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  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 1 day ago
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  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 3 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 3 days ago
  • Clearly Now breaks the 7f track record at Belmont - 1:19.96.Posted 6 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $28,880 when racing resumes July 4 at Los Al.Posted 7 days ago
  • 1-9 Frac Daddy upset by Sky Captain in the Dominion Day! Posted 10 days ago
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HRN Original Blog:
Hoosier State of Mind
Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014
The 2014 Blue Grass Stakes was run for the final time over the Polytrack surface at Keeneland Race Course, with Dance With Fate earning the right to be a future trivia answer.
Posted Saturday, November 02, 2013
Bob Baffert's star sprinter, Secret Circle closed quickly to score an impressive victory in the $1,500,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013
Leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, the sprint division has been searching for a definitive leader. 2013 has lacked the star power of previous years but that doesn't mean we can't make some serious money in this race! Let's go through a horse by horse break down and learn a little more about each contender.
Posted Saturday, October 05, 2013
In the 19th running of the grade II $500,000 Indiana Derby Bob Baffert’s talented colt Power Broker showed his class by out dueling the up and coming long-shot Bradester.
Posted Friday, October 04, 2013
Hoosier State of Mind (Scott Dick) teams up with Capper's Corner (Jasen Mangrum) and a pair of hard core Indiana racing fans (Erik Fannin and Roger Browning) to handicap the $50,000 Guaranteed All Stakes Pick 4.
Posted Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Power Broker will face a strong challenge from Canadian Champion Uncaptured, an entry for the nation's leading trainer Todd Pletcher, and eight others in the Indiana Derby.
Posted Saturday, September 28, 2013
If ever there was a day to seize an opportunity, "Super Saturday" at Belmont Park is it. With four of the six graded stakes races designated as “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, today is the final opportunity for many horses to claim their spot in the starting gate at Santa Anita Park to compete for Breeders' Cup coronation.
Posted Saturday, August 17, 2013
The familiar silks of Ken and Sarah Ramsey found their way into the Arlington Park winner’s circle for yet another grade I win as Admiral Kitten closed strongly to score an impressive 1 ¼ length victory in the Secretariat Stakes.
Posted Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hoosier State of Mind's Scott Dick teams up with the Indiana Downs Queen, Racing Rachel (Rachel McLaughin) to handicap and conquer the late pick 4 at Indiana Downs on Saturday Night. The late pick 4 includes the 8th running of the Centaur Stakes formally known as the Oliver.
Posted Saturday, June 08, 2013
The grade I Just a Game stakes lived up to the name with two “game” fillies dueling to the wire
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My journey into the sport of kings has been different than most. I do not boast a royal pedigree, and in fact, before my interest in horse racing, my family thought the Kentucky Derby was the only race of the year! I'm the son of a minor league baseball player and a homemaker, which doesn't exactly scream grade I winner.


My passion for the sport started about 8 years ago.I was watching as Funny Cide was making his triple crown run. The “Gutsy Gelding” had my eyes glued to the television with each of his triple crown races. After watching Funny Cide on TV. I decided to make a trip down to our local track, Indiana Downs.This would be an experience that would change my life.

I looked over the program, while having no idea what I was doing,I decided to put my 5 dollars on a horse named Apollonea. As the gates broke and the announcer began his race call, I heard the words Apollonea to the lead. My excitement grew as I watched my horse lead all the way around the track, eventually drawing to win by an easy five lengths. Apollonea paid 58.00 to win, I was hooked from that point on.

For the past 8 years my life has been horse racing.  I've tried to educate myself on every aspect of the sport and learn about it's past. The incredible run of the Super Filly Rachel Alexandra would also change my life. It was my intense passion and love for Rachel that would bring me to meet some of the greatest  people in the world. I owe a lot to Rachel and this sport for introducing me to such wonderful people.


I want this blog to show that Indiana Racing stacks up with any track, anywhere! It will also show what great value can be found in Indiana for the bettors, and not to mention, the incredible purses for the owners and trainers.