Month: June 2015

Woop Dee Doo made his first start at Indiana Grand an impressive outing, winning by two and one-half lengths to turn in the fastest time of two trials for the Heartland Futurity Saturday, June 13. The evening was the first of six nights dedicated to all Quarter Horse racing at Indiana Grand, with all qualifiers for the Heartland Futurity returning for the seventh running of the $50,000-added final set for Saturday, July 4.

 

Woop Dee Doo and jockey Cristian Esqueda made it look easy Saturday, July 13, turning in the fastest time for the Heartland Futurity trials. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

Woop Dee Doo and jockey Cristian Esqueda made it look easy Saturday, July 13, turning in the fastest time for the Heartland Futurity trials. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

A heavy favorite in the race, Woop Dee Doo was guided perfectly out of the gate by Jockey Cristian Esqueda and got in front of the nine-horse field from the first jump. Esqueda kept the sorrel gelding focused on the wire and was only tasked with a little urging to get under the finish line first in a time of :15.301 seconds. Woop Dee Doo was a full two and one-half lengths ahead of his next closest competitor as WRS Hava Cupcake and Juan Guerrero finished second over The Louisiana Jewel and Rolando Pina, both starters from the outside.

“This colt (Woop Dee Doo) is easy to ride, he’s a fast horse,” said Esqueda, who finished among the top 10 Quarter Horse riders at Indiana Grand in 2014. “He was no problem at all to ride. He comes from a good trainer (Ricardo Martinez). He told me before the race if I got out in front to try to hand ride him and not push him, so that is what I did.”

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By Grant Scharton, Director of Communications

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino announced Monday the addition of six concerts to their free ‘Legends of Entertainment’ concert series. The monthly free concerts will take place at the casino’s Center Bar stage through November. All concerts are open to the public ages 21 years or older.

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In early 1965 as the “British invasion” dominated the American music scene, two rockers from Long Island, Steve Boone and Joe Butler, teamed up with two folk singers from Greenwich Village, John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky, to form The Lovin’ Spoonful and go on to record and perform some of the songs that would dominate the charts throughout the mid-60s era. Combining the best of folk music and rock and roll, with a touch of country thrown in, The Lovin’ Spoonful is best known for such hits as “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Daydream,” “You Didn’t Have to be So Nice,” and the summer anthem, “Summer in the City.” On March 6, 2000 after more than three decades performing and touring, The Lovin’ Spoonful reached a milestone as they were officially inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

 California-based quartet, All-4-One, marked their place in the music industry in the mid-90s as premier balladeers. Their hit single, “I Swear,” claimed the billboard “Hot 100” #1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales sky rocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. “I Swear” still holds a spot on the Billboard’s “Hot 100” as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. Additionally, All-4-One’s landmark album produced the hit “I Can Love You Like That,” a mid-tempo ballad that also hit the Top 5 on the Billboard “Hot 100.” To date the band has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, won a series of awards including a Grammy, an American Music Award, a Blockbuster Award, countless international awards, and completed multiple major world tours. All-4-One continues to tour around the world with the same four original members and a collection of hit songs under their belt.

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