David “Speedy” McCullough has been at Harrah’s Hoosier Park almost since the beginning. He has seen the track go through multiple changes, from adding a casino to hosting two Breeders Crown Championships. He has been trackside all those years and is part of many memories of Indiana Standardbred racing.
A special retirement ceremony was held for “Speedy” in the winner’s circle. Numerous Hoosier Park team members, horsemen, drivers and trainers came down to wish him well as he retires from his position. “Speedy” started off working in the backstretch for the facilities team and in the paddock. In recent years, he shifted to the Paddock Shuttle Bus driver, delivering happy grooms, trainers, owners and others to the winner’s circle for their win photos. Anyone who has ever raced at Hoosier Park has been in contact with “Speedy” along the way.
A special blanket was presented in the winner’s circle in honor of “Speedy” to Queen of All and driver-trainer Doug Rideout, winner of the first race. The purple cooler commemorated “Speedy’s” work at the track over the years.
Best of luck to an icon from Indiana Standardbred racing history.