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Anderson, IN— Two $39,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions were contested for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday, August 26 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was the third round of the six-leg harness racing series for the freshman competitors.  Breckenridge turned in an impressive front-stepping effort to score his second lifetime victory and second score in stakes action, stopping the timer in 1:57.2. Driven, trained and co-owned by Dan Shetler, Breckenridge was able to overcome post position nine to get the win by four lengths and establish a new lifetime best in the process.   The homebred son of Class Included—Dazzling Miss is owned in partnership by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables and has now bankrolled $47,622 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won two of five lifetime starts in his young career.   After making a costly break in his last start, Brookview Bolt rebounded gamely to pull the 14-1 in the second division of the stakes action. Driven by Sam Widger, Brookview Bolt left alertly, yielded the leaded and then trotted strong to the wire to get the win by two lengths in 1:57.2. Trained by Ron Burke, the son of Swan For All—Witty’s Winner scored his third win from five starts this season.   Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger pulled the 14-1 upset                --Dean Gillette Photography Owned in partnership by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva, Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, Brookview Bolt has now earned $52,400 in lifetime purse earnings. The 1:57.2 clocking was also a new lifetime best for the freshman colt.    Indiana Sires Stakes action for the freshman competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, August 27. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $41,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for two-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

Anderson, IN— Freshman trotting fillies were the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 25 as the two-year-old trotting fillies kicked off a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes events for the two-year-old competitors. Two divisions were featured on the evening’s program as the fillies completed the third round of their six round series.     In the opening division, it was Swift Swanda who was just that—swift. Staging an incredible late rally in the lane, Swift Swanda and Trace Tetrick went from last to first to get up in the final strides of the mile and score in 1:55.2.   Sent off at odds of 6-5, Swift Swanda was uninvolved through the early stages of the race and sat eighth through early fractions of :27.2 and :57.3. As the field approached the three-quarters in 1:26.2, Doug Rideout had Four Under Par on the front and he quickly tried to separate themselves from the rest of the field. Turning for home, Swift Swanda was third over and had a lot of work to do. Tetrick tipped Swift Swanda out and she used a :27.2 closing kick to track down Four Under Par. Swift Swanda got the win by a neck and returned $4.60 for the win.   Owned in partnership by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall has now won four of five lifetime starts and established a new lifetime best with the victory. Swift Swanda has now earned $47,867 in purse earnings and was bred by Lavon Miller.   After getting snapped right at the wire in the first division, driver, trainer Doug Rideout came back and pulled the 26-1 upset with Queen Of All in the second division of the stakes action. Queen Of All turned in an impressive effort to score her maiden breaking win in 1:56.2.  Leaving from post nine, Rideout sent Queen of All away from the gate to grab the lead through the opening panel in :27.3 Queen of All yielded the lead to Guccio’s Lady and Peter Wrenn who would lead the field through middle fractions of :57.2 and 1:26.4. Queen of All waited patiently to make her move and found late racing room up the inside to get the win by a length and a half. Queen Of All returned $55.20 for the win.   With the win, Queen Of All recorded her first lifetime victory from 6 lifetime starts. The daughter of Swan For All—Ecstatic has now earned $36,005 in lifetime purse earnings. Queen Of All is owned in partnership by Julie Rideout, Pete Schmucker, and Glider Stables.   Indiana Sires Stakes action for the freshman competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 26. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $39,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  Emily Ratcliff

Anderson, IN--Sophomore pacing fillies rounded out a week's worth of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with two $32,000 divisions highlighting the evening's 14-race card on Saturday, August 22. Divisional winners Somebodyslilly visited the harness racing winner's circle for the fourth consecutive time this season while Grace Rocks found the winner's circle for the first time this season. Somebodyslilly moved first-over down the backside and paced strong to the wire to score in 1:50.2 in the opening division. Driven by Michael Oosting, Somebodyslilly used a :27 final quarter to track down the pacesetting Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick late in the lane to record her fourth consecutive victory and second straight Indiana Sires Stakes victory. Trained, owned and bred by Eli Schwartz, the daughter of Time To Roll--Somebody's Artist recorded her fourth win from five seasonal outs and sixth lifetime win from 16 starts. With the win, Somebodyslilly pushed her lifetime bankroll over the $100,000 mark and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $114,100. In the second division, Joey Putnam guided Grace Rocks to a 10-1 upset victory. After a $163,000 two-year-old campaign, Grace Rocks was able to overcome a long, first-over grind to stop the timer in 1:50.3 and score the first win of her sophomore season. The 1:50.3 victory was also a new lifetime best. Grace Rocks and Joey Putnam pulled the 10-1 upset in the second division of stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park. --Photo courtesy of Dean Gillette Photography.  Trained by Britney Dillon, Grace Rocks has now won seven of 15 lifetime starts. The daughter of Rockin Image--Cosmic Grace has amassed $183,560 in lifetime purse earnings for owner Howard Taylor. Live Racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, August 25. Tuesday's 13-race card will feature Indiana Sires Stakes action for the two-year-old trotting fillies. Tuesday's card will also feature a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in Race 13. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 19, 2020 -- Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah's Hoosier Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 19 as they host the fourth round of the stakes action for the harness racing three-year-old competitors. Indiana-sired sophomore trotting fillies were the featured attraction on the evening's 13-race card with two $31,500 divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. Rock Swan continued her winnings ways to capture the opening division and her fourth straight stakes victory with driver Trace Tetrick. Stopping the timer in 1:53.1, Rock Swan recorded her third straight Indiana Sires Stakes victory and established a new lifetime best in the process. Tetrick wasted no time and sent Rock Swan to the front through the opening panel in :27.4. May Baby and driver James Yoder, who returned to their home track after an appearance in the Hambletonian Oaks at The Meadowlands, grabbed a pocket seat with Swan Bomb and Ricky Macomber Jr. next in line third. Rock Swan continued to call the shots through splits of :58 and 1:26.2. and the stage was set for a battle to the wire turning for home. May Baby tipped from the pocket and the top pair matched strides down the lane. Using a :26.4 closing kick, Rock Swan was able to hold off May Baby and get the win by a nose. Deswanslittlelorie and Michael Oosting rallied for third. As the 8-5 second choice, Rock Swan returned $5.40 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Swan For All--Jolly Jessica has now won four of six seasonal outings and 13 of 17 lifetime. Owned in partnership by S&R Racing and Anthony Lombardi, Rock Swan pushed her lifetime bankroll to $471,672. The victory was also one of four wins on the evening's 13-race card for Harrah's Hoosier Park's leading driver, Trace Tetrick. In the second division, Sam Widger and Pretzel Party utilized similar gate to wire tactics to score in 1:55.3. With the win, Pretzel Party recorded her first stakes victory and established a new lifetime best. Widger sent Pretzel Party away from the gate just enough to protect their rail position and grab the lead through the opening panel in :27.1. The field remained in single file order down the backside while Pretzel Party rattled off fractions of :56.3 and 1:26.2. Turning for home, Ricky Macomber Jr. had Skyway Tinacious out and applying pressure from first-over but Pretzel Party wasn't finished. Using a :29.1 final quarter, Pretzel Party kept her challengers at bay to get the win by two and a quarter lengths. Skyway Tinacious was forced to settle for second while La Nancio and Jared Finn trotted evenly to finish third. Sent off at odds of 2-1, Pretzel Party returned $6.20 at the betting windows. Pretzel Party captured her first stakes victory with a win in her division of the stakes action Trained by Jeff Edwards, the daughter of Mr Cantab-Pretzel Hanover recorded her first win of the season from eight tries. Pretzel Party is owned in partnership by Denise Dennis and John Johannsen and pushed her lifetime bankroll to $121,605 with the win. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, August 20 with two $31,500 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Thursday'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 in Race 14. 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, Ind.-August 11, 2020-  A field of ten will be sent post-ward in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 14. Ten of the top rated older pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking fame in the 27th installment of Hoosier Park's premier harness racing event. The 2020 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes will highlight the 15-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be supported by an all-star undercard of racing action. The purse money set to be distributed throughout the evening will push the $500,000 mark. With combined career purse earnings over $10 million, the talented field of ten includes three World Champions and four millionaires. North America's leading money-winning trainer, Ron Burke will send out a strong contingent of five in the field as he looks to score his third training victory in the Dan Patch Stakes. As the richest horse in the field with $2 million in lifetime purse earnings, Bettor's Wish will play the role of morning line choice at odds of 2-1 from post three. With Dexter Dunn listed to drive, the four-year-old son of Bettor's Delight-Lifetime Star will make his Hoosier Park debut after an impressive 1:47.3 score in the Sam McKee Memorial at The Meadowlands last week for trainer Chris Ryder. After capturing the title of 2019 Dan Patch three-year-old pacing colt of the year and the richest pacer of 2019, the World Champion has won two of five starts this season. Backstreet Shadow has been enlisted as the second choice on the morning line at odds of 3-1. With Tim Tetrick listed to drive, the five-year-old son of Shadow Play-Backstreet Sweetie will be looking to make amends after a gutsy second place finish to Bettor's Wish in the Sam McKee Memorial last week. Backstreet Shadow is currently the third highest earning aged horse for the 2020 season. Also included in the celebrated field of ten, World Champion Century Farroh will make his way back to Hoosier Park for the first time this season and has drawn post three for trainer Dr. Ian Moore. With over $790,080 in lifetime purse earnings, Century Farroh has been tabbed 7-2 on the morning line. As the lone Indiana-sired horse in the field, Shnitzledosomethin will return to his home state for the first time this season and has drawn the coveted rail position for trainer Dylan Davis. Shnitzledosomethin will play the role of local favorite from post one in the 2020 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. (Photo courtesy of Linscott Photography.) With $764,343 in lifetime purse earnings, the son of Fred and Ginger-Summer N Sand will be looking for his first major victory of the season.   The 2020 Dan Patch field, in post-position order with named driver and trainer includes: 1. Shnitzledosomethin Tr: Dylan Davis Dr: Scott Zeron M/L: 20-1 2. Century Farroh Tr: Dr. Ian Moore Dr: David Miller M/L: 7-2 3. Bettor's Wish Tr: Chris Ryder Dr: Dexter Dunn M/L: 2-1 4. This Is The Plan Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Yannick Gingras M/L: 15-1 5. Workin Ona Mystery Tr: Brian Brown Dr: Tim Tetrick M/L: 12-1 6. Backstreet Shadow Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Tim Tetrick M/L: 3-1 7. Dorsoduro Hanover Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 8. De Los Cielos Deo Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 9. Filibuster Hanover Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 10. Our Major Dan A Tr: Virgil Morgan Jr. Dr. David Miller M/L: 8-1   In a continued partnership with Hoosier Park, the local news station WISH-TV Channel 8 out of Indianapolis will provide exclusive coverage for the Dan Patch Stakes racing action at Hoosier Park on Friday. WISH-TV will be on property to provide racing fans with exclusive coverage of all the festivities happening on and off the race track. Racing fans can also catch exclusive interviews from drivers and trainers racing at Hoosier Park throughout the evening. WISH-TV's live coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 14 and will include the live showing of the Dan Patch Stakes. The race will be part of a special weekend tagged as "Dan Patch Festival Weekend". Hoosier Park will showcase some of the most notable names in harness racing alongside special wagers, free prizes, VIP giveaways, and food trucks. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered for the Dan Patch card. A $25,000 Guaranteed Dan Patch Superfecta pool will be available along with a $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier-High Five pool on the last race of the program as part of the Strategic Wagering Program. Each wager is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. Five lucky racing fans will also have the opportunity to place a $100 win bet on the horse of their choice in the Dan Patch Stakes. Slated as the eleventh race on the card, estimated post time for the Dan Patch Stakes is 9:46 p.m. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 5, 2020 -- Indiana Sires Stakes action rolled on at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 5 as two divisions for the harness racing freshman pacing fillies and two divisions for the freshman trotting colts were featured on the evening's 14-race card. The betting favorites delivered in three of the four divisions as the two-year-old competitors squared off in the second round of their six round series. The only upset of the night was found in the opening division for two-year-old pacing fillies as DP Spookytooth and Michael Oosting pulled the slight upset to get the win by the head. Stopping the timer in 1:53.4, DP Spookytooth converted a second-over trip into a maiden breaking win. DP Spookytooth sat fourth through the early stages of the mile while Soul Kitchen and Trace Tetrick dictated fractions of :26.4, :56.1 and 1:25.3. When the field turned for home, Oosting had DP Spookytooth well placed second-over and when he tipped the filly off cover, she used a :28 closing panel to get the win by a head over Martha Bigrig and Jared Seekman. Sent off at odds of 9-2, DP Spookytooth returned $11.60 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Bill Webb, DP Spookytooth recorded her first win from five lifetime outs. The daughter of Tellitlikeitis--Straitequilanite has now earned $30,280 in her young career for owners Diamond D P Standardbreds. Somethingbeautiful and LeWayne Miller extended their win streak to three in the second split for pacing fillies after a decisive gate to wire effort. Stopping the timer in 1:52.2, Somethingbeautiful established a new lifetime best and remains undefeated in three starts. Leaving from post two, Miller sent his filly to the front through the opening quarter in :27.3. Odds On Dead Heat and Peter Wrenn benefitted from a pocket trip while Hot Mess Express and Sam Widger sat third. Approaching the three-quarters in 1:25.4, Somethingbeautiful drifted out in the turn but Miller was able to quickly get her back on course. Using a :26.3 closing kick, Somethingbeautiful paced strong to the wire and repelled a late surge from Hot Mess Express to get the victory. As the 2-5 favorite, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.80 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Dylan Davis, the daughter of Always A Virgin--Summer N Sand is a perfect three for three this season. Somethingbeautiful now sports a lifetime a bankroll of $44,250 for her ownership group comprised of H. Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo. On the trotting side of the action, Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger turned in a decisive gate to wire effort to capture the first division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:58.1. With the win, Brookview Bolt recorded the first stakes win of his young career and established a new lifetime best. Sent off as the even money favorite, Brookview Bolt returned $4.20 at the betting windows. Trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva, and Weaver Bruscemi, Brookview Bolt pushed his lifetime bankroll to $32,650. The Swan For All--Witty's Winner gelding lifetime record stands at 3-2-1-0. Swingforthefences Swingforthefences and Peter Wrenn recorded their second consecutive ISS victory after a 1:57.3 score in the final division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Grabbing a pocket seat early, Swingforthefences moved first-over around the final turn and trotted strong to the wire to get the win by a quarter of a length over a hard-charging All The Truth and Ricky Macomber Jr. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite, Swingforthefences returned $4.40 at the betting windows. Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Swingforthefences has now won two of three lifetime outs and $41,125 in lifetime purse earnings. The son of Swan For All--Sunday Yankee is owned in partnership by David McDuffee and L&L Devisser LLC. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, August 6 with a 14-race card. The evening's 14-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 Pool in Race 14. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue to follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff    

Anderson, IN—Sophomore pacing fillies closed the curtain on a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as two $32,000 divisions highlighted the evening’s 14-race card on Saturday, August 1. Rain did not deter divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Mystical Carrie who both turned in convincing efforts to find the winner’s circle for the second straight week.   Somebodyslilly converted a pocket trip into a 1:51 score in the opening division over a track rated good. Driven by Michael Oosting, Somebodyslilly capitalized on a break by the heavy post-time favorite, Priceless and Brandon Bates, and went on to win by five lengths.   Priceless left alertly from post five to dictate fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:24.3 while Somebodyslilly sat patiently in the pocket. As the field turned for home, Priceless made an uncharacteristic break and took herself out of the race. Somebodyslilly inherited the lead and held off a late surge from Kickin Up My Heels and Trace Tetrick to get the win. Classic Country and Sam Widger rallied well late for third. As the 3-1 second choice, Somebodyslilly returned $8.60 to win.   Trained and owned by Eli Schwartz, the daughter of Time To Roll—Somebody’s Artist recorded her second consecutive victory and first stakes win of the season. Somebodyslilly pushed her lifetime bankroll to $88,350 with the win.   In the second division, Trace Tetrick guided Mystical Carrie to another decisive score. Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie moved first over and paced strong to the wire to finish four lengths in front of her competition and score in a new lifetime best of 1:50.1 over a track rated good. It was the second consecutive stakes victory for Mystical Carrie and the second consecutive week she lowered her lifetime best.   Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick deliver.                        --Dean Gillette photo Genie Rockwell and Marlin Fry established first half fractions of :26.2 and :56.2 while Mystical Carrie sat along the rail in third. Genie Rockwell led the field to the third station in 1:24.3 and was then joined on the outside by Tetrick and Mystical Carrie.   When the field turned for home, Tetrick asked Mystical Carrie for more and she responded with a :26.1 closing kick to get the win by four lengths. Seventimesacharm and John DeLong rallied well late to get up for second while Genie Rockwell held on for third. As the 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie returned $2.40 at the betting windows.   Trained by Erv Miller the homebred daughter of Tellitlikeitis—Mystical Victress recorded her second seasonal score from four starts. Mystical Carrie has now amassed $90,650 in lifetime purse earnings and is owned by Mystical Marker Farms LLC.   Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 4 with divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings and the two-year-old trotting fillies.    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--August 1, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced today that The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership will be the official presenting sponsor of the 2020 Breeders Crown set to be held on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, founded by Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz more than 25 years ago, is an award-winning breeding operation based out of Georgetown, Kentucky. Over the past nearly three decades, Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz have relied on more than homework and intuition to forge their success in racing and breeding. The duo has been involved in the breeding and ownership of numerous superstars, including most recently Ariana G ($2.6 million) and Greenshoe ($1.3 million). Libfeld/Katz was voted Armstrong Breeder of the Year in four of the last five years, was Dan Patch Breeder of the Year in 2016 and secured the Stanley Bergstein Proximity Award in 2019, one of the sport's highest honors. The sale of the sport's first million-dollar yearling, Maverick, a Father Patrick full-brother to Greenshoe from the Libfeld-Katz mare Designed To Be, was another major breeding accomplishment for the Libfeld-Katz partnership. Horses they have owned and bred have accounted for victories in the Hambletonian, Kentucky Futurity, Canadian Trotting Classic and other world-class events, making them one of the most trusted names in the Standardbred breeding and racing industry. "Harrah's Hoosier Park and the Breeders Crown are synonymous with the pursuit of excellence" said Marvin Katz, Partner of The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership. "We are pleased, privileged, and honored to once again be associated with the Breeders Crown." This is the second year that Libfeld-Katz has been the presenting sponsor of the Breeders Crown, with the first year sponsoring the 36th edition of the event at Woodbine-Mohawk Park in 2019. The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series held to culminate harness race meets across North America and brings the year's best Standardbred race horses to compete against one another. The event brings together the greatest harness racing equine athletes in the world as they square off in different age divisions based on the horses' sex and gait (trot or pace). The 2020 events at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown. "We are honored to welcome The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership as our presenting sponsor for the 2020 Breeders Crown," said Rick Moore, Harrah's Hoosier Park VP and General Manager. "Their reputation in the harness racing industry is built on a foundation of success. With seven Breeders Crown champions and a wildly successful vision for the 2019 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, we couldn't be more thrilled to partner with Libfeld-Katz." Libfeld-Katz partnered with Woodbine Mohawk in 2019 on the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge and raised an unprecedented $282,996 for area charities. At the helm of Harrah's Hoosier Park's Breeders Crown Charity Challenge in 2020, Libfeld-Katz hope to facilitate another successful year of fundraising. More information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, including the Charity Challenge, ticketing details, and more will be available soon. A 2020 Breeders Crown Frequently Asked Questions document is now available at www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com, and will be updated regularly. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN--July 31, 2020-- With the 2020 live harness racing season well underway, including the return of racing spectators on July 4, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Hambletonian Society continue to plan for the 2020 Breeders Crown set to be held on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series designed to decide year-end honors and draws the year's best Standardbred race horses from across North America to compete against one another. The event brings together the greatest harness racing equine athletes in the world as they square off in different age divisions based on the horses' sex and gait (trot or pace). The 2020 events at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown. 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, and are working through details to execute the 2020 Breeders Crown event accordingly. "Our team at Harrah's Hoosier Park hosted an incredibly successful Breeders Crown in 2017, and in many ways exceeded expectations set forth for the event," said Rick Moore, Harrah's Hoosier Park VP and General Manager. "We're honored to host the Breeders Crown once again, and are working diligently to plan a successful 2020 event, alongside the Hambletonian Society, while ensuring adherence to the state's guidelines and our own health and safety procedures." More information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, including ticketing details, will be available soon. A 2020 Breeders Crown Frequently Asked Questions document is now available at www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com, and will be updated regularly. by Emily Ratliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN -July 30, 2020--Swan In Motion continued his winning ways at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after he captured the featured harness racing event of the evening, the second division of the $31,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, on Thursday, July 30. Stopping the timer in 1:54.3 over a track rated sloppy, Swan In Motion claimed his third straight stakes win and remains undefeated in five starts this season for trainer Jamie Macomber and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. Swan In Motion was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in third while Emma Town Bud and Michael Oosting did all the heavy lifting on the front. Emma Town Bud carved out fractions of :28.4, :58.4, and 1:27.3 before ever feeling threat. When the field turned for home, Macomber Jr. guided Swan In Motion out to the middle of the track and the colt found his best stride. Using a final panel of :26.1, Swan In Motion was able to track down Emma Town Bud and went on to win by a length and a quarter. The son of Swan For All--Keystone Sadie has won five of five outs for his sophomore season and seven of 15 lifetime. Owned in partnership by M&M Racing and Norbert Joseph Maza, Swan In Motion has now bankrolled $261,450 lifetime. In the second split of the stakes action, Dude Included utilized a similar late stepping strategy to score in a new lifetime best of 1:53. With driver John DeLong in the sulky, Dude Included turned a pocket trip into a two length score to record his second win of the season. TJ's Top Pick and Trace Tetrick played the role of post time favorite and dictated fractions of :27.1, :56.4, and 1:25.2 while Dude Included waited patiently in the pocket. Tipping out from behind the tiring leader turning for home, Dude Included employed a :27.1 final quarter to win going away. Trained by Trent Stohler, Dude Included now sports a 5-2-3-0 seasonal record and 14-3-7-1 lifetime. Owned by Benjamin Graber, Dude Included pushed his lifetime bankroll to $129,735 with the win. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, July 31 with two divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 Pool in Race 14. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue to follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. 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, IN -- The freshman trotting colts took their turn in the spotlight on Saturday, July 25 as two $40,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes highlighted the evening's 14-race card. After a busy week of stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park, the two-year-old competitors opened up their six round series in impressive fashion. Dismissed at odds of 12-1, Swingforthefences was able to overcome a first-over trip to pull the upset and score his maiden breaking win in 1:57.1 in the opening division. With driver Michael Oosting at the lines, Swingforthefences scored the first win of his career from just two lifetime outings. Leaving from post five, Swingforthefences was unhurried from the gate and found a spot along the rail in sixth. The 3-2 post time favorite, King Felix with Doug Rideout, did all the heavy lifting on the front end to set first-half fractions of :28.2 and :59. When the field approached the final turn and three-quarter clocking in 1:28.3, Oosting had Swingforthefences out and on the attack from first-over. Using a :27.4 final quarter, Swingforthefences was able to track down King Felix and trotted strong to the wire to get the win. King Felix made a break just steps before the wire and was second placed third. Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger trotted evenly to finish third but were ultimately placed second. Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Swingforthefences has now bankrolled $21,875 in his young career. The son of Swan For All-Sunday Yankee is owned in partnership by David McDuffee and L&L Devisser. Swingforthefences was bred by Concord Stud Farm. The upset trend continued in the second division of the stakes action as Breckenridge and Dan Shetler sprung the 7-1 upset. Scoring in 1:58.1, Breckenridge made his game winning move down the backside and trotted strong to the wire to capture his maiden breaking score. After making a break behind the gate in his career debut last week, Shetler eased Breckenridge off the gate to settle along the rail in fifth through the opening quarter in :28. When the field straightened away down the backside, the heavily favored Gucci Goo and Michael Oosting were calling the shots and Shetler had his mount pointed to the front. Breckenridge reached command at the third station in 1:29 and trotted strong to the wire to keep the pocket-sitting Gucci Goo at bay. "He's had a little trouble with his manners behind the gate," trainer, driver Dan Shetler noted after the victory. "Once you get him out of there, he's fine. He's a very nice colt who has plenty of ability, just needs to mind his manners." With the win, the son of Class Included-Dazzling Miss recorded his first win from two lifetime outs. Breckenridge is owned in partnership by Dojea Stables and Dan Shetler, who also bred the colt in connection with Sawgrass Farms, LLC. Breckenridge Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 28 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff 

ANDERSON, Ind.--July 24, 2020 -- Reflect With Me ventured to Harrah's Hoosier Park for the first time in her illustrious harness racing career and made her Hoosier Park debut a winning on Friday, July 24 as she captured the featured event of the evening, the $100,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies. Stopping the timer in an eye-catching 1:48.2, Reflect With Me destroyed the previous track record for three-year-old pacing fillies at Harrah's Hoosier Park, established a new lifetime mark and also recorded the season's fastest time for a three-year-old pacing filly with the win. The mile also marked the second consecutive night a national season's record was established at Harrah's Hoosier Park. With regular pilot Andrew McCarthy in the sulky, Reflect With Me left just enough from post four to grab a pocket seat behind Priceless and Brandon Bates who left alertly from post five. Priceless appeared relaxed on the front as she dictated first half fractions of :26.2 and :55. As the field approached the final turn, Trace Tetrick had Lady Lou out and attacking from first-over and the pace began to quicken with a three-quarter clocking in 1:21.4. Priceless was able to put away Lady Lou but Reflect With Me was winding up in the pocket. McCarthy found late racing room and the top two fillies were matching strides down the lane. Using a: 26.1 final quarter, Reflect With Me was able to stick a head in front of a very game Priceless to get the win. Genie Rockwell and Marlin Fry utilized a ground-saving trip to get up for third. Sent off at odds of 1-5, Reflect With Me returned $2.60 to her backers at the betting windows. "I respect Priceless a lot and knew we wanted to stay close to her," McCarthy noted after the victory. "I was hoping for room in the stretch. This filly is so speedy; she'll sit you back in your seat when you ask her to go." "She's got extreme speed," he continued. "She just wants to win." With the win, the 2019 Breeders Crown winner remains undefeated in three starts to kick-off her sophomore campaign. For her career, Reflect With Me has won eight of 14 races, missed the board only once, and amassed $625,122. Trained by Tony Alagna, the daughter of Captaintreacherous-Remember When is owned in partnership by Brittany Farms LLC and Bradley Grant. Brittany Farms also bred the filly. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, July 25 with a 14-race card featuring two $40,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. 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. Emily Ratcliff    

Anderson, IN--Indiana-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 23 as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by four divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the freshman pacers.   Rogers Image and John DeLong stole the show after they recorded a national season's record for two-year-old pacing colts with a 1:51.2 clocking in the first division. It was also a good night for trainer Brian Brown who teamed up with leading driver Trace Tetrick to score two wins in stakes action. Rogers Image opened up the stakes action in a big way when he paced to a 1:51.2 winning mile in the opening division and scored his maiden breaking win in fashion. Delong allowed Roger's Image to settle off the gate and found a spot along the rail in seventh. When the field straightened away down the backside, DeLong decided it was time to move and Rogers Image quickly ranged up to grab command. Employing a :27.1 final quarter, Rogers Image got the win by nearly a length over JK Going West and LeWayne Miller. The 1:51.2 clocking established a new national season's mark for two-year-old pacing colts on a seven-eighths mile oval. Trained by Ron Burke, the son of Rockin Image-Remi's Rocket recorded his first win of the season from two outs. Rogers Image increased his lifetime bankroll to $13,750 for his ownership partnership of Burke Racing, J&T Silva, Purnel & Libby, Ras Racing, and Weaver Bruscemi. Trainer Brian Brown sent out his first winner of the evening in the second division of the ISS action as What's Your Beef utilized a sharp gate to wire effort to score in 1:51.4. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, What's Your Beef scored his third straight win and established a new lifetime best in the process. Leaving from post four, What's Your Beef grabbed the lead through the opening panel in :27.4 and went on to dictate middle fractions of :56.4 and 1:24.4. Using a :27.0 final panel, What's Your Beef was able to hold off a late surge from Virgo and LeWayne Miller to get the win. The son of JK Endofanera-Kats Treasure is now three for three in his young career. What's Your Beef pushed his lifetime bankroll to $22,500 for owners W. Donovan, J. Sbrocco, K. Nichols, and Jaf Racing. PBR Street Gang tallied the second win for Team Brown after he scored his maiden breaking win in the third division of the stakes action with Tetrick in the bike. PBR Street Gang left just enough to grab a pocket seat and waited patiently to make his move late in the lane. Tetrick tipped PBR Street Gang from behind the leader and he used the long Hoosier Park homestretch to his advantage to get the win in 1:52.2. The son of JK Endofanera-Love You Always scored the first win of his career from two lifetime outs. With the win, PBR Street Gang increased his lifetime purse earnings to $11,850 for owners Country Club Acres, J Sbrocco, M. Leeman, and L&H Mgmt Services. Madeline's Blk Jack played the role of favorite and looked every bit the part of a 1-5 shot scoring in his split of the stakes action. With Ricky Macomber Jr. in the bike, Madeline's Blk Jack made his game winning move down the backside and never looked back. Using a :26.3 closing kick, Madeline's Blk Jack coasted to the wire under a hand drive from Macomber and finished five lengths in front of his competition. With the win, the son of JK Endofanera-Honey's Luck remains undefeated in two starts. The 1:52.2 clocking established a new lifetime best for the colt. Madelines Blk Jack is owned by Madeline Farms and trained by Jamie Macomber. Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with an action packed 14-race card on Friday, July 24. Friday's racing action will be highlighted by the $100,000 Nadia Lobell Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies slated as the seventh race on 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. by Emily Ratliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

Anderson, IN--It was a soggy, rainy night at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 22 but the weather would not deter the two-year-old harness racing pacing fillies who were making their Indiana Sires Stakes debut. Two $41,500 divisions highlighted the evening's 14-race card. Hot Mess Express looked like anything but a hot mess after she turned in an impressive effort to capture the opening division of the stakes action with Sam Widger in the bike. Scoring in 1:53.4 over a track rated sloppy, Hot Mess Express made her Harrah's Hoosier Park debut a winning one and established a new lifetime mark in the process. Leaving from the trailing post ten, Hot Mess Express settled off the pace in fourth while Odds On Dead Heat and Peter Wrenn dictated first half fractions of :28.2 and :58.2. As the field approached the three-quarters, Widger gave his filly the green light and she marched to the front and quickly grabbed command. Reaching the three-quarters in 1:26.4, Hot Mess Express found another gear turning for home and simply paced away from her rivals, finishing three lengths in front of Odds On Dead Heat. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite, Hot Mess Express returned $3.60 to her betting backers. Jamaica Patton conditions and also co-owns the homebred filly with her breeders Nick, Madeline and Ethan Giberson, Hot Mess Express is now two for two in her young career. With the win, the daughter of Panther Hanover-My Heart Was True has earned $23,250 in purse earnings The fastest divisional winner of the evening was Somethingbeautiful in the second division of the stakes action. With LeWayne Miller in the bike, Somethingbeautiful utilized a decisive gate to wire effort to score in 1:53. Sent off at odds of 1-9, Miller put his filly on the front and she strolled through fractions of :28.2, :57.4 and 1:26.2. Turning for home, Somethingbeautiful appeared to save her best for last as she kicked home with a snappy :26.3 closing quarter to get the win by five lengths. Baci Baci and Ricky Macomber Jr. found late racing room to get up for second place honors. As the heavy betting favorite, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.40 at the betting windows. With the win, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand established a new lifetime best and remains unbeaten in two lifetime starts. Dylan Davis trains the filly for the ownership partnership of H. Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lomabardo. Somethingbeatiful increased her lifetime bankroll to $24,500. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, July 23 with four divisions for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Thursday'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 in Race 14. 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. by Emily Rafliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN -- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to the first two-year-old Indiana Sires Stakes event of the season on Tuesday, July 21 as the freshman trotting fillies opened their harness racing season in three divisions. In the opening division, it was the undefeated filly, Country Girl Charm, who continued her winning ways to deliver as the 1-9 favorite. With trainer, driver and co-owner, LeWayne Miller in the sulky, Country Girl Charm bested her rivals by nearly three lengths in 1:57.1 over a track rated good. After sitting fourth for the first-half of the mile, Country Girl Charm made her move just after the half and reached the front with authority. Using a :27.4 final panel, Country Girl Charm was able to hold off a late surge from Treasure Gems K and Trace Tetrick. As the heavy betting favorite, Country Girl Charm returned $2.20 to her backers at the betting windows. "She has trained down great," Miller noted. "She's done everything right up to this point and we are really excited about her future." With the win, the daughter of Whom Shall I Fear-Tymal Tatiana recorded her third straight victory this season. Country Girl Charm has now bankrolled $24,750 for the ownership partnership of Ryan Raber, Darvin Wagler, LeWayne Miller and Susan Garrels. Country Girl Charm was bred by Daniel Frey. In the second division of the stakes action, Trace Tetrick steered Swift Swanda to a decisive 1:57.2 score in her Harrah's Hoosier Park debut. Uninvolved in the early stages of the race, Tetrick was able to work out a perfect second-over trip and Swift Swanda used a :27.1 closing kick to seal the deal. Bad Shot and Marlin Fry finished second. As the 2-5 favorite, Swift Swanda returned $2.80 at the betting windows. Trained by Erv Miller, Swift Swanda is now two for two in her young career. Owned in partnership by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall established a new lifetime best with the victory. Swift Swanda has now earned $18,700 in purse earnings and was bred by Lavon Miller. The favorite trend continued in the third and final division of the stakes action as Four Under Par and Doug Rideout were victorious in 1:58. Four Under Par took control just before the half and never looked back. The filly cruised home in :28.1 to get the win by nearly three lengths over Real Diamonds K and Trace Tetrick. Sent off as the 7-5 second favorite, Four Under Par returned $4.80 to her backers at the betting windows. "All winter I thought she was a very nice filly," Rideout noted after the win. "Obviously, it took getting her here to really find out what we had but we are very happy with her." Rideout also trains the filly who scored her second win from three lifetime starts. The daughter of Swan For All-Saucy is owned in partnership by Julie Rideout, Alan White, and Dave Gamble and has now earned $18,250 in purse earnings. Four Under Par was bred Michael Wilt. Swift Swanda Indiana Sires Stakes action for the freshman competitors will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 22. The evening's 14-race card will feature two $41,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for two-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--Three-year-old pacing fillies were the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 17 as they squared off in the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action. Two $33,000 divisions were featured on the evening's 14-race card. In the first division, Mystical Carrie was a decisive gate to wire winner scoring in 1:50.2 with Trace Tetrick in the bike. After playing the bridesmaid in her first two starts of the season, Mystical Carrie scored her first win of her sophomore campaign and established a new lifetime best in the process. Mystical Carrie left alertly from post three to dictate first-half of fractions of :26.4 and :55.4. Reaching the three-quarters in 1:24.3, Mystical Carrie was still calling the shots as Genie Rockwell and Marlin Fry ranged up to apply pressure from first-over. Using a :25.4 closing kick, Mystical Carrie was able to turn back Genie Rockwell and finish six lengths to the good. As the 3-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie returned $3.20 to her backers at the betting windows. The homebred daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Mystical Victress notched her fifth lifetime win from 14 starts and pushed her lifetime bankroll to $74,650 for owners Mystical Marker Farms LLC. Mystical Carrie is conditioned by Erv Miller. The trip to the winner's circle with Mystical Carrie was one of five trips on the evening for Harrah's Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick. In the second division of the stakes action, Maggie Rhee made her first appearance in stakes company a winning one as she was a gritty winner in 1:51. Driven by Ricky Macomber Jr. for trainer Tim Wilson, Maggie Rhee moved first-over and was able to track down her rivals late in the lane to get the win by a head. The 1:51 clocking was a new lifetime best for the filly. Owned by Wilson Racing Stable, N.P Neff, M.J. Eichberger, Maggie Rhee recorded her sixth lifetime win from nine outings with the win. The daughter of Jereme's Jet-Bow Wow Wine has now amassed $46,788 in lifetime purse earnings. The win with Maggie Rhee was also one of three victories on the evening's 14-race card for driver Ricky Macomber Jr. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with two $34,500 divisions for three-year-old pacing colts featured on the evening's 14-race card. Saturday's racing action will also include a $15,000 Open Trot and a $15,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares. 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 live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

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