Shane Bowermaster, one of the top trainers at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in recent years, is featured in the April issue of “Hoof Beats.” The story, penned by Megan Arszman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, follows his career through the past few years.
Bowermaster talks about overcoming the loss of his father, Dan, and re-grouping to oversee a stable of horses for owner Bruce Trogden of Emerald Highlands Farm in Ohio. Bowermaster considers Harrah’s Hoosier Park his home base and travels to Florida to Spring Garden Ranch each winter, a spot his parents trained at for years when Shane was growing up. In all Bowermaster oversees the conditioning of 46 horses, many of which are Indiana sired.
The Bowermaster Stable includes last year’s Indiana Sires Stakes Three-Year-Old Filly Pacing Champion Fully a Virgin. Others currently in training for the upcoming meet are Blazin Britches, Pansy’s Image, and a slew of two-year-olds preparing for the 2020 Indiana Sires Stakes program.
Bowermaster also talks about his hobby outside of racing. In addition to fishing, he and several of his childhood friends built and are working on a dirt street car during his time away from the barn.
To read the full story on Bowermaster, pick up the April issue of “Hoof Beats.”