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LEBANON, OH - Four-year-old trotting mares blew up the toteboard at Miami Valley on Tuesday (March 9) in the $25,000 championship leg of the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial Series. Miss Smead (Don Eash) was the first to reach the wire in 1:55.3, The daughter of Guccio was followed across the line by fellow four-year-old mares Susie D (Brett Miller), Swan Fashion (Tyler Smith), Just For Us (LeWayne Miller) and Deswanslittlelorie (John DeLong). The series was open to square-gaiters of either sex that were non-winners of four races or $40,000 lifetime at the nomination deadline.       Eash also owns and trains Miss Smead, who was winning for the third time in 2021 and increased her career earnings to $62,284. Miss Smead returned a $17 win mutual and, combined with Susie D, kicked back a $189.80 exacta. Swan Fashion completed a 50-cent trifecta worth $424.05; while a 10-cent superfecta with Just For Us paid a whopping $409.68. An elite field of eight, with combined earnings over $3 million, contested a $21,000 Open Trot on the same program. Workinitonbroadway, making his first start for the new connections of owner James Fleming and trainer-driver Jason Brewer, was the upset winner in a career-best clocking of 1:53.4. The five-year-old son of Broadway Hall, sent off at 12-1 odds, upset other recent Open winners It's A Herbie (LeWayne Miller), Sweet Mr Pinetucky (Trace Tetrick) and the favored Jeffery P (Chris Page). It took Brewer three-eighths of the mile to gain the lead, but once he got it, Workinitonbroadway was in complete charge. Jeffery P assumed command from last week's winner I Know My Chip (Brandon Bates) at the :28 first quarter, then yielded to Workinitonbroadway long before the field reached the half in :56.4. When the third stanza was completed in 1:24.4, I Know My Chip had moved outside to pressure the winner, with Jeffery P in the pocket and It's A Herbie well positioned in the second over slot in the outer flow. It's A Herbie made a race of it in the stretch but couldn't get past the winner's wheels before the finish line was reached. Sweet Mr Pinetucky rallied from fifth along the pylons to garner the show dough.       An $18,000 Open II Trot was captured by Shake It Mary (Dan Noble) in 1:55.3 over Voyage To Paris (Mitch Cushing) and Merci Monsieur AS (Kayne Kauffman). The five-year-old daughter of Dontyouforgetit, who won two preliminary legs of the recently completed Howard Beissinger Memorial Medley at Miami Valley, was impressive winning for the fifth time in eight 2021 tries. Shake It Mary is owned by the Rushcreek Stables and is trained by Sherif Cunmulaj.       Racing resumes Friday (March 12) and Saturday (March 13) at Miami Valley with 4:05 p.m. EST post times. For full race results, click here. by Gregg Keidel, for Miami Valley      

ANDERSON, Ind.--May 24, 2019-- With a carry-over in excess of $9,000, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $25,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Saturday, May 25. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the action packed 11-race harness racing card on Saturday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday's 14-race card saw a number of longshots factoring in, including Free Love and Andy Shetler who rallied late to get up for second place honors in the last race of the program at odds of 49-1. In the featured race of the program, ER Sam and Don Eash pulled the slight upset to make a clean sweep of the $18,000 Hal Dale Pacing Series. Utilizing a :25.4 final quarter, ER Sam was able to track down the heavily favored, Little Rocket Man and Trace Tetrick, to score in 1:51.1. With the win, ER Sam recorded his third consecutive Hoosier Park victory and pushed his lifetime purse earnings to $46, 873 for owner, trainer, driver and breeder, Don Eash. In conjunction with the guaranteed wager, Saturday's 11-race card will be highlighted by the $20,000 Open Trot. The Open Trot, slated as the second race on the program, has drawn a talented field of six and will feature many former Indiana Sires Stakes champions battling to the wire. The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Featuring a reduced takeout of 12%, the Hoosier High-5 offers remarkable value to horseplayers. Just 31 days into the 2019 season, the Hoosier High-5 has twice returned a ticket paying $14,000. Free past performances for the Hoosier High-5 sequence will be available on the USTA website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on the handicapping section of Hoosier Park's website. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule at Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator O 765-609-4620 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

The Undertaker buried his foes again Saturday night (March 26) capturing the $20,000 championship final of the harness racing George Williams Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway. The wire-to-wire triumph completed a three race sweep of the Williams series, which was open to non -winners of four pari-mutuel races or $30,000 lifetime, for the four-year-old son of Rockin Image. Driver LeWayne Miller took no prisoners with the Don Eash-trained odds-on favorite, charging to the lead before the field hit the first turn and coasting through quarter-mile fractions of :27, :55.4 and 1:23.4 before crossing the finish line in 1:53. Brow Down (Jeremy Smith) came on strong in the final quarter to finish second with Artistic Blue (Ken Holliday) garnering third money in the lucrative final, named after one of nine 'Lebanon Legends' being honored with commemorative series for the second straight season. Fancy Creek Elusiv was the 10-1 upset winner of the $20,000 Open I weekly feature pace. The six-year-old Sportsmaster gelding was parked without cover well past the halfway point in the race, but was still able to clear to the front nearing the three-quarter station and pace home in :28.2 to secure the victory. Leading driver Josh Sutton was in the sulky for owner Todd Rosenberg and trainer Billy Farmer as Fancy Creek Elusiv recorded his 23rd career win and pushed his lifetime earnings closer to the half-million dollar plateau ($482,137). Heavily-favored Astreos Love (LeWayne Miller) rallied in the final quarter to be second with Nitro (Chris Page) banking the show dough. Fastest mile of the night, however, belonged to E R Rudy (LeWayne Miller) who sped to a 1:50.4 score in the $15,000 Open II. The five-year-old by Art's Chip got away fourth from the rail starting spot, then moved first-up on the outside approaching the half. After moving to the lead heading to three quarters, E R Rudy widened the lead with each stride and sped home better than four lengths the best over Big Game Hunter (Tyler Smith) and Torrington (Jeremy Smith). The 1:50.4 clocking was just four-fifths of a second off Thisjetsabookin's 1:50 all-age track record. With the weather improving and the track recently reconditioned, it shouldn't be too long before Miami Valley records its first sub-1:50 mile. The 2016 meet ends of May 8 with a pair of Grand Circuit races for aged pacing and trotting mares scheduled for the season finale. Miami Valley will present a 14-race program on Easter Sunday with a first race post time of 2:05. Gregg Keidel

The Eash Racing Stable and harness racing driver LeWayne Miller teamed up for a night to remember on Saturday (March 12) at Miami Valley Raceway. Not only did Astreo's Love capture the $20,000 Open Pace for trainer Don Eash and Miller, but E R Rudy copped the $20,000 championship leg of a top conditioned late closing series, stable mate Undertaker triumphed in the $10,000 first leg of the George Williams Memorial late-closer for non-winners of four pari-mutuel races or $30,000 life, and E R Oliver capped off the 'Grand Slam' by winning a $10,000 conditioned race. Astreo's Love took full advantage of his first inside post position in six weeks and the scratch of his most serious threat (Mykindachip) to score in 1:50.4 over Nitro (Chris Page) and Fancy Creek Elusiv (Kayne Kauffman). It was the fourth win of the year for the six-year-old son of Make My Day, but the first since early February. As the 3-5 favorite, Astreo's Love returned $3.20 to his backers. The winner has now banked $46,680 in seven seasonal starts, all at Miami Valley. Although he didn't win a preliminary leg of the late-closer, E R Rudy was sent postward as the third choice in the betting and Miller gave his supporters a picture-perfect drive to pull the minor upset in 1:51.4. The five-year-old Art's Chip gelding sat chilly in the pocket throughout as second choice Major Blue Chip (Josh Sutton) cut the fractions and favorite Stonebridge Adam (Chris Page) pressured first-up on the outside. When a seam opened between the two preliminary leg winners, E R Rudy shot through for the impressive 7-2 score. Undertaker gave the Eash-Miller combo their third triumph when he bested Gunny Wilson (Tyler Smith) and Goodtime Matt (Trace Tetrick) in 1:53.1 to stamp himself as the early favorite in the George Williams Memorial series. The four-year-old Rockin Image gelding now has 22 victories, all but four at Indiana county fairs. Startin Something (John DeLong) was an upset winner in the other William division, paying $25.00 following his 1:54 tally. Brent Tartar owns the Johnson Hill Jr.-trainee, who topped Artistic Blue (Ken Holliday) and American Paradise (Chris Page). The icing on the Eash-Miller cake was E R Oliver's victory in a $10,000 conditioned race in 1:53. The five-year-old son of Total Truth surpassed the $100,000 career earnings plateau with the winner's share. With the four wins, Don Eash climbed from a tie for tenth in the trainer's standings to a tie for fifth place. Miller, who has had much success in his first foray into Ohio, is now tied for ninth in the driver's dash standings with 30 wins and over $300,000 in purse winnings. Gregg Keidel

DAYTON, OH. - Astreo's Love travelled from Greenfield, Indiana to Dayton, Ohio for the second straight week since his home base of harness racing's Hoosier Park closed and the result is he's now "2 in a row in O-Hi-O." The five-year-old son of Make My Day captured a top conditioned pace a week ago and promptly stepped up into open company this Saturday (November 28) with the same result. Driver Lewayne Miller sped the favorite to the front of the compact six-horse field, stopping the first two timer beams in :27.2 and :56.2 over a track rated sloppy due to persistent rain all day long. Sports Sinner (Dan Noble), assigned the outside post position off two straight open wins, ranged up on the outside and stuck a nect in front by the 1:24.3 three-quarter marker, but Astreo's Love battled back on the inside to regain the lead midway through the stretch and stop the clock almost a length to the good in 1:53. J's Six Pak Attack (Jeremy Smith) was best of the rest. Trainer Don Eash's Eash Racing Stable owns the winner, who now sports nine wins in 2015 and seasonal earnings of $121,681. In other news, the Racing Department at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has been notified they beat six other departments at the facility in the company's second annual Dayton Food Bank drive. With the help of local horsemen, the Racing Department collected and donated a total of 732 pounds off canned goods and other foodstuffs to the Dayton Food Bank, a scant ten pounds more than the runnerup Facilities Department. For the generous effort, Hollywood Gaming will throw a free pizza party for the Racing Department and local horsemen on a designated night in December. Gregg Keidel

LEBANON, OH. - The first of nine "Lebanon Legends" series, honoring the memory of revered former successful Lebanon Raceway horsemen, kicked off at Miami Valley Raceway on Thursday night (March 12) with two divisions of the George Williams Memorial Series. Alwaysfoolnaround and E R Oliver captured their respective splits in impressive style. Randy Tharps guided Alwaysfoolnaround to a 1:53.4 triumph over Alwaysagoodthing (Dan Noble) and Tassies Little Art (Chris Page) in the first $7500 division. It was the first seasonal win in six tries for the Michael Goldberg-owned son of Always A Virgin, who recently was shipped to trainer Chris Short after a relatively unproductive stint at The Meadowlands. The winner returned $7.40 to win with the exacta returning $64.40. Tyler Smith swung E R Oliver four-wide at the head of the stretch and swept past the pacesetters to win in 1:53.1, a new lifetime best, over No Excuses Please (Dan Noble) and Awinkandagrin (Jeremy Smith). Heavily favored Poison Oak, who cut all the early fractions, faded to fourth. It was the second win of 2015 in five tries for E R Oliver, who is owned and trained by Don Eash. As the second choice of the betting public, the winner returned $11.00 and combined with the 65-1 runnerup to produce a $406.40 exacta. The George Williams Memorial Series is for male pacers who are non-winners of four pari-mutuel races or $30,000 lifetime at time of nomination. Other Lebanon 'Legends' being honored with Memorial Series in the coming weeks are Red Owens, Omar Hiteman, Skeeter Brown, Herb Coven Jr., Ray Paver Sr., Tom Tharps and veterinarians Dr. Don Mossbarger and Dr. Dan Farwick. Gregg Keidel

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 10, 2014 - In a talented field of eight, Our Lucky Chip turned in an impressive performance to produce the fastest mile of the 2014 live harness racing season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, just 30 days into the season, in the $22,000 Invitational pace on Saturday, May 10. Guided by regular driver Trace Tetrick, Our Lucky Chip's 1:49.4 performance marks the fastest mile of the season for the veteran pacer and just one second off his lifetime best. Leaving from post six, Our Lucky Chip was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in seventh. Brad Hanners sent Rustle's Chip firing from the gate and were the first to get a call through an opening panel in a snappy :25.4. Time To Roll and Lewayne Miller benefitted from a pocket trip while Tyber Tyke and Tyler Smith followed intently in third. As the field rolled down the backside, Rustle's Chip continued to call the shots through the second panel in :55.3 before ever being contested. Itrustyou and Ricky Macomber Jr. were the first to take aim at the leader and were able to secure the top spot around the three-quarter mark in 1:24. Tetrick gave Our Lucky Chip the green light and they began their quest for the front as the field approached the final turn. Sam Widger and Jammin Joshua quickly grabbed the cover and were well placed in the outer flow turning for home. Saving his best for last, Our Lucky Chip used a :25.4 final panel to pace on to the wire to win by four lengths. Jammin Joshua rallied gamely for the second place finish while Itrustyou rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Our Lucky Chip returned $6.20 to his backers. Trained by Jason Miller, who also co-owns the horse with Bradley Roller, Our Lucky Chip has now increased his lifetime bankroll to $524,092. With the victory, the five-year-old son of Art's Chip-Lady Moira scored his 25th win from 46 lifetime outings. The victory was one of three wins on the evening for driver Trace Tetrick has he also scored with Martz Time in the $22,000 Invitational trot for trainer Walter Haynes Jr. in 1:54. Tetrick continued his winning ways later in the evening as he scored with Astreo's Love for trainer Don Eash in the 4-year-old open. Live racing continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, May 13 at its' regularly scheduled post time of 5:15 p.m. The 160 day, all harness racing meet with follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 15. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 19, 2014 - In near gate-to-wire fashion, Good Sound Advice and driver Peter Wrenn captured the co-featured harness race of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 19. Slightly dismissed at the windows at 4-1, Good Sound Advice was able to hold off his rivals late in the lane to score in 1:55, just a tick off his career best. Leaving from post five in the eight horse field, Wrenn sent Good Sound Advice away from the gate alertly but Facing Justice, driven by Jason Dillander, left the quickest. Facing Justice secured the lead around the first quarter mark in :28 while the rest of the field sorted out the early positions. Opting out of a pocket-trip, Wrenn sent Good Sound Advice to the front and the top pair swapped spots going to the half. Good Sound Advice seemed to relax on the front and continued to dictate fractions of :58.2 and 1:26.4. As the field rounded the final turn, Good Sound Advice looked large on the front and began to trot away from the field. Final Breath and Hugh Beatty overcame a tough first-over trip to rally late in the lane but had too much ground to make up. Using a :28.1 final panel, Good Sound Advice coasted to the wire to win by a length and a half. Final Breath finished a game second while Martz Time and Lewayne Miller also rallied late to round out the trifecta. As the publics' third choice, Good Sound Advice returned $10.40 to his backers. "He is so much better with a trip and I was really hoping someone would come cover me up," winning driver Peter Wrenn noted. "But the way the race worked out, I was able to give him a breather down the backside and when he got away from them he felt really good. He was good tonight." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Good Sound Advice scored his second win from six seasonal outings. The gelded son of Kadabra-Good As Your Word has now won eight of 62 lifetime outings while bankrolling $282,807 lifetime for his connections of Wrenn Racing, LLC and Oldford Farms. On the pacing side of things, Jammin Joshua and Sam Widger delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the $22,000 Invitational Pace with a final time in 1:51.1. Using a sharp, front-running effort, Jammin Joshua rattled off fractions of :26.0, :55.4, and 1:24.0 before holding off a late charge from Nitro and Ricky Macomber Jr. to score his second win of the season. As the even money favorite, Jammin Joshua returned $4.20 at the betting window for the win. Nitro got up for the second place finish while Rustle's Chip and Don Eash battled gamely to round out the trifecta. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-March 19, 2014 - Eight qualifiers were held Wednesday morning at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in preparation for the start of the 2014 harness meet that kicks off on Friday, March 28. The non-wagering events marked the first trip of the season for many of the Indiana horsemen over the new, completely rebuilt track surface. With the addition of a brown limestone material and modest banking to each turn, Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval has been thoroughly prepared by Hoosier Park's Track Superintendent, Jimmy Shelton, and once again received rave reviews from all who encountered it. "The track is in excellent condition," driver Peter Wrenn noted after he won the first qualifier of the day with Good Sound Advice in 1:58.2. "I couldn't tell much of a difference just looking at it, but once I was out on it, I was very impressed. The improvements made in both turns should help a lot of horses." The quickest mile of the day belonged to a pair of Don Eash trainee's as Astreo's Love and Rustle Chip's both stopped the timer in 1:56.3 in each of their qualifying miles. The paddock area and backside also underwent improvements in preparation for the upcoming season. New double gates were installed on the paddock stalls along with fresh paint on the entire barn and an updated paddock office. Construction recently commenced on a state-of-the-art driver and trainer lounge adjacent from the paddock area and has a completion date expected for June 1. "As our horsemen return to the barn area they will notice numerous improvements that have been accomplished since the end of last season. These improvements are the result of much hard work by our backside team members who performed so admirably, all while enduring a simply horrific winter. I cannot thank them enough," Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "With much of the hard work behind us," he continued. "It is now time to enjoy the excitement of live harness racing." Now in its' 21st season of live racing, Hoosier Park is set to begin live racing on Friday, March 28, with a new, daily post time of 5:15 p.m. EST. The first condition sheet has been made available and can be found on Hoosier Park's website or by clicking here. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. With an extended stakes scheduled offered for the first time, the live racing season will be conducted through November 15, 2014. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park       Emily Gaskin   Racing Commentator, Publicist and Marketing Specialist   Emily.gaskin@hoosierpark.com   (765)609-4620              

ANDERSON, Ind.—August 3, 2013—Sweet Talkin Satin shattered the track record for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:50.2 in the opening round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes on Saturday, August 3 in front of a packed house at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With Trace Tetrick at the lines, Sweet Talkin Satin overcame a tough first-over trip to establish a new track record and set a new lifetime best mark in the process. The previous track record for three-year-old pacing geldings was 1:50.3, a mark set by Beeeeyouuuuuu and driver Brad Hanners on June 14, 2008 and a mark that Sweet Talkin Satin equaled three starts ago. Leaving from post four, Sweet Talkin Satin was sent off the gate enough to grab position along the rail in third as Don Eash sent Astreo’s Love to the front from post six. Astreo’s Love led the sire stakes field to the first quarter in :26.2 while Right Touch brushed to the lead as they hit the half in :55.2. The heavy betting favorite, Night Pro, opted for a trip off the pace and was along the rail in seventh. Right Touch continued to call the shots through the three-quarter clocking in 1:24.1, but would quickly feel pressure on the outside by Sweet Talkin Satin. Tetrick asked the gelded son of Always A Virgin for more and he responded with a :26.1 final panel to win by three lengths in front of Right Touch who battled gamely for second. Virgil and Ed Hensley rallied from seventh to finish third. Pulling the upset, Sweet Talkin Satin returned $11.00 to his backers. Trained by Tom Tetrick, Sweet Talkin Satin notched the fourth win of his sophomore season from 12 seasonal starts. Coming off a third place finish in the $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes final, Sweet Talkin Satin sent his career bankroll over the $150,000 mark for owners James Ainsworth and William Boden. The sophomore pacer has been a model of consistency in 2013 having finished on the board in 11 of his 12 seasonal outings.  The second leg of the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will continue on Saturday, August 10 at Hoosier Park. The four leg series will culminate with the $200,000 final slated for September 11 at Hoosier Park. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, August 6. The 160-day all harness racing meet will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m.  by Emily Gaskin

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino closed out its' 19th season of Standardbred racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday, July 14. Six new Indiana Sire Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured a 14-race harness racing card with purses in excess of $1.2 million.

After successfully sweeping the Miss Windfall Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Royal Passion extended her dominating win streak with a harness racing triumph in the second $12,500 leg of the Bill Thompson series on Tuesday (April 24).

Foxy Maneuver, one of the toughest Indiana-sired horses to ever race in the Hoosier State, was back in a familiar place Saturday, June 26 during the 17th edition of the Dan Patch Invitational Pace. Retired in 2007, Foxy Maneuver led the 2010 field to post in the $200,000 event, a race he competed in three times during his harness racing career.

Master Punch and trainer-driver Don Eash delivered a knockout blow to the field in the $17,000 final of the Jerry Landess Series Thursday, April 9 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino.

Driver-trainer Don Eash swept both divisions of the Jerry Landess Series Thursday, April 2 at Hoosier Park. Eash won the first division with React Inagoodway followed by a victory with Master Punch in the second division.

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