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  • Indiana Downs

    Indiana Downs Has Record-Setting Meet

    While business nationally continues to show double-digit declines, Indiana Downs once again bucked the trends during its recently-concluded 62-day race meet. The Shelbyville track, offering a slots-enriched program, enjoyed a record-setting Thoroughbred meet, with nearly all indicators showing growth. The Indiana Downs product generated nearly $61 million in total handle, an increase of 19.5% from 2008.

  • Indiana Downs Opens Slots Facility

    The temporary "Indiana Live!" slot-machine casino at Indiana Downs opened to the public June 9, ushering in a richer future for the state's horsemen. But purses won't be going up any time soon.

  • Indiana Downs Begins Transition Meet

    Indiana Downs enjoyed a promising start to its 54-day Thoroughbred meet April 25-26, with large crowds and strong wagering. Indiana Downs will offer racing through July 8.

  • 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 Downs Opens Friday Amid Strong Interest from Horsemen

    Indiana Downs opens its 48-day Thoroughbred meeting Friday evening. The Shelbyville, Ind. track has received strong interest for this year's meet as it has received stall applications for nearly 1,300 horses. The oval offers only 400 stalls.

  • Newest Track in Indiana Readies for Thoroughbreds

    Indiana Downs has battled winter weather to get ready for its first Thoroughbred meet, but officials believe things will fall into place by opening night April 11 and grand opening day April 12.