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From left, Carter and Donna Riley, Mike Nance, Darlene Green and Rachel McLaughlin, on-air racing analyst for Indiana Grand.

The combination of stables Carter and Donna Riley, Darlene Green and Mike Nance have been named Barn Crew of the Month for October at Indiana Grand. The award is sponsored by the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Texas Corral of Shelbyville.

The three stables are small and combine to keep their shed row in perfect shape on the backstretch at Indiana Grand. Riley is a former leading Quarter Horse jockey in Indiana. He and his wife, Donna, have three Thoroughbreds and a few Quarter Horses racing this season at Indiana Grand.

Darlene Green, who is a former Thoroughbred jockey and has a farm in Fairland, Ind., has approximately seven horses and earned a win later on in the card Monday, Oct. 25 with Go Get Em following the presentation for Barn Crew of the Month.

Mike Nance, who has campaigned several Horse of the Year winners over the past three decades in Indiana, has approximately six in his stable.

Each of the recipients of Barn Crew of the Month received a $200 gift certificate to Texas Corral, located on Route 9 just north of Shelbyville. They also have a banner noting their award hanging on the outside of their barn for the remainder of the 2021 racing season at Indiana Grand.

The October Barn Crew of the Month is the final award for 2021. A total of eight stables were recognized for keeping an outstanding barn and providing extra special care to their horses at Indiana Grand.

The 19th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is now in progress and continues through Thursday, Nov. 11. A special Indiana Champions Day highlighting the state’s top Thoroughbred and Quarter Horses will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at noon.

More information about the 2021 racing season is available at www.caesars.com/indiana-grand.