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Irap Wins Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby
July 15, 2017 — Irap proved why he was the heavy favorite in the 23rd running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby. The three-year-old son of Tiznow circled his competition in the final turn and rallied home a winner by five lengths under the direction of jockey
Mario Gutierrez.

(John Engelhardt photo)


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Bucchero is Back in Brickyard Stakes

TOBA Announces Awards

Congratulations to 2nd Vice President Mike Lauer and Director Penny Lauer!

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 13, 2017 – After traveling to various tracks for stakes action, Indiana’s top older male returned to defend his title in the 21st running of the $100,000 Brickyard Stakes Wed. Sept. 13 at Indiana Grand.
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The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's 32nd Annual National Awards Dinner was held at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky. Read full story here

Bibbidibobbidi Boo wins $100,000 City of Anderson

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 13, 2017 – Each year, trainers hope their new crop of prospects will carry on the winning tradition of the stable.
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Thoroughbred Makeover Class of 2017

Jersey Justice wins $100,000 Hillsdale Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 13, 2017 – Jersey Justice and DeShawn Parker were a bit of a surprise in a strong field of two-year-old Indiana breds vying for the title in the 17th running of the $100,000-added Hillsdale Stakes.
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The final numbers are in!
Horse registration for the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, closed on August 1, and organizers are pleased to announce that (drum roll please!) 509 horses are currently registered to compete in Lexington, KY, October 5-8.
Thoroughbred Makeover Finale
Tickets on Sale
Top five in each sport compete for America's Most Wanted Title, celebrity announcers, jumbotron on stage, dinner, cash bar, live music, silent auction, and shopping. Tickets $25 or $15 for RRP members. Access to all Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Makeover activities is free. Saturday’s Finale and Celebration takes place in the Covered Arena.
For more information, including the schedule, how to volunteer, and how to donate to the silent auction, click here .

Peyton's Pass Speedy in 23rd Ruuning of $100,000 Merrilville Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 13, 2017 – Peyton’s Pass showed how quickness pays off as she rallied to a nearly gate to wire victory in the 23rd running of the $100,000-added Merrillville Stakes at Indiana Grand Wed. Sept. 13.
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Perez, Murray Visit Riley Hospital for Children

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 7, 2017 – Eddie Perez and Erica Murray represented the jockey colony at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Thursday, Sept. 7 during the annual visit to Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis.
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Lovely Bernadette Wins Indiana Grand Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Sept. 6, 2017) — Lovely Bernadette and jockey Florent Geroux rolled to an impressive win in the ninth running of the $200,000-guaranteed Indiana Grand Stakes.
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Jockey Club Elects Five New Members

Marina's Legacy in Florence Henderson Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 6, 2017 – Marina's Legacy and Jockey DeShawn Parker won their second straight stakes race at Indiana Grand.
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Don't Miss September 8 Nomination Deadline for the White Horse Awards

Cowboy Culture Strong in Centaur Stakes

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 6, 2017 – Early predictions were that Cowboy Culture and Florent Geroux would be the ones to defeat in the $200,000-guaranteed Centaur Stakes at Indiana Grand.
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Rhinestone Romeo Upsets in AJ Foyt

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Sept. 6, 2017 – It was emotional for friends and family associated with the Holden family of Greenfield, Ind. The group gathered in the winner’s circle to celebrate the victory by Rhinestone Romeo in the $14th running of the $100,000-added A.J. Foyt Stakes at Indiana Grand.
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WHITE HORSE AWARDS : HEROES WANTED!
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America is currently seeking nominees for the White Horse Award!
This award is presented annually to an individual of any age who has performed a heroic act on behalf of human or horse within the past 12 months.
Two additional awards, the Tribute to Excellence and the Community Service Award, will also be presented.
CLICK HERE to access the nomination form.
Awards will be presented at a ceremony on November 2, 2017 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Breeders' Cup Breakfast Marquee presented by Fasig Tipton and WinStar Farm.

Final Day of Racing Adjusted to Friday, October 27 at Indiana Grand

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Aug. 29, 2017 – The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a request to alter the final week of racing at Indiana Grand during its regular monthly meeting Friday, Aug. 25. The 120-day racing season will now include a special day of racing Thursday, Oct. 26 and the final day of racing is slated for Friday, Oct. 27. The altered schedule was requested to show full support of the prestigious $6 million Breeders Crown at Hoosier Park, Indiana Grand’s sister track. Read full story here

$200,000 Centaur Stakes Draws 40 Nominations at Indiana Grand

Tell Lawmakers to Reduce Red Tape for Guest Workers and Small Business

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – Aug. 25, 2017 – The $200,000-guaranteed Centaur Stakes, Indiana’s richest race on the turf, has drawn 40 nominations for the 12th running of the race set for Wednesday, Sept. 6. The race will be joined by three other stakes on the day, bringing a total of more than $600,000 on the program.
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As members of Congress return to their home states to visit constituents through Labor Day, the American Horse Council urges members to advocate
for legislative solutions to the federal government’s beleaguered temporary worker visa program. To fix the regulatory chaos that plagues the H-2B application
process, tell your elected officials - whether during a town hall meeting or visit to the local farmers’ market - to support the important measures below. In the event you don’t see your elected officials this summer, you can contact their D.C. offices at 202-225-3121, where staff members will note
your concerns and brief your representatives when they return in the fall.
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Motion Win in Kentucky Courts Could Affect Absolute Insurer Rule

via Thoroughbred Daily News -By Bill Finley
A Kentucky court has ruled in favor of trainer Graham Motion and owner George Strawbridge, tossing out the penalties assessed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission after their horse Kitten’s Point tested positive for the medication Methocarbamol following her win in the GIII Bewitch S. in 2015 at Keeneland. Read full story here

Big Kick Wins Claiming Crown Prep at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Aug. 16, 2017) – For the first time in the history of the track, Indiana Grand, in cooperation with the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) have teamed up to offer a special bid to the Claiming Crown.
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RTCA to Host Golf Tournament

Local and Regional Charities Win Big at Indiana Grand Derby

July 21, 2017 - Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host their Fourth Annual
Golf Tournament on Monday, September 25th, 2017 at Champions Trace Golf Club located at 20 Avenue of Champions Nicholasville, KY. The cost is $500 per team, or $125 for an individual patron.
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Shelbyville, Ind.—August 7, 2017—A record crowd and generous donations made the 23rd running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino a success for local and regional charities.
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Marina's Legacy Surprises in First Lady Stakes

Calling Horse Racing's Heros

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Aug. 9, 2017) — Marina’s Legacy and DeShawn Parker have been competitive this season, but everything didn’t line up until the 15th running of the $150,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes Wednesday,
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July 10, 2017 - A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage,  outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There are heroes all around the horse racing industry, and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) wants to recognize these selfless servants. RTCA is currently seeking nominees for its 15th Annual White Horse Award (WHA).
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Jockeys Raise Awareness and Funding for PDJF

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Aug. 4, 2017) – The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) hosted its fourth annual “Racing Across America” event Saturday, July 29 through Monday, July 31, joining more than 30 tracks nationally for the annual event.
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Back To School Night with INHBPA

Trainer's Exam Pre & Groom Elite

Indiana HBPA participated with Indiana Grand in "Back-to-School Night" on Saturday, July 29. After each race, through the 7th, Lisa Stephens and Michael Brown awarded two backpacks to students whose names were drawn from raffle registrants.  After the 7th race,the Indiana HBPA awarded a Galaxy notepad.

Back-to-School Night brought out many families and first-time attendees to Saturday night racing.  In addition to the HBPA giveaways, Indiana Grand provided face painting, a bounce house, a dunk tank and an electronic gaming trailer.

The event was held in conjunction with activities in support of Permanently Disabled Jockeys.  Those events included a tug-of-war between jockeys and the track maintenance crew, a jockey dash out of the gate, and the collection of donations for a very worthy cause. #INHBPA #horsemenhelpinghorsemen

June 19, 2017 - With three participants from each of  Canada, Illinois and Georgia, plus three other states, the 2017 summer Trainers’ Exam Prep Class in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 28-30 has sold out.
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Jeff Fager to Deliver Keynote Address

June 16, 2107 - Jeff Fager, the award-winning executive producer of “60 Minutes” and a Thoroughbred owner, will deliver the keynote address
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Youngest Daughter Wins $100,000 Ta Wee Stakes

Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Thoroughbred Industry Awards

July 20, 2017) – Less than a week after finishing second in the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby with Colonelsdarktemper, Jockey Jon Court shipped back to Indiana Grand .
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Nominations are now open for the 2017 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, which were held in America for the first time in 2016. Nominations can be submitted until Tuesday, August 1st, at midnight.
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Afoolsbrokenheart Wins Annie Steele Memorial Starter

July 20, 2017 – Fresh off his win in the $100,000 Snack Stakes Wednesday, July 19, Trainer Randy Matthews was back in the winner’s circle for the third round of the $30,000 Annie Steele Memorial Starter... Read full story here

RTCA Announces Board of Directors

Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA), a ministry that serves the horse racing industry at racetracks and training facilities across the United States and beyond, has announced this year’s board of directors...
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Polar Vortex Rallies in $100,000 Ellen's Lucky Star Stakes

July 19, 2017 – It’s not about where you start in a race, it’s about where you finish. Trailing the field early on, Polar Vortex and Jockey Richard Bracho rallied late in the game...
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Congress poised to Pass H-2B Cap Relief

Mind Reader Wins $100,000 Snack Stakes

As you know, the H-2B visa is of vital importance to the horse racing industry. The National HBPA, along with others in the racing industry and other industries that use the H-2B visa, have been working hard to ensure this visa remains a viable option.
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July 19, 2017 – Mind Reader and DeShawn Parker were persistent in finding racing room and their persistency paid off, rallying home to the victory in the ninth running...
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Eagle Edges Out Competition in Schaefer Memorial

More Than $4 Million in Thoroughbred Stakes Offered in 2017

July 15, 2017 - Eagle and Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. edged out the competition in the 18th running of the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial.
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Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has announced its 2017 stakes schedule for Thoroughbred racing. A total of 35 stakes will be offered during the 120-day racing season that spans April 18 through Oct. 28, 2017.
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Tiger Moth Wins $100,000 Mari Hulman George

July 15, 2017 - John Gunther’s Tiger Moth earned her first stakes victory, rallying late to take Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George by 2 1/2 lengths.
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Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association Newsletters

Overture Wins Grade III $200,000 Indiana Oaks

JJuly 15, 2017 — On his 34th birthday, jockey Julien Leparoux took what he was given.
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Tax Deduction
Notification

Western Reserve Wins $100,000 Warrior Veterans

Federal law requires Indiana HBPA to  provide all members with a written estimate of what portion of membership dues goes to lobbying and political action expenses.
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July 15, 2017 — It was a gate to wire performance for Western Reserve in the eighth running of the $100,000 Warrior Veterans Saturday, July 15 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
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Court Corrects Tax Bill for Horse Racing Business Owner

Beauly Wins $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff

A man who ran an Indianapolis-area horse-racing business will have his tax deficiencies for the 2005 and 2006 tax years voided by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals after Judge Richard Posner ripped apart an opinion by the U.S. Tax Court.
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July 15, 2017 — James Graham shot up the hedge with 13-1 shot Beauly, holding off favored Linda for a victory in the $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff.
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Bucchero to Represent Indiana in Schaefer Memorial

July 13, 2017 — Bucchero might not win Saturday night’s $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial at Indiana Grand, but the winner probably will have to pass him at some point.
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An Open Letter to the Industry on Environmental Contamination

On behalf of owners and trainers in every jurisdiction, we would like to address comments made during a recent Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting regarding the dismissal of several dextrorphan cases. Read full letter here
 

AJ Pacer Finishes Third in Second Start for Grand Gesture Stable

July 12, 2017 – After a slow start out of the gate and trailing the field early on, A J Pacer and Jockey Richard Bracho made a late move to finish third in the $34,500 Allowance race.
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AJ Pacer Set to Make Second Start for Grand Gesture Stable

July 8, 2017 – A J Pacer, the horse owned by the new fractional ownership program Grand Gesture Stable, will make her second start for the stable Wednesday, July 12.
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Clawson, Parker to Take on Indiana Pacers in Promotion

July 7, 2017 – Jockeys Katie Clawson and DeShawn Parker know a thing or two about competing on the track. They will
transpose that trait over to the basketball court ...
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Lady Fog Horn Preps for Indiana Derby Night

July 4, 2017 – It was the first time this season that racing fans at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino got to watch Lady Fog Horn over her home track and she didn’t disappoint.
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Leandro Goncalves Becomes Naturalized US Citizen

June 27, 2017 – For many born outside the red, white and blue, a lifelong dream is to come to America.
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Team USA Wins Fourth Annual World Jockey Challenge

June 24, 2017 – Despite a sweep by Team Mexico in the final Quarter Horse race of the night, the team from the United States retained the title in the fourth annual...
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Retrospection Wins $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes

JRetrospection and Robby Albarado proved to be the toughest pair in the ninth running of the $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes Wednesday, June 21.
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Whistle Stop Blows to Victory in $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore

June 21, 2017 – It was time for Whistle Stop to step up and blow her own horn and that is just what she did in the ninth running of the $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes.
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AJ Pacer Finishes Fifth in First Start for Grand Gesture Stable

June 17, 2017 – The excitement of watching A J Pacer Saturday, June 17 for her first start at Indiana Grand was at an all-time high. Many of the 50 shareholders of the three-year-old...
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AJ Pacer to Make First Start for Grand Gesture Stable

June 15, 2017 – The highly anticipated first start for Grand Gesture Stable has arrived. A J Pacer, the three-year-old Indiana bred filly that is owned by Grand Gesture Stable...
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Defining Hope Displays Talent in $75,000 ITOBA Stallion Season Fillies

June 10, 2017 – Defining Hope and Malcolm Franklin proved why they were the heavy favorites in the fourth running of the $75,000 ITOBA Stallion Season Fillies Stake Saturday, June 10.
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Katie Clawson Advances to Next Stage of Apprenticeship

June 10, 2017 – Jockey Katie Clawson might not have ridden the most horses at the current Indiana Grand meet, but she’s made the most trips to the winners circle.
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Rodney Prescott Scores Win 3,500 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

June 6, 2017 – Rodney Prescott, Indiana’s all-time leading jockey, scored his 3,500th career victory at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Friday, June 2.
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Bourbon N Lime Wins Second Round of Don K. Memorial Starter

June 7, 2017 -Bourbon N Lime with Manny Cruz aboard, rallied home as the winners of the second round of the $30,000 Don K. Memorial Starter Allowance Wednesday, June 7.
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Ron Strong in $100,000 Sagamore Sired Stakes

May 24, 2017 - Ron was an impressive two-year-old last season at Indiana Grand. He was tagged as the heavy favorite in the fourth running of the $100,000-added Sagamore Sired Stakes. Read full story here

Defining Hope Wins $100,000-Added Swifty Sired Stakes

May 24, 2017 - Defining Hope and Jockey Malcolm Franklin returned to their stakes winning ways to win the $100,000-added Swifty Sired Stakes for three-year-old Indiana sired fillies Wednesday, May 24. Read full story here

Far Out Kailee Wins First Round of Don K. Starter Memorial

May 24, 2017 – Far Out Kailee and Richard Bracho put a nose in front to win the first round of the Don K. Starter Memorial at Indiana Grand Wednesday, May 24.
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New Safety Rail Part of Upgrades for 2017 Racing Season

March 23, 2017 – The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is less than one month away and horsemen have returned to prepare for opening day.
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Sims Sweeps First Turf Races of 2017 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

May 16, 2017 - Turf racing is back at Indiana Grand. A pair of turf races were held on the Tuesday, May 16 racing program, marking the first time on the grass this season.
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Jockey, Cheyanna Patrick is Now A College Graduate

May 11, 2017 - Hard work, dedication, and perseverance are all good traits of a jockey. They are also good traits for a  college student.
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Clawson in Contention as Top Jockey at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

May 10, 2017 - Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson is off to a roaring start at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
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ArsenalofdemocracyGives Amoss, Quinonez First 2017 Wins

April 19, 2017 - Five-time Indiana Grand Leading Trainer Tom Amoss scored his first win of the 2017 season Wednesday, April 19 with a horse that has been part of the stable for the past three seasons.  Read full story here

Lookout Angel Wins Season Opener at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

April 18, 2017 - Indiana Grand Racing & Casino kicked off its 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 18 with a nine race card. The 120-day race meet continues through Saturday, October 28.  Read full story here