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ANDERSON, IN  After an all-age track record equaling mile in the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes by Lather Up on Friday, Harrah's Hoosier Park's track surface continued to sizzle on Saturday, August 10 as the evening's 10-race card was highlighted by a track record performance in the featured event of the evening. Bridge To Jesse's, with driver John DeLong in the sulky, became Harrah's Hoosier Park's newest harness racing track record holder with a 1:51.1 performance in the $20,000 Open Trot. Using an impressive :26.3 closing kick, Bridge To Jesse's used the long Hoosier Park stretch to his advantage and rallied from well off the pace to win by three lengths. The 1:51.1 clocking marks the fastest trotting mile ever over Harrah's Hoosier Park's oval, re-establishing the overall trotting track record, a mark that was previously held by Homicide Hunter with a 1:51.2 mile set in Grand Circuit action in 2017. Leaving from post five in abbreviated field of six, Bridge To Jesse's was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in fifth. Two OB Wonkenobi and Sam Widger were the quickest away from the gate and grabbed the lead through the opening panel in a snappy :26.2. Churita and Trace Tetrick also left with authority to grab the coveted pocket seat with Perfect Chapter As and Peter Wrenn next in line third. As the field hit the second station in :55.2, Ross Leonard had Donatover pointed to the front and he grabbed the lead approaching the three-quarters in 1:24.1. Just as the leaders began to tire on the front, Bridge To Jesse's was winding up to make his attack. DeLong tipped Bridge To Jesse's out in the middle of the track and the veteran trotter powered home to get the win. Churita, who is quickly approaching $1 million in lifetime purse earnings, rallied well for second while Donatover, the post time favorite, held on for third. Bridge To Jesse's returned $2.10 at the betting windows. Bridge To Jesse's is trained by Roger Welch, who also co-owns the six-year-old trotter in partnership with W. DeLong, W. DeLong, Sth Blt and R. Delong. With the victory, the Indiana Sires Stakes Champion recorded his second win of the season from 11 starts and established a new lifetime best in the process. The gelded son of Jailhouse Jesse-Bridge To Nowhere increased his lifetime bankroll to $863,605 and sports a 80-36-17-10 lifetime record. The win was one of two winners on the card for trainer Roger Welch and one of three victories for driver John DeLong on the evening's program. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with an 11-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30pm, 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 at Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 6, 2019--A field of nine will be sent postward in the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 9. The 26th installment of Hoosier Park's premier harness racing event will highlight the 14-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be supported by an all-star undercard of racing action. The purse money to be distributed throughout the evening will be over the $500,000 mark. Boasting an increased purse for the fourth consecutive year of $330,000, The Dan Patch Stakes will serve as Indiana's richest harness race and is reputed as one of North America's premier races for older male pacers. With combined career purse earnings over $12 million, the talented field of nine includes five millionaires, three World Champions and the co-fastest horse in harness racing history. For the fourth consecutive year, Indiana will be well represented as two Indiana-sired pacers are included in the star-studded lineup, this year with Always A Prince and Rockin Ron. Lather Up, who is the co-fastest Standardbred by virtue of his 1:46 win at The Meadowlands in July, will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park in the Dan Patch Stakes and has been enlisted as the 6-5 morning line choice. The four-year-old World Champion pacer will be looking to make amends after a break and disqualification cost him a victory in the $190,000 Monument Circle Pace at Hoosier Park last season. Lather Up, who is currently ranked No. 2 in harness racing's weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, will start from post four with Montrell Teague in the bike for trainer Clyde Francis. The Teague-Francis combination will be looking to score their second Dan Patch Stakes victory after they visited the winner's circle with World Champion Wiggle It Jiggleit in 2016. Also included in the celebrated field of nine, World Champion McWicked will make his way back to Hoosier Park for the first time this season and has drawn post two for trainer Casie Coleman. With over $4.2 million in lifetime purse earnings, McWicked finished third in the 2018 edition of the Dan Patch Stakes and fourth in 2017. McWicked has been tabbed 5-2 on the morning line with Brian Sears listed to drive. The 2019 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes has been slated the 11th race on the program with an estimated post time of 9:50 EDT. The 2019 Dan Patch field, in post-position order with named driver and trainer includes: Miso Fast                          Tr: Virgil Morgan Jr.   Dr: Trace Tetrick                     M/L: 20-1 McWicked                        Tr: Casie Coleman       Dr: Brian Sears                       M/L: 5-2 New Talent                       Tr: Jeff Cullipher         Dr: John DeLong                    M/L: 20-1 Lather Up                         Tr: Clyde Francis        Dr: Montrell Teague                M/L: 6-5 Filibuster Hanover            Tr: Ron Burke             Dr: Yannick Gingras               M/L: 10-1 Jimmy Freight                  Tr: Andrew Harris       Dr: Scott Zeron                       M/L: 8-1 Endeavor                          Tr: Jeff Cullipher         Dr: Sam Widger                      M/L: 20-1 Rockin Ron                      Tr: Ron Burke             Dr: Matt Kakaley                    M/L: 12-1 Always A Prince              Tr: Tyler George          Dr: Trace Tetrick                     M/L: 6-1 Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered for the Dan Patch card. A $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta pool will be available on the Dan Patch Stakes along with a $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier-High Five pool on the last race of the program as part of the Strategic Wagering Program. Each wager is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. In addition to the special wagers, five lucky racing fans will be drawn to place a $100 win bet on the horse of their choice in the Dan Patch Stakes. Racing fans will also have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 with a Dan Patch kiosk game. The Dan Patch festivities will also include a driver autograph session, family-friendly activities, special giveaways in the winner's circle, and a free backpack for the first 500 guests to visit Trackside Caesars Rewards, beginning at 6 p.m. In a continued partnership with Hoosier Park, the local news station WISH-TV Channel 8 out of Indianapolis will provide exclusive coverage for all the Dan Patch Stakes racing action at Hoosier Park on Friday. WISH-TV will provide racing fans with coverage of all the festivities happening on and off the race track. Racing fans can also catch exclusive interviews from drivers and trainers racing at Hoosier Park throughout the evening. WISH-TV's live coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9 and will include the live showing of the Dan Patch Stakes. The festival weekend continues into Saturday with free, family-fun activities. At the conclusion of live racing on Saturday, Stella Luna and The Satellites will perform a free show in the Terrace Showroom. Live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information about the upcoming Dan Patch Stakes Festival weekend and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Gaskin

Anderson, Ind. July 22, 2019 – On Saturday, July 20, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted its very first Empire of Hope event, a fundraising and awareness campaign in support of the aftercare of retired harness racing horses. With more than $32,000 raised, Harrah’s Hoosier Park exceeded its property goal and the funds will directly benefit the Standardbred Transition Alliance. Developed with support from accredited racehorse aftercare programs, Empire of Hope was created to directly assist efforts to relocate, rehabilitate and repurpose retired horses. Through a variety of promotions, donations, and activities, Harrah’s Hoosier Park worked to raise awareness and funding to assist in the mission. Racing fans in attendance had the opportunity to make contributions and learn more about aftercare efforts through the Standardbred Transition Alliance.  “While the amount raised was far above anything I could ever imagined, the fact that we were able to draw attention to an initiative that is so important to all of us in horse racing is equally as important as the financial results,” said Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. “With truly no expectation in mind, the fact that over $32,000 was raised is a tribute to the efforts of many including our horsemen, our team members, guests and corporate sponsors.” Bryce Nickels won the 2019 Empire of Hope Red Carpet Racehorse Fashion Show. Harrah’s Hoosier Park will formally present the donation to the Standardbred Transition Alliance on Friday, August 9 as a part of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes festival weekend.  The Standardbred Transition Alliance was founded to a accredit programs serving Standardbreds seeking placement outside traditional commercial uses and serve as a conduit for partial funding to those groups. Harness Racing's richest horse, Foiled Again, greeted fans at Harrah's Hoosier Park for the Empire of Hope event. “The Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) is so pleased that Caesars has embraced this initiative of recognizing and bringing awareness to horses that are now moving into different careers after racing,” said David Reid, president of STA. “We are hopeful this will ignite more racing and casino companies like Caesars to see this example and follow suit in our joint effort as an industry to assist our equine athletes as they proceed into new careers after racing.” In addition to the funds raised at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Empire of Hope was hosted at the other Caesars Entertainment racing properties including Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs and Harrah’s Philadelphia. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 22, 2019--Indiana's top three-year-old pacing colts and fillies were in the harness racing spotlight at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 21 to square off in the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action and did so in impressive fashion. The evening's 14-race card featured three $34,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and two $49,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. Feherty and Peter Wrenn kicked off the action packed evening and delivered as the heavy post time favorite, scoring in 1:50.1 for trainer Melanie Wrenn. Benefitting from a pocket trip, Feherty tipped out from behind the pace-setting Jagger Rocks and Sam Widger late in the lane and paced strong to the wire to record his third consecutive victory. "I couldn't have asked for a better trip," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "It's a long season and we've taken our time with him. He's still very green but he's figuring things out with every start. He raced great tonight, I was very happy with him." Unraced at two, the gelded son of Tellitlikeitis-Cambeth has now won four of five lifetime starts and remains undefeated in stakes action this season. Feherty has amassed $42,850 in lifetime purse earnings and is owned in partnership by Dana Parham and Eleven Star Stables. The three-year-old pacing fillies were up next and it was Mike Oosting and Fully A Virgin who got up in the final strides of the mile to stop the timer in 1:51.3. Slightly dismissed at odds of 7-1, Oosting opted for a trip off the pace. Turning for home, Fully A Virgin tipped off cover and utilized a :26.3 closing kick to get the win by a head in a four-horse photo. Trained by Virgil Morgan Jr., Fully A Virgin recorded her second win of the season from seven trips behind the gate and established a new lifetime best in the process. With the win, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Full of Gold pushed her lifetime bankroll over the $100,000 mark for owner, breeder Emerald Highlands Farm. In the very next race, Little Rocket Man, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, continued his winning ways to score in 1:50.1 by nearly two lengths for trainer Missy Essig. Little Rocket made a powerful move down the backside and then dug in gamely nearing the wire to record his second consecutive win and establish a new lifetime mark. "Roger Cullipher trained him this winter and deserves a lot of credit for this colt," Essig noted after the win. "When we started the season we weren't sure if he was going to be a stakes colt but we knew he was a nice horse. He loves his job and takes really good care of himself. He has a great attitude and that will take him a long way." With the win, the gelded son of Rockin Image-Gt Miss Royal improved his lifetime stats to 9-7-0-1. Unraced as a two-year-old, Little Rocket Man has now earned $50,130 for his owners Russell Beeman and Jack Freeman. Following suit, Play For Pay and Brandon Bates used similar front-running tactics to score in the second and final division of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies. Stopping the timer in 1:51.3, Bates sent the Michael Arnold trainee to the front and she was able to hold off the heavy favorite, Rockin Nola and Joey Putnam, to get the win by three-parts of a length. The 1:51.3 was a new lifetime best for the sophomore filly. Trained by Michael Arnold, Play For Pay recorded her second win of the season from eight starts and remains undefeated in stakes action this season. Play For Pay and Brandon Bates                      --Linscott Photography The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Fox Valley Ivy has now won four of 21 lifetime outings. Owned by Ira Steinberg, Play For Pay has accumulated $90,815 in lifetime purse earnings. Fresh off a decisive win last week, Egomania turned in another gritty performance to take home top honors in the final division for three-year-old pacing colts. With regular pilot John DeLong in the bike, Egomania went gate to wire and held off all challengers to score in 1:50.2. Trained by Brian Brown, Egomania recorded his third consecutive victory and fourth win from five starts this season. "I knew I wanted to be up close," DeLong noted after the victory. "He's very versatile and always has been but he's really grown up from two to three. He covers a lot of ground and this year he's really got the will and wants to win." Egomania                                                                     --Linscott Photography Sired by Always A Virgin, Egomania is owned in partnership by Country Club Acres, J. Sbrocco, R. Lombardo, and J. Fodera. With the win, Egomania pushed his lifetime bankroll to $262,725. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, June 22 with a twelve race card featuring a $20,000 Open Trot and $20,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares. In conjunction with the live racing action, Harrah's Hoosier Park will play host to the $35,000 Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge. For more information on the Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge, upcoming entertainment, or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 19, 2019--Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah's Hoosier Racing & Casino on Wednesday, June 19 as they play host to the second round of the stakes action for the three-year-old harness racing competitors throughout the week. Indiana-sired sophomore trotting fillies were the featured attraction on the evening's 14-race card with two $47,500 divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. In just her second start of the season, Grand Swan continued her winning ways to capture the opening division of the stakes action and deliver as the heavy betting favorite for driver, trainer LeWayne Miller. Stopping the timer in 1:54 over a track rated good, Grand Swan recorded her second win from two starts and established a new lifetime best in the process. Leaving from post eight, Miller took no chances and his sent his filly straight to the front. Grand Swan would have to work for position as Kota's Swan and Sam Widger also left alertly to grab the lead through the opening quarter in :27.4 before relinquishing command just before the half. Grand Swan dictated fractions of :57.3 and 1:26.1 before being joined on the outside by Morairtime and John DeLong. Employing a :27.4 final panel, Grand Swan was able to hold off Morairtime and also a late rally by Haylie Ivy and Ricky Macomber Jr. As the 3-5 favorite, Grand Swan returned $3.40 to her backers at the betting window. "I thought she might be a little short given the time off because I wasn't able to train her as fast as I would have liked but she raced tough tonight," Miller noted after the win. "It wasn't her ideal trip but she raced tough." "She likes to work and likes to train so I think with a few more starts she will be even better," he continued. "If she comes out of the race okay and everything checks out, we will probably try her in the Star Destroyer next week." The $50,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for three-year-old filly trotters is scheduled for June 26 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The daughter of Swan For All-Queen Mum recorded her second win of the season and tenth lifetime victory from 14 trips behind the gate. With the win, Grand Swan pushed her lifetime earnings to $235,625 for owners, Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable, and Never 2 Late Stable. The win was also career driving win number 998 for driver LeWayne Miller who is on the verge of reaching the 1,000 win milestone. The second division saw Summit City Swan and Brandon Bates spring the 13-1 upset and score in 1:55. Trained by Byron Hooley, Summit City Swan recorded her second consecutive win and recorded a new lifetime best. Summit City Swan pulled the 13-1 upset in the second division     --Linscott Photography Bates sent Summit City Swan away from the gate from post six to grab a pocket seat behind Kissesforall and Peter Wrenn who dictated first half fractions of :27.1 and :56.3. Trace Tetrick pointed Woodside Chelsea to the front approaching the third station in 1:26.1 with Summit City Swan tracking intently from the pocket. As the leader began to tire, Bates found late racing room and Summit City Swan did her part, trotting home in :28.3 to get the victory. Sophia Lia and John DeLong rallied gamely for second while Savannah's Lucy and Todd Warren also closed well for third. Summit City Swan returned $29.80 at the betting windows. "She's one of those borderline fillies," Hooley noted after the win. "She's always been a nice filly but I wasn't sure if she was a top stakes filly. I knew she was capable and could be competitive if it worked out for her, I just wasn't sure if she could go with the rest of them." "She's been racing well. She is eating well and looks good so I thought we would give it a shot tonight. She's a really nice filly to be around and very easy to work with." With the win, the daughter of Swan For All-Earls Miss Muffit recorded her fourth win from ten seasonal outings. Summit City Swan now sports a lifetime bankroll of $82,033 for owners Summit Pacing Acres LLC. Indiana Sires Stakes action will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, June 20 with two $48,000 divisions for the three-year-old colt trotters. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in races 3-6. 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.--May 24, 2019-- With a carry-over in excess of $9,000, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $25,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Saturday, May 25. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the action packed 11-race harness racing card on Saturday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday's 14-race card saw a number of longshots factoring in, including Free Love and Andy Shetler who rallied late to get up for second place honors in the last race of the program at odds of 49-1. In the featured race of the program, ER Sam and Don Eash pulled the slight upset to make a clean sweep of the $18,000 Hal Dale Pacing Series. Utilizing a :25.4 final quarter, ER Sam was able to track down the heavily favored, Little Rocket Man and Trace Tetrick, to score in 1:51.1. With the win, ER Sam recorded his third consecutive Hoosier Park victory and pushed his lifetime purse earnings to $46, 873 for owner, trainer, driver and breeder, Don Eash. In conjunction with the guaranteed wager, Saturday's 11-race card will be highlighted by the $20,000 Open Trot. The Open Trot, slated as the second race on the program, has drawn a talented field of six and will feature many former Indiana Sires Stakes champions battling to the wire. The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Featuring a reduced takeout of 12%, the Hoosier High-5 offers remarkable value to horseplayers. Just 31 days into the 2019 season, the Hoosier High-5 has twice returned a ticket paying $14,000. Free past performances for the Hoosier High-5 sequence will be available on the USTA website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on the handicapping section of Hoosier Park's website. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule at Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator O 765-609-4620 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

Anderson, Ind. May 22, 2019-Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), today announced the launch of Empire of Hope, a new program designed to help raise awareness and funding for the care of horses after their racing careers are over. Developed with support from accredited racehorse aftercare programs, Empire of Hope will directly assist efforts to relocate, rehabilitate and repurpose retired horses. "Empire of Hope is a direct reflection of the appreciation and pride we have for the horses that participate in Caesars' racing program," said Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park. "Our equine athletes are the stars of our sport and we want to ensure that when they retire, they are placed in productive and loving environments to live out a long and healthy life." Horses that compete at Caesars' racing properties range in age from two through 14; they retire on their 15th birthday. It is estimated that more than 15,000 horses annually are placed in existing aftercare programs after their racing careers are complete. Funding to relocate, rehabilitate and repurpose these equine athletes can cost several thousand dollars per horse. Through Empire of Hope, Caesars will provide funding and support to accredited non-profit racehorse aftercare organizations, including Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Standardbred Transition Alliance. "Thanks to the support of our industry stakeholders, the TAA and our accredited organizations are making a difference in the lives of thousands of retired Thoroughbreds," said TAA president Mike Meuser. "With the launch of the Empire of Hope program, Caesars is helping us make sure that these horses receive the specialized and dedicated care they need to live healthy, happy lives after they retire from racing." During their tenure at Caesars' racing properties, the horses are cared for by multiple staff members on behalf of individual trainers and owners, who provide the utmost care through feeding programs, veterinary care, horseshoeing needs and other essential requirements for their overall physical condition. Individual trainers and owners make the decision on the next step for their horses after their racing careers are over, and often reach out to aftercare programs as the best option for a second career. "The Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) is so pleased that Caesars has embraced this initiative of recognizing and bringing awareness to horses that are now moving into different careers after racing," said David Reid, president of STA. "We are hopeful this will ignite more racing and casino companies like Caesars to see this example and follow suit in our joint effort as an industry to assist our equine athletes as they proceed into new careers after racing." Empire of Hope will be launched at four of Caesars' racing properties: Harrah's Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, LA; Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, IN; Harrah's Hoosier Park in Anderson, IN; and Harrah's Philadelphia. With a goal to raise $30,000, Empire of Hope activities will range from food and drink specials to entertainment and promotional activities. Each property has designed numerous ways to accept donations and raise funds during the weekend of Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019. Visit the following property websites to learn more about Empire of Hope: www.caesars.com/indianagrand; www.caesars.com/harrahs-hoosier-park; www.caesars.com/harrahs-louisiana-downs; and www.caesars.com/harrahs-philly.   Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.--May 17, 2019-- Always A Prince and driver Trace Tetrick turned in a dominant performance to deliver as the heavy favorite in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $20,000 Open Pace, at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 17. Stopping the timer in 1:48.1, Always A Prince established a new lifetime best in just the third start of his four-year-old campaign and equaled the track record for older pacing geldings at Harrah's Hoosier Park in the process. It was also the fastest mile of the 2019 season through the first 33 nights of racing. The 1:48.1 clocking equaled the mark previously established by Split The House and Brett Miller in the $421,00 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Hoosier Park in October of 2017. Always A Prince also holds the track record for three-year-old pacing geldings with a 1:48.3 score in stakes action last season. In a race marred by scratches, Always A Prince coasted off the gate from post four while a host of others left aggressively for the front. Docdor Friskie and Brandon Bates won the early battle for position and lead the field to the first quarter in a snappy :26.3 with Endeavor and Mike Oosting opting for a pocket trip. Tetrick wouldn't wait long and gave Always A Prince his marching orders as the field straightened away down the backside. Always A Prince quickly took command just before the half in :54.2 and never looked back. Hitting the three-quarters in 1:22, Always A Prince was on top by two and his lead was ever-increasing. Fan of Terror and John DeLong, who won the Open Pace last week, were the first to take aim but were no match for the leader. Utilizing a :26.1 final panel, Always A Prince powered home to finish three lengths to the good and was well in hand at the wire. Fan of Terror rallied gamely to finish second while Docdor Friskie held on for third. As the heavy betting favorite, Always A Prince returned $3.00 to his backers at the betting windows. "I can't say that I am surprised but I was not expecting a 1:48 mile tonight," trainer Tyler George noted after the victory. "He has that kind of speed and that was a nice field of horses but I didn't think he would have to go that much tonight. He's a great horse and does what he has to do." Unraced as a two-year-old, Always A Prince made up for lost times last season--bankrolling $492,875 in purse earnings and securing Indiana's 2018 Pacer of the Year title. Owned by Carl and Melanie Atley, the gelded son of Always A Virgin-Glorious Princess recorded his 20th lifetime win from 25 trips behind the gate. "We haven't figured out where we are going next," George continued. "We will probably try to get another start here. He's got the Battle of Lake Erie but we'll see how it goes." The win with Always A Prince was one of three winners on the card for Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick. Tetrick also scored with fan-favorite and World Champion Freaky Feet Pete in the last race on the program. Staging his customary late rally in the lane, Freaky Feet Pete surged past his rivals to stop the timer in 1:49.4 and record his second consecutive victory. Indiana Sire Stakes Champions were out in full force on the evening's 14-race card as Indiana's 2018 champion two-year-old pacing colt, Egomania, also found the winner's circle in the first start of his three-year-old campaign. Driven by John DeLong and trained by Brian Brown, Egomania came storming home to stop the timer in 1:50.3 to establish a new lifetime best. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, May 18 with an 11-race card and begin at an adjusted post time of 7:10 pm. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule at Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff

ANDERSON, Ind.--May 1, 2019--The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing's richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, is set to return to Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in October 2020. Harrah's Hoosier Park was formally awarded all 12 year-end championship races by the Hambletonian Society, which oversees the Breeders Crown Series. This will be the second time that Harrah's Hoosier Park, home of harness racing in the state of Indiana, will serve as the event's host site. "On behalf of all the members of the Indiana Standardbred Association I want to express how delighted we are to again partner in bringing the Breeders Crown back to Indiana," Indiana Standardbred Association president, Joe Putnam said. "This showcase of the best talent in harness racing saw Indiana shine on the national stage and we are hopeful to equal or surpass that fete in 2020." "Hoosier Park hosted one of our most successful Breeders Crown events in 2017 and we are thrilled they are back in host track rotation again in 2020," said Hambletonian Society president John Campbell. "We look forward to working with Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association in raising the bar on hospitality, championship racing and showcasing another world class event." Harrah's Hoosier Park hosted Indiana's debut of the Breeders Crown in October of 2017, creating a week-long Festival that culminated in two nights of Breeders Crown finals. More than $4 million was bet on the events, with a track lifetime record of $2.1 million wagered in one single night. "Record wagering handles, a sold-out grandstand, entrants and winners from all over North America, a first class staff and tremendous economic impact for the Anderson community all made the decision to return to Hoosier an easy one," continued Campbell. "The Society is grateful and acknowledges the efforts of everyone involved in the Standardbred industry in Indiana who worked hard to make their state synonymous with world class racing." In addition to record-setting handle at Harrah's Hoosier Park's inaugural Breeders Crown, a tremendous showing was made by local representatives, who took home three of the 12 crystal Crown trophies. "Dan Patch Horse of the Year Award winners Hannelore Hanover and Always B Miki are just two Indiana-bred performers who have received accolades at the highest level and we look forward to providing the stage again in 2020," added Campbell. The 35-year-old series has typically crowned champions in every division for trotters and pacers and has been the deciding factor in Horse of the Year honors since 1984. More than $250 million in purse money has been disbursed over 406 events. Originally conceived and executed as a traveling series, the Crown has been contested at racetracks across North America and been raced as a single night as well as multiple night events. Much like the Super Bowl, the season-culminating Breeders Crown series does not have a fixed venue. The Breeders Crown races were held at The Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania in 2018 and will be hosted at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Canada in 2019 before heading to Harrah's Hoosier Park in 2020. "Our team at Harrah's Hoosier Park could not be more thrilled to have harness racing's premier event returning to the Hoosier State in 2020," said Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of racing for Harrah's Hoosier Park. "Our team rose to the occasion with great pride in 2017, and without a doubt will do so again next year." Harrah's Hoosier Park was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in July of 2018, and the 2020 Breeders Crown will be the first championship event hosted under the Caesars Entertainment umbrella. "Caesars Entertainment and our team at Harrah's Hoosier Park are honored to host the 2020 Breeders Crown and once again showcase our team, community, our horses, and state of Indiana," said Trent McIntosh, senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's Hoosier Park. "We look forward to working with the Hambletonian Society and the Indiana Standardbred Association in making next year's event our biggest and best championship racing event yet." Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.--April 16, 2019-- With a carry-over in excess of $8,000, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $30,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Wednesday, April 17. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the action packed 12-race card on Wednesday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday's 12-race card saw a number of longshots finding the winner's circle, including Cantdancewithoutgin and LeWayne Miller who found the wire first at odds of 99-1 in the last race of the program. The 3-year-old filly, trained by Larry King, staged a big rally late in the lane to get up in the final strides of the mile to record her first lifetime victory in eleven career starts. The Pick-5 also went unsolved resulting in a $3,452.07 carryover for Wednesday. The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Harrah's Hoosier Park and features a reduced takeout of 12%. The Hoosier High-5 is responsible for one of the biggest payouts to date last season with a $12,775.94 winning ticket paid out. Free past performances for the Hoosier High-5 sequence will be available on the USTA website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on the handicapping section of Hoosier Park's website. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule at Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.--March 27, 2019--Coming off a silver anniversary year, Harrah's Hoosier Park is set to open its 26th season of world-renowned harness racing with a special Fan Appreciation Celebration on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. An opening night 14-race card, exclusive giveaways, contests, promotions, and free entertainment will highlight the weekend of racing. "As soon as our athletes cross the finish line in the last race of the year, we hit the ground running for the upcoming season." said Rick Moore, Harrah's Hoosier Park vice president and general manager of racing. "We've planned our 2019 season with the mentality that everything has to be bigger, better, and bolder. We have a great weekend, and season ahead, and can't wait to welcome back our race fans to celebrate another year of championship racing." As a part of Fan Appreciation Weekend, the first 500 guests to visit Trackside Caesars Rewards on Friday, March 29 starting at 4:30 p.m. will receive an official 2019 live racing hooded sweatshirt. Fan-tastic Fridays will also return to Harrah's Hoosier Park with $1 draft beers, $1 hot dogs and $1 live racing programs starting at 5 p.m. In addition, guests will be welcomed to enter the Bet Against The Boss handicapping contest for a chance to win up to $500. Both Friday and Saturday will feature $100 MegaBet drawings, where five winners will be drawn each night to place a $100 win bet on a selected race on the program. Guests can enter to win at any Trackside Rewards kiosk from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m. each night and winners must be present to win. Friday night will also feature a $20,000 Shamrock N Roll giveaway, with drawings between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Building upon the popular "Family-Fun" themed activities and events started last season, Family Fun Saturdays will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park this Saturday and continue throughout the entirety of the live racing season. Activities will include live entertainment, games and winner's circle giveaways. The official Hoosier Park mascot, Hoosier Buddy, will be on hand to entertain and excite. Saturday night will also feature the Mow Money giveaway finale. Guests can enter to win their share of $25,000 in free play and John Deere prizes, with drawings between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Free entertainment in The Terrace Showroom will top off each night with Stella Luna and The Satellites performing at the conclusion of live racing on Friday and Password Reset performing at the conclusion of live racing on Saturday. The 2019 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 160 days of live racing and will be headlined the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday, August 9. The Dan Patch Stakes will serve as Indiana's richest harness race with an estimated purse of $300,000, which annually attracts the top older pacers in North America. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday and Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule through the end of the meet on Nov. 9.   Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, IN - Harrah's Hoosier Park is currently accepting applications for two harness racing internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2019 live harness racing season. Both internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, or any equine related fields. The internship program is designed to give applicable marketing experience while simultaneously discovering and learning the many facets of the harness racing industry. The Race Marketing interns will have the opportunity to work alongside industry and media professionals in an exciting, fast-paced environment. Each intern will be expected to assist the Race Marketing Department with a variety of promotional events, racing activities, and programs in a customer-service based atmosphere. The race marketing interns will assist with the daily production of the live racing program along with various group and charity events. The interns will also be challenged to write engaging digital content, develop and maintain new marketing contests, along with public relations and social media assignments. This opportunity is ideal for college students looking for an exciting internship in the horse racing industry or students seeking internship accreditation opportunities in related fields. The positions require an energetic, self-starter with strong communication skills, organizational skills, and experience in social media applications. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work weekends and evenings. Experience in the horse racing industry is beneficial but not required. This paid assignment will run throughout the entirety of the live racing season. Hoosier Park's 26th season of live harness racing will kick off on March 29 and be conducted through November 9. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a very lucrative stakes program throughout the season highlighted by the 26th anniversary of the Dan Patch Stakes on August 9. To apply for the Race Marketing internship at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please send resume and cover letter to: Emily Gaskin 4500 Dan Patch Circle Anderson, IN 46017 egaskin@caesars.com The application deadline for the Race Marketing internship is March 1, 2019. For more information about Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.--January 23, 2019 -- Stall applications are now available for the upcoming 2019 live harness racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The downloadable form, which includes all pertinent information, can be found on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website or by clicking here. Stall applications must be received by Harrah's Hoosier Park's race office by no later than February 8, 2019. 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 2018 live race meet, Harrah's Hoosier Park's 26th season of live harness racing will kick off on March 29, 2019. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park 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 daily post time of 6:30 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through November 9, 2019. Once again, Harrah's 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 9. In conjunction with the stakes schedule, Hoosier Park will offer a variety of overnight series beginning in April to kick-start the season. All of the spring overnight series will be on Harrah's Hoosier Park's condition sheets and can be found on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website as soon as they are made available. 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 speine@caesars.com. For more information on the upcoming harness racing season or live entertainment, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. About Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and team member culture. Harrah's Hoosier Park, 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 Harrah's Hoosier Park, Winner's Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Downtown Indianapolis and Winner's Circle OTB & VooDoo BBQ & Grill in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information, please visit www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing at racetracks and 21 or older to gamble at casinos. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448) ©2019 Caesars License Company, LLC. Emily Gaskin | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator  

ANDERSON, Ind.--December 5, 2018 -- The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2019 racing dates during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Offering 160-days of live harness racing, the 2019 racing season will be conducted Friday, March 29 through Saturday, Nov. 9. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Harrah's Hoosier Park's 26th season of live harness racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will kick off with a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week and return on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening the second week before resuming a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the season. "Fresh off the heels of a successful 25th Silver Anniversary season at Harrah's Hoosier Park, we are busy preparing and anxiously awaiting the 2019 live harness racing season," Harrah's Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "We remain committed to the highest quality of racing and look forward to welcoming the fans and horsemen back to Hoosier Park in March." Stall applications will soon be made available for the 2019 live harness racing season at Hoosier Park. The downloadable form, which includes all pertinent information, will be available on Hoosier Park's website. For additional information, or to have a stall application sent to you, please contact Scott Peine, Hoosier Park's racing secretary, at 765-609-4870 or Scott.Peine@hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin 

Anderson, IN -- Harrah's Hoosier Park concluded the 25th silver anniversary season of live harness racing with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 10. In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded. On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his fifth consecutive and seventh leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who led the standings from start to finish, was officially recognized as the 2018 leading driver with 309 victories while amassing over $3.7 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. Sam Widger finished second with 259 victories with John DeLong in third with 248 trips to the winner's circle. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $50 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. Tetrick is also ranked among the top 10 drivers in the country with 469 victories and counting. "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. "Without them I wouldn't be standing here today. I am going to take a few weeks off and enjoy this and then will most likely be racing in Ohio for a few nights a week during the off season." "The support of my family and friends has been great," he continued. "I really appreciate the opportunity to show up every night and do what I love." After tying with trainer Jamie Macomber for the leading trainer title last season, Jeff Cullipher took the next step and secured the 2018 leading trainer title outright. Heading into the evening's 14-race card just four wins separated the top pair. Cullipher secured the title after winning with Wings Up and Inverse Hanover in their respective races. Cullipher ended the season with 119 victories with Jamie Macomber finishing second with 116 trips to the winner's circle. Raised by a family rich in harness racing tradition, Jeff Cullipher has quickly made a name for himself as a trainer at Hoosier Park. The 47-year-old Henderson, KY native is no new comer to the sport of harness racing. A driver since 1988 and trainer since 1991, Cullipher has over 30 years of harness racing experience to his credit. 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 is on track to record his best season to date in 2018 as his stable has already amassed over $1.5 million in purse earnings and 124 wins. Cullipher's stable earned over $1.3 million in purse earnings at Hoosier Park this season. "It really is a team effort," Cullipher said. "It's a lot of hard work but I've got a great team and some great owners who helped make this possible. Owners like Tom Pollack have been a dream come true for a guy like me--it's an honor to have the caliber of horses I've been able to train all season." "We are going to take a little bit of time off," Cullipher continued. "We will keep a stable here in Indiana for the winter and we are also looking to have a stable in New Jersey starting in December so next year will be exciting." 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 2018 season at Hoosier Park an overwhelming success. "I want to tip my hat to everyone at Harrah's Hoosier Park who made this 25th season of harness racing so special and memorable," said Harrah's Hoosier Park Vice President and General Manager of Racing Rick Moore. "And to our partners, the horsemen, who night in and night out make racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park the best there is in North America. We couldn't be more proud. We'll catch our breath and then get back to the drawing board to make 2019 even better!" For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN  -The curtain will close on the 25th silver anniversary season of live harness racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, November 10 and will be highlighted by a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool. An action packed 14-race card will close out the 2018 season with mandatory payouts in the Pick-4, Pick-5, and Hoosier High-5 pools. First post is 6:30 p.m. Two long-shot winners in Friday's Pick-4 sequence at Harrah's Hoosier Park sparked a carryover of $4,385.17 and will kick-start the Pick-4 pool for Saturday. Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer this signature wagering opportunity in partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association. 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 the Pick-4 will be 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. Saturday's 14-race card will feature several late closing series finals and a $21,000 Invitational Pace. Local fan favorite and Breeders Crown Champion, Freaky Feet Pete, will also be in action on the evening's 14-race card looking to score his second consecutive win in the $15,000 Open Pace with Trace Tetrick in the bike. In addition to the racing action, Hoosier Park will award the 2018 leading driver and trainer trophies. Hoosier Park's reigning leading driver, Trace Tetrick, led the driving standings from start to finish and will add his seventh leading driver title at Hoosier Park to his resume. The title for leading trainer looks to be a race to the wire between trainers Jeff Cullipher and Jamie Macomber, who shared the leading trainer title last season, with only four wins separating the two heading into the final night of racing. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

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