One of the stops just off the tram at the Indiana State Fair is a visit to one of the historic Speed Barns at the Indiana State Fair. Thanks to the efforts of the staff from the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development, the area has been transformed into a welcome center of sorts for Standardbred racing and has been a popular stop during the first few days of the fair.
Emily Dever has provided her grey horse, Rockin Kimage as the focal point of the display area , which includes posters providing information about Standardbred racing. Hillcrest Power owned by Rachel Klotz is also available for folks to see up close. The area also provides a large photo board of Hannelore Hanover driven by Ricky Macomber. The face has been cut out so that fair goers can use the board as a photo op and personalize their photo with their face in the driver’s seat.
Jeff Dever also provided a set of his colors and the display includes a race bike, jog cart and a table with literature about the state’s harness racing programs.
The area is open daily from 10AM until 7PM with the exception of Wed. Aug. 8 and Thurs. Aug. 9 when the area will be closed due to the harness racing programs.
The ISBD is still in need of volunteers to fill two-hour slots for the remainder of the State Fair. For those interested in providing some time to operate the area, please contact the IHRC office or stop by the Speed Barn during the fair.