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Standardbred Breed Development

The Standardbred Breed Development program was established to promote the Indiana Standardbred industry.  In 2007, legislation was passed which approved slot machines at Indiana's pari-mutuel racetracks.  Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs both opened their slot operations in June of 2008.  The Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Fund receives 50% of the revenue generated from slot machines that is allocated for Standardbred Racing.

The purpose of the Standardbred Breed Development Program is to provide incentives to the owners and breeders of Indiana Sired (IS), Indiana Bred (IB), and Indiana Sired & Bred (ISB) horses.  These incentives are provided through racing programs at Indiana's two pari-mutuel racetracks, county fairs and state fair.  Additional incentives are provided directly to owners and breeders through owner bonuses and breeders awards.  The intent of this program is to stimulate the agri-business sector of the State's economy while encouraging the breeding of quality standardbred horses.  The Standardbred Breed Development Program has been modified for the 2009 breeding season and beyond to provide the owner/breeder with a program with three (3) levels  of participation.

The Standardbred Breed Development Advisory Committee is appointed by the Governor to advise the Indiana Horse Racing Commission in the distribution of these monies. This Advisory Committee works closely with Hoosier Park, the Indiana Standardbred Association, Indiana Standardbred Advisory Board, and other horsemen organizations to develop the Standardbred Breed Development Program. This program has become an invaluable tool in developing and maintaining the fast growing high quality Standardbred industry in the State of Indiana.

Press Releases

Your Chance to get into Horse Racing with Fractional Ownership
- March 23, 2018

Three Years, Three Indiana-Sired Horses Win Horse of the Year
- February 28, 2018

Indiana Breeders Invited to Reproduction and Foaling Emergencies Seminar
- January 19, 2018

Indiana Standardbred Program Celebrates Success on Track, in Sales Ring
- October 26, 2017

Indiana Breeders and Owners Learn what's Best for the Broodmare
- September 26, 2017

Standardbred Breeders Invited to Free Broodmare Health Seminar Flyer
- July 24, 2017

Broodmare Health Seminar
- July 24, 2017

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