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Anderson, Ind.--November 9, 2019--Harrah's Hoosier Park concluded the 26th season of live harness racing with a 13-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 9. In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded. On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his sixth consecutive and eighth leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who is also currently the fourth leading driver in the country by wins, was officially recognized as the 2019 leading driver with 328 victories while amassing over $4.4 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. Sam Widger finished second with 303 victories with John DeLong in third with 256 trips to the winner's circle. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $55 million mark in purse earnings in the bike. As the all-time leading driver in Hoosier Park history, Tetrick recorded his best season to date in 2017 with over $6.8 million in purse earnings and 569 victories. This season, Tetrick recorded his 5,000th career victory earlier in the year and also posted his fourth consecutive season with earnings over the $5 million mark. "I want to thank the owners, trainers, and grooms who put me in the position where I can do well every night," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "I'm always focusing on one race at a time and my goal is to win that race. I've had great horses to drive all season and have been lucky to be in the right spots at the right time. I am going to take a few weeks off and take a little vacation before getting back to work at the first of the year and of course, look forward to being ready to go back here in March." "The support of my family and friends has been great," he continued. "My wife Sandy and I are extremely lucky--we welcomed our daughter Chloe this year--and we are surrounded by a lot of great people." Jeff Cullipher, who took home Hoosier Park's top training honors in 2017 and 2018, was officially recognized as the leading trainer of the 2019 season. The Cullipher Stable had an impressive 108 wins and amassed over $1.7 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. Peter Redder finished second in the leading trainer standings with 62 wins while Jamie Macomber finished third with 61. After recording his first million dollar season as a trainer in 2017 with his stable netting over $1.2 million in purse earnings and 102 victories, Cullipher has not looked back. In 2019, the Henderson, Kentucky native has doubled his stats from the past two seasons and is in the midst of his best season to date. Cullipher has sent out 167 winners and surpassed the $3 million mark in purse earnings this season. "I have to thank the people around me," Cullipher said. "My family, the owners, and all of my employees have gotten me to this point. My owner--Tom Pollack--keeps me sharp and has always keeps fresh horses in the barn. There is no off-season, we will continue to work hard and hopefully improve off of this season next year." The Saturday night program wrapped up an extremely successful season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all of the fans, bettors and horsemen who helped make the 2019 season at Hoosier Park an overwhelming success. "As we bring down the curtain on the 26th season of harness racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment and thank everyone who contributed to another amazing race meet," said Harrah's Hoosier Park Vice President and General Manager of Racing Rick Moore. "And a special thanks to our horsemen for putting on a show each and every night that we were proud to send out to over 500 wagering outlets. As I say repeatedly the racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park is as good as you will find in all of North America." "Best wishes to all as we head into the off-season," he continued. "We are already looking forward to 2020 and in particular the return of the coveted Breeders Crown!" For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.--Nov. 1, 2019--Grand Circuit harness racing action was back in the spotlight at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, November 1 as some of the sport's brightest stars ventured to Hoosier Park for the final night of Grand Circuit racing this season. The evening's 12-race card was highlighted by the $120,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old filly trotters, The $120,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies, The $220,000 Carl Erskine Memorial for three-year-old colt trotters, and The $225,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts. After making a costly break in the $500,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old colt trot last week, Don't Let'em was out for redemption and rebounded with authority in the $220,000 Carl Erskine Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings. The cold temperatures didn't seem to deter Don't Let'em and Yannick Gingras as they stopped the timer in 1:51.4 to re-establish the track record for three-year-old colt trotters. The previous mark of 1:52.1 was set by What The Hill in Breeders Crown action in 2017. Sent off as the heavy betting favorite, Don't Let 'em left alertly from post two but Mass Fortune K and Matt Kakaley were a step quicker through the opening quarter in :27.4. Gingras moved Don't Let 'Em to the front just before the half in :55.1 and was immediately joined on the outside by Pilot Discretion and Andrew McCarthy. Don't Let 'Em was able to turn back Pilot Discretion through the three-quarters in 1:23.2 and was on top with a two length lead turning for home. Using a :28.2 final quarter, Don't Let 'em stayed on task and trotted strong to the wire finishing five lengths in front of late-closing Chin Chin Hall and Peter Wrenn. Pilot Discretion held on for third. "He's going to drive me crazy," trainer Nancy Johansson noted with a smile after the victory. "It's just whatever horse shows up. He obviously has tremendous speed. He has tremendous speed and the talent, he just needs to behave. I never know what horse is going to show up but when he is on his game, he's incredible" With the win, the son of Muscle Hill-Passageway recorded his fourth win from 13 outs this season and sports a 23-8-5-0 lifetime record. Owned by Brittany Farms, C. Takter, J. Fielding, and H. Liverman, Don't Let'em has amassed $569,967 in lifetime purse earnings. Don't Let'em was bred by Brittany Farms, LLC. One of the biggest upsets of the night came in the very next race on the program as De Los Cielos Deo and Matt Kakaley got up in the final strides of the mile to upset the heavily favored Hickfromfrenchlick in the $225,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. De Los Cielos Deo stopped the timer in 1:49.2. De Los Cielos Deo and Matt Kakaley pull the upset in the $225,000 Monument Circle Pace   (Photo courtesy of Linscott Photography) With an eight race-win streak on the line, Hickfromfrenchlick went to the front from post eight to dictate fractions of :26.4, :54.3 and 1:22.1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. De Los Cielos Deo sat patiently in third for much of the mile but was in perfect striking position turning for home. Kakaley tipped De Los Cielos Deo and he found a :26.3 closing kick to track down Hickfromfrenchlick late in the lane. Dealer's Table and Sam Widger utilized a ground saving trip to round out the trifecta. De Los Cielos Deo returned $10.40 to his backers at the betting windows. "I was confident coming into tonight," Kakaley said in the winner's circle. "He was good last week in the Breeders Crown. He's been pretty inconsistent but I knew if he showed up tonight he'd be good. I've only driven him a couple times but he's got the speed. The way the trip worked out for him tonight was beautiful." With the win, De Los Cielos Deo recorded his second win from 17 outs this season for trainer Ron Burke. The son of Captaintreacherous-Lisjune has now earned $425,080 in lifetime purse earnings and is owned in partnership by Burke Racing Stable, Larry Karr, J&T Silva, Purnel & Libby, and Weaver Bruscemi. De Los Cielos Deo was bred by Louis Willinger and Deo Volente Farms. Trainer Nancy Johannsson teamed up with Yannick Gingras for two winner's on the evening's program as the duo first found the winner's circle with The Ice Dutchess in the $120,000 Crossroads of America. After finishing third in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park last week, Gingras guided the post-time favorite to a 1:53 victory over Pure Chance and Trace Tetrick. Utilizing a final quarter of :27:0, The Ice Dutchess was able to overcome a first-over trip and dug in gamely late in the lane to cross the wire four lengths to the good. The Ice Dutchess returned $4.20 to win for her backers at the betting windows. The Ice Dutchess has now won 11 of 27 lifetime starts and boasts a lifetime bankroll of $774,029 for owners Coyote Wynd Farms. The daughter of Muscle Hill-The Ice Queen was bred by Stephen Dey and David Reid. Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly Sunny Dee made her Harrah's Hoosier Park debut a winning one after she went gate to wire in The $100,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial. The Canadian homebred bested her competition in 1:52 with driver Tim Tetrick in the bike for trainer Robert McIntosh. Sunny Dee made her game winning move down the backside and was able to hold off a hard charging JK American Beauty and Brett Miller late in the lane to get the win and deliver as the post-time favorite. Fully A Virgin and Michael Oosting also rallied well late for third. With the win, the daughter of Sunshine Beach-West of LA, now sports a lifetime bankroll of $436,595 having won 13 of 22 starts. The filly is owned by and was bred by Robert McIntosh Stables, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh holdings. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, November 2 with a 10-race card with an adjusted post time of 7:10pm. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9.   Emily Ratcliff  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

LeWayne Miller knows Grand Swan is good. He is still trying to figure out just how good. Grand Swan brings a four-race win streak to Friday's $120,000 Crossroads of America Stakes for 3-year-old female harness racing trotters at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The filly has won 10 of 13 races overall this season, including the Indiana Sire Stakes championship and divisions of the Pegasus and Circle City stakes. For her career, she has 18 victories in 25 starts and has finished worse than second only twice. She has earned $575,900 and is owned by Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable, and Never 2 Late Stable. "She's done very well for us," said Miller, who co-owns, trains and drives Grand Swan. "She's a big, strong mare. I really don't feel like we've seen the best of her just because she likes to race against someone. She's not one that will draw off and win by five; she waits on other horses to chase her. "I really don't know how good she is. There were a few times when you thought she was beat, they'd come eye her up, and then she would take off with them." Grand Swan faces nine foes in the Crossroads of America. The field includes The Ice Dutchess, a multiple Grand Circuit winner coming off a third-place finish in the Breeders Crown, and $10,000-supplemental entry Pure Chance, who brings her own four-race win streak to Friday's race. A daughter of stallion Swan For All, Grand Swan is out of the mare Queen Mum. Joe Yoder, who is part of the Grand Swan Racing ownership group, bought Queen Mum in foal with the filly and trained Grand Swan down at age 2 before turning her over to Miller. She won eight of 12 races last season and continued to blossom after turning 3. "She grew up a lot and matured a lot," Miller said. "Last year I didn't feel comfortable getting locked in or sitting with her for a long time, she just got a little too anxious last year. This year training her down we trained her to help her with that and she really learned from it. "Her manners (are her best attribute). She's very professional and takes care of herself. In the post parade and scoring down she's nice and relaxed. When you ask her to go, she goes. She does whatever you want to do." Following the Crossroads of America, Grand Swan is eligible to the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs. The race would take Grand Swan out of Indiana for the first time. "We're planning on that," Miller said. "Then we'll turn her out and bring her back (next year) and see how she is. We're probably going to stake her to some of the aged races. We want to be careful because it's a tougher transition from 3 to 4, so we'll probably pick our spots." Friday's card at Harrah's Hoosier Park also includes the $120,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers, $220,000 Carl Erskine for 3-year-old male trotters, and $225,000 Monument Circle for 3-year-old male pacers. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA     

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 25, 2019- The track was lightning fast on Friday, October 25 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, while the track hosted harness racing divisions of The Circle City Stakes for three-year-old fillies and colts of both gaits. The night provided several impressive performances, including a track record-setting performance and two track recording-equaling performances. Pure Chance set the new track standard for three-year-old trotting fillies while Tellmeaboutit matched the record for three-year-old pacing geldings and Summer Charm equaled the record for three-year-old pacing fillies. The evening's racing action kicked off with Pure Chance and Trace Tetrick going gate-to-wire, lowering the track standard for trotting fillies to 1:52:2 in the first race on the program. Pure Chance clicked off fractions of :27:3, :56:4 and 1:25:2 before crossing the wire to re-establish Meadowbrook Grace's 1:52:3 track record time. The Christopher Beaver trainee paid $2.40 to win. The other division of the stakes action for trotting fillies was won by Grand Swan who also went to gate to wire with LeWayne Miller in the bike in 1:53:3. The second record show came from Tellmeaboutit with Michael Oosting in the first division for pacing geldings. The Alvin Miller trainee waited patiently with a pocket trip through fractions of :26:2, :53:2 and 1:20:4. Once the field turned for home, it was a calvary charge toward the wire but Tellmeaboutit bested his competitors. Stopping the clock in 1:48:3, he tied the record set by Always A Prince the previous year. Tellmeaboutit returned $2.40 to win at the betting windows. The New York Sires Stakes Champion Hickfromfrenchlick returned to Hoosier Park for the second time this season to score his eighth consecutive victory in the other pacing colt division in 1:49:3 with Trace Tetrick in the bike. Summer Charm and Drew Monti turned in the second record-tying performance of the night when the Ron Burke trainee equaled the 1:49:4 pacing filly record set by Wisdom Tree in 2018. The track record for three-year-old pacing fillies is now co-held by Summer Charm, Wisdom Tree and Rockin Nola. Summer Charm benefitted from a pocket seat through fractions of :26:3, :55:1 and 1:23:0 and dug in gamely late in the lane to best her rivals. Summer Charm paid $13.00 to win in the slight upset. The other pacing filly division was captured by Fully A Virgin with Michael Oosting in 1:50:2. The evening's 13-race card also featured two divisions of the Circle City Stakes for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Whata Swan and Robert Taylor were able to withhold all challenges and score in 1:55:2 to pull the slight upset in the first division for trainer William Crone. Lucky Weekend with Peter Wrenn followed suit to pull another upset in the second division of the stakes action, scoring in 1:53:3 for trainer Melanie Wrenn. he lone division of The Madison County Stakes for two-year-old pacing geldings on the card was won by Odds On Osiris with Peter Wrenn, grabbing back-to-back stakes wins in 1:52:2 for trainer Melanie Wrenn. Grand Circuit racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will continue on Saturday, October 26 with a 10 race card featuring divisions of the Madison County Stakes for two-year-olds. In conjunction with the live racing action, Harrah's Hoosier Park will host Fright Night at the Races, a family-fun Halloween event. The 2019 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park    

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 23, 2019- The spirit of Halloween will descend upon Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as they are set to once again host the wildly popular Fright Night at the Races, a family night at the track, on Saturday, October 26. The family-friendly event will include a children's costume trunk-or-treat with free treats, free pumpkins and decorating station, games, and $2 hotdogs and beers. The event is free to the public, and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The first live race begins at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the event, Hoosier Park will be filled with activities from The Yard to the front paddock. Children in costumes are invited to trick-or-treat by visiting local community members and Hoosier Park team members who will be on-hand in The Yard to pass out candy. Back by popular demand, Fright Night at the Races will feature a horse costume contest. Located in the front paddock, horsemen will dress up their horses to compete for prizes. Guests will have an opportunity to join in on the fun and vote for their favorite costume by purchasing a ticket. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation charitable partners of Harrah's Hoosier Park. "This is one of our most popular events of the season," Race Marketing Manager, Emily Gaskin noted. "The costumes are second to none and everyone has a great time. We hope this event will continue to grow each year and racing fans will enjoy it as much as we do." The family-friendly atmosphere will include designated family parking and entrances to accommodate all guests. The night will also include interactive games and prizes. Hoosier Buddy, the official mascot of Hoosier Park, will also be present to spread the Halloween spirit. In conjunction with all of the Fright Night at the Races activities, Harrah's Hoosier Park will also host a 10-race card featuring three divisions of the Madison County Stakes for the two-year-old competitors. Live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 18, 2019- Coming off the heels of the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals night, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted another round of harness racing Grand Circuit action on Friday, October 18. The Pegasus Stakes for three-year-olds were the featured events of the evening, with two divisions for each sex and gait. With the exception of an upset by Yes, favorites prevailed with wins from Rockin Nola, Pure Chance, Highlandbeachlover, Thunder, Grand Swan, Jk American Beauty and Hickfromfrenchlick. Rockin Nola and Grand Swan defended their home turf with wins in their respective divisions and six of the eight stakes races saw at least one Indiana sired horse on the board. It was also another big night for Harrah's Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick who scored five wins on the evening. The night kicked off with the 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing filly champion, Rockin Nola scoring her second consecutive victory for driver Joey Putnam. Using her customary late rallying style, Rockin Nola found a spot mid-pack in sixth and waited patiently through fractions of :26:4, :56:2 and 1:24:1, eventually moving to the outer flow to make her bid. Once the wire was in sight, Rockin Nola dug in with a final quarter of :27:0 and grabbed the win, a length to the good. She stopped the clock in 1:51:2, followed by Fully A Virgin with Michael Oosting. Rockin Nola paid $3.80 at the betting windows. Rockin Nola is the daughter of Rockin Image-Gottogetoutmore and was bred by Mahlon Lambright. With tonight's win, the Joe Putnam trainee has won 11 of 25 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $415,672 for owners Joe Putnam, Suttons Bay Racing and Novi Trot. After winning the early double, Trace Tetrick would return to the winner's circle with three-year-old trotting filly Pure Chance who turned in an impressive effort in 1:53:0. Tetrick eased the filly off the gate and she settled along the rail in fourth but it didn't take long for Pure Chance to move to the lead. At the half in :56:3, Tetrick guided the filly to the front, clocking fractions of :56:3 and 1:25:1. Turning for home, Pure Chance bolstered her lead on the field, eventually crossing the wire two lengths ahead of her competition, leaving Sensibility with Ronnie Wrenn Jr. to settle for second. Pure Chance paid $4.40 to win. Pure Chance, the daughter of Triumphant Caviar-Jewell Creek, has won nine of 22 lifetime starts and established a new lifetime best with the win. Trained by Christopher Beaver, the filly sports a lifetime bankroll of $269,488 for owners Christopher Beaver and Steven Zeehandelar. Pure Chance was bred by Jonas Schlabach. Stakes action for the pacing colts began with a victory from Highlandbeachlover and Brett Miller. The Ernest Gaskin trainee grabbed a pocket seat from the start and held it through the first split in :27:0. Miller gave Highlandbeachlover the green light down the backside and he moved to the outside, passing his competition through fractions of :54:3 and 1:21:4. The heavily favored Dealer's Table and Sam Widger made a strong bid at the leader but Highlandbeachlover dug in gamely to get the win over a fast-closing Rose Run Ulysses and Trace Tetrick in 1:50. Highlandbeachlover paid $6.80 for his backers at the betting windows. Highlandbeachlover is the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Rockn Highland and has won eight of 25 lifetime starts and established a new lifetime mark with the victory. Owned by Desyllas Racing, Elmore's Race Horses and William Beck, the gelding now sports a lifetime bankroll of $144,314. Highlandbeachlover was bred by High Thoroughbred Farm. In the very next race, Tetrick continued his winning ways, this time with the John Butenschoen trainee, trotting colt Thunder. Thunder spent the first quarter of the race trading positions with Mass Fortune K and Brett Miller, the latter leading at the opening split in :27:1. Thunder grabbed the lead soon after, clocking fractions of :56:3 and 1:26:1. Digging in with a final quarter of :27:3, Thunder finished just a head in front of Smooth Acceleration and John De Long in 1:54:1, paying $3.40 to win. Thunder, the son of Conway Hall-Cr Oh Suzanna, scored his first win of the season and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $255,171 for owners Crawford Farms Racing, Day Dream Racing and VIP Internet Stables. He has now won six of 16 lifetime starts. Indiana Sires Stakes champion Grand Swan found the winner's circle for the third consecutive time for trainer, driver LeWayne Miller. Uninvolved through the early stages of the race, Grand Swan sat fifth through opening fractions of :28:1 and :56:3. When the field reached the third quarter in 1:25:1, Grand Swan began to make her move and was closing in fast on the leaders. With a final quarter of :28:2, Grand Swan tracked the leaders down and coasted to the wire two lengths to the good with a final time of 1:53:4 paying $2.80 to win. She was followed by American Kronos with Trace Tetrick. The recently crowned 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes three-year-old trotting filly champion, Grand Swan is the daughter of Swan For All-Queen Mum and was bred by Larry Miller. She has won 17 of 24 lifetime starts and now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $559,750 for owners Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable and Never 2 Late Stable. Just when it seemed a favorites trend was forming, a price finally scored when Michael Oosting guided Erv Miller trainee Yes to the winner's circle, lighting up the tote board and paying $70.20 to win in their split of the stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts. Yes grabbed a pocket seat and held it through and opening fraction of :27:3. Oosting waited patiently for much of the mile and found late racing room and Yes responded. Charging home with a final quarter of :26:4, Yes crossed the wire almost two lengths to the good, besting the field in 1:53:3. He was followed by Indiana Sires Stakes champion and post time favorite, Swandre The Giant with Ronnie Wrenn Jr. "It worked out better than I thought," driver Michael Oosting had to say about the upset. "I wanted to get out close and make sure we didn't have any trouble. Once we found late racing room, he was full of trot." Yes, the son of Manofmanymissions-Fantasy Yankee has now won six of 24 lifetime starts and brought his lifetime to $208,903 with tonight's win. He was bred by Edward Lohmeyer and has international connections being owned by Thestable Yes Group out of Ontario, Canada. The second pacing filly to take home a win was the Nancy Johansson trainee Jk American Beauty who delivered as the heavy betting favorite in her split of the stakes action. Driven by Brett Miller, JK American Beauty made her move to the front down the backside and was able to hold off all challengers to stop the timer in 1:52.1. Summer Charm and Drew Monti surged late in the lane but were forced to settle for second place honors. Jk American Beauty paid $5.40 to win for her betting backers. Jk American Beauty is the homebred daughter of American Ideal-Jk Black Beauty and is owned by 3 Brothers Stables. With the win, Jk American Beauty has won 5 of 28 lifetime starts and holds a lifetime bankroll of $370,523. New York Sires Stakes Champion, pacing colt Hickfromfrenchlick made his Hoosier Park debut a winning one and extended his win streak to seven in impressive fashion in the final leg of stakes action. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, Hickfromfrenchlick reached command just past the half and never looked back. Finishing under a hand drive from Tetrick, Hickfromfrenchlick was an open length winner and stopped the timer in 1:49.4, the fastest stakes time of the night. Hickfromfrenchlick paid $2.80 to win. "He's a great horse and he's so tough," trainer Ryan Miller noted in the winner's circle. "He's been well traveled this season and he can race on any size track. He's got a few races left here at Hoosier Park this season, like the Monument Circle." Hickfromfrenchlick is the son of So Surreal-My Girl's A Star and was bred by Steve Jones. He has now won 14 of 20 starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $561,927 for owners Ray Schnittker, Nolamaura Racing and Thomas Spatorico. Grand Circuit racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will continue on Friday, October 25 with the Circle City Stakes, followed by the Madison County Stakes for the two-year-olds on Saturday, October 26. Grand Circuit racing will wrap up at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, November 1 with The $200,000 Monument Circle, The $200,000 Carl Erskine, The $100,000 USS Memorial and The Crossroads of America. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, October 19 at an adjusted post time of 4:30 pm. The 2019 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.—Oct. 11, 2019—Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to Hoosier Champions Night Friday, October 11, and the 14-race program provided harness racing action from start to finish. The summer-long Indiana Sires Stakes program culminated with the crowning of 12 new champions, with purses offered exceeding $2.4 million. Showers and cold temperatures marked the evening, but Hoosier Park’s defending leading driver Trace Tetrick was red hot, piloting six winners on the card. Tetrick reached the winner’s circle in the first four races on the program, but his biggest win of the night came with freshman trotter TJ’s Top Pick. The Swan For All-J A’s Ayd gelding entered the $270,000 Super Final with seven wins in eight starts. He wrapped up divisional honors for trainer Jeff Cullipher with an easy 1:55.2 triumph. Tetrick never pulled the plugs on the 2-5 favorite as Swan In Motion and Dude Included followed in second and third, respectively.                                                                                      --Dean Gillette Photography “This has been a dream come true this year with this guy. Near perfection and he just does everything right,” said Tom Pollack, who owns the freshman with Cullipher and Tetrick. “I think the more perfect he is the more nervous you get.” There was good reason to be nervous. The $40,000 yearling purchase carried a nearly unblemished record into the final, as well as a target on his back. Drawing post eight, Tetrick wasted little time moving the favorite to the front and clicking off fractions of :28, :57.4 and 1:27.3 before swinging into the stretch a length in front of challenger Brigotto and Sam Widger. TJ’s Top Pick cruised to a one and one-quarter length victory with Swan In Motion closing for second. “It worked out like I thought. I wanted to go forward off the gate,” Tetrick said in the winner’s circle. “I was confident the whole way. I never even took the earplugs out.” Bred by Freeman Bontrager, TJ’s Top Pick collected his eighth seasonal win and returned $2.80-$2.60-$2.40. The victory raised his bankroll to $302,871 and completed a sires stakes campaign where Cullipher worked to keep his star pupil sound and at the top of his game. “I can finally breathe; it’s been a long year. We started from the day we got him, but once he got his speed we noticed we had a true horse,” Cullipher said. “He’s a good horse, and he makes my job easy. This win is probably the best.” Tetrick earned his first finals victory in the night’s second race, deftly steering Churita to a 1:54.1 score over rival Hannelore Hanover in the $70,000 event for older trotting mares. The seven-year-old Arizoom Lindy-Stonebridge Volare mare led gate-to-wire for trainer Matt Rheinheimer, and the victory pushed her over the $1 million earnings mark. Bred by Devon Chupp, Jackie Porter owns the $3,700 yearling purchase. “She got to that million dollar mark the hard way,” said Rheinheimer. “She’s definitely one of a kind. She’s got a great attitude and she’s easy to take care of. She absolutely loves what she does.” Churita picked up her 43rd career win, coming in her 107th trip behind the starting gate. Her career earnings now stand at $1,011,925. Hannelore Hanover, triple millionaire and former Horse of the Year, made her final Hoosier Park start for Burke Racing Stable. The most exciting finish of the night came in the $270,000 Super Final for freshman filly trotters. Slight favorite May Baby and James Yoder took control after a :27.1 opening quarter as second choice Rock Swan got away fourth for Tetrick before moving first up racing into the turn. In the stretch, Rock Swan looked to be an easy winner, but May Baby fought back valiantly before falling half a length short. The Erv Miller-trained Swan For All filly held on to earn her eighth win in 10 seasonal starts, tripping the timer in 1:57.2. Rjz First Lady rounded out the trifecta. “Off the turn I thought she was a winner. In mid-stretch she got lost a little bit waiting for somebody,” Tetrick explained. “She’s got a great attitude when it comes to wanting to win. She wants to beat everyone.” Bred by Bobby Brower and Deb Garland, Rock Swan is out of Indiana Sires Stakes champion Jolly Jessica. She is owned by S&R Racing Stables and Anthony Lombardi. With the win, the filly raised her seasonal earnings to $354,481. Tetrick added another sires stakes final with five-year-old Allthatgltrsisgold mare Golden Paradise, a 1:52.4 winner in the $68,000 final for older pacing mares. Trained by Tyler George, who owns the mare in partnership with Samuel Schillaci and Wrenn Jr. Racing LLC, the victory was the 10th in 25 starts in 2019. Bred by Victory Hill Farm Inc., the pacer now possesses $231,677 in earnings. Six year old Bridge To Jesse’s added yet another ISS finals victory to his impressive resume. Trained by Roger Welch and driven by Tetrick, the Jailhouse Jesse gelding took control after the quarter and went on to win the $70,000 final for older stallions and geldings by three and one-half lengths in a time of 1:53.1. Bred by Michael Wilt and Randy Wilt, the win was the 39th career victory for the trotter, owned by Bo De Long, Pat De Long, Ray De Long and Welch. The veteran has accumulated purse earnings of $910,455. In one of the most anticipated races of the night, Tellmeaboutit and Michael Oosting patiently waited along the rail before using the passing lane to capture the $270,000 Super Final for sophomore pacing colts with a 1:50.3 performance. The Alvin Miller-trained Tellitlikeitis gelding finished two and one-half lengths in front as Melissa Essig’s duo of Shamwow and Little Rocket Man finished second and third. “We’re just trying to bring him along and teach him to race,” said Miller. “May of last year we had a pretty good idea of what he could actually do.” What Tellmeaboutit did Friday night was stake his claim to the division title by claiming his fifth seasonal win. When the gate folded, Oosting settled in third as Little Rocket Man and Tetrick set the fractions. They would not leave the pylons throughout the mile, waiting for the stretch to slip up the inside to secure the victory. Bred by Lavon Miller, the gelding has not finished off the board in 14 starts. Miller and 81-year-old Twila Harts, who was on hand to celebrate the win, own Tellmeaboutit. The victory increased the sophomore’s seasonal earnings to $238,655. Career earnings now stand at $324,055. Three-year-old trotting colt Swandre The Giant showed his class in the $270,000 Super Final for sophomores. Driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Ron Burke, the son of Swan For All cruised to a four and one-half lengths triumph, stopping the clock in 1:55. Gotwuteverittakes raced second and Wow Lester trotted third. “I just wanted to take my time making the front, and once I got there, he’s just all class,” said Gingras. “When I asked him in the stretch, he took off and was real strong finishing.” Spending most of the summer on the Grand Circuit, Swandre The Giant returned to the Hoosier State to pick up his first Super Final for owners Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva Stables and Howard Taylor. Earning his sixth seasonal win and 15th career victory, the colt has accumulated $390,563 this year, and his career bankroll is now $645,743. One year ago, Grand Swan entered the Super Final as the top freshman trotting filly, only to taste defeat. Friday night she was dominant in victory, pushing to the lead after three quarters for trainer and driver LeWayne Miller and drawing clear by nearly three lengths to take the $270,000 final for three-year-old trotting fillies in 1:55 over a track rated sloppy. Haylie Ivy and Measuredperfection followed the favorite across the wire. “I didn’t really know what to expect when we’re going for $250,000, crazy stuff happens. I wanted to protect my position and move her to the front or come first up, it didn’t matter,” Miller said of his strategy. “I was a little worried with the wind tonight coming first up, but she fought them off like she normally does.” Victorious in seven of her previous 10 starts this year, the Swan For All-Queen Mum sophomore added her 16th career trip to the winner’s circle in only 23 attempts. Bred by Larry Miller Jr., the filly is owned by Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable and Never 2 Late Stable. Grand Swan has earned $354,625 in 2019 and $542,500 in two seasons of competition. Priceless punched her ticket to the Breeders Crown Friday night on the strength of a 1:52.2 effort. Driven by trainer Brandon Bates, the Rockin Image lass led the $270,000 Super Final for freshman filly pacers wire-to-wire, finishing six and one-half lengths ahead of the field to add her sixth win in nine starts. Foxy Rigger and Grace Rocks managed to finish second and third.                                                                                --Dean Gillette Photography “She is just game, loves to win, and loves to race,” said Bates. “We’ll load up Wednesday and head to Mohawk, give it a try in the Breeders Crown elimination.” Bred by Mark Graber, Mervin Graber and Jacob Graber, Priceless was purchased by Bert Hochsprung and Kevin Miller out of the Hoosier Classic sale for $31,000. With tonight’s win, the filly has earned $328,662. Odds On Osiris pushed ahead of leader Clever Character in the last turn and went on to score a 1:53 victory in the $270,000 final for freshman pacing colts for driver Peter Wrenn. The favorite finished two lengths better than Always And Again while Clever Character held on for third. Melanie Wrenn conditions the Rockin Image gelding owned by Odds On Racing. “The colt’s a little green on the lead. I thought there would be more mixup in the first quarter, but he felt good tonight. When I got ahead with him, he felt nice,” explained the driver. The $60,000 yearling purchase, bred by Merlie Schwartz, added his sixth win in seven starts. Odds On Osiris has earned $313,145 and returned $3.40-$2.40-$2.10. Rockin Nola, two-year-old divisional champion in Indiana in 2018, collected her second Super Final victory Friday night with a 1:51.4 score. Driven by Joey Putnam, the Rockin Image sophomore used her late kick to propel to a two-length victory as second choice in the $270,000 event for pacing fillies. Favored Fully A Virgin settled for second and Lady Capulet raced third. Drawing post three for trainer Joe Putnam, Rockin Nola raced ninth early as Play For Pay reached the quarter in :26.3. Pansy’s Image would brush to the lead on the backstretch as Rockin Nola joined the outer flow third over. The filly advanced to third at the top of the stretch and dashed home in :26.3 to secure her sixth win of the year.                                                                          --Dean Gillette Photography “The trip worked out like I thought. Wanted to get away sixth or seventh and wanted a good runway to get out,” Joey Putnam said in the post-race interview. “Winning with a filly like this is huge. It can’t get any better than this.” Owned by the trainer in partnership with Suttons Bay Racing and Novi Trot LLC, Rockin Nola pushed her 2019 earnings to $238,822. Bred by Mahlon Lambright, the filly has banked $398,922 over the last two seasons. Cullipher and Pollack teamed for their second Indiana Sires Stakes final in the $50,000 contest for older stallion and gelding pacers. Incredible Shark, sent off at odds of 13-1, sprinted home in :27.4 to finish a quarter-length in front of Rockin Speed in a time of 1:51. Sam Widger guided the Shadyshark Hanover five year old to his fifth win of the year and second in his last four starts. Tookadiveoffdipper paced third for John De Long. Bred by Hoosier Standardbred Farm and Fair Meadow Farm, Incredible Shark returned $27.40-$11.20-$5.40 to his backers. The gelding improved his 2019 earnings to $105,674. He now possesses a career bankroll of $332,499. To view all of the results for the 2019 Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, October 12 with a 13-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    By: James Platz for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 8, 2019- While she's sending three horses into a $2 million dollar harness racing card on Friday, October 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park, two breakout pacers have been stealing the headlines from the Missy Essig barn. Both unraced as two-year-olds, Little Rocket Man and Shamwow have made names for themselves throughout the 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes season. The rookie three-year-old pacers have combined seasonal earnings of $291,505 and have combined to win 17 of 25 lifetime starts. According to Essig, the secret to her success is taking things one day at a time. "We really didn't think much of either of them at first," Essig noted about her contenders. "They were both pretty lazy-Little Rocket Man didn't even show interest in his first qualifier. We had him staked to the fairs instead of Sires Stakes at the advice of a friend who was taking care of him over the winter. We were really just hoping to make our money back with him at the start of the season." Little Rocket Man had a modest beginning finishing eight lengths behind Rockie Got Framed in 1:58:2 in his first lifetime qualifier. After a sub-par qualifying effort, the sophomore pacer seemingly found his competitive side and impressed his connections with a victory at first asking. Besting a field of 10 for his maiden breaking win from the middle of the pack, Little Rocket Man won his first start in 1:53:4 and hasn't slowed down since. Purchased at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, Essig's father, Russell Beeman had noticed Little Rocket Man, but it was Jack Freeman who purchased him and convinced Beeman to buy in. "My dad always wanted Gt Miss Royal's babies. She was a gritty mare that we used to race years ago and dad always said that if she had babies, he wanted some. He was nervous, though, because of how small Little Rocket Man was, but he definitely looked at him because of his breeding." On the opposite end of the acquisition spectrum, Shamwow is a homebred owned by Cornerstone Stock Farms. The start of Shamwow's 2019 campaign was a little slower than Little Rocket Man's, as Shamwow didn't start in stakes action until the fourth leg on July 26 where he made his stakes debut a winning one. "With Shamwow, I'm grateful to have Jeff Fought for an owner," Essig expressed. "We had to start things slowly with Shamwow and Jeff supported us with that. Once he got behind the gate, though, he started racing great and really started figuring things out. It was like a light bulb came on-he started figuring things out and would be running over horses he was training with." In addition to being stablemates, Shamwow and Little Rocket Man share very similar racing styles and routines. Both race well off the pace, which is the preferred method for Shamwow. Little Rocket Man is the more versatile one, but Shamwow has perfected an impressive late closing rally. Essig is also known for training Dontfusswithruss, who was an Indiana Sires Stakes Champion at both two and three and earned over $530,000 throughout his illustrious racing career. While Dontfusswithruss is a trotter, Little Rocket Man shares a similar personality and is just as ornery as Essig's former champion. The main similarity Shamwow shares with the trotter is routine-all three of these sires stakes horses have been trained down the same way, excluding the fact Dontfusswithruss raced as a two-year-old. Each one, though, has proven to be a fierce competitor for Essig. "Truthfully, we wanted a barn full of trotters," Essig said with a laugh. "At the sale it ended up working out where we ended up with pacers, which worked out to be a blessing. A good horse is a good horse and you'll love it no matter what. We haven't really changed how we trained them. You don't know who they really are until they're behind the gate." Racing fans who have watched an Essig horse win a race have also seen the family reunion that occurs in the winner's circle after a victory. Essig's family and friends own many of the horses she trains and her husband helps her with the training duties. Essig's father, who owns a piece of a few of her horses, is also in the barn almost every morning to help jog and train. "It's definitely a family affair for us. I think getting people involved when they're young is important. My niece who is 15 comes out and helps me train and she's been doing that since she was 12," Essig noted. "She brings her parents out to the track and gets them involved too. If young people get involved, that's how we create future owners. We have a lot of fun with our family and friends being so involved." While she's had much training success over the years, Essig hasn't hoisted an Indiana Sires Stakes final trophy since Dontfusswithruss in 2012. Along with Little Rocket Man and Shamwow, Essig is also sending two-year-old trotting filly Rjz First Lady into the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies from post 10 with LeWayne Miller. For her stable standouts, Little Rocket Man drew post six in the talented field of ten assembled for the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings with regular pilot Trace Tetrick in the bike. Little Rocket Man, who leads the division in points for the season, sports a lifetime best of 1:49 taken at Harrah's Hoosier Park and will be looking for his 12th win from 17 starts this season. Aside from one ninth place finish, Little Rocket Man has earned a check every trip behind the gate this season, including a fifth place finish against Grand Circuit company in the $170,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace. Shamwow will be guided by LeWayne Miller and will start from the second-tier, post 10. The sophomore son of Always A Virgin-Bolero Takara has won six of nine lifetime starts and has never finished worse than second in his young career. Shamwow sports a lifetime mark of 1:49.4 and will be looking to score his third consecutive Harrah's Hoosier Park victory with a win in the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. "Winning the final would mean the world to me," Essig continued. "These two have been such a blessing. I don't want to jinx it, but my dream would obviously be a dead heat with the two of them." First post for Hoosier Champions night at Harrah's Hoosier Park is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11 with a 14-race card. With purses in excess of $2 million, the evening's racing action will feature the $250,000 Super Finals for the two and three-year-old competitors and the $50,000 Finals for the aged competitors. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 4, 2019-The aged harness racing contenders for Indiana Sires Stakes action took to the stage on Friday, October 4 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While all eyes have been on the two-year-olds and three-year-olds prepping for the upcoming $250,000 Super Finals on Friday, October 11, the aged competitors squared off in their eliminations to compete for a spot behind the gate in their respective $50,000 Aged Sires Stakes finals. Favorites mainly dominated with wins from Rockin N Runnin, Tookadiveoffdipper and Shnitzledosomethin but one price found a win with Voom Or Bang. The aged trotting divisions did not require eliminations. The aged stakes action kicked off with the pacing mares and it was Rockin N Runnin who turned a pocket trip into a victory and overcame a heavy favorite at the wire. Stopping the clock in 1:51:1, Rockin N Runnin made her sixth consecutive trip to the winner's circle, guided by trainer, driver Ross Leonard. When the wings of the gate opened, heavy favorite Golden Paradise with Trace Tetrick went straight to the lead. Rockin N Runnin opted for a pocket trip while Indiana Sires Stakes champion Seventimesavirgin with John De Long followed intently third. The order remained unchanged and Golden Paradise went uncontested through fractions of :27:1, :56:3 and 1:25:0. As the horses turned for home, Golden Paradise's lead shortened and Rockin N Runnin was looming large in the pocket. The mares matched strides but Rockin N Runnin reached the wire first by a head, paying $5.00 to win. Golden Paradise held on for second and Seventimesavirgin secured her spot in third. "What makes her so good is that she's so versatile," trainer, driver Ross Leonard noted in the winner's circle. "We purchased her in 2017 and we've had no expectations with her. We've taken our time and let her tell us what she can handle. I have to give the credit to my family for getting her back to the races. She is one of the toughest race horses we have ever had." After being unraced last season due to injury, Rockin N Runnin has rewarded her connections this season for their patience. With the win, she has now won 10 of 15 starts this season and sports a lifetime bankroll of $130,474 for owners Dandy Farms Racing, Gregory Samples and Rachel Leonard. Rockin N Runnin is a five-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Mysterious Dragon and was bred by Merlin Van Otterloo. In the first division for the aged pacing stallions and geldings, Tookadiveoffdipper with John De Long properly played the role of post-time favorite and turned in a decisive gate-to-wire performance to get the win. Utilizing a final quarter of :26:0, Tookadiveoffdipper dug in gamely late in the lane to stop the timer 1:50:0. Tookadiveoffdipper grabbed the lead from the start and rattled off fractions of :26:3, :55:3 and 1:24:0 while Incredible Shark and Sam Widger benefitted from a pocket trip. Turning for home, Tookadiveoffdipper appeared strong on the front. Incredible Shark pulled from the pocket but Tookadiveoffdipper found another gear to get the win, paying $3.80 at the betting windows. Incredible Shark's effort paid off in a second place finish and Rockin Speed and Jared Seekman were third. Tookadiveoffdipper, the son of Always A Virgin-Onceinabluemoon, has now won 28 of 73 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $277,006 for owners Jane Cross and Mark Cross. He was bred by Van Oterloo Stables. The second aged pacing mare elimination brought a price to the winner's circle, along with back-to-back wins for trainer Roger Welch. Sent off at 13-1, Voom Or Bang with John De Long grabbed the victory and the mare paid $28.80 to win. When the wings of the gate opened, Rockin Serena with Peter Wrenn took the lead and guided the field through fractions of :26:1, :55:2 and 1:24:2. When the field turned for home, Voom Or Bang saved her best for last and surged past her rivals late in the lane to get the win in 1:52:0. Rockin Serena held on for second and Letme Fly Low with LeWayne Miller staged a late rally for third. Voom Or Bang, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Vavoom Hanover, has now recorded 13 of 52 lifetime wins and has amassed $411,932 in lifetime purse earnings for owners William De Long, Patrick De Long, Jesse De Long and John De Long. The mare was bred by Cottonwood Farms. The final aged event was the second division for the pacing stallions and geldings. Sent off as the heavy post time favorite, Shnitzledosomethin returned to Harrah's Hoosier Park for the first time this season and went gate-to-wire in 1:50:4 with Peter Wrenn in the bike. The Dylan Davis trainee has been racing on the East Coast, but is no stranger to the Hoosier Park oval and will be looking to secure his first Indiana Sires Stakes title next week. Shnitzledosomethin                                                                       --Linscott Photography  Shnitzledosomethin grabbed the lead as soon as the gate opened, followed gamely by Granite with Todd Warren. Shnitzledosomethin clicked off fractions :26:3, :55:3 and 1:24:1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Turning for home, the pocket-sitting Granite and Todd Warren made a bid at the leader but Shnitzledosomethin was too determined and charged to the wire finishing almost two lengths ahead of the second-place Granite. Dave And Dennis with Joey Putnam rounded out the trifecta. Shniztledosomethin paid $2.40 to win at the betting windows. Now in his four-year-old season, the son of Fred And Ginger-Summer N Sand has won five of 15 starts in 2019. Shnitzledosomethin has now won 14 of 48 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $695,862 for owners Bfj Stable, Thomas Lazzaro, Edwin Gold and Abraham Basen. The 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes season will come to a close at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, October 11 with the annual Hoosier Champions Night. With purses in excess of $2 million, the evening's racing action will feature the $250,000 Super Finals for the two and three-year-old competitors and the $50,000 Finals for the aged competitors. The evening will also feature free hats to the first 500 guests to Trackside Caesars Rewards, a Hoosier Champions Pick'em kiosk game, winner's circle giveaways and the $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in Race 14. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.--October 4, 2019--Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes filled harness racing card on Friday, October 4 and showcased a preview of what to expect for next week's Hoosier Champions Night. Two divisions for the sophomore pacers of both sexes highlighted the evening's 14-race card as they brought the curtain down and completed the eighth and final round of their preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action. All of the evening's winners stamped their tickets to compete for next week's season culminating $2 million Hoosier Champions Night on Friday, October 11. Trainer Melissa Essig sent two horses postward and scored a training double in stakes action on the evening. Shamwow and LeWayne Miller utilized their customary late rally to best their rivals and take the first $48,5000 division for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Stopping the timer in 1:50, Shamwow used the long Hoosier Park stretch to his advantage and an impressive :25 closing kick to track down Tellmeaboutit and Michael Oosting steps before the wire. "We wanted to race him off the pace again," Miller noted about the colt's trip. "He's extremely quick. He has a really quick turn of foot and they have done a great job teaching him to race and how to use his speed. He's really sharp right now." Unraced as a two-year-old, the homebred son of Always A Virgin-Bolero Takara notched his sixth win from nine starts this season. Owned by Cornerstone Stock Farm, Shamwow has yet to finish worse than second in his young career and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $121,125. Team Essig would find the winner's circle just a few races later after the heavily favored Little Rocket Man and Trace Tetrick arrived late on the scene to score in 1:49.4 in their split of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. After sitting last for much of the mile, Tetrick waited to make his move and when he did Little Rocket Man went from last to first with a :26 final quarter to get the win. Also unraced as a two-year-old, Little Rocket Man has made up for lost times at three. With 16 lifetime starts, the gelded son of Rockin Image-GT Miss Royal owns a 16-11-1-1 record. Little Rocket Man has now earned $170,380 in lifetime purse earnings for Russell Beeman and Jack Freeman. The Hoosier state's top three-year-old pacing fillies turned in impressive performances of their own as they squared off in two $48,500 divisions. Divisional leader Fully A Virgin continued her winning ways and scored in the first split with Mike Oosting in the bike. Stopping the timer in 1:50.2, Fully A Virgin powered past her tiring rivals and held off all challengers late in the lane to get the win by nearly two lengths. "She's so laid back and easy on herself all the time, I think that's why she is so fresh and sound at this point in the season," trainer Shane Bowermaster noted after the win. "That, and the fact that Mike (Oosting) has driven her absolutely flawless every single start for me-- I owe a lot to Mike for taking care of her and now I can really do my job and make sure she is ready to go for next week." Fully A Virgin                                                                          --Linscott Photography With the win, Fully A Virgin improved her record to 15-7-4-2 this season. Owned and bred by Emerald Highlands Farm, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Full Of Gold pushed her lifetime purse earnings to $229,680. After it appeared it was going to be a night for favorites, This Peach Rocks and Ross Leonard pulled off the slight upset in the second division of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies. Leonard wasted no time and sent This Peach Rocks to the front from post one and she made every call a winning one, scoring in 1:51.2. Leonard also trains the daughter of Rockin Image-Peachy Yankee who recorded her fourth win of the season from 20 trips behind the gate. Owned and bred by Victory Hill Farm, This Peach Rocks pushed her lifetime purse earnings over the $100,000 mark with the win. All of the evening's winners will return and compete for divisional honors next Friday at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The top ten point earners from each division will be showcased in the $250,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. Taking on a new format for the 2019 season, the $250,000 Super Finals will mark the richest offering of Indiana Sires Stakes Finals ever contested at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The fields and post positions for the Super Finals will be drawn on Tuesday, October 8. In addition to all of the stakes action on the evening's 14-race card, the Hoosier High-5 went unsolved after Peter Dalt and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled off a big upset in the last race of the evening. With a carryover in excess of $8,000, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a $25,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 for the 13-race card on Saturday, October 5. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.--October 4, 2019 -- Indiana's top three-year-old colt trotters and two-year-old colt pacers wrapped up their harness racing preliminary rounds of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, October 3. With two divisions for each featured on the evening's card, the divisional stars padded their division leading point totals and looked primed heading into Indiana's biggest night of racing. With over $2 million in purses on the line, the Indiana Sires Stakes season will culminate on Friday, October 11 with the annual Hoosier Champions Night. In the opening division of the stakes action, two-year-old pacing colt Clever Character continued his winning ways and used a gate-to-wire effort to score in 1:53. With Dale Hiteman in the bike, Clever Character left assertively from post nine and stayed game all the way to the wire to record his fourth straight stakes victory. "He really is getting better with every start," Hiteman noted. "I think it's easier on him on the front but he can race any way really--he makes it look easy." Trained and owned by Timothy Smith, the gelded son Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight has now won six starts and has yet to finish worse than second in eight lifetime starts. With the win, Clever Character now sports a lifetime bankroll of $162,875. Not to be outdone, Odds On Osiris turned in a decisive performance of his own to capture the second division for the two-year-old colt pacers and deliver as the heavy post time favorite. With driver Peter Wrenn in the bike, Odds On Osiris moved first-over and employed a :25.2 final panel to get the win by two lengths in 1:53. "He was pretty good tonight," Wrenn noted. "His blood was off last week and I think he lost a little bit of his edge but he was much better tonight. That was a big effort. I feel pretty good going into next week." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Odds On Osiris sports a 8-5-1-1 record while earning $188,145 in purse earnings this season. The son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover is owned by Odds On Racing. A total of 15 sophomore trotting colts and geldings squared off in two $47,500 divisions. What A Swan and Casey Leonard turned a pocket trip into a 1:55.2 victory in the opening division of the stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Using a :27 final quarter, What A Swan tracked down Swan On A Mission and John DeLong to get the win by a neck. Trained by William Crone, What A Swan recorded his fourth win from 18 trips behind the gate this season. Owned by John Barnard, the son of Swan For All-Tanya's Legacy sent his lifetime purse earnings over the $100,000 mark with the win. In the second division, Swandre The Giant and David Miller looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as they powered away from the gate and never looked back en route to a 1:54 victory. The Ron Burke trainee used a :26.4 closing kick to get the win by a length and a half over the pocket-sitting Martini Show and Sam Widger and record his second straight stakes victory in doing so. "I think he gets over this track a little better than other places," Miller noted after the win. "He's pretty handy. He gets out, he can rate his own mile and he does his job well." Swandre The Giant With the win, Swandre The Giant recorded his fifth win of the season from 13 outs. With the win, the sophomore son of Swan For All-Adagio pushed his lifetime bankroll to $520,743 for owners Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva Stables LLC, and H.A. Taylor. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with a stakes-filled 14-race card on Friday, October 4. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 1, 2019- Freshmen trotters of both sexes made their last grab for points in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Tuesday, October 1 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The harness racing evening's card was highlighted by two divisions for the fillies and two divisions for the colts & geldings. While the evening saw impressive performances all around, May Baby stole the show by lowering the freshman trotting filly track record in the first stakes race of the night. Also finding the winner's circle through the night was Rock Swan, TJ's Top Pick and Emma Town Bud as the freshman completed their eighth and final round of the stakes action. The $250,000 season culminating Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals are slated for October 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. In the opening division, May Baby triumphed in a track record-setting performance for trainer, driver James Yoder. In an impressive gate-to-wire show, May Baby stopped the clock in 1:53:2, lowering the previous track record for two-year-old trotting fillies set by Phaetosive during the Breeders Crown eliminations in 2017. May Baby grabbed the lead once the wings of the gate opened, followed closely by La Nancio with Jared Finn and then Pretzel Party with Trace Tetrick. May Baby led the field through opening fractions of :27:4 and :57:1 as the trotters remained in straight formation. After the third quarter in 1:26:1, May Baby began to bolster her lead on her competition. With a lead of sixth lengths, May Baby trotted strong to the wire. When she crossed the wire in track record-time, she was eleven lengths to the good. Pretzel Party staged a late rally to get up for second, while La Nancio held on for third. May Baby paid $2.10 across the board at the betting windows. "It really has been a long season, but this is what we've been training for all year," trainer, driver James Yoder noted in the winner's circle. "The preparation for next week won't change-she'll be doing what she's been doing, sticking to her normal schedule." May Baby is the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling and was bred by Oakwood Farms. In just her freshman career, she has now won six of seven lifetime starts and boasts a lifetime bankroll of $154,990 for owner Cheyenne Yoder. The other division for the fillies brought fellow heavy favorite Rock Swan to the winner's circle for her fourth straight Indiana Sires Stakes win. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, the filly gamely rebounded from the Kentuckiana Stallion Management two weeks prior and returned to her winning ways in 1:55:4. It was Rjz First Lady with LeWayne Miller who took the lead from the start and through an opening quarter of :28:3 while J-S Miss Carly with Alex Udell sat in second and Rock Swan waited patiently in third. Just before the half in :58:3, Tetrick moved Rock Swan into the front position, remaining unchallenged as the horses turned for home, clocking a third quarter of 1:27:3. Rock Swan looked to be maintaining a two-length lead, but a fast-charging Rjz First Lady dug in on the inside. Rock Swan held her ground, crossing the wire first and leaving Rjz First Lady in second with J-S Miss Carly in third. Rock Swan paid $2.60 for her betting backers. Rock Swan, the daughter of Swan For All-Jolly Jessica now sports a lifetime bankroll of $229,480 for owners S&R Racing Stables and Anthony Lombardi. The Erv Miller trainee was bred by Bobby Brower and Debra Garland and has now won seven of nine lifetime starts. Favorites continued to shine once the colts & geldings took to the track when Trace Tetrick drove TJ's Top Pick to victory for trainer Jeff Cullipher. The track record holder surged past the leading Brigotto in the final strides, making this win seven of eight for the gelding. When the gate opened, Osprey Hanover with Deshawn Minor took the front position and held it through the first quarter in :28:2. Not long after that first fraction, Sam Widger urged Brigotto, who sat in second, out to attack and claim the second spot just in time to record a half time of :57:0. Brigotto held his lead through the third quarter in 1:27:0. When Brigotto reached the stretch, Tetrick urged TJ's Top Pick to dig in and rally for the win. While Brigotto appeared strong on the front, it was TJ's Top Pick who rushed up the grandstand side, crossing the wire first in 1:55:0. Brigotto held on for second and R Fromoutacherry staged a late rally for third. TJ's Top Pick paid $2.60 to win. "I liked everything in his video, but I didn't think we'd buy him," owner Tom Pollack revealed in the winner's circle. "Jeff really liked him, but I had my eye on another trotter. We ended up getting him, though, since he was Jeff's 'top pick.'" TJ's Top Pick is the son of Swan For All-J A's Ayd and was bred by Freeman Jay Bontrager. He now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $177,870 for owners Pollack Racing LLC, Jeff Cullipher and Trace Tetrick. The betting public's second choice took a win in the fourth and final stakes race of the evening when Emma Town Bud with Michael Oosting provided a slight upset over Swan In Motion with Ricky Macomber Jr. The Byron Hooley trainee grabbed back-to-back stakes wins and established a new lifetime best of 1:54:4. Hungry for another stakes win, Emma Town Bud went straight for the lead when the gate opened and carried it through the opening quarter in :27:3. After the half, Katkin Morgan with James Yoder took the lead while the field went nose to tail through the half in :56:3 and the third quarter in 1:26:1. As the field turned for home, Emma Town Bud and Swan In Motion began to match strides in a stretch battle, but it was Emma Town Bud who ultimately prevailed and crossed the wire one length ahead of his competitor. Swan In Motion accepted the second spot while J-S Jasper dug in for third. Emma Town Bud paid $7.00 to win at the betting windows. Emma Town Bud, the son of Big Stick Lindy-Centerfold Lady was bred by Mervin Lehman. With this being the third win of 10 lifetime starts, the gelding now sports a lifetime bankroll of $110,045 for owner Summit Pacing Acres LLC. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, October 2 with two divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies and two divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. The evening's live racing card will be highlighted by the $20,000 Guaranteed Trifecta in Race 10. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.--September 19, 2019-- Fresh off a big night of Grand Circuit harness racing action, two divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies were the featured attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. The sophomore pacing fillies have now completed seven rounds of their eight round series. The Indiana Sires Stakes season will culminate with the $250,000 Super Finals for each division on October 11. In the opening division, Play For Pay and driver Brandon Bates switched up their tactics and opted for a trip off the pace and came charging late in the lane to score in 1:51.1. Dojea Rita and Charlie Conrad were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :27.1 before yielding the lead to Lady Capulet and Michael Oosting just before the half. Lady Capulet clicked off fractions of :55.2 and 1:23.2 and when the field turned for home, it was a cavalry charge to the wire. Using the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage, Play For Pay tipped off tiring cover and used a :26.3 closing kick to get the win by a head. Pure Maid and LeWayne Miller finished second while This Peach Rocks and Ross Leonard rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 5-1, Play For Pay returned $13.60 at the betting windows. Trained by Michael Arnold, Play For Pay recorded her fourth win from 15 starts this season. The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Fox Valley Ivy now sports a lifetime bankroll of $162,335 and is owned by Ira Steinberg. Fully A Virgin and Michael Oosting used similar tactics to get up in the final strides of the mile and capture the second division of the stakes action in 1:50.1. Utilizing a :25.4 closing quarter, Fully A Virgin tipped off cover and powered home a winner to stick a nose in front of stablemate Pansy's Image and Trace Tetrick. Rockin Nola and Joey Putnam also rallied well late to finish third. The 1:50.1 clocking was a new lifetime best for the Shane Bowermaster trainee and the third win from her last four outs. With the win, the homebred daughter of Always A Virgin-Full Of Gold recorded her sixth win from 14 starts this season. Owned and bred by Emerald Highlands Farm, Fully A Virgin has now amassed $205,180 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, September 24 with an 11-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 19, 2019-Sophomore trotting colts & geldings took another turn in Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action on Thursday, September 19 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The evening's card was highlighted by two $47,000 divisions in leg seven of eight for the division as the horses prepare for the upcoming Stakes Super Finals next month. Favorites prevailed in both divisions with victories from Martini Show and Swandre The Giant. After a scratch of the morning line choice, It's A Herbie, in the first division, the race appeared to be wide open. The new pick of the betting public, Martini Show, happily claimed the role of favorite and delivered with Sam Widger guiding the colt to the winner's circle. The winning time of 1:53:4 was a new lifetime mark for the Jeff Cullipher trainee as he also recorded back to back stakes victories. When the gate opened, Wow Lester with Trace Tetrick grabbed the lead while Martini Show waited patiently in third. The field remained in straight formation as Wow Lester clicked off fractions of :27:2, :56:1 and 1:24:4. Once the horses turned for home, Widger had Martini Show on the attack first-over. Martini Show ranged up to match strides with the leader before digging in late in the lane to get the win by a head. He was followed by Smooth Acceleration with Ricky Macomber Jr. and Gotwuteverittakes with LeWayne Miller. Martini Show returned $3.00 at the betting windows. "He had to work for it a bit tonight," driver Sam Widger noted in the winner's circle. "He's only going to go as hard as you tell him but he takes care of himself. He's a nice colt to drive." With tonight's victory, Martini Show has now won six of 25 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $184,640 for owners Pollack Racing and Jeffrey Cullipher. The son of Swan For All-Bar Maid was bred by Steven Mast. Martini Show grabs back-to-back Stakes wins            -- Linscott Photography photo After racing in the 2019 Little Brown Jug earlier in the evening, Hall-Of-Famer David Miller arrived to Harrah's Hoosier Park just in time to steer Swandre The Giant to a victory in the second division of the stakes action. After making a costly break at Woodbine last week, Swandre The Giant rebounded with a decisive gate-to-wire effort to score in 1:53. Swan On A Mission and John De Long took the early lead while Swandre The Giant grabbed a pocket seat. Once the field hit the opening quarter in :27:0, Swandre The Giant wanted his turn on the front and led the field through middle splits of :56:1 and 1:23:0. Turning for home, the only challenger was Dg's Caviar with Andy Shetler, but ultimately Swandre The Giant prevailed with Dg's Caviar settling for second while Sign Here N Here with Brandon Bates in third. Swandre the Giant paid $2.40 to win. "After last week's break, they put his regular shoes back on him," driver David Miller noted after the win. "He was really comfortable tonight, and raced really nice and easy. He's definitely back on track." Swandre The Giant, the son of Swan For All-Adagio, has now won six of 13 lifetime starts. He now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $496,993 for owners Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva Stables and Howard Taylor. The Ron Burke trainee was bred by DM Stables. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, September 20 with a star-studded card of Grand Circuit Action. The evening's live racing card will be highlighted by the $200,000 Caesars Trotting Classic in Race 11 and the $175,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby in Race 12. Indiana Sires Stakes action will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, September 21 with a 13-race card featuring two divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.--September 19, 2019--Grand Circuit harness racing action will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the fourth time this season on Friday, September 20 and with it, bring some of the top rated horses in all of North America. With purses topping the $1.2 million mark, Harrah's Hoosier Park will host a standout card that includes the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $215,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, the $170,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace, the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, and the $125,000 Elevation Pace. First post is 6:30 p.m. A talented field of ten will be sent postward in this year's edition of the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic. Maple Leaf Trot winner Guardian Angel As has been enlisted as the 5-2 morning line choice from post position ten with Tim Tetrick in the bike. Trained by Anette Lorentzon, the five-year-old son of Archangel-Provide As has won seven of eleven outings while bankrolling $637,034 in purse earnings this season. Marion Marauder captured last year's edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic and will start from post one with regular pilot Scott Zeron in the bike. Trained by Paula Wellwood, the trotting Triple Crown champion will look to become the first Caesars Trotting Classic back-to-back winner in the history of the race. The field for Friday's main event also includes five millionaires and three Indiana-sired trotters. The Hoosier state will be well represented as Bridge To Jesse's, Fiftydallarbill, and Hannelore Hanover will look to capture Indiana's richest trotting event. Hannelore Hanover is also in search of her second Caesars Trotting Classic win after she was victorious in the 2016 edition of the race with Yannick Gingras in the bike. Hannelore Hanover has drawn post eight for trainer Ron Burke and has been tabbed 6-1 on the morning line. Not to be outdone by their trotting counterparts, an accomplished field of ten will line up behind the gate for the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. After finishing second in the 2019 Dan Patch Stakes, McWicked will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park and will play the role of morning line favorite from post four. Trained by Casie Coleman, McWicked finished second to Lazarus N in the 2018 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and is in search of his first victory from eight starts over the Hoosier Park oval. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered on the evening's 14-race card. A $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta will be available in the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, slated as the eleventh race on the program, and a $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta in the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the twelfth race on the program. Each wager has a minimum bet of 10 cents and is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. In conjunction with the racing action, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host "Community Night at the Races" in honor of all of the Anderson & Madison County students. The evening celebration will include free games, activities, contests, face painting, live entertainment, carnival fare and giveaways. The popular harness racing podcast 'Post Time with Mike and Mike' will join in the racing festivities as they host a live remote at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday. Those tuning into the Mike and Mike program will hear live interviews, racing coverage and more. Friday's stakes filled card is part of Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2019 Championship Meet, which features a $4 million stakes schedule. The twelve-week championship stretch, which kicked off on Friday, August 9 with the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes, will offer an unparalleled series of high caliber stakes race. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Little Rocket Man might be on the small side, but it has not prevented the 3-year-old harness racing pacer from coming up big for trainer Missy Essig and owners Russ Beeman and Jack Freeman. The gelding, unraced at age 2, has won 10 of 14 races this season and earned $137,630 as he heads to his first career Grand Circuit event, Friday's (Sept. 20) $170,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park. "He has no idea he's small," Essig said. "He's full of himself." Entering this season, Essig expected "absolutely nothing" from Little Rocket Man. Last year, the horse was sidelined longer than expected following surgery to be gelded and his connections decided to skip the season to give Little Rocket Man additional time to heal and, perhaps, grow. He did not grow much and training down for his 3-year-old campaign showed little interest in breaking the two-minute barrier. It seemed the horse was destined for the Indiana fair circuit, until he got behind the starting gate with a field of horses. "Then, he woke up," Essig said. "He's got his own personality. He's kind of aggravating in the barn; he can be a little ornery. But on the racetrack, he's great. He's very versatile. He can leave, he can sit in the pocket; he's very easy to control that way. You can put him where you want to put him in a race. That's the best thing about him, just the way he races." Little Rocket Man is by Rockin Image out of GT Miss Royal. Essig trained GT Miss Royal for part of her 10-year career on the racetrack. "My dad (Beeman) always said he wanted a baby out of her," Essig said. Little Rocket Man, bred by Victory Hill Farm, was GT Miss Royal's first foal. Freeman signed for Little Rocket Man, then named Just Like Pete, after purchasing the horse for $18,000 at the 2017 Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. "He's been a nice one to have in the barn, that's for sure," Essig said. Little Rocket Man has picked up four victories on the Indiana Sire Stakes circuit and swept the Jerry Landess Series as part of a four-race win streak in April. He is the 7-2 second choice on the morning line in the Jenna's Beach Boy, leaving from post five with driver Trace Tetrick. Century Farroh, who has won 11 of 13 races this year including the Simcoe Stakes over Meadowlands Pace champ Best In Show and North America Cup winner Captain Crunch, is the 3-1 favorite. "We're really pleased with the post position," Essig said. "I have a good feeling. I hope it all pans out. You don't know until the gate folds." The Jenna's Beach Boy is part of a stakes-filled card Friday at Hoosier Park. Maple Leaf Trot winner Guardian Angel AS is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic for older trotters. The field also includes 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover, 2016 Trotter of the Year Marion Marauder, and stakes winners Crystal Fashion, Six Pack, and Fiftydallarbill. McWicked, the 2018 Horse of the Year, is the 3-1 favorite in the $176,000 Harrah's Hoosier Park Pacing Derby for older pacers. This Is The Plan is the 7-2 second choice followed by Jimmy Freight at 4-1. Evident Beauty, coming off a victory in the Elegantimage Stakes, is the 9-5 favorite in the $135,000 Moni Maker Stakes for 3-year-old female trotters. There also are Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers and trotters and the Elevation for 2-year-old male pacers. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday at Hoosier Park. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA    

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