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Indiana Grand Track Update

At this time, the track at Indiana Grand will be open for training beginning Monday, April 1. There will be a daily break between 8:30-9:00 am EDT, same as previous years. The track will be open for training until 11:00 am EDT each day. 

Indiana Grand's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Jon Schuster, wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their understanding, patience and support during this endeavor. 
Commission Approves New Rules for 2019 Season

During the March Indiana Horse Racing Commission meeting, the commissioners approved proposed rule changes to be in effect for the 2019 race meet at Indiana Grand. 

To review the amended rules, go to the website and click on Rules.IN.Gov
Save Time & Skip the Lines, Renew Your License Now

The 2019 racing season is around the corner! To get started, simply click this direct link: to either access the account you setup last year using your email address or establish a user profile account if you’re a first time user prior to applying. 

Should you wish to complete the process by filing a paper application, you can still download it from our website at Click on ‘Licensing’ at the left of your screen to find the paper application. You may also call either racetrack license office to request an application be mailed to you.Commission Approves New Rules for 2019 Season
Ten Races Slated for Season Opener at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino​

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – April 11, 2019 – Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will kick off its 17th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The first race will go to the starting gate at 2:15 p.m. to signify the start of the 120-day racing season.....
Bucchero Named Indiana’s 2018 Horse of the Year at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – April 14, 2019 – Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) held their annual awards banquet at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Sunday, April 14. The event, which was held in conjunction with the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development, honored the champions of 2018 just before the 2019 racing season gets underway Tuesday, April 16.

Commission Approves New Rules for 2019 Season

During the March Indiana Horse Racing Commission meeting, the commissioners approved proposed rule changes to be in effect for the 2019 race meets at Harrah's Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand. 

To review the amended rules, go to the website and click on Rules.IN.Gov
Prescott Off to Hot Start for 17th Racing Season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – April 16, 2019 – Indiana’s all-time leading jockey Rodney Prescott picked up where he left off last fall, winning the first two races on the season opener Tuesday, April 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Prescott guided Artegon in the first race to victory followed by a win aboard Crimson Bandit in the second race to score the early daily double. 
ITOBA Annual Awards Banquet Photos
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Legislature Approves 'Monumental Shift' To Indiana Gambling Industry

Lawmakers approved what one legislator called a “monumental shift” to Indiana’s gambling industry before the 2019 session ended Wednesday.

The biggest changes to the gaming industry: a Gary casino can move to a better location in the city, subject to a $20 million payment. If that happens, a Terre Haute casino can open, though Vigo County residents must approve a public referendum to allow that.
IFAR set for Oslo, Norway, at the European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation General Assembly

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) will hold its third conference on racehorse aftercare on Thursday, May 16, in conjunction with the European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation’s (EMHF) General Assembly at Øvrevoll Racetrack in Oslo, Norway.
IHRC Executive Director Announces Retirement

Although an official date has not been set, Indiana Horse Racing Commission Executive Director, Mike Smith, recently announced plans to retire. Smith will assist Commission members with their search for his replacement and ensure a smooth transition occurs once a replacement is named.

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Caesar's Launches "Empire of Hope" to Care for Retired Racehorses

New program dedicated to care of retired race horses introduced at four properties: Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Indiana Grand, Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Harrah’s Philadelphia

English Secret overcomes unique injury at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (May 24, 2019) – From a distance, English Secret looks like any other horse on the track, but a few steps closer reveals a definite disfigurement. The now four-year-old Indiana bred son of English Channel suffered severe frost bite as a baby, but has not let that stop him from achieving his path to the racetrack.
And Won Surprises in Don K Memorial at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (June 5, 2019) – An exciting finish brought And Won and Santo Sanjur up the rail to the finish line first in the second round of the $30,000 Don K. Memorial Starter Handicap Wednesday, June 5. The series in named in honor of former Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) executive director Don Kubovchik, who passed away after a short battle with cancer in 2007.

Jay Holden Stable Named Barn Crew of the Month at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (June 8, 2019) – The Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has teamed up with Texas Corral of Shelbyville, Ind. to honor one stable as “Barn Crew of the Month” at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The first recipient for 2019 is the Jay Holden Stable.
The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) today announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, introduced in the U.S. Senate earlier today by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ).
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (June 18, 2019) – Jeff Saturday, six-time Pro Bowl center and Super Bowl champion for the Indianapolis Colts, will serve as the official chairperson for the 25th running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby set for Saturday, July 13. 
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (June 19, 2019) – Toss of Fate and Malcolm Franklin never got too far off the pacesetters and positioning paid off as the pair rallied home as the winners of the 11th running of the $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes at Indiana Grand Wednesday, June 19. The win was the second in a row for the three-year-old gelded son of Shanghai Bobby.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (June 19, 2019) – It was a big afternoon for Greenhill Racing as the stable swept both stakes races on the racing program Wednesday, June 19 at Indiana Grand. In addition to Toss of Fate’s win in the $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes, Moves Like Magic came right back for the win in the 11th running of the $100,000 Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Fillies Stakes.

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Nominations

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA), presented by Godolphin, recognizes the incredible dedication and professionalism of the farm and stable staffs in our sport. Nominations are open currently and will close on July 15. We have attached the 2019 TIEA brochure and have included the link below to the nominating page on the website

Reports of Mares Bred Due at The Jockey Club by August 1 

The Jockey Club reminds stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) for the 2019 breeding season by August 1.

“To ensure that the breeding statistics we release in the fall are as accurate as possible, we request that RMBs be submitted by August 1,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club.

In addition, stallion managers who submit completed RMBs by August 1 are among the first to receive their Stallion Service Certificates, which facilitates the timely registration of 2020 foals.

Reports of Mares Bred may be submitted via Interactive Registration at or a form is available by email, fax, or mail by contacting