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ANDERSON, Ind.—January 1, 2020— New Year’s Day proved to be historic, as Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino officially launched live table games for the very first time since opening its casino doors in 2008. The day started with a special opening ceremony at Noon, highlighted by Indiana basketball star Victor Oladipo and State Senator Greg Taylor. In front of a casino crowd of nearly 1,500, the opening ceremony featured remarks from Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Senior Vice President & General Manager Trent McIntosh, Vice President of Operations Todd Berendji, Senator Taylor, and Oladipo. Senator Taylor took a moment to address the new dealers who were waiting in anticipation to open their tables for the first time. “For those of you who are getting ready to deal cards in the State of Indiana, welcome,” he said. “This was about creating opportunities for the citizens of Indiana. For all of us here who were supporting of those efforts, we owe ourselves a round of applause for doing just that.” Oladipo also had some words of encouragement for the new table games community. “Congratulations on improving,” he said. “In 2020, I challenge you all to improve. I encourage you to make the best out of every day. Improve, because with improvement comes greatness.” Prior to officially opening the 28 table games, attention was directed to the craps table where Oladipo commenced the day with the official first roll of the dice. “Thank you for letting me be here and experience this, and be a part of something that improves the State of Indiana,” noted Oladipo. “Because with improvement the sky is the limit for this state.” Also participating in the first round of craps were Senator Taylor, Indiana Standardbred Association President Joe Putnam, Madison County Chamber Executive Director Clayton Whitson, Anderson Madison County Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Matt Rust, racing industry expert Herb Likens, and Cindy Lanane.  On the adjacent craps table, nine Harrah’s Hoosier Park guests were selected in an exclusive drawing to play the first round of craps in tandem. “Today has been a monumental day for our team at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, for our state legislators, the Indiana Gaming Commission, members of our community, and our guests,” said McIntosh. “Our property feels like we just secured the final piece of the puzzle, and now we are headed in to the new year with even more excitement and entertainment than ever before.”  Among the 28 tables at Harrah’s Hoosier Park are four Roulette tables, two Craps tables, two Three Card Poker tables, four Blazing Seven Blackjack tables, one Double Deck Blackjack table and 13 Blackjack tables featuring EZ Bust and Trilux bets. Double Deck Blackjack and Hand-shuffle Blackjack high limit games are also available.  From Harrah's Hoosier Park

Chester, PA -- Driver Tony Morgan and trainer Scott DiDomenico teamed up for five wins on the 12-race Sunday (Dec. 15) program at Harrah's Philadelphia, which closed the riverside harness racing oval's 14th racing season. Morgan and DiDomenico's five-bagger was highlighted by Jack's Shadow N's 1:52 victory in a $14,500 conditioned pace. The 5-year-old Shadow Play gelding rallied from the pocket to upend 6-5 favorite Ollie's Ztam (Yannick Gingras) by a half length, and returned $6.20 to win. The formerly Illinois-based connections also combined to win with Sweet Beach ($12.00, 1:53.2), Headbanger ($8.00, 1:55.3), Maroma Beach ($7.80, 1:52.3) and Alta Shelby N ($16.00, 1:52.4). In the afternoon's $18,000 top-level pacing feature, David Kryway's Statement Made A ($3.40) controlled early splits of :27.1, :55.2 and 1:23, and then parried a first-over challenge from Lord Willoughby A to win by a widening 2-3/4 lengths in 1:51. Dexter Dunn drove the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding for trainer Tahnee Camilleri.   Tetrick, Garcia-Owen claim seasonal honors Tim Tetrick was the top driver at Harrah's Philadelphia in 2019, winning 345 races compared to runner-up George Napolitano Jr.'s 301. Dexter Dunn finished third with 150 tallies. Gilbert Garcia-Owen finished atop the training table with 104 wins, well clear of Ron Burke's 79 and Nick Surick's 66. The 15th season of harness racing at Harrah's Phildelphia is slated to commence on April 5, 2020.   by James Witherite, for Harrah's Philadelphia

Chester, PA — The trotter Freshette Hanover and the pacer Tango Dancer N were victorious in the $16,000 feature races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday (Dec. 13), the next-to-last day of the 2019 harness racing meeting. In the pacing feature, Tango Dancer N (Dexter Dunn) was limbed to the quarter, then maintained control of the throttle from there, holding off pocket sitter Windsong Parisian (Andrew McCarthy) by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:53.2, last quarter :27.4. The daughter of A Rocknroll Dance, favored by $4 in the win pool over third-place finisher Betcha Baby, was driven by Dexter Dunn for trainer/owner Kelvin “Red” Harrison. It was her third straight win since arriving in North America. In the trotting feature the Andover Hall sophomore trotting filly Freshette Hanover (David Miller), who overcame some recent camera shyness (three straight seconds) with an authoritative 3-3/4 lengths victory, reducing her lifetime mark in a 1:55.2 victory. Miller sent the three-year-old first-over and cleared to the lead before the three-quarters, finishing out strongly for trainer Christopher Freck and owner Susanne Kerwood. In a $14,500 distaff pace, Islay N (George Napolitano Jr.) left for position, was shuffled during some early moves to the lead and had to attack first-over, but the Stonebridge Regal mare was able to wear down favored Lincoln’s Girl N (Dunn) to post a three-quarters of a length decision in 1:51.3, equaling her North American best. George Napolitano Jr. drove the winner of $216,332 for owner/trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen, who is winning his first Philly seasonal training title this year The 2019 season at Harrah’s Philadelphia comes to a close this Sunday, with the first of twelve races set to begin at 2:05 p.m. by PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - The trotter Freshette Hanover and the pacer Tango Dancer N were victorious in the $16,000 feature races at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday, the next-to-last day of the 2019 harness racing meeting. First up was the Andover Hall sophomore trotting filly Freshette Hanover, who overcame some recent camera shyness (three straight seconds) with an authoritative 3¾ lengths victory, reducing her mark by 4 2/5 seconds in a 1:55.2 victory. David Miller sent the three-year-old first-over and cleared to the lead before the three-quarters, finishing out strongly for trainer Christopher Freck and owner Susanne Kerwood. In the pacing feature, Tango Dancer N was limbed to the quarter, then maintained control of the throttle from there, holding off pocketsitter Windsong Parisian by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:53.2, last quarter :27.4. The daughter of A Rocknroll Dance, favored by $4 in the win pool over third-place finisher Betcha Baby, was driven by Dexter Dunn for trainer/owner Kelvin "Red" Harrison. In a $14,500 distaff pace, Islay N left for position, was shuffled during some early moves to the lead and had to attack first-over, but the Stonebridge Regal mare was able to wear down favored Lincoln's Girl N to post a ¾ length decision in 1:51.3, equaling her North American best. George Napolitano Jr. drove the winner of $216,332 for owner/trainer Gilbert Garcia-Owen, who is winning his first Philly seasonal training title this year. The 2019 season at Harrah's Philadelphia comes to a close this Sunday, with the first of twelve races set to begin at 2:05 p.m. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - The Yankee Glide gelding Max was very strong on the front end in winning the $18,000 featured harness racing trot at Harrah's Philadelphia Thursday, completing a 1:54 victory by coming home in :27.4 in 38-degree temperatures. Max headed right to the lead in front of Infiniti As under the command of Yannick Gingras, but it looked as if he might have to surrender the lead after the :27.4 quarter to the brushing Rubber Duck, the classy veteran who was seeking his fourth straight triumph. However, Infiniti As made a break before the finish line the first time, allowing Rubber Duck to take the pocket behind Max as he went on to splits of :57.1 and 1:26.1, towards the latter call coming under pressure from the mare Kenziesky Hanover. Kenziesky Hanover and Max went at it head-to-head through the stretch, with Rubber Duck making it a competing threesome up the inside, but Max proved the best over Kenziesky Hanover by ¾ of a length in the brisk finisher, with Rubber Duck another neck back in third. Ron Burke trains the winner, who went over six figures in 2019 earnings with the victory, for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Frank Baldachino. P L Ketchup posted hot fractions in the $17,000 co-featured trot, but he could not hold off the late kick of the Yankee Glide sophomore gelding Yankee Beast, who won his second straight by ¼ lengths while posting a new lifetime best of 1:55.4. Marcus Miller drove the fast-closing three-year-old for trainer Anette Lorentzon and owner Anna Kristina Lorentzon. Driver George Napolitano Jr. had three winners on the afternoon, as did trainer Christie Collins. Also, driver Pat Berry scored career victory #3999 when he won with Sortie Hanover; he's listed on seven horses tonight at The Meadowlands in pursuit of the milestone 4000th win, and if it eludes him there, Berry listed on nine horses here Friday afternoon. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia  

CHESTER, PA - In the $14,000 co-featured trot at Harrah's Philadelphia today, the Calchips Brute roan gelding Paging Doctor Teo blew up the tote board at odds of 108-1, moving to the lead past pacesetting Fire'N Woodshed late on the far turn and then withstanding Lucky Arnold by ¾ of a length in a career best 1:58 for driver William Carter, trainer Neal Ehrhart, and owner Virginia Ehrhart.  With $7791 of a $8429 show pool bet on favored Mabel Simmons, who finished fourth, the mutuels came out this way - Paging Doctor Teo $218.00, $68.60, $224.40; Lucky Arnold $5.00, $23.40; and Fire'N Woodshed $17.20. The Muscle Hill sophomore gelding Muscle Star was able to outmuscle favored pacesetter Choco Charlie late to take a 1:56.2 victory in the $16,000 featured harness racing trot at Harrah's Philadelphia as the southeast Pennsylvania track starts the final week of its 2019 campaign. Innisfallen and The Rave had grabbed the 1-2 spots, respectively, before the :28 quarter, with Choco Charlie moving in front of the stands to assume the lead before the :57.3 half. Coming off the second turn pocketsitting Innisfallen made a break, letting first-over Muscle Star get into the two-hole, but the winner then pulled outside approaching the 1:26.1 three-quarters, challenged the leader, then beat him to the wire by 1¼ lengths. George Napolitano Jr., who topped the day's driving colony with four triumphs, guided the winner, owned by Howard Jacobs, to his first win in three starts since teaming up with trainer Christie Collins. From the PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - The Sir Lincoln mare Lincoln's Girl N came uncovered into a :55 last half and still was able to draw away from favored Glorious Nite to win the $17,000 pacing distaff harness racing feature at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon in a career best 1:52.4. Jive Dancing A shot away from the gate to the lead, with Glorious Nite making a move at the :28.1 quarter to get the lead, and she got a breather to a :57.4 half. Dexter Dunn sent his "countrymate" first-over from third entering the backstretch, and the big battle was on with Glorious Nite retaining command through the 1:25.2 three-quarters, Lincoln's Girl N still coming up to her, and Jive Dancing A starting to get a bit loose in the pocket. In the stretch a 34-day layoff may have caught up with Glorious Nite, but Lincoln's Girl N was certainly strong in her own right, going by the leader to win by ¾ of a length, with Jive Dancing A holding third. Lincoln's Girl N is now 4-for-6 on these shores and looking headed for better things for trainer Josh Green, who is co-owner along with Richard Lombardo and David Kryway. The Kadabra gelding Smokee Mirrors closed valiantly from far back to miss just ¾ of a length in his last start, so today driver Corey Callahan tried the front end, and his trotter liked the trip just fine, taking a new mark of 1:55.4 in a 1½ length victory over Freshette Hanover. Andrew Harris conditions the winner for owner Robert Key. Tim Tetrick added four more wins on the Friday card, keeping his hot streak alive, but now we know his long period of recent success at Philly will end Sunday, for next week Tetrick has been invited to Finland - within four miles of the Arctic Circle -- to compete in a special tournament. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - The crowd settled on the right favorite in a well-matched, hard-to-handicap $18,000 featured harness racing trot at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, as the Yankee Glide gelding Max held off a late charge by the mare Kenziesky Hanover by ¾ of a length in 1:54.3. Yannick Gingras hustled the winner away quickly and forced Kenziesky Hanover to tuck behind him, then yielded to the $900,000 winner Top Flight Angel past a :27.3 quarter. Top Flight Angel guided the field to the half in :57, then increased the tempo to 1:25.2 at the three-quarters, with Cruising In Style coming first-over and Kenziesky Hanover slipping out behind that one's cover. Through the stretch Max slipped up the inside and Kenziesky Hanover tipped wide, with both widely-separated foes giving their all, but Max took the advantage midlane and kept it to the wire. The Ron Burke trainee is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC along with Frank Baldachino. The heavy favorite Hill Of A Horse looked to be in good position nearing the far turn of the $17,000 co-featured trot, advancing second-over behind cover, but it certainly didn't hurt him when the leader, third-over, and fourth-over all made breaks on the final curve. The victorious altered son of Muscle Hill overhauled his cover, Mystical Wynn, by 2¼ lengths in 1:55.2, posting his tenth lifetime win in but 28 starts for driver Marcus Miller, trainer/father Erv Miller, and Andray Farms. Drivers Gingras and George Napolitano Jr. each won three times during the Thursday afternoon action. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - Perhaps the end of the 2019  harness racing season a week from this Sunday will be the only thing that can derail the Tim Tetrick Express at Harrah's Philadelphia, as the recent electee into the Hall of Fame added four more winners on Wednesday afternoon at the southeast Pennsylvania oval, including victories in both co-features and a win in one of the two co-featured contests. Both the trotter SVF Cash Deposit and the pacer Bigonpersonality N made successful brushes down the backstretch for Tetrick en route to their triumphs in the $16,000 top-level events. The Bettor's Delight gelding Bigonpersonality N ran his record to 3-for-4 in North America with a 1:53.3 victory, 2½ lengths to the good of Missile Seelster, for trainer Jim King Jr. and the partnership of Richard Poillucci and Jo Ann Looney-King - the Superfecta of Shartin N fame. The Cash Hall gelding SVF Cash Deposit is also a recent addition to the local scene, though he only came from as far as Running Aces in Minnesota. But he looked very good Wednesday while taking a new mark of 1:56.3, 4¾ lengths ahead of favored pacesetter Choco Charlie, for owner Elvin Zimmerman, who had been training the improving diamondgaiter before turning him over to the care of Justin Lebo before this start. The veteran Muscle Mass gelding Rubber Duck won his third straight in the trotting sector of the $14,500 co-featured class, with Tetrick moving him to the lead in front of the stands and then just riding along behind as the favorite won by 4½ lengths over first-over Perfect Stick. The winner of $585,949 posted a sharp clocking of 1:53.4 in the cool conditions for trainer Jennifer Bongiorno and owners Blair and Erna Corbeil. The only headliner Tetrick missed was the $14,500 pace, in which the Tellitlikeitis sophomore gelding Ollie's Ztam overcame a 34-day layoff in rallying from the pocket for driver Yannick Gingras to catch a strong pacesetter in Quality Bud by a neck in 1:51, equaling his lifetime mark. Ron Burke has taken over the training of the promising sophomore for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby, and Frank Baldachino. Tetrick has now posted 44 victories during the last nine cards on which he has competed at Philly. From Harrah's Philadelphia

Chester, PA --  Harness racing horsemen are advised that this week's qualifiers at Harrah's Philadelphia have been moved from Tuesday (Dec. 3) to Thursday (Dec. 5).   Qualifiers will take place before the pari-mutuel program and will begin at 11:15 a.m. Eastern.   After coming off a second-place finish in his Nov. 10 start and missing his Nov. 16 appointment due to sickness, Nutcracker Sweet ($13.60) bounced back on a rainy Sunday afternoon (Dec. 1) at Harrah's Philadelphia, taking a $14,500 co-featured upper-level conditioned pace in 1:52.4. Andy McCarthy fired Nutcracker Sweet to the fore from the outside part of the gate, and the pair controlled early splits of :28 and :56.2 before facing a mild first-over challenge from odds-on favorite Maroma Beach (Tim Tetrick) up the backstretch. Nutcracker Sweet was nudged along past three-quarters in 1:24.1 before edging away to a two-length lead at the top of the stretch and holding sway from two late-emerging rivals. Glacis (Pat Lachance) shook free in the stretch to halve that lead at the winning post, while Nine Ways (Tony Morgan) held third from the pocket. Nutcracker Sweet keyed a 7-5-3-4-1 combination in the Jackpot Hi-5 which returned $3,768.76. Tom Cancelliere trains the 4-year-old Bettor's Delight entire for John Cancelliere. In a $16,000 co-featured conditioned pace, Machpaperscissors ($5.60) earned his third win in as many starts for trainer Eric Ell and owners Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar Jr., Stephen Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, collaring Odds On Boca Raton from the pocket in 1:53.4. Tim Tetrick drove the 3-year-old Mach Three gelding. Live racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 4); first post is 12:25 p.m. Eastern.   by James Witherite, for Harrah's Philadelphia     

CHESTER, PA - Tim Tetrick continued his amazing driving form over the Harrah's Philadelphia oval on the Friday afternoon card, ringing up another six winners to give him 38 during the last seven local harness racing appearances. But the feature of the day escaped him - it was taken by the team of Hall of Famer David Miller and trainer Bob Cleary, who also debuted a promising import from Great Britain. The top purse of the day was a $17,000 contest for distaff pacers, which went to the Sweet Lou sophomore miss Sweet Lucy Lou in 1:52.4. Sweet Lucy Lou worked out a pocket trip behind Jive Dancing A, then just caught that one by a nose in 1:52.4 to break a string of four straight seconds while raising her 2019 earnings to $128,588 for Royal Wire Products Inc. In the last race of the day, Miller and Cleary reunited with a sizable portion of harness racing fans from Belfast, Ireland, as the Kikikolt pacing mare Blackwell Ruby UK, who last raced for a purse of $564, showed no hesitation in stepping up to a $14,000 contest, going down the road in 1:55 for owner Gavin Murdock, who like trainer Cleary comes from Ireland. Otherwise, the spotlight was again on Tetrick, like Miller a Hall of Fame electee, who won five of his six-pack of Friday triumphs on the front end. The one who came from behind was the Yankee Glide sophomore gelding Yankees Beast, who worked out a second-over trip, swung wide to stretch command, then held off the late rush of Smokee Mirrors by a neck in 1:57.2 for trainer Anette Lorentzon and owner Anna Lorentzon. Yankee Beast triumphed in a $16,000 trot; a companion race in that class for pacing distaffs also was won by Tetrick, with the Sportswriter sophomore filly Windsong Parisian, whose lines didn't show her being closer than five lengths off the frontstepper at the quarter, but was sent right to the lead and took a new mark of 1:53.3. Trainer Paul Stafford, who had three wins on the afternoon, conditions the winner for owner Patricia Ceraso. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - Three horses won off of cover, all second-over trips, during the Wednesday afternoon harness racing card at Harrah's Philadelphia. Two of them were the feature races winners, and the other came in the last race as the only non-favorite of the day to emerge victorious. Muscle M Up, a winner a level higher when last at Philly, reunited with the local surroundings successfully in taking the $18,000 feature level trot. The son of Muscle Hill tucked fourth early, then followed the first-over horse at the half under the guidance of Andrew McCarthy. The winner went three-wide at the ¾ and proved much the best in the stretch, winning by 3¼ lengths over Mississippi Storm in 1:54.1 to boost his seasonal earnings over six figures for trainer Ãke Svanstedt and Knutsson Trotting Inc. In a $17,000 co-feature trot, the developing Chapter Seven sophomore colt Hatikvah also found the overland trip with cover to be the right path to victory, though he had to work pretty hard to get by a pulling pocketsitter IMF to win by a half length in 1:56.1 after a "+1" variant had been granted because of a strong wind. Matias Melander drove the promising youngster for trainer Marcus Melander and the ownership of Richard Gutnick, Thomas Pontone, Joseph Lozito Jr., and Ted Gewertz. Philly favorite players had had things their way almost the entire card, with the first thirteen races going to the public choice - the longest such streak in recent (or not-so-recent) memory. But Kinda Lucky Lindy could not complete the favorite "sweep" - he went first-over against pacesetter Abbie's Celticlass, yet could do no better than third as Perfect Stick and driver George Napolitano Jr. swung wide off cover and got by Abbie's Celticlass by 2¾ lengths, with Kinda Lucky Lindy settling for third in the 1:55.3 mile. The winner, a Big Stick Lindy mare who paid $18.40, is trained by Anette Lorentzon for Yinson Quezada. Harrah's Philadelphia will be dark for live racing tomorrow, Thanksgiving; live racing will resume Friday at 12:25 p.m. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

Chester, PA -- Following two consecutive Preferred wins at Freehold, Lyons Steel ($4.40) extended his streak to three with a 1:52.3 harness racing victory in the $18,000 pacing feature on Sunday (Nov. 24) at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 4-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding and driver David Miller worked clear of Nine Ways (Tony Morgan) after a :27.1 first quarter, and then parried two separate challenges en route to the 15th win of his career. After rating a :55.4 half mile, Lyons Steel staved off a first-over push from JK Musicman (George Napolitano Jr.) through three-quarters in 1:23.4, and then dug in to defeat the late-rallying Billy Badger N (Dexter Dunn) by three-quarters of a length. JK Musicman narrowly held third over Mako Banner N (Corey Callahan). Dennis Watson trains Lyons Steel for BD Racing LLC. Tim Tetrick notched a grand slam on the 14-race card, winning with King Harvest ($5.80), Song Cycle Senese ($1.20), Sadiq Hanover ($13.40) and In Rock We Trust ($10.40). Due to an insuficent amount of entries, qualifiers at Harrah's are cancelled on Tuesday. Live racing returns to Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 27), with a 14-race card due to commence at 2:05 p.m. Eastern. by James Witherite, for Harrah's Philadelphia 

CHESTER, PA - The only thing hotter than the 38 candles on Tim Tetrick's birthday cake on Friday was his continued scorching form in the sulky at Harrah's Philadelphia, where he guided six more harness racing winners, including She's Allright in 1:52.4 while taking the $17,000 distaff pacing feature. Tetrick got away second with the sophomore daughter of Sweet Lou, who was a Jugette finalist, then brushed around early leader Sweet Lucy Lou just past the :28.4 opening quarter on a "good track." She's Allright kept rolling to a :57.1 half, with Alkippe coming first-over at that point and favored Lincoln's Girl N, trying to stay undefeated in the States, out and second-over. Lincoln's Girl N soon had to go three-wide around stalling cover, and she got nearer to the pacesetter towards the 1:25 three-quarters, continuing her bid around the turn with Sweet Lucy Lou poised in the pocket. But neither for could handle the winner's :27.4 last stanza over the off going, with Sweet Lucy Lou garnering her fourth straight second, a length behind the winner, and Lincoln's Girl N suffering her first Stateside loss after three wins while another ¾ of a length back despite pacing her back half in :54.2. Ron Burke trained his winning filly right back top form as she won her third straight and pushed her earnings to $181,329 for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Michelle Yanek and Phil Collura. The big story continued to be the sensational driving form of Tetrick over the southeast Pennsylvania 5/8-mile oval. In his last five appearances here, dating back to November 13, Tim has driven 28 winners (and left early on the two Wednesdays to compete late at Dover). Including the 13th, and counting his successes at Dover and The Meadowlands, Tetrick has won 47 races in the last ten days. AMENDED DRAW SCHEDULE Horsemen are advised of an amended draw schedule for the upcoming week of racing at Harrah's Philadelphia. To accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday, the draws for the cards of racing to be held next Friday (Nov. 29) and Sunday (Dec. 1) will take place one day earlier than usual, while the draws for the Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 programs will take place one day later than usual. The week's schedule follows: Race Date - Draw Date Friday (Nov. 29) - Monday (Nov. 25) Sunday (Dec. 1) - Tuesday (Nov. 26) Wednesday (Dec. 4) - Friday (Nov. 29) Thursday (Dec. 5) - Saturday (Nov. 30) The entry box closes at 9 a.m. on each day. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - The millionaire racing racehorse Dayson overcame adversity in starting position and racing fortune to win the $18,000 featured harness racing trot at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, able to rally after a fast half to win in 1:54.1. The victorious Conway Hall gelding was part of the quick early tempo, as driver Yannick Gingras had him four-wide early, then backed off and tucked midpack as Sylvesteramericanit wound up on the lead after a :26.4 quarter, Armageddon Seelster wound up in the pocket, and Izoh had to take a lot of fresh Philly air in the two-path. Things proceeded in that fashion to the :55.4 half, and then Gingras moved his trotter quickly two- and three-wide to get by the embattled leaders before the 1:24.3 three-quarters. Dayson continued on authoritatively to win by two lengths over Armageddon Seelster, who came through between horses to claim second place. Dayson pushed his career earnings to $1,136,677, and he furthered his reputation as a frequent winner, scoring for the tenth time this year and the 35th in his career, putting up a success ratio in the vicinity of 45% in both categories. Ron Burke conditions the talented veteran for Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby, and Lawrence Karr. The Cantab Hall gelding Mississippi Storm, who actually was the favorite in last week's top class while finishing second, saw the earnings combination break right for him, and he took advantage of a single-level drop to win the $14,500 co-feature trot in 1:54.2. Like Dayson, Mississippi Storm did not have it easy - parked early before tucking in for driver Marcus Miller, then having to move uncovered late in the backstretch - but he stayed on to get the job done by 1¼ lengths over closing Kinda Lucky Lindy. Mississippi Storm has now earned six figures in each of the last two seasons for trainer Tom Fanning and owner Joseph Smith. Marcus Miller and George Napolitano Jr. each recorded three wins on the Thursday card at Philly. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - Driver Tim Tetrick continued his blistering winning streak at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, capturing seven of the day's twelve races to give him 22 harness racing victories during the last four cards in which he participated locally. Six of Tetrick's seven wins came on the front end, which went 10-for-12 on the day, but his win in the $16,000 co-featured trot with Grover Hanover did not. The Andover Hall gelding was a pocket rocket in catching frontstepping Choco Charlie by 1¼ lengths while taking a new mark of 1:56.4 for trainer Bucky Angle and owners Howard and Joshua Kauffman. Tetrick moved Missile Seelster to the lead past the stands in the $16,000 co-featured pace, but Cecil Casanova, who had had early command, made a quick brush at the half for driver Scott Zeron to control the throttle and then withstand Missile Seelster by 1¾ lengths in 1:53.4 for his second straight win. Peter Foley trains the Ponder sophomore gelding for All Star Racing Inc. The public was aware that Tetrick and just about whomever he drove might be tough to beat; all seven of his winners were favored. However, the crowd was not attuned to the chances of the Deweycheatumnhowe gelding One Direction, who took his field on the engine by 3 3/4 lengths for Pat Berry in 1:56.1 - and returned $195.80 for a $2 win ticket. Two Jackpot Hi-5 players, however, filled tickets behind the mega-longshot with the right favorites, so that the 7-8-3-5-2 winning combination was not on a unique ticket, bringing the Jackpot Hi-5 carryover to $7009.65 for the Thursday card. From the PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

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