Updated: July 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm
Longtime Indiana horseman Duane Swingley was honored by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association during a winner’s circle presentation during the races at Indiana Grand Tuesday.
“Duane has dedicated a lot of years to the sport of horse racing,” said Tom Mosley, president of ITOBA. “Even before the first pari-mutuel race and even before the first slot machine, Duane has been committed to the betterment of the sport in our state.”
Swingley, who was joined in the winner’s circle by members of ITOBA along with Indiana Grand management, received a plaque and belt buckle for more than 50 years of service to Indiana horse racing.
Swingley is a longtime board member for ITOBA and currently serves as first vice president of the executive board. In addition to being an active trainer and owner, Swingley also owns and operates Duane Swingley Auctioneers. Each fall he handles the details for ITOBA’s Fall Mixed Sale. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Oct. 16 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Receiving Barn at Indiana Grand.