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Anderson, IN--Sophomore pacing fillies rounded out a week's worth of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with two $32,000 divisions highlighting the evening's 14-race card on Saturday, August 22. Divisional winners Somebodyslilly visited the harness racing winner's circle for the fourth consecutive time this season while Grace Rocks found the winner's circle for the first time this season. Somebodyslilly moved first-over down the backside and paced strong to the wire to score in 1:50.2 in the opening division. Driven by Michael Oosting, Somebodyslilly used a :27 final quarter to track down the pacesetting Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick late in the lane to record her fourth consecutive victory and second straight Indiana Sires Stakes victory. Trained, owned and bred by Eli Schwartz, the daughter of Time To Roll--Somebody's Artist recorded her fourth win from five seasonal outs and sixth lifetime win from 16 starts. With the win, Somebodyslilly pushed her lifetime bankroll over the $100,000 mark and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $114,100. In the second division, Joey Putnam guided Grace Rocks to a 10-1 upset victory. After a $163,000 two-year-old campaign, Grace Rocks was able to overcome a long, first-over grind to stop the timer in 1:50.3 and score the first win of her sophomore season. The 1:50.3 victory was also a new lifetime best. Grace Rocks and Joey Putnam pulled the 10-1 upset in the second division of stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park. --Photo courtesy of Dean Gillette Photography.  Trained by Britney Dillon, Grace Rocks has now won seven of 15 lifetime starts. The daughter of Rockin Image--Cosmic Grace has amassed $183,560 in lifetime purse earnings for owner Howard Taylor. Live Racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, August 25. Tuesday's 13-race card will feature Indiana Sires Stakes action for the two-year-old trotting fillies. Tuesday's card will also feature a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in Race 13. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN--Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were back in action on Thursday, August 20 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as two $31,5000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes were featured on the evening’s 14-race card. The sophomore trotters were competing in the fourth round of their seven round harnes racing series.   Flagman, with driver, trainer Rick Plano in the bike, turned in an impressive effort to pull the 7-1 upset in the opening division. Scoring in 1:54.1, Flagman recorded his first win of the season and established a new lifetime best in the process.   Leaving from post six in the field of six, Plano wasted no time and sent Flagman to the front through the opening panel in :27.2. Trace Tetrick had Anchors Away on a mission to the front and they ranged up to take command just before the half in :56.1. Flagman sat patiently in the pocket while the heavy post time favorite, Dude Included and John DeLong, were on the attack from first-over through the three-quarter clocking in 1:25.3.   While Dude Included and Anchors Away were battling on the front, Flagman was winding up to strike from behind them. Plano tipped Flagman out and he surged past the top two to get the win by three parts of a length. Dude Included held on for second while Speedball Swagger and LeWayne Miller rallied well late for third. Sent off at odds of 7-1, Flagman returned $17.20 at the betting windows.   “He’s just coming into himself,” driver, trainer Rick Plano noted after the victory. “He’s getting better with every start and we’re getting to the point now where we can make some changes with his shoes and things to really help him.”   Owned by Cinderalla Stables, the gelded son of Guccio—Magic Lindy recorded his first win of the season from 6 starts and fourth lifetime victory from 18 outs. Flagman pushed his lifetime bankroll to $73,369 with the win.   In the second division, Emma Town Bud and Michael Oosting converted a pocket trip into a decisive 1:52.4 score. With the win, Emma Town Bud recorded his second straight victory and lowered his lifetime mark by nearly a second.   Oosting sent Emma Town Bud away from the gate just enough to grab a pocket seat behind TJ’s Top Pick and Trace Tetrick. The heavily favored Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr., who had an undefeated streak on the line, found a spot along the rail in third. TJ’s Top Pick clicked off fractions of :28, :56.4, and 1:25.1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field.   Turning for home, TJ’s Top Pick was still on top but Emma Town Bud saved his best for last. Utilizing a :27.1 closing kick, Emma Town Bud tipped out from behind the tiring leader and powered home a winner, holding off a late surge from Swan In Motion. Swan In Motion was forced to settle for second while TJ’s Top Pick held on for third. Sent off as the betting publics’ second choice, Emma Town Bud returned $6.20 to his backers.   Emma Town Bud established a new lifetime best with a 1:52.4 score   -- Photo courtesy of Dean Gillette Photography Trained by Byron Hooley and owned by Summit Pacing Acres LLC, Emma Town Bud now owns a 18-6-5-2 lifetime record. The son of Big Stick Lindy—Centerfold Lady has amassed $169,957 in lifetime purse earnings.   Indiana Sires Stakes action for the sophomore competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 21. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $34,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature 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

NDERSON, Ind.—August 12, 2020—With no winners in the Pick-4 sequence on Wednesday, August 12, a $5,493.69 carryover will jump-start a $20,000 Pick-4 guaranteed pool at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, August 13. In partnership with the Indiana Standardbred Association and the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will offer the guaranteed sequence for races three through six on Thursday. Wednesday’s Pick-4 saw three of the four winners pay double digits to win, most significantly by race five’s Shpillkeys, whom Ricky Macomber Jr. drove to a 32-1 victory. Macomber also capped off the sequence with Candy’s Desire paying $25.00 to win. In addition to the Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool, the evening’s 12-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 Pool on the final race of the evening. Thursday’s action-packed card will be a precursor to Friday, August 14, as Harrah’s Hoosier Park hosts the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes. A field of ten top older pacers has been assembled for the 27th edition of the Dan Patch Stakes. Free past performances for Thursday’s 12-race card will be available on Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s website along with free past performances for races three through six on the United States Trotting Association website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on Hoosier Park’s website and The United States Trotting Association’s website. The 12-race card will also include the $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in the fourteenth race of the program. Free past performances for the nightly pentefecta are available on Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s website as well. 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.   Rose Flood

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 11, 2020-  A field of ten will be sent post-ward in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 14. Ten of the top rated older pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking fame in the 27th installment of Hoosier Park's premier harness racing event. 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 purse money set to be distributed throughout the evening will push the $500,000 mark. With combined career purse earnings over $10 million, the talented field of ten includes three World Champions and four millionaires. North America's leading money-winning trainer, Ron Burke will send out a strong contingent of five in the field as he looks to score his third training victory in the Dan Patch Stakes. As the richest horse in the field with $2 million in lifetime purse earnings, Bettor's Wish will play the role of morning line choice at odds of 2-1 from post three. With Dexter Dunn listed to drive, the four-year-old son of Bettor's Delight-Lifetime Star will make his Hoosier Park debut after an impressive 1:47.3 score in the Sam McKee Memorial at The Meadowlands last week for trainer Chris Ryder. After capturing the title of 2019 Dan Patch three-year-old pacing colt of the year and the richest pacer of 2019, the World Champion has won two of five starts this season. Backstreet Shadow has been enlisted as the second choice on the morning line at odds of 3-1. With Tim Tetrick listed to drive, the five-year-old son of Shadow Play-Backstreet Sweetie will be looking to make amends after a gutsy second place finish to Bettor's Wish in the Sam McKee Memorial last week. Backstreet Shadow is currently the third highest earning aged horse for the 2020 season. Also included in the celebrated field of ten, World Champion Century Farroh will make his way back to Hoosier Park for the first time this season and has drawn post three for trainer Dr. Ian Moore. With over $790,080 in lifetime purse earnings, Century Farroh has been tabbed 7-2 on the morning line. As the lone Indiana-sired horse in the field, Shnitzledosomethin will return to his home state for the first time this season and has drawn the coveted rail position for trainer Dylan Davis. Shnitzledosomethin will play the role of local favorite from post one in the 2020 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. (Photo courtesy of Linscott Photography.) With $764,343 in lifetime purse earnings, the son of Fred and Ginger-Summer N Sand will be looking for his first major victory of the season.   The 2020 Dan Patch field, in post-position order with named driver and trainer includes: 1. Shnitzledosomethin Tr: Dylan Davis Dr: Scott Zeron M/L: 20-1 2. Century Farroh Tr: Dr. Ian Moore Dr: David Miller M/L: 7-2 3. Bettor's Wish Tr: Chris Ryder Dr: Dexter Dunn M/L: 2-1 4. This Is The Plan Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Yannick Gingras M/L: 15-1 5. Workin Ona Mystery Tr: Brian Brown Dr: Tim Tetrick M/L: 12-1 6. Backstreet Shadow Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Tim Tetrick M/L: 3-1 7. Dorsoduro Hanover Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 8. De Los Cielos Deo Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 9. Filibuster Hanover Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 10. Our Major Dan A Tr: Virgil Morgan Jr. Dr. David Miller M/L: 8-1   In a continued partnership with Hoosier Park, the local news station WISH-TV Channel 8 out of Indianapolis will provide exclusive coverage for the Dan Patch Stakes racing action at Hoosier Park on Friday. WISH-TV will be on property to provide racing fans with exclusive coverage of all the festivities happening on and off the race track. Racing fans can also catch exclusive interviews from drivers and trainers racing at Hoosier Park throughout the evening. WISH-TV's live coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 14 and will include the live showing of the Dan Patch Stakes. 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. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered for the Dan Patch card. A $25,000 Guaranteed Dan Patch Superfecta pool will be available along with a $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier-High Five pool on the last race of the program as part of the Strategic Wagering Program. Each wager is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. Five lucky racing fans will also have the opportunity to place a $100 win bet on the horse of their choice in the Dan Patch Stakes. Slated as the eleventh race on the card, estimated post time for the Dan Patch Stakes is 9:46 p.m. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino 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 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

Anderson, IN -- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to the first two-year-old Indiana Sires Stakes event of the season on Tuesday, July 21 as the freshman trotting fillies opened their harness racing season in three divisions. In the opening division, it was the undefeated filly, Country Girl Charm, who continued her winning ways to deliver as the 1-9 favorite. With trainer, driver and co-owner, LeWayne Miller in the sulky, Country Girl Charm bested her rivals by nearly three lengths in 1:57.1 over a track rated good. After sitting fourth for the first-half of the mile, Country Girl Charm made her move just after the half and reached the front with authority. Using a :27.4 final panel, Country Girl Charm was able to hold off a late surge from Treasure Gems K and Trace Tetrick. As the heavy betting favorite, Country Girl Charm returned $2.20 to her backers at the betting windows. "She has trained down great," Miller noted. "She's done everything right up to this point and we are really excited about her future." With the win, the daughter of Whom Shall I Fear-Tymal Tatiana recorded her third straight victory this season. Country Girl Charm has now bankrolled $24,750 for the ownership partnership of Ryan Raber, Darvin Wagler, LeWayne Miller and Susan Garrels. Country Girl Charm was bred by Daniel Frey. In the second division of the stakes action, Trace Tetrick steered Swift Swanda to a decisive 1:57.2 score in her Harrah's Hoosier Park debut. Uninvolved in the early stages of the race, Tetrick was able to work out a perfect second-over trip and Swift Swanda used a :27.1 closing kick to seal the deal. Bad Shot and Marlin Fry finished second. As the 2-5 favorite, Swift Swanda returned $2.80 at the betting windows. Trained by Erv Miller, Swift Swanda is now two for two in her young career. Owned in partnership by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall established a new lifetime best with the victory. Swift Swanda has now earned $18,700 in purse earnings and was bred by Lavon Miller. The favorite trend continued in the third and final division of the stakes action as Four Under Par and Doug Rideout were victorious in 1:58. Four Under Par took control just before the half and never looked back. The filly cruised home in :28.1 to get the win by nearly three lengths over Real Diamonds K and Trace Tetrick. Sent off as the 7-5 second favorite, Four Under Par returned $4.80 to her backers at the betting windows. "All winter I thought she was a very nice filly," Rideout noted after the win. "Obviously, it took getting her here to really find out what we had but we are very happy with her." Rideout also trains the filly who scored her second win from three lifetime starts. The daughter of Swan For All-Saucy is owned in partnership by Julie Rideout, Alan White, and Dave Gamble and has now earned $18,250 in purse earnings. Four Under Par was bred Michael Wilt. Swift Swanda Indiana Sires Stakes action for the freshman competitors will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 22. The evening's 14-race card will feature two $41,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies. The evening's 14-race card will also feature 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, Ind.-July 18, 2020 - Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings took their turn in the harness racing spotlight in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday, July 18 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Two $34,500 divisions brought twenty-one Indiana sired competitors ready to battle in their second round of stakes action. The standouts were Odds On Osiris with Peter Wrenn who equaled his lifetime mark and Caribbean Escape with John Delong with an impressive rally in the stretch. Not to be outdone by the pacing colts, Majestic Player A captured the $15,000 Open Trot and equaled the track record for older trotters, clocking a 1:51:1 victory with Sam Widger in the bike. Odds On Osiris kicked off the stakes action for the evening in the opening division as he took the lead from the coveted post five. As the gate opened, he was followed by Dry Creek Sam with Robert Taylor and Island Of The Sea with Michael Oosting. Clocking fractions of :25:3 and :54:3, Odds On Osiris remained unchallenged until the third quarter in 1:24:1 when Dry Creek Sam was attacking on the outside. The two matched strides down the stretch while Clever Character with Dale Hiteman was also winding up from behind. When the clock stopped in 1:50:3, it was Odds On Osiris who reached the wire first, equaling his best time. Roll With Time with LeWayne Miller arrived late on the scene for second while Island Of The Sea finished third. Odds On Osiris paid $3.60 to win at the betting windows. "It's been an interesting year, but he's exactly where I was hoping he'd be at this point," Wrenn noted after the victory. "That was a nice mile and I was very impressed with his class tonight." Odds On Osiris, the son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover brought his lifetime bankroll to $366,895 with his eighth lifetime win. He is owned by Odds On Racing and was bred by Merlie Schwartz. Odds On Osiris going gate-to-wire in the first division of Indiana Sires Stakes action Division two brought a full field of eleven but that didn't deter Caribbean Escape from rallying late to score his second straight stakes victory. Using similar tactics from his first round victory, Caribbean Escape was uninvolved in the early tussle as Sawyer's Desire and Ricky Macomber Jr followed the wings of the gate for the lead. Caribbean Escape showed his stamina, as he was second-over through the first quarter in :26:1 and remained there through the half in :54:0. Always And Again with Ken Holliday wanted their turn on the front and lead the field into the final turn. As the field turned for home in 1:22:2, Always And Again was still on top while Caribbean Escape joined the cavalry charging toward the wire from third over. DeLong tipped Caribbean Escape late in the lane and he dug in gamely to put a nose in front and stop the clock in 1:51. Caribbean Escape paid $9.60 to win for his betting backers. Northern Cadillac and Joey Putnam closed from the clouds to finish second while Family Recipe and LeWayne Miller got up for third. "With the eight hole in an eleven horse field, I figured we would have a tough trip," DeLong noted. "We needed speed up front and that's exactly what happened. This horse has come a long way in a short amount of time." Trained by K. Dean Glispie, who also co-owns with Barbara Schlagetter and Gail Potter, Caribbean Escape added a third lifetime win to his record. Bred by Stephanie Smith, the son of Bring On The Beach-Caribbean now sports a lifetime bankroll of $46,142. Grabbing the spotlight before the ISS races, was six-year-old trotting gelding Majestic Player A. After sitting last for much of the mile, Majestic Player A used an incredible stretch rally to get up in the final strides to score his fifth straight victory. With the 1:51.1 clocking, Majestic Player A not only established a new lifetime best but also equaled the track record at Harrah's Hoosier Park for older trotters. Trained by Walter Haynes Jr., Majestic Player A remains undefeated in three starts at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Tuesday, July 21 with two divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies kicking off their stakes season. 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    

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 26, 2020 -- Indiana Sires Stakes Champion Priceless backed up her 1-5 favoritism in the $30,000 Star Destroyer Stakes for harness racing three-year-old pacing fillies to win her seasonal debut at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 26. With trainer Brandon Bates in the sulky, Priceless used her customary front stepping tactics to best her rivals in 1:52. Leaving from post two, Priceless battled with divisional rival Foxy Rigger and Trace Tetrick to the quarter pole in :26. Foxy Rigger got the first call but would yield the lead to Priceless just before the half in :55.1. Priceless cruised to the three-quarters in 1:24.3 and was then joined on the outside by Grace Rocks and LeWayne Miller. Sprinting home in :27.2., Priceless was able to put away Grace Rocks and held off a late surge from a fast closing Sweet Filly and Michael Oosting to get the win by a quarter of a length. Sweet Filly was forced to settle for second while Foxy Rigger rounded out the trifecta. Priceless returned $2.60 to her betting backers. After winning seven of 11 seasonal starts and $347,162 in her freshman campaign, Priceless is owned by Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung. The daughter of Rockin Image-Btwnyurheartnmine is expected to make her next start in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, July 4. The evening also featured two $20,000 divisions of the Star Destroyer Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Island Of The Sea and Michael Oosting delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the opening division to stop the timer 1:50.4. Scoring in near gate to wire fashion, Island Of The Sea utilized a :26.4 closing kick to get the win by nearly four lengths. It was the second straight Hoosier Park victory for the gelded son of Always A Virgin-Trinity Island in just three starts this season. Trained by Shane Bowermaster, Island Of The Sea has now earned $36,000 lifetime and is owned by Eric Ell and Lisa Ell. Island Of The Sea In the second division for the pacing colts and geldings, Roll With Jr and John DeLong also used a front-stepping effort to find the wire first in 1:51.2 for trainer Jeff Cullipher. Roll With Jr left alertly from post three to dictate fractions of :27.1, :54.3 and 1:23.3. The field was tightly packed turning for home and looked poised to pounce on the leader. Roll With Jr dug in gamely late in the lane to repel a charge from High Impression and Sam Widger to get the win by three parts of a length. In his first start of the season, Roll With Jr recorded the first win of his sophomore campaign and fourth win lifetime. The son of Roll With Joe-No One Is Alone has now bankrolled $176,516 for owners Pollack Racing LLC and Jeff Cullipher. It was also a big night for veteran driver Sam Widger who won seven of the 14 races on the evening's program. Widger, who finished second in the leading driver standings at Harrah's Hoosier Park in 2019, is currently third on the leading driver standings through nine nights of live racing with 17 wins. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 27 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 16, 2020--After a successful opening night of the 2020 live harness racing season on Tuesday, June 16, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence when live racing resumes on Wednesday, June 17. The pick-4 sequence went unsolved on Tuesday as longshots prevailed throughout the 14-race card and put an interesting spin on the opening evening action. A $4,882.94 carry-over will kick-start the $20,000 Guaranteed Pool set for Wednesday. In partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for Wednesday's 14-race card. Three divisions of the $9,000 Jerry Landess Pacing Series and three divisions of the $9,000 Mya Tri Trotting Series will highlight Wednesday's action. The Pick-4 begins in the third race and will continue through the sixth race. Approximate post time for the first leg of the wager, the third race, is 7:06 p.m. (est.). Free past performances for Wednesday's 14-race card will be available on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website along with free past performances for the pick-4 sequence available on the United States Trotting Association website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on Hoosier Park's website and The United States Trotting Association's website. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature a 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21 and held in a spectator free manner until further notice.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 12, 2020 -- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 27th season of live harness racing is set to get off to a strong start on Tuesday, June 16 as the season opener attracted a solid number of horses to the entry box. With over 180 horses entered, a total of 14-races have been carded for the season opener as the evening will be highlighted by full fields and quality racing. First post is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday's card will offer remarkable value to the horseplayers as nine of the 14 races feature 10 or more betting interests. The fully-stocked card includes two divisions of The Jera Larkins Memorial Trot, an overnight series for Indiana-sired trotting fillies and mares. After a delay in the start of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harrah's Hoosier Park began hosting qualifiers on May 19 on a four-day a week basis to allow horsemen ample opportunity to prepare their horses for the 2020 season. "With multiple opportunities to qualify, trainers have been able to put the finishing touches on their trainees," said Harrah's Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager, Rick Moore. "I believe the betting public will find the Harrah's Hoosier Park horses tucked-up and race ready when the curtain is raised on Tuesday night." The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing days and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21 and held in a spectator free manner until further notice. To accommodate patrons watching and wagering from home, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a free, live racing program online every night for the first three weeks of live racing and every Friday throughout the racing season. In addition, Hoosier Park will feature a free Trackmaster tipsheet available for download and several other free handicapping tools available on the Hoosier Park website. In addition to an extensive stakes schedule, the 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be highlighted by the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator O 765-609-4620 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013      

ANDERSON, Ind.--June 10, 2020--Harrah's Hoosier Park is officially set to begin the 27th season of live harness racing on Tuesday, June 16. In close coordination with industry stakeholders and government regulators, Harrah's Hoosier Park has outlined a detailed plan to safely host its first card of racing since the end of the 2019 season. Entries for the season opener will be drawn on Thursday, June 11 with the box closing at 1 p.m. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature a reduced number of live racing programs with 111 racing days and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21 and held in a spectator free manner until further notice. "I want to again thank Governor Eric Holcomb, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, the Indiana Standardbred Association and Caesars Entertainment for all the hard work and collaboration that went into making the start of horse racing in Indiana possible," said Rick Moore, Harrah's Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing. "We share a full commitment to the success of the racing program and look forward to presenting a racing season that all stakeholders will be proud of." All of Harrah's Hoosier Park's familiar betting options are back with a few updates featured for the 2020 season. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will once again feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool on Thursday nights in races 3 through 6. Hoosier Park will also continue to offer other specialty guaranteed wagers on various nights throughout the season. Harrah's Hoosier Park is proud to offer a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program every Tuesday through Friday for the duration of the live racing season. With an industry low takeout of 12% and a minimum wager of 20 cents, the Hoosier High-5, which requires a bettor to select the first five finishers in a race in exact order, will be offered on the last race each night, provided there are at least seven entrants. If there are no winning tickets sold, the net money wagered that day will be carried over to the next day's Hoosier High-5 pool. Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a free, live racing program online for the first week of live racing and every Friday throughout the racing season. In addition, Hoosier Park will feature a free Trackmaster tipsheet available for download and several other free handicapping tools available on the Hoosier Park website. Harrah's Hoosier Park will once again place an emphasis on an expanded social media campaign to raise awareness and engagement around this year's racing season. Racing fans will have the ability to ask questions, post comments and participate in promotions using social media. Utilizing the hashtag #PlayHP, racing fans and participants are encouraged to follow Harrah's Hoosier Park on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information and promotions. One of the most highly anticipated weekends on the 2020 harness racing calendar will take place in October as Harrah's Hoosier Park will welcome the coveted Breeders Crown events back to Indiana on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. After an overwhelmingly successful event in 2017, Harrah's Hoosier Park will play host to all 12 year-end championship races, worth a combined $6 million. In addition to the Breeders Crown events and activities, Hoosier Park will host an extended stakes schedule throughout the 2020 racing season worth nearly a combined $3 million. The stakes season, which remained virtually unchanged, will feature several Grand Circuit stops and Hoosier Park's signature pacing event, the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, which is slated for Friday, August 14. The Indiana Sires Stakes season will kick-off at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, July 1. For more information on the live racing and stakes schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 30, 2019-Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will close out the 2019 live harness racing season with a Horsemen's Appreciation Night on Saturday, November 2 and Race Fan Appreciation week beginning on November 5. The activities will be held in partnership with the Indiana Standardbred Association. "I want to personally thank all horsemen, horsewomen, and the Indiana Standardbred Association for yet another stellar race meet that showcased the racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park to be second to none in North America," Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing, expressed. Anyone who has a horse racing November 2 will be invited to enjoy a free dinner courtesy of Hoosier Park and the Indiana Standardbred Association in the paddock. During the post parade for each of the night's races, the names of the horses' caretakers will be announced along with the drivers, trainers and owners. "It is indeed a group effort and together we put on nightly race cards that were highly competitive and exciting to watch and wager on," Moore continued. "The Indiana sired horses have once again shown that they can compete with the very best throughout the country. It is a testament to all that the Indiana harness racing industry has accomplished. We at Harrah's Hoosier Park wish everyone the best as we head to the off-season and look forward to the 2020 Racing Season featuring the return of the Breeders Crown." In addition, the caretakers of Saturday's winning horses will also receive a prize pack. Names of the winning caretakers will be announced and each will receive special recognition during the winner's circle presentation after each race. Along with honoring the horsemen, Hoosier Park's Fright Night activities have been rescheduled to November 2 after weather caused them to be postponed on the original date. The family-friendly event will include a children's costume trunk-or-treat with free treats, free pumpkins and decorating station, games, and $2 hotdogs and beers. Back by popular demand, Fright Night at the Races will also feature a horse costume contest. Located in the front paddock, horsemen will dress up their horses to compete for prizes. Guests will have an opportunity to join in on the fun and vote for their favorite costume by purchasing a ticket. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation charitable partners of Harrah's Hoosier Park. Both Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2 hold a post time of 7:10 pm and Saturday's 10-race card will be highlighted by a $20,000 Open Trot. The final week of live racing at Hoosier Park will be touted as Race Fan Appreciation Week, with $2 drafts at the Pegasus Lounge and buy one, get one free appetizers at the Homestretch Clubhouse on Tuesday, $5 desserts in the Homestretch Clubhouse on Wednesday and the $1,000 Ace of Races finale on Thursday. On Friday, November 8, Race Fan Appreciation will feature $100 MegaBet drawings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and mystery race vouchers to the first 250 guests to Trackside Caesars Rewards beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, November 10. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule through the end of the meet on November 9, 2019.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 9, 2019- With earnings of over eight million dollars and 601 lifetime training wins, the name Jeff Cullipher is synonymous with harness racing and success at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Whether it's holding leading training titles or sending his horses into Grand Circuit action, Cullipher is in the midst of his best season to date as a trainer, on track to nearly double his 2018 earnings. As Indiana gets ready to host its biggest night of harness racing on Friday, October 11, it's only fitting that Cullipher is sending out six horses, the most of any trainer, into the $2 million card for the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. "The season really starts at the sales," Cullipher revealed. "You start training the babies down to make sure they're ready to go. It's like they're starting first grade and you're hoping to get them ready to graduate by this time next year." Even with the nature of the Indiana Sires Stakes season, Cullipher doesn't favor stakes horses to race horses. "I love the race horses because you get to race them every week. Yes, the stakes horses are fun, a little bit because racing for that kind of money tends to be a bit more fun. You have to have the race horses to have the stakes horses." It's no secret that the Indiana Sires Stakes program breeds some strong rivalries throughout the season, and Cullipher is no stranger to that concept. He spent three-year-old trotting filly Kota's Swan's sophomore season trying to give her a chance to split battling rivals Grand Swan and Measuredperfection. While those two continue to hold the favor of the betting public, Kota's Swan has held onto second place in the points standings, taking home victories in the third, fourth and fifth legs. The daughter of Swan For All-Casual Chick has won nine of 29 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $220,346. Kota's Swan will be the first Cullipher contender to grace the track Friday night guided by regular pilot Sam Widger in the sixth race on the evening's 14-race card. "I had Kota's Swan as a baby, and she's done a complete 180 on her maturity level in the last year," Cullipher had to say about the filly. "She's pretty hot and spunky, and she's much more versatile this year. I didn't get the best post position with her, but I chose to take her off Lasix for the final with the hope she'll get back to those strong finishes she's accustomed to." Trying to best another set of rivals is three-year-old trotting colt Martini Show. While Cullipher didn't train him during his freshman campaign, he's hoping this will be the year Martini Show can overcome heavy rivals Swandre The Giant and It's A Herbie. In fact, the son of Swan For All-Barmaid finished third behind the battling pair in last year's super final. This year, he hopes to pad his current lifetime bankroll of $196,515. "I think I've got Martini Show going at the right time. He's such a big colt but he's finally developed into himself, even though he's a big kid all the time. With both him and Kota's Swan, I'm hoping the heavy rivals will get focused on a battle and we can catch them at the end. He's absolutely getting better and better so I'm hoping to see him firing on all cylinders in the final." Martini Show will hope to finally best the trotting rivals for the first time in Friday's 11th race with Sam Widger at the lines. Cullipher's third sophomore contender, pacing gelding Rockin TJ, will be the last of the barn representatives in stakes action in the 13th race with Dale Hiteman in the sulky. Cullipher's current superstar is two-year-old trotting colt Tj's Top Pick. Cullipher purchased the son of Swan For All-J A's Ayd with co-owner Tom Pollack at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale for $40,000. While Cullipher and Pollack weren't overly impressed with his pedigree, his video stuck out to them like no other had. "We weren't even going for trotters, but we felt so strongly about Tj's Top Pick, so clearly it was meant to be," Cullipher laughed. "When we were training him down this winter, I liked the way he trotted all along, but it wasn't until we got moved into Hoosier Park that he really found his stride." Piloted by co-owner Trace Tetrick, Tj's Top Pick will play the role of morning line favorite in race 9, as he looks to cap off his impressive stakes season by winning the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final. With the exception of one miscue earlier on in the season, TJ's Top Pick has won seven of eight starts this season, including a track record-setting performance in stakes action. Tj’s Top Pick will look to cap off his stakes season with a Super Final win       --Dean Gillette Photography Cullipher's other freshman gelding, My House, will attempt to best a competitive field of pacers in the 10th race with John De Long in the bike. Five-year-old pacing gelding Incredible Shark with Sam Widger will take on a field of aged horses in the 12th race as Cullipher brings him back to his home track. Cullipher has a total of six going into Friday's card, including one aged competitor. Each has its own racing style and traits that make it a great horse but if asked to pick a favorite, Cullipher gravitates toward one of the new kids in the barn. It just happens to be the favorite that has made $177,871 in their sophomore season and has won seven of eight lifetime starts. "I've got to go with Tj's Top Pick. I wish he was the only one in on Friday. I also with it was the first race so I could get it over with so I didn't have to stress, which I know my family would also appreciate. I don't know if it's his personality that made me love him or if it's because he's so good, but he's a dream horse. He's in a different league." Cullipher believes in the necessity of patience and management skills when it comes to being a trainer-skills Cullipher no doubt possesses as he's won the leading trainer title at Harrah's Hoosier Park in both 2017 (tied with Jamie Macomber) and 2018. He also moved some of his horses out east this year to get them racing on the different tracks, and has been seeing success on the Grand Circuit as well. "I feel fortunate to have the other stable. If one horse is struggling out east, I can always bring it here. I do have to attribute a lot of my success to Tom Pollack, though. He's second to none for owners," he noted. "I also couldn't be where I am without my family, who is incredibly supportive." Even with the appeal of racing somewhere new, Cullipher has no plans to leave Indiana in the rearview mirror, especially not with the Indiana Sires Stakes program. "It's a great program, though at the start of the year I wasn't sure of the new format. Obviously I don't mind it now that I'm doing well, but I'd like to see something where every horse is getting what they deserve and not just the top ones. But the bottom line is, Indiana is home for me and this is the place that made me." So while Cullipher has already established an impressive repertoire for himself at his Hoosier Park home, Friday could be when he finally secures his spot in the Indiana Sires Stakes record books. First post for Hoosier Champions night at Harrah's Hoosier Park is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11 with a 14-race card. With purses in excess of $2 million, the evening's racing action will feature the $270,000 Super Finals for the two and three-year-old competitors and the $50,000 Finals for the aged competitors. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 2, 2019-The final week of harness racing preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action continued on Wednesday, October 2 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Wednesday was the fillies' turn, as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by two divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies and two divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies. While the night started with a victory from heavy favorite Grand Swan, minor upsets prevailed in the final divisions when Haylie Ivy, Seventimesacharm and Foxy Rigger found the winner's circle. All of the evening's winners stamped their ticket into the $250,000 season culminating Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals that are slated for October 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The stakes action kicked off with another impressive performance from Grand Swan, who took advantage of Hoosier Park's quarter mile stretch to overcome her competitors. She crossed the wire three and a quarter lengths in front for trainer, driver LeWayne Miller and recorded lifetime win 15 from 22 starts. Though Grand Swan was the post-time favorite, it was Tatiana Romanova with Trace Tetrick who grabbed the early lead to dictate opening fractions of :27:1 and :56:3 while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. At the third quarter in 1:26:2, the betting public's second choice, Sophia Lia with John De Long, was out and applying pressure from first-over on the leading Tatiana Romanova with Grand Swan perfectly placed second-over. Miller tipped Grand Swan around the tiring cover and she surged three lengths ahead of the field, stopping the clock in1:54:0 and paying $2.40 to win. She was followed by a fast-charging Always Be With You and Michael Oosting in second and Sophia Lia hanging on for third. "We got the ideal trip tonight, but she can race any way," Miller noted after the win. "It's been business as usual with her, even with the final coming up. I haven't changed a thing." Grand Swan, the daughter of Swan For All-Queen Mum now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $417,500 for owners Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable and Never 2 Late Stable. The filly was bred by Larry Miller. The second division for the trotting fillies brought a slight upset by Jamie Macomber trainee, Haylie Ivy. Ricky Macomber Jr. guided the filly to the winner's circle for her first stakes victory, recording a time of 1:54:1. When the gate opened, LeWayne Miller guided Swanind Fastlane to the lead, looking for a stakes double on the card while even-money favorite Measuredperfection with Trace Tetrick grabbed the pocket seat through opening fractions of :28:3 and :57:2. Just before the third quarter in 1:26:1, Measuredperfection was on top but Haylie Ivy had ranged up and was engaging the leader from first-over. Neither filly appeared to give an inch, but ultimately it was Haylie Ivy who dug in gamely late and crossed the wire a quarter length ahead of Measuredperfection. Summit City Swan with Brandon Bates rallied for third. Haylie Ivy paid $9.00 for her betting backers. "The trip didn't really go as planned," driver Ricky Macomber Jr. revealed in the winner's circle. "She races well either way, but I wanted to be covered up so she could follow a helmet. You can't really be picky with post eight. She's been getting better with every start-hopefully that's the case for next week as well." Haylie Ivy is the daughter of Airzoom Lindy-Helium and was bred by Paul Webb. This was her seventh win of 17 lifetime starts and she now sports a lifetime bankroll of $114,580 for owners Leander Schwartz, Eleven Star Stables and Jamie Macomber. The first division for the freshmen pacing fillies brought the homebred Seventimesacharm to the winner's circle, where she recorded a new lifetime best of 1:51:1. Trained and driven by John De Long, the filly turned in a gate-to-wire performance to record her second stakes victory of the season. Seventimesacharm grabbed the lead as soon as the gate opened while Genie Rockwell with James Yoder settled in the second position. Seventimesacharm clicked off fractions of :27.2 and :55.2 before being challenged on the outside by Atoritotell and Dale Hiteman. Once the field turned for home, Seventimesacharm was able to put away Atoritotell and also hold off a late surge from Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting. Somebodyslilly's effort paid off with a second-place finish and Bluebird Love with Todd Warren rallied for third. Seventimesacharm paid $7.60 to win. Seventimesacharm, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Mrs Grant Seven was bred by Jesse De Long, who also owns the filly. She has won three of 10 lifetime starts and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $86,885. In the final division of stakes action, Brian Brown trainee, Foxy Rigger grabbed back-to-back stakes wins with regular driver Trace Tetrick in the bike. In gate-to-wire fashion, Foxy Rigger asserted her authority and bested her rivals to stop the clock in 1:51:4. Foxy Rigger wasted no time and went straight to the front as soon as the wings of the gate opened, followed closely by Odds On Melanie with Peter Wrenn. Foxy Rigger held her lead unchallenged, clocking fractions of :27:3, :56:0 and 1:24:2 while Odds On Melanie still followed intently in second. With a six-race win-streak on the line, Sam Widger was unable to wait any longer and had Grace Rocks on the attack first-over rounding the final turn. Foxy Rigger goes gate-to-wire for another stakes win                  -- Linscott Photography By the time the field reached the stretch, Foxy Rigger had established an almost two-length lead on the field and using a :27.2 final quarter, she maintained her lead all the way to the wire. Odds On Melanie held on for second while Grace Rocks was forced to settle for third. Foxy Rigger paid $11.40 to win at the betting windows. "She raced well tonight and was nice to handle," driver Trace Tetrick mentioned after the victory. "She's come a long way in a short period of time. She did everything that I asked her to do. She's a versatile filly." Foxy Rigger is the daughter of Riggins-Foxy Angel and was bred by Wilker Family Farms. With this being lifetime win seven of eight, she now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $157,375 for owners Country Club Acres and L&H Management Services, Lombardo/Green Racing and Timothy Lane. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, October 3 with two divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings and two divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The evening's live racing card will be highlighted by the $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 in Races 3-6 and the $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in Race 14. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 19, 2019-Lindy The Great burst from the pack at the top of the stretch and trotted to a three and three-quarter length harness racing victory Friday, September 20 to capture the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic for free-for-all trotters at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The five-year-old Crazed-Highscore Kemp stallion stopped the timer in 1:51.1 to equal the fastest mile ever trotted over the Anderson oval. The Caesars Trotting Classic headlined a Grand Circuit card that offered purses in excess of $1.4 million and some of the sport's top stars. "I liked him more today than the last two times I drove him. I felt like the last two times he was too aggressive and I couldn't get him to relax through the mile," said driver Louis Roy. "He was perfect today. He still made the lead, but I didn't rush him because I didn't want him too excited. After that, he was a gentleman; I could drive him with two fingers." Sent off at odds of 5-1, Roy and Lindy The Great moved to the lead from post five and soon found themselves in the pocket once Crystal Fashion and David Miller pushed to the front on the way to a :55 opening half. Marion Marauder, last year's Caesars Trotting Classic champion, grabbed the cover and advanced to second as the field entered the turn. However, turning for home, Roy and his Domenico Cecere-trained trotter were up for the challenge, quickly separating themselves from the field by open lengths to score their sixth win of the season and fifth consecutive. Mission Accepted and Chris Page finished second followed by favorite Guardian Angel As and Tim Tetrick. Owned by K R Breeding LLC, breeder of the stallion, and Robert Rudolph, Lindy The Great raised his seasonal bankroll to $168,965. His career earnings stand at $571,775. He returned $13.20-$9.20-$5.40 with the victory. The winning time eclipsed the 1:51.3 mark established by Southwind Chrome last week at Hoosier Park, and matched the time registered by gelding Bridge To Jesse's in August. Lindy The Great now heads to Lexington for the Allerage. It was a tough night for favorites in Hoosier Park's highest profile events Friday. Yannick Gingras called an audible with This Is The Plan in the $176,000 Harrah's Hoosier Park Pacing Derby for free-for-all pacers, and the change in tactics produced a 1:48.4 victory for the Ron Burke trainee. Endeavor and Sam Widger raced a tough second while Filibuster Hanover settled for third after cutting the mile. Favorite McWicked raced sixth. "Sometimes you get a scenario in your head. I didn't tell anybody, but decided to race him from behind," Gingras commented in the winner's circle. "I figured if I take him back and follow McWicked, we'll take our shots from there." Lining up from post two, This Is The Plan settled for fifth early as Filibuster Hanover and Endeavor fired for the lead with the latter clicking off a :26.3 opening quarter. Chris Page moved Filibuster Hanover to the front and with McWicked first up in fourth, Gingras slipped in behind the favorite. This Is The Plan was in perfect position turning for home, dashing to the wire with a :26.2 last panel to finish a quarter length in front. "He's been so good since the Ben Franklin," Gingras explained. "He's never put in a bad performance. Like last week, he finished seventh, but he raced as hard as any horse." The Somebeachsomewhere-That's The Plan four year old picked up his third win in 16 starts this season. Bred by Moni Market Breeders, the gelding is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby and Lawrence Karr. The triumph pushed the pacer's seasonal earnings to $743,598. He returned $9.60-$4.80-$4.20 to his backers. Indiana sensation Priceless collected her biggest payday of the season with a 1:51.1 victory in the $230,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management stake for freshman pacing fillies. Driven by trainer Brandon Bates, the Rockin Image lass used a pocket trip to perfection, pacing home to a two-length margin at the wire in a lifetime best performance. "It worked out exactly the way I had hoped. When Tim left (with favorite Beyond Ecstasy) I was ecstatic," Bates said. "He cut some nice fractions in the race and it was pretty easy from there." The victory was the fifth in seven starts for the filly, bred by Mark Graber, Mervin Graber and Jacob Graber. Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung own the freshman, whom Hochsprung said could be headed to the Breeders Crown at the conclusion of the Indiana Sires Stakes campaign. "I don't know if we can beat them, but I'm probably going to give her a shot," he said. "I told myself tonight that if we could beat this group, we're probably going." Favorite Sherry Lyns Lady and Tim Tetrick battled back to nose out Rock Swan, driven by his brother, Trace, to take the $215,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management stake for freshman filly trotters in a time of 1:54.2. Crucial rounded out the trifecta. Trained by Jim Campbell for Coyote Wynd Farms, the victory was the second in nine outings for the Father Patrick two year old. "I saw him coming," Tetrick said of his brother and Rock Swan. "He had a jump on me and I was just hoping I could catch him late, and I did. Mine was a little funny in the last turn and she cost me a couple of steps, but good horses overcome that and she got up there and got it done." Bred by Steve Stewart and Timot Stable Inc., Sherry Lyns Lady now possesses seasonal earnings of $264,154. Century Farroh showed why he was favored in the $170,000 Jennas Beach Boy for sophomore colt and gelding pacers. One of four supplemental entries into the race, the son of Mach Three claimed his 12th win in 14 seasonal starts, winning in 1:49.1. Crimson And Chrome raced second while Rockie Got Framed finished third. Starting from the second tier, Sylvain Filion placed the colt on the front racing to a :54.3 first half. Once on the engine, he dictated the pace before going on to a one-length score. Dr. Ian Moore, who trains the colt for Ratchford Stable NS, said that the lightly-staked horse could return to Hoosier Park this fall, and a supplement into the Breeders Crown is not out of the question, saying he deserves a shot on his home turf. "I'll talk to the owner tonight and we'll see what he says. Basically, right now, this time of year with any horse it's sort of week to week because he's been going since the end of January, it's been a long grind," said Moore. "Every decision we make from here on in will be week to week." Sawyer's Desire and Gingras used a :26.4 last quarter to get by favored Odds On Osiris to capture the $125,000 Elevation for freshman colt and gelding pacers in a lifetime best 1:51. Trained by Ron Burke for Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and breeder David Wills, the victory was the second of the season for the Real Desire gelding. Sent off at 8-1 odds, he paid $18.60-$4.00-$3.20. Favored Evident Beauty, driven by David Miller, kept a neck in front of Grand Swan and Lewayne Miller in deep stretch to score a 1:53.3 triumph in the $135,000 Moni Maker for sophomore trotting fillies. The Trixton three year old, bred by White Birch Farm, collected her seventh win in 12 starts, improving her seasonal earnings to $487,206. Her career tally now stands at $735,398 for trainer Nifty Norman and owners Melvin Hartman, Little E LLC and R A W Equine Inc. Live racing will continue at Harrah' s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   James Platz for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 3, 2019-It was a night for longshots and inquiries on Tuesday, September 3 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the evening's harness racing card was highlighted by two $64,500 divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts & geldings in round four of Indiana Sires Stakes Action. Early in the card brought an upset over a heavy favorite from Emma Town Bud while later fans saw After All Paul turn in a determined effort and overcome one of the many inquiries of the night. The first upset brought Emma Town Bud to the winner's circle for the second time this year. The Byron Hooley trainee was able to find the wire first through some rough traffic and established a new lifetime mark of 1:57:1. The victory was the two-year-old colt's first lifetime stakes win. When the gate opened, Michael Oosting sent 16-1 Emma Town Bud to the front of the pack with heavy favorite Tj's Top Pick with Trace Tetrick following closely in second. Emma Town Bud held off the challenger through an opening quarter of :29:0, but Tj's Top Pick was poised to attack and made a move for the lead at the half in :58:4. Just after the half, Tj's Top Pick made an uncharacteristic break and opened up the race to the rest of the field. At the three quarter clocking in 1:29:1, Emma Town Bud reclaimed his spot as the leader with a fast-charging Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr. The trotters were matching strides down the stretch, but Emma Town Bud held his lead and reached the wire first, paying $34.00 for the upset. Swan InMotion held on for second, while J-S Jasper rallied for third. Due to interference in the stretch, J-S Jasper was placed seventh and in turn, Maple Grove Grady was placed third. "I didn't expect the favorite to make a break, but thankfully my horse kept trotting strong," driver Michael Oosting noted in the winner's circle. "The wind helped, along with the fact that he can race from just about anywhere." Emma Town Bud, the son of Big Stick Lindy-Centerfold Lady, was bred by Mervin Lehman. The Byron Hooley Trainee has now won two of eight lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $75,690. The upset trend continued with a win from 14-1 After All Paul and trainer, driver Doug Rideout, who survived after the leader was taken down due to a pylon violation. Not to be discounted, though, After All Paul provided an impressive performance going gate to wire in a maiden-breaking victory where he established a new lifetime mark of 1:56:3. R Fromoutacherry with Andy Shetler grabbed the lead as soon as the race began while Anchors Away with Trace Tetrick tracked the leader down in second. The field remained in straight formation through an opening split of :28:3. At the half in :58:1, Anchors Away made a move for the lead and held it through the third quarter in 1:27:4. The stretch proved to be a cavalry charge, as the field began to close in. R Fromoutacherry regained his lead while After All Paul began to rally on the leader. R Fromoutacherry crossed the wire first, ahead by only a neck, with After All Paul in second. However, after the judges reviewed the race, R Fromoutacherry raced inside the pylons and incidentally was placed second. After All Paul claimed the first spot, paying $31.80 to win with R Fromoutcherry in second and Brigotto with Sam Widger using a ground-saving trip for third. After All Paul now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $48,354 for owners Julie Rideout, Pete Schmucker Jr and Glider Stables. The son of Swan For All-After Jesse was bred by Bobby Brower and the Mystical Marker Farms. After no winners in Tuesday's Hoosier High 5, Wednesday will feature a $25,000 guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in race 12. The pool will be kick-started with $7,818.68 in carryover money. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, September 5 with a12-race card featuring two divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts & geldings. Thursday's card will also feature the weekly $10,000 guaranteed Pick 4 in races 3-6 and a $10,000 guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in race 12. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 24, 2019--A trio of $48,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings was the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 23 and wrapped up the third round of stakes action for the two-year-old competitors. It was a night ruled by favorites as the publics' choice delivered in all three divisions. The 2019 Fox Stake Winner Odds On Osiris looked every bit the part of a 1-2 favorite as he continued his winning ways and captured the first division of the stakes action in gate to wire fashion with driver Peter Wrenn in the bike. Stopping the timer in 1:51.2, Odds On Osiris was the fastest divisional winner of the night and established a new lifetime best in the process. Wrenn wasted no time and sent Odds On Osiris away from the gate but Buddy's N Virgin's and Jared Finn were a step quicker to grab the lead through the opening panel in :27.4. Wrenn had Odds On Osiris back out and firing just before the half and the colt quickly grabbed command to lead the field through middle splits of :56.2 and 1:24.4. As the field turned for home, Odds On Osiris opened up on the field with a seventh length lead. Using a :26.3 closing kick, the colt kicked home impressively under a hand drive from Wrenn to finish nearly eight lengths in front of a hard-charging Nassau Desire and Ricky Macomber Jr. Northern Cadillac and LeWayne Miller utilized a ground saving trip to finish third. Odds On Osiris returned $3.00 at the betting windows. "He went a big mile last week in The Fox Stake," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "I was glad to see him come right back and race really well. He's a very manageable colt that is getting better with every start." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, the son of Rockin Image-Antiqua Hanover recorded his second lifetime victory from four trips behind the gate. Odds On Osiris has now bankrolled $51,000 for Odds On Racing. In the second division of the stakes action, Clever Character was able to overcome a first-over trip to get up in the final strides of the mile in 1:52.2. Sent off as the 4-5 co-favorite with Dale Hiteman at the lines, Clever Character used a :27.2 final quarter to get the win by a head. Leaving from post four, Clever Character eased off the gate to find a spot along the rail in fifth. Peter Wrenn gave Vivaldi Hanover his marching orders and the colt grabbed the early lead through the opening quarter in :27.1. High Impression and Sam Widger wanted their turn on the front and ranged up to grab the lead just before the half in :55.4. As the field hit the three-quarters in 1:24.4, Hiteman had Clever Character out and applying pressure to the leaders from first-over. Clever Character was able to wear down the leader and hold off a late surge from Family Recipe to get the victory. Straight Up Cool and Michael Oosting also rallied well late for third. Clever Character returned $3.80 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's still very green," Hiteman noted after the win. "I'm learning more about him each start and which way he likes to race best. He's got a lot of raw talent to work with though, that's for sure." Owned and trained by Timothy Smith, Clever Character has now won three of five lifetime starts. With the win, the son of Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight pushed his lifetime bankroll to $61,375. The final division of the stakes action went to Always And Again who split rivals late in the lane to get the win by a neck in 1:52.4. Sent off at odds of 6-5, the Ernie Gaskin trainee equaled the lifetime mark he established in the last round of stakes action. Tetrick let Always And Again coast away from the gate to find a spot along the rail in fifth. The Candyman Can and Sam Widger were the first to get a call and grabbed the lead through the first quarter in :27.2 The Candyman Can set splits of :56.1 and 1:24.4 before being joined on the outside by Alwaystellthetruth and LeWayne Miller. As the field turned for home, The Candyman Can was still on top but Tetrick had Always And Again perfectly placed second-over. Alwaystellthetruth was able to wear down the leader but Always And Again found late racing room and used a :27.2 final quarter to stick a nose in front. Alwaystellthetruth finished second while Sawyer's Desire and Ricky Macomber Jr. came flying late for third. Always And Again returned $4.40 as the heavy betting favorite. Always And Again                           --Linscott Photography "He's a colt and we're still trying to teach him," trainer Ernie Gaskin noted in the winner's circle. "Trace has done a great job teaching him how to race and figuring him out. This colt has a lot of natural ability and wants to do well so that really helps." With the win, Always And Again recorded his third victory from five lifetime starts. The son of Always A Virgin-Kiss Me Once Again now sports a lifetime bankroll of $52,000 and is owned in partnership by Andrew Berg and In The Red, LLC. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, August 24. Saturday's 11-race card will begin at an adjusted post time of 4:30 pm due to Reba McEntire in concert at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The country superstar will close out Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 2019 Summer Concert Series in front of a sold-out crowd. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

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