indiana horse racing

Indiana Grand Ready To Officially Open State’s First Sports Book

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will make history Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 as it becomes the first Sports Book in the state. A special pep rally will lead into the commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Winner’s Circle Race, Sports, Pub.  “We are extremely excited and honored to open the first Sports Book […]

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Indiana Horse Racing Commission Seeks New Leader As Current Director Mike Smith Retires

Although an official date has not been set, Indiana Horse Racing Commission Executive Director, Mike Smith, recently announced plans to retire. Smith will assist Commission members with their search for his replacement and ensure a smooth transition occurs once a replacement is named.  Since joining the ranks of the Commission as their Executive Director in […]

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Indiana Grand To Kick Off 17th Racing Season Tuesday

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will kick off its 17th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The first race will go to the starting gate at 2:15 p.m. to signify the start of the 120-day racing season. A total of 10 races are on the program with the final two dedicated […]

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Indiana Grand: No Confirmed Date For Opening Training As Track Renovation Continues

Indiana Grand Racing and Casino vice president and general manager of racing Jon Schuster posted the following statement to social media Tuesday after the track received a number of questions about the status of its track surface overhaul. “For those of you used to Indiana weather and it’s typical ups & downs during the winter […]

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25th Running Of Indiana Derby, $4.3 Million In Stakes Highlight Indiana Grand Meet

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby heads a strong list of Thoroughbred stakes races for 2019 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. A total of 35 stakes will be offered during the 120-day racing season from Tuesday, April 16 through Wednesday, Nov. 6 with total stakes purses topping the $4.3 million mark. The 2019 season […]

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Indiana Tracks Could Get Live Casino Dealers This Year, Sports Betting In 2020

A bill moving through Indiana’s legislature would allow the racinos Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park to offer table games with live dealers this year and sports betting across the state in 2020. The potential developments are part of a measure passed by a state Senate committee last week which would overhaul Indiana’s gambling industry. Another […]

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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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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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Indiana-Breds Working Double Duty As Racehorses And KER Research Stock

It’s not often you hear of racehorses having a secondary job while still in training and competitively racing, but a handful of Indiana-bred Thoroughbreds are pulling double duty on the track and in the research barn for owner Dr. Joe Pagan, owner of Kentucky Equine Research (KER). “We have a unique racing program,” says Dr. […]

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Indiana Grand Set To Race April Through November In 2018

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved Indiana Grand’s 2018 racing dates during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will be held beginning Tuesday, April 17 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The 120-day season will provide live racing Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with first post set at 2:05 […]

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