Indiana Grand

Mr. Money Negotiates Loose Horse En Route To Indiana Derby Victory

Allied Racing Stable’s Mr. Money endured an eventful trip in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Indiana Derby, with jockey Gabriel Saez working out a clean trip despite a loose horse en route to a three-length victory. A 3-year-old son of Goldencents, Mr. Money has now won three graded stakes in a row for trainer Bret Calhoun. […]

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Street Band Splits Rivals, Kicks Clear In Indiana Oaks

Making her first start since a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Oaks, Street Band put in a dominant performance in Saturday evening’s G3 Indiana Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan rated off the pace, split rivals in the turn and kicked away down the lane to win by 3 1/2 lengths as the 3-1 second […]

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Mexican Star Kukulkan ‘Has A Lot Of Confidence’ Ahead Of Indiana’s Schaefer Memorial

One of the most intriguing horses running on Saturday’s showcase card at Indiana Grand is the Mexican-bred Kukulkan in the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial for older horses on dirt. The 4-year-old colt went 13 for 13 in his native country and is 15 for 16 overall. Kukulkan won the $300,000 Caribbean Classic (or Clasico […]

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Outside Post ‘Not A Big Concern’ For Indiana Derby Favorite Mr. Money

Trainer Bret Calhoun admits he would feel worse about his 6-to-5 favorite Mr. Money breaking from the extreme outside in Saturday night’s $500,000, Grade 3 Indiana Derby had it not been for the colt’s last start. It wasn’t that Mr. Money had a challenging post to overcome in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes […]

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UAE Derby Runner-Up, ‘Road Warrior’ Gray Magician Bound For Indiana Derby

The two-hour ship from Churchill Downs to Indiana Grand for Saturday night’s $500,000 Indiana Derby should feel like a mere sprint to Gray Magician, runner-up in the $2.5 million UAE Derby in Dubai. After starting his career out in Southern California, the 3-year-old dark gun-metal gray trekked to Maryland and back, to Dubai and back […]

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Favored Mr. Money Has To Overcome Outside Post In Indiana Derby

The field is set for the 25th running of the Grade 3 $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., Saturday, July 13. Mr. Money, the talented 3-year-old son of Goldencents, has been tagged as the morning line favorite at odds of 6-5 despite the outside post 11 in the race. Mr. Money, owned […]

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Street Band, Chocolate Kisses Top Overflow Field For Indiana Oaks

The Grade 3, $200,000-guaranteed Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., has assembled the largest group of 3-year-old fillies in the 24-year history of the race. Indiana’s first graded stakes event will lead into the G3 $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday, July 13, as the eighth race with a post time of 9:15 p.m. ET. […]

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‘Come-From-Behind’ Roiland Seeks Indiana Derby Upset

Tom Amoss — who tied for the 2018 Indiana Grand trainers title and won the crown outright in 2017 — tries to win the $500,000, Grade 2 Indiana Derby for the first time Saturday, sending out James and Mary Durlacher’s Roiland. The son of Successful Appeal is a deep closer whose biggest credential is his […]

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‘Once In A Lifetime’ Street Band Brings Sophie Doyle Back To Indiana Grand

After riding all Sunday afternoon at Chicago’s Arlington Park, jockey Sophie Doyle drove to Louisville for Fair Grounds Oaks winner Street Band’s final timed workout for Saturday’s $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. No way she was going to have someone else on the Larry Jones-trained and co-owned 3-year-old filly for a workout, […]

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Mr. Money Using Indiana Derby As ‘Building’ Block For Bigger Stakes

Allied Racing’s Mr. Money, who off a pair of Grade 3 stakes victories at Churchill Downs stamped himself as one of the fastest and most-improved 3-year-olds in the country, is headed to Saturday night’s $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand. Regular rider Gabriel Saez has the mount. Trainer Bret Calhoun had debated running Mr. Money, […]

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