Keyword: Indiana

  • 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.

  • Top 3-Year-Olds Nominated to Hoosier Park Stakes

    The $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II), Hoosier Park's signature event, has attracted 34 nominations, including West Virginia Derby (gr. III) winner Bright One, millionaire and multiple graded-stakes winner Brother Derek, and Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Brilliant.

  • Breeders' Cup Signal Withheld From Indiana OTB Parlors

    Breeders' Cup officials are working with Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to ensure wagering on this year's World Championships is available at two Indiana off-track betting parlors near the Kentucky border.

  • Belmont-winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin named MS Champion in Kentucky-Southeast Indiana.

    McLaughlin Named 2006 MS Champion

    Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Jazil, has been named this year's MS Champion by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter.

  • Alternative Gaming, Simulcasting Measures Fail in Indiana

    The window of opportunity for two key pieces of legislation impacting Indiana horse racing has closed. Measures involving alternative gaming at the state's two racetracks and the import of out-of-state simulcast signals have died after failing to advance before crucial deadlines in the Indiana General Assembly. Industry stakeholders now rest their hopes on the next session.

  • Indiana Legislation Targets Incoming Simulcasts

    Legislation to be considered by the Indiana Senate would mandate that incoming simulcasts be made available to all wagering outlets in the state or not be available at all. The bill was reported out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy Jan. 24.

  • Indiana HBPA Dispute Could Be Far From Over

    Three ousted members of the Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board of directors won a small battle Jan. 24 when the National HBPA executive committee ruled in their favor and recommended a new election. However, it appears the war between two Indiana HBPA factions is far from over.

  • Horsemen: No Tolerance for 'Zero Tolerance'

    Representatives of affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association indicated Jan. 22 they support uniformity in medication and drug testing but need clear guidelines and consistent interpretation of the rules by sometimes overzealous regulators and stewards.

  • National HBPA to Address Drug Trace Levels

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association medication committee hopes to establish what it calls "proper regulatory thresholds" for trace levels of the urinary metabolites of cocaine and morphine.

  • Removed Indiana HBPA Board Members Appeal to National

    A dispute over an e-mail and alleged flyer posted at a southern Indiana training center has resulted in the dismissal of recently elected Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association president Jim Riddle and three board members. They have appealed the matter to the National HBPA.

  • Hoosier Park Boosts Purses by 10%

    Hoosier Park at Anderson, Indiana has announced a 10% increase in its overnight race purses for the track's 2005 Thoroughbred meet, effective Friday, Oct. 7.

  • Tyler Baze Suspended by Indiana Stewards

    Eclipse Award-winning jockey Tyler Baze was suspended by Hoosier Park stewards on Oct. 1 after a routine pre-race breathalyzer test revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol. Baze was scheduled to ride Southern Africa for trainer Mike Puhich in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II), but was removed from his mount when he failed the test.

  • Scrappy T early favorite in Saturday's Indiana Derby.

    Scrappy T Heads Field for Indiana Derby

    Scrappy T will be joined by eight other 3-year-olds in a quest to become the winner of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) Saturday at Hoosier Park.

  • Solid Group for Indiana Oaks Friday

    The public may have a hard time determining who the favorite should be in the grade III Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies Friday night at Hoosier Park.

  • 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.

  • Slew's Final Offspring Wins

    Maggie Slew, the final offspring of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, registered a 6 1/4-length maiden victory in Thursday's first race at Monmouth Park.

  • Indiana Downs Horses Tested for Strangles

    Some horses at Indiana Downs are being tested for strangles after two of them showed symptoms of the equine respiratory disease in the receiving barn May 19. Live racing subsequently was canceled for the evening.

  • Indiana Thoroughbred Season Kicks Off at 'Downs'

    Thoroughbred racing returns to Indiana April 15 when Indiana Downs hosts the first of 48 cards that will comprise its 2005 race meet. The Shelbyville racetrack will conduct live racing Tuesdays through Saturdays through June 18, a change from the 2004 schedule aimed at maximizing simulcast handle.

  • Bill for Slots at Indiana Racetracks Dealt Setback

    Indiana's horse racing industry suffered a significant setback Monday as the House Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee defeated a bill calling for slot machines at both Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs.

  • Primordial to Hickman in Indiana

    Primordial, a 19-time winner who earned $163,660, has been moved to Tom Hickman's Hickman Stables near Boonville, Ind.

  • Indiana Legislator Wants Unity on Racino Issue

    Two proposals calling for pull-tab machines at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs received their first hearing Jan. 26, but after three hours of debate in the House Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee, one thing was clear: Legislation to authorize the machines could meet an early fate.

  • Moro Oro, Personal to Clearview in Indiana

    Moro Oro, sire of unbeaten 2004 stakes winner Free Bonus, and 10-year-old Personal will stand at Dr. Jerrilee Cave's Clearview Equine near Markleville, Ind.

  • Hoosier Ejects Jockeys, Guild Officials Over Walkout

    Hoosier Park in Indiana lost its entire 12-race card the evening of Nov. 12 after all but a few members of the jockey colony refused to ride. The jockeys are protesting over what they believe is a lack of adequate medical insurance, and they also called on the track to install a safety rail.

  • Adobe Gold, starts from the rail in the Indiana Oaks.

    Stellar Jayne, Capeside Lady Rumble in the Heartland

    Spendthrift Farm's big gray Stellar Jayne and So Madcapt Stable's New York-bred Capeside Lady were installed as the co-highweights for the 10th running of the $400,000 Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) at Hoosier Park Oct. 1.

  • 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.

  • Mixed Numbers for Second Season at Indiana Downs

    Indiana Downs closed out its 48-day Thoroughbred meet June 20 with new records, but statistically, the Shelbyville racetrack had mixed results for its second season. While the track experienced an increase in simulcast handle and attendance, on-track handle and number of starters per race were down for the meet.

  • Turf Racing Debuts in Indiana; Rain Helps a Bit

    Turf racing debuted in Indiana May 14 when Indiana Downs unveiled its seven-furlong grass course. The track near Shelbyville held its inaugural Thoroughbred meet last spring.

  • 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 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.