Indiana Commission Approves Low Takeout Pick 5, 94-Day Meet At Indiana Grand

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved Indiana Grand’s modified request for race dates in 2020. The 94-day season will begin on Monday, June 15th and finish on Wednesday, November 18th on a Monday through Thursday basis with four select Saturdays of Quarter Horse-only racing over the span of the meet. Also approved as a […]

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Indiana Grand To Kick Off Season On June 15; Track Will Now Run Monday Through Thursday

Pending approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and after consultation with Indiana horsemen, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has revised its proposed Live Racing calendar for the 2020 season. The Shelbyville racetrack and casino will now begin its 90-day season on Monday, June 15th and finish on the previously scheduled, Wednesday, November 18th. The […]

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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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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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