Last year, WTIU, the public access television station based in Bloomington, Ind., put together a documentary on horses and horse racing in the state of Indiana. The hour and a half show initially aired several times through the station’s channel in December 2019. For a limited time, WTIU is providing access to the online documentary, “Horsepower: Indiana’s Equine Industry.”
The documentary is now available through the PBS Station’s Website and is the director’s cut, which contains more Standardbred racing clips than the program that aired on television. The special explores the development of harness racing in the Hoosier State and begins with the birthplace of Dan Patch and shifts to Single G in Cambridge City.
The documentary goes on to cover the Standardbred industry from breeding to sales to the racetrack. The program talks to several participants in the current racing landscape. Those participating in the Standardbred section of the documentary include Nat Hill, longtime owner and breeder based out of Bloomington, Ellen Taylor, executive director of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, Jeff Edwards, owner-trainer-breeder, Dwayne Miller, breeder, Scott Peine, director of racing and Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
To access the documentary, “Horsepower: Indiana’s Equine Industry,” go to Horsepower: Indianas Equine Industry