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Hoosier Park Race Dates Approved

Hoosier Park Racing and Casino recently received approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for dates and post times in 2009. The facility will offer 80 days of Standardbred racing and 63 days of Thoroughbred racing, with 21 of those days including Quarter Horse racing during the 2009 calendar year.

Decision on Indiana Derby Protest Expected Soon

A decision could be made the week of Oct. 29 regarding the protest of a dead-heat decision in the $513,200 Indiana Derby (gr. II) held Oct. 7 at Hoosier Park. The protest was filed by owner Barry Schwartz after his colt, Star Dabbler, was placed first in a dead heat with Cielo Gold in the 1 1/16-mile contest.

2006 Racing Dates Approved by Indiana Racing Commission

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Thursday, Nov. 10 on a proposed 110-day calendar for the state's Thoroughbred horsemen in 2006. The schedule calls for a 61-day meeting at Hoosier Park in the fall and a revised 49-day program at Indiana Downs next spring.

Changes Sought in 2006 Indiana Racing Schedule

Seeking to build upon a successful 2005 meet, Indiana Downs has submitted a proposal for 2006 race dates that would shift the 49-day meet back two weeks and incorporate afternoon racing three days a week. The Shelbyville track offered afternoon racing this spring in the form of a "Turf Tuesdays" program.

Hoosier Park Opens Saturday With Full Fields

Hoosier Park is set to open its 60-day Thoroughbred meeting Saturday and if entries for the opening weekend are any indication, the Anderson oval could have a strong meet. A total of 14 races are carded for opening night, with 10 of the 11 Thoroughbred events attracting full fields.

Indiana Panel OKs Guild Patch, Racing Dates

Jockeys in Indiana have been granted permission by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to display the Jockeys' Guild patch on their riding pants, but corporate advertising won't be permitted.

Few Changes in Indiana's 2005 Date Request

Indiana's 2005 racing calendar could be summed up in two words: status quo. Earlier this month the Indiana Horse Racing Commission requested proposed race dates from Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. Both racetracks have asked for Standardred and Thoroughbred dates consistent with their 2004 schedules.

Indiana Panel: No Cutoff of Kentucky Signal

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission Aug. 2 rebuffed Indiana Downs' latest attempt to ban Kentucky Thoroughbred signals from all wagering outlets in the state.

Indiana to Study Impact of Kentucky Signal on State

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission April 21 called for an economic impact study on the impact of having--or not having--Kentucky signals available at the state's racetracks and off-track betting parlors.

Indiana Racetracks to Split Casino Subsidy Equally

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission sided with Indiana Downs Sept. 26 when it voted 4-1 to split riverboat casino admission tax revenue 50/50 with Churchill Downs Inc.-owned Hoosier Park. The move guarantees $5.4 million a year to Indiana Downs indefinitely.

Indiana Tracks Submit Requests for 2004 Dates

With a exceptions, the 2004 racing calendar for Indiana Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing could closely resemble this year's program, though Thoroughbred dates would increase slightly under the proposals.

Indy Parlor Denied, But Rule Change a Possibility

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission denied Indiana Downs' petition for a Marion County off-track betting facility Aug. 20, but it left racetrack officials optimistic another rule change could be negated in the coming months.

Two Tracks, Two Breeds: Indy Dates No Easy Task

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has approved the framework for the state's 2003 racing calendar. Now, it must OK specific dates, which could be difficult with two racetracks and two breeds.

Indiana Tracks Have Different View of 2003 Schedule

Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs both submitted tentative 2003 racing schedules to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Oct. 1, with each plan dividing the days in drastically different fashion.

Two Indiana Tracks Must Compete for Subsidy

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission, in close vote, has ruled that two racetracks will compete for a riverboat admissions tax subsidy rather than split the revenue 50-50.

New Indiana Track to Race Thoroughbreds in 2003

New Indiana Track to Race Thoroughbreds in 2003

Indianapolis Downs, a Standardbred track currently under construction and set to open in Shelby County in December, is poised to offer at least 20 days of Thoroughbred racing in 2003.

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