Keyword: Indiana Horse Racing Commission

  • 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.

  • Indianapolis Downs is taking shape.

    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.

  • Indy Downs Gets OK for Parlor Near Ellis Park

    A revamped Indiana Horse Racing Commission granted approval July 2 for the proposed Indianapolis Downs to build and operate an off-track betting parlor in Evansville, not far from Ellis Park in Kentucky.

  • Proposed Indiana Racetrack May Be Fined $1.2M

    Indianapolis Downs, a racetrack under construction in Indiana, could be fined $1.2 million by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for failure to disclose details about a consultant and lobbyist. An attorney for the association denied the allegations.

  • 'Mr. Indiana' Resigns From Panel to Race Horses

    Ed Martin Jr., who authored the Indiana-bred incentive program and was very much involved in the start-up of Thoroughbred racing at Hoosier Park in 1995, said he would announce his resignation from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission during an awards dinner March 2.

  • Indiana Dates: Hoosier Schedule Revised

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission granted 2002 racing dates to Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs Tuesday, but not without some changes. Hoosier Park will conduct a 90-day Standardbred meet and 70-day Thoroughbred meet, while Indianapolis Downs will offer 19 days of Standardbred racing next December.

  • Indiana Tracks Ponder Proposed Funding Cuts

    One week after Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon proposed the transfer of $10 million from the horse racing industry to the state's general fund, Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs officials are calling the cut critical and are looking to other forms of revenue to offset the potential loss.

  • Indianapolis Downs Closes on Land Deal

    Indianapolis Downs took a major step toward construction of the state's second pari-mutuel racetrack Nov. 13 when it closed a deal to purchase 152 acres near Interstate 74 in Shelby County. No purchase price was disclosed. The facility, which is slated to open Dec. 6, 2002, will cost $30 million.

  • Centaur Tries Increasing Stake In Hoosier Park

    Centaur Racing is making a second attempt within a year to increase its stake in Hoosier Park. The company must first shed a moratorium it incurred during its last effort to buy a greater share of the Anderson, Ind., racetrack.

  • Battle Lines Forming in Indiana, Kentucky

    Indianapolis Downs has filed an application for a license to operate a satellite wagering facility in Evansville, Ind., only minutes from Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. Officials with the proposed racetrack claim the southern Indiana marketplace is underserved by Hoosier Park, currently the state's only pari-mutuel racetrack. Churchill Downs owns Hoosier Park and Ellis Park.

  • Indiana Sets Criteria for Riverboat Supplement

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has established criteria for the distribution of riverboat casino admissions-tax revenue in light of the fact a second racetrack is scheduled to open in 2002 in the state.

  • Indiana Panel Approves Plan for Second Track

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved plans for Indianapolis Downs, which would become the state's second pari-mutuel racetrack. It did so despite continued objections by Hoosier Park and its majority owner, Churchill Downs Inc. Hoosier Park officials have said the central Indiana market cannot support two racetracks.

  • Indianapolis Downs Goes Back to Hearing Room

    An application to build what would become Indiana's second pari-mutuel racetrack will be heard May 9 during an Indiana Horse Racing Commission hearing. The hearing on the proposed Indianapolis Downs could last until May 10 depending on testimony.