The following information was pulled directly from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission‘s website. While we will do our best to ensure this information is up to date, please be sure to visit the IHRC website for up to date information or any program changes.
Indiana Bred Thoroughbreds race in 26 stakes races at Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing & Casino, with guaranteed purses ranging from a minimum $100,000 to $250,000 added. The program awards nearly $21 million annually, with Indiana-bred overnights resulting in more than $1 million.
Breeder, Owner & Stallion Awards
The breeder of a registered Indiana-Bred which wins any race at Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing & Casino earns 20% of the gross purse for all stake, allowance and claiming races, except when entered for a claiming price of less than $10,000.
The breeder of a registered Indiana Bred which wins a race in another state, Puerto Rico or Canada earns 10% of the winners share of the purse for any race, except when entered for a claiming price of less than $10,000. Each out-of-state award is capped at $10,000. You are eligible for an out-of-state award when there is no live Thoroughbred race meet in progress in Indiana (except for stakes races), and for 2-year-olds winning out of state prior to July 1 of race meet.
The owner or lesee of a registered Indiana Sire who’s registered progeny have won any races at Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing & Casino earns 10% of the gross purse for all stake, allowance and claiming races, except when entered for a claiming price of less than $10,000.
*All breeder and stallion awards will be paid directly to the winning breeder or stallion owner from the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program. Awards will not be paid through the purse account at the track.
Register Your Mare – List of Registered Mares
To register you horse as Indiana Bred, you must submit a mare and foal application to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Mares may be registered in one of two ways:
1. The mare must enter the state and submit an application by November 1 in the year prior to foaling and remain in the state until foaling.
2. The mare may enter the state or submit an application after November 1 of the year prior to foaling and remain in the state until foaling. The mare must be registered no later than 10 days after foaling and be bred back to a registered Indiana Sire. The mare and foal must remain in the state 30 days past foaling.
Mares must be registered each year they produce a foal.
The owner of any mare that is moved after registration must complete a Change of Residency form.
**INDIANA NEW MARE INCENTIVE**
The Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program is offering up to $2,000 in incentives for new mares foaling in the state during 2022. To be eligible, you must purchase a mare in foal at any public auction between the dates of July 2021, and March 1, 2022, at a minimum purchase price of $2,500. The mare must foal in Indiana, and reside in the state for thirty days after foaling, if applicable, and the owner must fulfill breed back requirements, if applicable.
Learn more about the incentive by reading the requirements and contacting the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
Register Your Indiana Bred Foal
Registration for your Indiana Bred foal is not complete until you submit a foal application. Fees for foal applications are as follows:
- foaling date to one year past foaling date: Free
- 1 year + 1 day after foaling to end of yearling year: $200
- 2 years old year: $400
- 3 years old and older: $1,000
If you need to confirm your horse’s registration, you may do so by visiting the list of Indiana Bred foals.
Register Your Stallion
Thoroughbred stallions must be registered by October 15 of the year prior to breeding to be an Indiana Sire. Returning stallions registered after November 1 incur a $250 late fee. Stallions must remain in the state from February 1 to July 1 and may not cover mares outside the state in the registered year. Stallions must be registered prior to covering any mares. Stallion applications must be submitted each breeding year.
Download the free Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Registration Checklist to help keep everything organized.