Category: Indiana Grand

2018 Indiana Derby and Indiana Oaks Preview

This Saturday is Indiana Grand’s biggest day of Thoroughbred racing.  The day’s card features a pair of competitive Grade 3 stakes for the three-year-old set.  Nine horses have entered to vie for a $500,000 purse in the Indiana Derby; eight fillies will contend for a $200,000 purse in the Indiana Oaks.  The fields feature the combinations that make the... Read more »

Indiana Derby Day Locals

The Indiana Derby (G3) is coming up at Indiana Grand this Saturday.  With six stakes races on the card, it’s the year’s biggest race day in Shelbyville. We have a full preview of the day’s pair of graded races, as well as selections in all six stakes, in a separate piece.  But, before we get... Read more »

2017 Indiana Derby and Indiana Oaks Preview

This Saturday is Indiana Grand’s biggest day of Thoroughbred racing.  The day’s card features a pair of competitive Grade 3 stakes for the three-year-old set.  Eleven horses have entered to vie for a $500,000 Indiana Derby; eight fillies will contend for a $200,000 purse in the Indiana Oaks.  The fields feature the combinations that make the midseason Derbies so... Read more »
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Favorites FAMILY TREE and CUPID take Indiana's Graded Events

SHELBYVILLE, IN — Picks & Ponderings was on site.  The press box contained a numerous Chicago-based contingent.  The winning trainers of the stakes included names like Wayne Catalano and Michele Boyce.  The bugler was playing tunes after the call to the post. One would think we were doing a summer-time race at Arlington International, but... Read more »

2016 Indiana Derby Day Preview

Summertime.  When the days are hazy, when the kids are out of school, and when amusement parks and water parks all over see their days bustle with patrons.  Summertime in horse racing means Del Mar (which opens this week) and Saratoga (which opens next week).  This week, Picks & Ponderings does something that also is... Read more »

2015 Indiana Derby and Indiana Oaks Preview

This Saturday night, Indiana Grand has its flagship night of racing.  The card features its only two graded stakes races of the meet: the Indiana Oaks (GII) and the Indiana Derby (GII).  Both races were inaugurated in 1995 at Hoosier Park, and moved to Indiana Grand in 2013 when owners Centaur Gaming centralized thoroughbred and... Read more »
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