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ANDERSON, Ind.-May 23, 2017 - The opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action highlighted the Tuesday, May 23rd harness racing program at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and featured three divisions of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies. Each filly was aiming to earn a spot in the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final slated for May 30 at Hoosier Park. Indiana's two-year-old trotting filly of the year, Satin Dancer, looked every the bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as she turned a pocket trip into a two and a half length victory, scoring in 1:56. Driven by Ronnie Wrenn Jr., Satin Dancer protected her rail position but J-S Jesses Girl and Sam Widger were on a mission to the front. J-S Jesses Girl dictated fractions of :27.3, :57.4, and 1:27.4 before Satin Dancer tipped from the pocket late in the late to cruise home in front. Trained by Byron Hooley, Satin Dancer has now won 11 of 19 lifetime starts and sports a career bankroll of $283,558. The daughter of Big Stick Lindy-Shaken Not Stirred captured the second win from three seasonal outings of her sophomore campaign for owner, Summit Pacing Acres LLC. The fastest division of the night belonged to Swan Defined and LeWayne Miller who recorded their third consecutive Hoosier Park win, tonight in 1:55. The victory established a new lifetime best mark for the daughter of Swan For All-Armbro Definition. Swan Defined also benefitted from a pocket seat while Wheels A Turning and Joe Putnam carved out splits of :29, :58.3 and 1:27.1. As the field turned for home, Swan Defined found another gear, utilizing a :27.2 final quarter to win by five and three-quarter lengths. Swan Defined improved her lifetime record to six wins from ten lifetime starts while bankrolling $41,905 in lifetime purse earnings. Owned by Last Chance Racing Stable and Clifford Slusher, Swan Defined has now won three of four 2017 starts. The biggest upset of the night was found in the final split of the stakes action as Shawnee Beauty and Brandon Bates found the winner's circle at odds of 13-1. Scoring her maiden breaking win amongst stakes company, Shawnee Beauty converted a pocket trip into a 1:56 victory, scoring by nearly two lengths. Bates sent Shawnee Beauty away from the gate firing to grab a seat behind the pace-setting, Ajessia and Doug Rideout. Ajessia relaxed on the front through fractions of :28.1, :58.1 and 1:27 while the field remained in single file order. Bates tipped Shawnee Beauty from the pocket late in the lane and she dug in gamely to get the win. "She is a very good gaited, very willing filly," Bates noted after the victory. "She was lightly raced last year and had a tendency to get hot so we've been teaching her every start. She continues to mature and really enjoys her job; I don't think we've seen the best from her yet." Trained by Henry Lunsford, the three-year-old daughter of Valley Speed-Double Yankee recorded her first victory from 13 lifetime outings. Shawnee Beauty has now earned $24,120 for her owner, Judith Lunsford. Indiana Sires Stakes action continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 24 with three divisions of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting 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.--May 20, 2017 -- Topville Cadillac found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as she pulled the slight upset to capture the featured harness racing event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, on Saturday, May 20. Topville Cadillac responded to a bump in class to score in 1:50.2 to establish a new lifetime best after scoring last week in the Open pace. In an abbreviated field of six, Topville Cadillac left alertly from post three to grab a pocket seat behind the betting favorite, American Girl and Trace Tetrick. Can't Touch This and John DeLong were next in line third while Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. were following intently in fourth. American Girl carved out fractions of :26.1 and :54.4 while the field remained in straight alignment down the backside. DeLong tipped Can't Touch This to the outside to make her bid at the leader and Sam Widger and Aux D Lox Bluegrass quickly grabbed the cover at the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.4. American Girl was able to hold off Can't Touch This but her biggest threat was still in the pocket. Wrenn utilized the Hoosier Park passing lane and Topville Cadillac used a :27.1 quarter to win in a tight, three-horse photo. American Girl held on gamely for second place honors while Can't Touch This rounded out the trifecta. Slightly dismissed at the betting windows, Topville Cadillac returned $18.80 at the betting windows. Trained by Alvin Miller, the four-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Topville Cyberwave recorded her third win from six seasonal outings. A former Indiana Sires Stakes Champion, Topville Cadillac has now amassed $230,659 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Ted Comerford, Twila Harts and Alvin Miller. Topville Cadillac Live racing continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, May 23 with a 14-race card featuring the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes action 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. I Know My Chip Open Trot   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.--May 19, 2017 --  G's High Shooter made his second start for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's fractional ownership group, First Turn Stable, on Friday, May 19 and found the harness racing winner's circle in thrilling fashion to the delight of many of the First Turn Stable members that were in attendance. With driver John DeLong in the bike, G's High Shooter stopped the timer in 1:53.1 and established a new lifetime best in the process. G's High Shooter left alertly from post three to find a spot along the rail in sixth throughout the early stages of the mile while Frass Bluegrass and driver Todd Warren dictated early fractions of :26.4 and :56.2. As the field approached the third station, DeLong tipped G's High Shooter to the outside to grab a second-over seat behind the heavily favored Mike's Hope and Trace Tetrick. Utilizing a :27.1 final quarter, G's High Shooter surged past his rivals late in the lane to win by three parts of a length over Scary Harry and Ricky Macomber Jr. Mike's Hope held on to round out the trifecta. G's High Shooter returned $8.00 to his backers at the betting window. "What an amazing opportunity," First Turn Stable member, Art Small noted in the winner's circle after the victory. "The winner's circle is a beautiful place to be and we are so thrilled to be a part of this group." Trained by Jeff Cullipher, G's High Shooter recorded his second win of the season from 18 outings. The five-year-old son of Sand Shooter-High Season has now earned $67,494 in lifetime purse earnings. The first of its kind in the state of Indiana, First Turn Stable returned for a second season at Hoosier Park in 2017 and was designed to provide fans an easy and affordable way to experience the excitement of horse ownership for a one-time, $250 buy-in. Updates for First Turn Stable will be posted weekly and via e-mail so members can follow along with the racing action throughout the season. Along with interactive social media pages, monthly financials will be shared with the group to provide a transparent and behind-the-scenes look into the real costs of owning a racehorse. On-site teaching tools and other resources will also be made available to the members. Gerries Sport winning on the night. Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 20 with a 12-race card and an adjusted post time of 7:10 pm. 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.--May 12, 2017 -- Rock N' Roll World, with harness racing driver John DeLong in the bike, made an emphatic debut at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 12 winning the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, and in doing so, recorded the nation's fastest mile of the young 2017 season. The 1:48.3 final time established a national season's record for aged pacers on any size track and also marked the fastest mile over the Hoosier Park oval in 2017 through 28 days of live racing. After fetching a cool $165,000 final bid at the Tattersalls 2017 Spring Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands just five days ago, Rock N' Roll World is making good on the investment for new owners Tom Pollack and Jeff Cullipher. Leaving from post seven, DeLong sent Rock N' Roll World away from the gate firing to grab a pocket seat behind the overwhelming favorite, Night Pro and Sam Widger. Night Pro dictated fractions of :26 and :54.2 while the field remained in single file line down the backside. New Talent and Todd Warren were the first to commit to the outer flow as the field approached the final turn. Night Pro continued to call the shots through the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.1 but Rock N' Roll World loomed large in the pocket. Utilizing a :26 final quarter, Rock N' Roll World exploded past Night Pro late in the lane to win by two and three-quarter lengths. Night Pro maintained his position to secure second place honors while Gerries Sport and Trace Tetrick rallied gamely to round out the trifecta. Slightly dismissed at the betting windows, Rock N' Roll World returned $16.60 to his backers at the betting window. "That one had me shaking a little bit," trainer Jeff Cullipher noted in the winner's circle. "He's a very nice horse, I don't know if I expected that much out of him in his first start for us but he's staked to quite a bit of things this year so we're really excited about him." A regally-bred five-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover - Worldly Beauty, Rock N' Roll World recorded his fourth consecutive victory and has now won five of six seasonal starts. With the 1:48.3 victory, Rock N' Roll World shaved two seconds off his lifetime record while pushing his lifetime bankroll to $583,160. The win was also one of two wins for driver John DeLong and trainer Jeff Cullipher. The DeLong-Cullipher combination also found the winner's circle just a few races later with Shooter's Dream in 1:50 in a conditioned pacing event. Hoosier Park's reining leading driver, Trace Tetrick had five winners on the evening's 14-race card. Tetrick leads all drivers with 77 wins on the 2017 season. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, May 13 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 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 Emily Gaskin Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Indiana Racing Personalities to Air on Brent Musburger's VSiN Broadcast This Weekend Live from South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas Indianapolis, Ind.--May 4, 2017-- Indiana Grand Racing & Casino's racing broadcast production manager, Rachel McLaughlin, and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's race commentator and race marketing manager, Emily Gaskin, were invited to join Vegas Stats & Information Network's (VSiN) lead on-air talent and managing editor, Brent Musburger, and various other VSiN broadcasters on Sirius XM as a part of a special Kentucky Derby celebration, live from South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa's race book in Las Vegas this weekend. McLaughlin and Gaskin will join VSiN's Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard on Friday, May 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET for a "Follow the Money" segment focusing on the Kentucky Derby. The ladies will then join Musburger and Ron Flatter on their VSiN segment "My Guys in The Desert" on Friday, May 5 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET to discuss the upcoming Kentucky Derby as well as updates on horse racing in Indiana. Following the broadcast, both McLaughlin and Gaskin will join host Ralph Siraco and special guests Patrick McQuiggan and Donald Harris for a race book seminar and webcast at 9 p.m. ET in the South Point race book, which will be streamed on www.southpointracebook.com. On Saturday, May 6, McLaughlin and Gaskin will air on VSiN's "The Rap" with Patrick Meagher at 7:30 p.m. ET following the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby for a race re-cap. In addition to the broadcast on Saturday, both McLaughlin and Gaskin will be making a special appearance at South Point's Kentucky Derby party in the race book. "We are thrilled to have Rachel and Emily as our special guests for our Kentucky Derby celebration," said Mary Jungers, race book manager for South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. "It's a busy, fun filled, exciting, crazy weekend every year. Please watch our Kentucky Derby seminar webcast on www.southpointracebook.com - Emily and Rachel will be a part of it!" All VSiN broadcasts can be tuned in to by visiting Sirius channel 215, XM channel 204, and on the Sirius XM app on channel 961. Live broadcasts and replays are also available for streaming on www.vsin.com. "It's an honor for us to travel to Las Vegas on the biggest horse racing weekend of the year and be a part of the VSiN broadcast with Brent Musburger on Kentucky Derby weekend," said McLaughlin. "Brent's an award-winning sports broadcaster and Emily and I are thrilled to be a part of his show." Musburger is one of the most prominent personalities in the history of sports television and has covered countless major sporting events on major networks like CBS, ABC and ESPN. He has broadcasted the NFL, NCAA Final Four, the NBA, the Masters, U.S. Open tennis, boxing, horse racing, college football, college basketball, NASCAR, soccer, and Major League Baseball. Musburger is a member of the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame and the Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, and he received the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting in 2016. "It's truly an honor to spend Kentucky Derby weekend in Las Vegas at South Point's race book and broadcast live with Brent Musburger on VSiN," said Gaskin. "Tune in on Sirius, Sirius XM or on the Sirius App and catch our commentary on the Kentucky Derby and what's going on in Indiana horse racing."  

Anderson, Ind.; - April 27, 2017 - The 2017 BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) will bring together the top harness racing horseplayers from across North America to compete for a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000 at The Meadowlands on Saturday, April 29 and when the players take their seat, Indiana will be well represented. The WHHC is harness racing's premier handicapping tournament and allows players from across the U.S. and Canada the chance to qualify through both live and online events, in addition to buying a seat for $800. Tony Fannin and Derek Thurber emerged victorious in the $3,500 WHHC qualifier held at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 8. Fannin, who lead the qualifier from start to finish, won the contest by accumulating a total of $65.70 from a mythical bankroll of $40. As a result, the Indianapolis native won $2,000 and advances to the WHHC final. "I play in all of the handicapping tournaments and the entry fee was only $50, so I played with two entries," Fannin commented. "I've never been to The Big M, so I'm looking forward to going. I've been watching the races from both The Meadowlands and Hoosier Park to get ready for the trip and one of the designated races in the contest is from Hoosier Park, so I'm hoping to get an advantage there." Thurber, who is also headed to The Meadowlands for the WHHC final, finished behind Fannin with a final bankroll of $58.80, earning $1,000 in prize money. After trailing for much of the contest, the Frankton native made a comeback in the final two races of the contest to secure his second place spot. Vern Glenn finished third to take home $500 in prize money. "I've never been to the Meadowlands so I am really excited for this opportunity," Thurber noted. "This will really test my handicapping skills. I enjoy coming to Hoosier Park and this will be a chance for me to apply everything I've learned over the years. It will be a lot of fun and I am excited to represent Hoosier Park." The BetAmerica WHHC is a one-day tournament (April 29, 2017), with a welcome reception the evening prior. The BetAmerica WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of six Meadowlands races, plus four designated mandatory races from partner tracks. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. For the contest entry form and complete rules, visit playmeadowlands.com. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino 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.-April 21, 2017 - After an equipment malfunction last week, Night Pro and Sam Widger rebounded gamely to capture the featured harness racing event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 21. Sent off as the heavy betting favorite, Night Pro turned in a gritty performance to hold off his rivals late in the lane to score in 1:49.3, just a few ticks off his career best. It was a seasonal best mark and also equaled the fastest mile of the 2017 season through the first 13 nights of racing at Hoosier Park. Leaving from post nine in a talented field of ten, Widger sent Night Pro away from the gate firing but a host of others also left alertly. Mykindachip and Ricky Macomber Jr. left aggressively from post eight to get the first call but Night Pro, unable to find a spot along the rail, pressed on to the lead through an opening quarter in a snappy :25.4. Somestarsomewhere and Dale Hiteman were also unable to find a spot along the rail and continued to apply pressure to the outside of the leader as the torrid pace continued through the second quarter in :53.3. Night Pro was able to put away Somestarsomewhere as they hit the three-quarter mark in 1:22.2 but he would still have his work cut out for him as the rest of the field loomed large in the background. Mykindachip and Ricky Macomber Jr. tipped from the pocket and took aim at the leader but Night Pro was too strong. Utilizing a :27.1 final quarter, Night Pro held on gamely to get the win by a head over Mykindachip. Evergreen Elite and Trace Tetrick rallied late in the lane to round out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Night Pro returned $2.60 to his backers at the betting windows. Trained and owned by Dale Decker, Night Pro recorded his 4th win from 6 seasonal outings. The seven-year-old son of Pro Bono Best-Midnight Jewel has now won 45 of 80 lifetime victories while bankrolling $723, 182. The win was also one of two wins on the program for driver Sam Widger. Night Pro Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, April 22 with a 12-race card. With a daily racing post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 15, 2017 - Jerseylicious and Trace Tetrick found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week in the featured harness racing event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 15. Racing from off the pace this week, the seven-year-old mare used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:50.3 and just missed her lifetime mark by a two fifths of a second. Jerseylicious was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in sixth while Shady Caroline and John DeLong came away firing. Shady Caroline reached the front at the first quarter in a snappy :26 while Mischief Maker N and Todd Warren benefitted from a pocket seat. Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. were next in line third as Shady Caroline continued to dictate fast fractions of :54.1 and 1:22.2. As the field rounded the final turn, Wild Wanda began the first-over attack and Tetrick quickly grabbed the cover with Jerseylicious. Shady Caroline appeared to be up to the task but Jerseylicious wasn't finished. Using a :27.2 final quarter, Jerseylicious powered past her rivals to get the win by a length and a half. Wild Wanda rallied for second place honors while Shady Caroline held on gamely to round out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Jerseylicious returned $3.80 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Timothy Lane, the daughter of Western Ideal-Jet Lag N recorded her sixth win of the season from 11 starts. Jerseylicious has now won 24 of 87 lifetime starts while increasing her lifetime bankroll to $733,870 for her connections at Emerald Highlands Farm. The Tetrick, Emerald Highlands Farm combination had another winner on the program as Tetrick guided Blazin Britches home a winner in the very next race to record her second consecutive Hoosier Park win in a new lifetime best of 1:52. Jerseylicious Live racing will resume at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, April 18 with a 13-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino 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.--April 13, 2017-- Building upon the successes of the 2016 debut, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is excited to announce the return of First Turn Stable, Hoosier Park's harness racing fractional ownership program. The first of its kind in the state of Indiana, First Turn Stable was designed to provide fans an easy and affordable way to experience the excitement of horse ownership and educate for future ownership endeavors. First Turn Stable will allow harness racing fans the chance to experience horse ownership first-hand. For a one-time, $250 buy-in, racing fans can buy a membership into the First Turn Stable and get an insider's look at what it is like to own and race a Standardbred currently racing at Hoosier Park during the 2017 season. Membership will be limited to 50 people and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Boasting an all-around successful inaugural season in 2016, First Turn Stable's introductory season allowed 50 first-time owners the opportunity to own four different horses and find the winner's circle on five separate occasions throughout the season. For many of the First Turn Stable members, not only was this their maiden voyage with horse racing ownership, it was their first time visiting the winner's circle. Trainer Jeff Cullipher provided many learning opportunities and lifelong memories for the members throughout the entire season. Cullipher will return as the First Turn Stable trainer in 2017. "This new concept in horse ownership was introduced last season with hopes of attracting new owners to the sport at a very low cost while still providing the thrills and excitement of owning a racehorse," said Rick Moore, Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing. "Not only did we provide plenty of thrills, we created 50 new harness racing fans and owners. We couldn't be more excited to bring the program back in 2017." Along with interactive social media pages, monthly financials will be shared with the First Turn Stable members to provide a transparent and behind-the-scenes look into the real costs of owning a racehorse. Seminars and meet-and-greets with a variety of industry professionals will also be made available to the members throughout the 2017 racing season. Updates for the First Turn Stable will be posted weekly and via e-mail so members can follow along with the racing action throughout the season. Members of the stable will also have the opportunity to watch morning training routines and also interact with the trainer and driver after each race. At the end of the racing season, the horse's winnings and costs will be calculated and any profit will be split amongst the 50 owners. If the season were to result in a financial loss, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will offset the figure to bring the season to a breakeven for the participants. Racing fans interested in joining First Turn Stables can find more information at www.hoosierpark.com or by calling Amanda Gaskin at 765-609-4631. The First Turn Stable will be open to the public and accepting memberships on Monday, April 17. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 6:60 p.m. The 163-day all harness racing season will be conducted through November 17, 2016. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 8, 2017 - Tony Fannin and Derek Thurber emerged victorious in the World Harness Handicapping Championship qualifier at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 8. Fannin built his $40 mythical bankroll into $65.70 earning him the lion's share of the prize money, $2,000, and a seat in the $50,000 Bet America World Harness Handicapping Championship on April 29 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. With a final bankroll of $58.80, Thurber earned $1,000 in prize money and a seat into the WHHC final for second place. Vern Glenn finished third to take home $500. The format of the qualifying tournament at Hoosier Park required contestants to make 10- $2 win and place wagers on 10 designated Hoosier Park contest races. Fannin got off to a strong start in the first few races of the contest and continued to stay atop the leader board throughout all 10 races. After trailing for much of the contest, Thurber made a comeback in the final two races of the contest to secure his second place spot. The seats to the World Harness Handicapping Championship are valued at $800, roundtrip airfare and two-night accommodations will also be provided to the winners by Hoosier Park. The BetAmerica WHHC is a one-day tournament (April 29, 2017), with a welcome reception the evening prior. The BetAmerica WHHC contest format requires players to bet 10 races: their choice of six Meadowlands races, plus four designated mandatory races from partner tracks. Players keep all pari-mutuel winnings. Prize payouts are to the Top 10, with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. For the contest entry form and complete rules, visit playmeadowlands.com. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, April 11 with a 13-race program. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino 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.-April 6, 2017 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to host an on-site World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) qualifier on Saturday, April 8. The top two finishers will not only earn a share of the $3,500 cash prize but also a seat into the 2017 World Harness Handicapping Championship set for Saturday, April 29, 2017. On that date, the top harness racing horseplayers in North America will compete for a guaranteed $50,000 prize pool in the BetAmerica WHHC Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. The entry fee into Hoosier Park's World Harness Handicapping Championship qualifier is $50 and due upon registration on the day of the event. The entry fee will include dining, two complimentary cocktails, a race day program and tip sheet. Contestants will be limited to two entries per person. The contest will be capped at 200 entries. The first place winner in Hoosier Park's WHHC qualifier will receive $2,000 and a seat to the WHHC final. Second place will be awarded $1,000 and a seat to the WHHC final. The third place winner will take home $500. The seats to the World Harness Handicapping Championship are valued at $800, roundtrip airfare and two-night accommodations will also be provided to the winners. "The World Harness Handicapping Championship is a premier handicapping event and we are very excited to offer two highly coveted opportunities to our racing fans at Hoosier Park," said Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore. "While there will be keen competition for the top three prizes, the competition for pride and bragging rights will be just as keen." The format of the qualifying tournament at Hoosier Park will require contestants to make 10- $2 win and place wagers on 10 designated Hoosier Park contest races. All players will begin with a mythical bankroll of $40 and the bankroll may not be cashed in at the end of play. All of the official rules can be found by clicking here. Walk-up registrations will be taken until one hour before the post time of the first contest race on April 8. Players can pre-register by calling (800) 526-7223. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 1, 2017 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino kicked off the 2017 live harness racing season in front of a packed house that turned out for the opening night of the meet on Saturday, April 1. An enthusiastic crowd welcomed the 24th season of harness racing back to the seven-eighths mile oval on a beautiful spring evening in Indiana. On the racing front, White Metro and Tyler Smith returned to their winning ways as they captured the featured event of the evening, a $17,500 Open for fillies and mares. Staging a big rally late in the lane, the-five-year-old mare bested her rivals with a final time of 1:52.1. "She's a very nice mare," Smith noted after the victory. "She tries hard every week and raced really strong tonight-that was a nice group of mares she beat tonight." Trained by Jeff Cullipher, White Metro has now won two of five seasonal starts and 21 of 71 lifetime. The daughter of Metropolitan-Bye Bye Peachy Pie has earned $272,622 for owners Thomas Pollack and Jeff Cullipher. The victory was one of three training wins on the evening for Cullipher and four wins on the evening for driver Tyler Smith. Smith returns to Indiana with a lot of momentum after a solid winter season racing in his home state of Ohio. White Metro Saturday's 14-race card was also a success for Hoosier Park's 2016 leading driver Trace Tetrick who scored a driving grand slam on the evening. Tetrick, who is now the all-time leading driver in Hoosier Park history, earned his fifth leading driver title and third consecutive title at Hoosier Park in 2016. Live racing will return to Hoosier Park on Thursday, April 6. Next week, Hoosier Park will host an abbreviated racing schedule with racing taking place Thursday, Friday and Saturday before resuming a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the end of the season on November 17, 2017. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.--March 31, 2017-- Harness racing will once again take center stage at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the 24th season is set to get underway on Saturday, April 1. With a new, daily post time of 6:30 p.m., the 163-day season will be the most lucrative stakes program in the track's history culminated by hosting the Breeders Crown events in October. A total of 14-races have been carded for Hoosier Park's opening night that will be highlighted by full fields and quality racing. "The start of each racing season brings about its own sense of rebirth and renewal," Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing Rick Moore noted. "But no more so than this year with the coveted Breeders Crown event looming on the horizon in late October. This season will be one of the most memorable racing seasons in Hoosier Park history and our team will be focused on making sure we bring the best in racing, gaming, dining and entertainment each and every night all the while keeping a sharp concentration on the last weekend of October." All of Hoosier Park's familiar betting options are back, with a few exciting additions. New for 2017, Hoosier Park is proud to offer the Hoosier High-5 with an industry low takeout of 12% and a minimum wager of 20 cents. The Hoosier High-5, which requires a bettor to select the first five finishers in a race in exact order, will be offered on the last race each night, provided there are at least seven entrants. If there are no winning tickets sold, the net money wagered that day will be carried over to the next day's Hoosier High-5 pool. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will also feature a $20,000 Guaranteed Trifecta in race 10 on Wednesday nights and a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool on Thursday nights in races 3-6. Hoosier Park has once again partnered with TwinSpires.com and will be pulling out all the stops for opening night. Building on the successes of 2016, TwinSpires is giving (TSC) players the opportunity to compete for their share of 1 million points. Racing fans are encouraged to visit www.twinspires.com for more information. Hoosier Park has also renewed its partnership with Australian racing broadcaster, Sky Racing and will be sending the signal to Australia four nights a week. Hoosier Park will once again place an emphasis on an expanded social media campaign to raise awareness and engagement around this year's racing season. Racing fans will have the ability to ask questions, post comments and participate in promotions using social media. Utilizing the hashtag #PlayHP, racing fans and participants are encouraged to follow Hoosier Park on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information and promotions. Hoosier Park will welcome fans back to the track with Fan Appreciation Days - a series of promotions, contests, food specials, and giveaways on Saturday, April 1, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. Hoosier Park's 'Family Fun Days' return this Saturday and will continue each weekend throughout the entirety of the harness racing meet. Activities will include face painting, live entertainment, games and winner's circle giveaways. Saturday's Fan Appreciation will kick off Hoosier Park's new Saturday Night Life program, featuring a themed night of fun every week. On Saturday, April 1, the first 1,000 guests who are members of Club Centaur Rewards will receive a free Hoosier Park t-shirt at Trackside Club Centaur beginning at 11 a.m. Guests can also enjoy mystery race wager giveaways, $1 Fast and Furious shooters at Pegasus Lounge all day, $10 in free wagering with new FastBet Mobile memberships, and free childrens' activities including face painting and cotton candy. Following live racing, The Hootz will perform a free show in The Terrace Showroom. After opening night, Hoosier Park will host an abbreviated racing schedule with racing taking place Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The following week racing will resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the end of the season on November 17, 2017. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskins

ANDERSON, Ind.--March 14, 2017--With the return of live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino less than a month away, final preparations for the 2017 season are underway throughout the property. Opening day of the 163-day meet is set for Saturday, April 1. With a new, daily post time of 6:30 p.m. this season, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will offer the most lucrative stakes program in the track's history highlighted by hosting the Breeders Crown events in late October. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will kick off on a Saturday the opening week and return on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening the second week before resuming a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the season. The barn area officially opened on Saturday, March 11 for those horsemen allotted stalls to begin moving in horses and equipment. The track opened for training on Monday, March 13 from the hours of 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will remain open during these hours throughout the duration of the season. All days of training will be subject to weather permitting. The Paddock and ship-in area will also be open for those horsemen wishing to ship in and train. All horses entering the grounds must have all valid paperwork required before being allowed entry to the grounds. The first round of qualifiers is slated for Wednesday, March 15 with nine races set to go behind the gate and an estimated start time of 10 a.m. Qualifiers will continue to follow a Wednesday and Saturday schedule throughout the entirety of the season. The entry box closes for qualifiers one day prior at 1 p.m. Condition sheets and stakes schedules will be posted on Hoosier Park's website as soon as they are made available. The opening of the backside and beginning of the live racing season will be the official unveiling of a number of facility enhancements as well. During the off season, Hoosier Park began, and is currently in the final stages of, installing a new perimeter fence around the entire seven-eighths mile oval. Hoosier Park's tote board will also have a new look for the 2017 season as it has been refurbished and updated to feature new video boards. The paddock area and backside also underwent improvements in preparation for the upcoming season. New restrooms and locker rooms have been added to the paddock area and are expected to be completed in early spring. Vinyl wall applications were installed in the front of the paddock along with fresh paint on the entire barn and updated bath stalls. Construction commenced last fall on a state-of-the-art racing administration building that will house the racing office, Indiana Horse racing commission judge's office and the Indiana Standardbred Association's medical offices. Completion date is expected by August 1. In addition to the racing administration building, horsemen will find a new guard house and entrance as they make their way into the barn area. In addition to the Breeders Crown events and activities, Hoosier Park will host an extended stakes schedule throughout the 2017 racing season worth nearly a combined $4 million. Hoosier Park's signature pacing event, the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, is slated for Friday, August 11. Returning to the stakes schedule at Hoosier Park in 2017 is the $175,000 Nadia Lobell stakes for three-year-old filly pacers as well as the $175,000 Moni Maker stakes for three-year-old filly trotters. For more information on the complete 2017 stakes schedule, please click here. About Hoosier Park Racing & Casino: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming and dining. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully-integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. Simulcast wagering is offered year-round at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the Winner's Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Indianapolis and Winner's Circle OTB & VooDoo BBQ & Grill in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskins

ANDERSON, Ind.--February 8, 2017-- Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2017 live harness racing season. Both internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, and any equine related fields. The internship program is designed to give applicable marketing experience while simultaneously discovering and learning the many facets of the harness racing industry. The Race Marketing interns will have the opportunity to work alongside industry and media professionals in an exciting, fast-paced environment. Each intern will be expected to assist the Race Marketing Department with a variety of promotional events, racing activities, and programs in a customer-service based atmosphere. The race marketing interns will assist with the daily production of the live racing program along with various group and charity events. The interns will also be challenged to write blog pieces, develop and maintain new marketing contests, along with public relations and social media assignments. This opportunity is ideal for college students looking for an exciting internship in the horse racing industry or students seeking internship accreditation opportunities in related fields. The positions require an energetic, self-starter with strong communication skills, organizational skills, and experience in social media applications. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work weekends and some evenings. Experience in the horse racing industry is beneficial but not required. This paid assignment will run throughout the entirety of the live racing season. Hoosier Park's 24th season of live harness racing will kick off on April 1 and be conducted through November 17. With a new, daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will offer the most lucrative stakes program in the track's history highlighted by hosting the Breeders Crown events in 2017. For the first time ever, Hoosier Park will host all 12 year-end championship races, worth a combined $5.8 million. To apply for the Race Marketing internship at Hoosier Park, please send resume and cover letter to: Emily Gaskin The application deadline for the Race Marketing internship is March 10, 2017. For more information about Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, please visit www.hoosierpark.com.

Anderson, Ind. - January 5, 2017- In an effort to take harness racing fans from the grandstand to the winner's circle, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino launched First Turn Stable in the summer of 2016. The first of its kind in the state of Indiana, the program was designed to provide fans an easy and affordable way to experience the excitement of horse ownership and education for future ownership endeavors. Boasting an all-around successful inaugural season, as the 2016 Hoosier Park Standardbred season concluded, First Turn Stable's five-year-old gelding, Bet The Truth, made his final start of the season on Thursday, November 10. With a final time of 1:54.0, the 50 first-time owners not only celebrated a successful season but also marked their fifth trip to the winner's circle in 2016. "What a perfect race to end the season," trainer Jeff Cullipher said. "Even though we had many victories throughout the season, the wins with First Turn Stable meant the most to me. Meeting all the members in the winner's circle, I knew we had accomplished what we set out to do." Cullipher, who maintains a stable of 30 horses at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, had an impressive 60 trips to the winner's circle and accumulated over $750,000 in purse earnings during the 2016 season. "As a trainer, this experience has allowed me to not only do my job, but to bring 50 new owners into the winner's circle," Cullipher continued. "There's truly no better feeling." The new program, working under the name First Turn Stable, allowed harness racing fans the chance to experience horse ownership first-hand. For a one-time, $250 membership buy-in, racing fans got an insider's look at what it is like to own and race a Standardbred currently racing at Hoosier Park. In the first start of the season of July 2016, First Turn Stable secured their first victory with six-year old gelded pacer, Boogie Nights. On a card stacked with stakes races, it was the $12,500 claiming event that stole the show at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In near gate-to-wire fashion, Boogie Nights and Jason Dillander crossed the wire in 1:51.4, a new lifetime best performance. For many of the First Turn Stable members, not only was this their maiden voyage with horse racing, it was their first time in the winner's circle. "Starting off the season with a strong race, we hit the ground running and didn't look back," Cullipher shared. "We had ups and downs throughout the season, but we were able to see we could always get the job done." Over the course of First Turn Stable's inaugural season, the first-time owners were able to work with four different horses and find the winner's circle on five separate occasions. "Our last horse (Bet The Truth) presented me with a challenge, but I knew we could get him to the winner's circle," Cullipher said. First Turn Stable presented experiences and learning opportunities to members through a variety of scheduled events. On Thursday mornings during the season, members were invited to visit the Cullipher stable on the backside of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. During their morning visits, the stable members met with Cullipher to discuss weekly training happenings and wish their horse good luck before the weekend's race Along with interactive social media pages, monthly financials were shared with the group to provide a transparent and behind-the-scenes look into the real costs of owning a racehorse. On-site teaching tools and other resources were also made available to the members. "We've been coming out to Hoosier Park and following State Fair races for years now, but we realized we wanted to be a part of something more in this industry," First Turn Stable member Jim Hays noted. "At first, we weren't sure what our next step looked like. First Turn Stable has helped narrow our focus on becoming full time owners; it was the perfect stepping stone for us, we have learned so much and really enjoyed our time with the stable. We actually purchased a yearling at the Hoosier Classic sale this fall!" At the end of the racing season, the horse's winnings and costs were calculated and any profit was split among the 50 owners. Hoosier Park will invite any previous members from 2016 to purchase a membership for the 2017 season and also look forward to extending memberships to other first-time participants. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all first-time owners and members who helped make the 2016 inaugural season of First Turn Stable at Hoosier Park an overwhelming success and look forward to another season with First Turn Stable in 2017. by Emily Gaskin,for Hoosier Park

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