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Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is pleased to announce that veteran trackman Gary Wolff has recently been named Track Superintendent and will return to Hoosier Park for the 2016 live harness racing season. Wolff previously held the position of track superintendent at Hoosier Park in 2008 before most recently serving as track superintendent at The Meadowlands in New Jersey. Wolff brings more than 40 years of experience in the horse racing industry and nearly 25 as a track superintendent to his position at Hoosier Park. Acting as superintendent, Wolff will be in charge of the condition of the racing surface as well as overseeing the entire track operations and staff. Wolff began his career at Buffalo Raceway, where he worked from 1974 until 1992, concluding that time as track superintendent. He previously served as track superintendent at Freehold Raceway (1999-2008) and Garden State Park (1992-1999) along with working as a consultant for the 2008 Breeders Cup and Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. "Hoosier Park could not be more pleased with the announcement of Gary Wolff as our new Track Superintendent," Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "Gary is widely respected throughout the industry and shares Hoosier Park's commitment to providing the safest racing surface possible for our horsemen and equine athletes." "As we begin preparations to host the 2017 Breeders Crown at Hoosier Park, the addition of Gary to our team could not be better timed," Moore continued. "Gary is as good as it gets in this business." Wolff and his crew will be busy preparing the racing surface for Hoosier Park's 23rd season of live harness racing that commences on April 1, 2016. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. With a new, daily post time of 5:45 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through Nov. 12, 2016. For more information on the upcoming harness racing season or the live entertainment schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

INDIANAPOLIS - February 1, 2016 - Centaur Gaming announced today that Brian Elmore, vice president of racing, will retire on Friday, Feb. 26 after more than 40 years in the racing industry and nearly two decades with the company. Elmore currently oversees all racing related operations for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Centaur Gaming's two central-Indiana racetrack casino properties. "Throughout my more than 40 years in the racing industry, I've had the opportunity to work at nearly every level and for multiple operators, and I can truly say that my years with Centaur Gaming have been my best and most rewarding," said Elmore when asked about his upcoming retirement. "To be a part of a company that is committed to the advancement of horse racing is something that is rare in our industry. I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve in this capacity and to work with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, multiple Indiana horsemen associations, and Centaur's more than 2,000 dedicated team members who all share my same passion for the sport." Elmore, having served in multiple executive-level racing positions for Centaur Gaming, was instrumental in the opening of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Indiana's first racetrack casino, as well as positioning both Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand as award-winning horse racing destinations. Centaur Gaming chairman and CEO Rod Ratcliff lauded Elmore's career with Centaur Gaming, "Indiana's horse racing industry has grown significantly over the last two decades, and Brian has been there the entire time working to provide our guests and horsemen with a superior racing experience while helping build a foundation for the success we see today. On behalf of the entire Centaur Gaming team, we wish him the best in retirement." Prior to joining Centaur Gaming, Elmore served as vice president and general manager of Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky and Bandera Downs in Bandera, Texas. Elmore also served as a member of the Thoroughbred Racing Association. "Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand have grown into nationally-recognized, premier racing facilities and Brian's hard work and dedication has significantly contributed to that effort," said Jim Brown, Centaur Gaming's president and COO. "We are grateful for Brian's leadership and passion for Indiana's horse racing industry and his exceptional commitment to its advancement." Rick Moore, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's vice president and general manager of racing as well as Jon Schuster, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino's vice president and general manager of racing, both accomplished racing executives, will continue in their roles leading the day-to-day racing operations for both properties. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-January 8, 2016 - Stall applications are now available for the upcoming 2016 live harness racing season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The downloadable form, which includes all pertinent information, can be found on Hoosier Park's website or by clicking here. Stall applications must be received by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's race office by no later than February 12, 2016. Applications for stall space are required for both stalls in the barn area, as well as horsemen wishing to ship in to race at Hoosier Park. Horsemen receiving stalls will be notified of their allotment by mid-February. Building upon the successes of the 2015 live race meet, Hoosier Park's 23rd season of live harness racing will kick off on April 1, 2016. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. With a new, daily post time of 5:45 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through November 12, 2016. Once again, Hoosier Park will solely host Indiana's harness racing and offer an action-packed stakes season. Hoosier Park's signature event, the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, is slated for Friday, August 12. For more information on the 2016 stakes schedule, please click here. For additional information, or to have a stall application sent to you, please contact Scott Peine, Hoosier Park's director of racing and racing secretary, at 765-609-4870 or Scott.Peine@hoosierpark.com . For more information on the upcoming harness racing season or live entertainment, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

Anderson, Ind.-November 14, 2015-Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded their 2015 harness racing season with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 14. In addition to the racing action, Trace Tetrick and Ron Burke secured leading driver and trainer titles, respectively. Ron Burke, who took home Hoosier Park's top training honors in 2013 and 2014, was officially recognized as the 2015 leading trainer of the season at Hoosier Park. The Burke barn had an impressive 96 trips to the winner's circle and amassed over $2.1 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. The Trent Stohler Stable finished second in the leading trainer standings with 60 trips to the Hoosier Park winner's circle this season. Burke, who in 2013 became the first trainer in the sport of harness racing to eclipse $20 million mark in a single season, campaigns a large stable of horses throughout the country. The sport's leader in both wins and earnings in North America for the past seven seasons romped to his fourth straight Hoosier Park training title this season. Jamie Rucker, Burke's assistant trainer, oversees all training operations in Indiana and was present in the winner's circle to accept the award from Jim Brown, Centaur Gaming's president and chief operating officer, and Rick Moore, Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing. "It's a great racing program, great horses, great people and a great team behind everything here at Hoosier Park so we appreciate being a part of things," Rucker noted. "I don't want to sound like a broken record but we have a great team at the Burke Stable and that has made for a great year of racing. I know I speak on behalf of everyone involved with the Ron Burke Stable, it is always a pleasure racing at Hoosier Park. We had another great season this year and at the end of the day, this makes it all worth it." In the driving ranks, Trace Tetrick, who led the driver standings from start to finish, earned his fourth leading driver title at Hoosier Park in 2015. Tetrick scored 323 wins and earned over $3.6 million in purse earnings to secure the title over Tyler Smith, who finished second with 166 victories. Tetrick also earned a spot in Hoosier Park's record books as he re-established the record for most wins in one season, a record that he established during the 2014 season with 289 victories. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $30 million mark in purse earnings in the bike. With multiple stakes wins to his credit, Tetrick is on track to record his best season to date in 2015 with over $4.7 million in purse earnings and counting. Tetrick also celebrated his 3,000 career driving win at Hoosier Park this season. "I would like to thank all the owners, trainers, and grooms for the opportunity to drive great horses all season, without them, I wouldn't be here," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "It's been a dream. This year has been a great ride and I really appreciate all the support from everyone. I've had the opportunity to drive some great horses this year and it really has been a dream." The Saturday night program wrapped up an extremely successful season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all of the fans and horsemen who helped make the 2015 season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino an overwhelming success. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-November 10, 2015 - Hoosier Park Racing and Casino will culminate the 2015 live racing season with a night of live harness racing, family activities and entertainment, benefitting local charities on Saturday, November 14. The 2015 Champion Drivers will be the stars of the show as they go head to head in two races for their chance to win a share of $5,000 for their respective charities. The Champion Drivers will be paired in double-seated jog carts with members of the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Senior Leadership Team. Racing fans will have the opportunity to visit trackside Club Centaur and select the driver of their choice to receive an entry to place into the driver's charity box. At the end of each charity race, Hoosier Park will draw five lucky winners from each of the race winner's charity box to win up to $500 in free race wagers. Fans will also have the opportunity to donate $10 to a charity of choice and receive $10 in free slot play. A total of $10,000 will be up for grabs between the two races, $2,500 to the winning driver's charity, $1,250 for second, $750 for third and $500 for fourth place in each race. The evening will also include games and activities to help raise money for these deserving organizations. The charities represented in the 2015 Race for Charity are as follows: Outfitter's, Inc. Indiana School for the Deaf American Cancer Society Shriner's Hospital for Children St. John's Children Clinic Second Harvest Food Bank Indiana Coalition versus Domestic Violence Alternatives, Inc. New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Anderson Police Department St. Jude's Children Research Hospital Animal Protection Program Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. With a daily post time of 5:45 p.m., the 160-day season will be conducted through November 14. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com About Hoosier Park Racing & Casino: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a Centaur Gaming destination, holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming and dining. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. Simulcast wagering is offered year-round at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the Winner's Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Indianapolis, and the Winner's Circle Brewpub & OTB in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

With a carry-over in excess of $6,800, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 guaranteed Pick-5 pool for Friday, November 6 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the 13-race card on Friday that will start at an adjusted post time of 4:00 p.m. A 48-1 long-shot winner in Thursday's Pick-5 sequence at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino sparked a carryover of $6,866.24 and will kick-start the Pick-5 pool for Friday. The Pick-5, which offers a 50-cent minimum wager, will begin in the ninth race of the evening and continue through the thirteenth race of the program. Approximate post time for the first leg of the wager with the adjusted post time, the ninth race, is 6:20p.m. (EST.). Friday's 13-race card will be highlighted by two $15,000 divisions of The Peony late closing series for pacing fillies and mares. A field of 8 will go to post in the $21,000 Open pace which is slated as the eleventh race on the program. At the conclusion of the evening's live racing card, Micky Dolenz will perform a free concert in Hoosier Park's Terrace Showroom. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis and the Terrace Showroom is 18 & over. Live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule, with a daily post time of 5:45 p.m. The 160-day, all harness racing meet will be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 30, 2015 - Freaky Feet Pete returned to his home state of Indiana and turned in another dominating performance to score his fourth consecutive victory, this time thrilling his hometown crowd in 1:49.3 in the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete used a pocket trip to his advantage to best harness racing's top-rated horse, Wiggle It Jiggleit, late in the lane to win by a length and a quarter. With the win, Freaky Feet Pete became the sport's newest millionaire as he pushed his lifetime earnings passed the $1 million mark and notch his 23rd lifetime victory from 26 starts. Freaky Feet Pete returned to Hoosier Park fresh off a stretch rallying victory as the post time favorite to become the first-ever Indiana sired horse to capture the $531,250 Breeders Crown three-year-old male pacing event at Woodbine on October 24. As the wings of the gate folded, Montrell Teague had the post-time favorite Wiggle It Jiggleit pointed to the front from the rail and Freaky Feet Pete left just enough from post three to grab a pocket seat. With Wiggle It Jiggleit dictating the fractions the race was shaping up to be a repeat of the last time these two superstars met in Indiana Sires Stakes action earlier in the season with Freaky Feet Pete earning the victory. Wiggle It Jiggleit dictated fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:23.2 and as the field turned for home the stage was set once again for an epic battle to the wire. Tetrick tipped Freaky Feet Pete to the outside but Wiggle It Jiggleit wasn't giving it up easily. Using a :26 final quarter, Freaky Feet Pete saved his best for last to find the wire first. "I got the trip I wanted or probably the trip I needed," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "It's hard to come from off the pace especially against a horse like that (Wiggle It Jiggleit). Those are two great horses out there." "I knew Montrell's horse was sharp tonight," he continued. "It took mine a little while to get in full-tilt, a little while to get by him but he paced that last eighth of the mile hard, all the way to the wire. He loves his job and loves to go fast." The son of Rockin Image and Pilgrim's Punch mare Skyway Lori is trained by Larry Rheinheimer and owned by Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer. Freaky Feet Pete paid $4.00 to win as the public's second choice. Wiggle It Jiggleit paid $2.20 to show and My Hero Ron provided $3.80 to his supporters for his third place finish. "We are on top of the world," Larry Rheinheimer noted in the winner's circle. "We were a little concerned bringing him back 6 days later but we wanted to bring him back here to Hoosier Park. This whole experience with him has been a lot of fun, something I never imagined." The match-up between Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete was the pinnacle of a stakes-filled 14-race card at Hoosier Park with purses distributed throughout the evening over the $1 million mark. Just one race earlier, harness racing's richest Standardbred ever, Foiled Again turned in a gritty performance to take the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. With regular pilot Yannick Gingras at the controls, Foiled Again dictated fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:24 before he began to feel pressure from the rest of the field. Using a :26.3 fought off JK Endofanera and Brett Miller along with stablemate All Bets Off and Matt Kakaley to find the wire first. "I love the rail, I wanted to control the race," Gingras noted in the winner's circle. "He's as tough as they come and he usually tells you about the 5/8 how he feels and tonight, he felt good. He swelled up and when he does that, he's usually tough to pass." Trained by Ron Burke, Foiled Again notched his third victory from 20 seasonal outings and 86th lifetime win from 244 starts. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and the JJK Stables, the 11-year-old gelding has now earned $379,132 for the season and over $7.2 million lifetime. Devil Child and Tim Tetrick kicked-off the stakes action for the evening in a big kind of way in the $101,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial Pace for three-year-old pacing fillies. With a final time of 1:50.3, Devil Child scored her second consecutive victory and re-established a seventeen year-old track record at Hoosier Park with the win. The previous mark of 1:50.4 was established by Galleria and George Brennan in 1998. Trained by Chris Oakes, Devil Child sat patiently along the rail in third through fractions of :26.4, :55.2, and 1:23 before angling out for racing room turning for home. Recording a :27 final quarter, the daughter of American Ideal-Kattimon coasted to the wire three-lengths in front of the pace-setting Sassa Hanover and Matt Kakaley. Devil Child recorded her sixth seasonal win from 20 outings for owners Susan Oakes and Crawford Farms, LLC. On the trotting side of the stakes action, Muscle Baby Doll turned in another impressive performance to score her second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park, tonight in the $140,000 Crossroads of America Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies. After scoring in a track-record setting time of 1:53.1 in stakes action last week, Muscle Baby Doll dug in gamely late in the lane to hold off Bright Baby Blues to get the win for driver David Miller in 1:54.2. Owned by F. Bellino & Sons, LLC, the daughter of Muscle Mass-Have You Ever notched her 10th victory of the season from 14 starts. Muscle Baby Doll has now amassed $457,720 lifetime. In the very next division, Crazy Wow and Tim Tetrick pulled the slight 6-1 upset in the $270,000 Carl Erksine Trot for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters scoring in 1:54. The 2015 Hambletonian winning Pinkman was heavily favored at the betting windows and dictated early fractions of :27.2, :57, and 1:25.3 before succumbing to the long Hoosier Park stretch. Tetrick had Crazy Wow well placed turning for home and the three-year-old colt did the rest. It was the eighth win of the season for the son of Crazed-No Pan No Gan who is trained by Ron Burke and also the fourth win of the night for Tetrick. Owned by Our Horse Cents Stable, JT45, J&T Silva Stable and Deo Volente Farms, Crazy Wow has now earned $905,837 this season. For more information on the upcoming live racing and entertainment at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 29, 2015 - Not only will some of the best horses in the country go to post at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30 but the best harness racing drivers in the country will also be in the spotlight in the second annual East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge. This unique challenge will pit the top-five drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against five of the top drivers from the East in a five-race challenge with the victorious team going home with a winner take all $10,000 prize. The top five drivers from Hoosier Park will make-up "Team Midwest" with the top five drivers from the East making up "Team East". In the inaugural edition, "Team East" won two of the challenge races and tallied the most points to take home top honors last season. Scott Peine, Hoosier Park's racing secretary, has once again inherited the responsibility of recruiting the best drivers to compete in the second edition of the event. Harness racings' all time leading money winning driver, John Campbell returns to Indiana and will lead "Team East". Campbell far exceeds any driver when it comes to purse earnings with over $287 million in the bike and victories in nearly every major stake to date. He is a member of both the Canadian and United States Hall of Fame and is one of only 10 drivers in North America with more than 10,000 career wins. With nearly 40,000 lifetime driving wins collectively, "Team East" will also include David Miller, Tim Tetrick, Yannick Gingras, and Scott Zeron. Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick will lead the home team, "Team Midwest", after garnering 300 wins to date at Hoosier Park this season. Tetrick leads all drivers by 150 wins and is well on his way to earning his fourth leading driver title at Hoosier Park in 2015. "Team Midwest" will also include Tyler Smith, LeWayne Miller, John DeLong, and Sam Widger. Each team will have five drivers in five consecutive races on the evening's card and will be awarded points based upon their placings. In the event of a scratch, the driver will earn 5 points. The East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge will be featured in races 4-8 on the evening. At the conclusion of the final race of the challenge, the points will be tallied and one team will be crowned the winner. The East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge will compliment one of the most highly anticipated nights on the harness racing calendar at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as Grand Circuit racing actions returns for the final time this season. With purses topping the $1 million mark, the evening will be highlighted by the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace, the $265,000 Carl Erskine Trot, and the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. All of the drivers competing in the East Meets Midwest challenge will kick-off the evening with an autograph session near Hoosier Park's winner circle beginning at 4:30 p.m. The first race will go to post at 5:45 p.m. For more information on the upcoming live racing and entertainment at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 28, 2015 - The best in the sport of Harness Racing will be showcased at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the fourth and final time this season. With over $1.1 million in purses to be distributed on the evening, Hoosier Park will offer arguably one of the best cards of the 2015 live racing season with a 14-race card that includes the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace, the $265,000 Carl Erskine Trot, and the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. The first race of the evening will line-up behind the starting gate at 5:45 p.m. The $285,500 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will feature perhaps the most anticipated matchup in all of harness racing as the Hoosier state's sophomore superstars Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete face-off in the rubber match of their rivalry. These two have met twice before on the track at Hoosier Park and each have a win to their credit. Wiggle It Jiggleit bested Freaky Feet Pete earlier in the season in Indiana Sires Stakes action but Freaky Feet Pete avenged that loss with a victory in their most recent match-up in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final at Hoosier Park on October 10. Wiggle It Jiggleit will line-up behind the gate for the Monument Circle after a sharp 1:49.4 score in his $45,300 division of the Circle City Stakes on October 23 at Hoosier Park. Driven by regular pilot Montrell Teague, Wiggle It Jiggleit went gate to wire to finish four and a half lengths in front of his nearest rival. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing, has drawn the rail and has been installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the Monument Circle Pace, slated as the 13th race on the program. Freaky Feet Pete returns to Hoosier Park fresh off a stretch rallying victory as the post time favorite to capture the $531,250 Breeders Crown three-year-old male pacing event at Woodbine on October 24. As a $62,500 supplemental entry, Freaky Feet Pete looked to be far out of contention in the final turn but sprinted home to stop the timer in 1:50 and record his first victory outside the state of Indiana. For the Monument Circle, Freaky Feet Pete drew post three with Trace Tetrick in the sulky and is slated at 7-5 on the morning line for trainer Larry Rheinheimer. Also among the stellar cast of entrants at Hoosier Park on Friday will be the 2015 Hambletonian winner Pinkman who will look to add to his bankroll when he visits Indiana for the first time against nine other competitors in the $265,000 Carl Erskine Trot. Pinkman, harness racing's top-earning horse this season, drew post four with Yannick Gingras in the sulky for trainer Jimmy Takter. Pinkman has bankrolled $1.86 million this year and won 11 of 16 seasonal outings. Most recently, Pinkman finished second the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old trotting colts at Woodbine Racetrack behind stablemate The Bank. The Carl Erskine Trot also includes the undefeated Indiana Sires Stakes Champion Homicide Hunter who was made eligible to the race by a supplemental nomination. The Curt Grummel trainee has won 16 of 16 starts this year and will start from the rail with regular driver John DeLong in the bike as he embarks on his most ambitious outing to date after dominating state breds. The 2015 Dan Patch Stakes winner JK Endofanera will return to Hoosier Park for the second time since his Dan Patch victory and looks to keep his three-race win streak at Hoosier Park in tact in the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby from post five with Brett Miller in the sulky. JK Endofanera will ship to Indiana after a second place finish in his last start behind Always B Miki in the Breeders Crown final for open pacers. Not only will the best horses in the country go to post at Hoosier Park on Friday's 14-race card but the best drivers in the country will also be in the spotlight in the second annual East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge. This unique challenge will pit the top-five drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against five of the top drivers from the East in a five-race challenge with the victorious team going home with a winner take all $10,000 prize. The top five drivers from Hoosier Park will make-up "Team Midwest" with the top five drivers from the East making up "Team East". The East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge will be featured in races 4-8 on the evening. For more information on the upcoming live racing and entertainment at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 23, 2015  - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes-filled card on Friday, October 23 as Grand Circuit racing action made a stop at Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. The 13-race harness racing card was highlighted by divisions of the Circle City Stakes for three-year-old trotters and pacers and it was Harness Racing's top ranked horse, Wiggle It Jiggleit who stole the show. After suffering a loss in his last Hoosier Park start, Wiggle It Jiggleit not only made amends but made a statement in his $45,300 split of the Circle City Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings as he coasted to the wire in 1:49.4. Driven by regular pilot Montrell Teague, Wiggle It Jiggle used a gate to wire victory to finish four and a half lengths in front Mohawk Warrior and John DeLong. Teague sent the overwhelming favorite away from the gate firing and he grabbed the first call through an opening panel in :26.4 while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. Wiggle It Jiggleit remained uncontested through splits of :55.3 and 1:22.4 before he began to put his talent on display. As the field turned for home, it was all over but the shouting as Wiggle It Jiggleit's lead was ever-increasing. Using a :27 final quarter, the World Champion son of Mr Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover coasted to the wire under a hand-drive to notch his 19th seasonal victory. "Looking at the program it looked it like I had the best horse so I knew I wanted to be on the front," Teague noted after the win. "They didn't press me too hard and I just let him do it all on his own to the wire. Horses like him don't come around very often; I'm having the time of my life with him. This has all been so rewarding for me." Trained by Clyde Francis, Wiggle It Jiggleit pushed his career earnings to $1,842,170 with the victory. Wiggle It Jiggleit's next engagement will be the $275,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings slated for Friday, October 30 at Hoosier Park. On the trotting side of the stakes action, Homicide Hunter put together his own impressive performance as he took home top honors in the second division of the $43,000 Circle City Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings to remain undefeated in 16 starts this season. Staging a big rally late in the long Hoosier Park lane, Homicide Hunter and John DeLong used a :27.3 final quarter to surge past Muscle Up The Goal and Aaron Merriman and stop the timer in 1:54.1. DeLong rated Homicide Hunter off the early pace while Classic Venture and Trace Tetrick dictated early fractions of :27 and :57. Homicide Hunter moved to the outer flow down the backside but would have his work cut out for home turning for home. DeLong tipped his mount to outside of tiring cover and Homicide Hunter found another gear late in the lane to get the victory and kept his winning streak in-tact. "He's an amazing animal," trainer Curt Grummel noted in the winner's circle. "I thought they would probably get him tonight after we were so far back at the half but he really impressed me tonight. He's just an amazing horse." Homicide Hunter sent his seasonal earnings to $385,737 with the victory. Owned by Dr. Patrick Graham, the son of Mr. Cantab-Evening Prayer has now won 19 of 26 lifetime starts. The connections of Homicide Hunter said he will most likely be supplemented to the $250,000 Carl Erskine Trot for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Hoosier Park on October 30. Other stakes winners on the evening included Roland N Rock scoring in 1:51.4 in the first division of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings for driver Aaron Merriman and trainer Rob Harmon. Chips Starr and Hugh Beatty pulled a $52.60 upset in their division of three-year-old trotting colts and geldings and stopped the timer 1:55.2. Bright Baby Blues delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the first division of the Circle City Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies in 1:54.4 to give Aaron Merriman his second win of the night. Muscle Baby Doll and John DeLong took the second division for three-year-old trotting fillies using a near gate to wire victory to score in 1:53.1. Rockin Good and Triple V Hanover took home top honors in their respective divisions of the Circle City Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies. Rockin Good and trainer, driver Jared Finn wired the field in 1:51.2 to score their sixth win of the season. Trace Tetrick used the same front-running tactics to get Triple V Hanover home a winner in the final division scoring in 1:52 for trainer Brian Brown. The stakes action will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 24 as the 14-race card will feature the Madison County Stakes for two-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. The first race will line-up behind the gate at 5:45 p.m. Photos: 1) Wiggle It Jiggleit was a decisive winner in his split of the Circle City Stakes at Hoosier Park. 2) Homicide Hunter remains undefeated in 16 starts this season with Circle City Stakes victory. Photos courtesy of Linscott Photography. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 20, 2015 - Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing, will headline the list of entrants set to go postward during the stakes filled card on Friday, October 23 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Circle City Stakes for the three-year-old competitors will highlight Friday's 13-race card while the Madison County Stakes for the two-year-old competitors will be featured on Saturday, October 24 at Hoosier Park. On Friday, a total of six Circle City Stakes will be featured on the live racing card that is set to begin at 5:45 p.m. with each division for the three-year-old trotters and pacers of both genders being contested through two divisions. A total of 21 horses entered the Circle City Stakes for the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings and will be sent postward in two divisions, a ten and an eleven horse field, respectively. Wiggle It Jiggleit has drawn post three and has been installed as the 2-5 morning line favorite in his split of the $43,500 Circle City Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Slated as the eleventh race on the program, regular pilot Montrell Teague will be in the bike for trainer Clyde Francis. The connections of the leading Horse of the Year candidate opted out of paying the $62,500 supplemental payment to make him eligible to the lucrative Breeders Crown events at Woodbine Racetrack to keep their stable standout in his home state of Indiana for a series of Grand Circuit races. Wiggle It Jiggleit's engagements in the Hoosier state include Friday's Circle City Stakes and the $275,000 Monument Circle Pace slated for October 30 at Hoosier Park. Wiggle It Jiggleit will be looking to rebound after a second place finish in his last appearance at Hoosier Park in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final on Saturday, October 10. The second place finish snapped a five race winning streak for the World Champion son of Mr Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover and marked just his third loss from 21 starts this season. Wiggle It Jiggleit dictated fractions of :27.2, :56, and 1:24 before being overtaken in the long Hoosier Park stretch by Freaky Feet Pete and Trace Tetrick. "One of the best things about this horse that I've seen so far is his ability to bounce back after he gets beat," driver Montrell Teague said of the colt. "He's gone some big miles this year but he always gives 110% every start. He drew well so that will make it easier for him to be up close and in the hunt. He should be good to go." Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 18 of 21 races this year and has amassed $1.81 million in seasonal earnings. The world-record holding son of Mr. Wiggles is owned and bred by George Teague Jr. His resume includes wins in the Meadowlands Pace, Hempt Memorial, Battle of the Brandywine, and the Little Brown Jug. Wiggle It Jiggleit was also victorious in Indiana Sires Stakes action at Hoosier Park earlier in the season. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. With a daily post time of 5:45 p.m., the live racing season will be conducted through November 14. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 17, 2015 - The second and final round of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 2015 Champion Driver Series highlighted the 14-race harness racing card on Saturday, October 17 and it was Jason Dillander who raced away with top honors, winning a Hawaiian excursion for four, a prize valued at $15,000. Not only was it a race to the islands but also a race to the finish as Dillander narrowly won the final round of the challenge by one point over Sam Widger. In its' second year, the 2015 Champion Driver Series placed the top-ten drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another in a five-race challenge not once, but twice, throughout the season. Dillander, a 39-year-old Kentucky native, accumulated a total of 32 points and finished fourth in round 1 of the challenge held on July 25. With the points from round 1 carrying over to round 2, Dillander earned a total of 69 points in round two to secure the win over Sam Widger who finished second with 68 points. LeWayne Miller, the 2014 Champion Driver Series winner, finished third in the final round with a total of 67 points. Although Dillander did not find the winner's circle in any of the five races in the challenge, he earned two second place finishes, one fourth and two fifth place finishes to secure the victory. With a second, a fifth and a fourth place finish in the first three races of the challenge, Dillander had earned 54 points and was fourth in the standings heading into the fourth leg. After a second place finish behind Meersburg in the fourth race of the challenge, Dillander accumulated nine more points and moved into third place in the standings with 63 going into the final race. Widger led all challengers with 67 points and Miller was a close second with 64. When the final race of the challenge hit the track, it appeared to be anyone's game. Dillander secured his trip to Hawaii with a fifth place finish in the final race, earning six more points, behind Greystone Moe for trainer Joe Cirasuola. Greystone Moe and Dillander rallied late in the lane but couldn't catch winners Ra Ra Steven and John DeLong. Dillander's six points were just enough to push him past Widger and into the lead by one point for the win. "I had no idea I won," Dillander noted in the winner's circle. "It was really close going into the last race and it was a competitive group of horses so I wasn't sure how it would turn out." "I felt good about my horses coming into tonight but all of these races were really competitive so I knew it would be tough," he continued. "We are always competitive but this was a little different, we had a lot of fun with it." Dillander called the Chicago racing circuit home for a number of years before venturing to Hoosier Park in 2008 where he has been a mainstay atop the leading driver standings nearly every year since. Now in his 18th season as a driver, Dillander is back in the bike in 2015 after a racing injury sidelined him for much of the 2014 season. Dillander celebrated his 2000th career win at Hoosier Park in 2013 and is approaching $20 million in career purse earnings. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will resume on Tuesday, October 20 with a 12-race card. With a daily post time of 5:45 p.m., live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 14, 2014 - The top ten harness racing drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will take center stage on Saturday, October 17 as they compete in a five-race challenge in the second and final round of the 2015 Champion Driver Series. The first of its kind, the 2015 Champion Driver Series will pit the top-ten drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another competing for the ultimate prize, a Hawaiian vacation for four. Eight of the ten coveted spots in the second round of the series were based upon points earned in the first round of the challenge that was held at Hoosier Park on Saturday, July 25. With a total of 39 points, Trace Tetrick was crowned the winner and walked away with his share of the $5,000 prize after the opening round. However, Tetrick will not be able to compete in the second round of competition as he is the regular pilot of the ultra-talented Indiana Sires Stakes champion Freaky Feet Pete who will be in Canada competing in the Breeders Crown Elimination on Saturday. In addition, driver Peter Wrenn will be unable to make the final round of the challenge. With their points from the first challenge carrying over to the final challenge, Tyler Smith will lead the top eight finishers from round one into round two followed closely by Sam Widger and LeWayne Miller. Andy Shetler and Dan Shetler will round out the final two positions as determined by the official Hoosier Park standings at the conclusion of the live racing card that was held on Saturday, October 10. The drivers, listed by position in the leading driver standings are as follows: Tyler Smith, LeWayne Miller, Ricky Macomber Jr., John DeLong, Sam Widger, Ross Leonard, Jason Dillander, Rick Plano, Andy Shetler and Dan Shetler Jr. In each of the challenges, the drivers will be picking the horses they will drive via a draft system for all five of the races in the challenge at a community luncheon held at Hoosier Park on Thursday, October 15. In the first race of the challenge, the top driver, Tyler Smith, will get first pick of the horse he wants to drive. Next the No. 2 driver, LeWayne Miller, will pick and then continue through all 10 drivers. For the second race of the challenge, the selection order will be inverted and the No. 10 driver, Dan Shetler, will pick first. This drafting system will continue through all five races of the challenge. Points will be awarded in each of the five races ranging from 15 points for the winners down to 1 point for the 10th-place finisher. The challenge races will be five consecutive races and compliment the 14-race card slated for Saturday, October 17. After the dust settles and the points have been tallied from each of the five races, one driver will be awarded a Hawaiian vacation for four, a prize valued at $15,000. As an added bonus, racing fans will also have an opportunity to win big as part of the 2015Champion Driver Series with $10,000 up for grabs. Guests can enter at any rewards kiosk at Hoosier Park from 10 a.m. to 9:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 to enter the contest. At approximately 10:15 p.m., twenty winners will be drawn to win a share of the $10,000 prize. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. With a new, daily post time of 5:45 p.m., the live racing schedule will be conducted through November 14. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-Oct. 9, 2015 - The 2015 Indiana Sires Stakes program will culminate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, Oct. 10 with the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. The star-studded 14-race harness racing card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2015 stakes season. With purses in excess of $1.6 million, the Indiana Sires Stakes Super night will be one of the richest nights offered in the history of the Indiana Sires Stakes program featuring eight $200,000 finals. The two and three-year-olds competing in the Super finals have accumulated points throughout the season, based on performance in the previous $75,000 finals, and the top point earners will return to seek glory in the $200,000 finals. Complimenting the program will be four divisions for the aged competitors, each carrying a purse of $50,000. Freshman stand-out Topville Cadillac will look to continue her dominance in the two-year-old pacing filly ranks from post three in race five, the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final for freshman pacing fillies. The daughter of Rockin Image-Topville Cyberwave currently holds the track record at Hoosier Park for two-year-old pacing fillies after her 1:52 score in Grand Circuit action last week. Tyler Smith will be at the lines for trainer Alvin Miller. Homicide Hunter will put his 14-race winning streak on the line facing nine other rivals in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. With John DeLong in the sulky, the Curt Grummel trainee has been installed as the 2-5 morning line favorite from post six. In the three-year-old pacing filly ranks, Rockin Good and Jared Finn will also put a winning streak on the line against nine other rivals in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Rockin Image-Do Me Good has won five of 15 starts this season and set a new lifetime mark of 1:48 at The Red Mile earlier in the season. Starting from post six, Rockin Good has been tabbed as the 2-1 morning line choice. The 2015 Little Brown Jug winner, Wiggle It Jiggleit will return to Hoosier Park seeking glory in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Slated as the thirteenth race on the program, Wiggle It Jiggleit will be driven by Montrell Teague and start from post three. Indiana Sires Stakes champion Freaky Feet Pete and driver Trace Tetrick will start from post ten in the field. "Hoosier Champions Super Finals Night has become a hallmark of the Hoosier Park racing season," Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing, Rick Moore noted. "It is with pride that we showcase the crème de la crème of Indiana Sired horses to the rest of the country and beyond. And, the rematch between harness racing's top rated horse Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete is the icing on the cake of this most very special night of racing." In addition to all of the exciting races on the track, there will be a multitude of activities for racing fans to enjoy off the track as well. Hoosier Park and the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA) have once again partnered to offer numerous giveaways and live entertainment throughout the evening. Starting at 10 a.m., racing fans can enter to win a 2014 Yamaha Grizzly at the ISA table located in the Terrace and at approximately 9:15 p.m., one lucky winner will be selected. Also, beginning at 3 p.m., the first 500 guests to visit the ISA table will receive a mystery voucher worth up to $1,000. Racing fans can also enter at the ISA table to win $100 gas cards and a variety of other prizes given away throughout the evening. The first race will line-up behind the gate at 5:45 p.m. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through Nov. 14. Emily Gaskin          

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 8, 2015 - It will be a bit of a homecoming when harness racing's latest superstar, Wiggle It Jiggleit, returns to his native state of Indiana at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 10. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing, will headline the list of entrants set to go postward during the 14-race card on Saturday that features the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. With purses in excess of $1.6 million, the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals night will be one of the richest nights offered in the history of the Indiana Sires Stakes program featuring eight $200,000 finals. The star-studded 14-race card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2015 sires stakes season. Wiggle It Jiggleit will be making his first start since capturing the 2015 edition of the Little Brown Jug in most impressive fashion. The 70th edition of the Little Brown Jug - the sport's premier half-mile-track event for three-year-old male pacers, saw Wiggle It Jiggleit victorious in his elimination and then go on to deliver a 1:49.3 mile in the $324,960 second and final heat. "If I had to put that race into words, well, it made a grown man cry," trainer Clyde Francis noted of his Little Brown Jug Victory. "I really thought he was beat but to come back and do what he did, that was all heart and guts." Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 18 of 20 races this year and has amassed $1.79 million in seasonal earnings. The world-record holding son of Mr. Wiggles is owned and bred by George Teague Jr. His resume includes wins in the Meadowlands Pace, Hempt Memorial, Battle of the Brandywine, and Milstein Memorial. Wiggle It Jiggleit was also victorious in Indiana Sires Stakes action at Hoosier Park earlier in the season. "No matter what size track you put him on, he just does it," Francis continued. "He's versatile and no matter the circumstances he always goes out there and gives 110%. I've never seen a horse with as much heart and guts as him." With regular driver Montrell Teague in the sulky, Wiggle It Jiggle will look to continue his winning ways in the thirteenth race on the program from post three. Installed as the 2-5 morning line choice, Wiggle It Jiggleit will face a field of nine other three-year-old pacing colts and geldings including Indiana Sires Stakes champion, Freaky Feet Pete. Starting from the trailing post position ten, Freaky Feet Pete has been tabbed the morning line second choice at odds of 5-2 for driver Trace Tetrick. Trained by Larry Rheinheimer, Freaky Feet Pete has been no worse than second in 12 starts this season and won 19 of 22 lifetime outings. The first race will line-up behind the starting gate at 5:45 p.m. Along with the live racing action, the evening will be complimented by giveaways, dining specials and live entertainment at the conclusion of the live racing card. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and racing schedule at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

Always B Miki made the first start of his 2015 campaign a winning one as he cruised to a dominant victory in the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes elimination for aged pacing stallion and geldings at the harness racing meeting at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 3. With trainer Jimmy Takter in the bike, Always B Miki stopped the timer in 1:49 under wraps, finishing five lengths in front of his next closest competitor over a track rated good on a cold, windy night in Indiana. Leaving from the outside post nine, Takter took no chances and sent Always B Miki away from the gate firing. Always B Miki quickly crossed over and grabbed the early lead through the opening quarter in :26.1 while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. Always B Miki dictated fractions of :54.2 and 1:22.2 before he began to put his talent on display. As the field turned for home, Takter asked his mount for more and Always B Miki found another gear and began to pace away from the rest of the field. Always At My Place and Ricky Macomber Jr., the second betting choice, staged a big rally late in the lane but had too much ground to make up at the end of the mile and had to settle for second place honors. Always The Sun and Travis Seekman rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Always B Miki returned $3.20 at the betting window. "Scary good," Jimmy Takter said with a smile in the winner's circle. "No, really, he was scary good tonight. He raced as good as I could have hoped for." It was the first victory of the season for the son of Always A Virgin-Artstopper who had his three-year-old season cut short due to an injury. Owned by Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable, and Christina Takter, Always B Miki has amassed $936,866 lifetime. With the win, Always B Miki secured a spot in the $50,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for the aged pacing stallions and geldings slated for Saturday, October 10 at Hoosier Park. Mykindachip and Peter Wrenn were victorious in the other elimination for aged pacing stallion and geldings, scoring in 1:51.3. Trained by Jim Dailey, Mykindachip scored the 10th win of the season and sent his seasonal earnings to $129,165 for owner Carl Atley. Color's A Virgin delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes elimination for aged pacing mares. Overcoming a tough, first-over trip, the Brian Brown trainee was home a winner by three lengths, scoring in 1:52.1. Owned by the Emerald Highlands Farm, Color's A Virgin scored the sixth win from 16 seasonal outings and pushed her bankroll over the $100,000 mark for 2015 with the win. Live racing returns to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, October 6 with a new, fall post time of 5:45 p.m. Following a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, the 2015 harness racing season will be conducted through November 14. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

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