Racing Press Releases

Kitty Sixup quickest in Harley Greene Derby trials

Two $5,000 trials for the Harley Greene Derby capped off a 10-race card at Indiana Grand Saturday, May 19. Kitty Sixup emerged with the fastest time to head into the final. The fourth running of the $75,000 Harley Greene Derby is slated for Saturday, June 2, which is the first of six all-Quarter Horse racing […]

Castanon creating new Preakness memories in Indiana

Preakness Day has always been special for Jockey Jesus Castanon. In 2011, he guided Shackleford to victory in the Grade I Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown. Now, seven years later on Preakness Day, he scored another memorable victory aboard a Shackleford filly that he raised as Shackira Shackira rolled off her second […]

Sagamore Sired, Swifty Sired Fillies kick off stakes season

Stakes season has arrived at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The first two stakes of the year will be contested Wednesday, May 23 featuring the $100,000 Sagamore Sired Stakes and the $100,000 Swifty Sired Fillies Stakes. The races are slated as the sixth and eighth, respectively, on the 10-race program. A total of 96 horses […]

Bold Concept finishes second in first start for Grand Gesture Stable

Bold Concept, the horse representing Indiana Grand’s racing club in 2018, finished second in her first start for Grand Gesture Stable Wednesday, May 16. The fractional ownership program allows individuals to become part owner of a Thoroughbred horse during the racing season for a nominal fee. Starting from post nine with jockey Santo Sanjur aboard, […]

Applications now accepted for Indiana Derby Queen Pageant

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is now accepting applications for the third annual Indiana Derby Queen Pageant to be held during the Grade III, $500,000 Indiana Derby on Saturday, July 14. The Indiana Derby, Indiana’s richest Thoroughbred race, showcases some of the best three-year-olds in the country and carries the tradition as A Royal Derby. […]

Grand Gesture Stable 2018 gets first start of season

Indiana Grand’s Racing Club, Grand Gesture Stable, will officially start its second season of racing Wednesday, May 16. Bold Concept, the three-year-old Indiana sired filly by Deputy Storm, who stands at R Star Stallions in Anderson, Ind., will make her first start for the stable in the afternoon’s eighth race.   Bold Concept made her […]

Polo Art wins first turf race of 2018

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino kicked off turf racing Friday, May 11 with three of the eight Thoroughbred races carded on the turf. The first horses stepping on the turf was for the afternoon’s fourth race, a $32,500 Allowance Optional Claiming event running five furlongs. Polo Art and Jockey Malcolm Franklin earned the win by […]

Bets and Brackets coming in June

Indiana Grand is offering a few new contests this year during the 120-day racing season. One of those contests is “Bets and Brackets,” which will run from Friday, June 1 to Friday, Aug. 17. The contest will place handicappers in a head to head competition each week leading up to the $1,000 final. The Final […]

Beach Cartel wins Quarter Horse stakes prep

Beach Cartel and Jockey Jose Beltran made a huge statement Tuesday, May 8, winning the $20,000 Quarter Horse Allowance that was filled with champions. The race served as a preview for the upcoming eighth running of the $75,000 Born Runner Classic set for Saturday, May 26.   Keen Liaison, three-year-old champion filly from last season, […]

She’s No Angel, but on the track Lookout

The odds have always been against Lookout Angel. From an injury as a foal that left a disfigurement to long odds on the board, it appears Lookout Angel is always trying to beat the odds. But she got the best of those odds Saturday, May 5, surprising a field of six by fighting off late […]