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ANDERSON, Ind.-July 15, 2017 - River Otter used a strong stretch rally to pull the 11-1 upset in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 15. Skillfully driven by Robert Taylor, who also does the training duties, River Otter avoided early traffic issues to stop the timer in 1:58.1 and record a new lifetime best in the process. Ricky Macomber Jr. sent Starlit Senditback away with the wings of the gate to grab the early lead in :27.1 with Uncle Leo and Doug Rideout grabbing the pocket seat. Taylor had River Otter well placed along the rail in fifth while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. Brandon Bates had Mr Quaker up to engage the leader at the half mile mark in :58.2 and the top duo was matching strides through the three-quarter clocking in 1:28.3. With the field beginning to tighten, Taylor had River Otter in perfect striking position second-over as they turned for home. Starlit Senditback began to tire on the front and Taylor tipped River Otter to the outside. Utilizing a :29 final quarter, River Otter trotted strongly on to the wire and held off a late charge from the heavy betting favorite, Skyway Torpedo and Peter Wrenn. After experiencing traffic issues for much of the mile, Skyway Torpedo rallied gamely late in the lane but had too much ground to make up at the end of the mile and was forced to settle for second place honors. Uncle Leo utilized a ground saving trip to round out the trifecta. Slightly dismissed at the betting windows, River Otter returned $25.20 to his backers. "He's been a nice colt from day one," Taylor noted after the victory. "He was a little sick last week in his elimination and he also got a little aggressive so we had to re-rig him going into this week. He responded well to the equipment changes and was really sharp tonight." The rookie son of Mr Cantab-Cq Yankee recorded his second victory from three lifetime outings. With the win, River Otter has now earned $44,100 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Taylor Racing Stables, K. Schenk, and Bumkum Valley Stables. River Otter Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, July 18 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 14, 2017 - Indiana-sired freshmen pacing colts were the featured harness racing  attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 14 as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. After winning his elimination last week, Shnitzledosomethin turned in another dominant performance to best nine other rivals, scoring in a new lifetime best of 1:52.2. With driver Peter Wrenn in the bike, Shnitzledosomethin was eased off the gate to settle along the rail in fifth while a host of others left alertly. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had Bluebird Recon fired up to leave aggressively and get the first call through the opening panel in a snappy :25.4. Jeopardy and LeWayne Miller benefitted from a pocket trip while GD Western Joe and Ricky Macomber Jr. were following intently in third. Wrenn Jr. was able to get Bluebird Recon to relax on the lead but they quickly yielded command to Shnitzledosomethin just before the second station in :56.3. Shnitzledosomethin led the field through the three-quarter clocking in 1:25.2 but was joined on the outside by Tom's A Rockin and Sam Widger. Tom's A Rockin was matching strides with the leader as the field turned for home but Shnitzledosomethin wasn't finished. Utilizing a :27 final quarter, Shnitzledosomethin coasted on to the wire four lengths in front of his competition. Tom's A Rockin held on gamely for second while Letitrock and Todd Warren staged a big rally late in the lane to get up for third. As the 3-5 favorite, Shnitzledosomethin returned $3.20 at the betting windows. "He's an impressive colt," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "I knew there would be a lot of early speed so I planned to race off the back but all these colts are so green I had to move down the backside. He was very strong at the wire." Trained by Dylan Davis, the son of Fred And Ginger-Summer N Sand has now won both of his lifetime outings. With the win, Shnitzledosomethin has bankrolled $47,500 in lifetime purse earnings for his connections of Bfj Stable, T. Lazzaro, E. Gold, and A. Basen. Shnitzledosomethin New Talent winning the Invitational Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 12, 2017 - Dee Rocks and driver Sam Widger turned in a dominant performance to find the winner's circle in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, on Wednesday, July 12 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:53.3, the rookie filly recorded her fifth consecutive victory to remain undefeated in 2017 and also established a new lifetime best in the process. After three consecutive victories at Hawthorne Racecourse, Dee Rocks made her first Hoosier Park start a winning one taking her split of the Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations last week. Leaving from post five in a talented field of ten, Widger sent Dee Rocks away from the gate to grab a pocket seat behind the early pacesetter Ezpay and Ricky Macomber Jr. Ezpay got the first call through the opening panel in :27 but quickly yielded the lead to Dee Rocks just before the half mile mark. Dee Rocks led the field through splits of :56.1 and 1:25.1 before being joined on the outside by Laila J and Ginger and John DeLong approaching the final turn. Gate Speed and Todd Warren were well placed second-over while Always Woggy and LeWayne Miller were looking for racing room third on the rail. As the field turned for home, Dee Rocks was on top by three lengths and began to put her talent on display as she paced away from the rest of the field. Utilizing a :28.2 final quarter, Dee Rocks coasted on to the wire to finish three lengths in front of a hard-charging Always Woggy. EzPay utilized a ground-saving trip to round out the trifecta. As the 3-5 post time favorite, Dee Rocks returned $3.40 to her backers at the betting windows. "Training down she was great," trainer Dossie Minor noted in the winner's circle. "She's easy to get along with and loves her job. I think she races better off the back but she was strong tonight." The daughter of Rockin Image-Incredible Katie is a homebred, owned and bred by Ronald Phillips and John Carver. Dee Rocks has now won five of five lifetime outings while amassing $58,000 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, July 13 with a 14-race card featuring a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in Races 3-6. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 11, 2017 - After cruising to an ultra-impressive 1:55.4 victory in her Indiana Sires Stakes elimination last week, O So Easy followed up with a decisive harness racing victory on Tuesday, July 11 in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. After stopping the timer in 1:56.1, O So Easy swept the first round of stakes action for the freshman fillies while recording her third win of the season for trainer, driver, and co-owner Verlin Yoder. Leaving from post nine in a talented field of ten, Yoder wasted no time as he sent the filly away from the gate for the lead. O So Easy would have to work for position as Miss Lady Halfmoon and Trace Tetrick also wanted the front and protected their rail position. O So Easy eventually grabbed the lead just past the quarter in :27.4 and would lead the field through splits of :57.3 and 1:27 before ever feeling a threat. Lass A Rope and Jim Pantaleano were the first to commit to the outer flow first-over and First Encore K and Ricky Macomber Jr. quickly grabbed the cover rounding the final turn. Lass A Rope made a strong bid at the leader but O So Easy was too strong on the front. Utilizing a :29.1 final quarter, O So Easy was able to hold off a late charge from Custom Cantab and Peter Wrenn to get the win by nearly a length. Topville Martini and John DeLong also rallied well late in the mile but had to settle for third place honors. As the 6-5 co-favorite, O So Easy returned $4.60 to her backers at the betting windows. "She can be a little tough," Yoder said after the victory. "Just like any trotting filly-she likes things her way. I thought I had to use her a little too much tonight in the first quarter but she overcame it. She's a very nice filly." The rookie filly is now undefeated in three starts in 2017. The daughter of Swan For All-Ostia Hanover was a $20,000 yearling purchase at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale and is owned in partnership by Verlin Yoder and Eleven Star Stables. O So Easy has now earned $52,500 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Wednesday, July 12 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 8, 2017-For the second time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval, marking the fourth track record that has been re-established this season. After stopping the timer in 1:49.2, Au D Lox Bluegrass and driver Sam Widger kicked off the action packed 12-race card on Saturday, July 8 in impressive fashion in the $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational pace. The 1:49.2 clocking re-established the track record for older pacing mares and also established a new lifetime best for Au D Lox Bluegrass. The previous track record of 1:49.3 was established by McFlirty and Ricky Macomber Jr. in 2014. Widger wasted no time as he sent Au D Lox Bluegrass away from the gate firing from post seven. She dictated fractions of :25.1, :53.3 and 1:22.1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. were content to sit the pocket while Trace Tetrick had Graceful Vision aimed at the leader turning for home. Graceful Vision was able to reach the leader's wheel but Au D Lox Bluegrass wasn't finished. Using a :27.1 final quarter, Au D Lox Bluegrass coasted on to the wire under a hand drive from Widger to finish nearly five lengths in front of Graceful Vision. Ponytail and LeWayne Miller rallied gamely to round out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Au D Lox Bluegrass returned $4.00 to her backers at the betting windows. "She's a very nice mare," Widger noted after the victory. "She's really sharp right now and seems to be getting better and stronger with every start." With the win the Jeff Cullipher trainee recorded her fifth victory from 12 seasonal starts. Owned by Thomas Pollack and Jeffrey Cullipher, the four year-old daughter of Panspacificflight-Ag-n-Au Bluegrass has now amassed $61,450 in purse earnings this season and $254,709 lifetime. The victory was also one of four training wins on the evening's 12-race card for trainer Jeff Cullipher and the first of three driving wins on the evening for Sam Widger. On the stakes side of the racing action, JD's Chancey Gal continued her winning ways to take home top honors in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With Todd Warren at the lines, JD's Chancey Gal staged a big rally late in the lane to find the wire first in 1:51.3. With the win, JD's Chancey Gal recorded her fifth consecutive Hoosier Park victory and also established a new lifetime mark in the process. Trained and owned by Pasko Vucinaj, the three-year-old daughter of Panspacificflight-Designer Gal has now won seven of 10 seasonal starts and nine of 24 lifetime starts. With the win, JD's Chancey Gal sent her lifetime bankroll over the $100,000 mark. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, July 11 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park         Emily Gaskin   Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist   Hoosier Park Racing & Casino   Emily.gaskin@hoosierpark.com   (765)609-4620              

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 7, 2017 - Beckhams Z Tam and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. made a clean sweep of the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 7. With a final time of 1:50.3, Beckhams Z Tam notched his third consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and became the sport's newest $100,000 earner after the victory. Leaving from post two in a talented field of ten, Beckhams Z Tam was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in fifth. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had Meadowbrook Tiger pointed to the front from post six to get the first call through a snappy opening panel in :25.4. Limited Edition and Todd Warren benefitted from a pocket trip while Dave and Dennis and Brandon Bates were next in line, third. Macomber Jr. gave Beckhams Z Tam the go-ahead and he quickly marched to the front to grab command just before the half in :54.2. Unable to wait any longer, Trace Tetrick also gave Rock N Tony the green light down the backside and he began his long first-over journey to the front. Reaching the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.1, Rock N Tony was able to reach the leader's wheel as the field tightened and turned for home. Rock N Tony began to feel the long first-over mile just as Beckhams Z Tam found another gear. Utilizing a :28.2 final quarter, Beckhams Z Tam kicked home to win by a two and a half lengths over Rock N Tony. Meadowbrook Tiger held on for third place honors. As the heavy betting favorite, Beckhams Z Tam returned $4.80 to his supporters at the betting windows. Trained by Hoosier Park's leading trainer, Jamie Macomber, Beckhams Z Tam recorded his seventh victory from eight seasonal starts and seventh lifetime win from 14 outings. The 1:50.3 clocking established a new lifetime mark for the three-year-old son of Always A Virgin-Sara's Lucky Charm. Owned by the Z Tam Stables LLC, Beckhams Z Tam pushed his lifetime bankroll to $115,861 with the victory. Beckhams Z Tam Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, July 8 with a 12-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 6, 2017 - Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 6 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. My Uncle Cuz, with Don Harmon in the sulky, scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final. After scoring handily in his elimination last week, My Uncle Cuz used a determined stretch rally to find the wire first in 1:54.4 and establish a new lifetime mark in the process. Leaving from post five in the field of ten, My Uncle Cuz left just enough to grab a spot along the rail in third while Todd Warren sent Sebiskit Bluegrass away from the gate firing from post nine. Sebiskit Bluegrass led the field through the first split in :27.4 but his lead would be short-lived as Harmon gave My Uncle Cuz the green light as they straightened away down the backside. My Uncle Cuz grabbed the lead just past the half in :56.2 but was quickly joined on the outside by Jesse V and Peter Wrenn who were unable to find a spot along the rail and pressed on to the lead. Fomor and Dan Shetler were well placed second-over as the field began to tighten around the three-quarter clocking in 1:25.4. The long taxing mile began to take its toll on Jesse V and just as he began to retreat, Double A Goldrush and Ross Leonard found late racing room and came charging. Harmon asked his mount for more and My Uncle Cuz powered to the wire to hold off Double A Goldrush by a length. Swan Forever and Trace Tetrick used a ground saving trip to round out the trifecta. As the 3-5 favorite, My Uncle Cuz returned $3.40 to his backers. "He's a very sensible horse," Harmon noted in the winner's circle. "I had to move when I did because I didn't want to get shuffled. He's actually better off the helmet but he raced great tonight. I was able to get him a breather down the backside and he raced strong all the way to the wire. We're very proud of him." Trained and owned by Krista Harmon, My Uncle Cuz recorded his third victory from six seasonal starts and sixth win from 17 lifetime outings. The gelded son of Abc Garland-Malibu Marley has now amassed $164,618 in lifetime purse earnings. My Uncle Cuz Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Friday, July 7 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 5, 2017 - Indiana-sired three-year-old trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 5 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and $25,000 consolation for the sophomore trotting fillies. Donnas Dream and Robert Taylor made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory-this time in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final. After scoring handily in her elimination last week, Donnas Dream rallied gamely late in the lane to score in a lifetime best of 1:55.2 at odds of 14-1. Donnas Dream was sent away from the gate firing from post seven and she was able to grab the lead through the opening panel in :28. Her lead would be short lived as Doug Rideout had the even money favorite, Ajessia, pointed to the front. Ajessia grabbed the lead just before the half in :57.2 while Donnas Dream sat patiently in the pocket. Riverdancing Diva and Andy Shetler were following intently in third with J-S Jesses Girl and Sam Widger next in line, fourth. Ajessia continued to call the shots through the three-quarter clocking in 1:27.1 but was joined on the outside by ER Norah and Don Eash as the field rounded the final turn. Ajessia was able to put away ER Norah but her biggest threat was still in the pocket. Taylor tipped Donnas Dream to the outside and she utilized a :28 closing kick to get the victory by nearly two lengths. Ajessia held on gamely for second while Foxy Swan and Trace Tetrick rallied late in the lane to round out the trifecta. Dismissed at the betting windows, Donnas Dream returned $30.00 to her backers. "She's a very nice filly," trainer, driver Robert Taylor noted after the victory. "She was really sick earlier on in the season but has slowly been getting better. The last few starts she has really come around and raced back to her old self." With the win, Donnas Dream recorded the third win from nine seasonal outings and fourth lifetime victory from 23 starts. The three-year-old daughter of Power Play-Donna Do You Wanna has now amassed $92,848 in lifetime purse earnings for her owners Taylor Racing Stable and Kent Schenk. In the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Consolation for three-year-old trotting fillies, Her-b's Foxy Lady and Jay Cross rallied late in the lane to score in 1:56.2. Trained by Dan Shetler, Her-b's Foxy Lady recorded the fourth win from nine seasonal starts while pushing her lifetime earnings to $30,519. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, July 6 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 4, 2017 - Crescent Fashion, with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, scored in impressive fashion in his Hoosier Park Racing & Casino debut as he shattered a four-year-old track record for harness racing older trotting horses in a conditioned trotting event on Tuesday, July 4. Stopping the timer in 1:52.1, Crescent Fashion scored his first win of the season and also established a new lifetime best in the process. The previous track record of 1:52.3 was established by Uncle Peter and David Miller in the 2013 edition of the Centaur Trotting Classic. The time also marked the third track record that has been equaled or lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval in 2017. Sent off as the heavy betting favorite from post three in the talented field of nine, Crescent Fashion was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in fourth. Shawnee Valley and Brandon Bates were the first to get a call and led the field through the opening panel in :27.1. Macomber Jr. gave Crescent Fashion the green light down the backside and he quickly grabbed command just before the half in :56.2. Crescent Fashion continued to call the shots through the third panel in 1:24.2 while the rest of the field was struggling to stay within striking distance. As the field turned for home, Crescent Fashion looked strong on the front. Bridge To Jesse's and John DeLong were closing strong on the outside but had too much ground to make up at the end of the mile. Utilizing a :27.4 final panel, Crescent Fashion coasted on to the wire and finished a length and three-quarters in front of Bridge To Jesse's. Shawnee Valley held on gamely for third place honors. As the heavy betting favorite, Crescent Fashion returned $3.40 to his backers at the betting windows. "I was very impressed with his effort tonight," trainer Jamie Macomber noted. "We were expecting a solid performance but not a track record performance. He has been nothing but class since arriving in Indiana and is a pleasure to have in our barn. I look forward to racing him again." Trained by Hoosier Park's current leading trainer, Jamie Macomber, Crescent Fashion notched the first win from six seasonal starts and his ninth lifetime victory from 38 outings. The five-year-old son of Muscle Hill-Fashion Feline has now amassed $456,196 lifetime for owners Let It Ride Stables, Mr. D. Parham, and T. Grossman. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Wednesday, July 5 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-June 23, 2017 - Enoch, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, provided a slight upset in the featured harness racing event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 23. With a final time of 1:49.2, Enoch recorded his second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and established a new lifetime mark in the process. Tetrick elected to use off-the-pace tactics with Enoch as he was uninvolved in the early stages of the going to settle along the rail in sixth. Sam Widger had Night Pro pointed to the front but would have to work for position as New Talent and Todd Warren also left aggressively. Night Pro was able to grab the lead through a snappy opening panel of :25.3 while New Talent opted for the pocket seat. Night Pro continued to call the shots down the backside as the hot pace continued through the second station in :53.2. As the field approached the final turn, John DeLong had Shooter's Dream on the attack first-over and Enoch quickly grabbed the cover through the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.3. Night Pro was still in charge turning for home but the torrid pace was beginning to take its' toll. Shooter's Dream was able to wear down the leader but Enoch was poised to strike. Using a :26.2 final panel, Enoch coasted on to the wire a length in front of his competition. New Talent rallied gamely in the lane but had to settle for second place honors. Shooter's Dream held on for third. Slightly dismissed at the betting windows, Enoch returned $10.80 to his backers at the betting windows. Trained by Ron Burke, the four-year-old gelded son of Panspacificflight-Kienna's Angel has now won three of seven seasonal starts. Recording his tenth lifetime victory from 32 outings, Enoch pushed his lifetime bankroll to $134,740 for his owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, P. Collura, and F. Baldachino. It was a Trace Tetrick early double as he also found the winner's circle in the second race of the evening behind Gerries Sport for trainer Tyler George. Stopping the timer in 1:49.1, Gerries Sport recorded his fourth seasonal victory and also a new lifetime mark. Enoch Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 24 with a 12-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-June 16, 2017- Harness Racing fans will once again put their handicapping skills to the test as Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino are proud to announce the return of the Saturday Shootout handicapping contest on Saturday, June 17. In its third edition, the free contest offers four preliminary rounds on June 17, June 24, July 1, and July 8 for players to earn and accumulate points based on their handicapping selections on designated races from both tracks. Each player will be aiming to advance into the top five standings at each location for a spot on the team for the $5,000 final on Saturday, August 5 at Indiana Grand. The contest will feature races three through six at both Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand with the exception of July 1 in which races nine through twelve will be utilized at Hoosier Park due to an early 4:30 p.m. post time. The format for the contest will require contestants to make eight- $2 win and place wagers on the designated contest races. All players will begin with a mythical bankroll of $32 and the bankroll may not be cashed in at the end of play. All of the official rules can be found by clicking here. All entries must be turned into Club Centaur Rewards by 6:45 p.m. to be eligible, and the top player at each location during the preliminary rounds will receive a $125 prize. Points are accumulative for each preliminary round. The Saturday Shootout Final will match the top five players from Hoosier Park with Indiana Grand's top five players, with points determined by teams combining their skills on the eight selected races for the final. The winning team will split the $5,000 grand prize while the second place team will receive $1,000. Live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The season is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino continues through Saturday, Oct. 28. Racing is conducted Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:05 p.m. EST with Saturday racing beginning at 6:05 p.m. EST. Thursday racing will be held July 6 - Aug. 24 at 2:05 p.m. EST. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.indianagrand.com Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.; - JUNE 9, 2017 - During the tenth race at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 9, an incident occurred approaching the final turn involving several horses and drivers. A major spill took place when Onedin Mach N, driven by Andy Shetler, appeared to take a bad step while racing down the backstretch in second place. Four additional horses and drivers were involved in the accident, though no serious injuries appear to have been sustained by any of the horses or drivers behind Onedin Mach N. However, Onedin Mach N was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury. All of the drivers involved were examined and treated by the attending medical staff at Hoosier Park. Two of the drivers involved in the accident, Andy Shetler and Ricky Macomber, Jr., were shaken up and took off of their remaining assignments after the tenth race incident. Live racing will resume at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 10 with a 12-race card beginning with a special first race post time of 7:15 pm. For more information on the live racing schedule and upcoming events at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-June 3, 2017 - Staging a big rally late in the lane, Rockin BB and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled the slight upset in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 3. On a beautiful Saturday evening, Rockin BB used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:52.2 and establish a new lifetime best in the process. With the win, Rockin BB snapped a six race win streak for the heavily favored, Rockin Racer and Jared Finn. Rockin Racer used her customary front-running tactics to fly from the wings of the gate to set fast, first half fractions of :25.4 and :54.3. Always About Farah and Andy Shetler protected their rail position and grabbed a pocket seat behind the early pace-setter while Firstup and Ross Leonard were next in line third. Rockin BB was uninvolved through the early stages of the race and set eighth along the rail for much of the mile. Leonard gave Firstup the green light and she was out and firing to grab command as the field reached the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.2. Firstup continued to call the shots turning for home but the rest of the field was closing in. As the quick pace began to take its' toll on the leader, Macomber Jr. tipped Rockin BB wide to the outside and she utilized a :28.3 final quarter to prevail in a tight photo over Pretty Image and Dale Hiteman. Rockin Serena and Peter Wrenn also rallied well late in the mile to get up for third place honors. Slightly dismissed at the betting windows, Rockin BB returned $23.20 to her backers at the betting windows. Rockin BB Trained by Ron Burke, Rockin BB notched her third win from eight seasonal starts. The daughter of Rockin Image-Yankee Pankee BB has now amassed $87,730 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Burke Racing Stable, Frank Baldachino, and Weaver Bruscemi. The victory with Rockin BB was one of four winners on the program for driver Ricky Macomber Jr. Macomber Jr. also scored with JD's Chancey Gal in the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes consolation for three-year-old pacing fillies in 1:52 for trainer Pasko Vucinaj. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, June 6 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-Saturday June 3, 2017 - On an otherwise quiet Saturday morning, the backside at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino was buzzing on Saturday, June 3 as Breeders Crown champion Freaky Feet Pete was in the harness racing spotlight to make his qualifying debut. The World Champion won the first qualifier of his 2017 campaign in wire to wire fashion. With his regular driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Freaky Feet Pete cruised through fractions of :28.3, :56.3, and 1:25.2 before accelerating to the wire with a last quarter clocked in :27.4 to win his qualifier by twelve lengths in 1:53.1. "He was great," Tetrick noted coming off the track. "We got him out of there good, he relaxed on the front and then paced strong to the wire-that was the plan today. He'll be back next week and we will go from there. It's good to have him back." Freaky Feet Pete is expected to make another qualifying appearance at Hoosier Park before making his first pari-mutuel start of 2017. Freaky Feet Pete will be aimed at the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace at Mohegan Sun Pocono for his first stakes engagement of 2017 as explained by trainer Marty Rheinheimer. After winning his elimination in 1:47.1, Freaky Feet Pete finished second behind Always B Miki in the Ben Franklin Final in 2016. "He's feeling good and we're happy about that," Rheinheimer noted. "We'll get him back home and make sure he comes out of this okay and go from there. We are going to take it day by day with him and let Pete tell us what he is ready for." Larry Rheinheimer, Marty's father and Pete's original trainer, passed away in September of 2016 from a heart attack at the age of 72. Since then, the Rheinheimer Stable has been adjusting and will be racing 'Pete' in honor of his late trainer. "It's bittersweet," Mary Jo Rheinheimer noted. "Larry would be so happy to see him back." The career winner of almost $1.5 million won 6 of his 15 races throughout his four-year-old campaign last year before being sidelined late in the season due to an injury. Owned by Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer, the son of Rockin Image-Skyway Lori has won 30 of 42 lifetime outings including wins in the Breeders Crown, Monument Circle Pace and the American National. To watch Freaky Feet Pete's qualifier at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, please click here. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-June 2, 2017 - Rock N Tony turned in a dominant harness racing performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, on Friday, May 2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:51.1 with Trace Tetrick in the bike, Rock N Tony recorded his fourth consecutive win at Hoosier Park and made a clean sweep of the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes action this season. Leaving from post two in a talented field of ten, Rock N Tony was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in third. Limited Edition and Todd Warren left aggressively from post six to get the first call through the opening panel in :27. Always B Magic and Brandon Bates grabbed a pocket seat but were out and taking aim at the leader approaching the half in :55.2. Unwilling to wait any longer, Tetrick gave Rock N Tony the green light down the backside and he exploded to the lead as the field approached the final turn. Rock N Tony reached the third station in 1:23.4 and looked strong on the front. Turning for home, Incredible Shark and LeWayne Miller were on the attack first-over with On The Virg and Tyler Smith in tow. Incredible Shark appeared to be gaining on the leader but Rock N Tony wasn't finished. Using a :27.2 final quarter, Rock N Tony cruised on to the wire nearly two lengths in front of his next closest competitor. Limited Edition rallied well to get up for second place honors while Incredible Shark held on gamely for third. As the 1-5 heavy betting favorite, Rock N Tony returned $2.60 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's a professional in every sense of the word," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "He does everything right and does everything you ask of him. He's getting stronger with every start and really is a pleasure to drive." Trained by Erv Miller, the three-year-old gelded son of Rockin Image-Pandemonious recorded his 4th seasonal victory and 10th lifetime win from 17 starts. Owned by Anthony Lombardi and Rocco Ruffolo, Rock N Tony pushed his lifetime earnings to $291,662 with the victory. It was a training double and driving double for the Erv Miller-Trace Tetrick team as they also scored with Meadowbrook Tiger in the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes consolation for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings earlier on in the card. Scoring in 1:50.4, Meadowbrook Tiger recorded his third win from four seasonal starts. The stakes action will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 3 with a 12-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 31, 2017 - Bluebird Jesse and LeWayne Miller pulled a stunning 47-1 upset in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 31. Stopping the timer in 1:54.4., Bluebird Jesse used a well-timed rally late in the lane to hold off his rivals and in the process, lowered his lifetime mark by nearly two seconds. Leaving from post two in a talented field of ten, Bluebird Jesse was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in sixth while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. Woodside Austin and Brandon Bates fired off the gate from post eight to get the first call through a snappy opening panel in :26.4. Swan Chase and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. opted out of a pocket trip and pressed on to reach the lead at the second station in :57. Swan Chase continued to call the shots down the backside but his lead would be short-lived as My Uncle Cuz and Don Harmon also wanted a turn on the front. My Uncle Cuz led the field through the three-quarter clocking in 1:26.3 but was quickly joined on the outside by Mystical Motor and Dale Hiteman. Mystical Motor was able to wear down the leader but his biggest threat was still behind him as Bluebird Jesse was perfectly poised to strike from second-over. As the rest of the field began to tire, Miller asked Bluebird Jesse for more and he found another gear. Utilizing a :27.3 final quarter, Bluebird Jesse cruised on to the wire nearly two-lengths in front of his next closest competitor. Swan Forever and Trace Tetrick rallied powerfully late in the lane but had too much ground to make up at the end of the mile and had to settle for second place honors. After the disqualification of My Uncle Cuz due to interference on the backside, Double A Goldrush and Ross Leonard rounded out the trifecta. As one of the longest shots on the board, Bluebird Jesse returned $97.40 at the betting windows. "He's a great horse to be around," trainer, owner Keith Roth noted in the winner's circle. "He doesn't ship very well but that's about the hardest thing about him, other than that-he does everything right. LeWayne (Miller) gave him a perfect drive, that's the way he likes to race and he really raced great tonight." With the win, Bluebird Jesse recorded his fourth victory from nine seasonal starts. The gelded son of Jailhouse Jesse-Bluebird Swandrful has now won five of 16 lifetime outings while pushing his lifetime bankroll to $73,400. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues on Thursday, June 1 with a 14-race card featuring a $10,000 guaranteed pick-4 in races 3-6. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

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