Racing Press Releases

Bold Concept, the people’s horse, wins

She did it. Bold Concept, the people’s horse at Indiana Grand, rallied home with a late burst of speed to break her maiden and provide the 44 owners of Grand Gesture Stable, Indiana Grand’s racing club, with their first trip to the winner’s circle. After five previous tries and finishing second in four of those […]


Ben DeLuca wins 007 Jock’s Agent Contest

Ben DeLuca of Indianapolis earned the top spot in the 007 Jock’s Agent Contest, scoring the most earnings of the field during the 12-week contest at Indiana Grand. The contest required that players choose two jockeys to represent and earned points based on the total number of earnings they accumulated during the event. Players also […]


B and B Stables gets first career win with Solly’s Chief

Getting new owners into racing is the name of the game and Nate Brannin and Chad Berkemeier, who formed B and B Stables last fall, are well on their way to accomplishing their goals. The Stable won their first career race in their first career start Friday, Sept. 21 with Solly’s Chief in the fourth […]


New owners experience first win with AJ Pacer

To most, the fourth race of the day at Indiana Grand was a regular claiming event, but for three individuals, the race was one that they will never forget. Joni Patterson, Richard Hyde and Don Kehrt earned their first win as new Thoroughbred owners at Indiana Grand. The trio of owners had the opportunity to […]


Final “Grand Mornings at the Track” Saturday

The final installment of “Grand Mornings at the Track,” presented by the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolence and Protective Association (HBPA) is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22. The final session of 2018 will include a visit to the starting gate and the third floor of the grandstand, which includes the stewards stand and audio visual department. “Grand […]


One Smart Jess upsets in 2018 Speed Sale Futurity

It was a John McCreary-trained one-two punch in the sixth running of the $44,800 2018 Speed Sale Futurity Saturday, Sept. 15 at Indiana Grand. The stablemates started side by side and finished side by side at the wire in a time of :16.742 seconds in the 330-yard dash. One Smart Jess and Leonardo Rodriguez were […]


Rockys Candy Shop leads qualifiers for Bertram Memorial

Rockys Candy Shop and Jose Beltran turned in another impressive race Saturday, Sept. 15 to top 20 horses entered in the trials of the Sterlie Bertram Memorial Stakes. The three-year-old son of Fantastic Corona Jr stopped the timer in :19.697 seconds. Starting from post two, Rockys Candy Shop and Beltran veered in slightly at the […]


Stoneburner favored in Speed Sale Futurity

Stoneburner, the talented two-year-old from the Randy Smith Stable, has been tagged as the favorite in the sixth running of the $44.800 Speed Sale Futurity Saturday, Sept. 15. The race is slated as the seventh on the eight-race all-Quarter Horse racing program at Indiana Grand, marking the fourth night dedicated to sprinters during the 2018 […]


Ace of Aces deals blow to field in Hillsdale Stakes

Ace of Aces and Alex Canchari may have had a slow start, but the finish is what matters as the duo rallied to a four length victory in the 18th running of the $100,000-added Hillsdale Stakes Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Indiana Grand. Starting from post nine in the bulky field of 12, Ace of Aces […]


Hay Little Bit shows up big in Merrillville Stakes

Hay Little Bit and jockey Andres Ulloa had a lot of horsepower to dish out in the stretch run in the 24th running of the $100,000-added Merrillville Stakes, taking home the top spot Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Indiana Grand. Although she’s been close in several stakes, including a second place finish in the 2017 Merrillville […]