Journey Indiana

S2 E10 | FULL EPISODE

Episode 210

Coming to you from the newly renovated Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University Bloomington…the tragic story of the 1903 Purdue train wreck; and a sneak peek of WTIU's latest documentary, Horsepower: Indiana's Equine Industry.

AIRED: November 19, 2019 | 0:26:46
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>> PRODUCTION SUPPORT FOR

"JOURNEY INDIANA" IS PROVIDED

BY:

>> COMING UP.

>> THE TRAGIC STORY OF THE 1903

PURDUE TRAIN WRECK.

>> AND A SNEAK PEEK AT WTIU'S

LATEST DOCUMENTARY, HORSEPOWER,

INDIANA'S EQUINE INDUSTRY.

THAT'S ALL ON THIS EPISODE OF

"JOURNEY INDIANA"!

>> WELCOME TO "JOURNEY INDIANA,"

I'M BRANDON BRANDON WENTZ AND I'M ASHLEY

DILLARD.

WE ARE COMING FROM THE CAMPUS OF

THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY.

SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1941,

THE ESKANAZI MUSEUM OF HEART HAS

TURNED INTO THE ONE OF THE

FOREMOST UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS IN

THE COUNTRY.

IT'S BEEN UNDERGOING A

RENOVATION.

>> THAT'S RIGHT AND THE

RENOVATION IS COMPLETE.

WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE ART

TALK TO THE DIRECTOR IN JUST A

BIT.

BUT FIRST, A FOOTBALL TRAGEDY.

WE HAVE THE PURDUE TRAIN WRECK

OF 1903.

>> THIS BECAME NATIONAL NEWS.

THIS WAS A BIG NEWS STORY.

17 PEOPLE DYING IN A TRAIN

ACCIDENT WAS BIG NEWS 1903, AS

IT WOULD BE TODAY.

>> IN 1925, INDIANA UNIVERSITY

AND PURDUE UNIVERSITY FOUNDED

THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET, A

TRAVELING TROPHY TO AWARDED TO

THE LONGSTANDING RIVALRY BETWEEN

TWO FOOTBALL TEAMS.

THE TRADITION BETWEEN THE TWO

SCHOOLS WAS MORE THAN 30 YEARS

OLD, A RIVALRY SO INTENSE THAT

WITHIN THE FIRST TEN YEARS THAT

BY 1903, BOTH COLLEGE PRESIDENTS

DETERMINED THAT THE GAME AT THE

TIME COULD NO LONGER BE PLAYED

AT THEIR RESPECTIVE CAMPUSES BUT

INSTEAD MUST BE PLAYED AT A

NEUTRAL SITE IN INDIANAPOLIS.

>> 1903 WAS SCHEDULED TO BE THE

11th GAME BETWEEN THE TWO

SCHOOLS.

PURDUE WON SEVEN OF THE 11

GAMES.

THEY WERE TRYING TO GET THEIR

GLORY AGAINST PURDUE AND PURDUE

HAD THE A REPUTATION TO

MAINTAIN.

>> COMING TO INDIANAPOLIS WAS AN

EFFORT TO CONTROL THE

HOOLIGANISM AT THE GAMES, ON

BOTH CAMPUSES.

THEY DECIDED, LET'S TRY A

NEUTRAL SITE.

>> FOOTBALL WAS VERY MUCH LIKE

IT IS TODAY.

YOU COME TO THE I.U. OR PURDUE

HOME FOOTBALL SATURDAY, THE

CAMPUS IS EXCITING!

YOU CAN JUST FEEL IT.

IT'S ELECTRIC.

>> AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY

PURDUE HAD THE UPPER HAND IN

FOOTBALL, AS IT DID IN MANY

ASPECTS OF THE EDUCATIONAL AND

FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THE

UNIVERSITY IN CITIZEN.

LED BY WINTHROP STONE, PURDUE

WAS A NATIONAL LEADER IN

SCIENCES AT THE TIME WHEN THE

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WAS

MODERNIZING AMERICA.

PURDUE FOOTBALL TEAMS HAD THAT

LEADERSHIP TOO.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY WAS 50 YEARS

OLDER AND MANY REGARDS IT WAS

CONSIDERED A BACK WATER

UNIVERSITY WITH KNEW NAVIGABLE

ROADS IN THE SOUTHERN HILL

COUNTRY OF MONROE COUNTY.

>> BLOOMINGTON WAS VERY, VERY

REMOTE AREA TO CARRY A STATE

UNIVERSITY TAG.

LAFAYETTE IS IN A MUCH MORE

TRAFFICKED AREA BETWEEN

INDIANAPOLIS AND CHICAGO AND A

MAIN ARTERY?

>> 1903, I.U.'S NEW PRESIDENT,

WELL LOWE BRIAN WAS OUT TO

CHANGE.

THAT THE INDIANA STATE

LEGISLATURE WAS CURRENTLY

DEBATING WHICH SCHOOL WOULD HOST

A NEW MEDICAL COLLEGE, WHICH

WOULD MEAN GREAT PRESTIGE AND

SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

FROM THE STATE.

BY 190 1903, BOTH INDIANA AND PURDUE

WERE IN A HEATED BATTLE TO

DETERMINE WHICH UNIVERSITY WOULD

CLAIM THE NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL.

>> THEY BECAME INVOLVED IN A

VERY INTENSE BATTLE OVER WHO WAS

GOING TO HAVE THE PUBLIC MEDICAL

SCHOOL, WHICH WAS GOING TO BE

LOCATED IN INDIANAPOLIS.

THAT ARGUE.

MADE A PURDUE/I.U. BASKETBALL

GAME LOOK LIKE A SUNDAY SCHOOL

PICNIC.

>> BRIAN WAS BOUND TO BOOST THE

PROFILE OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN

ANY WAY HE COULD AND TO BRIAN,

ATHLETICS WAS ONE WAY FOR I.U.

TO GABE GAIN GROUND ON PURDUE.

>> THE PURDUE FOOTBALL GAME WAS

ALWAYS STRONG.

THEY HAD A REPUTATION FOR

DOMINATING ON THE FEEL.

THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME

BOILERMAKERS WAS THEY PLAYED

WABASH COLLEGE AND TRAMPLED

THEM, BASICALLY AND THE

NEWSPAPER SAID THEY WENT ON THE

FIELD LIKE BURLY BOILERMAKERS

AND WON THE DAY.

>> MOST FANS AND SPORTS

REPORTERS OF THE DAY RECOGNIZED

PURDUE AS A CLEAR FAVORITE IN

THE ANNUAL CONTEST, THE

BOILERMAKERS WERE LED BY THREE

ALL CONFERENCE PLAYERS, FULLBACK

HARRY LESLIE AND SIMEON MILLER,

WHO THEY DUBBED AS A REAL

LADIES' MAN ON CAMPUS AND E.C.

ROBERTSON, THE FEARLESS SON OF A

RANCHER FROM EAST HELEN,

MONTANA.

ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT WAS STRONG

ON GAME DAY, AMONG 1500 PURDUE

FANS WHO BOARDED A SPECIALLY

COMMISSIONED TRAIN HEADED TO

INDIANAPOLIS ON OCTOBER 31st,

1903.

>> THE PURDUE COMMERCIAL TRAIN

CARRIED EVERYBODY WHO WAS GOING

FROM LaFAYETTE TO THE FOOTBALL

GAME.

THAT INCLUDED THE FOOTBALL TEAM,

COACHES, TRAINERS, BOOSTERS,

COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO WERE

INTERESTED IN SEEING THE GAME OR

IN SUPPORTING THE TEAM.

THE BAND WAS THERE.

SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENTS AS WELL

AS FACULTY MEMBERS, PROFESSORS,

EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNIVERSITY WINTHROP STONE AND

HIS FAMILY WERE ON THE TRAIN.

>> AT 10:15 A.M., TWO MILES

NORTH OF INDIANAPOLIS, THE

PURDUE TRAIN RUMBLED INTO TOWN,

RUNNING LATE, ROUNDING A BEND

AND MAKING THE FINAL PUSH INTO

THE DOWNTOWN AREA, THE ENGINEER

OF THE PURDUE TRAIN BLARED HIS

ALL CLEAR SIGNAL, JUST SECONDS

BEFORE LOOKING UP IN HORROR TO

SEE A SERIES OF COAL CARS PARKED

ON THE TRACKS DIRECTLY IN FRONT

OF IT.

THE LOG BOOKS FOR THE COAL

COMPANY HAD NO RECORD OF A

SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED TRAIN

COMING FROM LaFAYETTE THAT

MORNING AND NOW SECONDS BEFORE

IMPACT, THE HORRIBLE REALITY OF

THIS TERRIBLE MISCOMMUNICATION

WAS ABOUT TO COLLIDE WITH STARK

AND SUDDEN CONSEQUENCES.

>> THE PURDUE SPECIAL WAS

INTERMINGLED WITH WOODEN CARS

AND METAL CARS BECAUSE OF THE

WAY IT WAS PIECED TOGETHER FROM

EXTRA CARS THAT THE RAILWAY

COMPANY HAD AVAILABLE.

THE FRONT PASSENGER CARS ON THIS

TRAIN WERE WOODEN, WHICH MEANS

THAT THEY BROKE APART UPON

IMPACT.

IT'S HARD TO TELL WHAT WOULD

HAVE HAPPENED IF METAL CARS HAD

BEEN IN THE FRONT, BUT THEY MAY

HAVE ABSORBED THE WRECK A LITTLE

BIT BETTER.

THE FRONT CAR, THE ONE THAT HAD

THE TEAM ON IT, BASICALLY

DISINTEGRATED UPON IMPACT.

>> IT WAS DEVASTATING.

THE ENGINE WENT UP OVER THE COAL

CARS.

THE SECOND CAR, WITH THE PURDUE

FOOTBALL TEAM IN IT ALSO WENT

UP.

THEY DESCRIBED THE CAR AS BEING

SPLIT IN TWO, AND BEING KINDLING

BY THE TIME IT WAS OVER.

THAT WOODEN CAR WAS JUST

DESTROYED.

>> MOST FELT A JOLT AND WERE

UNINJURED.

THE PRESIDENT STONE RAN TO THE

FRONT.

>> HE FELT A STRONG SENSE OF

RESPONSIBILITY AS THE DEFACTO

PARENT FOR THE STUDENTS AT HIS

UNIVERSITY.

HE FELT RESPONSIBLE TO THE

PARENTS WHO HAD SENT THEIR KIDS

TO PURDUE.

HE RECEIVED LETTERS AND

TELEGRAMS CONSTANTLY, TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON.

>> YOU KNOW, THERE ARE PEOPLE IN

THE NEIGHBORHOOD THERE THAT

HEARD THE CRASH.

WOMEN CAME RUNNING WITH BUCKETS

OF WATER AND RAGS, YOU KNOW TO

TEND TO THE WOUNDS OF THE PEOPLE

WHO WERE WOUNDED.

>> 30 MINUTES AFTER THE

ACCIDENT, THE HOOSIER SPECIAL,

CARRYING 1,000I.U. TEAM MEMBERS

AND PASSENGERS AND FANS, THEIR

CHEERS AND SINGING WERE ABRUPTLY

INTERRUPTED AS NEWS OF THE

DOESN'T A MILE NORTH OF THEM

QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH THE

STATION.

IMMEDIATELY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY

FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND FANS FAN TO

THE ACCIDENT SITE TO HELP THEIR

FALLEN COMRADES.

>> WELL, I THINK, IT CERTAINLY

SHOWS THAT PURDUE AND I.U.,

ALTHOUGH WE ARE TREMENDOUS

RIVALS IN ATHLETICS, WE ARE ONE

STATE.

AND WE'RE FOR INDIANA.

WE ARE FOR THE STATE OF INDIANA.

WE ARE FOR THE PEOPLE OF

INDIANA.

THAT'S WHAT WE DO THIS FOR AND

WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN, WE'RE

TOGETHER.

>> AS THE BODIES OF THE DEAD AND

INJURED WERE REMOVED FROM THE

SCENE, THEY WERE BEING SENT TO

THE APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS.

SO INJURED PEOPLE WERE BEING

SENT TO THE HOSPITALS VERY

QUICKLY, AND THOSE WHO WERE

PRESUMED DEAD ALREADY, WENT TO

THE CORONER'S OFFICE.

>> WITHIN THE FIRST 24 HOURS, AS

NEWS OF THE ACCIDENT SPREAD

ACROSS THE HEADLINE, OF LOCAL,

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL

NEWSPAPERS, TELEGRAMS BEGAN TO

POUR INTO AN INTEREST YAP LIST INDIANAPOLIS HOTEL

ROOM, FROM WINSTON STONE.

FRANTIC NOTES BEGGING HIS OFFICE

TO RESPOND QUICKLY, SOME NEWS

WERE ENCOURAGING AND OTHERS WERE

NOT SO ENCOURAGING.

E.C. ROBERTSON, THE SON OF THE

MANMONTANA RANCHER.

HIS PARENTS DID NOT FIND OUT

ABOUT HIS DEATH FOR THREE DAYS

BECAUSE THE COMMUNICATION WAS SO

SLOW.

>> THE SCENE OF THIS WRECK WAS

GRUESOME.

IT WAS BLOODY.

PEOPLE WERE DESTROYED.

YOU KNOW, MANY OF THE INJURED

HAD TERRIBLE INJURIES, BUT THERE

WAS NO WAY THAT THEY COULD HAVE

SURVIVED.

>> AMONG THE MOST SENSATIONAL

THAT EXPLODED INTO THE SCENE ON

OCTOBER 31st, 1903 WAS THE

CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SURROUNDED

FULLBACK HARRY LESLIE, ON BOARD

THE FIRST TRAIN CAR THAT

ABSORBED THE GREATEST IMPACT OF

THE ACCIDENT, LESLIE AND SEVERAL

OF HIS TEAMMATES WERE THROWN

MORE THAN 20 FEET THROUGH THE

AIR, LANDING ON A PILE OF COAL

ALONGSIDE THE TRACKS.

FEELING NO PULSE, A MEDICAL

ASSISTANT ON THE SCENE DECLARED

LESSEELESLIE DEAD, AND UPON

EXAMINATION, HIS ARM SUDDENLY

TWITCHED.

LESLIE SURVIVED MORE THAN FIVE

HOURS OF EMERGENCY SURGERY.

>> THERE WASN'T EVEN A TELEGRAPH

OFFICE AT THE UNIVERSITY.

IT WAS IN DOWNTOWN LaFAYETTE.

SO PEOPLE HAD TO GO BACK AND

FORTH FROM LaFAYETTE TO WEST

LaFAYETTE TO CONVEY THESE

MESSAGES.

FACULTY MEMBERS AT THE

UNIVERSITY, ONE THEY WERE AWARE

OF THE SITUATION, FEEL FIELDED THESE

MESSAGES AS BEST THEY COULD.

>> THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, WHO

COVERED THE EVENTS IN 1903,

CALLED IT CATASTROPHE.

IN ALL, 17 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 14

FOOTBALL PLAYERS DIED IN THE

PURDUE TRAIN WRECK OF 1903.

PRESIDENT STONE WAS WROUGHT WITH

EMOTIONS.

FOR WEEKS HE BATTLED THE COAL

COMPANIES IN COURT TO SEEK

JUSTICE FOR THE COAL CARS THAT

ERRANTLY SCHEDULED ON THE TRACKS

OPEN THE MORNING OF

OCTOBER 31st, 1903.

HIS BATTLE ONLY MAXES FAMILIES

$3,500 PER LIFE LOST IN A

GENERAL SETTLEMENT THAT THEN

CLEARS THE COAL COMPANIES OF ANY

OTHER WRONGDOING.

THE RESULTS CRUSHED PRESIDENT

STONE'S SPIRITS SO MUCH SO THAT

BATTLES OVER I.U. OVER THE

MEDICAL SCHOOL, HE COULDN'T

BATTLE HIS IN-STATE RIVALRY

ANYMORE.

I.U. GAINED KROHL OF THE GAINED CONTROL OF THE

MEDICAL SCHOOL IN 1908.

>> THERE WAS A CALL CONSTRUCT A

MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM IN HONOR OF

THOSE WHO DIED.

IT SEEMED LIKE A FITTING TRIBUTE

TO THOSE WHO DIED ON THEIR WAY

TO A FOOTBALL GAME.

IT WOULD REINVIGORATE THE SPIRIT

OF ATHLETICS AT PURDUE, AND

DOING IT IN HONOR OF THOSE

PEOPLE, SEEMED LIKE A GOOD STEP

FORWARD.

>> OPENING IN 1909, THE PURDUE

MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM HOSTED

NEEMOUSHOSTED EVENTSFOR SEVERAL YEARS.

THERE'S ONE STEP FOR EACH LIFE

LOST ON THAT FATEFUL DAY.

PRESIDENT STONE MADE SURE THAT

THE FACULTY MEMBERS ATTENDED

EACH ONE OF THE FUNERALS HELD IN

EVERY AREA.

INCLUDING ONE FACULTY MEMBER WHO

WROTE MORE THAN 1600 MILES TO

ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF E.C.

ROBERTSON IN EAST HELENA,

MONTANA.

EVEN THOUGH HE WALKED WITH A

CANE DUE HIS INJURIES HARRY

LESLIE RETURNED TO PURDUE TO

EARN HIS DEGREE, AND EVENTUALLY

ENTER POLITICS.

HE WAS ELECTED INDIANA'S 33rd

33rd GOVERNOR IN 1928.

>> THE TRAIN WRECK HAS BEEN A

BIG PART OF PURDUE HISTORY.

THE STRAIN WRECK TRAIN WRECK HAS IMPACTED

PURDUE, IN SEVERAL WAYS.

>> I'M NOT SURE IF YOU KNEW

THIS, PURDUE IS CELEBRATING

THEIR 150th ANNIVERSARY THIS

YEAR AND JOHN NORBERG, THE MAN

FEATURED IN THAT PIECE HAS

WRITTEN A BOOK COMMEMORATING THE

UNIVERSITY'S CELEBRATIONS.

IT'S CALLED "EVER TRUE, 150

YEARS OF GIANT LEAPS AT PURDUE

UNIVERSITY."

YOU CAN GET MORE INFO AT THE

PRESS.PURDUE.EDU.

>>> AND NOW WE ARE JOINED BY

DAVID BRENNEMAN, THE DIRECTOR

HERE AT THE ESKENAZI MUSEUM OF

ART.

>> IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

IT'S GREAT!

>> YOU HAVE WRAPPED UP A MAJOR

RENOVATION HERE.

AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT IN

JUST A BIT.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHEN AND

WHY THIS WAS ORIGINALLY

ESTABLISHED?

>> SURE.

THE MUSEUM WAS REALLY AN IDEA.

AND IN 1941, THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNIVERSITY, HERMAN WELLS

HIRED A YOUNG MUSEUM DIRECTOR,

RECENTLY GOT HIS Ph.D. FROM

HARVARD NAMED HENRY HOPE.

AND AT THE TIME, HOPE CAME,

THERE WAS NO PURPOSE-BUILT

BUILDING BUT THEY STARTED

THINKING, THEY STARTED

COLLECTING ART, AND THEN IN

1962, THE ART BUILDING WAS

BUILT.

THERE WAS A GALLERY THIS TO SHOW

THE COLLECTIONS.

AND THEN AROUND 1974, THE

UNIVERSITY STARTED THINKING

ABOUT A BUILDING, WHICH

CURRENTED INTO THIS BUILDING

WHICH OPENED IN 1986.

>> AND CAN YOU TALK ABOUT ABOUT

THE ARCHITECTURE INSIDE THIS

BUILDING.

>> YES.

>> THIS IS AYOU BUILDING THAT'S

REALLY, -- THIS IS A BUILDING

THAT'S REALLY A MASTER PIECE OF

MODERN ARCHITECTURE.

AND ONE THE THINGS THAT YOU FEEL

IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU WALK IN IS

THE SENSE OF SIMPLICITY, THE

SENSE OF ABSTRACTION AND ALSO

THIS REALLY, REALLY INTERESTING

SPACE AND ONE OF THE WAYS THAT

IT'S REALLY INTERESTING IS

BECAUSE OF THE ARCHITECT USED A

TRIANGLE AS ONE OF THE MAIN

MODULES FOR THE BUILDING, AND

FOR THE ARCHITECTURE.

AND SO THIS AMAZING COLLECTION

OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY IS HOUSED

IN REALLY ANOTHER WORK OF ART, A

MASTER PIECE DESIGNED BY I.M.K.

>> THEY HOUSE AN INCREDIBLE

AMOUNT OF ART.

WHAT CAN PEOPLE SEE IF THEY MAKE

THE TRIP DOWN TO BLOOMINGTON?

>> WELL, OUR COLLECTION IS

REALLY EXTRAORDINARY.

WE HAVE ART FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD AND FROM ALL TIME PERIODS

WHEN HUMAN BEINGS MADE ART.

SO WE HAVE THINGS THAT ARE

20,000 YEARS OLD, ALL THE WAY UP

TO THE PRESENT.

AND I THINK THE THING ABOUT THIS

COLLECTION IS THAT THERE'S

REALLY SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

>> AND THIS IS NOT JUST FOR

STUDENT AND FACULTY, CORRECT?

>> YES, OUR MUSEUM AS PART OF

INDIANA UNIVERSITY IS REALLY A

STATE ART MUSEUM.

AND WE ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE

PUBLIC.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO COME DURING

THE HOURS THAT WE ARE OPEN TO

THE PUBLIC, CAN COME FOR FREE.

>> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

TALKING WITH US, DAVID.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK WITH YOU IN

JUST A LITTLE BIT.

MORE ABOUT WHAT'S NEW HERE AT

THE MUSEUM, BUT FIRST, A LOOK AT

WTIU'S LATEST DOCUMENTARY.

PRODUCER RON TRICKLE GIVES US A

LOOK AT HORSEPOWER, INDIANA'S

EQUINE INDUSTRY.

>> ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING

TIMES FOR A HORSE OWNER OF ANY

BREED IS THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW

FOAL.

>> WELL, I WAS ON VACATION, AND

I DIDN'T PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO

MY FOAL AND BY THE TIME I GOT UP

HERE AND FIGURED OUT WHAT WAS

GOING ON, I WAS GOOD TROUBLE.

THE FOAL WAS IN GRAVE TROUBLE.

SHE WAS UNCOORDINATED AND WHEN

SHE WOULD TRY TO GET UP, SHE

WOULD JUST GO TO THE SIDE.

IT WAS REALLY SAD.

SAD DEAL!

AND I HAD DONE THIS BEFORE.

I KNEW IT NEEDED TO GO TO

PURDUE.

>> I KNOW, IT'S A BIG DROP.

COME ON.

COME ON.

THAT A GIRL!

THEY WORKED ON THIS FILLY HARD,

EVERY DAY WAS TOUCH AND GO FOR

TWO OR THREE DAYS.

IT TOOK HER FOUR DAYS BEFORE SHE

GOT UP ON HER OWN, AND ONCE SHE

FIRST GOT UP ON HER OWN, WE WERE

IN BUSINESS!

WE GOT HER HOME TODAY AND LIFE

IS PRETTY GOOD.

SHE'S ALIVE, HEALTHY, ACTIVE.

HEY, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BITE

ME, ARE YOU?

SHE'S A HEALTHY FOAL AND LIFE IS

GOOD.

WE HAD SOME REAL HEARTACHE OVER

THE YEAR.

I DON'T WANT TO COMPARE IT WITH

LOSING A CHILD OR ANYTHING THAT

SERIOUS.

I HAD ONE THAT WAS REALLY TOUGH.

I HAD TO EUTHANIZE IT.

THERE WAS NO WAY TO GET A

VETERINARIAN COME OUT.

IT WAS REALLY SUFFERING.

I DON'T CRY MUCH, BUT THAT WAS A

TOUGH DAY.

TOUGH DAY!

[ LAUGHTER ]

LOOK AT HER.

LOOK AT THAT BABY TROTTING NOW.

LOOK AT THAT THING TROT.

THAT'S ALL IT KNOWS HOW TO DO.

ARE YOU EVER GOING TO WALK?

ARE YOU JUST GOING TO TROT

EVERYWHERE?

THAT THING DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO

DO ANYTHING BUT TROT.

LOOK AT THAT!

[ LAUGHTER ]

LOOK AT HER GO!

LOOK AT THAT THING TROT!

MAN!

WE HAVE HAD SOME BABIES TROT,

BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT WE EVER

HAD A 1-WEEK-OLD MAKE A LAP

QUITE LIKE THAT.

THE MARE WAS PROBABLY, IF NOT

THE BEST, ONE OF THE BEST MARES

I HAVE EVER OWNED.

THE STUD LAST YEAR, HIS

YEARLINGS AT THE YEARLING SALES

AVERAGED A HIGHER SALE PRICE

THAN ANY OTHER STUD IN THE STATE

OF INDIANA.

SO YOU TAKE THE STUD QUALITY,

YOU TAKE THE MARE QUALITY, AND

YOU TAKE THE FACT THAT THIS

THING TROTTED AT DAY ONE AND

THAT PEACE WHAT GETS YOU

EXCITE -- AND THAT'S WHAT GETS

YOU EXCITED.

YOU ARE THINKING, OH, MAN, THIS

IS THE ONE THAT WILL NEVER LOSE

A RACE.

OF COURSE, THAT'S UNREALISTIC

BUT THAT'S THE WAY YOU HAVE TO

LOOK AT IT, OTHERWISE YOU

WOULDN'T GET IN THE GAME.

>> ANOTHER WAY TO GET IN THE

GAME IS TO PURCHASE A HORSE.

>> THERE ARE, I BELIEVE, TWO

YEARLING SALES IN THE STATE OF

INDIANA.

THE MICHIANA ONE IS NOT THE

HIGHEST QUALITY.

AT THAT SALE, YOU SHOW UP AND

YOU SELL.

>> THIS STANDARD BRED YEARLING

SALE AT THE INDIANA STATE

FAIRGROUNDS IN INDIANAPOLIS IS

MUCH MORE DISCRIMINATING.

>> YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR HORSE

SELECTED.

HE HAS TO BE APPROVED, AND

THAT'S WHY IT'S A HIGHER DOLLAR

SALE.

THERE ARE, QUOTE SELECT

YEARLINGS.

[ AUCTIONEER ]

♪ EYE CANDY ♪

♪ EYE CANDY, ♪

♪ ♪♪ SO PRETTY ♪

♪ WHY DON'T YOU LOOK BACK AT

ME ♪

♪ THEY CALL HER EYE CANDY ♪

♪ EYE CANDY ♪

♪ HEY, BABY, WHY DON'T YOU COME

OVER HERE ♪

>> THE THING WITH HARNESS RACING

IS YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW.

I HAVE SEEN $100,000 YEARLINGS

THAT COULDN'T TROT OR PACE AT

ALL.

I SAW A GUY LAST SUMMER GO TO A

YEARLING SALE AND SPEND $3,000

AND WIN 10 OF HIS FIRST 11

RACES.

>> A FILLY BY --

>> PEOPLE HAVE INVESTED GOOD

MONEY IN A BROADMARE.

THEY DON'T RACE THEM.

THEY ARE JUST IN THE

BABY-PRODUCING BUSINESS.

>> I BROUGHT 14 DOWN HERE.

IT'S MOST WE.

HAVE WE HAVE A NICE AVERAGE, IT

WILL BE A SUCCESSFUL RUN.

I KNOW WHAT I HAVE INTO THEM

FROM DAY ONE TO SALE RING TIME.

WE TAKE THAT PLUS THE STALLION

FEE AND THAT WILL DETERMINE IF

WE HAVE MADE MONEY OR NOT.

>> WHAT A GREAT RACE MARE SHE

WAS.

49:2.

$707,000 BY TAM BEST.

SHE DOMINATED THE KENTUCKY

SERIES.

>> $50,000 IN THE BACK.

55 UP FRONT, SIR.

55, AND NOW $60,000.

>> $65,000.

62, 62.

$67,000.

$67,000.

>> I JUST SOLD TWO HORSES FOR

MORE THAN I EVER SOLD TWO HORSES

FOR BEFORE, SIMPLY BECAUSE

THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES IN OTHER

PLACES WHERE THE BREEDING

INDUSTRY HAS NOT BEEN SO

SUCCESSFUL, AND WHERE THEY ARE

NOT PRODUCING ENOUGH HORSES.

THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF HORSES IN

OTHER STATES.

IF YOU HAVE AN INDIANA HORSE,

THEY WANT IT!

>> THIS HOOSIER CLASSIC YEARLING

SALE HAD BUYERS FROM 15 STATES,

BERMUDA AND CANADA IN

ATTENDANCE.

374 HORSES WERE SOLD, WITH THE

YEARLING BLUEBIRD KEEPSAKE

BRINGING IN THE HIGHEST AMOUNT

WITH A PURCHASE PRICE OF

$125,000.

DWAYNE MILLER SOLD HIS HORSE, MY

HOUSE, FOR $67,000, AND WAS VERY

HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME OF THE

SALE.

>> IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.

WE WILL PAID $40,000 FOR THE

MARE AND $4,000 FOR THE STUD

FEE.

SO I HAD MY TIME AND FEED AND

STUFF AND OTHER EXPENSES BUT THE

MARE IS PAID FOR.

SO NEXT YEAR, EVERYTHING IS A

PROFIT.

>> TALK ABOUT GAMBLING.

THE GAMBLING IS WHEN YOU GO TO A

SALE AND PLOP DOWN YOUR MONEY

AND BUY A HORSE.

YOU NEVER KNOW.

>> FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

HORSEPOWER, INDIANA'S EQUINE

INDUSTRY, GO TO

INDIANAPUBLICMEDIA.ORG/HORSEPOWE

R.

>> WE ARE JOINED ONCE AGAIN BY

DAVID BRENNEMAN, AT THE ESKANAZI

MUSEUM OF ART.

WE ALLUDED THAT YOU HAVE

UNDERGONE A MAJOR RENT FOE

VACATION HERE -- RENOVATION HERE

IN THE BUILDING.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?

>> YES THIS BUILDING NEEDED AN

UPDATE.

ONE THINGS THAT MUSEUMS DO THEY

PROVIDE A WONDERFULLY PERFECT

ENVIRONMENT NOR WORKS OF ART.

SO THAT MEANS AIR CONDITIONING

AND HEATING.

SO ALL OF THAT BORING STUFF

NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.

SO I THINK WHILE WE WERE DOING

THAT, WE KIND OF TOOK THE

OPPORTUNITY TO RETHINK THE

INSIDE OF THE BUILDING AND

FRESHEN THE GALLERIES.

SO ALL OF OUR GALLERIES WHERE WE

SHOW THE COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN

REDONE.

WE WERE ABLE R TO REALLOCATE THE

SPACE IN THE MUSEUM.

ALL OF THAT WAS PART OF OUR

RENOVATION PROJECT.

IT TOOK US TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT RENOVATION,

BUT WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT WHEN

VISITORS COME TO SEE OUR NEW

MUSEUM, THAT THEY WILL GET A

SENSE THAT IT WAS WORTH IT.

>> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

TAKING THE TIME TO TALK WITH US

TODAY, DAVID AND CONGRATULATIONS

ON THE NEW BUILDING.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

APPRECIATE IT.

>> IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SIDNEY AND

LOIS HE ESKANAZI MUSEUM, GO OVER TO

THEIR WEBSITE.

>> AND STAY CONNECTED WITH US.

GO TO "JOURNEY INDIANA.ORG" AND

YOU CAN CONNECT WITH US ON

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE AND GET

STORIES FROM YOUR NECK.

WORDS.

>> BEFORE WE SAY GOOD-BYE, LET'S

SPEND A BIT MORE TIME LOOKING AT

THE NEWLY RENOVATED ESKANAZI

MUSEUM OF ART.

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