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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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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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For Trainer Kim Hammond, Success At Indiana Grand Is All In The Family

Trainer Kim Hammond is racing’s all-time leading female trainer with more than 2,200 career wins. She has operated a strong stable in the Midwest for more than two decades and part of that success is identifying horses that will be profitable for her owners. Saturday Tryst is one of those horses with more than $132,000 […]

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Indiana Racing Commission Annual Report Shows License, Standardbred Foal Growth In 2017

Highlighting what has most likely been the most successful year for Indiana horse racing, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) has released its 2017 Annual Report. The report highlights the growth in licenses issued in the state of Indiana to more than 11,550, which is reflective of a steady increase in program participants in all […]

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Altito Takes Don K. Memorial Starter Handicap In 1:49.63, New Indiana Grand Track Record

Patience proved to be a virtue for Altito and Ty Kennedy in the fifth round of the $30,000 Don K. Memorial Starter Handicap Wednesday, July 25 at Indiana Grand. The series, named in honor of former Indiana HBPA executive director Don Kubovchik, extends through a majority of the 120-day racing season at different distances on […]

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Paulick Report 6/28 News Minute Presented By The Queen’s Plate At Woodbine

The Paulick Report is your source for Thoroughbred racing news throughout each day. The News Minute is here to catch you up on some of the latest stories. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow shares business developments from two neighboring states. Plus, which celebrities are getting in on the action of the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill […]

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‘Groom Of The Week’ Title Up For Grabs At Indiana Grand In June

Bruce Murphy loves horse racing and is always trying to find ways to enhance the sport. At the conclusion of last season, it was unclear who would take over the tack shop on the backstretch following the passing of “Big Jim” Duncan. So Murphy decided to buy the business and relocate to the permanent tack […]

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Express Charge, Apprentice Edgar Morales Kick Off 2018 Season At Indiana Grand

Express Charge with apprentice jockey Edgar Morales charged home in the stretch to win the season opener Tuesday, April 17 at Indiana Grand. The race kicked off the 120-day racing season that extends to Wednesday, Nov. 7. Starting from post five in the nine horse lineup used early speed out of the gate to get good […]

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Hoosier Park Announces Updated EHV-1 Policy, Increased Biosecurity On Backstretch

Due to the unfortunate recent EHV-1 outbreak, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind., will implement an updated policy, which supersedes any previous policies regarding EHV-1, effective immediately. All horses must have a current negative Coggins test (within 1 year) and a current EHV (rhino) vaccination (within six months) on file in the racing […]

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