Racing Press Releases

La Vencedora impressive in Governors Stake trials

Quarter Horse Trainer Larry Sharp made his trip to Indiana worthwhile Saturday, Oct. 7, picking up the top three spots for qualifiers advancing to the ninth running of the $100,000 Governor’s Stake slated for Saturday, Oct. 21. Sharp saddled La Vencedora and Jockey James Flores to a neck win over his other entrant, Cappy, ridden […]


Tommy The Train rolls to fastest trial win in QHRAI Derby

When Tommy The Train comes to town, it means one thing for his opponents – trouble. The three-year-old son of Freighttrain B is undefeated in five career outings at Indiana Grand spread out over the past 12 months. Guided by James Flores, he once again proved he will be the one to beat in the […]


Beach Treat quickest in Miss Roxie Little Futurity Trials

Beach Treat and Harold Collins found an early path out of the gate and stuck to it all the way to the wire, posting the fastest trial of four on the program Saturday, Oct. 7 during the fifth of six all-Quarter Horse racing nights at Indiana Grand. The duo turned in a time of :17.926 […]


Stinkin Rich repeats in Hoosier Park Classic

For the second straight year, Stinkin Rich was unstoppable, winning the 21st running of the $83,600 Hoosier Park Classic at Indiana Grand. With regular rider Rolando Pina aboard, the flashy grey gelding rallied to the lead and never looked back, winning the race by one length and securing his sixth straight victory for owner-breeder Carolyn […]


Indiana Grand Racing & Casino proactive on CTE awareness

Note: Story by Nancy Holthus, paddock analyst at Indiana Grand Like all professional sports, safety measures are taken in an attempt to prevent injuries. Jockeys wear vests and helmets, while racetracks install specialized safety railings to help protect horse and rider from further injury. But realistically it is not a matter of if, but when […]


Crafty Spector digs in for win in $100,000 Gus Grissom Stakes

Everything lined up perfectly for Crafty Spector in the 17th running of the Gus Grissom Stakes Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Indiana Grand. As a result, the five-year-old gelding took advantage of his surroundings and rallied home as the upset winner for owner-trainer John Haran.   Guided by Jockey Alex Contreras, Crafty Spector left the starting […]


Mo Money adds to bankroll in $100,000 Crown Ambassador Stakes

It was an afternoon of upsets and leading the way was a freshman colt from the Gary Patrick Stable. Mo Money, ridden by 2017 Leading Jockey DeShawn Parker, rallied through traffic in the stretch to win only his second career race in the 19th running of the Crown Ambassador Stakes Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Indiana […]


Paisley wins first career race in $100,000 Indiana Stallion Stakes Filly Division

It’s always exciting when a horse “breaks its maiden,” but the win was just a little sweeter when Paisley accomplished it for owner-trainer-breeder Marvin Johnson. The two-year-old chestnut daughter of Drinkwiththedevil rallied in the stretch to win her first career race in the 20th running of the $100,000-added Indiana Stallion Stakes Filly Division Wednesday, Oct. […]


Joyous Lady sings winning tune in $100,000 Richmond Stakes

Some of Indiana’s finest older females stepped onto the track for the 17th running of the $100,000-added Richmond Stakes Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Indiana Grand. It came down to the wire to determine a winner but it was Joyous lady and Jockey Tommy Pompell who took home top honors. Starting from post six in the […]


Royal Blessing wins latest round of Don K Memorial Starter

Royal Blessing and Alonso Quinonez rallied home in the stretch to win the 10th round of the $30,000 Don K. Memorial Starter at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Oct. 4. The duo covered the seven and one-half furlong turf race in a time of 1:31.28. Starting from post nine in the 10-horse lineup, Royal Blessing showed just […]