Indiana Grand

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 Grand Ready To Launch 15th Season Of Racing April 18

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will get underway Tuesday, April 18 with a nine-race program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Eight Thoroughbred races will be followed by one Quarter Horse race on the opening day card that begins at 2:05 p.m. Highlighting the first day of racing will be a […]

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Indiana Grand: New Safety Rail One Of Many Upgrades For 2017 Racing Season

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is less than one month away and horsemen have returned to prepare for opening day Tuesday, April 18. The racetrack opened for training Monday, March 20 and includes a new safety rail, installed during the off-season to boost safety measures at the track. The new rail, […]

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Over $4 Million Offered On 2017 Indiana Grand Stakes Program

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has announced its 2017 stakes schedule for Thoroughbred racing. A total of 35 stakes will be offered during the 120-day racing season that spans April 18 through Oct. 28, 2017. Heading the list of Thoroughbred stakes is the 23rd running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby, slated for Saturday, […]

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Malcolm Franklin Rides 1000th Winner At Turfway Park

Jockey Malcolm Franklin, 27, scored his 1,000th career victory Saturday when he guided Belvin to a head victory in the fourth race at Turfway Park. “It’s been a long haul to get it,” Franklin said of the milestone. “I’ve ridden a lot of horses and I never thought I’d get there. I’m just going to […]

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Combating A Culture Of Cheating: A Matter Of Trust

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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Indiana Grand Finalizes 2017 Racing Dates

Racing dates for the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were recently approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The 120-day meet begins Tuesday, April 18 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 28. Racing will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:05 p.m. EST while Saturday night racing will […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Building A ‘Family’ Business

At age 28, trainer Aaron West has built a solid, mid-sized, family-run Thoroughbred operation in southeastern Kentucky, just 20 minutes north of the Tennessee border. West’s definition of family, however, extends a bit beyond his wife and two daughters. The Indiana native first got a taste for racehorses when his uncle and grandfather made a […]

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Indiana Grand Diaries: New Equine Hospital Fills Important Need

The new year will bring with it the opening of a state-of-the-art equine medical center just a stone’s throw from Indiana Grand racetrack in Shelbyville, Ind. The $8.8 million facility, built by a partnership between Purdue University and Centaur Gaming, is another example of the track owner’s ongoing financial commitment to the racing business, and […]

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Indiana Grand: Stellar 2016 Meet Reflective Of Strong Partnership Between Track And Horsemen

Horsemen are the backbone of the horse racing industry, and through a commitment by the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), a strong partnership is evident in the success of the racing program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. With handle up for the second straight year, the 2016 racing season will go down […]

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