Racing Press Releases

Seasonal hiring begins with job fair

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will host two job fair sessions to introduce employment opportunities for the upcoming 2018 racing season, which begins on Tuesday, April 17. The first session, focused on seasonal racing-related job openings, is set for Saturday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A general session, including job postings for […]

Quarter Horse stakes top $1.5 million in 2018

For the second straight year, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer more than $1.5 million in Quarter Horse stakes during the 2018 season. A total of 19 stakes will be provided for the sprinters during the 120-day racing season that spans April 17 through Nov. 7, 2018. Most racing programs offer at least one […]

Stakes purses top $4.3 million for 2018 Thoroughbred season

A total of 35 Thoroughbred stakes will be included for the 2018 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. More than $4.3 million in total purses will be offered during the 120-day meet that begins Tuesday, April 17 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The 24th running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana […]

Racing dates approved for 2018 at Indiana Grand

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved the 2018 racing dates during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will be held beginning Tuesday, April 17 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The 120-day season will provide live racing Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with first post set at 2:05 p.m. […]

Two time Indiana Horse of the Year Lady Fog Horn retires

Two-time Indiana Horse of the Year Lady Fog Horn is retiring. The five-year-old homebred daughter of Zavata left Indiana Grand Tuesday, Oct. 31 to begin the next phase of her career in the brood mare ranks.  Lady Fog Horn made her first start at Indiana Grand August 23, 2014 for Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group […]

Indiana Grand’s De La Cruz headed to Breeders Cup

When horses enter the starting gate at Del Mar Saturday, Nov. 4 for the Grade I $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, the journey will mark a lifetime of work to reach that level for one jockey. Fernando De La Cruz, two-time leading jockey at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, will be making his Breeders’ […]

Katie Clawson wins Juan Saez Leading Jockey Title

Apprentice Jockey Katie Clawson came out of the gate strong at the beginning of the 2017 season and was atop the standings for the majority of the 2017 racing season. The 20-year-old from Brazil, Ind. announced her retirement from riding in late September and completed the meet with 71 wins, which not only earned her […]

Gary Patrick earns another leading owner title

It is familiar territory for Gary Patrick. The longtime owner-trainer in Indiana picked up another Leading Owner title at Indiana Grand this season, scoring 24 wins over John Haran’s Haran Thoroughbreds, who completed the season with 23 wins.   Patrick, a native of Circleville, Ohio, has had another banner fall in racing. He scored a […]

Pina, Packer repeat as Leading Quarter Horse Jockey

It was a repeat of 2016 as Quarter Horse jockeys Rolando Pina and Berkley Packer completed the season on equal terms. Both jockeys reeled in 21 wins during the 120-day meet that included six all-Quarter Horse nights from mid-April through October. Pina started off the meet with authority and was among the track’s top three […]

Marcelino Pedroza crowned 2017 Leading Thoroughbred Jockey

It came down to the final afternoon of racing to determine a winner, but Marcelino Pedroza had a strong showing once again, turning in a riding double and capturing his first leading jockey title at Indiana Grand. The 24-year-old second generation jockey from Panama topped the standings with 109 wins for the year, just one […]