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Anderson, Ind.-November 17, 2017 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded their 2017 harness racing season with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Friday, November 17. In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded. On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his fourth consecutive and sixth leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who led the standings from start to finish, was officially recognized as the 2017 leading driver with 366 victories while amassing over $4.6 million in purse earnings throughout the 163-day season. Sam Widger finished second with 331 victories with John DeLong in third with 223 trips to the winner's circle. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $44 million mark in purse earnings in the bike. As the all-time leading driver in Hoosier Park history, Tetrick is on track to record his best season to date in 2017 with over $6.5 million in purse earnings and counting. Tetrick also captured two Breeders Crown titles at Hoosier Park earlier in October. "This year was incredibly special for me, especially with the two Breeders Crown wins," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "I want to thank the owners and trainers for believing in me and giving me the opportunity, without them, I wouldn't be here." "I've had a lot of momentum all year," he continued. "That certainly helps. The support of my family and friends has been great. I really appreciate the opportunity to show up every night and do what I love." For the first time since 2005, the battle for winning trainer resulted in a tie. Jamie Macomber and Jeff Cullipher each ended the season with 92 wins to earn the honors as the season's top trainers at Hoosier Park. Don Cromer and Dan Perdue tied for leading trainer honors in 2005 with 31 wins. It was the first leading trainer title for both Macomber and Cullipher. Heading into the evening's 14-race card just one win separated the top pair. Macomber's Ramblingamblinman found the winner's circle with Peter Wrenn in the bike. Just a few races later, Cullipher evened the score after back to back wins with Coal Hanover and Ideal Rocky, respectively. After 10 years managing Ron Burke's Indiana stable, 2017 was Macomber's first season operating a public stable with her husband, Ricky, Macomber. The daughter of Ohio-based trainer Tim Rucker and his wife, Debbie, now finds herself with a leading trainer title and a Breeders Crown champion to her credit. Macomber trained Beckhams Z Tam who was victorious in the $527,500 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers earlier this month at Hoosier Park in 1:51.1. In addition to the Breeders Crown victory, horses from the Macomber stable earned over $1.7 million in purse earnings throughout the 163-day meet at Hoosier Park. "What an unbelievable year, I just have to keep pinching myself," Macomber noted. "With a win in the Breeders Crown and now standing here for leading trainer alongside Jeff, it's been truly unbelievable. I can't thank everyone enough that has supported me this year, my owners, my team, everyone." Raised by a family rich in harness racing tradition, Jeff Cullipher has quickly made a name for himself as a trainer at Hoosier Park. The 46-year-old Henderson, KY native is no new comer to the sport of harness racing. A driver since 1988 and trainer since 1991, Cullipher has over 30 years of harness racing experience to his credit. After finishing fourth in the trainer standings last year, his stable earned over $1 million throughout the 2017 season to find him atop the standings. "It's been a great year," Cullipher said. "This is one of the toughest places to race in the country so if you can make it here, I think you are doing alright. I have to thank my owners and my team who have helped me get here, it really is a team effort." The Friday night program wrapped up an extremely successful season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all of the fans and horsemen who helped make the 2017 season at Hoosier Park an overwhelming success. "We would like to thank all the horsemen and racing fans that contributed to the successful 2017 season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino," Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "Their support, along with the hard work and dedication from the entire Hoosier Park team, made for a tremendous season and we are already looking forward to next season." For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-November 15, 2017 - Harness racing driver Darrell Wright recorded the 5,000th win of his career after he piloted Harveybear to victory in a conditioned pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, November 15. The 1:57.1 victory marked the first win of the season for the three-year-old gelded son of He's All That-Mother'sday Dream and a major career milestone for the 55-year-old Michigan native. Wright made his game winning move down the backside and was able to hold off all challengers late in the mile to get the win by a head. Harveybear has now won four of 17 lifetime outings and established a new lifetime best in the process. The accomplishment was a family affair as Wright trains Harveybear, who is also owned by his daughter, Mariah Wright. Starting his driving career under the direction of his father, Wright grew up working around horses and made his first start in 1982. Now in his 36th season as a driver, Wright has since amassed over $17 million in lifetime purse earnings in the bike. In addition to his driving accolades, Wright is an accomplished trainer as well-responsible for 188 winners and over $1 million in purse earnings throughout his training career. He has campaigned multiple stakes winners and won races at tracks all over the country. "I was always involved with horses growing up but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do," Wright mentioned after the win. "I won my first race at Jackson Harness Raceway and I was hooked after that." "It felt good to get that one," he continued. "A lot of hours involved and a lot of hard work to get here but it feels good." Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager, Rick Moore, along with Wright's friends and family were standing by to congratulate and acknowledge his accomplishment. "On behalf of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, I'd like to congratulate Darrell on win number 5,000," Moore noted. "5,000 victories is a true testament to his many years of success in the sport of harness racing. We wish Darrell continued success throughout his career and we look forward to watching him win many more races at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino." Wright is currently among the top 25 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with 14 wins on the season. Trace Tetrick, Hoosier Park's all-time leading driver, currently leads all drivers with 360 wins from 1740 outings while bankrolling over $4.5 million in purse earnings this season. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, November 16 with 10-race card featuring a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in races 3-6. The 163-day harness racing season will be conducted through November 17. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-November 4, 2017 - Fresh off the heels of a successful Breeders Crown weekend, Grand Circuit harness racing action was back in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, November 4. The evening's 12-race card was highlighted by the $140,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old filly trotters, The $125,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies, The $235,000 Carl Erskine Memorial for three-year-old colt trotters, and The $245,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, many of which featured rematches from the Breeders Crown finals. After finishing second to divisional leader Ariana G in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot last week, Ice Attraction rebounded gamely and turned in a dominant performance to capture the $140,000 Crossroads of America Stakes in 1:53.3 with Trace Tetrick in the bike. Tasked with the outside post nine, Ice Attraction left alertly for position but so did a host of others. Overdraft Volo and Andy Miller were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :27 but quickly yielded the lead to That's All Moni and Mark MacDonald just before the half. That's All Moni dictated fractions of :55.2 and 1:24.2 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Unable to find a spot along the rail, Ice Attraction was parked for the entirety of the mile but continued to press on to the lead. As the field turned for home, Ice Attraction was matching strides with the leader before she utilized a :29 final quarter to get the win by two and half lengths. After a ground-saving trip, Overdraft Volo rallied for second while That's All Moni held on for third place honors. As the 4-5 favorite, Ice Attraction returned $3.80 for the win. Sired by Muscle Hill out of the Conway Hall mare The Ice Queen, Ice Attraction is trained by Ake Svanstedt who also co-owns the filly with Douglas Sipple, Mal and Janet Burroughs, and Little E LLC. Recording her sixth victory in 19 starts this season and her ninth in 28 overall, Ice Attraction has bankrolled $490,842 in lifetime purse earnings. Ice Attraction In the very next race on the program, Agent Q and driver David Miller found the winner's circle and delivered as the heavy betting favorite to take the $125,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial. Stopping the timer in 1:51.1, Agent Q became the sport's newest millionaire with the victory. Leaving from post four, Miller sent Agent Q away from the gate just enough to grab a pocket seat behind the pace-setting Idyllic Beach and Mark MacDonald. Idyllic Beach breezed through fractions of :26.3 and :55.3 before being joined on the outside by Bettor's Up and Doug McNair. While the damage was being done on the front, Agent Q loomed large in the background. Utilizing the Hoosier Park passing lane, Agent Q kicked clear of Idyllic Beach to get the win by three-parts of a length. Rockin Serena and Peter Wrenn rallied well late in the lane to round out the trifecta. As the publics' choice, Agent Q returned $4.00 to her backers at the betting windows. "The track was dry tonight and I think it suited her a little better this week," Trainer Aaron Lambert noted in the winner's circle. "She's all heart. She tries hard every week and loves her job. We were glad she went over a $1 million with this win, that's what we were aiming for." With the win, Agent Q has now won 12 of 26 lifetime outings. The daughter of Western Terror-Teenage Paige is owned in partnership by Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing, and Robert K. Muscara. Agent Q Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, the three-year-old trotting colts were up next and it was International Moni who was able to turn the tables in the $235,000 Carl Erskine Trot. After finishing third in the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old trotting colts last week, International Moni and Scott Zeron turned in a near gate to wire performance to pull the slight 6-1 upset, scoring in 1:53. After trouble behind the gate, Breeders Crown Champion What The Hill finished off the board. Devious Man and Andy Miller left alertly from post seven to grab the early lead through the opening panel in :27.1. Zeron wasted no time as he had International Moni pointed to the front and the duo grabbed the lead just before the half in :55.2. International Moni looked strong on the front reaching the three-quarter clocking in 1:24 but What The Hill and David Miller were applying pressure first-over. As the field turned for home, Devious Man tipped from the pocket late in the lane but International Moni was up to the task, digging in gamely to get the win by a head. "We just got caught too far back last week," assistant trainer Domenico Cecere noted in the winner's circle. "The plan was to get out of there this week. He is a great horse so I knew even if they got to him he would fight them off." "We plan to give him a rest after this," he continued. "We hope to get him ready for a big 4-year-old campaign." International Moni is sired by Love You out of the great Moni Maker. With the win, International Moni recorded his ninth victory from 15 seasonal outings and pushed his lifetime bankroll to $714,412 for his connections at Moni Maker Stable. International Moni The final stakes race of the evening was the $245,000 Monument Circle for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings and it was Downbytheseaside who avenged his runner-up finish in the $527,500 Breeders Crown Final in a big way. With Chris Page in the bike, Downbytheseaside was untouchable down the stretch, stopping the timer in 1:48.3. The 1:48.3 clocking established a new lifetime best for the Brian Brown trainee and was also just a fifth of a second off the track record for three-year-old pacing colts, a record set by Freaky Feet Pete in 2015. Downbytheseaside settled along the rail in third through the opening quarter in a snappy :26.2 set by Miso Fast and Matt Kakaley. Page gave Downbytheseaside the green light just before the half and he ranged up to grab the lead at the second station in :53.1. The swift pace continued through the three-quarters in 1:20.2 as Downbytheseaside braced for the stretch drive. Funknwaffles and Corey Callahan were on the attack first-over with the rest of the field closing in. Page asked his mount for more and Downbytheseaside responded with a :28.1 final panel to hold off a late-surge from Filibuster Hanover and David Miller. Rock N Tony and Trace Tetrick also rallied well late to get up for a third place finish. As the 8-5 favorite, Downbytheseaside returned $5.40 at the betting windows. "That was a big mile," Page noted after the win. "I was a little nervous turning for home, I knew were going a good clip but this horse is so game. He's everything you want in a horse. He's beautiful; you can do anything you want with him, and he's very, very game." The three-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Sprig Hanover is conditioned by Brian Brown and owned by Country Club Acres, J. Sbrocco, R. Lombardo, and Diamond Creek Racing Stable. Downbytheseaside has now won 19 of 32 lifetime trips behind the gate while amassing $1,903,028 in lifetime purse earnings. Downbytheseaside Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, November 7. 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. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.; - Oct. 27, 2017 - Rain settled into the area and made racing conditions muddy, but the inclement weather didn't come close to dampening the spirits of harness racing fans as they witnessed history in the making. The first of two nights of the Breeders Crown Championships brought in a full house ready to see the best horses in North America vie for divisional honors. The evening played host to six of the 12 divisional races, including Open Mares Trot and Pace, the two and three-year-old filly trotters, and the three-year-old filly trotters and pacers. Many favorites proved why they were tagged as favorites throughout the night with Manchego establishing a little history of her own. The two-year-old trotting filly tied her sire's record, matching Muscle Hill's perfect season of 12 for 12 in 2009. It also marked one of three wins on the card for Trainer Jimmy Takter, who also scored wins with the three-year-old trotting filly Ariana G and the Open pacing mare Pure Country, who was a surprise to fans, paying $31.00 to win. "Despite the inclement weather, we are amazed at the enthusiasm for our attendance and competitive racing on our first Breeders Crown night at Hoosier Park," said Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming. "We value and appreciate all of the partnerships that had a part in tonight's successful event. Together, we have elevated the Indiana racing industry and for that, we are so grateful." The program included 14 races, with Race 7 through Race 12 dedicated to the Breeders Crown Championships. An international audience through simulcast venues added to the racing fans in attendance at Hoosier Park wagered a total of $1,773,829 for the night. A total of $1,028,238 was wagered on the six Breeders Crown races. The second evening of Breeders Crown Championships resumes Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Once again, Races 7 through 12 will feature the Breeders Crown races, which will include the two and three-year-old colt trotters, the two and three-year-old colt and gelding pacers, the Open Pace, and the much anticipated Open Trot. A total of 10 Indiana sired horses have been scattered throughout the Breeders Crown Championships and will be capped off with the appearance of the standout Indiana sired trotting mare, Hannelore Hanover, who will go up against her male counterparts in the Open Trot, kicking off the first Breeders Crown Championships in Race 7 with an estimated post time of 8:12 p.m. Pure Country Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 22, 2017 - With a carry-over of $15,673, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $40,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Tuesday, October 24 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the action packed 14-race harness racing card on Tuesday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. In the last race of the evening, Rock N Tony sat the pocket and exploded past his rivals to pull the 28-1 upset in the final Breeders Crown elimination of the evening for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Scoring in 1:50.2, Rock N Tony held off a late surge from Blood Line and Mark Macdonald who were sent off at odds of 41-1. Beckham's Z Tam and Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied well to finish third at 45-1. The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Hoosier Park and features a reduced takeout of 12%. The Hoosier High-5 was approved and added to the wagering menu at the beginning of the 2016 harness racing season and has been well received by the betting public. The Hoosier High-5 is responsible for the season's biggest payout to date in 2017 with a $23,540.26 winning ticket paid out in early May. Saturday's 14-race card wrapped up a successful weekend of Breeders Crown eliminations. The $6 million Breeders Crown finals will be hosted at Hoosier Park on Friday, October 27 and October 28. The first race on both Breeders Crown evenings will take place at an adjusted post time of 6:00 p.m. EDT. More information on the 2017 Breeders Crown can be found at www.hoosierpark.com/2017breederscrown. Live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues through Friday, Nov. 17 with a regular first post time of 6:30 p.m. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 13, 2017 -  The top harness racing performers in the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program converged at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 13 for the annual Hoosier Champions Night. With purses topping the $2 million dollar mark, the 14-race card featured the top ten competitors from each division and provided a fitting conclusion to the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes season. It was a night primarily ruled by upsets as the post time favorite failed to deliver in five of the eight divisions in the stakes action. The cool October weather didn't seem to slow the tempo on the track as the evening was also highlighted by a track record and a track record equaling performance. Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies The action-packed evening opened with the first $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for two-year-old trotting fillies and it was Meadowbrook Grace guided by Trace Tetrick who sprung the slight 6-1 upset. Stopping the timer in 1:54, Meadowbrook Grace worked out ground saving trip from post nine before utilizing a :27 final quarter to track down the heavily favored O So Easy and Verlin Yoder to get the win by a head. "Of course when I saw the draw, I was concerned with post nine," Tetrick noted after the win. "She's a competitive filly, she's had her share of issues but she is a nice filly. I knew I had to give her a trip and she was strong tonight." Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Swan For All-Chip's Goddess recorded her fourth win from ten lifetime outings. With the win, Meadowbrook Grace established a new lifetime mark and pushed her lifetime bankroll to $185,950. Meadowbrook Grace is owned in partnership by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company. Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts The Erv Miller-Trace Tetrick combination would find the winner's circle yet again a little later on in the program, this time with Rock N Tony in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Sent off at odds of 5-1, Tetrick made his game winning move down the backside and Rock N Tony refused to lose late in the lane. Holding off a strong rally by the post time favorite, Beckhams Z Tam and Ricky Macomber Jr., Rock N Tony got the win by a head in 1:51. "He got sick on us a few weeks ago," Trainer Erv Miller noted in the winner's circle. "It has taken us a long time to get him over it but I was confident he would be better tonight. He's a very tough horse; he tries hard every time he's on the track." With the win, the gelded son of Rockin Image-Pandemonious improved his seasonal record to 15-6-3-3. Owned by Anthony Lombardi and Rocco Ruffolo, Rock N Tony has amassed $485,312 in lifetime purse earnings while winning 12 of 18 lifetime starts. Two-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Trainer Brian Brown would also visit the winner's circle twice on the evening's 14-race card, first with the two-year-old pacing filly, Always Woggy. Driven by Peter Wrenn, Always Woggy dug in gamely late in the mile to prevail in a tight photo at odds of 6-1 in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for two-year-old pacing fillies. With a final time of 1:53, Always Woggy tracked down the pacesetting Voom Or Bang and John Delong before holding off a serious rally by Rock On Ladys and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. Divisional leader and heavy post time favorite, Dee Rocks and Sam Widger, made a costly break in the first turn. "She wasn't 100% last week," trainer Brian Brown noted of his filly. "We took her blood, made some changes and I think it really helped her. It was unfortunate that the other filly (Dee Rocks) made a break, she was definitely the best filly in the field but I have to give Peter (Wrenn) credit, he drove her perfectly." Owned by Emerald Highlands Farm, the homebred daughter of Always A Virgin-Soggy Woggy recorded her fourth win of the season from eight starts and established a new lifetime best in the process. Always Woggy has now earned $184,650 in lifetime purse earnings. Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts The Brian Brown-Emerald Highlands Farm swept the two-year-old pacing divisions as Always Bet De Grey and Trace Tetrick bested nine other rivals in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals for two-year-old pacing colts. In track-record equaling fashion, Always Bet De Grey utilized the Hoosier Park passing lane to find the wire first in 1:50.3 over divisional leader Shnitzledosomethin and Peter Wrenn. Always Bet De Grey's 1:50.3 clocking established a new lifetime best for the rookie colt and also equaled the track record set by World Champion Freaky Feet Pete in 2014. "This colt is special," Tetrick noted after the win. "He's fresh right now and he loves his job. He's a professional and he has only had a limited amount of starts. This is the type of colt that will come back even better as a three-year-old." Always Bet De Grey now has four wins to his credit and has yet to finish off the board in seven lifetime starts. With the win, Always Bet De Grey sports a lifetime bankroll of $175,250. Tetrick had four winners on the program as he also guided Churita to a decisive victory over the heavily favored Hannelore Hanover in the $70,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for Aged Trotting Mares. Utilizing a pocket trip, Churita stopped the timer in 1:52.4 to establish a new lifetime mark for trainer Matt Rheinheimer and owner Jackie Porter. Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts Just when it seemed an upset trend was forming, Swan Chase proved his divisional dominance yet again with a 1:55.1 victory as the 3-5 post-time favorite in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Utilizing his customary front-running tactics, Swan Chase grabbed the lead just past the half and never looked back, winning by four and a half lengths. "Obviously I wasn't crazy about our post position but it ended up working out for us," DeLong said in the winner's circle. "He has really come into his own these last few months and we've tried to take good care of him." With the win, the son of Swan For All-Precisionist notched his 13th win from 19 seasonal outings. Owned by John Barnard, Swan Chase has now won 16 of 30 lifetime outings while bankrolling $378,543 in lifetime purse earnings. Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts DeLong followed suit in the very next race of the program, scoring with the heavily favored All On Black in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for two-year-old trotting colts. Using much the same strategy, DeLong moved All On Black down the backside and he trotted away from the rest of the field, winning in 1:54.2 by four and quarter lengths. The 1:54.2 clocking shattered the track record for two-year-old trotting geldings at Hoosier Park, a mark which was previously established in 2015 by Bridge To Jesse's scoring in 1:56. "He was a little too fired up last week," trainer Jenny Melander noted in the winner's circle. "We made some changes, of course having a recall at the start made me nervous tonight, but I figured he would be better. This is a big win for us, one of the biggest of my training career." Owned by Gabriella's LLC and Melander Racing Inc., All On Black has now won six of eight lifetime outings. With the win, the son of Swan For All-Right On Renee pushed his seasonal purse earnings to $211,750. Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Carol's Z Tam and Ricky Macomber Jr. turned in a near gate to wire performance to take home top honors in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies as the 7-2 post time choice. With a final time of 1:52, the Jamie Macomber trainee grabbed command just before the half and held off a late rally from stablemate Always A Z Tam and Sam Widger. "I am a very happy guy right now," owner Bill Matz noted in the winner's circle. "These are the wins you live for and I have to thank the whole team-they all do such a great job." With the win, Carol's Z Tam notched her seventh win from 20 seasonal outings and ninth win from 31 lifetime starts. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Electric Sparkle has now amassed $269,664 in lifetime purse earnings for her connections. Three-Year-Old Trotting Fillies The final upset of the evening proved to be the biggest as Furiette and driver Peter Wrenn pulled off a 55-1 upset in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies. Stopping the timer in 1:56.2, Furiette found a :28.1 final quarter to surge past the heavily favored Satin Dancer and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. in the final strides of the mile. The Henry Lunsford trainee was able to overcome the outside post nine to establish a new lifetime best. "I told Judy (Lunsford) in the paddock, maybe post nine isn't a bad spot for her," Wrenn said. "We were able to pick up the pieces, I am actually glad I wasn't on the inside with her. She felt strong coming around the last turn, I didn't know if we could get the win but I felt good about it." The homebred daughter of Valley Speed-Donven Fury is owned in partnership by Judy Lunsford and Michael Bishop. With the win, Furiette notched her fourth seasonal win from 21 trips behind the gate and has now earned $181,630 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 14. The 12-race card on Saturday will feature $65,000 (est.) Circle City races for 3-year-old male pacers and trotters and $65,000 (est.) Madison County events for 2-year-old male pacers and trotters. The evening's program will also feature a $20,000 Guaranteed Trifecta in Race 10 and an $11,674.55 two-day carryover in the pick-5 sequence. 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.-Oct. 11, 2017 - The 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program will culminate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Oct. 13 with the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. The star-studded 14-race harness racing card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2017 Indiana stakes season. The annual Hoosier Champions Night will be part of a stakes-filled weekend as Grand Circuit racing action also returns to Hoosier Park for the fourth time this season. With purses in excess of $2 million, the Indiana Sires Stakes Super night will be the richest night offered in the Indiana Sires Stakes program this season featuring eight $220,000 finals. The two and three-year-olds competing in the Super finals have accumulated points throughout the season, based on performance in the previous $75,000 finals, and the top point earners have earned the right to seek glory in the $220,000 finals. Complimenting the program will be four divisions for the aged competitors. Fresh off her record setting performance at The Red Mile, Hannelore Hanover will be back in action in her home state of Indiana in the $70,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for Aged Trotting Mares. With a 1:49.2 victory in the $136,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot at The Red Mile on Saturday, October 7, Hannelore Hanover trotted the second fastest mile in harness history and became the first female trotter to ever breach the 1:50 barrier. The World Champion and Dan Patch award winner will start from post six in the field of seven with Ricky Macomber Jr. in the bike. The $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals will start in the second race on the program with a field of ten two-year-old trotting fillies. O So Easy and driver, trainer, co-owner Verlin Yoder will look to continue their winning ways from post six as the 6-5 morning line choice. The daughter of Swan For All-Ostia Hanover has won her last six outings while bankrolling $217,550 in lifetime purse earnings. Satin Dancer will also put her own winning streak on the line the in $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old trotting fillies in the eleventh race on the program. The Byron Hooley trainee has won her last seven Hoosier Park outings and 20 of 31 lifetime starts. With Ronnie Wrenn Jr. in the bike, Satin Dancer has been installed as the 6-5 morning line choice from post seven. To complement the evening's racing action, racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in a special wager offered on the evening's 14-race card. A $20,000 Guaranteed Trifecta pool will be available in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, slated as the tenth race on the program. The wager has a minimum bet of 50 cents and is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. Along with the live racing action, guests can enter at Trackside Club Centaur from 5-7:59 p.m. for their chance to win a $500 mega bet on the selected race of the evening. Additionally, guests can check in at any promotional kiosk to receive an entry to the $10,000 Winner Takes All giveaway on November 4 as part of the Championship season programming. In addition to the Indiana Sires Stakes action, Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park this weekend as Thursday's 14-race card will feature the $73,600 Madison County for 2-year-old filly trotters, the $68,800 Circle City for 3-year-old filly trotters, the $53,800 Madison County for 2-year-old filly pacers and the $50,000 Circle City for 3-year-old filly pacers. The 12-race card on Saturday will feature $65,000 (est.) Circle City races for 3-year-old male pacers and trotters and $65,000 (est.) Madison County events for 2-year-old male pacers and trotters. The first race will line-up behind the gate at 6:30 p.m. each night. The stakes filled weekend is part of Hoosier Park's 2017 Championship Meet, which features a record-breaking $14 million stakes schedule. The twelve-week championship stretch, which kicked off on Friday, August 11 with the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes, will offer an unparalleled series of high caliber stakes races, culminating with the Breeders Crown championship races which will come to Hoosier Park for the first time ever on October 27 and October 28. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 5, 2017 - The Hoosier state's sophomore trotters and pacers were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 6 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card was highlighted by three $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. It was the fifth and final round of the $75,000 preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes final for the three-year-olds. The evening's action kicked-off with the two-year-old trotting fillies and it was O So Easy who continued her winning ways and extender her win streak to six with a win in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting fillies. Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite, O So Easy, with Verlin Yoder in the bike, turned away a late charge from Custom Cantab and Peter Wrenn late in the lane to stop the timer in 1:55.1 and get the win by a head. With the win, the daughter of of Swan For All-Ostia Hanover notched her ninth win from 11 seasonal outings. Trained by Verlin D Yoder, who also co-owns the filly with Eleven Star Stables, O So Easy has now bankrolled $217,550 in lifetime purse earnings. The two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were up next and it was Always Bet De Grey who turned in his own gritty performance to get the win the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, Always Bet De Gray was able to track down the pace setting Rockin Beach and Ricky Macomber Jr. late in the lane to hit the wire in 1:51.2. With the win, the son of of Always A Virgin-Life Of Delight notched his 3rd win from 6 seasonal outings. Owned by Emerald Highlands Farm and trained by Brian Brown, Always Bet De Grey has now bankrolled $65,250 in lifetime purse earnings. The biggest upset of the evening was found in the final division of the stakes action as Voom Or Bang held off all challengers to score at 12-1 in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old pacing fillies. With John DeLong in the bike, Voom Or Bang stopped the timer in a new lifetime best of 1:52.4 and ended the five-race win streak held by the heavily favored Dee Rocks and Sam Widger who finished second. Trained by Roger Welch, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Vavoom Hanover notched her 3rd win from 10 seasonal outings. Owned by William C De Long and William P De Long, the rookie filly has now amassed $122,500 in lifetime purse earnings for her connections. With the wins, O So Easy, Always Bet De Grey and Voom Or Bang solidified their spots in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for their respective divisions slated for October 13, Hoosier Champions Night, at Hoosier Park. Hoosier Champions Night will culminate the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program and feature eight $200,000 finals. Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 7 at an adjusted post time of 4:30 p.m. The evening's 12-race card will also feature a $3,202.24 carryover in the pick-4 sequence in races 3-6. 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.-October 5, 2017 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the Thursday, October 5 harness racing program with two $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the sophomore trotting colts and pacing fillies and it was driver, John DeLong, who made a clean sweep of both divisions. The stakes wins were two of four wins on the evening's 14-race card for DeLong, who is currently third on the leading driver standings at Hoosier Park for the 2017 season. Swan Chase continued his winning ways and turned in a gritty performance to capture the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. With a final time of 1:54, the William Crone trainee recorded his fifth consecutive Hoosier Park victory. DeLong sent Swan Chase away from the gate to get the first call through the opening panel in :27.3 but would eventually yield the lead to the Bluebird Rambo and Sam Widger just before the half in :57. Bluebird Rambo continued to call the shots through the three-quarter clocking in 1:25.4 and looked strong on the front. As the field turned for home the stage was set for a battle down to the wire with Bluebird Rambo on the front and Swan Chase poised to strike from the pocket. DeLong sent Swan Chase up the passing the lane but Bluebird Rambo didn't go down without a fight. Using a :28 closing quarter, Swan Chase was able to stick a nose in front of Bluebird Rambo on the line. Ideal Jesse and Verlin Yoder rallied well to round out the trifecta. As the 3-5 post time favorite, Swan Chase returned $3.40 to his backers at the betting windows. With the win, the son of Swan For All-Precisionist notched his 12th win from 18 seasonal outings. Owned by John Barnard, Swan Chase has now won 15 of 29 lifetime outings while bankrolling $268,543 in lifetime purse earnings. DeLong would find the winner's circle just a few races later, this time scoring the 18-1 upset with Amazing Arya in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. Scoring in 1:52.1, Amazing Arya found racing room late in the lane to prevail in a tight photo and establish a new lifetime best in the process. Owned in partnership by William C De Long., William P De Long, and Ray E De Long, Amazing Arya recorded her fourth victory from 16 trips behind the gate in 2017. The daughter of Rockin Image-Honey's Luck is trained by Roger Welch and has now won eight of 30 lifetime outings while earning $172,559 in purse earnings. With the wins, Amazing Arya and Swan Chase solidified their spots in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for their respective divisions slated for October 13, Hoosier Champions Night, at Hoosier Park. Hoosier Champions Night will culminate the 2017 Indiana Sires Stakes program and feature eight $200,000 finals. Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 6 with a 14-race card featuring Indiana Sires Stakes action and a $4,980.74 carryover in the Hoosier High-5 wager which is offered in the last race of the evening. 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.-September 30, 2017 - With a carry-over in excess of $11,000, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $30,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool for Tuesday, October 3. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the 12-race harness racing card on Tuesday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. For the second consecutive night, the pick-4 sequence carried over. Two long-shot winners in Saturday's Pick-4 sequence at Hoosier Park sparked a carryover of $11,038.43 and will kick-start the Pick-4 pool for Tuesday. The Pick-4, which offers a 50-cent minimum wager, begins in the third race and will continue through the sixth race. Approximate post time for the first leg of the wager, the third race, is 7:06 p.m. (est.). Free past performances for the Pick 4 will be available on the United States Trotting Association website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on Hoosier Park's website and The United States Trotting Association's website. The Pick-4 wager on Tuesday will offer a carryover if no one correctly selects four of four winners. The USTA Strategic Wagering program, which began five years ago, is a cooperative program among the USTA and its member tracks that is designed to provide value to horseplayers by guaranteeing the size of designated betting pools. 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.-September 26, 2017 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, in partnership with the Harness Horse Youth Foundation and the Anderson School Corporation, will host a series of field trips for the fourth grade students in Madison County on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28. The initiative is back by popular demand after Hoosier Park successfully hosted fieldtrips in 2016 as part of Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration. The field trips will once again offer a hands-on introduction to harness racing and the history of harness racing in the state of Indiana. The event will give more than 600 young children the opportunity to see live harness racing and learn the importance of the Standardbred industry in Indiana's economy. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation and volunteers will provide interactive history lessons of harness racing in Indiana along with demonstrations of the various aspects involved in harness racing. The students will have the opportunity to sit in a race bike and learn about the equipment a harness horse wears when racing through live demonstrations. Students will also get a "behind the scenes" look at harness racing through backside tours provided by Hoosier Park trainer, Jamie Macomber. Some of Hoosier Park's leading drivers will also be on hand to answer questions and sign autographs for the students. Hoosier Park will provide each student with a free t-shirt, a lucky horseshoe, and souvenir cards featuring facts and pictures of some of Indiana's most famous racehorses which can be used in the classroom following the field trips. In conjunction with the field trips, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host "Community Night at the Races" in honor of all of the Anderson & Madison County students on Friday, September 29. The evening celebration will include free games, activities, contests, face painting, live entertainment, carnival fare and giveaways. Additionally, Hoosier Park will host an exhibition race prior to the start of live racing featuring some of Hoosier Park's leading drivers paired with three local principals in double-seated jog carts. A free, hot air balloon glow will culminate the entire evening at the conclusion of live racing. 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.-September 22, 2017 - Harness racing's superstars were out in full force at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 22 as the evening's 14-race card featured over $1.4 million in purses for Grand Circuit racing action. A packed crowd gathered to watch and they were not disappointed as they received not merely one but four powerful performances in the $240,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for the two year old pacing fillies, the $125,000 Elevation Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts, the $160,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and the $160,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Kicking off the stakes action, Closing Statement and David Miller made a big statement taking the $125,000 Elevation Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With a final time of 1:50.4, Closing Statement recorded his third consecutive victory and established a new lifetime best in the process. Miller made his game winning move down the backside and Closing Statement dug in gamely late in the lane to hold off all challengers. The rookie son of Somebeachsomewhere-Ideal Newton is trained by Joe Holloway and owned by Val D'Or Farms, Rojan Stables, and Theodore Gewertz. With the win, Closing Statement pushed his lifetime earnings to $138,264. The Joe Holloway-David Miller combination would find the winner's circle just a few races later as Rainbow Room turned in a gritty performance to take the $200,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies. Stopping the timer in 1:52.2, Rainbow Room was rated off the pace through the early stages of the mile through splits of :26.2 and :55.4. Double Mint and Yannick Gingras continued to call the shots through the three-quarter clocking of 1:24.2 but Rainbow Room was on the attack, first-over. Utilizing a :27.2 final panel, Rainbow Room showed her grit to get the win and finish three-parts of a length in front of hard-charging Majorsspeciallady and Tim Tetrick. "She's really something special," Holloway noted in the winner's circle. "She's the nicest filly I've had the opportunity to train. I don't have her shod for here so I think she was getting a little tired but she had her game face on tonight, she showed how much she wants to win." With the win, Rainbow Room pushed her seasonal earnings to $311,199 for owners Crawford Farms Racing, Val D'Or Farms, and Theodore Gewertz. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue has now won six of seven seasonal outings. In the very next race on the program, Huntsville and Tim Tetrick turned in a decisive, front-running performance to take the $160,000 Jenna's Beach Boy pace in 1:49.1 Leaving from post four, Tetrick sent Huntsville away from the gate firing. The Ray Schnittker trainee cruised the fractions of :26.4, :54.3 and 1:22.1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. As the field turned for home, Art Scene and Scott Zeron were matching strides with the leader but Huntsville wasn't finished. Tetrick asked his mount for more and he responded to get the win by a head over a hard-charging Sports Column and Brett Miller. "When he's on his game, he is tough to beat," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "Tonight, he was on his game. He had a few weeks off before his last start so he was a little short but he was back to himself tonight. He really raced tough tonight." Owned by R. Schnittker, T. Gewertz, S. Arnold, and Crawford Farms Racing, the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Wild West Show recorded his eighth win from 13 seasonal starts. With the win, Huntsville sports a 24-14-7-1 lifetime record and pushed his lifetime bankroll to $1,685,892. Not to be outdone by their younger counterparts, a field of ten lined up behind the gate for the $160,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and it was All Bets Off and Matt Kakaley who provided the slight 7-1 upset. Staging a big rally late in the lane, All Bets Off powered home in :26.2 to find the wire first in 1:49. As one of three Ron Burke trainees in the field, All Bets Off got away third while stablemates Rockin Ron and Check Six took turns on the front. Turning for home, the leaders were beginning to tire and All Bets Off was poised to strike. All Bets Off found another gear late in the lane to get the win by a head over a hard-charging Missile J and Tim Tetrick. "He's a tough horse," Kakaley noted in the winner's circle. "I think he's shown that his whole life. I am glad to see him get one of the big wins, he deserves it. He's right there every week racing with the best of them week in and week out." Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino, and Panhellenic Stable Corporation, All Bets Off recorded the fourth win from 20 seasonal trip's behind the gate. The six year old son of Bettor's Delight-Armbro Penelope has now won 26 of 97 lifetime starts. Live racing continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 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.-September 19, 2017 - Grand Circuit harness racing action will return to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the third time this season on Friday, September 22 and with it, bring some of the top rated horses in North America. With purses topping the $1.4 million mark, Hoosier Park will host a standout card that includes the $240,000 Centaur Trotting Classic, the $240,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, the $160,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace, the $160,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, and the $125,000 Elevation Pace. First post is 6:30 p.m. Millionairess and World Champion, Hannelore Hanover will make the return to her home state to headline a field of ten in Hoosier Park's premier trotting event, the $240,000 Centaur Trotting Classic. The five-year-old Indiana-bred daughter of Swan for All will look to become the first horse in history to score consecutive victories in the Centaur Trotting Classic as she was victorious in the 2016 edition in 1:52.4. Hannelore Hanover has won six of 10 starts this season with lifetime purse earnings approaching the $2 million mark. Trained by Ron Burke, Hannelore Hanover is scheduled to tackle the boys once again; starting from post six with Yannick Gingras slated to drive. Two-year-old World Champion and Dan Patch Award winner, Huntsville is set to make his Hoosier Park debut from post four in a field of eight in the $160,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Trained by Ray Schnittker, Huntsville has won seven of 12 outings this season while amassing $1.6 million in lifetime purse earnings. His 2017 resume includes wins in the $738,550 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace and the $334,325 Cane Pace. Regular pilot Tim Tetrick has been enlisted to drive. The $160,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby will feature another stellar match-up between the aged pacing stars of 2017. The 2017 Dan Patch Stakes winner Check Six will square off with nine other rivals and start from the coveted rail position with Yannick Gingras in the bike for trainer Ron Burke. Burke will also send out Rockin Ron and All Bets Off from post two and three, respectively. "As we look forward to the main event the last weekend of October, this card could easily be called the Breeders Crown preview," Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "Having the spotlight shine on Hoosier Park this Friday evening gives the entire Hoosier Park team a deep sense of pride." Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered on the evening's 14-race card. A $20,000 Guaranteed Trifecta pool will be available in the $160,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, slated as the eleventh race on the program, and a $20,000 Guaranteed Trifecta in the $240,000 Centaur Trotting Classic, the twelfth race on the program, both as part of the Strategic Wagering Program. Each wager has a minimum bet of 50 cents and is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. Along with the live racing action, guests can enter at Trackside Club Centaur from 5-7:59 p.m. for their chance to win a $500 mega bet on the selected race of the evening. Additionally, guests can check in at any promotional kiosk to receive an entry to the $10,000 Winner Takes All giveaway on November 4. The popular harness racing podcast 'Post Time with Mike and Mike' will join in the racing festivities as they host a live remote at Hoosier Park on Friday. Those tuning into the Mike and Mike program will hear live interviews, racing coverage, Hoosier Park racing trivia, and more. Friday's stakes filled card is part of Hoosier Park's 2017 Championship Meet, which features a record-breaking $14 million stakes schedule. The twelve-week championship stretch, which kicked off on Friday, August 11 with the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes, will offer an unparalleled series of high caliber stakes races, culminating with the Breeders Crown championship races which will come to Hoosier Park for the first time ever on October 27 and October 28. To view all of the entries for Friday's 14-race card, please click here. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 16, 2017 - For the second time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's seven-eighths mile oval, as the evening's 12-race harness racing card on Saturday, September 16 was highlighted by a track record performance in the featured of the event, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old colt trotters. Skyway Torpedo, with Peter Wrenn in the bike, established a new track record for two-year-old trotting colts when he powered home a winner in 1:55. The previous track record of 1:55.4 was established by Airman Batten and LeWayne Miller in 2014. The 1:55 clocking marked the sixth track record that has been re-established this season and also a new lifetime best for Skyway Torpedo. After a costly break by the publics' second choice, Fiftydallarbill, behind the gate, Wrenn wasted no time sending Skyway Torpedo to the front. River Otter and Robert Taylor also left alertly but opted for a pocket trip. Skyway Torpedo reached the front just past the first station in :27.4 and dictated fractions of :57 and 1:26 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. As the field turned for home, River Otter tipped from the pocket but Skyway Torpedo wasn't finished. Utilizing a :29 final quarter, Skyway Torpedo trotted strongly on to the wire finishing two lengths in front of River Otter. Jesmach Oasis and Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied late to round out the trifecta. As the 4-5 betting favorite, Skyway Torpedo returned $3.60 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's basically been push button from day one," Trainer Alvin Miller noted in the winner's circle. "He's a very well mannered colt and takes good care of himself. He's everything you would want in a two-year-old trotting colt." "He was the one I knew I wanted when we went to the sale," he continued. "I've been impressed with him since we started training him. He's eligible to the Breeders Crown so we'll get through these next couple weeks of stakes races and hope for the best. We'd love to give it (The Breeders Crown) a shot." With the win, the son of Swan For All-The Magic of Paris became the sport's newest $100,000 earner and recorded his fifth win from 10 seasonal starts. Skyway Torpedo is owned in partnership by T. Comerford, T. Harts, J. Lee, and A. Miller. The evening's 12-race card kicked-off with a bang as Natural Herbie and Verlin Yoder equaled the track record for older trotting geldings after a 1:52.1 score in the $21,000 Invitational Trot. Natural Herbie now shares the track record for older trotting geldings with I Know My Chip who established that mark earlier this season. Natural Herbie recorded his 37th win from 100 lifetime starts and his fifth win this season from 15 trips behind the gate. Trained, owned and driven by Verlin Yoder, Natural Herbie now sports a lifetime bankroll of $1,082,426. Live racing continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, September 19 with a 13-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.-September 15, 2017 - Beckhams Z Tam and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. turned in a dominant performance to make a clean sweep of the final 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 September 15. With a final time of 1:50.1, Beckhams Z Tam notched his second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and established a new lifetime best in the process. Unhurried from the gate, Beckhams Z Tam settled along the rail in sixth while Rock N Tony and Trace Tetrick were on a mission to the front from post four. Air Strike and Peter Wrenn protected their rail position to grab a pocket seat while Southern Flight and Dale Hiteman were following intently in third. Rock N Tony clicked off fractions of :26.1 and :54.3 while the field remained in single file line down the backside. Macomber Jr. gave Beckhams Z Tam the green light just past the half and he began his mission to the front with authority. Reaching the third station in 1:23.1, Rock N Tony continued to call the shots but Beckhams Z Tam was closing in with every stride. Macomber Jr. asked his mount for more and Beckhams Z Tam responded with a :26.4 final quarter to power on to the wire under a hand drive finishing four lengths to the good. Southern Flight utilized a ground saving trip to get up for second while Rock N Tony held on for third. As the 2-5 betting favorite, Beckhams Z Tam returned $2.80 to his backers at the betting windows. "I didn't want to be on the front this week," Macomber Jr. noted after the win. "I didn't really want to be first-up either but that's the way it worked out. I didn't have to pull the plugs until we got to Trace's horse (Rock N Tony) and once I did, he found another gear. He did everything I asked of him." Trained by Hoosier Park's second leading trainer, Jamie Macomber, Beckhams Z Tam recorded his tenth victory from 15 seasonal starts and tenth lifetime win from 21 outings. The three-year-old son of Always A Virgin-Sara's Lucky Charm is owned by the Z Tam Stables LLC and pushed his lifetime bankroll to $212,044 with the victory. The victory was also one of three wins on the evening for driver Ricky Macomber Jr. Live racing continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 16 with a 12-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for the two-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

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 14, 2017 - Dee Rocks asserted her divisional dominance over the harness racing two-year-old pacing fillies in the Hoosier state as she turned in another impressive performance to capture the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old filly pacers, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 14. With regular pilot Sam Widger in the bike, Dee Rocks went wire-to-wire in a 1:52.3 open length romp and with it, recorded her fourth consecutive victory and established a new lifetime best in the process. Widger took no chances and sent his 2-5 favorite straight to the front from post six. A host of others in the field also left aggressively but Dee Rocks would win the early tussle to grab command just before the first quarter in :27.1. Concertina's Image and Peter Wrenn benefitted from a pocket trip while GW Show Faith and Ricky Macomber Jr. were next in line third. Dee Rocks clicked off fractions of :55.3 and 1:24.2 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Turning for home, Voom Or Bang and John DeLong were on the attack first-over but were no match for the leader. Utilizing a :28.1 final quarter, Dee Rocks coasted on to the wire under a hand drive to finish four lengths in front of Voom Or Bang. Concertina's Image finished third. As the heavy betting favorite, Dee Rocks returned $2.80 at the betting windows. "She was very sharp tonight," Wider noted after the win. "Last week she had trouble with her hobbles and still got the job done. Tonight, she was perfect; I couldn't have asked her to be any better." Trained by Dossie Minor, the homebred daughter of Rockin Image-Incredible Katie is owned by Ronald Phillips and John Carver. Dee Rocks has now won ten of eleven lifetime outings while amassing $164,000 in lifetime purse earnings. Her only off the board finish came after a disqualification for interference. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Friday, September 15 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers. 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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