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Kim Grew Wins First Career Start at Indiana Grand

2018 Breeders' Cup Ticket Pre-Sale Opportunity

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Sometimes it pays to be patient. That’s exactly what transpired with apprentice jockey Kim Grews at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Aug. 1.   Click to Download Article
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. 
To purchase your tickets,  click here  and use promo code BCWC or call (800) 745-3000 now!
If you would like to purchase multiple boxes or dining tables, please call 1-859-514-9428 or 1-800-745-3000.
Don’t miss out on your chance to witness the best of the best compete in 14 championship races, highlighted by the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. 

Click here  and use promo code BCWC or call (800) 745-3000 now to secure your seats.

Mogge Stable Named "Barn Crew of the Month"

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 31, 2018) – Indiana Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Texas Corral of Shelbyville, Ind. have teamed up to provide “Barn Crew of the Month” at Indiana Grand.   Click to Download Article

Jockeys raise awareness, funding for PDJF

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 28, 2018) – Indiana Grand’s Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys participated in the annual “PDJF Racing Across America” Saturday, July 28 to help raise awareness and funding for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).   Click to Download Article

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Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” set for Saturday

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 26, 2018) – The Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) will be trackside once again Saturday, July 28 for the second installment of the 2019 series “Grand Mornings at the Track.”   Click to Download Article

Audio from 2018 HBPA Convention Now Online

Altito Sets New Track Resord in Don K. Memorial Handicap

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  ehamelback@hbpa.org .
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.

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 25, 2018) – 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.   Click to Download Article

Sirenusa No Surprise in $100,000 Ta Wee Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 19, 2018) – It was a special filly that took home the feature of the day on a special Thursday, July 19 racing program at Indiana Grand.  Click to Download Article

Sky Writer Flies in $100,000 Snack Stakes

NHBPA Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Sports Betting

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 18, 2018) – Sky Writer and jockey Eddie Perez stepped up in a big way Wednesday, July 18 in their first start over the Rod Ratcliff Turf Course at Indiana Grand.  Click to Download Article
"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

Obsolete Becomes Relevant in Ellen's Lucky Star Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 18, 2018) – A victory in the 10th running of the $100,000 Ellen’s Lucky Star Stakes had a double shot of success for trainer Mike Lauer.  Click to Download Article

$100,000 Ta Wee Highlights Special Thursday

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 17, 2018) — The sixth running of the $100,000-guaranteed Ta Wee will be the featured event on a special Thursday, July 19 racing program at Indiana Grand. Click to Download Article

Topics Announced for HBPA Convention

Dot Matrix in Warrior Veterans Stakes

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

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 14, 2018) – It was a big night for trainer Brad Cox. He scored three stakes wins on the racing program, capping off a great night with a win from Dot Matrix in the $100,000 Warrior Veterans Stakes for four-year-olds and upwards on the turf.  Click to Download Article

Equestricon Announces 2018 Dates in Louisville

Lovely Loyree Repeats

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

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 14, 2018) -- Chicago-based Lovely Loyree won Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff for the second time, wearing down Hachi to win by a neck Saturday while covering 1 1/16 miles over firm turf in 1:42.54.  Click to Download Article
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 www.tracksupers.com to register and learn more.

Talk Veuve To Me Wins Indiana Oaks

SSHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 14, 2018) -- Talk Veuve to Me was the toast of Indiana Grand, romping to a 4 3/4-length victory over Figarella’s Queen in Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Indiana Oaks.  Read More

Axelrod Wins $500,000 Indiana Derby

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 14, 2018) — If a race was predicted at the start, Axelrod would not have been a strong contender for the win in the 24th running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby. However, it is how you finish that matters and Axelrod was full of momentum when he hit the wire, nabbing Trigger Warning for the win.  Read More

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

Pioneer Spirit in Schaefer Memorial

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 14, 2018) — It was a battle to the finish between Pioneer Spirit and Seeking the Soul, but in the end, Pioneer Spirit got the edge to win the 19th running of the $100,000 Michael G. Schafer Memorial, a Listed Stakes.  Read More

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

Pinch Hit Hits Home Run

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 14, 2018) -- Richard Klein’s Pinch Hit might not have knocked it out of the park but the 4-year-old filly was safe at home, capturing Saturday’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Awestruck.   Read More

Turf Course Named for Rod Ratcliff

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 14, 2018) — The racing program for the 24th running of the Indiana Derby, Indiana’s richest horse race, was kicked off by an official welcome from Rod Ratcliff....  Read More

$1.5K Filly Molecules' Story Continues

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 13, 2018) — Molecules will be the longest shot in Saturday night’s $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand, but a victory by the locally-based 3-year-old filly would be in keeping with her remarkable story.   Read More

Albarado on Indiana Derby Favorite

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; July 13, 2018 — When Robby Albarado suffered a broken ankle in a gate mishap two weeks before last year’s Kentucky Derby, the jockey said that horse owner Tom Conway sent a text telling him not to worry, that “your Derby horse is in Dale’s barn.”   Read More

Rubley Can Continue Big Week with Dalarna, Papa Zulu

Story & pics by Jennie Rees
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; July 12, 2018 — Kelly Rubley is hoping to back up the biggest day yet in her young training career a week later with a big night Saturday on Indiana Grand’s stakes-laden Indiana Derby card.   Read More

Blame the Rider Back on Dirt

Story by Jennie Rees, Photo by Coady Photography
SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; July 12, 2018 — Doug O’Neill will try to keep up his lofty stats in graded stakes at Indiana Grand.   Read More

Arnold Hoping Funny Duck Delivers

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; July 11, 2018 — Growing up in Lexington, Ky., as the son of a trainer, Rusty Arnold developed a strong respect and appreciation for the titans in horse racing and breeding.  Read More

King Zachary Tagged as Favorite

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – July 11, 2018 – A field of nine has been drawn for the 24th running of the Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday, July 14 at Indiana Grand.   Read More

Lookin At Lee Headed to Schaefer Memorial

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – July 10, 2018 – The connections of  Lookin At Lee are hoping the 4-year-old colt can carry over his First Saturday in May form to the second Saturday in July in the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial on Indiana Grand’s showcase Indiana Derby card.  Read More

King Zachary Ready for Indiana Derby

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – July 9, 2018 – Trainer Dale Romans long has said that King Zachary is as good as any 3-year-old in his large Churchill Downs-based stable.  Read More

Grade III $500,000 Guaranteed Indiana Derby Draws 47 Nominations

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – July 3, 2018 – The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby, presented by Miller Lite, has drawn nominations from 47 three-year-old colts and geldings.  Read More

Mike Lauer Scores 1,000th Victory

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 30, 2018 – It was evident that the third race at Indiana Grand was a little different than most Saturday, June 30.  Track Announcer Bill Downes’ voice got very animated in the final strides of the race as Miracles Take Time and jockey Declan Cannon when it was clear they were going to record the victory.  Read More

Anthony Granitz Stable Awarded First "Barn Crew of the Month"

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 30, 2018 – The Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has teamed up with Texas Corral of Shelbyville, Ind. to implement a new award at Indiana Grand: “Barn Crew of the Month.”   Read More

Union Bowman Going Strong at Eleven

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 27, 2018 – Union Bowman scored his 20th career win Wednesday, June 27 at Indiana Grand. It was just another day at work for the 11-year-old son of Newfoundland, who now has in excess of $440,000 in career earnings.  Read More

Team USA Wins World Jockey Challenge

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 26, 2018 – Team USA kept its streak alive Saturday, June 23 by winning the third consecutive title in the fifth annual World Jockey Challenge at Indiana Grand. Read More

Felix Villata named “Groom of the Week”

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 23, 2018 – Felix Villata of the Randy Matthews Stable was named “Groom of the Week” at Indiana Grand Saturday, June 23.  Read More

Hold On Angel flies high in Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 20, 2018 – Hold on Angel and jockey Rodney Prescott made a decision early in the race to move to the lead.  Read More

Black Nova upsets in Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Fillies Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 20, 2018 – It wasn’t the finish that anyone expected, not even owner-trainer Ron Brown, but Black Nova proved everyone wrong ...  Read More

Indiana HBPA’s “Grand Mornings at the Track” Returns

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 20, 2018 – Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s (HBPA) popular Saturday morning program “Grand Mornings at the Track” returns to Indiana Grand.  Read More

Marcus Guerrero named “Groom of the Week”

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – June 16, 2018 – Backstretch Supplies, owned by Bruce Murphy and Genaro Garcia, has implemented a new program this season at Indiana Grand.  Read More

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.

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

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

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

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

Photos from June 3rdBackside Fishing Day at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
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Indiana Grand Celebrates 10 Year Milestone Anniversary

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

Brandi Steele Off to Winning Start as Trainer at Indiana Grand

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

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

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

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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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 info@horsecouncil.org .

Dates Approved for 2018 Racing Meet