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Crucial edges stablemate Sister Sledge for Moni Maker Triumph   Anderson, IN --- Crucial with David Miller holding the lines was the first to enter the harness racing winner’s circle in Grand Circuit action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday (Sept. 5) when the 3-year-old filly captured the $105,000 Moni Maker Stakes. The daughter of Father Patrick-Jolene Jolene collected the first of eight trophies on Breeders Crown Preview evening. The sensational 15-race card disseminated $1.2 million in purse money.   Leaving from post position five in a field reduced to five after the scratch of the No. 2 horse Princess Dubai, Crucial floated from the gate and went straight to the lead with Sister Sledge (Brian Sears) tracking in second. The Ron Burke trainee established the first fraction of :27.1 with ease as the field went around the first turn in single file. Crucial established the pattern of the entire contest as she went by the half-mile pole in :57.4 and the three-quarter marker in 1:27. Her rivals appeared content to allow the filly her own way on the front.   Shortly after the field rounded the final turn, Sister Sledge, who is also Crucial’s stablemate, and Sears made their bid for victory as they came on through the inside. It appeared Sister Sledge may trot past Crucial shortly before the wire but when asked the leader kept to her task and hit the wire in front with Indiana champion Rock Swan (Trace Tetrick) in third. The final time was 1:54.1.  Owned by Burke Racing Stable, William Donavan, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, the filly lifted her career bankroll to ____ and improved her overall record to 22-8-2-5. She most recently finished third in the $250,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final at Red Mile and was crowned a Pennsylvania Sire Stake champion after winning the $252,000 final in her previous trip to the post. Crucial was also fourth in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and has been an extremely consistent performer throughout her career.   “She has flown under the radar for us just a tad,” said co-owner Mark Weaver. “Sister Sledge was just so good at two I guess I can understand why. Crucial just continues to improve and David Miller really seems to get along with her. She’s raced great for him every time he’s driven her, included a locked-in fourth in the Hambletonian Oaks.”  Sent off as the second choice behind the favored Sister Sledge, Crucial paid $4.20 to win. Sister Sledge provided her supporters with $2.20 to place and Rock Swan’s backers received $2.20 to show.    Test Of Faith hands Somethingbeautiful her first defeat in Kentuckiana Stallion Management  Fresh off her score in the $225,000 New York Sire Stakes final, Test Of Faith (David Miller) easily passed the previously undefeated Somethingbeautiful (LeWayne Miller) to collect her sixth consecutive victory in the $220,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management for freshman pacing fillies.   A daughter of Art Major-Cannae Cammie, Test Of Faith was the slight favorite over Somethingbeautiful at post time. The Brett Pelling pupil began her journey over the Anderson oval from post position seven and settled in fourth position through the first split of :27.1 established by Continualou (Joe Bongiorno). After the first quarter mile, Miller moved Somethingbeautiful to the lead while Test Of Faith continued to remain in fourth. Somethingbeautiful hit the half in :57 and passed the three-quarter pole in 1:25.1 while Test Of Faith moved into third. As the fillies hit the top of the stretch Test Of Faith advanced into second and hit her best stride midway through the stretch.   Somethingbeautiful did not offer much resistance and Test Of Faith powered home to win in 1:51.3. Gd Rockin Kay Trace Tetrick picked up the show spot.   “She was very relaxed out there,” Miller said. “And did it very easily.”  Owned by Melvin Segal, Kentuckiana Racing Stable and Eddie Gran, Test Of Faith improved to 7-6-1 lifetime and now sports a bankroll of $367,750.   Test Of Faith paid $4.40 to win with Somethingbeautiful paying $2.60 and Gd Rockin Kay $4.80.     Brookview Bolt takes the Madison County  Sam Widger placed Brookview Bolt on the lead immediately after their departure from post position four and the duo never afforded their other eight competitors with the opportunity to gain that advantage in the $40,000 Madison County for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, the son of Swan For All-Witty’s Winner is now has a resume of 8-4-2-1 and has earned $86,950.   Swingforthefences (Peter Wrenn) was second and Bridge To Success (John De Long) closed stoutly to be third.   Brookview Bolt paid $7.40 to win while Swingforthefences paid his backers $3.20 and Bridge To Success $3.40.     Iteration impresses in Kentuckiana Stallion Management  Already attracting attention in her young career as the younger full sister to world and Breeders Crown champion Gimpanzee, Iteration (Brian Sears) demonstrated she has plenty of talent of her own with a gate to wire victory in the $221,000 in this contest. Big City Pearl (Verlin Yoder) was second and Swift Swanda (Trace Tetrick) was third.   Iteration, a daughter of Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows, was sent straight to the front after starting her mile from post position five and that is where she remained. The filly clicked off fractions of :27.4, :57.3 and 1:26.2 before stopping the clock in 1:55 well in hand.   “She is a lot like Gimpanzee,” said Sears. “Not much bothers her and she has real ability. She is also very easy to drive.”   Trained by Marcus Melander for owner Courant Inc., Iteration now has a record of 6-4-1-1 and a bankroll of $258,194. She paid $4 to win. Big Pearl was $5.40 to show and Swift Swanda paid $4.20.     No Lou Zing shows a new dimension in Jenna’s Beach Boy  After a freshman campaign in which he only raced on three occasions and failed to hit the board in all three attempts, No Lou Zing (Dexter Dunn) collected his sixth victory from 10 starts this season and has not failed to hit the board in any event he has competed in. Splash Brother (Trace Tetrick) was second and Allywag Hanover (Tim Tetrick) was third in this $100,000 race for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings.   No Lou Zing, a son of Sweet Lou-Terroronthebeach, broke alertly from post position four and Dunn was not about to impede his momentum. The gelding went straight to the lead and played “catch me if you can” with his nine rivals. Obviously they could not as No Lou Zing appeared to only grow stronger as the mile went on. He established splits of :26.1, :55.2, and 1:23 prior to hitting the line in 1:49.3. It was a lifetime best for a horse that had never been on the front in that fashion and on this occasion, it was not quite by design.   “He was really immature last year, he had no concept of what being a racehorse entailed,” trainer Nancy Takter said. “We gelded him and turned him out. Really was babying him racing off the pace. I was nervous when he went to the lead. Probably not the plan for him to be on the front but it was really rewarding to see his maturity and how much he’s become a racehorse. We actually didn’t have him staked very much this year because he didn’t race much last year but it has been very rewarding watching him progress this season.”  Owned by 3 Brothers Stables, Rojan Stables and Caviart Farms, No Lou Zing now has a career record of 13-6-3-1 and has amassed $322,418 in purse money.   He paid $4 to win with Splash Brother providing $5.60 to place. Allywag Hanover paid $2.20 to show.     Southwind Gendry sails home to win The Elevation  It required every inch of the long Hoosier Park stretch but favored Southwind Gendry (David Miller) got the job done in this $120,000 event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Virgo (Tim Tetrick) was second and What’s Your Beef (Trace Tetrick) was third.  A son of 2016 Horse of the Year Always B Miki’s first crop, Southwind Gendry is out of the Cam’s Card Shark Mare Gambler’s Passion. He commenced his journey from post position four in fourth place while What’s Your Beef paced through fractions of :27.2, :55.3 and 1:23.2. When the field of 10 entered the top of the stretch it appeared What’s Your Beef’s efforts where beginning to take their toll and Southwind Gendry began to move from fourth place on his outside.   Just when it appeared What’s Your Beef may hold on, Southwind Gendry provided one final burst to surpass the leader just prior to the finish line. The winning time was 1:50.4.  Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Philip Collura, Joe Sbrocco, Knox Services, Weaver Bruscemi and J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby, Southwind Gendry’s record now stands at 8-6-0-0 and he has earned $299,369.   Southwind Gendry paid $2.70 as the public’s top choice. Virgo paid $9 to place and What’s Your Beef $8.40.    by Kim French

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 24, 2020-Three-year-old trotting colts & geldings were the highlight of Thursday, September 24's harness racing card at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With a competitive field of ten behind the gate, it was Dude Included who dug in to win the sixth leg of stakes action for the sophomore trotters, earning the Trent Stohler trainee his second stakes win in 1:54:4. When the gate opened John DeLong guided Dude Included to find a spot along the rail in third. TJ's Top Pick and Trace Tetrick carved out fractions of :27:4 and :57:1 while Dude Included waited patiently for a chance to move in on the leader. Not long after the half, Speedball Swagger with LeWayne Miller moved first-over and Bluebird Deacon with Jay Cross grabbed the cover to advance positions. The battle for the lead heightened through the third quarter in 1:26:4, Speed Ball Swagger was able to wear down TJ's Top Pick but Dude Included was winding up to strike. Speed Ball Swagger and Bluebird Deacon were slugging it out on the front but it was Dude Included who was widest of all and surged ahead for the win. Bluebird Deacon dug in gamely for second and Speed Ball Swagger in third. Dude Included paid $6.40 to win at the betting windows. "The team does a great job taking care of him," Stohler noted. "I think he races best if he has a target to aim for, which worked out beautifully tonight. He hasn't done a thing wrong." Dude Included has now won four of ten lifetime starts, sporting a lifetime bankroll of $184,395 for owner Benjamin Graber. The son of Class Included-Celebrity Faith was bred by Lester Beechy. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 25 and will present the third edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic, as well as several additional Grand Circuit events. Heralded as Breeders Crown Preview Night, the evening will feature over $1.2 million in purses to be distributed along with several promotions for guests. The night will also feature several guaranteed wagers including $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta for the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, a $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta for the Caesars Trotting Classic and a $15,000 in the final race of the night. 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 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood | Race Marketing & Operations Admin

Friday's stakes-filled card at Harrah's Hoosier Park features many of harness racing's big names - including Top 10-ranked Gimpanzee and Atlanta - but it includes only one undefeated harness racing horse. That's Somethingbeautiful. Somethingbeautiful is 6-for-6 this season for trainer Dylan Davis and driver LeWayne Miller, winning every start by a minimum of a length. She has faced Indiana-sired foes exclusively to this point, but on Friday tries the Grand Circuit when she competes in the $220,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers. Test Of Faith, the once-beaten Brett Pelling-trained New York Sire Stakes champion, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite. Somethingbeautiful is the 5-2 second choice. "There are some nice fillies in there, but I think she can go with them," Miller said. "It will be a nice test for her. But she's been facing some good fillies here too. She's been very nice. Her versatility and her maturity for being a 2-year-old, she's very good that way." Somethingbeautiful is by Always A Virgin out of Summer N Sand. She is a half-sister to Shnitzledosomethin, a now 5-year-old who was a Breeders Crown runner-up in 2017 and has earned $778,503 in his career. She was purchased for $30,000 at the Hoosier Sale and is owned by Howard Taylor, Ed Gold, Abraham Basen, and Richard Lombardo. The same group owns Shnitzledosomethin. The filly opened eyes when she qualified for the first time, winning in 1:58.3 with a last quarter of :25.4. In her six races, Somethingbeautiful has won from both off the pace and gate-to-wire, and kicked home in 27 seconds or faster in every start. "She really impressed me from the start," Miller said. "The only thing that surprises me is how easily she does it sometimes. She's a fighter. Her last start, I thought she was going to get beat, but when those fillies came to her she just took off again. "I think her potential is very high. I feel like she can compete with the best fillies out there." In addition to the Kentuckiana for 2-year-old filly pacers, Hoosier hosts the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic for older trotters, the $140,000 Harrah's Hoosier Park Pacing Derby for older pacers, $100,000 Jenna's Beach Boy for 3-year-old male pacers, $105,000 Moni Maker for 3-year-old filly trotters, $221,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters, and $120,000 Elevation for 2-year-old male pacers. Atlanta, coming off her win in the Maple Leaf Trot, is the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the Caesars Trotting Classic. Gimpanzee, who has won five of seven starts and been no worse than third in any race this season, is 9-5. Gimpanzee is ranked No. 4 in the sport's current Top 10 poll while Atlanta is No. 6. Century Farroh, who won the Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier in August, is the 3-1 favorite in the Harrah's Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. Dorsoduro Hanover, who won the Canadian Pacing Derby earlier this month, is 7-2. Other stakes favorites are Elegantimage runner-up Sister Sledge (8-5) in the Moni Maker, Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion No Lou Zing (2-1) in the Jenna's Beach Boy, Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Southwind Gendry (8-5) in the Elevation, and New York Sire Stakes champion Iteration (3-1) in the Kentuckiana trot. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday at Hoosier. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA    

ANDERSON, IN --September 23, 2020---- Some of the brightest stars in all of Harness Racing will descend upon Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 25 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. With over $1.2 million in purses to be distributed on the evening, Hoosier Park will offer arguably one of the best cards of the 2020 live racing season on Friday with a 15-race card that includes that includes the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $221,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the $120,000 Elevation Pace and the $100,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace. First post is 6:30 p.m. A talented field of ten will be sent postward in this year's edition of the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic. Maple Leaf Trot winner Atlanta has been enlisted as the 8-5 slight morning line choice from post position eight with David Miller in the bike. Trained by Ron Burke, the five-year-old daughter of Chapter Seven-Hemi Blue Chip has won three of seven outings while bankrolling $414,564 in purse earnings this season. Lindy The Great captured last year's edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic and will start from post ten with regular pilot Andy Miller in the bike. Trained by Julie Miller, Lindy The Great 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 seven millionaires and three Indiana-sired trotters. The Hoosier state will be well represented as Bridge To Jesse's, Fiftydallarbill, and Custom Cantab will look to capture Indiana's richest trotting event. Not to be outdone by their trotting counterparts, an accomplished field of ten will line up behind the gate for the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. After winning in the 2020 Dan Patch Stakes, Century Farroh will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park and will play the role of morning line favorite from post eight. Trained by Ian Moore, Century Farroh most recently finished third in the Canadian Pacing Derby behind Dorsoduro Hanover and Dancin Lou who have drawn post 10 and post 6, respectively in the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in three special wagers offered on the evening's 14-race card. A $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta will be available in the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, slated as the thirteenth race on the program, and a $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta in the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the twelfth race on the program. A $15,000 Hoosier High-5 will also be offered on the last race of the program. Each wager is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. Along with the action on the track, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a variety of promotions and a fall festival for racing fans. The first 250 racing fans will receive a free Harrah's Hoosier Park 2020 racing t-shirt. The evening's festivities will also include free handicapping contests, family-friendly activities, free pumpkins while supplies last, live entertainment, food trucks and giveaways. Friday's stakes filled card is part of Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2020 Championship Meet, which features a $4 million stakes schedule. The twelve-week championship stretch, which kicked off on Friday, August 9 with the $200,000 Dan Patch Stakes, will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. 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 21. 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, IN -- Somethingbeautiful solidified her divisional dominance in the Hoosier state's 2-year-old pacing filly ranks as she turned in a dazzling 1:52.2 performance to take the co-featured harness racing event of the evening, a split of Indiana Sires Stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday, September 16 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With driver LeWayne Miller in the bike, Somethingbeautiful recorded her sixth consecutive victory and remains undefeated this season. Leaving from the rail, Somethingbeautiful left just enough to grab a pocket seat behind the pace-setting Something To Me and John DeLong through the opening quarter in :27.4. JK She's Gordjus and Trace Tetrick wanted their turn on the front and got it just before the half in :57.2. JK She's Gordjus continued to call the shots through the three-quarters in 1:25.2 but Somethingbeautiful was winding up to strike. Using a :26.2 final quarter, Somethingbeautiful was able to track down JK She's Gordjus and repel a late sure from Something to Me to get the win by a length. Dylan Davis trains the daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand for the ownership partnership of H. Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lomabardo. With the victory, Somethingbeatiful increased her lifetime bankroll to $104,500. Somethingbeatiful In the first division of the stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies, GD Rockin Kay turned in a sharp front-running effort to score a 1:52.4 victory. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, GD Rockin Kay made her game-winning move down the backside and was a two length winner. With the win, GD Rockin Kay established a new lifetime best and recorded her third win of the season from seven starts. Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Rockin Image--Kayla's Dream now has a lifetime record of 7-3-1-1. GD Rockin Kay is owned in partnership by Engel Stable of Ill, L. Willinger, Hen-Shaut Stb, and G. Golemes and has amassed $37,825 in lifetime purse earnings. GD Rockin Kay Two $32,500 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the three-year-old trotting fillies were also featured on the evening's 14-race card. May Baby and James Yoder continued their winning ways and captured the fastest division in 1:52.3. Yoder moved May Baby to the lead down the backside and she trotted strong to the wire to finish five lengths to the good. With the victory, May Baby equaled her lifetime best and recorded her fifth win from eight starts this season. Owned by Cheyenne Yoder and trained by James Yoder, the daughter of Guccio--Free Wheeling now sports a lifetime bankroll of $324,115. Swan Bomb and Ricky Macomber Jr. provided the lone upset of the evening as they pulled the slight 6-1 upset in the final division for three-year-old trotting fillies. With a final time of 1:55.3, Swan Bomb took advantage of a second-over trip to get the win by a length. Trained by Jamie Macomber and owned by Dreamville Stable, the daughter of Swan For All--Tilly Bomb has now won four of 12 seasonal starts. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 17. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator  

ANDERSON, IN - Three-year-old pacing fillies took center stage in the fifth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday, September 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Genie Rockwell turned in impressive performances to capture their respective harness racing divisions. The action kicked off with Somebodyslilly playing the role of post-time favorite and making good on her 1/9 favoritism to find the winner's circle in 1:50. Somebodyslilly equaled her established best and recorded her fifth consecutive victory with the win. When the wings of the gate opened, Brandon Bates guided Rock It Out immediately to the front, while Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting opted to wait in third through the first quarter in :26:4. Approaching the half mile mark, Oosting moved Somebodyslilly to attack from first-over, passing the half in :55:0. Remaining unchallenged through the third quarter in 1:23:3, Somebodyslilly remained ahead of the field by a little over a length. As the field turned for home, Grace Rocks with Joey Putnam moved from last and were charging hard the leader. Though Grace Rocks found an impressive final quarter of :25:3, Somebodyslilly held her at bay, crossing the wire in 1:50:0. Grace Rocks settled for second while Maggie Rhee with Ricky Macomber Jr. moved from mid-pack for third. Somebodyslilly paid $2.20 to win.   "I decided I didn't want to push her too hard so I waited until the quarter to move her down the backside," Oosting noted after the win. "Someone would've had to really challenge her to get by at that point. She seems to be really finding herself right now. I'm hoping that she continues to race this well." Somebodyslilly is owned, trained and was bred by Eli Schwartz. The daughter of Time To Roll-Somebody's Artist has now won seven of 17 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $130,100. The second division saw a 7-1 upset by Genie Rockwell, who turned in an impressive effort to lower her lifetime mark by over a second to 1:49:0. With trainer/driver James Yoder at the lines, Genie Rockwell paid $16.20 to win. As the gate opened, even money favorite Priceless with Brandon Bates grabbed the lead with Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick opting for the pocket trip. Genie Rockwell with James Yoder settled in third, while the field remained in straight formation through fractions of :27:2, :54:2 and 1:22:0. As the field turned for home, Priceless was still on top but Genie Rockwell was not going to hand over a victory. Surging forward, Genie Rockwell found racing room up the inside and was matching strides with a tiring Priceless. Saving her best for last, Genie Rockwell overcame Priceless by a length stopping the clock in 1:49:0. Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick rallied from the grandstand side, digging in gamely for second while Priceless held on for third.   "The trip worked out great for her but I did have to ask her to pace in the stretch," Yoder noted after the victory. "She's a lot better with faster fractions in front of her. She can be a bit of a handful with a lot of sass, but she's an absolute sweetheart when she wins a race; she definitely knows when she wins a race." The daughter of Always A Virgin-Norma Rockwell was bred by Glen Hershberger and Marlin Fry. With tonight's win, Genie Rockwell has won five of 18 lifetimes starts and surpassed the $100,000 with a new lifetime bankroll of $104,455 for owner Marlin Fry. With Friday's Pick-5 sequence going unsolved, producing a $2,366.37 carryover, the Pick-5 pool will be guaranteed at $10,000. Racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, September 12 with both an Open Trot and an Open Pace. 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 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. 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, IN-- September 4, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and 2020 Breeders Crown Presenting Sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership will officially kick off the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge the week of September 7, benefiting four non-profit organizations represented by local Indiana celebrities including Indianapolis Colt alum Jeff Saturday, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indianapolis sports radio personality Dan Dakich, and Emmy award-winning WTHR Indianapolis news anchor Julia Moffitt. The challenge will culminate on Breeders Crown weekend, set for October 30 and 31. Funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge will be generated by donations from major Standardbred breeding and racing partnerships through a Glamour Boy Challenge in the 3-year-old pacing colt division, in which the partnerships will donate 1% of their horse earnings through November 1. The additional funds will be raised through the donation of a 2021 breeding to several of the industry's top stallions at the 2020 Lexington Yearling Sale on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:45 p.m. Harrah's Hoosier Park and Libfeld-Katz are partnering with the four Indiana celebrities to raise funds for their respective charities, and the challenge will be centered around a Facebook poll and social engagement. Each celebrity's charity will receive a donation, but the celebrity-charity duo with the highest votes on the Facebook poll will receive a majority of the funds raised. The 2020 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge Lineup is as follows: Celebrity & Charity Teams Indianapolis Colt, Super Bowl Champ, & Pro Bowl Alum, Jeff Saturday - Hoosier Burn Camp - http://hoosierburncamp.org/ Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch - AWS Foundation of Indiana -https://awsfoundation.org/ Former Indiana Basketball Player & Indianapolis Sports Radio Personality Dan Dakich - The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment - https://giving.purdue.edu/s/1461/1010/19/interior.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1010&pgid=9633 WTHR Indianapolis News Anchor, Julia Moffitt - Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Inc. -https://www.morningdovetrc.org/ Glamour Boy Challenge - Donation of 1% of Earnings Through November 1, 2020 Tall Dark Stranger - Crawford Farms, Marvin Katz, Caviart Farms, Howard Taylor, and Trainer Nancy Takter Odds on Osiris - Odds on Racing, Dana Parham, Trainer Melanie Wrenn Top Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt - Tony Alagna Stable Top Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt - Ron Burke Stable Lexington Yearling Sale Auction - Donation of 2021 Breeding Fee Father Patrick - Father Patrick Syndicate, Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek Farms Swan For All - Swan for All Syndicate and Bobby Brady of Kentuckiana Farms Walner - Walner Syndicate and David Reid of Preferred Marketing Greenshoe - Greenshoe Syndicate and Dr Bridgette Jablonsky of Hanover Shoe Farm Tall Dark Stranger - Crawford Farms, Marvin Katz, Caviart Farms, Howard Taylor JK Endofanera - Victory Hill Farms, and Bob Boni of Northwood Bloodstock The 2019 Breeders Crown, hosted at Woodbine-Mohawk, raised more than $282,000 in the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge with Libfeld-Katz at the helm, and the 2020 goal is to exceed that figure. The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series designed to decide year-end honors and draws the year's best Standardbred race horses from across North America to compete against one another. The event brings together the greatest harness racing equine athletes in the world as they square off in different age divisions based on the horses' sex and gait (trot or pace). More information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, including the Charity Challenge, event FAQ, and Breeders Crown experience availability can be found at www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com, and will be updated regularly. by Kiersten Flint, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN-- September 3, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced today that it will host the 2020 Breeders Crown on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be a ticketed-only event with three main experiences hosted in a limited-capacity format: Breeders Crown Owners & Sponsors Experience - Located in the Homestretch Dining Area, Lower Level Grandstands, and Terrace Showroom Suites Breeders Crown Grandstand Experience - Located in the Terrace Showroom Grandstand Seating Breeders Crown Simulcast Center Experience - Located in the State-of-the-Art Simulcast Center The initial availability of Breeders Crown experience packages will be extended for purchase by invitation to members of the Hambletonian Society, Breeders Crown horse owners, event sponsors, and local racing community. Reservations for the Breeders Crown Owners & Sponsors Experience will be available in tables of four or six, are based on limited availability, and not guaranteed. Owners anticipating Breeders Crown entries may sign up for the Breeders Crown Owners reservation waitlist by emailing BreedersCrown2020@gmail.com, and final reservations will require a Breeders Crown entry. Ticket availability for all experiences may become available based on demand and in accordance with the approved health and safety plan, and a Breeders Crown fan waitlist will be established. Fans wishing to attend the 2020 Breeders Crown are encouraged to visit HarrahsHoosierPark.com for regular updates. "Our team at Harrah's Hoosier Park remains focused on hosting a highly-successful Breeders Crown, in partnership with the Hambletonian Society, the Indiana Standardbred Association, and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission," said Harrah's Hoosier Park VP and GM of Racing, Rick Moore. "We will once again execute a top-notch, two-night event to decide year-end honors for the best harness racing athletes in North America, all while keeping the safety of our guests, team members, and racing community at the forefront of our event." The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series designed to decide year-end honors and draws the year's best Standardbred race horses from across North America to compete against one another. The event brings together the greatest harness racing equine athletes in the world as they square off in different age divisions based on the horses' sex and gait (trot or pace). The 2020 events at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, with the following lineup: Friday, October 30 - First Post 6:00 p.m. Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Pace Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Trot Breeders Crown 2YO Colt & Gelding Pace Breeders Crown 2YO Colt & Gelding Trot Saturday, October 31 - First Post 6:00 p.m. Breeders Crown 3YO Filly Pace Breeders Crown 3YO Filly Trot Breeders Crown 3YO Colt & Gelding Pace Breeders Crown 3YO Colt & Gelding Trot Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot Open Pace Open Trot As a part of the 2020 Breeders Crown, Harrah's Hoosier Park - along with Libfeld-Katz and The Hambletonian Society - will host a Breeders Crown Charity Challenge to benefit non-profit organizations. The 2019 charity challenge brought in more than $282,000 in fundraising with Libfeld-Katz at the helm, and the 2020 goal is to exceed that figure. "In times like today, there's an even greater need for collaboration with non-profits on fundraising opportunities," noted Moore. "We are focused on putting together a first-class event in a reduced capacity, and using the 2020 Breeders Crown as a platform to raise what we hope to be hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy organizations." Harrah's Hoosier Park is currently operating at a reduced capacity, in accordance with the State of Indiana and regulatory guidelines. Both Harrah's Hoosier Park and the Hambletonian Society remain committed to following all safety protocols outlined by the State of Indiana and set forth in Harrah's Hoosier Park's health and safety plan. More information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, including the Charity Challenge, event FAQ, and Breeders Crown experience availability can be found at www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com, and will be updated regularly. by Kiersten Flint, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN-- Indiana's top two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were on display at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 28 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card featured two $41,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the freshmen pacing colts. The colts were battling in the third round of their six round series and closed out a week's worth of stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park. PBR Street Gang, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, turned in a dominant performance to capture the first division in 1:52.2. After an uncharacteristic break in his last start, the Brian Brown trainee moved to the lead down the backside and never looked back--scoring a two length victory over a hard charging Flirtin Freddy and Michael Oosting. The 1:52.2 clocking equaled his established best. Sent off at odds of 3-1, PBR Street Gang returned $8.80 to his backers at the betting windows. With the win, the son of JK Endofanera--Love You Always recorded his second win from 5 lifetime starts. Owned in partnership by Country Club Acres, J. Sbrocco, M. Leeman and L&H Mgmt Services, PBR Street Gang pushed his lifetime bankroll to $40,225. PBR Street Gang In the second division, Brookview Bullet and Joey Putnam staged an impressive rally late in the lane to get up in the final strides of the mile to score in 1:51.2. With the win, Brookview Bullet established a new lifetime best and remains undefeated in three starts this season. Slightly dismissed at odds of 5-1, Brookview Bullet returned $12.80 to his backers at the betting windows. Trained by Justin White, the son of Always A Virgin--Babylon Sister is owned by Eleven Star Stables. Brookview Bullet now sports a lifetime bankroll of $35,338. Brookview Bullet Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, August 29. The evening's 14-race card will feature an $18,000 Open Trot and a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 sequence. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson & Shelbyville, IN--August 28, 2020-- Earlier today, officials from Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino presented the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit a $50,000 contribution to aid a capital fund for a new equine facility. Following today's donation, the unit has raised nearly $200,000 towards a goal of $1 million. The presentation took place at the IMPD's Mounted Patrol headquarters, located on the west side of Indianapolis, with remarks from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, IMPD Chief of Police Randal Taylor, IMPD Operations Department Chief Josh Barker, IMPD Horse Patrol Sergeant Allan Whitesell, Mounted Horse Patrol Association Board President and Executive Director Chris Golightly, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino SVP and GM Mike Rich, and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino SVP & GM Trent McIntosh. "We're here to keep our community safe and improve relationships," said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. "There are no better ambassadors than the horses I stand in front of today. One day soon you'll see a state of the art location at this site." I want to thank Mike and Trent of Indiana Grand and Harrahs for this $50,000 contribution," added Mayor Hogsett. "These officers and these animals deserve it." IMPD Horse Patrol Sergeant Allan Whitesell The IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit currently operates out of a small barn and three small construction trailers on the former grounds of the Central State Hospital. The current facilities were not intended for long-term use. The $1 million capital fundraising project will provide a new equine facility on 20 acres on the same grounds. "When you tour the grounds, you see a new facility is needed," noted Indiana Grand Racing & Casino SVP & GM Mike Rich. "We're thrilled to be able to help kickstart this campaign." IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit Officers and Horses Both Harrah's Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand teams toured the IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit's facility in January, and met with Sergeant Whitesell and members of the board to learn more about the capital initiatives. "Our teams are passionate about finding ways to work on projects we believe are impactful to communities," said Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino SVP & GM Trent McIntosh. "These equine athletes help the IMPD do their jobs every day." IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit Officers and Horses More information about the IMPD Mounted Patrol Unit's capital initiatives can be found at https://impdmountedpatrol.org/. About Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Harrah's Hoosier Park, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR), holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and team member culture. Harrah's Hoosier Park, a fully-integrated gaming and racing facility, features the newest slots, live table games, sports wagering, and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. For more information, please visit www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing at racetracks and 21 or older to gamble at casinos. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448) ©2020 Caesars License Company, LLC. About Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Indiana Grand, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR), holds multiple awards for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and diversity. Located in Shelbyville, Ind., Indiana Grand features more than 2,100 of the latest slots and table games in addition to a one-mile dirt racecourse and a seven-eighths mile turf course providing live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each year. Simulcast and sports wagering is also offered year-round at Winner's Circle Race Sports Pub located on the casino floor as well as a Winner's Circle Race Sports Pub located in Clarksville, Ind. For more information, please visit www.IndianaGrand.com. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing at racetracks and 21 or older to gamble at sports books and casinos. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448) ©2020 Caesars License Company, LLC. Kiersten Flint

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 27, 2020 -- A pair of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for harness racing two-year-old pacing fillies were showcased at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, August 27 and brought forth impressive performances from the freshman fillies. Somethingbeautiful and Hot Mess Express each won their respective $40,500 divisions and did so with authority to deliver as the heavy betting favorites. After suffering the first loss of her young career in the last round of stakes action, Hot Mess Express rebounded gamely and was the fastest divisional winner with a 1:52 open length score. With driver Sam Widger at the lines, Hot Mess Express made her game winning move down the backside and never looked back. Leaving from post two, Hot Mess Express settled along the rail in third while DP Spookytooth and Michael Oosting reached the front through the opening quarter in :27.1. Widger gave Hot Mess Express the green light and she powered up to take the lead just before the half in :55.2. With a two length lead at the three-quarters in 1:24, Hot Mess Express simply paced away from her competition. With a :28 final panel, Hot Mess Express coasted to the wire under a hand drive from Widger to finish six and a half lengths in front of Uncut Gem and Joey Putnam. Sassy Cindy and Peter Wrenn rallied well late to finish third. Hot Mess Express returned $2.10 at the betting windows. Trained by Jamaica Patton, the daughter of Panther Hanover--My Heart Was True recorded her fourth win from five lifetime outings. Hot Mess Express pushed her lifetime bankroll to $56,125 for owner Sam Bowie. In the opening division of the stakes action, Somethingbeautiful continued her winning ways and turned in another dominant performance to score in 1:53. With regular pilot LeWayne Miller in the sulky, Somethingbeautiful switched up her tactics and opted for a trip off the pace to deliver as the heavy 1-9 favorite. Unhurried from the gate, Somethingbeautiful eased off the gate to find a spot along the rail in fifth while a host of others left aggressively. Ever Rocking and Brandon Bates were the first to get a call through the opening quarter in :28 and lead the field to the half in :56.4. Somethingbeautiful remains undefeated in four starts this season When the field reached the three-quarters in 1:25.2, Miller had Somethingbeautiful first-over and on the attack. Utilizing a :27 final quarter, Somethingbeautiful sprinted past her competitors and finished five lengths to the good. Baci Baci and Ricky Macomber Jr. utilized a pocket trip to finish second while Skyway Brittney and Sam Widger rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 1-9, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.10 at the betting windows. With the win, Somethingbeautiful recorded her fourth straight victory and remains undefeated in four lifetime starts. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand is trained by Dylan Davis and owned in partnership by Howard Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo. Somethingbeautiful now sports a lifetime bankroll of $64,500. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 28 with two $42,000 divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool on the last race of the program. 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 21. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 21, 2020 - Lifetime marks were lowered in two $34,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action featured on the evening's 13-race harness racing card on Friday, August 21 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings' turn to tussle, and the fourth round of action brought victories from both a favorite and a price, Crook Boyzz and Family Recipe respectively. Both sophomore geldings bested their own lifetime marks by almost a full second. Kicking off the stakes action for the night, Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates found the winner's circle in a near gate-to-wire fashion. As the field passed the start pole, Frankiepark with Ricky Macomber Jr. grabbed the early lead while Tar Zan Dan with Sam Widger sat in the pocket. Crook Boyzz found a spot toward the back of the pack, but didn't stay there for long as he maneuvered around his competitors from fifth to first just after the first quarter in :26:2. Clocking fractions of :54:2 and 1:22:0, Crook Boyzz bolstered his lead on the field, handily pacing toward the finish. With a lead of four lengths, Crook Boyzz crossed the wire in 1:50:1, besting his previous mark of 1:51. Northern Cadilac with Joey Putnam staged a late rally for second, while Nassau Desire with Trace Tetrick dug in to claim third. Crook Boyzz paid $4.80 to win at the betting windows. "He seems very versatile," Bates noted after the victory. "Taking him right off the gate ended up not being his best spot so I moved him early and he was really strong from there. He drives nicely but doesn't like to stand around afterward; He likes to keep moving." Crook Boyzz, who was lightly raced as a two-year-old, has now won four of 11 lifetime starts, sporting a lifetime bankroll of $44,480 for owners John Esposito, Robert Esposito and Brett Selby, who also trains the gelding. The son of Always A Virgin-Magic moments was bred by Wilber Lengacher. The second division of the stakes action saw a 9-1 upset from Family Recipe who took advantage of a pocket trip to dig in gamely for a 1:49:4 win. Driven by LeWayne Miller, who also trains and co-owns the gelding, Family Recipe found late racing room to get the win by two lengths. The heavily favored Island Of The Sea with Trace Tetrick had his nose on the gate as it opened, followed closely by Family Recipe. Through fractions of :26:1, :54:2 and 1:22:2, Family Recipe sat patiently in the pocket while the rest of the field raced nose-to-tail. As the pacers turned for home, Family Recipe tipped from the pocket and was matching strides with Island Of The Sea. Utilizing the passing lane, Family Recipe surged ahead and reached the wire in 1:49:4 while Island Of The Sea settled for second. Sawyer's Desire with Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied late in the stretch to finish in third. With the upset, Family Recipe paid $21.80 to win for his betting backers. "I think he races best off the helmet, but he's quick and very handy," Miller noted after the win. "He's been racing well all year, even with tougher trips. He's also a barn favorite-very playful and friendly." Family Recipe upsets the field paying $21.80 to win The son of Always A Virgin-Tia Maria Hanover has now won four of 18 lifetime starts. With the win, Family Recipe surpassed the $100,000 mark in purse earnings, bringing his lifetime bankroll to $115,480. Miller co-owns Family Recipe with Arnold Manders, Joseph Vieria and the Never 2 Late Stables. He was bred by Lyndar Stables. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, August 22 with two $32,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. The card will also feature an Open Trot and an Open Pace. 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 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Rose Flood | Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 14, 2020 -- The race to the wire at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday (Aug.14) was as contentious as Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg with Century Farroh (David Miller) collecting the victory in the 27th edition of the harness racing $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes. The 4-year-old son of Mach Three-Beachy Girl bested even money favorite, Bettor's Wish (Dexter Dunn) and a swiftly closing Dorsoduro Hanover (Matt Kakaley). Owned by Ratchford Stable Ns and conditioned by Dr. Ian Moore, the 2019 O'Brien Award winner captured the second triumph of his 2020 campaign and improved his overall record to 34-18-6-4. Sent off as the 3-1 second choice, Century Farroh remained perfect (2-2) in his appearances over the Anderson oval after winning last year's $170,000 Jenna's Beach Boy. Leaving from post position two, Century Farroh settled into third immediately out of the gate as Bettor's Wish went to the lead with Backstreet Shadow (Tim Tetrick) following him in second. Bettor's Wish tripped the timer for the first quarter mile in a brisk :25.3. Still on the lead after a half-mile in :54.1, Century Farroh remained in third with Backstreet Shadow still in second. As Bettor's Wish separated himself by about two lengths going to the three-quarter pole and established a third fractional time of 1:22.2, Our Majordan A (Andrew McCarthy) who started from the second tier moved past Backstreet Shadow into second placing Century Farroh in fourth. Dr. Ian Moore As the field turned for home it appeared Bettor's Wish had a bit of a breather on the backside and was going wire-to-wire in Hoosier Park's signature event. Midway through the stretch, however, his rivals were seeking to overhaul him. Century Farroh was sixth at this juncture but was advancing steadily on the inside with Dorsoduro Hanover pacing up a storm on the outside. Several hundred yards from the wire it looked like Bettor's Wish would indeed fend off all pursuers but Miller slid through on the inside to hit the finish line in front. Bettor's Wish was right there for second, Dorsoduro Hanover was third and Backstreet Shadow was back in fourth. "He's always been a good horse," Miller said. "He has just had some back luck this year and this time he had some luck. Also, how the track was playing really had no impact on how I drove him. I just went out there and did my job. We had no particular strategy, and this is how everything worked out." Moore had noted earlier in the season it can be difficult transition for a 4-year-old horse but that this one was a, "Tough horse and a good horse. Good horses find a way a overcome things." Century Farroh rewarded his supporters with a payout of $8.60. Bettor's Wish paid $2.60 and Dorsoduro Hanover $7.00. The exacta returned $22.80, the trifecta $48.35 and the superfecta $38.13. The Gregg Haston Memorial Little Rocket Man In the race prior to the featured event the Gregg Haston Memorial, Little Rocket Man, with Hoosier Park's perennial leading driver, Trace Tetrick holding the lines led from gate to wire and stopped the clock in a track equaling 1:47.2. Trained by Missy Essig and owned by Russell Beeman and Jack Freeman, the 4-year-old son of Rockin Image-Gt Miss Royal unfortunately did not quality for the Dan Patch Stakes based on earnings. The Indiana champion was sent off as the 2-1 second choice and improved his 2020 record to 6-5-0-0 with the win in this $39,000 event. Little Rocket Man defeated Gd Western Joe (Matt Kakaley) and Brassy Hanover (Scott Zeron). He paid $6.00 to win. Kimberly French, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN - With both Thursday's Pick-5 sequence and Hoosier High-5 wager going unsolved at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the harness racing wagering pools will be guaranteed at $15,000 and $30,000 respectively for Friday, August 14. These guaranteed wagers will add to the already action-packed Dan Patch Stakes night on Friday, August 14, which will also feature a $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta on the Dan Patch race. Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer the guaranteed wagers in partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association. A $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 was already set to go for Friday's 15th race, but Thursday's $8,481.05 carryover bumped that guarantee to an impressive $30,000 guarantee. The $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-5, starting with $2,257.54 in carryover money, will kick off in the Dan Patch Race in Race 11. Race 11 will also feature a $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta pool. Friday's 15-race card will offer remarkable value to the horseplayer with full fields and competitive racing. Eleven of the 15 races feature 10 or more betting interests and the purses to be distributed throughout the evening will push the $500,000 mark. Free past performances for Friday's entire 15-race card will be available on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website, along with expert selections and other handicapping tools. Past performances for the Pick-5 sequence and the Hoosier High-5 wager will also be available on the United States Trotting Association website. A field of ten will be sent postward in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes. The 27th installment of Hoosier Park's premier event will highlight the 15-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. As part of a special weekend tagged as "Dan Patch Festival Weekend", Harrah's Hoosier Park will showcase some of the most notable names in harness racing alongside specialty wagers, giveaways, food trucks and interactive family-friendly entertainment. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. The season will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, IN - He has owned a victor in almost major stake contest on the continent but Shnitzledosomethin owns Howard Taylor's heart despite not being a world champion or capturing a Breeders Crown. That could all change with a preparatory race prior to that event in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday (Aug. 14). "I just had to have him after seeing him as a yearling," said Taylor who co-owns the 5-year-old stallion with Edwin Gold, Abraham Basen and Richard Lombardo. "He was from Fred's {Fred And Ginger} first crop and he was just a specimen. Out of all the horses I have owned and all the races I have been fortunate to win. I have been so lucky; this horse is my favorite." Shnitzledosomethin is out of the Sand Shooter mare Summer N Sand and was bred by Aaron Stutzman of Goshen, Ind. Trained by Dylan Davis, he will have Scott Zeron in the bike when he leaves from post position one on Friday evening. He is 20-1 on the morning line. "My partners thought he was not of the caliber to race in the Breeders Crown [at Hoosier Park in 2018]," Taylor said. "But they told me to go with it. And he finished second by a nose in the elimination and final." Shnitzledosomethin has compiled a record of 59-18-13-2 during his career. The stallion has banked $764,344 and enters the Dan Patch Stakes after he paced a lifetime career mark [1:49.3] at Harrah's Philadelphia on Aug. 2. He has never failed to break the $100,000 barrier in purse money earned each year during his career and shipped to the city of Brotherly Love after an a usual performance in the $123,100 William Haughton Memorial on July 18 at The Meadowlands. "I'm not making excuses for him," Davis said. "All the trainers and horses were in the same situation with detention and protocols. But he just wasn't himself. He's doing great right now and I brought him out to Hoosier early so we are here now. He has not turned a hair all week." The big, bay stallion is definitely a specimen when it comes to his physical presence and Shnitzledosomethin's conformation, oddly enough, is directly related to how he received his unusual name. "He was such a beautiful horse," Taylor said. "Even as a yearling. His breeder said he just had to name him that because he was so big and gangly. He would watch him running and all he could think to himself was, 'Go do something.' And he has." Besides preparing for the Breeders Crown, which will be contested over this oval on Friday (Oct. 30) and Saturday (Oct. 31), Shnitzledosomethin may be paying attention to his younger sibling Somethingbeautiful (Always A Virgin, $44,250). This 2-year-old filly has dazzled in each of her two trips the post over this surface. She is also trained by Davis and Taylor is already looking forward to the Breeders Crown. "Shniztle's sister is special," Taylor said. "And that also shows how special he is. They will both be in the Breeders Crown and I think Shnitzle has an advantage because he has shown he well he races at Hoosier Park." The 2020 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes will highlight the 15-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be supported by an all-star undercard of racing action. The race will be part of a special weekend tagged as "Dan Patch Festival Weekend". Hoosier Park will showcase some of the most notable names in harness racing alongside special wagers, free prizes, VIP giveaways, and food trucks. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Kim French, for Hoosier Park

The Dan Patch Invitational was named after one of the greatest harness racing pacers of all time who originally hailed from Indiana, Dan Patch.   Dan Patch was born in 1896 in Oxford, Indiana and was known as the 'Epitome of Excellence in American Sports'. Owned by Daniel Messner Junior, Dan Patch (named by combining the first name of his owner with a shortened form of the last name of his sire, Joe Patchen) personified the classic American rags to riches tale.   Dan Patch (April 29, 1896 – July 11, 1916) competed at a time when harness racing was one of the largest sports in the nation, Dan Patch was a major celebrity. He was undefeated in open competition and was so dominant on the racetrack that other owners eventually refused to enter their horses against him. Instead, he ended his racing career performing time trials and traveled extensively on exhibition, earning millions of dollars in purses, attendance gate receipts and product endorsements. As many as 100,000 fans would come to see him race. Dan Patch broke world speed records at least 14 times in the early 1900s. In 1905, he set a world's record for the fastest mile by a harness horse (1:55‚Äč.4 that stood unmatched for over 30 years. Unofficially, Dan Patch broke this record in 1906 with a clocking of 1:55. He died on July 11, 1916. His owner Marion Willis Savage died just one day later. Dan Patch was inducted into the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in 1953 and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2019. On Friday, August 14, 20/20, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing and Casino located at 4500 Dan Patch Circle in Anderson, Indiana, USA, will be hosting the 27th pacing of the world-renowned Dan Patch Invitational. Doors open at 5.00 pm, post time for the 1st race is 6:30 PM EST, with the featured 27th Annual Dan Patch Invitational set for 9:50 PM EST. The 1st five hundred (500) Caesars Rewards members in attendance of Friday's opening night for Hoosier Park's Dan Patch Festival Weekend to be held both Friday evening August 14 and including Saturday evening August 15, 20/20, will receive a free Dan Patch water bottle and mask with their complimentary commemorative Dan Patch racing program. Friday evenings' entertainment includes a live deejay, a local radio personality and a national guest handicapper and racing analyst; Saturday evenings' entertainment will include live circus performances at the racetrack. With a planned 'call to post' set for 9:50 PM EST, The Dan Patch Stakes Free For All Pace with a purse of $225,000 has a full field of ten (10) pacers as well as two (2) Also Eligible(s), if a horse was to 'scratch' or thus not compete in the prestigious race due to sickness, injury or other circumstances. The field of ten (10) from the 'draw' for post position just held on Tuesday evening August 11, 20/20, consists of the following horse 'pacers,' with their respective trainers and preliminary drivers (please note that final driver choices will be made in the near future): 1. Shnitzledosomething, driven by Scott Zeron and trained by Dylan Davis. 2. Century Farroh, driven by David Miller and trained by Dr. Ian Moore. 3. Bettor’s Wish, driven by Dexter Dunn and trained by Chris Ryder. 4. This Is The Plan, driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by Ron Burke. 5. Workin Ona Mystery, driven by Trace Tetrick and trained by Brian Brown. 6. Backstreet Shadow, driven by Tim Tetrick and trained by Ron Burke. 7. Dorsoduro Hanover, driven by Matt Kakaley and trained by Ron Burke. 8. De Los Cielos Deo, driven by Sam Widger and trained by Ron Burke. 9. Filibuster Hanover, driven by Ricky Macomber Jr. and trained by Ron Burke. 10. Our Majordan A, driven by Andrew Mccarthy and trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. (Please note that as of Tuesday evenings' draw that Driver David Miller has a choice between the 2 and 10, Driver Tim Tetrick has a choice between the 5 and 6 and Driver Matt Kakaley has a choice between the 7, 8 and 9.) Also Eligibles' in the race include AE1 Tellmeaboutit, driven by Trace Tetrick and trained by Alvin Miller and AE2 Aflame Hanover, driven by Andrew Mccarthy and trained by Linda Schadel. For further information on the 27th Annual Dan Patch Invitational, an internationally acclaimed race watched around the world, please contact Rose Flood at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing and Casino at 800.526.RACE or rflood@caesars.com and/or Eric M. Poders, Publisher of The Horseman's Voice, by international mobile/text via 001.847.530.2222 or email at publisher@horsemansvoice.com by Eric Ponders, for the Horseman's Voice

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