The Elkstone Group's homebred Lady Fog Horn was named Indiana-bred horse of the year April 16 during the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association awards banquet at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer 36 Thoroughbred stakes valued at more than $4.4 million during its 2016 racing season, the track announced Feb. 25.
Brian Elmore, who oversees racing operations at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, is to retire Feb. 26 from Centaur Gaming, which operates the two Indiana racetracks.
Elusive Bluff, a 10-year-old son of Elusive Quality who won both career starts, has been relocated to Southern Indiana Equine near Austin, Ind., for the 2016 breeding season.
Sweet Return, a three-time grade I winner on the Southern California circuit, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, Ind., for a $2,000 live foal stands and nurses fee.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 9 approved the 2016 Thoroughbred Breed Development Program that includes an additional $1.4 million as a result of legislation passed earlier this year.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission, as part of its first industry summit meeting Nov. 20, is seeking feedback from racing stakeholders on ways to improve the economics and promotion of horse racing in the state.
The $8.8 million, state-of-the-art clinic will be about two miles from Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission Oct. 10 voted 4-0 to remove Joe Gorajec from the position of executive director and appointed his deputy to serve on an interim basis while a search for a replacement is conducted.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is scheduled to meet Oct. 10 for an executive session at which it will discuss the fate of Joe Gorajec, the commission's longtime executive director.
Jockey diagnosed with 'incomplete spinal cord injury' perseveres after July 22 incident.
Brazilian group I winner Holding Glory will enter stud in 2016 at Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind.
Skylord picked up his first winner as a sire when Cindy Patrick's Check Or a Wreck drew off in the stretch of a maiden-optional claiming race for 2-year-old Indiana-bred fillies sired by registered Indiana stallions Sept. 22.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission said Aug. 31 that none of the 221 samples tested for cobalt during the first 60 days of the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino meet were above the published threshold level.
Young Indiana stallion Silver Mountain gained his first winner Aug. 23 when Big Silver Hoss drew off in early stretch and convincingly won the third race at Presque Isle Downs.
Keith and Sonja Meadows infiltrate livestock auctions and slaughterhouses, recording animal abuse and posting the videos on the Internet along with investigative reports. Their work has made them key figures in the emotional debate over horse slaughter.
Trainer Tom Amoss and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have entered into a settlement agreement in a complex case involving a medication positive at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2011.
Tiz Shea D tracked the pace set by Ohio Derby winner Mr. Z and then ran him down with a sweeping outside move to victory in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II), despite being floated wide around the turn by his erratic rival.
Jahnae Erpenbach has been appointed vice president and general manager of gaming for Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and Michael Facenda to vice president and general manager of gaming for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.
Fresh off a win in the $500,000 Ohio Derby, Calumet Farm's Mr. Z has been selected as the morning-line favorite for the $500,000-added Indiana Derby (gr. II) July 18 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Standardbred trainer Bradley Moffitt has been suspended for 10 years for a positive test for darbepoetin alfa, marking the first time a synthetic blood doping agent has been found in Indiana.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission believes Truesdail Laboratories missed seven positives, including a Class I drug, in just 26 days of handling drug tests for the state.
The second "Jockeys & Jeans" fundraiser, held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino May 30, raised $201,078 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
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Saying the bill would have expanded gambling in Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state residents to use advance deposit wagering to bet on horse races.
Lurie will make more than one dozen appearances throughout 2015 with the first appearance this weekend at Hoosier Park beginning Friday, April 3.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium may be close to recommending policy on the endogenous element cobalt, which when administered in high doses is believed to enhance production of red blood cells.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission March 10 upheld an administrative law judge's order that trainer Tom Amoss be suspended 60 days and fined $5,000 in a therapeutic medication case that has dragged on for three years.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer 37 stakes this year, including the Indiana Derby (gr. II), which moved from its traditional spot the first Saturday in October to mid-July.
A proposal to ease Indiana's gambling laws, by permitting riverboat casinos to move onto land and allowing live dealers for table games at the state's two racetrack casinos, won approval by a wide margin in the Indiana House.
Monba, winner of the 2008 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), will stand the 2015 breeding season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, Ind.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission Jan. 12 said regulation of cobalt, a naturally occurring substance in racehorses that can have performance-enhancing qualities when supplemented, indicates decreases in abuse.
Centaur Gaming Jan. 12 said it is closing its off-track betting parlor in Merrillville, Ind., not far from the Illinois and Michgan borders, because of declines in business.
The second annual "Jockeys and Jeans" event to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund is scheduled for May 30 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Grade I winner Swagger Jack, a son of two-time leading sire Smart Strike, will stand the 2015 season for $2,500 at Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported Dec. 18 a total of 47 rulings for positive tests for prohibited substances or substances over threshold levels at the 2014 Indiana Grand race meet.
Well-bred Moshaagib, a 5-year-old son of Dynaformer, has been purchased by William Nicks and will stand the 2015 season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, IN.
Indiana Grand Race Course will offer 120 programs of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in 2015 under a schedule approved Nov. 17 by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Strong Contender will stand at Kerry and Leigh Ann Hopper's R Star Stallions in Anderson, Ind., in 2015, the farm said Nov. 18.
Maggi Moss has had success racing at Indiana Grand Race Course, which she calls a bright spot in Midwest Thoroughbred racing. But dysfunction and unfair practices in racing regulation are threatening the business, she said.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 30 that the backlog of its drug testing samples is cleared and testing current at its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet at Indiana Grand.
Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013.
Racing stewards in Indiana have found no riding infractions in the Oct. 14 spill in a race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in which apprentice jockey Juan Saez died.
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died the night of Oct. 14 due to severe injuries sustained in a spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Delays at the respected Lexington drug-testing laboratory LGC have forced two of its biggest customers, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, to consider other options.
East Hall, winner of the Ohio Derby two starts back, shipped back north from his Florida base to win the $507,100 Indiana Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Indiana Grand Race Course Oct. 4.
Tiz Windy made her second attempt in graded stakes company a successful one when she ran down the leaders late to take the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) at Indiana Grand Race Course the evening of Oct. 4.
Stonestreet Stables' Atreides, winner of his first three starts by a combined 25 3/4 lengths, will make his first start around two turns in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds the evening of Oct. 4.
- By Tom LaMarra
United States Trotting Association-funded research into cobalt has resulted in a regulatory testing threshold of 70 parts per billion, the organization said Sept. 30.
A Kentucky racing official Sept. 12 said the state has been at the forefront of research into cobalt, a naturally occurring element said to have blood-doping qualities if used at high levels.
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