IHRA inducts four

The Indiana Horse Racing Association, Inc. (IHRA) held its third Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, Oct. 17 at The Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis. The evening’s honorees included Harold Barnes of Shelbyville, Ind., Mari Hulman George of Terre Haute, Ind., Senator Robert Jackman of Milroy, Ind., and Don Myers (posthumously) of Seymour, Ind.

Harold Barnes induction - from left, Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of Hoosier Park, Jack Kieninger, president of Indiana Standardbred Association, Harold Barnes, Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of Indiana Grand, and JIm Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

Harold Barnes induction – from left, Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of Hoosier Park, Jack Kieninger, president of Indiana Standardbred Association, Harold Barnes, Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of Indiana Grand, and JIm Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

The 2016 inductees joined inaugural Indiana Horse Racing Hall of Fame members Senator Lawrence M. Borst, DVM and Michael G. Schaefer (posthumously), inducted in 2014, and Senator Richard Thompson and Ralph Wilfong (posthumously), inducted in 2015.

Mari Hulman George induction - from left - Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of Hoosier Park, Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of Indiana Grand, Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming, Mari Hulman George, Guy Trolinger, Tom Bozarth, Brian Elmore, Mike Brown, executive director of the Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, and Herb Likens, president of Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

Mari Hulman George induction – from left – Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of Hoosier Park, Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of Indiana Grand, Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming, Mari Hulman George, Guy Trolinger, Tom Bozarth, Brian Elmore, Mike Brown, executive director of the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, and Herb Likens, president of Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

The 2016 Indiana Horse Racing Hall of Fame event, sponsored by Centaur Gaming, was hosted by Peter Lurie, an internationally renowned horse racing commentator. The event featured a reading of resolution for each inductee followed by a portrait unveiling. Portraits of the 2016 inductees were painted by Mark Dillman of Indianapolis and will be displayed in the clubhouse of the Indiana Grand Race Course.

“The Indiana Horse Racing Association’s Hall of Fame was created to acknowledge those individuals and organizations that have worked tirelessly to bring the horse racing industry in Indiana to the forefront of the sport,” said Rick Moore, president of the IHRA. “The four newest members of the Hall of Fame are pillars of Indiana horse racing, and their passion and dedication have collectively helped pave the way for the growth of our industry.”

Don Myers induction (posthumously) - from left Pete Sacopulos and Dana Myers. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

Don Myers induction (posthumously) – from left Pete Sacopulos and Dana Myers. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

 

Senator Robert Jackman, DVM, induction - from left, Herb Likens, ITOBA president, Jack Kieninger, ISA president, Senator Robert Jackman, Mike Brown, executive director of HBPA, Jon Schuster, VP & GM of Indiana Grand, Rick Moore, VP & GM of Hoosier Park, and Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming. (Photo by Linscott Photography)

Senator Robert Jackman, DVM, induction – from left, Herb Likens, ITOBA president, Jack Kieninger, ISA president, Senator Robert Jackman, Mike Brown, executive director of HBPA, Jon Schuster, VP & GM of Indiana Grand, Rick Moore, VP & GM of Hoosier Park, and Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming. (Photo by Linscott Photography)