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2018 Breeders' Cup Ticket Pre-Sale Opportunity

INHBPA Elections

The Indiana HBPA will hold elections for officers and directors in 2018. Our elections occur every three years.
  • Indiana HBPA Nominating Committee will hold a meeting on June 23, 2018 at Indiana Grand at 11:00am in the track kitchen.
    • At that time the committee will accept nominations for the office of President and for the Indiana HBPA Board of Directors.
    • All Indiana HBPA members are encouraged to attend.
  • Election Day, the day we count ballots, will be Oct. 2, 2018.
  • Ballots will be mailed to members eligible to vote, postmarked no later than September 2, 2018.
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are returning to the Twin Spires and Churchill Downs on November 2 & 3. We’re excited to offer you a special ticket pre-sale window that begins NOW and ends on Wednesday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 
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Its Just Fate wins $75,000 ITOBA Stallion Season Stake

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 9, 2018 – There was little surprise in the fifth running of the ITOBA Stallion Season Stake at Indiana Grand Saturday, June 9.  Read More

Audio from 2018 HBPA Convention Now Online

Prompted Willing Winner in $75,000 ITOBA Stallion Season Fillies Stake

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 9, 2018 – Prompted may have been the last horse out of the gate, but she quickly made up for the misstep and turned in a great performance to win...... Read More

The 2018 National HBPA Convention in New Orleans brought together horsemen and industry experts from around the country, and audio from the panels is now available online. To access the audio,  CLICK HERE .
The audio files are in a password-protected section of the National HBPA website. If you do not have a password, please call the NHBPA office at 859-259-0451 or email .
Among the topics from the convention are sports betting, sexual harassment, the trainer all insurer rule, aftercare, social media, medication and more, plus keynote speaker Mr. Clay Whitham.

Aristomaches Wins Don K. Memorial Starter Handicap at Indiana Grand

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 6, 2018 – Most people would have been a little worried coming out of the gate sluggishly, but the connections of Aristomaches know his style.  Read More

Kenny Brown Named First "Groom of the Week" at Indiana Grand

NHBPA Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Sports Betting

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; –June 2, 2018– Bruce Murphy, owner of Backstretch Supplies at Indiana Grand, is always looking for ways to promote the sport of horse racing. Read More

"We have known that until today, pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing was the only legal form of sports wagering available within the United States at physical locations as well as online. As of today the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional and now allows states to freely regulate sports betting.  All stakeholders and horsemen in our industry must prepare for the challenges that may be ahead but also be willing to embrace opportunities that may arise from this expansion of sports betting.”
          – Eric Hamelback CEO, National Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association
Photos from June 3rdBackside Fishing Day at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Topics Announced for HBPA Convention

Indiana Grand Celebrates 10 Year Milestone Anniversary

ROAP Certificate Course Set for Feb. 20-21 in OKC

Shelbyville, Ind.—May 30, 2018— Since opening its casino doors in June of 2008, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has provided the very best in gaming, racing, dining, and entertainment to more than three million visitors annually. Read More

Equestricon Announces 2018 Dates in Louisville

Brandi Steele Off to Winning Start as Trainer at Indiana Grand

Track Supers Field Day Set for March 25-27 at Oaklawn

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 26, 2018 – Each year, several new trainers emerge on the backstretch at Indiana Grand. Read More

The 17th annual track superintendents' field day will be held March 25-27 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hosted by Oaklawn Park, the event will begin on Sunday, March 25, with a welcome reception and continue with workshops and demonstrations on Monday and Tuesday. There are no registration fees for the event, as it is supported by sponsors, and a special rate is available at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.

The track superintendents group meets yearly to discuss best practices, share surface maintenance techniques, participate in educational forums and discuss ways to better serve the equine industry.

Visit to register and learn more.

Indiana-Breds on the Cutting Edge of Nutrition Innovation

Entrusted Scores Upset in $100,000 Swifty Sired Stakes at Indiana Grand

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 23, 2018 – Having a great brood mare
in one’s possession can be a great thing. Read More

It's Just Fate Takes Over in $100,000 Sagamore Sired Stakes

Registration & Hotel Reservations Now Open for 2018 National HBPA Convention in New Orleans

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 23, 2018 – Sometimes fate steps in and intervenes, which is exactly what happened in the fifth running of the $100,000 Sagamore Sired Stakes at Indiana Grand Wednesday, May 23. Read More

Information Regarding CDL/ELD Requested from the March 2018 Full Board Meeting

Backstretch Supplies to Offer "Grrom of the Week" at Indiana Grand

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 23, 2018 – Bruce Murphy loves horse racing and is always trying to find ways to enhance the sport. Read More

Overanalyzer Wins His First Start as a 2 Year Old at Indiana Grand

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 22, 2018 – It’s always an exciting time of the year when the fresh crop of racehorses hit the track. Read More

Castanon Creates New Preakness Memories at Indiana Grand

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 19, 2018 – Preakness Day has always been special for Jockey Jesus Castanon. Read More

$100,000 Swifty Sired Fillies and $100,000 Sagamore Stakes Kick off 2018 Stakes Season at Indiana Grand

Bold Concept Finishes Second in First Start for Grand Gesture Stables at Indiana Grand

Bold Concept to Make First Start for Grand Gesture Stables at Indiana Grand

Polo Art Wins First Turf Race of 2018 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 11, 2018 – Indiana Grand Racing & Casino kicked off turf racing Friday, May 11 with three of the eight Thoroughbred races carded on the turf. Read More

Shes no Angel, but on the Track Lookout

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 6, 2018 – The odds have always been against Lookout Angel. From an injury as a foal that left a disfigurement to long odds on the board, it appears Lookout Angel is always trying to beat the odds. Read More

Bold Concept to Represent Grand Gesture Stable in 2018

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – April 25, 2018 – Bold Concept, a three-year-old Indiana sired filly, has been purchased for Indiana Grand’s Racing Club, Grand Gesture Stable. Read More

Nine Races Featured on Season Opener at Indiana Grand

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – April 12, 2018 – The 16th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will get underway Tuesday, April 17 with a nine-race program beginning at 2:05 p.m. The 120-day race meet will extend through Wednesday, Nov. 7 offering racing four days a week.

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ELD and CDL Webinar Recording Available from ACHC

While registration filled up quickly for the American Horse Council's First Quarter 2018 webinar on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Commercial Drivers License (CDL) requirements, the AHC recorded the webinar in order to share with AHC members and horsemen.

This is a multifactorial issue, with requirements for a CDL varying from state to state. The AHC is planning on hosting a second webinar on this topic in the coming weeks, and will be meeting with the Department of Transportation this coming Friday to further address how to best communicate the complexities of the requirements to the equine industry.

The AHC recommends contacting your state Department of Transportation for specific questions on the CDL regulations for your state. To view a list of state by state contacts,  please click here .

You can access the webinar recording  by clicking here .

If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at .

Dates Approved for 2018 Racing Meet

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Dec. 7, 2017 – The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved the 2018 racing dates during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
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