Consistency in Interference Decisions, CBD Products Advisory, and More...


News & Updates from the Thoroughbred Breed Development Program

Latest Stakes Winners 

Congratulations to the connections of these 2020 Restricted Indiana Stakes Winners:

Ellen's Lucky Star Stakes - Nothinbutflowers (Violence - Sky Mystic); bred/owned by: Dennis Farkas; trained by Jeff Greenhill

Snack Stakes - Strong Tide (English Channel - Dreamin Big); bred/owned by Penny & Michael Lauer; trained by Michael Lauer

Governor's Stakes - Flatter Hymn (Flat Out - K C’s Songofprayer); bred by Sugarland Thoroughbreds; owned by New Farm; trained by Jeff Runco

Indiana First Lady Stakes - Wellington Wonder (Warrior’s Reward - Wellington Avenue); bred by Swifty Farm; owned by Jerry Romans, Charlie Spring, Zoom & Fish Stable, Inc.; trained by Michelle Lovell

William Henry Harrison Stakes - Double Tuff (Skylord - Icey Energy); bred by Gary Simms; owned by Willowbrook Stables LTD & Jerry Carden; trained by Kim Hammond

Shelby County Stakes - Pretty Assets (Caiman - Utesa); bred/owned/trained by R. Gary Patrick

ITOBA SSA Fillies - Betcha (Sangaree - Broken Embrace); bred by Elliott Ventures; owned by Southwest Racing Stable Inc. & Bruce Murphy; trained by Genaro Garcia

ITOBA SSA Colts - Unbridled Beast (Unbridled Express - Delil); bred by Randy & Karen Matthews; owned by Randy Matthews & Michael Neafus; trained by Randy Matthews

September Advisory Committee Meeting

WHEN: September 14, 10:30 am
WHERE: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino 2nd Floor Clubhouse
INFO: Please adhere to social distancing and facial mask wearing protocols. The meeting will also be streamed live on the Facebook page.

Updated 2020 Restricted Stakes Schedule

The remaining Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Restricted Stakes is as follows: 

September 16 - Gus Grissom Stakes & RIchmond Stakes
September 30 - Hillsdale & City of Anderson Stakes
October 7 - A.J Foyt, Florence Henderson, Brickyard & Merrillville Stakes
October 28 - Unreachable Star, Lady Fog Horn, Crown Ambassador & Indiana Stallion Fillies Stakes

More information can be found in the Condition Book on Indiana Grand's website

The Steward's Corner: Consistency in Interference Decisions

In this month's Steward's Corner, Senior State Steward Dan Fick explains the Association of Racing Commissioners International's Model Rule for running of the race and how the stewards at Indiana Grand strive for consistency and transparency in interference decisions during the races. Continue reading...

Wellington wonder

Wellington Wonder surprises in the Indiana First Lady Stakes.

Horsemen's Advisory: Use of CBD Products

Because CBD can be procured ‘over the counter’ from many sources, please note that this notice is being sent as a reminder to Indiana horsemen that CBD is Cannabidiol and is considered a foreign substance for horse racing purposes. Cannabidiol is classified as a Class 2-B penalty by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Continue reading...

Mare Registration: Nov. 1

It's not too early to register your mares for 2021 Indiana bred eligible foals. 

Two ways to register:

If you decide to register your mare after November 1, you will need to register her within 10 days of foaling and breed back to an Indiana Registered Stallion. 

Contact Sara Distler for more information or see the website

Don't Forget: Foal Registration

Foal registrations are due within 1 year of the foaling date to avoid late fees. However, late foals can be submitted with a late fee using the following guidelines:

12 months and 1 day to December 31st of the yearling year: $200 late fee

Please verify your foals have been registered. You can check the 2019 and 2020 Foal Registration List (and other years) on our website: 

Register your 2019 and 2020 foals online, or mail in the form: