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ANDERSON, Ind.--July 16, 2020--Swan In Motion and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. turned in a dominant harness racing performance to find the winner's circle in the featured event of the evening, the lone $60,500 division of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 16. Scoring in 1:53.4, Swan In Motion recorded his third win from four outs this season. Leaving from post six in the field of nine, Swan In Motion was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in fourth. Alex Udell gave J-S Jasper his marching orders and he was the first to get a call through the opening quarter in :27.4. Flagman and Rick Plano grabbed a pocket seat while Simply Swan and Joe Putnam were next in line third. When the field reached the half in :57.3, Macomber Jr. gave his mount the green light and he quickly ranged up to take command. Swan In Motion was on top at the third station in 1:25.4. and never looked back. Using a :28 final panel, Swan In Motion coasted to the wire to finish nearly four lengths to the good. Flagman finished second while Brigotto and Sam Widger rallied well late for third. As the heavy 1-9 favorite, Swan In Motion returned $2.10 to his backers at the betting windows. Trained by Jamie Macomber, the son of Swan For All-Keystone Sadie has now won five of 15 lifetime starts while bankrolling $237,825 lifetime for owners M&M Racing and Norbert Joseph Maza. Swan In Motion was bred by Lyle Dean Slabach. For Team Macomber, it was one of three winners on the evening's 14-race card. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 17 with two $33,000 divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies. 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 | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

ANDERSON, IN -- May Baby continued her winnin Insert Special Characterg ways at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after capturing the co-featured event of the evening, a split of the $32,000 Indiana Sires Stakes ​for three-year-old trotting fillies, on Wednesday, July 15. Stopping the timer in 1:53.4, May Baby coasted to her third straight stakes win and remains undefeated this season for driver, trainer James Yoder. Using her customary front-stepping tactics, May Baby followed the wings of the gate and went straight to the front while Hotel Whiskey and John DeLong benefitted from a pocket trip. May Baby was able to stroll through pedestrian fractions of :28.3 and :58 while the rest of the field followed in single file line. When May Baby hit the three-quarters in 1:26.2, she began to put her talent on display and simply trot away from the rest of the field. Turning for home, May Baby was on top with a six length lead. Using a :27.2 final quarter, May Baby finished nearly ten lengths in front of La Nancio and Jared Finn. Hotel Whiskey and John DeLong rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy 1-9 favorite, May Baby returned $2.10 across the board. "This year she seems to be a lot healthier and even more sound," noted Yoder after the victory. "We had some foot issues with her last year. This year, she has really impressed me in carrying her speed a lot longer." "If all goes well, her next start will be in the Hambletonian Oaks elimination," he continued. "She will need to be healthy but it's looking like we're going to take a shot at it." Owned by Cheyenne Yoder, the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling improved her lifetime record to 13-9-1-1 while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $274,240. May Baby, who finished fourth in her Breeders Crown elimination as a freshman, was bred by Oakwood Farms. After playing the bridesmaid to May Baby in her first two starts of the season, Rock Swan stepped out of that role and back into the spotlight as she was able to draw away from her rival and trot to a decisive victory in the opening division of the stakes action. Sent off at odds of 1-9, Rock Swan went gate to wire to score her first win of the season in 1:54.2 and establish a new lifetime best in the process. Leaving from post six, Tetrick wasted no time and sent Rock Swan straight to the front through the opening quarter in :27.2. J-S Miss Carly and Ricky Macomber Jr. grabbed a pocket seat while Pretzel Party and Sam Widger were third. Rock Swan looked flawless on the front as she continued to lead the field through fractions of :56.2 and 1:25.1. Turning for home, Rock Swan separated herself from the rest of the field and coasted to the wire to finish nearly two lengths in front of J-S Miss Carly. Pretzel Party held on for third. For Rock Swan, a daughter of Swan For All-Jolly Jessica trained by Erv Miller, it was the first win of the season in three starts. Owned in partnership by S&R Racing and Anthony Lombardi, Rock Swan pushed her lifetime bankroll to $425, 356. The win was also one of seven wins on the program for Harrah's Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick. Tetrick, who currently leads all drivers for the season with 56 wins, scored seven wins on the evening's 14-race card. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 16 with one $60,500 division for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will continue to 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. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park   

ANDERSON, IN— July 4, 2020—After a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes action where favorites ruled the harness racing tote board, it was the three-year-old pacing fillies turn in the spotlight at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 4 and they provided the fireworks with upset victories in both divisions. Two $33,500 divisions highlighted the evening’s 14-race card that was held in front of spectators for the first time this season. In the first division, Dale Hiteman steered Rock It Out to victory to spring the 23-1 upset.  Utilizing a ground saving trip and a :26.2 closing kick, Rock It Out bested her rivals and stopped the timer in a new lifetime best of 1:51.4. Grace Rocks and Sam Widger were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :27 but yielded the lead to the heavily favored Foxy Rigger and Trace Tetrick just before the half in :55.2. Rock It Out was well placed along the rail in third. Foxy Rigger continued to call the shots through the three-quarters in 1:24.3 but the rest of the field was closing in quickly turning for home. Seventimesacharm and John DeLong were applying pressure from first-over but it was Rock It Out who was winding up to strike. Hiteman found late racing room and Rock It Out surged forward to get the win over Seventimesacharm by a head. Atoritotell and Peter Wrenn rallied well late in the lane to finish third. Rock It Out returned $49.60 to win. Trained by Donna Holt, Rock It Out recorded her fourth consecutive victory and remains undefeated at three. The daughter of Rockin Image-Musette Mindale pushed her lifetime earnings $55,775 and is owned by D&R Racing Stable. Rock It Out was bred by Cornerstone Stock Farm. In the second division of the stakes action, Genie Rockwell and Marlin Fry utilized a similar ground saving strategy to pull the 13-1 upset.  With a final quarter in an eye-popping :25.2., Genie Rockwell found late racing room up the inside and powered home a winner to stop the timer in a new lifetime best of 1:50.2. Heavily favorited Priceless and Brandon Bates went straight to the front through the opening panel in :26.4. Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick grabbed a pocket seat while Genie Rockwell settled along the rail in third. Bates was able to slow the tempo just a touch as Priceless clicked off fractions of :56.1 and 1:24.2. When the field turned for home, Mystical Carrie tipped from the pocket and was able to stick a nose in front of Priceless. Just as Mystical Carrie stuck a nose in front, Fry found late racing room and Genie Rockwell found another gear. Genie Rockwell got the win by a quarter of a length over Mystical Carrie. Priceless finished third. Genie Rockwell returned $28.40 to win. Trained by James Yoder, Genie Rockwell has now won two of three starts this season and pushed her lifetime bankroll to $58,185. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Norma Rockwell is owned by Marlin Fry who also bred the filly with Glen Hershberger. Live racing will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 7 with a 14-race card. Tuesday’s 14-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 pool with $2,355 in carryover money after there were no winners in Saturday’s pick-5 sequence. 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 upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN -- July 3, 2020--The Hoosier state's top three-year-old pacing colts were on display at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 3 as three $24,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes were featured on the evening's 14-race card. It was a good night at the office for driver Michael Oosting who doubled up in the stakes action. Oosting steered the fastest divisional winner of the night as Island Of The Sea used a front-stepping effort to score his third straight victory, tonight in 1:49.3. The 1:49.3 clocking equaled an established best as the sophomore colt remains undefeated in three starts at Hoosier Park this season. Island of the Sea was eased off the gate through the opening panel in :26.4 and settled along the rail in fourth. As soon as the field straightened away down the backside, Oosting gave his mount the green light and he quickly ranged up to take command. Island Of The Sea cruised through fractions of :55.3 and 1:23.1. Using a :26.2 final panel, Island Of The Sea was able to hold off a late surge from the defending divisional champion Odds On Osiris with Peter Wrenn. Odds On Osiris was forced to settle for second while The Candyman Can and Sam Widger utilized a ground saving trip to get up for third. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, Island Of The Sea returned $3.20 to win. Trained by Shane Bowermaster, Island Of The Sea recorded his third win from four seasonal starts. The gelded son of Always A Virgin-Trinity Island pushed his lifetime earnings to $48,000 for his owners Eric and Lisa Ell. Oosting scored his second stakes win with trainer Tom Simmon's Frontier Rollo, who captured his first Indiana Sires Stakes victory with an impressive 1:50.2 score in the final division. Frontier Rollo utilized a pocket trip to record his fourth straight victory this season. With a :26.2 final quarter, Frontier Rollo came out on top after a very tight photo with Frankiepark and Ricky Macomber Jr. Owned by David Arrenholz and Benita Simmons, Frontier Rollo has now won five of 13 lifetime starts. The 1:50.2 clocking also established a new lifetime best for the son of Time To Roll-Incredible Dodger. Caribbean Escape turned in a gritty performance to deliver as the heavy favorite in the second split of the stakes action with driver John DeLong in the bike. Sent off at odds of 9-5, DeLong let Caribbean Escape settle off the gate along the rail in fifth. DeLong brushed Caribbean Escape to the front down the backside reaching command just before the three-quarter clocking in 1:23.1. As the field began to close in on the leader, Caribbean Escape dug in gamely late in the late to fend off all challenges and get the win by a length in 1:50. Trained by K. Dean Glispie, Caribbean Escape recorded his first win of the season and second lifetime victory from eight starts. Owned in partnership by K. Dean Glispie, Barbara Schlagetter, and Gail Potter, the son of Bring On The Beach-Caribbean pushed his lifetime bankroll to $28,892. Live racing continues at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 4 with 14-race card featuring two divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies. On Saturday, Harrah's Hoosier Park will officially welcome spectators back for live racing for the first time this season. Harrah's Hoosier Park will operate at reduced capacity, in accordance with State of Indiana and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission guidelines. In addition, simulcast operations will also resume at 11:00 am on Saturday. 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 upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 26, 2020 -- Indiana Sires Stakes Champion Priceless backed up her 1-5 favoritism in the $30,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for harness racing three-year-old pacing fillies to win her seasonal debut at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 26. With trainer Brandon Bates in the sulky, Priceless used her customary front stepping tactics to best her rivals in 1:52. Leaving from post two, Priceless battled with divisional rival Foxy Rigger and Trace Tetrick to the quarter pole in :26. Foxy Rigger got the first call but would yield the lead to Priceless just before the half in :55.1. Priceless cruised to the three-quarters in 1:24.3 and was then joined on the outside by Grace Rocks and LeWayne Miller. Sprinting home in :27.2., Priceless was able to put away Grace Rocks and held off a late surge from a fast closing Sweet Filly and Michael Oosting to get the win by a quarter of a length. Sweet Filly was forced to settle for second while Foxy Rigger rounded out the trifecta. Priceless returned $2.60 to her betting backers. After winning seven of 11 seasonal starts and $347,162 in her freshman campaign, Priceless is owned by Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung. The daughter of Rockin Image-Btwnyurheartnmine is expected to make her next start in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, July 4. The evening also featured two $20,000 divisions of the Star Destroyer Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Island Of The Sea and Michael Oosting delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the opening division to stop the timer 1:50.4. Scoring in near gate to wire fashion, Island Of The Sea utilized a :26.4 closing kick to get the win by nearly four lengths. It was the second straight Hoosier Park victory for the gelded son of Always A Virgin-Trinity Island in just three starts this season. Trained by Shane Bowermaster, Island Of The Sea has now earned $36,000 lifetime and is owned by Eric Ell and Lisa Ell. Island Of The Sea In the second division for the pacing colts and geldings, Roll With Jr and John DeLong also used a front-stepping effort to find the wire first in 1:51.2 for trainer Jeff Cullipher. Roll With Jr left alertly from post three to dictate fractions of :27.1, :54.3 and 1:23.3. The field was tightly packed turning for home and looked poised to pounce on the leader. Roll With Jr dug in gamely late in the lane to repel a charge from High Impression and Sam Widger to get the win by three parts of a length. In his first start of the season, Roll With Jr recorded the first win of his sophomore campaign and fourth win lifetime. The son of Roll With Joe-No One Is Alone has now bankrolled $176,516 for owners Pollack Racing LLC and Jeff Cullipher. It was also a big night for veteran driver Sam Widger who won seven of the 14 races on the evening's program. Widger, who finished second in the leading driver standings at Harrah's Hoosier Park in 2019, is currently third on the leading driver standings through nine nights of live racing with 17 wins. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 27 with a 14-race card. 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 live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 24, 2020--Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted the first stakes event of the 2020 live harness racing season on Wednesday, June 24 with the $33,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies highlighting the evening's 14-race card. As the top two-year-old trotting fillies in the Hoosier state last season, Rock Swan and May Baby picked up right where they left off and renewed their rivalry in the first starts of their three-year-old campaigns. May Baby, with trainer James Yoder in the bike, utilized a pocket trip to get up in the final strides of the mile and put a nose in front of Rock Swan and Trace Tetrick. The fillies hit the line together in 1:52.3 and just missed the track record for three-year-old trotting fillies at Hoosier Park by one fifth of a second. Leaving from post five in an abbreviated field of five, Tetrick sent Rock Swan to the front and she quickly grabbed command through the opening panel in :27.2. May Baby was content to grab the pocket seat while Shape Shifter and Peter Wrenn were next in line third. Rock Swan clicked off fractions of :56.2 and 1:25.0 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. As the field turned for home, Yoder tipped May Baby out from the pocket and the stage was set for a battle to the wire. The two fillies matched strides down the long Hoosier Park stretch and neither appeared willing to accept defeat. Ultimately, May Baby prevailed in a tight photo and established a new lifetime best in the process. May Baby returned $3.40 to her backers for the victory. With the win, May Baby pushed her lifetime bankroll to $241,990 and has now won seven of 11 of her lifetime outings. The daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling is owned by Cheyenne Yoder and was bred by Oakwood Farms. May Baby is expected to make her next start in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for three-year-old trotting fillies at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, July 1. Live racing action continues at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, June 24 with a 14-race card featuring the $20,000 Cliff Booth Pacing Series Final and the $20,000 Rick Dalton Pacing Series Final. The Star Destroyer Stakes will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, June 25 with two $20,000 divisions for three-year-old pacing colts and one $30,000 division for three-year-old pacing fillies on the evening's 14-race card. 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 live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 16, 2020--After a successful opening night of the 2020 live harness racing season on Tuesday, June 16, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence when live racing resumes on Wednesday, June 17. The pick-4 sequence went unsolved on Tuesday as longshots prevailed throughout the 14-race card and put an interesting spin on the opening evening action. A $4,882.94 carry-over will kick-start the $20,000 Guaranteed Pool set for Wednesday. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for Wednesday's 14-race card. Three divisions of the $9,000 Jerry Landess Pacing Series and three divisions of the $9,000 Mya Tri Trotting Series will highlight Wednesday's action. The Pick-4 begins in the third race and will continue through the sixth race. Approximate post time for the first leg of the wager, the third race, is 7:06 p.m. (est.). Free past performances for Wednesday's 14-race card will be available on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website along with free past performances for the pick-4 sequence available on the United States Trotting Association website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on Hoosier Park's website and The United States Trotting Association's website. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature a 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21 and held in a spectator free manner until further notice.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 10, 2020--Harrah's Hoosier Park is officially set to begin the 27th season of live harness racing on Tuesday, June 16. In close coordination with industry stakeholders and government regulators, Harrah's Hoosier Park has outlined a detailed plan to safely host its first card of racing since the end of the 2019 season. Entries for the season opener will be drawn on Thursday, June 11 with the box closing at 1 p.m. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature a reduced number of live racing programs with 111 racing days and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21 and held in a spectator free manner until further notice. "I want to again thank Governor Eric Holcomb, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Indiana Standardbred Association and Caesars Entertainment for all the hard work and collaboration that went into making the start of horse racing in Indiana possible," said Rick Moore, Harrah's Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing. "We share a full commitment to the success of the racing program and look forward to presenting a racing season that all stakeholders will be proud of." All of Harrah's Hoosier Park's familiar betting options are back with a few updates featured for the 2020 season. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will once again feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool on Thursday nights in races 3 through 6. Hoosier Park will also continue to offer other specialty guaranteed wagers on various nights throughout the season. Harrah's Hoosier Park is proud to offer a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program every Tuesday through Friday for the duration of the live racing season. With an industry low takeout of 12% and a minimum wager of 20 cents, the Hoosier High-5, which requires a bettor to select the first five finishers in a race in exact order, will be offered on the last race each night, provided there are at least seven entrants. If there are no winning tickets sold, the net money wagered that day will be carried over to the next day's Hoosier High-5 pool. Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a free, live racing program online for the first week of live racing and every Friday throughout the racing season. In addition, Hoosier Park will feature a free Trackmaster tipsheet available for download and several other free handicapping tools available on the Hoosier Park website. Harrah's Hoosier Park will once again place an emphasis on an expanded social media campaign to raise awareness and engagement around this year's racing season. Racing fans will have the ability to ask questions, post comments and participate in promotions using social media. Utilizing the hashtag #PlayHP, racing fans and participants are encouraged to follow Harrah's Hoosier Park on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information and promotions. One of the most highly anticipated weekends on the 2020 harness racing calendar will take place in October as Harrah's Hoosier Park will welcome the coveted Breeders Crown events back to Indiana on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. After an overwhelmingly successful event in 2017, Harrah's Hoosier Park will play host to all 12 year-end championship races, worth a combined $6 million. In addition to the Breeders Crown events and activities, Hoosier Park will host an extended stakes schedule throughout the 2020 racing season worth nearly a combined $3 million. The stakes season, which remained virtually unchanged, will feature several Grand Circuit stops and Hoosier Park's signature pacing event, the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, which is slated for Friday, August 14. The Indiana Sires Stakes season will kick-off at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, July 1. For more information on the live racing and stakes schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, IN --March 6, 2020-- With the return of live harness racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino less than a month away, final preparations for the 2020 season are underway throughout the property. Opening Day of the 160-day meet is set for Friday, March 27. Offering an extended racing calendar this season, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will take on a slightly new format for the 27th season. Live racing will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then a resume a Wednesday through Saturday schedule throughout the month of April. Beginning in May, Harrah's Hoosier Park will resume a Tuesday through Saturday racing schedule through the month of October. The meet will extend three weeks into the month of November with a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule and conclude on November 21. Live racing at Hoosier Park will begin each night with a 6:30 p.m. post time. The barn area and dormitories will officially open on Saturday, March 7 for those horsemen allotted stalls to begin moving in horses and equipment. The track will open for training on Monday, March 9 from the hours of 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Paddock and ship-in area will also be open starting March 9th for those horsemen wishing to ship-in and train. All days of training will be subject to weather permitting. All horses entering the grounds must have all valid paperwork available before being allowed entry to the grounds. When horsemen arrive to the backside they be welcomed by a number upgrades to the barn area. The track kitchen underwent remodeling and improvements in preparation for the upcoming season. In addition, new lighting, rubber mats and signage have been installed in the paddock in a continued effort to provide a superior racing facility. The first round of qualifiers is slated for Wednesday, March 14th with an estimated start time of 10 a.m. Qualifiers will continue to follow a Wednesday and Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the season. There will be no qualifiers on Saturday, March 21. One of the most highly anticipated weekends on the 2020 harness racing calendar will take place in October as Harrah's Hoosier Park will welcome the coveted Breeders Crown events back to Indiana on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. After an overwhelmingly successful event in 2017, Harrah's Hoosier Park will play host to all 12 year-end championship races, worth a combined $6 million. In addition to the Breeders Crown events and activities, Hoosier Park will host an extensive stakes schedule throughout the 2020 racing season worth nearly a combined $4 million. Hoosier Park's signature pacing event, the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, is slated for Friday, August 14. 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, Ind.--November 9, 2019--Harrah's Hoosier Park concluded the 26th season of live harness racing with a 13-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 9. In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded. On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his sixth consecutive and eighth leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who is also currently the fourth leading driver in the country by wins, was officially recognized as the 2019 leading driver with 328 victories while amassing over $4.4 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. Sam Widger finished second with 303 victories with John DeLong in third with 256 trips to the winner's circle. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $55 million mark in purse earnings in the bike. As the all-time leading driver in Hoosier Park history, Tetrick recorded his best season to date in 2017 with over $6.8 million in purse earnings and 569 victories. This season, Tetrick recorded his 5,000th career victory earlier in the year and also posted his fourth consecutive season with earnings over the $5 million mark. "I want to thank the owners, trainers, and grooms who put me in the position where I can do well every night," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "I'm always focusing on one race at a time and my goal is to win that race. I've had great horses to drive all season and have been lucky to be in the right spots at the right time. I am going to take a few weeks off and take a little vacation before getting back to work at the first of the year and of course, look forward to being ready to go back here in March." "The support of my family and friends has been great," he continued. "My wife Sandy and I are extremely lucky--we welcomed our daughter Chloe this year--and we are surrounded by a lot of great people." Jeff Cullipher, who took home Hoosier Park's top training honors in 2017 and 2018, was officially recognized as the leading trainer of the 2019 season. The Cullipher Stable had an impressive 108 wins and amassed over $1.7 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. Peter Redder finished second in the leading trainer standings with 62 wins while Jamie Macomber finished third with 61. After recording his first million dollar season as a trainer in 2017 with his stable netting over $1.2 million in purse earnings and 102 victories, Cullipher has not looked back. In 2019, the Henderson, Kentucky native has doubled his stats from the past two seasons and is in the midst of his best season to date. Cullipher has sent out 167 winners and surpassed the $3 million mark in purse earnings this season. "I have to thank the people around me," Cullipher said. "My family, the owners, and all of my employees have gotten me to this point. My owner--Tom Pollack--keeps me sharp and has always keeps fresh horses in the barn. There is no off-season, we will continue to work hard and hopefully improve off of this season next year." The Saturday night program wrapped up an extremely successful season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all of the fans, bettors and horsemen who helped make the 2019 season at Hoosier Park an overwhelming success. "As we bring down the curtain on the 26th season of harness racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment and thank everyone who contributed to another amazing race meet," said Harrah's Hoosier Park Vice President and General Manager of Racing Rick Moore. "And a special thanks to our horsemen for putting on a show each and every night that we were proud to send out to over 500 wagering outlets. As I say repeatedly the racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park is as good as you will find in all of North America." "Best wishes to all as we head into the off-season," he continued. "We are already looking forward to 2020 and in particular the return of the coveted Breeders Crown!" 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, Ind.--Nov. 1, 2019--Grand Circuit harness racing action was back in the spotlight at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, November 1 as some of the sport's brightest stars ventured to Hoosier Park for the final night of Grand Circuit racing this season. The evening's 12-race card was highlighted by the $120,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old filly trotters, The $120,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies, The $220,000 Carl Erskine Memorial for three-year-old colt trotters, and The $225,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts. After making a costly break in the $500,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old colt trot last week, Don't Let'em was out for redemption and rebounded with authority in the $220,000 Carl Erskine Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings. The cold temperatures didn't seem to deter Don't Let'em and Yannick Gingras as they stopped the timer in 1:51.4 to re-establish the track record for three-year-old colt trotters. The previous mark of 1:52.1 was set by What The Hill in Breeders Crown action in 2017. Sent off as the heavy betting favorite, Don't Let 'em left alertly from post two but Mass Fortune K and Matt Kakaley were a step quicker through the opening quarter in :27.4. Gingras moved Don't Let 'Em to the front just before the half in :55.1 and was immediately joined on the outside by Pilot Discretion and Andrew McCarthy. Don't Let 'Em was able to turn back Pilot Discretion through the three-quarters in 1:23.2 and was on top with a two length lead turning for home. Using a :28.2 final quarter, Don't Let 'em stayed on task and trotted strong to the wire finishing five lengths in front of late-closing Chin Chin Hall and Peter Wrenn. Pilot Discretion held on for third. "He's going to drive me crazy," trainer Nancy Johansson noted with a smile after the victory. "It's just whatever horse shows up. He obviously has tremendous speed. He has tremendous speed and the talent, he just needs to behave. I never know what horse is going to show up but when he is on his game, he's incredible" With the win, the son of Muscle Hill-Passageway recorded his fourth win from 13 outs this season and sports a 23-8-5-0 lifetime record. Owned by Brittany Farms, C. Takter, J. Fielding, and H. Liverman, Don't Let'em has amassed $569,967 in lifetime purse earnings. Don't Let'em was bred by Brittany Farms, LLC. One of the biggest upsets of the night came in the very next race on the program as De Los Cielos Deo and Matt Kakaley got up in the final strides of the mile to upset the heavily favored Hickfromfrenchlick in the $225,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. De Los Cielos Deo stopped the timer in 1:49.2. De Los Cielos Deo and Matt Kakaley pull the upset in the $225,000 Monument Circle Pace   (Photo courtesy of Linscott Photography) With an eight race-win streak on the line, Hickfromfrenchlick went to the front from post eight to dictate fractions of :26.4, :54.3 and 1:22.1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. De Los Cielos Deo sat patiently in third for much of the mile but was in perfect striking position turning for home. Kakaley tipped De Los Cielos Deo and he found a :26.3 closing kick to track down Hickfromfrenchlick late in the lane. Dealer's Table and Sam Widger utilized a ground saving trip to round out the trifecta. De Los Cielos Deo returned $10.40 to his backers at the betting windows. "I was confident coming into tonight," Kakaley said in the winner's circle. "He was good last week in the Breeders Crown. He's been pretty inconsistent but I knew if he showed up tonight he'd be good. I've only driven him a couple times but he's got the speed. The way the trip worked out for him tonight was beautiful." With the win, De Los Cielos Deo recorded his second win from 17 outs this season for trainer Ron Burke. The son of Captaintreacherous-Lisjune has now earned $425,080 in lifetime purse earnings and is owned in partnership by Burke Racing Stable, Larry Karr, J&T Silva, Purnel & Libby, and Weaver Bruscemi. De Los Cielos Deo was bred by Louis Willinger and Deo Volente Farms. Trainer Nancy Johannsson teamed up with Yannick Gingras for two winner's on the evening's program as the duo first found the winner's circle with The Ice Dutchess in the $120,000 Crossroads of America. After finishing third in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park last week, Gingras guided the post-time favorite to a 1:53 victory over Pure Chance and Trace Tetrick. Utilizing a final quarter of :27:0, The Ice Dutchess was able to overcome a first-over trip and dug in gamely late in the lane to cross the wire four lengths to the good. The Ice Dutchess returned $4.20 to win for her backers at the betting windows. The Ice Dutchess has now won 11 of 27 lifetime starts and boasts a lifetime bankroll of $774,029 for owners Coyote Wynd Farms. The daughter of Muscle Hill-The Ice Queen was bred by Stephen Dey and David Reid. Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly Sunny Dee made her Harrah's Hoosier Park debut a winning one after she went gate to wire in The $100,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial. The Canadian homebred bested her competition in 1:52 with driver Tim Tetrick in the bike for trainer Robert McIntosh. Sunny Dee made her game winning move down the backside and was able to hold off a hard charging JK American Beauty and Brett Miller late in the lane to get the win and deliver as the post-time favorite. Fully A Virgin and Michael Oosting also rallied well late for third. With the win, the daughter of Sunshine Beach-West of LA, now sports a lifetime bankroll of $436,595 having won 13 of 22 starts. The filly is owned by and was bred by Robert McIntosh Stables, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh holdings. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, November 2 with a 10-race card with an adjusted post time of 7:10pm. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9.   Emily Ratcliff  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.--October 4, 2019--Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes filled harness racing card on Friday, October 4 and showcased a preview of what to expect for next week's Hoosier Champions Night. Two divisions for the sophomore pacers of both sexes highlighted the evening's 14-race card as they brought the curtain down and completed the eighth and final round of their preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action. All of the evening's winners stamped their tickets to compete for next week's season culminating $2 million Hoosier Champions Night on Friday, October 11. Trainer Melissa Essig sent two horses postward and scored a training double in stakes action on the evening. Shamwow and LeWayne Miller utilized their customary late rally to best their rivals and take the first $48,5000 division for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Stopping the timer in 1:50, Shamwow used the long Hoosier Park stretch to his advantage and an impressive :25 closing kick to track down Tellmeaboutit and Michael Oosting steps before the wire. "We wanted to race him off the pace again," Miller noted about the colt's trip. "He's extremely quick. He has a really quick turn of foot and they have done a great job teaching him to race and how to use his speed. He's really sharp right now." Unraced as a two-year-old, the homebred son of Always A Virgin-Bolero Takara notched his sixth win from nine starts this season. Owned by Cornerstone Stock Farm, Shamwow has yet to finish worse than second in his young career and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $121,125. Team Essig would find the winner's circle just a few races later after the heavily favored Little Rocket Man and Trace Tetrick arrived late on the scene to score in 1:49.4 in their split of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. After sitting last for much of the mile, Tetrick waited to make his move and when he did Little Rocket Man went from last to first with a :26 final quarter to get the win. Also unraced as a two-year-old, Little Rocket Man has made up for lost times at three. With 16 lifetime starts, the gelded son of Rockin Image-GT Miss Royal owns a 16-11-1-1 record. Little Rocket Man has now earned $170,380 in lifetime purse earnings for Russell Beeman and Jack Freeman. The Hoosier state's top three-year-old pacing fillies turned in impressive performances of their own as they squared off in two $48,500 divisions. Divisional leader Fully A Virgin continued her winning ways and scored in the first split with Mike Oosting in the bike. Stopping the timer in 1:50.2, Fully A Virgin powered past her tiring rivals and held off all challengers late in the lane to get the win by nearly two lengths. "She's so laid back and easy on herself all the time, I think that's why she is so fresh and sound at this point in the season," trainer Shane Bowermaster noted after the win. "That, and the fact that Mike (Oosting) has driven her absolutely flawless every single start for me-- I owe a lot to Mike for taking care of her and now I can really do my job and make sure she is ready to go for next week." Fully A Virgin                                                                          --Linscott Photography With the win, Fully A Virgin improved her record to 15-7-4-2 this season. Owned and bred by Emerald Highlands Farm, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Full Of Gold pushed her lifetime purse earnings to $229,680. After it appeared it was going to be a night for favorites, This Peach Rocks and Ross Leonard pulled off the slight upset in the second division of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies. Leonard wasted no time and sent This Peach Rocks to the front from post one and she made every call a winning one, scoring in 1:51.2. Leonard also trains the daughter of Rockin Image-Peachy Yankee who recorded her fourth win of the season from 20 trips behind the gate. Owned and bred by Victory Hill Farm, This Peach Rocks pushed her lifetime purse earnings over the $100,000 mark with the win. All of the evening's winners will return and compete for divisional honors next Friday at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The top ten point earners from each division will be showcased in the $250,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. Taking on a new format for the 2019 season, the $250,000 Super Finals will mark the richest offering of Indiana Sires Stakes Finals ever contested at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The fields and post positions for the Super Finals will be drawn on Tuesday, October 8. In addition to all of the stakes action on the evening's 14-race card, the Hoosier High-5 went unsolved after Peter Dalt and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled off a big upset in the last race of the evening. With a carryover in excess of $8,000, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a $25,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 for the 13-race card on Saturday, October 5. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. 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.--October 4, 2019 -- Indiana's top three-year-old colt trotters and two-year-old colt pacers wrapped up their harness racing preliminary rounds of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, October 3. With two divisions for each featured on the evening's card, the divisional stars padded their division leading point totals and looked primed heading into Indiana's biggest night of racing. With over $2 million in purses on the line, the Indiana Sires Stakes season will culminate on Friday, October 11 with the annual Hoosier Champions Night. In the opening division of the stakes action, two-year-old pacing colt Clever Character continued his winning ways and used a gate-to-wire effort to score in 1:53. With Dale Hiteman in the bike, Clever Character left assertively from post nine and stayed game all the way to the wire to record his fourth straight stakes victory. "He really is getting better with every start," Hiteman noted. "I think it's easier on him on the front but he can race any way really--he makes it look easy." Trained and owned by Timothy Smith, the gelded son Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight has now won six starts and has yet to finish worse than second in eight lifetime starts. With the win, Clever Character now sports a lifetime bankroll of $162,875. Not to be outdone, Odds On Osiris turned in a decisive performance of his own to capture the second division for the two-year-old colt pacers and deliver as the heavy post time favorite. With driver Peter Wrenn in the bike, Odds On Osiris moved first-over and employed a :25.2 final panel to get the win by two lengths in 1:53. "He was pretty good tonight," Wrenn noted. "His blood was off last week and I think he lost a little bit of his edge but he was much better tonight. That was a big effort. I feel pretty good going into next week." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Odds On Osiris sports a 8-5-1-1 record while earning $188,145 in purse earnings this season. The son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover is owned by Odds On Racing. A total of 15 sophomore trotting colts and geldings squared off in two $47,500 divisions. What A Swan and Casey Leonard turned a pocket trip into a 1:55.2 victory in the opening division of the stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Using a :27 final quarter, What A Swan tracked down Swan On A Mission and John DeLong to get the win by a neck. Trained by William Crone, What A Swan recorded his fourth win from 18 trips behind the gate this season. Owned by John Barnard, the son of Swan For All-Tanya's Legacy sent his lifetime purse earnings over the $100,000 mark with the win. In the second division, Swandre The Giant and David Miller looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as they powered away from the gate and never looked back en route to a 1:54 victory. The Ron Burke trainee used a :26.4 closing kick to get the win by a length and a half over the pocket-sitting Martini Show and Sam Widger and record his second straight stakes victory in doing so. "I think he gets over this track a little better than other places," Miller noted after the win. "He's pretty handy. He gets out, he can rate his own mile and he does his job well." Swandre The Giant With the win, Swandre The Giant recorded his fifth win of the season from 13 outs. With the win, the sophomore son of Swan For All-Adagio pushed his lifetime bankroll to $520,743 for owners Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva Stables LLC, and H.A. Taylor. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with a stakes-filled 14-race card on Friday, October 4. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. 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, Ind.--September 19, 2019-- Fresh off a big night of Grand Circuit harness racing action, two divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies were the featured attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. The sophomore pacing fillies have now completed seven rounds of their eight round series. The Indiana Sires Stakes season will culminate with the $250,000 Super Finals for each division on October 11. In the opening division, Play For Pay and driver Brandon Bates switched up their tactics and opted for a trip off the pace and came charging late in the lane to score in 1:51.1. Dojea Rita and Charlie Conrad were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :27.1 before yielding the lead to Lady Capulet and Michael Oosting just before the half. Lady Capulet clicked off fractions of :55.2 and 1:23.2 and when the field turned for home, it was a cavalry charge to the wire. Using the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage, Play For Pay tipped off tiring cover and used a :26.3 closing kick to get the win by a head. Pure Maid and LeWayne Miller finished second while This Peach Rocks and Ross Leonard rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 5-1, Play For Pay returned $13.60 at the betting windows. Trained by Michael Arnold, Play For Pay recorded her fourth win from 15 starts this season. The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Fox Valley Ivy now sports a lifetime bankroll of $162,335 and is owned by Ira Steinberg. Fully A Virgin and Michael Oosting used similar tactics to get up in the final strides of the mile and capture the second division of the stakes action in 1:50.1. Utilizing a :25.4 closing quarter, Fully A Virgin tipped off cover and powered home a winner to stick a nose in front of stablemate Pansy's Image and Trace Tetrick. Rockin Nola and Joey Putnam also rallied well late to finish third. The 1:50.1 clocking was a new lifetime best for the Shane Bowermaster trainee and the third win from her last four outs. With the win, the homebred daughter of Always A Virgin-Full Of Gold recorded her sixth win from 14 starts this season. Owned and bred by Emerald Highlands Farm, Fully A Virgin has now amassed $205,180 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, September 24 with an 11-race card. 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 9. 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, Ind.--September 19, 2019--Grand Circuit harness racing action will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the fourth time this season on Friday, September 20 and with it, bring some of the top rated horses in all of North America. With purses topping the $1.2 million mark, Harrah's Hoosier Park will host a standout card that includes the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $215,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, the $170,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace, the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, and the $125,000 Elevation Pace. First post is 6:30 p.m. A talented field of ten will be sent postward in this year's edition of the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic. Maple Leaf Trot winner Guardian Angel As has been enlisted as the 5-2 morning line choice from post position ten with Tim Tetrick in the bike. Trained by Anette Lorentzon, the five-year-old son of Archangel-Provide As has won seven of eleven outings while bankrolling $637,034 in purse earnings this season. Marion Marauder captured last year's edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic and will start from post one with regular pilot Scott Zeron in the bike. Trained by Paula Wellwood, the trotting Triple Crown champion 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 five millionaires and three Indiana-sired trotters. The Hoosier state will be well represented as Bridge To Jesse's, Fiftydallarbill, and Hannelore Hanover will look to capture Indiana's richest trotting event. Hannelore Hanover is also in search of her second Caesars Trotting Classic win after she was victorious in the 2016 edition of the race with Yannick Gingras in the bike. Hannelore Hanover has drawn post eight for trainer Ron Burke and has been tabbed 6-1 on the morning line. Not to be outdone by their trotting counterparts, an accomplished field of ten will line up behind the gate for the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. After finishing second in the 2019 Dan Patch Stakes, McWicked will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park and will play the role of morning line favorite from post four. Trained by Casie Coleman, McWicked finished second to Lazarus N in the 2018 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and is in search of his first victory from eight starts over the Hoosier Park oval. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered on the evening's 14-race card. A $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta will be available in the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, slated as the eleventh race on the program, and a $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta in the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the twelfth race on the program. Each wager has a minimum bet of 10 cents and is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. In conjunction with the racing action, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host "Community Night at the Races" in honor of all of the Anderson & Madison County students. The evening celebration will include free games, activities, contests, face painting, live entertainment, carnival fare and giveaways. The popular harness racing podcast 'Post Time with Mike and Mike' will join in the racing festivities as they host a live remote at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday. Those tuning into the Mike and Mike program will hear live interviews, racing coverage and more. Friday's stakes filled card is part of Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2019 Championship Meet, which features a $4 million stakes schedule. The twelve-week championship stretch, which kicked off on Friday, August 9 with the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes, will offer an unparalleled series of high caliber stakes race. 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 9. 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.--September 17, 2018-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino kicked off a busy week of live racing action on Tuesday, September 17 with two $65,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the two-year-old harness racing colt and gelding trotters. After tasting defeat in their last stakes engagements, TJ's Top Pick and Brigotto rebounded impressively to score in their respective divisions and deliver as the heavy post time favorites. The freshman trotting colts have now completed the fifth preliminary round of their six round series as they look toward the $250,000 Super Finals slated for October 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. After making an uncharacteristic break in his last start, TJ's Top Pick looked every bit the part of a 1-5 favorite this week, going gate to wire in 1:54.2. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, TJ's Top Pick went straight to the front and clicked off fractions of :28, :57.1 and 1:26.2. Turning for home, TJ's Top Pick was on top with a four length lead and used a :28 closing quarter to coast on to the wire in front of Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr. Rocket Lee Breeze and Jared Finn rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, TJ's Top Pick returned $2.60 at the betting windows. "Last week, he was just too keyed up," trainer Jeff Cullipher noted of his stable standout in the winner's circle. "He tied up and it just wasn't his night. Tonight, he was much better. He's pretty straight forward when it comes to maintaining him." With the win, TJ's Top Pick pushed his lifetime bankroll to $145,871. The gelded son of Swan For All-J A's Ayd has now won six of seven lifetime starts and is owned in partnership by Jeff Cullipher, Pollack Racing, and Trace Tetrick. TJ's Top Pick was bred by Freeman Bontrager. In the second division of the stakes action, Brigotto was a two-move winner in 1:55.4. With driver Sam Widger in the bike, Brigotto was eased off the gate through the opening panel in :28.1. When the field hit the half in :58, Widger gave Brigotto the green light and he ranged up to take the lead before yielding to Dude Included and Verlin Yoder. Dude Included led the field through the three-quarters in 1:27.1 but Brigotto found late racing room up the inside and surged past his rivals late in the lane. After All Paul and Doug Rideout also rallied well late but were forced to settle for second while Simply Swan and Joe Putnam finished third. As the even money favorite, Brigotto returned $4.20 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's a very handy little horse," Widger noted after the victory. "He's getting better and stronger with every start and really learning to be a race horse." With the win, the son of Bluto-Dream Act recorded his second win from eight lifetime outings. Bred by Pond-A-Acres, Brigotto is trained by Rodney Debeck and has now earned $75,441 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, September 19 with a 12-race card. The evening's 12-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Hoosier High-5 in Race 12. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

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