethical behavior on the part of Joe Gorajec, the dismissal of the former executive director of the Indiana Racing Commission sends the wrong message to regional and national participants in horse racing. The reason the commissioners gave for firing the director was that they wanted […]

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Indiana Stewards Issue Ruling on Non-Lasix Race-Day Injection

Indiana Horse Racing Commission stewards have handed trainer Anthony Granitz a $2,000 fine and suspended Granitz assistant Richard Estvanko 60 days for a Sept. 19 incident in which veterinarian Dr. Ross Russell was observed by a member of Indiana Grand security staff injecting a Granitz-trained horse on race-day with a substance other than Lasix. Estvanko […]

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