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ANDERSON, IN --April 8, 2021--Just seven nights into the 2021 live harness racing season, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino recorded the largest Thursday night handle ever in the 27-year history of the track on Thursday.. Bolstered by full fields and competitive racing, the evening's 13-race card produced a total of $1,151,829 wagered to establish an all-time record handle for Thursday night racing. "We'd like to send a very big thank you to everyone who watched and wagered on tonight's card at Harrah's Hoosier Park," Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "We are firm believers in momentum, and this is a great way to start the season. We'd also like to thank the horsemen for putting on an outstanding show each and every night." Harrah's Hoosier Park kicked off the 2021 live racing season on Friday, March 26 and did it with a bang as the bettors came out in full force. Handle increases were felt both on track and through export wagering to produce $703,202 in all sources handle for the evening. All sources handle was up an impressive 7.5% over opening night in 2019 with the same number of races carded. Along with a few new additions to the wagering menu for the 2021 live racing season, Harrah's Hoosier Park has and will continue to offer a free live racing program available for download on the Harrah's Hoosier Park website every live racing night. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available for free on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website Live racing will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, April 9 with an action packed 13-race card. Friday's card will feature a $20,000 Open Pace and four divisions of the Jerry Landess Memorial Pacing Series. Friday's card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2021 season will feature 160 live racing days. Racing will be held on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule through mid-May before adding Sunday evenings. The full schedule continues through September before dropping back down to a Wednesday through Saturday schedule through December 4. For the first time ever, Harrah's Hoosier Park will also offer live racing on both the night before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving night. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park      

ANDERSON, IN - After accumulating $108,713 in purse earnings and a lifetime mark of 1:50.2 on the pace, Joe Joe Joe made his fourth lifetime harness racing start on the trot at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, March 27 and did it in world-record setting fashion. With driver, trainer and owner Jesse Yoder in the bike, Joe Joe Joe is now the fastest double-gaited Standardbred ever after an impressive 1:54.4 score in a conditioned trot. With an established mark of 1:50.2 on the pace and now a combined mark of 3:45.1, Joe Joe Joe eclipsed the previous World Record of 3:45.2 held by the Argentinian bred Chucaro Ahijuna. Joe Joe Joe is a seven-year-old gelding sired by Roll With Joe who raced on the pace for five seasons until he was sidelined by an injury in late 2020. "I raced him on the pace last year until I gave him some time off after a minor injury," Yoder said. "Once I started bringing him back, I noticed how much he loved to trot. He really loves to trot--he actually hates to pace. I think it's the hopples he doesn't like but he is just much happier when he's trotting." Yoder trained Joe Joe Joe at his home track in Bell, Florida and once he was ready to go, ventured to Pompano Park for his career debut--on the trot. Joe Joe Joe made three starts at Pompano, winning his most recent in 1:56.1. "He just kept getting better and better," Yoder said. "Once he won at Pompano, I started looking into it and realized we had a shot at the World Record." Yoder and his family train a large stable in Florida during the winter months and then venture to Hoosier Park in the summer. The Yoder family is responsible for top trotters like millionaire Natural Herbie and World Champion Woodside Charm. "I was going to stay in Florida and just send him up here to race with my brother," Yoder continued. "I wanted to keep him on a big track but I decided at the last minute to come up, I wanted to get it. I wanted to be the one to get the World Record with him if he was going to get it." Yoder wasted no time and sent Joe Joe Joe away from the gate to grab the early lead. The pair would dictate early fractions of :28.1 and :57.1 before getting down to business. Reaching the three-quarters in 1:26, Joe Joe Joe was on top by four and began to draw away from his competitors. Finishing under a hand drive from Yoder, Joe Joe Joe coasted to the wire and finished ten and three-quarter lengths in front. Sent off as the heavy betting favorite, Joe Joe Joe returned $3.60 to his backers at the betting windows. JOE JOE JOE REPLAY   "I wasn't sure if he would get it tonight, I just wanted him to be comfortable," Yoder noted. "He did it all on his own. It is pretty cool training a World Record holder." Joe Joe Joe has now won two of his four lifetime starts on the trot while amassing $7,000 in purse earnings. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, April 1 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be conducted through December 4. For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.--November 27, 2020--In conjunction with the initiative created by Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing and Casino raised $126,189 as part of the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. The challenge culminated on Friday, October 30, 2020, the first night of the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Through different fundraising outlets, four Indiana charities benefitted from the Charity Challenge with Hoosier Burn Camp coming out ahead and earning the most of the four. Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Center Inc., AWS Foundation of Indiana and The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment also received funds from the challenge. The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership acted as the official presenting sponsor of the 2020 Breeders Crown at Harrah's Hoosier Park, the second year that the partnership has sponsored The Breeders Crown Series. The partnership, voted Armstrong Breeder of the Year in four of the last five years, was founded more than 25 years ago and has been involved in the breeding of many champions in the sport. Libfeld & Katz bred the sport's first million-dollar yearling, Maverick, and in 2019 were voted the Stanley Bergstein Proximity Award, one of the sports highest honors, for the creation and execution of the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. The challenge kicked off raising $105,000 at the Lexington Select Yearling Sale on Tuesday, October 6, where buyers could bid on breedings to some of the elite sires for 2021. Stallions featured were Father Patrick, Greenshoe, JK Endofanera, Swan For All, Tall Dark Stranger and Walner. The Father Patrick breeding brought the highest bid at $30,000. The second fundraising aspect was the Glamour Boy Challenge, where connections of a top-performing three-year-old pacing colt would donate one percent of their earnings through November 1. With Tall Dark Stranger, Cattlewash, Captain Barbossa and Odds On Osiris featured, it was Tall Dark Stranger who once again contributed the bulk of the funds, his connections donating $13,062 to the challenge. With the Glamour Boy Challenge raising a combined total of $21,189, the donation bank for the Charity Challenge reached $126,189. Fans held a bit of the weight for the final component of the challenge. To determine which charity received the most donations, fans could vote via Facebook for a celebrity spokesperson and the spokesperson's charity of their choosing. The winning charity would receive one-half of the funds, second place would receive one-fourth and so on. With a total of 6,723 votes recorded, Jeff Saturday representing Hoosier Burn Camp won the fan vote, receiving over half the votes and earning $63,094.50 for the organization. "Working with everyone associated with Harrah's Hoosier Park was absolutely spectacular," Mark J. Koopman of Hoosier Burn Camp expressed. "Their organization was truly a first-class experience from start to finish. The time, talent and treasure they have invested to help our very deserving adolescent burn survivors with Hoosier Burn Camp is very much appreciated and genuinely difficult for me to express knowing how it will yield such a positive impact." The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge was introduced in 2019 at Woodbine-Mohawk Park, host of the 2019 Breeders Crown. Breeders Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz wanted to partner with the Breeders Crown to find a creative way to support local charities and strengthen the host track ties to the community. "I want to thank Harrah's Hoosier Park's Tony Renz who worked so diligently with Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz," Vice President and General Manager of Racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park, Rick Moore, noted. "I also would like to that our four local charities in making our Charity Challenge a phenomenal success. Giving back to our community is at the core of what Harrah's Hoosier Park and the entire harness racing industry represents." The 2020 Breeders Crown at Harrah's Hoosier Park also pulled in its largest handle in the 27-year history with a total of $2,474,344 wagered on the 15-race card Saturday, Oct. 31. The previous track record for handle on a single program was set during the 2017 Breeders Crown at $2,063,985. The 2020 edition was also a two-night record for the track with a total of $4,297,864 wagered on Breeders Crown Championships compared to a two-night total of $3,837,869 wagered in 2017. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.—November 6, 2020—Just one week after hosting the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, Grand Circuit harness racing action was back in the spotlight at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, November 6 as some of the sport’s brightest stars ventured back to Hoosier Park for the final night of Grand Circuit racing this season. The evening’s 13-race card was highlighted by the $160,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, the $140,000 Carl Erskine Trot for three-year-old colt trotters, the $100,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old filly trotters and the $100,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies. Trainer Nancy Takter teamed up with driver Dexter Dunn to capture two winners on the evening’s program as the duo first found the winner’s circle with JK First Lady in the $100,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial. JK First Lady was able to overcome a first-over trip to wear down her stablemate and the heavily favored Breeders Crown champion Peaky Sneaky and Yannick Gingras to get the victory in 1:49.1. The 1:49.1 victory equaled her lifetime mark. “She has such a beautiful gait, she makes it look easy,” Takter noted of her filly. “She’s definitely fresh which helps a lot at this point in the season.” JK First Lady has now won five of 13 outs this season while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $695,731. The homebred daughter of Western Ideal—Jk She’salady is owned by the 3 Brothers Stables. Takter and Dunn were back in the winner’s circle in the very next stakes race on the program, the $100,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old trotting fillies after a decisive victory from Spoiled Princess. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite, Spoiled Princess rallied off cover and was able to hold off a late surge from May Baby and James Yoder to get the win by a length and a half in 1:52.2. “Last week (in the Breeders Crown Final) she lost a bit of her momentum in the last turn,” Takter said. “We made some equipment adjustments this week and she was much better. She’s definitely in great shape and came to me in great shape but she’s been particularly sharp these past couple weeks.” The daughter of Trixton—Fashion Spooner recorded her sixth win from 14 seasonal starts. Owned by Black Horse Racing and Christina Takter, Spoiled Princess has now amassed $226,136 in lifetime purse earnings. After a narrow miss in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final for three-year-old trotting colts last week, Play Trix On Me and driver Joe Bongiorno were out for a redemption victory and got it in the $140,000 Carl Erskine Trot in 1:53. Using similar tactics as his previous two efforts at Hoosier Park, Bongiorno sent Play Trix On Me away from the gate for position. Play Trix On Me reached the front through the opening panel in :26.4 before yielding the lead to Ready For Moni and Yannick Gingras. Ready For Moni lead the field through splits of :56 and 1:25.1 and when the field turned for home, the race appeared to be wide open. Play Trix On Me found late racing room up the inside and utilized a :27.2 closing quarter to the get the win over It’s Academic and Chris Page.  “It feels so good to be in the winner’s circle after last week,” Bongiorno noted after the victory. “I don’t normally feel torn up after a race but I was still feeling torn about that one even two days later. He raced so well. He’s confident and has great gate speed, but it just wasn’t enough.” “I got so lucky picking up the drive on this horse,” he continued. “I remember looking at his lines and thinking ‘he’s been good all year, he just hasn’t gotten lucky for a win.’ He got that tonight and raced really, really well again for me.” Trained by Linda Toscano, Play Trix On Me is owned by Renee Spahr. The son of Trixton—Lima Playmate recorded his fourth win of the season from 14 outs. Play Trix On Me now sports a lifetime bankroll of $242,971. In the final stakes race of the evening, World Champion and co-track record holder Cattlewash was back in the Hoosier Park winner’s circle after an authoritative score in the $160,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With regular pilot David Miller in the bike, Cattlewash utilized his customary front-running tactics to win by two lengths and stop the timer in 1:48.3. Tattoo Artist and Joe Bongiorno set the hot early tempo of :25.4 before Miller gave Cattlewash the green light down the backside. Cattlewash rattled off fractions of :54.1 and 1:21.4 before pacing home in :26.4 to get the victory over stablemate Elver Hanover and driver Chris Page. Catch The Fire and Mike Wilder rallied well late to round out the trifecta. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, Cattlewash returned $3.40 for the victory. Cattlewash captures the $160,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:48.3            --Dean Gillette Photography “The trip worked out well for us tonight,” Miller noted in the winner’s circle. “He definitely races his best race on the front—he’s very game on the lead. He got a little bit of a late start this season but he has really come around lately and going two heats in the Jug was the best thing for him. He was as strong tonight as he has been all year.” Trained by Ron Burke, the son of Somebeachsomewhere—Road Bet was bred and is owned by W J Donovan. Cattlewash has now won 5 of 14 seasonal starts while earning $709,977 lifetime.  Live racing will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, November 7 with a 13-race card. Live racing will then move to a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule for the final two weeks of the 2020 live racing meet which will conclude on November 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff

Anderson, IN (Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020) – There were a lot of hurdles to overcome for the 37th edition of the $6 million Breeders Crown Championships at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Amidst a pandemic that limited crowd capacity, the harness racing track pulled in its largest handle in the 27-year history with a total of $2,474,344 wagered on the 15-race card Saturday, Oct. 31. The previous track record for handle on a single program was set during the 2017 Breeders Crown at $2,063,985. The 2020 edition was also a two-night record for the track with a total of $4,297,864 wagered on Breeders Crown Championships compared to a two-night total of $3,837,869 wagered in 2017. "This historic, record-setting weekend is a direct testimony of the hard work and effort made by our team at Harrah's Hoosier Park, the Hambletonian Society, the Indiana Standardbred Association, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and our presenting sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership," said Rick Moore, Vice President  and General Manager of Racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park. "Once again, Harrah's Hoosier Park shined on a world-wide stage. We couldn't be more proud of Indiana's racing industry, our team, our horsemen and horsewomen, sponsors, and all of the fans watching and wagering from around the world who made this weekend possible." It was an evening of dominant performances from the team of driver Dexter Dunn and Nancy Takter, who took home three Breeders Crown titles. The one all racing fans thought would be their best shot at a title with three-year-old pacing standout Tall Dark Stranger turned out to be a neck loss to longshot Sandbetweenmytoes, driven by Scott Zeron. Tall Dark Stranger was leading the way down the stretch and was passed up by Cattlewash and David Miller on the inside. The Bettors Delight colt fought back and got a head in front of Cattlewash. However, it was Sandbetweenmytoes on the extreme outside that got to the wire first for the win as the longest shot on the board. Tall Dark Stranger was second over Cattlewash for third. The time of the mile was 1:48.3 in a race where the top six were separated by less than two lengths. Sandbetweenmytoes, trained by Jim Campbell, set a record for the largest payout in Breeders Crown history at $409.80 for a $2 win wager, beating the previous mark of $152.00 set in 2008. The Somebeachsomewhere gelding, out of the world champion mare Galleria, is a homebred by Jules Siegel, a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame and owner of Fashion Farms. There were no surprises in the $300,000 Breeders Crown Open Mares Trot as Manchego and Dexter Dunn, tipped off cover in the stretch and trotted home for the win well under wraps. Manchego became only the fourth trotter in history to win three Breeders Crown trophies with the win. Plunge Blue Chip and Ake Svanstedt finished second over a hard charging When Dovescry and David Miller for third. Owned by Black Horse Racing, Manchego earned her third straight Breeders Crown title. Trained by Nancy Takter, the Muscle Hill five-year-old mare now has 32 career wins in 55 career starts and surpassed the $2.5 million earnings mark. Gimpanzee and Brian Sears made it a three-peat in the Breeders Crown, winning the Open Trot. Sears moved the Chapter Seven horse to the lead at the half and held the field to his heels the remainder of the race for the win in 1:51.3. Crystal Fashion and Jordan Stratton finished second over Atlanta and Yannick Gingras for third. Owned by Courant Inc. and S P F Stable, Gimpanzee has now accumulated in excess of $2.7 million. Marcus Melander trains the standout trotter, who has won eight of 11 starts in 2020. Gimpanzee, a 4-year-old stallion, became the fifth trotter in history to win at least three Breeders Crown trophies, joining Peace Corps, Grades Singing, Mack Lobell, and Manchego — who accomplished the feat earlier in the night.  “This is an amazing horse that means a lot to me,” said Melander. “He’s been good to me since we bought him at the Harrisburg sale as a yearling. I think he’s better chasing horses but they had a soft fraction on the backside and Brian (Sears) was able to get to the lead and it was hard to catch him. This is our third Breeders Crown win together. It’s tough to win a Breeders Crown and this shows how good he is to win three.” Century Farroh closed out the final Breeders Crown of 2020 with a win in the $500,000 Open Pace. The four-year-old Mach Three horse, driven by David Miller, waited patiently for the passing lane in the stretch. Once he had clearance, he moved in for the win in 1:49.0. Bettor’s Wish and Dexter Dunn finished second over Backstreet Shadow and Tim Tetrick for third. Owned by Ratchford Stable of Nova Scotia and trained by Ian Moore, Century Farroh was a winner earlier this season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in the track’s signature $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes in the exact same final time of 1:49.0, which is his career best.  The final race on the card produced a Pick 4 payout of $18,709.20 and a Pick 6 carryover of $16,453.51, which will be added to the next night of action Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Harrah’s Hoosier Park is currently operating at a reduced capacity, in accordance with the State of Indiana and regulatory guidelines. Both Harrah’s Hoosier Park and the Hambletonian Society remain committed to following all safety protocols outlined by the State of Indiana and set forth in Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s health and safety plan. For more information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, please click here. More information on Harrah’s Hoosier Park, event FAQ, Breeders Crown experience and the fields please visit www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com   Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN— October 26, 2020—Post positions were drawn for the remaining fields to complete the line-up for the Breeders Crown Finals on Monday, October 26 at a Post Draw Reception at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The harness racing fields for the Open Pace, Open Trot, Three-Year-Old Colt Trot and Three-Year-Old Colt Pace were established. Elimination winners drew from posts one through five with the remainder of the field in an open draw. The Open Pace and Open Trot did not require eliminations and advanced directly to the finals set for Saturday, Oct. 31. Following are the fields in post position order for the Breeders Crown Finals:  $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Sectionline Bigry—Steve Bauder 2-Filibuster Hanover—Ron Burke 3-Western Joe—Christopher Choate 4-Dorsoduro Hanover—Ron Burke 5-Sintra—Tyler George 6-Backstreet Shadow—Ron Burke 7-Century Farroh—Dr. Ian Moore  8-Dancin Lou—Tahnee Camilleri 9-Bettor’s Wish—Chris Ryder 10-This Is The Plan—Ron Burke   $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot  PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Capricornus—Marcus Melander 2-Amigo Volo—R. Nifty Norman 3-Ready For Moni—Nancy Takter 4-Play Trix On Me—Linda Toscano 5-Hill Exotic—Trond Smedshammer 6-Maesteraemon—Marcus Melander 7-Back Of The Neck—Ake Svandstedt  8-Beads—Per Engblom 9-Chestnut Hill—R. Nifty Norman 10-Gangster Hanover—Ake Svandstedt    $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Tall Dark Stranger—Nancy Takter 2-Manticore—Bruce Saunders 3-Cattlewash—Ron Burke 4-Warrawee Vital—Robert Fellows 5-Save Me A Dance—Andrew Harris 6-No Lou Zing—Nancy Takter 7-Captain Barbossa—Tony Alagna 8-Sandbetweenmytoes—Jim Campbell 9-The Greek Freak—Ron Burke 10-Elver Hanover—Ron Burke   $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Mission Accepted—Ron Burke 2-Majestic Player A—Walter Haynes Jr.  3-Gimpanzee—Marcus Melander 4-Reign Of Honor—Marcus Melander 5-Atlanta—Ron Burke 6-Lindy The Great—Julie Miller 7-Soul Strong—Ake Svandstedt  8-Katkin American—James Yoder 9-Crystal Fashion—Jim Campbell 10-Fiftydallarbill—Luis Quevedo   Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The four $600,000 two-year-old Breeders Crown finals will be held on Friday with the three-year-old and open events featured on Saturday. Each evening will feature a first post of 6:00 p.m. Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a free live high-definition streaming of the entire Breeders Crown events and live racing cards on YouTube. The live stream broadcast will be part of a week-long coverage leading up to the Breeders Crown finals. Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s social media feeds will also stream the Breeders Crown event week festivities.  The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN -- Post positions were drawn on Saturday, October 24 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the Open Mare Pace, Two-Year-Old Filly Trot, Three-Year-Old Filly Pace, and Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Breeders Crown Finals. Elimination winners drew from posts one through five with the remainder of the field in an open draw. The Open Mare Pace was the only open event that required an elimination. Rockin Nola and Trillions Hanover received byes and advanced directly to the final. Following are the fields in post position order for the Breeders Crown Finals: $300,000 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Sweet Lucy Lou--Robert Cleary 2-Rockin Nola--Joe Putnam 3-Kissin In The Sand--Nancy Takter 4-Caviart Ally--Brett Pelling 5-Warrawee Ubeaut--Ron Burke 6-Shartin N--Jim King Jr. 7-Philly Hanover--Robert Don Fellows 8-Treacherous Reign--Tony Alagna 9-Trillions Hanover--Tom Fanning 10-Stonebridge Soul--Chris Ryder $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Ima Diamond Babe--James Yoder 2-Iteration--Marcus Melander 3-Splash Blue Chip--Ake Svandstedt 4-Mazzarati--Lucas Wallin 5-Lady Chaos--Linda Toscano 6-Hello I Love You--Tony Alagna 7-Big City Pearl--James Yoder 8-Swift Swanda--Erv Miller 9-Gotta Believe--Julie Miller 10-Presto--Ake Svandstedt $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Drama Act--Ron Burke 2-Party Girl Hill--Chris Ryder 3-Lyons Sentinel--Jim King Jr. 4-Peaky Sneaky--Nancy Takter 5-Pettycoat Business--Brian Brown 6-Rocknificent--Linda Toscano 7-JK First Lady--Nancy Takter 8-Lady Lou--Tony Alagna 9-Hen Party--Tony Alagna 10-New Year--Chris Ryder   $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Next Level Stuff--Ron Burke 2-Crucial--Chris Ryder 3-May Baby--James Yoder 4-Sorella--Nancy Takter 5-Spoiled Princess--Nancy Takter 6-Ab's Attitudexpress--Lucas Wallin 7-Hypnotic AM--Marcus Melander 8-Caviart Eva--Nancy Takter 9-Rock Swan--Erv Miller 10-Love A Good Story--Julie Miller The remaining fields for the Breeders Crown Finals will be drawn at Harrah's Hoosier Park at a Post Draw Reception on Monday, October 26 at 6pm. In addition to a live stream of the racing cards for the Breeders Crown finals, Harrah's Hoosier Park will provide a live stream of the post position draw. The draw broadcast will be part of a week-long coverage leading up to the Breeders Crown finals. Harrah's Hoosier Park's social media feeds will also stream the post position draws and other Breeders Crown event week festivities. The Breeders Crown finals will be drawn in the following order: Monday, October 26--Post Draw Reception at 6pm: Open Trot Open Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Trot Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. First post for the Breeders Crown eliminations will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT) while post time for the Breeders Crown finals will be 6:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park        

Anderson, IN— October 23, 2020—Post positions were drawn on Friday, October 23 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the Open Mare Trot, Two-Year-Old Colt Trot, Two-Year-Old Filly Pace, and Two-Year-Old Colt Pace Breeders Crown Finals. Elimination winners drew from posts one through five with the remainder of the harness racing field in an open draw.  In the two-year-old pacing filly ranks, elimination winners Continualou and JK Alwaysbealady drew post one and two respectively. Continualou provided the biggest upset of the evening after pacing home in :26 to score at odds of 92-1 and claim the first of two $25,000 eliminations with David Miller in the bike.   Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt Perfect Sting remained undefeated with an impressive performance in the second of two $25,000 eliminations for the Breeders Crown Juvenile pacing colts and geldings for trainer Joe Holloway. Southwind Gendry also continued his winning ways as he delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the first elimination for freshman pacing colts. Perfect Sting and Southwind Gendry will line up right next to each other in the $600,000 Final on Friday, October 30, drawing post two and three respectively.  On the trotting side, elimination winners In Range and Venerate drew post three and five, respectively for their $600,000 final.  Following are the fields in post position order for the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Finals:    $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Continualou--Ron Burke 2-JK Alwaysbalady-Nancy Takter 3-Caviart Audrey-Nancy Takter 4-Paulas Bet Hanover-Ron Burke 5-Scarlett Hanover--Ron Burke 6-Blue Diamond Eyes—Ron Burke 7-Fire Start Hanover—R. Nifty Norman 8-Nashville Elgenna—Tony Alagna  9-Notorious Pink--Tony Alagna  10-Somethingbeautiful—Dylan Davis   $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot  PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Take All Comers—Jim Campbell 2-Cricket Fashion—Jim Campbell 3-In Range—Marcus Melander 4-On A Streak—Luc Blais 5-Venerate—Julie Miller 6-Muscle Dynasty—Paula Wellwood 7-Captain Corey—Ake Svandstedt  8-Zenith Stride—Mark Harder 9-Delayed Hanover—Ake Svandstedt  10-Brookview Bolt—Ron Burke   $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Jk Going West—LeWayne Miller  2-Perfect Sting—Joe Holloway 3-Southwind Gendry—Ron Burke 4-Always A Miki—Nancy Takter 5-Bayfield Beach—Brian Brown 6-Summa Cum Laude—Ron Burke 7-Abuckabett Hanover—Tony Alagna 8-Caviart Lotus—Nancy Takter 9-Captains Place—John Ackley 10-Literl Lad Hanover—Ron Burke    The Open Mare Trot did not require an elimination and all entrants advanced to the final slated for Saturday, October 31.    $300,000 Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Weslynn Quest—Christopher Beaver 2-Conway Kellyanne—Daryl Bontrager 3-Pat Matters—R.Nifty Norman 4-When Dovescry—Brett Pelling 5-Plunge Bluechip—Ake Svandstedt  6-Felicity Shagwell—Ake Svandstedt  7-Manchego—Nancy Takter 8-Grand Swan—LeWayne Miller   Five Breeders Crown eliminations will highlight the Saturday, October 24 program at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The remaining divisions will be drawn as follows:    Saturday, October 24—following the final elimination race: Open Mare Pace Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Three-Year-Old Filly Trot   Monday, October 26—Post Draw Reception at 6pm:  Open Trot Open Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Trot   Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event.  The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. First post for the Breeders Crown eliminations will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT) while post time for the Breeders Crown finals will be 6:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com   Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN— October 22, 2020—Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host a weekend of world-class harness racing as the 2020 Breeders Crown, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will begin with eliminations on Friday, October 23. Twelve Breeders Crown eliminations for varying age groups of both gaits and genders will highlight Friday’s live racing action while five eliminations will be featured on Saturday's live racing card. The sport’s best trotters and pacers will be looking to secure a spot in next weekend’s lucrative finals.  The Open Pace, Open Trot and Mare Trot did not require eliminations and will go directly to the finals on Sat. Oct. 31. There were 61 two-year-olds entered, resulting in $25,000 eliminations in all divisions for Friday, Oct. 23. All of the two-year-old finals will carry a purse of $600,000. There were 61 three-year-olds entered, resulting in $25,000 eliminations in all divisions with the fillies racing on Friday, Oct. 23 and the colts on Saturday, Oct. 24. All of the three-year-old finals will feature a purse of $500,000.  Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a free live high-definition streaming of the Breeders Crown Finals and eliminations cards. The live stream will be available on YouTube along with a link available on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website. In addition to a live stream of the racing cards, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a live stream of the post position draws.  The draw broadcast will be part of a week-long coverage leading up to the Breeders Crown finals, including the Breeders Crown post draw reception which will be held on Monday, October 26 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park at 6pm. Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s social media feeds will also stream the post position draws and other Breeders Crown event week festivities. The Breeders Crown finals will be drawn in the following order:  Friday, October 23—following the final elimination race: Open Mare Trot Two-Year-Old Colt Pace  Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Two-Year-Old Filly Pace   Saturday, October 24—following the final elimination race: Open Mare Pace Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Three-Year-Old Filly Trot   Monday, October 26—Post Draw Reception at 6pm:  Open Trot Open Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Trot   Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event.    The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. First post for the Breeders Crown eliminations will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT) while post time for the Breeders Crown finals will be 6:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff

ANDERSON, IN --September 23, 2020---- Some of the brightest stars in all of Harness Racing will descend upon Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 25 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. With over $1.2 million in purses to be distributed on the evening, Hoosier Park will offer arguably one of the best cards of the 2020 live racing season on Friday with a 15-race card that includes that includes the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $221,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the $120,000 Elevation Pace and the $100,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace. First post is 6:30 p.m. A talented field of ten will be sent postward in this year's edition of the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic. Maple Leaf Trot winner Atlanta has been enlisted as the 8-5 slight morning line choice from post position eight with David Miller in the bike. Trained by Ron Burke, the five-year-old daughter of Chapter Seven-Hemi Blue Chip has won three of seven outings while bankrolling $414,564 in purse earnings this season. Lindy The Great captured last year's edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic and will start from post ten with regular pilot Andy Miller in the bike. Trained by Julie Miller, Lindy The Great will look to become the first Caesars Trotting Classic back-to-back winner in the history of the race. The field for Friday's main event also includes seven millionaires and three Indiana-sired trotters. The Hoosier state will be well represented as Bridge To Jesse's, Fiftydallarbill, and Custom Cantab will look to capture Indiana's richest trotting event. Not to be outdone by their trotting counterparts, an accomplished field of ten will line up behind the gate for the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. After winning in the 2020 Dan Patch Stakes, Century Farroh will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park and will play the role of morning line favorite from post eight. Trained by Ian Moore, Century Farroh most recently finished third in the Canadian Pacing Derby behind Dorsoduro Hanover and Dancin Lou who have drawn post 10 and post 6, respectively in the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in three special wagers offered on the evening's 14-race card. A $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta will be available in the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, slated as the thirteenth race on the program, and a $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta in the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the twelfth race on the program. A $15,000 Hoosier High-5 will also be offered on the last race of the program. Each wager is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. Along with the action on the track, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a variety of promotions and a fall festival for racing fans. The first 250 racing fans will receive a free Harrah's Hoosier Park 2020 racing t-shirt. The evening's festivities will also include free handicapping contests, family-friendly activities, free pumpkins while supplies last, live entertainment, food trucks and giveaways. Friday's stakes filled card is part of Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2020 Championship Meet, which features a $4 million stakes schedule. The twelve-week championship stretch, which kicked off on Friday, August 9 with the $200,000 Dan Patch Stakes, will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN—Brookview Bullet turned in an impressive effort to capture the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $79,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 17. Brett Miller was in to drive the Tyler George trainee who stopped the clock in 1:51 and established a new lifetime best in the process.   Leaving from post four in the talented field of 11, Brookview Bullet left just enough to grab a spot along the rail in third through a snappy opening quarter of :25.4. James Yoder had JK Going West on the front but was joined by Skyway Victor and Brandon Bates at the half in :55. Miller gave Brookview Bullet the green light and the colt ranged up to the take the lead at three-quarters in 1:23.4.   As the field turned for home, Brookview Bullet was still calling the shots and braced for the stretch drive to the wire. What’s Your Beef and Trace Tetrick were applying pressure from first over and the pocket-sitting JK Going West was looming large but Brookview Bullet wasn’t finished. Using a :27.1 final quarter, Brookview Bullet was able to hold off all challengers to get the win by three and three-quarters lengths. JK Going West finished second while What’s Your Beef rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 3-5, Brookview Bullet returned $3.40 to his backers at the betting windows.   Trained by Tyler George, the gelded son of Always A Virgin—Babylon Sister recorded his fourth win from five seasonal starts. Owned by Eleven Star Stable, Brookview Bullet pushed his lifetime bankroll to $85,588.  Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 18. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 in Races 10-14 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN -- Somethingbeautiful solidified her divisional dominance in the Hoosier state's 2-year-old pacing filly ranks as she turned in a dazzling 1:52.2 performance to take the co-featured harness racing event of the evening, a split of Indiana Sires Stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday, September 16 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With driver LeWayne Miller in the bike, Somethingbeautiful recorded her sixth consecutive victory and remains undefeated this season. Leaving from the rail, Somethingbeautiful left just enough to grab a pocket seat behind the pace-setting Something To Me and John DeLong through the opening quarter in :27.4. JK She's Gordjus and Trace Tetrick wanted their turn on the front and got it just before the half in :57.2. JK She's Gordjus continued to call the shots through the three-quarters in 1:25.2 but Somethingbeautiful was winding up to strike. Using a :26.2 final quarter, Somethingbeautiful was able to track down JK She's Gordjus and repel a late sure from Something to Me to get the win by a length. Dylan Davis trains the daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand for the ownership partnership of H. Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lomabardo. With the victory, Somethingbeatiful increased her lifetime bankroll to $104,500. Somethingbeatiful In the first division of the stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies, GD Rockin Kay turned in a sharp front-running effort to score a 1:52.4 victory. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, GD Rockin Kay made her game-winning move down the backside and was a two length winner. With the win, GD Rockin Kay established a new lifetime best and recorded her third win of the season from seven starts. Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Rockin Image--Kayla's Dream now has a lifetime record of 7-3-1-1. GD Rockin Kay is owned in partnership by Engel Stable of Ill, L. Willinger, Hen-Shaut Stb, and G. Golemes and has amassed $37,825 in lifetime purse earnings. GD Rockin Kay Two $32,500 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the three-year-old trotting fillies were also featured on the evening's 14-race card. May Baby and James Yoder continued their winning ways and captured the fastest division in 1:52.3. Yoder moved May Baby to the lead down the backside and she trotted strong to the wire to finish five lengths to the good. With the victory, May Baby equaled her lifetime best and recorded her fifth win from eight starts this season. Owned by Cheyenne Yoder and trained by James Yoder, the daughter of Guccio--Free Wheeling now sports a lifetime bankroll of $324,115. Swan Bomb and Ricky Macomber Jr. provided the lone upset of the evening as they pulled the slight 6-1 upset in the final division for three-year-old trotting fillies. With a final time of 1:55.3, Swan Bomb took advantage of a second-over trip to get the win by a length. Trained by Jamie Macomber and owned by Dreamville Stable, the daughter of Swan For All--Tilly Bomb has now won four of 12 seasonal starts. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 17. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator  

Anderson, IN--Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the Tuesday, September 15 harness racing card with a quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for the freshmen trotters and it was a night ruled by favorites as the post time favorite delivered in all four divisions. The two-year-olds completed the fifth round of their round six series and secured valuable points for the $250,000 Super Finals slated for October 16 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.    Illini Earl and Trace Tetrick made quick work of the first $39,500 division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings to score as the 2-5 favorite. Stopping the timer in 1:55.1, Illlini Earl finished nearly five lengths in front of his competition, established a new lifetime best and recorded his second consecutive victory.   The Walter Haynes Jr. trainee made every call a winning one as he dictated fractions of :28.2, :58.0, and 1:26.3 before trotting strong to the wire. Owned in partnership by Jeff Fought Racing and Brian Carsey, the son of Jailhouse Jesse—Maevey Gravy has now won two of five lifetime starts. Illini Earl sports a lifetime bankroll of $31,550.  Trace Tetrick was back in the winner’s circle just a few races later after steering Swift Swanda to a front-stepping 1:55.2 victory in the first $38,500 division for two-year-old trotting fillies. Sent off as the heavy post time favorite, Swift Swanda made her game winning down the backside and never looked back. Utilizing a :28.2 final quarter, Swift Swanda was able to hold off a late surge from Country Girl Charm and LeWayne Miller to get the win by four lengths.   Owned in partnership by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall equaled her established best and recorded her fifth from seven lifetime outs with the victory. Swift Swanda has now earned $76,617 in purse earnings and is trained by Erv Miller.   Breckenridge and Dan Shetler continued their winning ways to score in 1:56.1 in the second division of the stakes action for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Utilizing his customary front-stepping tactics, Breckenridge dictated fractions of :28.2, :58.1, and 1:27.3 before holding off a late surge from Swingforthefences and Peter Wrenn to get the win by a head. The 1:56.1 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman colt and his third consecutive victory in stakes action.   The homebred son of Class Included—Dazzling Miss is owned in partnership by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables and has now bankrolled $87,132 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won four of seven lifetime starts in his young career.   In the final division for two-year-old trotting fillies, the 1-5 favorite Shirley Goodness quarter-moved to command then stepped home in :28.2 to equal her lifetime mark of 1:55.4. The daughter of Swan For All—Stirling Debutant was guided by Peter Wrenn to a 4-1/4 length victory for trainer Melanie Wrenn.   Shirley Goodness delivered as the heavy betting favorite in her split of the stakes action for two-year-old trotting fillies.  --Dean Gillette Photography Shirley Goodness recorded her fourth win of the season from six lifetime starts. Owned in partnership by Bill Beechy, Bradley Maxwell, and Kenneth Frieder, Shirley Goodness now sports a lifetime bankroll of $54,620.   Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, September 16. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN--Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 10 as one $59,500 division of Indiana Sires Stakes was featured on the evening’s 14-race card. Emma Town Bud turned in a decisive near gate to wire effort to win going away in 1:54 with driver Michael Oosting in the bike.   Leaving from post four, Oosting sent Emma Town Bud away from the gate for early position but yielded the lead to Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr. through the opening panel in :28.2. Emma Town Bud wanted his turn on the front and ranged up to take command just before the half in :58.2.   After mild first-half fractions, Emma Town Bud began to put his talent on display and was on top by four lengths through the third station in 1:27. Swan In Motion made a costly break turning for home and left Emma Town Bud in a race against the clock. Utilizing a :27 closing kick, Emma Town Bud finished five lengths to the good and stopped the timer in 1:54. Anchors Away and Sam Widger utilized a ground saving trip to get up for second while Dude Included and John DeLong trotted evenly for third. Sent off as the 3-5 betting favorite, Emma Town Bud returned $3.20 at the betting windows.   Trained by Byron Hooley and owned by Summit Pacing Acres LLC, Emma Town Bud now owns a 19-7-5-2 lifetime record. The son of Big Stick Lindy—Centerfold Lady has amassed $202,457 in lifetime purse earnings.   Indiana Sires Stakes action for the sophomore competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 11. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $32,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN— Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action is in full swing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the evening’ 14-race card on Wednesday, September 2 featured two divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies and two divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. The sophomores were squaring off in round five of their seven round series while it was the fourth of six rounds for the two-year-old competitors.   The divisional heavyweights in the three-year-old trotting filly ranks drew away from each other and were decisive winners in their respective divisions. May Baby and James Yoder looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as they coasted to an open length victory in the first division. Stopping the timer in 1:53, May Baby moved to the lead just after the half and never looked back—finishing eleven lengths in front of her next closest competitor.   Owned by Cheyenne Yoder and trained by James Yoder, the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling improved her lifetime record to 17-9-3-1 while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $307,865.  In the second division, Rock Swan continued her winning ways to score in 1:54.4. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Rock Swan made her game-winning move down the backside and held off a late surge from Queen Margherita late in the lane to get the win by a head and record her fifth consecutive victory.   With the win, the daughter of Swan For All—Jolly Jessica improved her seasonal record to 7-5-2-0. The Erv Miller trainee has never finished worse than second in 18 lifetime starts. Owned in partnership by S&R Racing and Anthony Lombardi, Rock Swan has now earned $487,922 in lifetime purse earnings.  In the two-year-old trotting colt ranks, Breckenridge and Dan Shetler also continued their winning ways to capture the first division in 1:56.4. After a busy mile, Breckenridge dug in gamely late in the lane to hold off Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger to get the win by a head. The 1:56.4 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman colt and his second consecutive victory in stakes action.   The homebred son of Class Included—Dazzling Miss is owned in partnership by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables and has now bankrolled $67,132 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won three of five lifetime starts in his young career.   In the final division of stakes action for the night, King Felix and Doug Rideout turned in a near gate to wire effort to score in 1:58. Using a :28.1 final quarter, King Felix held off a late surge from Flying Swan and Jay Cross to get the win by nearly two lengths. The 1:58 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman colt.   Trained by Doug Rideout, King Felix recorded his fourth win from eight seasonal starts. The son of Pine Credit—Missy Hall is owned by Matthew Miller and has now earned $41,525 in lifetime purse earnings.   King Felix established a new lifetime mark with a 1:58 score   --Dean Gillette Photography.  Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 3 with two divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff

Anderson, IN— Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action returned to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, September 1 with two $38,000 divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies. The fourth round of stakes action for the freshman trotting fillies brought new faces to the winner’s circle as Ima Diamond Babe and Shirley Goodness scored the first stakes victories of their young careers.   In the opening division, Ima Diamond Babe and James Yoder pulled the 53-1 upset to best their rivals in 1:57.2. Ima Diamond Babe sat third for much of the mile and waited until the lane to make her move to get the win by three parts of a length. Fantasia Flurry and Ricky Macomber Jr. turned a pocket trip into a second place finish while Real Diamonds K and Michael Oosting rallied well late for third. The victory was a maiden breaking win for Ima Diamond Babe who returned an eye catching $108.80 to her backers at the betting windows.   James Yoder, who co-owns the filly with his wife Cheyenne, trains the daughter of Guccio—I Will Take Credit. Ima Diamond Babe has now earned $25,50 in her young racing career.   Although it wasn’t as big of an upset as the first division, Shirley Goodness turned in a decisive effort to pull the slight upset over the heavy post time favorite Swift Swanda in the second division. Driven by Peter Wrenn, Shirley Goodness made her game-winning move down the backside and held off all challengers en route to a 1:55.4 score. Swift Swanda and Trace Tetrick were forced to settle for second place honors while Bad Shot and James Yoder rounded out the trifecta. Shirley Goodness returned $5.20 to her backers at the betting windows.   Shirley Goodness and Peter Wrenn pulled the slight upset in the second division. --Photo courtesy of Dean Gillette Photography. Trained by Melanie Wrenn, the daughter of Swan For All—Stirling Debutant recorded her third win of the season from five lifetime starts and first stakes victory. The 1:55.4 victory established a new lifetime best for the filly. Owned in partnership by Bill Beechy, Bradley Maxwell, and Kenneth Frieder, Shirley Goodness now sports a lifetime bankroll of $35,620.   Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, September 2. The evening’s 14-race card will feature Indiana Sires Stakes for the three-year-old trotting fillies and two-year-old trotting colts. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

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