Indiana Nomination Booklet Available
For Immediate Release
February 24, 2000
The Indiana Standardbred Breed Development's the first annual "Indiana Nomination Booklet" is now available. This booklet contains race schedules, conditions, and nomination forms for all stake races in Indiana. Sponsors of such races include the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program, Indiana Standardbred Advisory Board, Hoosier Park, Indiana Standardbred Association and Elkhart County Fair.
"This resource will provide Indiana horsemen with a one-stop shopping guide for staking and racing their horses in Indiana," said Jessica Larkins, Director of Standardbred Racing with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
The "Indiana Nomination Booklet" has been mailed to over 2600 Standardbred owners and trainers licensed with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission in 1999. If you have not received a copy and would like one, please contact Jessica Larkins at (317) 233-3120 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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/