Rule Changes, Online Licensing, Updates


The latest news from your Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

Rule Changes

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission met on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Hoosier Park Racetrack and Casino. During the meeting, there were rule changes addressing a variety of topics for both the flat racing and the harness racing programs. To see the latest rule changes, please visit the Commission website.

2017 Rule Changes


Rule Reminder: Use of Suspended Veterinarian

When a veterinarian has been suspended, trainers should keep in mind 71 IAC 5-3-3 (f), which states:

No trainer shall permit a veterinarian whose license is suspended in any jurisdiction or who is excluded from the stable area of tracks under the jurisdiction of the commission to treat any horse, regardless of its location, that has or will be actively participating in racing in Indiana during a given calendar year.

Trainers who fail to abide by the regulation can face discipline, including fines and suspensions.

Please be advised that pursuant to a ruling as of March 15, 2017, Dr. Joseph Baliga has been suspended for a period of five years.

Should you have any questions regarding your veterinarian’s status, please contact the Commission office: 317-233-3119

NEW! Online Licensing System

Why stand in line or make the drive to one of our tracks when you can renew your Indiana horseracing license online?

This winter the IHRC debuted its online licensing system to help expedite renewals. The process should only take a few moments, and it’ll save you a lot of time. See more information on the website.

Notice: Money Due to Bookkeeper

Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park have identified many negative purse accounts. Commission Staff is reviewing the negative accounts and will be taking action against the account holders pursuant to I.C. 4-31-12-13 and 71 IAC 7-3-32.

The statute requires that if a purse has not been paid back, the owner and trainer of the horse are suspended until the purse is repaid. The horse is also suspended.

REMINDER: Breed Development Program Participants

If you are moving your mare from the location listed on your registration, please alert the Commission via email or calling the office.