Indiana Sires Stakes Reach Record Levels
For Immediate Release
August 14, 2001
Indiana Standardbred Breed Development is pleased to announce that the 2001 Indiana Sires Stakes Program has reached record levels. Indiana Sires Stakes Finals will award over one million dollars in purses to Indiana Sired horses. The Finals, beginning on August 17th and concluding on August 22nd, are limited to the top ten horses who enter from each classification of the four Sires Stakes Legs raced earlier in the season. The Indiana Sires Stakes Program will award a total of over 1.7 million dollars to owners of Indiana Sired horses in 2001. Dates and purse amounts for the Indiana Sires Stakes Finals are as follows:
|ISS 3 YR Old Colt & Gelding Trotters||Fri., Aug. 17||$110,000|
|ISS 3 YR Old Filly Trotters||Fri., Aug. 17||110,000|
|ISS 3 YR Old Colt & Gelding Pacers||Sat., Aug. 18||111,300|
|ISS 3 YR Old Filly Pacers||Sat., Aug. 18||110,000|
|ISS Aged Stallion & Gelding Pacers||Sat., Aug. 18||77,300|
|ISS Aged Mare Pacers||Sat., Aug. 18||76,000|
|ISS Aged Stallion & Gelding Trotters||Mon., Aug. 20||75,500|
|ISS Aged Mare Trotters||Mon. Aug. 20||74,600|
|ISS 2 YR Old Colt & Gelding Trotters||Tues., Aug. 21||63,800|
|ISS 2 YR Old Filly Trotters||Tues., Aug. 21||63,800|
|ISS 2 YR Old Colt & Gelding Pacers||Wed., Aug. 22||68,250|
|ISS 2 YR Old Filly Pacers||Wed., Aug. 22||67,550|
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On September 9, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is hosting a FREE broodmare health seminar for all Standardbred breeders and owners at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana.
The Commission invites anyone interested in learning how to improve the health and wellness of the mares in their breeding operation, whether they have one or 20, to attend. The seminar will be held at 1 p.m.
Afterwards, all attendees are invited to a night of harness racing, with first post at 6:30 EDT. Hoosier Park will be giving all attendees a five dollar voucher that can be used for betting or in the casino, as well as access to private suites and start car rides.
“We know breeding top quality foals is everyone’s goal, and we can only do that if the mares are healthy,” says Jessica Barnes, the IHRC’s Director of Breed Development and Racing. “We want to offer our breeders some free education to improve their conception and foaling rates, thus helping grow our Standardbred program.”
Topics to be covered in the seminar include:
- Preparing Maiden and Older/Open Mares for Breeding
- Factors Impacting Conception
- Broodmare Nutrition
- Overall Broodmare Health
The presenters bring with them years of experience in the veterinary and nutrition fields. The IHRC welcomes Dr. Colleen Brady (Purdue University), Dr. Kevin Kirtley (K.C. Kirtley Vet Inc.) and Anthony Koch (Hallway Feeds).
Anyone interested in attending the seminar should RSVP by September 1 by emailing Standardbred@hrc.in.gov
Updates will be posted on the program’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/indianaStandardbred
You can also add the event to your Facebook events: https://facebook.com/events/1297815440327561/