Month: February 2017
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has announced that more than $1.5 million will be offered in Quarter Horse stakes for 2017. A total of 19 stakes will be offered for the sprinters during the 120-day racing season that spans April 18 through Oct. 28, 2017. Most racing programs offer at least one Quarter Horse race at the conclusion of the Thoroughbred lineup, and six days have been reserved during the season for all Quarter Horse racing.
The eighth running of the $150,000-added Gordon Mobley Futurity and the ninth running of the $150,000-added Miss Roxie Little Futurity share the distinction of offering the highest purse money for the year. Both races are for Indiana sired and Indiana bred Quarter Horses, respectively, with the Mobley Futurity set for Saturday, June 17 and the Little Futurity included on the Saturday, Oct. 21 racing program. In all, eight stakes will offer purses in excess of $100,000 during the 2017 racing season.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has announced its 2017 stakes schedule for Thoroughbred racing. A total of 35 stakes will be offered during the 120-day racing season that spans April 18 through Oct. 28, 2017.
Heading the list of Thoroughbred stakes is the 23rd running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby, slated for Saturday, July 15. Indiana’s richest horse race will be surrounded by five other stakes races on the card, including the Grade III $200,000 Indiana Oaks, providing purses for the evening card of more than $1.1 million.
The 12th running of the $200,000 Centaur Stakes, a Listed event, will highlight the turf stakes schedule once again in 2017. The race is set for Wednesday, Sept. 6 and will be accompanied by three other stakes races on the card, including the $200,000 Indiana Grand, also a Listed event. Nine of the 35 stakes races on the schedule have been written for turf racing.