Indiana Grand

Altito Takes Don K. Memorial Starter Handicap In 1:49.63, New Indiana Grand Track Record

Patience proved to be a virtue for Altito and Ty Kennedy in the fifth round of the $30,000 Don K. Memorial Starter Handicap Wednesday, July 25 at Indiana Grand. The series, named in honor of former Indiana HBPA executive director Don Kubovchik, extends through a majority of the 120-day racing season at different distances on […]

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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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Talk Veuve To Me Proves Deserving Favorite In Indiana Oaks

Talk Veuve to Me was the toast of Indiana Grand, romping to a 4 3/4-length victory over Figarella’s Queen in Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Indiana Oaks. “She showed what I was expecting her to show,” said trainer Rodolphe Brisset, who began training only last year and earned his second graded stakes victory, following Quip […]

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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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Indiana Grand Turf Course Named In Honor Of Centaur’s Rod Ratcliff

The racing program for the 24th running of the Indiana Derby, Indiana’s richest horse race, was kicked off by an official welcome from Rod Ratcliff, chairman and CEO of Centaur Gaming and Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming after the first race. A surprise presentation was made to Ratcliff as Indiana Grand’s seven-eighths […]

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Weekend Lineup: Indiana Derby, Delaware ‘Cap

The G2 Delaware Handicap and G3 Indiana Derby are the highlights of this Saturday’s graded stakes action in the United States. Dual Grade 1 winner Elate will make her 4-year-old debut in the $750,000 Delaware ‘Cap, taking on a well-matched field of eight other fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles. The biggest threats are […]

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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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O’Neill Chases Back-To-Back Indiana Derby Victories With Blame The Rider

Doug O’Neill will try to keep up his lofty stats in graded stakes at Indiana Grand. The California-based trainer had never run a horse here when he finished a close second in last year’s Indiana Oaks with Mopotism and immediately afterward won the Indiana Derby with Irap. Now the two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer is back […]

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California Invaders Try To Knock Off King Zachary In Indiana Derby

A field of nine has been drawn for the 24th running of the Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday at Indiana Grand. The race, slated as the ninth on the 10-race card, will have an estimated post time of 9:48 p.m. ET. The first race post is 5:30 p.m. King Zachary comes into the race off […]

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