Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand: COVID-19 Policies Remain In Place With Training Four Days Per Week

Indiana Grand’s Eric Halstrom, VP & General Manager of Racing, released the following update on Tuesday, March 31: At the meeting that was held at Indiana Grand on March 17th, I mentioned that, barring any immediate developments, I would give an update for our horsemen and regulators on March 30. With no major changes in […]

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Indiana Grand Announces Purse Increases For 2020 Season

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will kick off its 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 14 and the action just got a little sweeter for the participants. The first condition book is now available and reflects a significant purse increase. Thoroughbred purses have received an eight percent increase for all open […]

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Indiana Thoroughbred Program Eyes Growth Of More Than $2.4 Million In 2020

Thanks to Indiana General Assembly approval last year, Indiana racinos introduced table games as an option for players in January. Because of this action, new revenue from this wagering has allowed the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee to craft a 2020 racing program rewarding more breeders with more races and more money. The 2020 […]

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$500,000 Indiana Derby Tops 2020 Stakes Schedule At Indiana Grand

A total of 37 Thoroughbred Stakes with purses in excess of a record $4.65 million will be offered during the upcoming 2020 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The schedule is headed by the Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby set for Saturday, July 11. Indiana Derby Night will once again feature six total […]

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Indiana Grand Vice President, General Manager Jon Schuster Dies At 61

Jon Schuster, longtime vice president and general manager at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Ind., died Wednesday at his home, according to the Shelbyville, Ind. racetrack. He was 61 years old. A native of Brazil, Ind., Schuster’s passion for racing started at an early age — he was 10 years old when he […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Thorwarth Has Traveled The Track And The Red Carpet; Now He Serves A Higher Power

In 2005, jockey Otto Thorwarth had become disenchanted with race riding, particularly the battle against his weight. He returned to his hometown of Hot Springs, Ark., but struggled to close out his jockey career because he believed he eventually would pair with a champion mount. Then, he says he received a directive from above. “I […]

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Longshot Copper Nickel Skips Clear In Miss Indiana Stakes

Copper Nickel may have been overlooked by the public, but her connections had faith in her. At odds of 20-1, the two-year-old daughter of Stroll put the field at her heels in the stretch and rode away with the victory in the 22nd running of the $100,000 Miss Indiana Stakes at Indiana Grand Tuesday, Nov. […]

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Pedroza Celebrates ‘Very Special’ 1000th Win At Indiana Grand

Marcelino Pedroza Jr. has had a stellar season thus far at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and he just added another accomplishment to his already impressive year. Pedroza Jr. guided Emmy’s Candy to victory in the fourth race of the day Tuesday, Oct. 22 to mark his 1,000th career win. Owned and trained by Gary […]

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Marcelino Pedroza Nears 1,000th Victory After Stakes Win At Indiana Grand

Fireball Baby got back on track with a win in the $75,000 ITOBA Stallion Season Fillies Stakes Saturday, Oct. 19 at Indiana Grand. The race was dedicated to the memory of Indiana trainer Julee Rodriguez, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year at Indiana Grand. Fireball Baby was the heavy favorite of the nine-horse field […]

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