Keyword: Indiana

  • 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.

  • With Slots on Way, Changes in Indiana

    Steroids, new emergency rules for horse racing, and updates on racetrack casino construction at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs dominated the discussion during the March 11 Indiana Horse Racing Commission meeting.

  • Ellis Park

    Ellis Park Owner Vows to Battle On

    Ron Geary said he is facing a myriad of economic pressures in making Ellis Park a viable operation, but the owner of the Henderson, Ky., racetrack vows to fight the challenges with every resource before he considers closing the facility.

  • Whitney Tower to Green Gables

    Whitney Tower, a grade I stakes-placed son of Storm Bird, will stand at Peter and Melony Sacopulos' Green Gables Stud near Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Private Lap retires to Atalanta Acres in Indiana.

    Private Lap to Atalanta Acres

    Multiple stakes winner Private Lap has been retired from racing and will stand at Atalanta Acres near Shannondale, Ind.

  • Article of Faith

    Article of Faith, Ocean Indy Retire

    Article of Faith and Ocean Indy will stand at Southern Indiana Equine Center Veterinary Clinic and Farm near Austin, Ind.

  • Killenaule

    Killenaule to Foot Fall

    Killenaule, a two-time stakes winner at 2, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Larry Ernst's Foot Fall Farm near Palmyra, Ind.

  • Commentary: Out of Competition Testing

    <i>By Joe Gorajec</i> - If a drug existed that enhanced performance yet was undetectable by traditional testing methods would it pose a clear and present danger to the integrity of our sport? Would some trainers succumb to the lure of success and easy money knowing they could cheat with impunity? The answers seem obvious.

  • Kentucky Racing Industry Could Feel Tighter Squeeze

    The advent of a potentially strong competitor in western Pennsylvania might have minimal impact on the upcoming meet at Turfway Park, but track president Bob Elliston said it won't go unnoticed as far as Kentucky Thoroughbred racing is concerned.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Bay Watch

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Racing has enough problems without a grandstanding politician using his position to wage a personal war with a state regulator.

  • Indiana Racetrack Slots Bill Headed to Governor

    Indiana lawmakers advanced a bill to the desk of Gov. Mitch Daniels late April 29 that would permit slot machines at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs, but each track must pay $250 million up front for a slots license.

  • Indiana Racetrack Slots Bill Advances Again

    The Indiana Senate has approved legislation that would authorize slot machines at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. The measure now goes back to the House of Representatives, where changes made by the Senate can be approved or rejected.

  • Indiana Slots Bill Progresses With Higher Fees

    Legislation that would allow slot machines at Indiana's two pari-mutuel racetracks was endorsed by a Senate committee on a 9-3 vote March 20, but there are concerns about a $400-million license fee each track would have to pay for the right to operate slots.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Hoosier Daddy

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Many state racing commissioners talk about cracking down on cheaters in our sport. Indiana regulators are taking serious action.

  • Insight Communications to Include HRTV

    HorseRacing, a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. announced Tuesday, Oct. 31, that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Indiana HBPA Conducting Special Election for All Seats

    The Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is conducting a special election to fill the office of president and each of 10 board seats. The election comes in response to dissention among the membership after four elected officials were removed last November for allegedly violating the organization's bylaws.

  • Protest Filed Over Finish of Indiana Derby

    The connections of Star Dabbler have filed a protest with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission centering around the 3-year-old colt's dead-heat victory in the $513,200 Indiana Derby (gr. II) Oct. 7. Owner Barry Schwartz and trainer Michael Hushion, who feel their entry hit the wire first, faxed the protest to the IHRC Oct. 9.

  • Bright One Seems OK; Classic Remains Option

    Despite a seventh-place effort in the $513,200 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Oct. 7, the connections of West Virginia Derby (gr. III) winner Bright One have not ruled out the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) as the next stop for their colt.

  • Bright One Hopes to Continue Roll in Indiana Derby

    West Virginia Derby (gr. III) winner Bright One has been tabbed the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday night's grade II, $500,000 Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park. The track's signature Thoroughbred event, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, has attracted a full field of 12.