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ANDERSON, Ind.--November 27, 2020--The 2020 live harness racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which concluded on Saturday, November 21, produced encouraging gains on many fronts as well as sizeable gains in all-sources handle during the shortened 111-day harness racing season. At a time when tracks are struggling with the status quo of maintaining handle from year to year, Harrah's Hoosier Park has bucked the trend with a sensational all-sources handle increase of over 35% during the 2020 live harness racing season from the previous year's numbers. Total handle for all of 2020 was $70,967,441, up 35.5% as compared with the same 105 like-days plus the first six days of the 2019 meet. 2020 average daily handle was $639,346 (111 days) as compared to 2019 average daily handle of $497,460 (160 days) and up 28.5%. In a continued effort to provide the most attractive racing product to bettors everywhere, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino placed a focus on all encompassing marketing efforts and an increase in overall quality of racing. Race cards featured fuller fields over the previous year's numbers, averaging 8.8 betting interests per race this season compared to 8.47 in 2019. In addition, Hoosier Park averaged 13.9 races per day compared to 12.5 races per day in the previous year. "The 2020 live racing season proved to be an unequivocal success as witnessed by the record-breaking average daily handle," Harrah's Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "This achievement would not have been possible without the good judgment and foresight of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and the Indiana Standardbred Association which cooperatively and proactively assisted Harrah's Hoosier Park and making it possible for the 111-day season to be conducted in a safe and healthy manner all the while producing a record-breaking season on many fronts." "I would also like to thank our Indiana horsemen for their unwavering cooperation in putting together a most competitive product on the track each and every night. And, a special thank you to all Harrah's Hoosier Park team members for executing a flawless Breeders Crown weekend!" One of the most anticipated weekends on the 2020 live racing calendar was in October as Harrah's Hoosier Park welcomed the 37th edition of the $6 million Breeders Crown events back to the Anderson oval. The Breeders Crown saw notable success while placing the national spotlight on Harrah's Hoosier Park, as the best in the sport of harness racing took to the racetrack on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. The 2020 Breeders Crown at Harrah's Hoosier Park pulled in its largest handle in the 27-year history with a total of $2,639,903 wagered on the 15-race card Saturday, Oct. 31. The previous track record for handle on a single program was set during the 2017 Breeders Crown at $2,063,985. The 2020 edition was also a two-night record for the track with a total of $4,297,864 wagered on Breeders Crown Championships compared to a two-night total of $3,837,869 wagered in 2017. Additionally, the first dead heat in the history of the Breeders Crown was recorded in the Breeders Crown final for two-year-old pacing colts and the $409.80 win mutuel yielded by Sandbetweenmytoes in the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old pacing colts was the highest ever in the 37-year history of the Breeders Crown. In addition to the Breeders Crown events, Hoosier Park hosted Grand Circuit racing action six different times this season and welcomed the top-rated horses in North America to compete in races like the $160,000 Monument Circle, the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, and the $100,000 Nadia Lobell. As with the Breeders Crown, the bettors came out in full force throughout the entire season as a total of five race days produced over $1 million in handle--the most in any one season in the history of Harrah's Hoosier Park. Harrah's Hoosier Park also witnessed one of its' fastest season to date as 13 track records were equaled or re-established this season. Pacing sensations Little Rocket Man and Cattlewash equaled the overall track record of 1:47.2, which is now co-held by five horses. Trace Tetrick led all forces on the track and took home the 2020 leading driver title with 277 victories and accumulated over $3.1 million in purse earnings throughout the season. Tetrick, who led the driver standings from start to finish, earned his ninth leading driver title at Harrah's Hoosier Park in 2020. Trainer Tyler George earned his first leading trainer title at Harrah's Hoosier Park after his stable recorded 73 wins on the season. Live racing dates for the 2021 season at Harrah's Hoosier Park have been submitted and will be reviewed by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission at their December meeting. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. About Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Harrah's Hoosier Park, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (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 the newest slots, live table games, sports wagering, and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. 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 and sports books. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448) ©2020 Caesars License Company, LLC. Emily Gaskin  

ANDERSON, IN -- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in conjunction with the Hambletonian Society, has announced the addition of several guaranteed wagers and multi-leg wagers for the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's annual series of 12 championship races, which will be held on October 30 and 31, at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. First post for both nights will be 6:00 p.m. EDT. The two-year-old Breeders Crown finals will highlight the 15-race card on Friday evening while the sophomore and open competitors will take center stage on Saturday evening. The first Breeders Crown race will be race eight each evening and will have an estimated post time of 8:24 p.m. EDT. In addition to the regular pick-4 sequence in races 3-6, two pick-4 sequences have been added to both Friday and Saturday's cards. A $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 will be featured in races 7-10 with a $40,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in Races 12-15. Harrah's Hoosier Park will also guarantee their signature wager, the Hoosier High-5, at $20,000 each night and will be featured in Race 15 with a 12% reduced takeout. A special all-stakes pick-8 has been added to the wagering menu for Saturday's card and will begin with the first Breeders Crown race, race 8. The pick-8 will be guaranteed at $10,000. "Our racing fans will notice a number of additional wagering pools when they begin handicapping our Friday and Saturday Breeders Crown racing cards," said Harrah's Hoosier Park VP and GM of Racing, Rick Moore. "We believe these pools will be well received and will provide value and liquidity for those participating and fortunate enough to select the winning combinations. The entirety of our wagering menu is designed to bring added excitement to two incredible racing cards featuring the greatest equine and human stars our sport has to offer." The full list of multi-leg wagers for this weekend's Breeders Crown cards is listed below: Friday: Early Pick-4 in Races 3-6 Pick-5 in Races 1-5, 6-10 and 11-15 $20,000 Mid-Card Pick-4 in Races 8-11 $40,000 Late Pick-4 in Races 12-15 Jackpot Pick-6 in Races 10-15 $20,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in Race 15 Saturday: Early Pick-4 in Races 3-6 Pick-5 in Races 1-5, 6-10 and 11-15 $20,000 Mid-Card Pick-4 in Races 8-11 $10,000 Guaranteed All Stakes Pick-8 in Races 8-15 $40,000 Late Pick-4 in Races 12-15 Jackpot Pick-6 in Races 10-15 $20,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in Race 15 Harrah's Hoosier Park will provide a free live high-definition streaming of the entire Breeders Crown racing cards on YouTube and can be found by clicking here. The live stream broadcast will be part of a week-long coverage leading up to the Breeders Crown finals. Harrah's Hoosier Park's social media feeds will also stream the Breeders Crown event week festivities. In addition to live streaming, there will be over 500 outlets receiving the Harrah's Hoosier Park racing signal including Australia and for the first time the Harrah's Hoosier Park live racing signal will be seen in the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. "Our team at Harrah's Hoosier Park remains focused on hosting a highly-successful Breeders Crown, in partnership with the Hambletonian Society, the Indiana Standardbred Association, and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission," Moore noted. "We will once again execute a top-notch, two-night event to decide year-end honors for the best harness racing athletes in North America, all while keeping the safety of our guests, team members, and racing community at the forefront of our event." The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN--- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted its annual Hoosier Champions Night on Friday, October 16. Worth $2.5 million, the power-packed 15-race card featured four $270,00 Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final contests for sophomore and freshmen pacers as well as two $70,000 events for older mares, stallions and geldings of the same gait. The victors were repeat Indiana champions Tellmeaboutit, Rockin Nola, and Priceless as well as newly crowned titleholders Somethingbeautiful, JK Going West and Clever Character. Two-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the $270,000 Super Finals for the evening and it was Sometingbeautiful who capped off her perfect Indiana Sires Stakes season with a 1:51.4 victory. With driver Tim Tetrick in the bike, Somethingbeautiful was able to hold off a late surge from Hot Mess Express and Andy Miller to get the victory and deliver as the heavy betting favorite. "I talked to Dylan before the race and watched her race a few times," Tetrick noted after the victory. "She's obviously a super talented filly who loves to do her job, I just had to put her in the right spot." After an opening panel in :27.1, Somethingbeautiful moved to the lead down the backside and never looked back. She utilized a :26.4 final quarter to hold off a hard charging Hot Mess Express and Andy Miller.   Trained by Dylan Davis, Somethingbeautiful improved her lifetime record to 9-8-1-0 and equaled her established best with the victory. Owned in partnership by Howard Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo, the daughter of Always A Virgin--Summer N Sand has now earned $314,750 lifetime. The three-year-old pacing fillies were up next and it was Priceless (Andy Miller) who notched her second Indiana Sire Stakes championship in a lifetime best effort in 1:49.1. Making the lead before the first turn, Priceless, in her second start for new trainer Julie Miller, went the distance in this event for 3-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Rockin' Image-Btwnyurheartnmine defeated Mystical Carrie (Trace Tetrick) by 1-1/2 lenghts in 1:49.1. Genie Rockwell (James Yoder) was a first-up third, never threatening the winner while beaten 4-1/4 lengths. 'I wanted to control the race,' Miller said. Priceless, from post position eight, did exactly that through spritely intervals of :25.3, :54.1 and 1:22.1. Owned by Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung, Priceless now sports a record of 23-9-2-2 and has banked $546,944. The filly was victorious in the Indiana Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing filly Super final and eighth in last year's Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old pacing fillies after winning her $25,000 elimination. Jk Going West and driver, trainer LeWayne Miller staged an impressive rally and found late racing room to get up in the final strides of the mile to capture the $270,000 Super Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Stopping the timer in 1:51.4, JK Going West was able to overcome post position nine and survived a judges' inquiry to get the victory. "I really wasn't sure why there was an inquiry, I was nervous but I didn't think I did anything wrong," Miller noted after the victory. "My colt had all kinds of pace so I knew I had to find some room and as soon as I did--he really paced strong to the wire." Owned in partnership by Bill Beechy and David Ferch, JK Going West recorded his third win from 11 seasonal outs. The son of JK Endofanera--Southwest pushed his lifetime bankroll to $224,558 with the victory. In the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings division, it was Clever Character and Sam Widger who were also able to overcome post position nine to best their rivals and pull the 9-1 upset in the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final. With a final time of 1:49.4, Clever Character dug in gamely late in the lane to get the victory and establish a new lifetime best in the process. "I've been watching this colt race for the last two seasons," Widger noted after the victory. "He's a very gritty colt. He doesn't need a perfect trip because he loves to hunt them down. The only problem when he clears them as quick as he did tonight is that he will wait on them. I am thankful to the connections for having confidence in me and letting me drive him." Trained by Ron Burke, Clever Character was recently acquired by the ownership partnership of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Frank Baldachino. The son of Tellitlikeitis--Ruby Delight recorded his third win of the season from 13 starts. Clever Character has now earned $375,965 lifetime. Tellmeaboutit (Peter Wrenn) added another Super Final score to his resume when he defeated a fast-closing Shamwow (LeWayne Miller) in 1:49 to capture the $76,000 Aged Pace. Ideal Ace (Stephen White) was third in the field of seven. After even-money favorite Little Rocket Man (Tim Tetrick) broke on the lead at the quarter pole through a first split of :26, Tellmeaboutit, who is conditioned by Alvin Miller, assumed that position and never looked back. The 4-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis-Portia Blue Chip established fractions of :54.2 and 1:22.1 prior to holding Shamwow at bay. Owned by Twila Harts and his trainer, the gelding now has a record of 41-15-10-9 and has earned $442,500. Rockin Nola (Joey Putnam) also added another Indiana Sires Stakes trophy to her collection after she was a convincing winner in the $50,000 Aged Mare Pace with driver Joey Putnam in the bike. Rockin Nola sped by leader Rockin Serena after the first quarter-mile in :26.2 to assume control and never looked back. She defeated It's Time For Fun (Kyle Wilfong) and Dojea Rita (Trace Tetrick) in 1:50.1 after setting fractions of :54.3 and 1:23.1. Owned by J P Racing and Suttons Bay Racing, the 4-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Gottogetoutmore, who is trained by Joe Putnam, now has a record of 41-20-9-4 and has amassed $547,907 during her career. This is her third Indiana championship victory as she won the both the 2 and 3-year-old contest for her sex and gait. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park      

Anderson, IN-- October 13, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and 2020 Breeders Crown Presenting Sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership are pleased to announce the results of a special harness racing auction that was held on Tuesday, October 6 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion as part of the 2020 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. The auction featured 2021 breedings to Father Patrick, Greenshoe, JK Endofanera, Swan For All, Tall Dark Stranger, and Walner. Exceeding expectations, a total of $105,000 in funds was raised through the auction. The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the auction including Kountry Lane Standardbreds, Blue Chip Bloodstock, Caviart Farms, Northwood Bloodstock for Richard Fry, Kentuckiana Farms, and The Stable.ca who successfully purchased breedings. "I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the industry participants who have once again so generously supported the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge," said Marvin Katz, speaking on behalf of the Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, which is the official presenting sponsor of the Breeders Crown at Harrah's Hoosier Park, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. "The entire Harrah's Hoosier Park team must be acknowledged, applauded, and thanked for their tireless commitment under today's challenging environment to host this year's Breeders Crown. We all look forward to celebrating Breeders Crown weekend at Hoosier Park. Well done everyone.". The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge launched in September and features four teams consisting of a celebrity, a charity of their choosing, and an award-winning three-year-old pacing colt. In addition to the stallion breeding auction, funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge will also be generated by donations through a Glamour Boy Challenge in the 3-year-old pacing colt division, in which the partnerships will donate 1% of their horse earnings through November 1. Harrah's Hoosier Park and Libfeld-Katz are partnering with the four Indiana celebrities to raise funds for their respective charities, and the challenge will be centered around a Facebook poll and social engagement. Each celebrity's charity will receive a donation, but the celebrity-charity duo with the highest votes on the Facebook poll will receive a majority of the funds raised. To cast your vote, click here. The 2020 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge Lineup is as follows: Celebrity & Charity Teams Indianapolis Colt, Super Bowl Champ, & Pro Bowl Alum, Jeff Saturday - Hoosier Burn Camp - http://hoosierburncamp.org/ Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch - AWS Foundation of Indiana -https://awsfoundation.org/ Former Indiana Basketball Player & Indianapolis Sports Radio Personality Dan Dakich - The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment - https://giving.purdue.edu/s/1461/1010/19/interior.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1010&pgid=9633 WTHR Indianapolis News Anchor, Julia Moffitt - Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Inc. - https://www.morningdovetrc.org/ by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN--July 30, 2020-- Although the start of the 2020 racing season was put on hold for 3 ½ months, it hasn't taken long for Harrah's Hoosier Park's 27th year of live harness racing to produce encouraging gains from all facets of its wagering operations. With that, officials with Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino have announced purses will increase by approximately $35,000 per day, effective Friday, July 31. This increase will be felt throughout the entire purse structure as a result of conservative revenue projections and increased casino, ADW and export revenues. "After starting off the meet with very cautious purse projections we are so pleased that our gaming and pari-mutuel revenues are now allowing us to make this very significant purse increase," Harrah's Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing Rick Moore noted. "We want to thank all of our partners, most notably the horsemen and racing fans throughout the country that have contributed to our successes to date. I would also like to personally thank ISA President, Joe Putnam, for working with us to implement this purse increase in such an expeditious manner." With a renewed focus on fresh marketing efforts, specialty wagers, full fields and competitive racing, through the first 30 days of the meet at Harrah's Hoosier Park, all-sources wagering has shown a 21% increase over the previous years' figures. "The horsemen have done an outstanding job of providing us with a great racing product," Moore continued. "The competitive fields have offered outstanding value to horseplayers and the bettors have shown up in full force. All of these factors make it possible for us to proudly announce this purse increase." The racing action continues to heat up on the track as the 2020 crop of Indiana-sired horses recently opened their Indiana Sires Stakes series in impressive fashion. Harrah's Hoosier Park will host an extended open stakes schedule throughout the 2020 racing season worth nearly a combined $8 million. Harrah's Hoosier Park's premier pacing event, the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, is slated for Friday, August 14. The 2020 season will be highlighted by the return of the coveted Breeders Crown events on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will continue to follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN--July 14, 2020--Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the second half of the 2020 live harness racing season. The internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students looking for an internship in the fall semester who will be pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, and 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 blog pieces, develop and maintain new marketing contests, along with public relations and social media assignments. Interns in 2020 will also have the opportunity to assist with the preparation and execution of the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, the world championship of harness racing that will be hosted at Hoosier Park Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. Interns will also assist with noteworthy nights of racing such as the Dan Patch Stakes on August 14 as well as help with the execution of various events held at the track. This opportunity is ideal for college students looking for an exciting fall 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 second half of the live racing season. Hoosier Park's 27th season of live harness racing kicked off on June 16 and will be conducted through November 21. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will offer a very lucrative stakes program throughout the season highlighted by the Breeders Crown's return to Indiana. To apply for the Race Marketing internship at 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 August 1, 2020. For more information about Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.--July 2, 2020-- A talented group of harness racing three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were in the spotlight at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Thursday, July 3. Two $31,500 divisions were featured on the evening's 14-race card and the heavy betting favorites delivered to win their respective divisions. Emma Town Bud and Michael Oosting turned in an impressive effort to capture the opening division in 1:53.2 for trainer Byron Hooley. Employing an eye-popping :25.3 final quarter, Emma Town Bud powered home to get the win by a length over the pacesetting Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr. Leaving from post five, Emma Town Bud left just enough to grab a pocket seat behind Swan In Motion who left alertly for early position. Swan In Motion led the field through fractions of :27.2, :58.1, and 1:27.2 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. As the field turned for home, Oosting timed his attack and when Emma Town Bud tipped from the pocket, he sprinted for home. Swan In Motion trotted strong to the wire to finish second while Dude Included and John DeLong were third. Emma Town Bud returned $4.00 to win. With the win, Emma Town Bud is now undefeated in three starts this season. The 1:53.2 final clocking equaled his established lifetime best. The son of Big Stick Lindy-Centerfold Lady is owned by Summit Pacing Acres and has now amassed $152,081 in lifetime purse earnings. After an uncharacteristic break in his first start of the season, TJ's Top Pick rebounded gamely to take the second division of the stakes action with driver Trace Tetrick in the bike. Scoring in 1:53.2, TJ's Top Pick made good on his 1-9 favoritism and established a new lifetime best in the process. Leaving from post three in the abbreviated field of six, Tetrick wasted no time and sent his mount to the front. TJ's Top Pick strolled through fractions of :28.1, :57.3 and 1:26 before he began to distance himself from the rest of the field. Turning from home with a three length advantage, TJ's Top Pick cruised home in :27.2 to finish under a hand drive from Tetrick. Flagman and Rick Plano benefitted from a pocket trip and trotted evenly to finish second while Speed Ball Swagger with LeWayne Miller rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, TJ's Top Pick returned $2.20 at the betting windows. Trained by Jeff Cullipher, TJ's Top Pick scored the first win of his three-year-old campaign from two starts. With the win, the son of Swan For All-A J's Ayd improved his lifetime bankroll to $319,291 for owners Pollack Racing LLC, Jeff Cullipher, and Trace Tetrick. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 3 with three $23,500 divisions for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on the evening's 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.--July 1, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for the 2020 season on Wednesday, July 1 as the evening's 14-race card featured two $33,000 harness racing divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. Using similar gate-to-wire tactics, divisional winners Hotel Whiskey and May Baby kept their individual winning streaks alive to deliver in impressive fashion in their respective divisions. Hotel Whiskey with driver John DeLong in the bike wasted no time and went right to work as soon as the wings of the gate folded from post five. Reaching the front through the opening panel in :27.4, Hotel Whiskey was able to slow the tempo just a touch through middle fractions of :57.3 and 1:26.4 before outsprinting her rivals turning for home. Stopping the timer in 1:54.3, Hotel Whiskey used a :27.3 closing kick to turn away the pocket-sitting Rjz First Lady and LeWayne Miller. Bluebird Ladyluck and Dan Shetler found late racing room to round out the trifecta. Sent off as the publics' third betting choice, Hotel Whiskey returned $7.80 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained and bred by Cassidy Whitton, Hotel Whiskey established a new lifetime best with the win. After sweeping a late closing series at Harrah's Hoosier Park last week, the sophomore filly remains unbeaten at three in three seasonal starts. The daughter of Bluto-LW Jaynie Flyer pushed her lifetime earnings to $37,049 with the win. In the second division, May Baby looked every bit the part of a 1-5 favorite as she captured her split of the stakes action to retain her perfect two-for-two sophomore record. With trainer James Yoder in the bike, May Baby utilized a gate to wire effort to finish four lengths in front of her competition and stop the timer in 1:52.4. Leaving from post four in the field of nine, May Baby left alertly to grab command through the opening panel in :27.4. J-S Miss Carly and Alex Udell benefitted from a pocket trip while the rest of the field followed in straight alignment down the backside. May Baby clicked off fractions of :57 and 1:25.1 before she began to distance herself from the rest of the field. Turning for home, May Baby was on top with a five length lead. Rock Swan and Trace Tetrick made a valiant stretch run but were forced to settle for second place honors. Deswanslittlelorie and Michael Oosting rallied late for third. As the heavy betting favorite, May Baby returned $2.60 at the betting windows. With the win, May Baby pushed her lifetime bankroll to $258,240 and has now won eight of 12 of her lifetime outings. The daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling is owned by Cheyenne Yoder and was bred by Oakwood Farms. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 2 with two divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence in races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in race 14. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park      

ANDERSON, IN --February 20, 2020--Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2020 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, and 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 blog pieces, develop and maintain new marketing contests, along with public relations and social media assignments. Interns in 2020 will also have the opportunity to assist with the preparation and execution of the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, the world championship of harness racing that will be hosted at Hoosier Park Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. 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 27th season of live harness racing will kick off on March 27 and be conducted through November 21. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will offer a very lucrative stakes program throughout the season highlighted by the return of the $6 million Breeders Crown. To apply for the Race Marketing internship at 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 13, 2020. For more information about Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

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

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