Racing Press Releases

Dot Matrix connects in Warrior Veterans Stakes

It was a big night for trainer Brad Cox. He scored three stakes wins on the racing program, capping off a great night with a win from Dot Matrix in the $100,000 Warrior Veterans Stakes for four-year-olds and upwards on the turf. Starting from post nine in the bulky field of 12, Dot Matrix sat […]

Lovely Loyree repeats in Indiana General Assembly Distaff

Chicago-based Lovely Loyree won Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff for the second time, wearing down Hachi to win by a neck Saturday while covering 1 1/16 miles over firm turf in 1:42.54. Once again, the now 7-year-old mare was ridden by Indiana Grand stalwart Fernando De La Cruz. “Oh my gosh, we won […]

Talk Veuve To Me strong in Grade III $200,000 Indiana Oaks

Story by Jennie Rees, Eclipse Award winning turf writer   Talk Veuve to Me was the toast of Indiana Grand, romping to a 4 3/4-length victory over Figarella’s Queen in Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Indiana Oaks.  “She showed what I was expecting her to show,” said trainer Rodolphe Brisset, who began training only last […]

Pinch Hit wins $100,000 Mari Hulman George Stakes

Story by Jennie Rees, Eclipse Award winning turf writer Richard Klein’s Pinch Hit might not have knocked it out of the park but the 4-year-old filly was safe at home, capturing Saturday’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Awestruck. Pinch Hit and front-running Awestruck hooked up coming out of the […]

Pioneer Spirit edges Seeking The Soul in Schaefer Memorial

It was a battle to the finish between Pioneer Spirit and Seeking the Soul, but in the end, Pioneer Spirit got the edge to win the 19th running of the $100,000 Michael G. Schafer Memorial, a Listed Stakes. The race is named in honor of the first Indiana Horse Racing Commission chairman Michael G. Schaefer, […]

Axelrod wins Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby

If a race was predicted at the start, Axelrod would not have been a strong contender for the win in the 24th running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana Derby. However, it is how you finish that matters and Axelrod was full of momentum when he hit the wire, nabbing Trigger Warning for the win. […]

Turf course named in honor of Rod Ratcliff

The racing program for the 24th running of the Indiana Derby, Indiana’s richest horse race, was kicked off by an official welcome from Rod Ratcliff, chairman and CEO of Centaur Gaming and Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming after the first race. A surprise presentation was made to Ratcliff as Indiana Grand’s seven-eighths […]

Molecules looking to continue rare story in Indiana Oaks

By Jennie Rees, Eclipse Award winning turf writer Molecules will be the longest shot in Saturday night’s $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand, but a victory by the locally-based 3-year-old filly would be in keeping with her remarkable story. Edward “Bow” Boerjan already was fighting cancer when he purchased Molecules for $1,500 at […]

Brisset hopes to toast Talk Veuve to Me after Indiana Oaks

Story by Jennie Rees, Eclipse Award winning turf writer Rodolphe Brisset and his wife, Brooke, named the 2-year-old filly they bought last year Talk Veuve to Me as a shout-out to a champagne they enjoy. The filly has delivered on her name, providing the Brissets lots of reasons to pop the cork — and that’s […]

Albarado on Indiana Derby favorite King Zachary

Story by Jennie Rees, Eclipse Award winning turf writer When Robby Albarado suffered a broken ankle in a gate mishap two weeks before last year’s Kentucky Derby, the jockey said that horse owner Tom Conway sent a text telling him not to worry, that “your Derby horse is in Dale’s barn.” Conway, a Louisville attorney, […]