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.
Loosen Up Stables' Unreachable Star, the all-time money-winning Indiana-bred racehorse with $784,595 in earnings, has been retired at age 10 because of a soft tissue injury to his left front leg.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission Sept. 4 voted 3-0 to approve rules to regulate cobalt levels in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses.
An analysis of more than 350 blood samples has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to recommend establishing a testing threshold level for cobalt and classifying the substance as Class A.
A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with second lab on an emergency basis.
Seventeen-year-old Cheyanna Patrick is doing double duty on the education front, honing her skills as a jockey at Indiana Grand Race Course and laying the groundwork for a possible career as a lawyer.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has converted a 9,600-square-foot casino restaurant into an upscale off-track betting parlor that will be open year-round.
Shanon Nicole, owned and bred by Connie Apostelos, benefited from a quick early pace to rally and capture the $205,200 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23.
Maggi Moss' Kiss to Remember, one-for-one on the turf, will seek her second stakes victory in the $200,000 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23.
Spooled, the first starter for Indiana-based sire Dr Large, drew off in the stretch to post a 7 3/4-length victory in her career debut, a five-furlong maiden special weight race for Indiana-bred 2-year-olds.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission June 26 granted approval to Centaur, which owns the two racetracks in the state, to proceed with refinancing that won't impact slots revenue that goes to purses and breed programs.
The Indiana racing commission June 26 approved an application by the Indiana HBPA to be recognized as the representative horsemen's group at Indiana Grand, but not before a hearing into finances of its benevolence trust.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Ind., has earned accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, it was announced June 25.
Trainer Tom Amoss picked up where he left off last year at Indiana Grand Race Course, formerly known as Indiana Downs, which began its 2014 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet May 6.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission April 30 adopted the Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule and multiple medication violation penalty system, but a watchdog organization said it's premature to call it uniformity.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission April 30 will consider adoption of new equine mediation rules for Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and Standardbred racing.
Gold Case, a dual stakes-winning son of Forty Niner, was euthanized April 21 due to complications from a ruptured disc in his back after covering a mare. He was 20.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, formerly Indiana Downs, is stepping into a new light in the horse racing industry beginning May 6 for a 120-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet.
Grade III-winning Indiana-based stallion Strait of Mewsina sired his foal when a filly was born April 17.
Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has moved from Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington to Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
What Now, a half brother to 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow, has moved to R Star Stallions at RichWine Farm near Anderson, Ind., where his 2014 fee is $500.
Indiana Downs, which will begin its lengthy live Thoroughbred racing season May 6, has a new name to coincide with its casino offerings.
Deputy Storm, a dual stakes-winning son of Forestry, has arrived at Kerry and Leigh Ann Hopper's R Star Stallions at RichWine near Anderson, Ind., where he will stand the 2014 season for $1,500.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual stallion season auction is underway at www.starquine.com.
Sangaree, a stakes-winning son of Awesome Again, sired his first reported foal Jan. 27 when a chestnut colt was born at Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Gold Case, a dual stakes-winning son of Forty Niner, has been purchased by William Nicks to stand the 2014 season at Nicks Farms near Sellersburg, Ind. Out of the Private Account mare Silent Account, his fee is $500.
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