Indiana Grand

$700,000 Dirt Track Renovation ‘Right On Schedule’ At Indiana Grand

At the conclusion of the 16th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Wednesday, Nov. 7, the track maintenance crew immediately began renovation on the one-mile dirt racetrack at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The $700,000 project is expected to be completed in March 2019 when the barn area opens for training. Several consultants have […]

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Indiana Racing Dates Approved For 2019, Schedule To Mirror 2018

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) held its regular monthly meeting at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Dec. 5. Included on the agenda was the approval of racing dates for 2019 at both Indiana Grand and Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Both racetracks provided a presentation, including operational and marketing plans for 2019 as well as racing dates, and […]

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Amoss, Garcia Tie For Training Title At Indiana Grand

It was a fight to the finish between two of Indiana Grand’s most accomplished trainers. At the conclusion of the 120-day meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, they could not be separated. Tom Amoss and Genaro Garcia each ended the season with 45 wins to be named 2018 Leading Trainer at Indiana Grand. Garcia earned his second […]

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‘Nothing Can Handicap Her’: Miss Ximena Brings Renewed Outlook To Ortiz’s Biggest Fan

It was only the first start for Miss Ximena on Saturday at Indiana Grand, but she was carrying far more on her back than just jockey Alex Canchari. The two-year-old daughter of Flat Out is named in honor of Trainer John Ortiz’s sister, Karla Ximena (pronounced He-mena) Ortiz, who is afflicted with the autoimmune disease […]

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Prescott Brings Home Third Leading Rider Title At Indiana Grand

Indiana’s all-time leading jockey, Rodney Prescott, earned his third leading jockey title at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Portland, Ind. native was awarded the title after winning his 114th race of the meet in the first race aboard the Kim Hammond-trained Desert Thief. Prescott now has 947 career wins over both the dirt and […]

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Rodney Prescott Earns Third Leading Riding Title At Indiana Grand; Edgar Morales Top Apprentice

Indiana’s all-time leading jockey, Rodney Prescott, earned his third leading jockey title at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Portland, Ind. native was awarded the title after winning his 114th race of the meet in the first race aboard the Kim Hammond-trained Desert Thief. Prescott now has 947 career wins over both the dirt and turf […]

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Indiana Grand To Offer Record Carryover Of $46k In Friday’s Pick 5

Indiana Grand will offer the biggest carryover for any type of wager on track when racing resumes Friday, Oct. 12. The Pick 5 carryover is $46,946.59, marking a new record for carryovers at the Shelbyville, Ind. racetrack.  The Pick 5, played on the first five races at Indiana Grand, caught the attention of several horseplayers […]

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Juvenile Ace Of Aces Approaches Stakes Record In Crown Ambassador

Ace of Aces has been nearly perfect this season and continued that streak, winning his third straight race and second straight stakes in the 20th running of the $100,000-added Crown Ambassador Stakes at Indiana Grand. With Alex Canchari aboard, the two-year-old romped to victory in the six-furlong event in a time of 1:10.41 seconds, which […]

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‘It Sounded Like I Had Just Won The Preakness’: Racing Club Celebrates At Indiana Grand

She did it. Bold Concept, the people’s horse at Indiana Grand, rallied home with a late burst of speed to break her maiden and provide the 44 owners of Grand Gesture Stable, Indiana Grand’s racing club, with their first trip to the winner’s circle. After five previous tries and finishing second in four of those […]

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New Owners Celebrate First Trip To Indiana Grand Winner’s Circle

To most, the fourth race of the day at Indiana Grand was a regular claiming event, but for three individuals, the race was one that they will never forget. Joni Patterson, Richard Hyde and Don Kehrt earned their first win as new Thoroughbred owners at Indiana Grand. The trio of owners had the opportunity to […]

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