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Harness racing Jamie Macomber has fond memories of the first time Harrah's Hoosier Park hosted the Breeders Crown in 2017. Now, with the event back again at the Indiana oval the trainer calls her home track, she would enjoy creating more. Macomber won a Breeders Crown trophy three years ago with 3-year-old male pacer Beckhams Z Tam, who stormed down the stretch and bested eventual Pacer of the Year Downbytheseaside by a quarter-length. This time, her hopes rest with a 3-year-old male trotter, Swan In Motion. Swan In Motion races Saturday in the first of two eliminations for the 3-year-old colt-and-gelding trotters. He will start from post seven in a field of nine with Ricky Macomber Jr. in the sulky and is 12-1 on the morning line. Ready For Moni, the Zweig Memorial and Goodtimes Stakes winner, is the 3-1 favorite. Hoosier hosts $25,000 eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers and trotters as well as older female pacers on Saturday. Eliminations for 2-year-olds and 3-year-old fillies are Friday. Elims were unnecessary for the Open Pace, Open Trot, and Mare Trot. Swan In Motion has won six of 10 races this season and heads to his Breeders Crown elimination off a win in last week's Indiana Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old male trotters. The colt began his campaign with five consecutive victories before being slowed by a few minor issues but appears back to top form. He kicked home in a race-best :27.2 last week and won in a career-best 1:53.1. "I feel pretty confident," Macomber said. "I think he's going in the right direction leading up to it. If you asked me a month ago, I might not have been so confident. But I'm more confident now. I think he is back to normal." Macomber trains Swan In Motion for M & M Racing and Norbert Joseph Maza. The son of Swan For All-Keystone Sadie has won eight of 21 career races and $396,845. "I think his best quality is his ability to trot home fast," Macomber said about Swan In Motion, who three times this year trotted his last quarter in :26.3 or faster. "And he's got heart. Hopefully, his heart and his speed can take us where we need to be." The top-five finishers from each of the two eliminations advance to the $500,000 final next week at Hoosier Park. Elimination winners draw for posts one through five. When Macomber won the Breeders Crown in 2017, she was in her first full season with her own stable after spending 10 years running Ron Burke's Indiana outpost. She shared the Hoosier Park training title that year and is tied for second this season. "I have awesome memories of that Breeders Crown," Macomber said. "Hopefully, we can make those same memories again. "Could it happen two times? Let's hope." Amigo Volo, a returning Breeders Crown champion and fresh off his win in the Kentucky Futurity, is the 8-5 favorite in the second elimination for 3-year-old male trotters. The gelding has won four of his last five starts, with only a second-place finish to Back Of The Neck keeping him from an unbeaten string. Back Of The Neck is the 5-2 second choice in the second elim. The most recent male trotter to win Breeders Crown trophies at ages 2 and 3 was Gimpanzee, who did it last year. There also are two eliminations Saturday for 3-year-old male pacers, with the top-five finishers from each advancing to the final. Stakes-winner Capt Midnight is the 5-2 favorite in the first, which also includes Adios winner Catch The Fire, world-record-equaling Cattlewash, and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champ No Lou Zing. In the second elimination, returning Breeders Crown champion Tall Dark Stranger is the 3-5 favorite. Tall Dark Stranger is the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing, with 10 wins in 11 races. His victories include the Meadowlands Pace, North America Cup, and Cane Pace. The elimination also includes Little Brown Jug winner Captain Barbossa and stakes-winner Warrawee Vital. The most recent male pacer to win Breeders Crown titles at ages 2 and 3 was Artiscape in 1997-1998. Only one elimination is necessary for the Mare Pace, where the top-eight finishers will join bye recipients Trillions Hanover and Rockin Nola in the final. Kissin In The Sand, on a four-race winning streak that includes the Milton, Dayton Distaff Derby, and Allerage Mare Pace, is the 8-5 favorite. Shartin N, last season's Horse of the Year, is 9-5. Caviart Ally, who won last year's Breeders Crown Mare Pace, is 9-2. The most recent pacing mare to repeat as champ was Shelliscape in 2013-2014. In addition, the elim includes Warrawee Ubeaut, who won Breeders Crown titles at ages 2 and 3. She is attempting to become the first 3-year-old female pacing champion to win at 4. If successful in winning a third Breeders Crown trophy, she would tie the record for a pacer, shared by Jenna's Beach Boy, Eternal Camnation, and My Little Dragon. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) at Harrah's Hoosier Park. For Saturday's complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA     

Harness racing trainer Lucas Wallin quickly admits that having horses in the Breeders Crown eliminations for the first time is no great accomplishment since "anyone can enter." But he does feel it's an accomplishment to be training horses that have enough potential to be entered. "That's right," said Wallin, who has three entries in Friday's (Oct. 23) Breeders Crown eliminations at Harrah's Hoosier Park. "None of the horses will be the favorite but all of them have something to do there. It's not that we just put them in there to have fun. They can do pretty good in there, I think." It's another step forward for the 27-year-old, now in his fourth full year of building up a stable since coming from Sweden in 2014. His earnings and victories have risen each year, although that won't happen this season due to a COVID-19-impacted season. But his numbers still look good considering the huge drop-off in starts. In 2017, he won 18 races and $183,712 in 110 starts; followed by 29 wins and $351,877 in 164 starts in 2018, and 32 wins and $692,544 in 216 starts last year. This season, in just 87 races, Wallin has 19 wins and earned $434,155, which is roughly $250,000 less than 2019 in 129 fewer starts. "I'm happy but also I feel I'm not near where I want to be," said Wallin, who has a stable of 16 horses at Marcus Melander's farm in New Egypt, N.J. "I don't want to have many more horses. But we want to do better in the big stake races. "This year we only had two horses we raced over 2-years-old. We haven't done too many starts but when we race them we've done good. I'm happy, we have some nice babies here in the fall. But I don't want 60 or 70 horses. I want 20 or 25. I'd like to have a finger everywhere to see what's going on." Wallin already has been involved in some major stakes races, including the Hambletonian Oaks, but he still feels emotions stirring as he readies for Friday's eliminations. "It's a pretty strong feeling," he said. "It's one of the biggest events in harness racing. That's a pretty special feeling. It's the end of the year, most of the horses have raced a lot. Anything can happen. It's a good feeling to have three of them in there." Hoosier hosts $25,000 eliminations for 2-year-olds and 3-year-old fillies Friday. The top-five finishers from each elimination advance to next week's finals. Elimination winners will draw for posts one through five for the finals. Eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers, 3-year-old male trotters, and older female pacers will be held Saturday at Hoosier. Eliminations were unnecessary for the Open Pace, Open Trot, and Mare Trot. May Karp and Mazzarati will be competing for Wallin in the 2-year-old filly trot. May Karp, who will have Dexter Dunn in the sulky, is in the second of the two eliminations and is 8-1 on the morning line. Mazzarati, with Tim Tetrick, is 15-1 in the first elim. May Karp, by Cantab Hall out of Evermore, has won three of 10 races and $90,387 for owner Shermay Stables. She won two rounds of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series and the consolation for the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes. She finished second in a Bluegrass Stakes division at Red Mile and then was the favorite in her International Stallion Stakes division but went off stride and finished seventh. "She's a nice little filly," Wallin said. "We put her in good races. We tried her in the Jim Doherty (Memorial) in the summer, but she made a break in the last eighth of the final, otherwise she would have been in nice shape. "She raced good at the Red Mile and finished second in the Bluegrass, but unfortunately she made a break on the backstretch in her next race. She was getting a little aggressive when Dexter wanted to get a hold of her. We'll adjust the equipment for this race." Mazzarati, by Cantab Hall out of Falls For You, has won three of eight races and $71,285 for owners Mazza Racing Stables and Stormi and Bruiser Stable. She won her elimination for the Doherty Memorial and finished fifth in the final. Her other wins came in a division of the Pennsylvania All-Stars and a leg of the Kindergarten Classic Series. "I was pretty high on her very, very early but then she struggled with a couple issues in the summer that took time to fix," Wallin said. "I'm a little disappointed with the season but not the horse. I trained her (Tuesday) and it feels like she's going into this race in good shape. So, I'm going into the Breeders Crown with a good feeling but also a realistic feeling. It's good to race with the best fillies and hopefully she can learn from that." Competing in the 3-year-old filly trot is Ab'sattitudexpress, who is 10-1 in the second of two eliminations and will have Brian Sears in the sulky. She has won five of 10 races this season including the New Jersey Sire Stakes championship and a division of the Bluegrass Stakes, where she defeated Hambletonian winner Ramona Hill. The daughter of Trixton-Abbie'sgotattitude has earned $171,700 this year for breeder/owner Stop The Jade Farm. "We took our time with her as a 2-year-old," Wallin said, referring to her two wins and a second in three starts. "She did some nice things in overnights at (Harrah's Philadelphia) and we felt she could go a little. "Overall, she's had a very good season and she looked absolutely perfect over at the Red Mile when she won over Ramona Hill. Tetrick drove a perfect race; it worked out 100 percent, the filly looked really good. I go in with a very good feeling with her for this race. We drew good, post three, and I think she's going to have a very good race as well." Wallin began driving ponies at age 8 and, a few years after that, began helping at his uncle Joakim Wallin's stable. When childhood friend Oskar Florhed told Wallin about an opportunity to work in the U.S. for Ake Svanstedt in 2014, he jumped at it. Those two years proved invaluable, in getting both an education and important contacts as a second trainer. "I have a lot to thank Ake for," Wallin said. "I had a good time at his place. He gave me so much responsibility with everything. He let me drive a lot of races. Without him I would probably not be here. It's tough to get owners, but a lot of owners throw my name out there because he let me drive his horses. "He's for sure one of the best horsemen in the world, his resume speaks for itself. I learned a lot of things from him. We still talk a lot when we see each other on the racetracks." While Wallin would like to start making inroads on the Grand Circuit, he is smart enough and patient enough to realize he is still young with plenty of time to hit it big. "I just want to get better and better each year," he said. "I want to stay here in America and build my stable. I'm happy with where I'm located with the farm. It's a very nice place, it's nice and quiet. The horses like it. There's a lot of harmony. "I just really want to get going in the big ones. But that takes time. I learn something every day and every season I feel more and more comfortable in what I'm doing. I'm very confident in myself and my team. We're getting better and better and I'm sure we'll get where we want to be." Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday at Hoosier Park. For complete entries, click here. by Rich Fisher, for the USTA         Ken Weingartner   Media Relations Manager   U.S. Trotting Association   www.ustrotting.com      

Harness racing trainers Ron Burke and Julie Miller have three of the four richest 2-year-olds in Friday's Breeders Crown eliminations at Harrah's Hoosier Park - Venerate, Southwind Gendry, and Blue Diamond Eyes - and both trainers feel good about their entries overall as they prepare for the night. Hoosier hosts $25,000 eliminations for 2-year-olds and 3-year-old fillies Friday. The 3-year-old fillies include returning Breeders Crown champions Ramona Hill and Reflect With Me. The top-five finishers from each elimination advance to next week's finals. Elimination winners will draw for posts one through five for the finals. Eliminations for 3-year-old male pacers, 3-year-old male trotters, and older female pacers will be held Saturday at Hoosier. Eliminations were unnecessary for the Open Pace, Open Trot, and Mare Trot. Burke, who ranks No. 2 among all trainers in Breeders Crown history with 17 trophies, will send out 12 horses in Friday's elims, including male pacer Southwind Gendry and female pacer Blue Diamond Eyes. "I think they're all going to be competitive," Burke said. "I'm happy with where most of them drew. We're just going to try to get as many in (to the finals) as we can and then get ready for next week." Southwind Gendry has won eight of 10 races this year and earned $409,269, tops among 2-year-old male pacers. He brings a six-race win streak to his elimination. His triumphs include the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final and three Grand Circuit stakes (Elevation and divisions of the Bluegrass and International Stallion). The gelding competes in the first of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old male pacers and will start from post two with driver Yannick Gingras. "He's super sharp and drew a good spot," Burke said. "I can't be happier. He has a real good attitude about winning. That's what most impresses me. He seems to want to win." The first elimination also includes Metro Pace winner Exploit and Indiana Sire Stakes champion JK Going West. The second elimination features undefeated Perfect Sting (8-for-8) as well as Metro runner-up Bayfield Beach and the season's fastest male pacer, Lou's Pearlman, who won a division of the Bluegrass in 1:49.1. Burke also trains Lou's Pearlman, the winner of five of 10 starts this year. "He started out great, then hit a little dry patch, but his last couple have been excellent," Burke said. "He's another one that's really coming in sharp and ready to go." Blue Diamond Eyes races in the second of two eliminations for 2-year-old filly pacers. She has won four of nine starts, finished second three times, and earned $383,417. Her victories include sire stakes championships in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Her foes in the elimination include stablemate Scarlett Hanover, the Ontario Sire Stakes champion who finished first in the She's A Great Lady Stakes but was disqualified for causing interference in the stretch. "I can't be happier with (Blue Diamond Eyes); she's become one of the better fillies of the class," Burke said. "I'm thrilled with her. We thought she was our best filly and then she went the wrong way for a little bit. When she went to Lexington (for the recent Grand Circuit meet) she turned everything around. It all came together. "Whatever was wrong, she fixed it on her own, basically. Since then, she's been very good." The first elimination for 2-year-old filly pacers includes She's A Great Lady winner Caviart Audrey, Indiana Sire Stakes champion Somethingbeautiful, and Fire Start Hanover, who is on a five-race win streak. Miller-trained Venerate leads all 2-year-olds in purses with $690,614. The trotting colt won the Mohawk Million and Kentucky Sire Stakes final in September. He went off stride in his most recent start, a division of the International Stallion at Lexington's Red Mile. He is in the second of two eliminations for 2-year-old male trotters. "He can be his own worst enemy," Miller said. "He has to mind his manners, that's his biggest thing. He's kind of immature mentally and is still trying to figure out what we're asking of him. He wants to do the right thing, he's trying to figure it out. But he trained very well and I think he's on his game right now. I think he's peaking." Venerate's rivals in his elimination include undefeated Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Captain Corey (5-for-5) and Peter Haughton Memorial winner Zenith Stride. The first elim includes William Wellwood Memorial winner On A Streak and Grand Circuit stakes winner Cuatro De Julio, whose 1:51.3 mile in a division of the International Stallion makes him the fastest of the Breeders Crown hopefuls. In the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old female trotters, Peaceful Way winner Donna Soprano headlines a group of eight in the first elimination. The Luc Blais-trained filly has won five of six starts, including a division of the Champlain Stakes, and finished second to colt Venerate in the Mohawk Million. She leads 2-year-old filly trotters in purses with $433,570. The first elimination also includes New York Sire Stakes and Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes winner Iteration as well as recent Grand Circuit stakes winner Beautiful Game. In the second elimination, Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Flawless Country, Kentucky Sire Stakes champion Lady Chaos, and Indiana Sire Stakes champion Swift Swanda are among the hopefuls in a field of nine. Among the 3-year-old fillies, Tony Alagna's Hambletonian winner Ramona Hill competes in the second of two eliminations for 3-year-old female trotters. The most recent Breeders Crown-winning 2-year-old filly trotter to repeat at age 3 was Ariana G in 2016 and 2017. Her foes in her elimination include Love A Good Story, who earlier this month won the Kentucky Filly Futurity for trainer Miller. "We just tried to nurse her this summer in the New York (Sire Stakes) program and then target the Futurity and Breeders Crown," Miller said. "She's an easy keeper and loves her job and is full of energy. She's been a consistent, honest filly for us." Burke sends out Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and Moni Maker Stakes winner Crucial in the second elimination and Sister Sledge, last year's Breeders Crown runner-up, in the first. Neither hit the board in their two most recent starts, but Burke said they were suffering from stomach issues. "We worked on them and they look better, and they trained great," Burke said. "I'm hoping we're going to turn them back around." The first elimination for 3-year-old filly trotters also includes New York and Kentucky sire stakes champ Hypnotic AM and Indiana Sire Stakes champ May Baby. Reflect With Me, another Alagna trainee, is in the first of two eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers. The most recent Breeders Crown-winning 2-year-old filly pacer to repeat at age 3 was Warrawee Ubeaut, just last year. Her elimination includes undefeated (13-for-13) Party Girl Hill, who beat male rivals in her most recent start in the Tattersalls Pace. Her wins also include the Jugette and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final. The second elimination includes last year's Dan Patch Award winner, Lyons Sentinel, along with New York Sire Stakes champion Hen Party and Indiana Sire Stakes champion Priceless. Priceless is a newer addition to Miller's stable. She will be making her third start for Miller in the Breeders Crown elim. "We kind of did a test run the first time with her so we could figure out how we wanted her to be and she really raced well," Miller said. "She really likes that Hoosier track. There are a lot of nice horses in there, but she deserves it and it's her home turf. Hopefully, she'll have a little advantage there. "Things seems to be going our way right now," she added. "We're very thankful and fortunate. I hope it continues." Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday at Hoosier Park. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Oct. 20, Cranbury, NJ—Entries for the $6 million Breeders Crown events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park saw 161 elite trotters and pacers fill the entry box to qualify for the rich harness racing finals on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. The Open Pace (10), Open Trot (10) and Mare Trot (8) will go directly to the finals on Sat. Oct. 31. 2018 Hambletonian winner Atlanta has entered the Open Trot, vying to become just the fourth mare to beat male counterparts in this event.  The Indiana-bred Hannelore Hanover won the 2017 Breeders Crown Trot at Hoosier Park, while Moni Maker (1998) and CR Kay Suzie (1996) are the other two “Crowned” mares.   There were 61 2-year-olds entered, forcing $25,000 eliminations in all divisions for Friday, Oct. 23. All 2-year-old finals have a purse of $600,000. There were 61 3-year-olds entered, forcing $25,000 eliminations in all divisions: fillies on Friday, Oct. 23, and colts on Saturday, Oct. 24. All 3-year-old finals have a purse of $500,000. $600,000 2-Year-Old Colt Pace (16)  $600,000 2-Year-Old Colt Trot (14) $600,000 2-Year-Old Filly Trot (17) $600,000 2-Year-Old Filly Pace (14) $500,000 3-Year-Old Colt Trot (17) $500,000 3-Year-Old Filly Pace (13) $500,000 3-Year-Old Filly Trot (16) $500,000 3-Year-Old Colt Pace (15) $300,000 Mare Pace (11) $300,000 Mare Trot (8) $500,000 Breeders Crown Trot (10) $500,000 Breeders Crown Pace (10)  Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. First post for the Breeders Crown eliminations will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT) while post time for the Breeders Crown finals will be 6:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the upcoming Breeders Crown events or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com From the Breeders Crown  

Anderson, IN--- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted its annual Hoosier Champions Night on Friday, October 16. Worth $2.5 million, the power-packed 15-race card featured four $270,00 Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final contests for sophomore and freshmen pacers as well as two $70,000 events for older mares, stallions and geldings of the same gait. The victors were repeat Indiana champions Tellmeaboutit, Rockin Nola, and Priceless as well as newly crowned titleholders Somethingbeautiful, JK Going West and Clever Character. Two-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the $270,000 Super Finals for the evening and it was Sometingbeautiful who capped off her perfect Indiana Sires Stakes season with a 1:51.4 victory. With driver Tim Tetrick in the bike, Somethingbeautiful was able to hold off a late surge from Hot Mess Express and Andy Miller to get the victory and deliver as the heavy betting favorite. "I talked to Dylan before the race and watched her race a few times," Tetrick noted after the victory. "She's obviously a super talented filly who loves to do her job, I just had to put her in the right spot." After an opening panel in :27.1, Somethingbeautiful moved to the lead down the backside and never looked back. She utilized a :26.4 final quarter to hold off a hard charging Hot Mess Express and Andy Miller.   Trained by Dylan Davis, Somethingbeautiful improved her lifetime record to 9-8-1-0 and equaled her established best with the victory. Owned in partnership by Howard Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo, the daughter of Always A Virgin--Summer N Sand has now earned $314,750 lifetime. The three-year-old pacing fillies were up next and it was Priceless (Andy Miller) who notched her second Indiana Sire Stakes championship in a lifetime best effort in 1:49.1. Making the lead before the first turn, Priceless, in her second start for new trainer Julie Miller, went the distance in this event for 3-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Rockin' Image-Btwnyurheartnmine defeated Mystical Carrie (Trace Tetrick) by 1-1/2 lenghts in 1:49.1. Genie Rockwell (James Yoder) was a first-up third, never threatening the winner while beaten 4-1/4 lengths. 'I wanted to control the race,' Miller said. Priceless, from post position eight, did exactly that through spritely intervals of :25.3, :54.1 and 1:22.1. Owned by Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung, Priceless now sports a record of 23-9-2-2 and has banked $546,944. The filly was victorious in the Indiana Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing filly Super final and eighth in last year's Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old pacing fillies after winning her $25,000 elimination. Jk Going West and driver, trainer LeWayne Miller staged an impressive rally and found late racing room to get up in the final strides of the mile to capture the $270,000 Super Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Stopping the timer in 1:51.4, JK Going West was able to overcome post position nine and survived a judges' inquiry to get the victory. "I really wasn't sure why there was an inquiry, I was nervous but I didn't think I did anything wrong," Miller noted after the victory. "My colt had all kinds of pace so I knew I had to find some room and as soon as I did--he really paced strong to the wire." Owned in partnership by Bill Beechy and David Ferch, JK Going West recorded his third win from 11 seasonal outs. The son of JK Endofanera--Southwest pushed his lifetime bankroll to $224,558 with the victory. In the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings division, it was Clever Character and Sam Widger who were also able to overcome post position nine to best their rivals and pull the 9-1 upset in the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final. With a final time of 1:49.4, Clever Character dug in gamely late in the lane to get the victory and establish a new lifetime best in the process. "I've been watching this colt race for the last two seasons," Widger noted after the victory. "He's a very gritty colt. He doesn't need a perfect trip because he loves to hunt them down. The only problem when he clears them as quick as he did tonight is that he will wait on them. I am thankful to the connections for having confidence in me and letting me drive him." Trained by Ron Burke, Clever Character was recently acquired by the ownership partnership of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Frank Baldachino. The son of Tellitlikeitis--Ruby Delight recorded his third win of the season from 13 starts. Clever Character has now earned $375,965 lifetime. Tellmeaboutit (Peter Wrenn) added another Super Final score to his resume when he defeated a fast-closing Shamwow (LeWayne Miller) in 1:49 to capture the $76,000 Aged Pace. Ideal Ace (Stephen White) was third in the field of seven. After even-money favorite Little Rocket Man (Tim Tetrick) broke on the lead at the quarter pole through a first split of :26, Tellmeaboutit, who is conditioned by Alvin Miller, assumed that position and never looked back. The 4-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis-Portia Blue Chip established fractions of :54.2 and 1:22.1 prior to holding Shamwow at bay. Owned by Twila Harts and his trainer, the gelding now has a record of 41-15-10-9 and has earned $442,500. Rockin Nola (Joey Putnam) also added another Indiana Sires Stakes trophy to her collection after she was a convincing winner in the $50,000 Aged Mare Pace with driver Joey Putnam in the bike. Rockin Nola sped by leader Rockin Serena after the first quarter-mile in :26.2 to assume control and never looked back. She defeated It's Time For Fun (Kyle Wilfong) and Dojea Rita (Trace Tetrick) in 1:50.1 after setting fractions of :54.3 and 1:23.1. Owned by J P Racing and Suttons Bay Racing, the 4-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Gottogetoutmore, who is trained by Joe Putnam, now has a record of 41-20-9-4 and has amassed $547,907 during her career. This is her third Indiana championship victory as she won the both the 2 and 3-year-old contest for her sex and gait. 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. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park      

Anderson, IN--- On Friday (Oct. 16) Harrah's Hoosier Park hosted its annual Night of Champions. Worth $2.5 million, the power-packed 15-race card featured four $270,00 Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final contests for sophomore and freshmen trotters as well as two $70,000 events for older mares, stallions and geldings of the same gait. The victors were dual Indiana champions Grand Swan and Katkin American as well as newly crowned titleholders Bridge To Success, Swift Swanda, May Baby and Swan In Motion. Grand Swan (Lewayne Miller), glided to the finish line in front Morairtime (Jack Parker Jr.) and even-money favorite Compelling (Verlin Yoder) in the race for older female trotters. Grand Swan was content to sit in second out of the gate and remain in that position behind leader Morairtime through fractions of :28.1, :56.2 and 1:24.4. As the mares headed to the wire, Grand Swan soared past her rival and hit the wire in 1:53.1.   Trained by her pilot and owned by Never 2 Late Stable, Grand Swan Racing, Bruce Soulsby and Allen Weisenberg the 4-year-old daughter of Swan For All-Queen Mum is Breeders Crown eligible and now sports a career record of 38-21-5-5 and has earned $685,987 lifetime. Bridge To Success (John DeLong) captured the first $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final event for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings in a lifetime best 1:54.4 for conditioner Roger Welch. The full brother to fellow Indiana champion Bride To Jesse's defeated Brookview Bolt (Sam Widger) and Swingforthefences (Peter Wrenn). Bridge To Success settled in sixth position as the wings closed off the gate and stayed in that spot for the first half-mile after favored Brookview Bolt led the field of 10 with fractions of :28.1 and :57.3. The gelding began to advance at the three-quarter pole and was tracking from second entering the stretch. With a final panel of :27.2, Bridge To Success outfinished Brookview Bolt to collect the second win of his debut campaign. Owned by William DeLong, William Patrick DeLong and Welch, the gelding, who is sired by Jailhouse Jesse and out of Bridge To Nowhere, is now 7-2-2-1 and has amassed $160,675 in purse money. Breeders Crown eligible Katkin American (James Yoder) provided his driver, who also serves as his trainer, with one of three triumphs on the evening when he dominated his competition in the division for older male trotters. Bridge To Jesse's (John DeLong) was a valiant second with Martini Show (Sam Widger) lighting up the toteboard in third at odds of more than 50-1. Yoder placed Katkin American in third at the start as Breeders Crown winner Fiftydallarbill (Trace Tetrick) led the field of nine through the first quarter-mile in swift :26.1. The 5-year-old son of Guccio-Katkin decided to take command and after clicking off fractions of :56.1 and 1:24.1, the gelding stopped the clock in a sparkling 1:51.4. Owned by Brett Boyd Racing Inc., Katkin American appears to be rounding into top form and seeks to add a Breeders Crown trophy to his two pieces of Hoosier hardware. The gelding boosted his bankroll to $311,950 and has a career record of 21-12-8-0. "This horse had the freshest legs going into this race," Yoder said. "He is a class act and I can't say enough good things about him." Swift Swanda (Trace Tetrick) defeated Country Girl Charm (LeWayne Miller) by a neck in 1:55.2, a new career mark, to capture the title for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall was sixth for the first half of the contest as Queen Of All (Robert Taylor) led the field of 10 through the first panel in :27.1. Favored Shirley Goodness (Peter Wrenn) assumed command at the half-mile marker in :57.2. From there on in Swift Swanda steadily advanced with Country Girl Charm on her hooves to surge past Shirley Goodness who held for third. Owned by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the filly is now 10-6-1-1 and has banked $228,137. Swift Swanda is Breeders Crown eligible. "She's a pretty immature, green filly," Miller said. "She's really growing this year and just like Trace said she will make a great 3-year-old. Last week she relaxed a bit more in the turn and went off a bit. In the Kentuckiana (Stallion Management Stake on Sept. 9) she was too far back to get ahead. She's mainly been babied along because of immaturity." May Baby (James Yoder) collected her fourth consecutive victory en route to equaling the track record for her age, sex and gait in an impressive performance against nine sophomore rivals in the $270,000 Super Final for three-year-old trotting fillies. Also conditioned by Yoder, the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling bested last year's Indiana champion Rock Swan (Trace Tetrick) and Pretzel Party (Sam Widger) in 1:52.2. The filly sat in the garden spot as Rock Swan led the way in :27.2, :56 and 1:24.2. It appeared Rock Swan was going to hold her advantage to the finish line, but Yoder moved his charge to the inside and with an explosive turn of foot, May Baby flew past Rock Swan while easily widening her advantage to the wire. Owned by Cheyenne Yoder, May Baby was a finalist in last year's Breeders Crown and will contest that event again this season. She is now 20-13-3-1 and has earned $465,365. "She's small but she's got a big heart," Yoder said. "I kind of floated her out there to see where she would end up and it was on Rock Swan's back. She was a little on the right line so I went on the inside and it worked out. She is eligible for the Breeders Crown and if she comes out of this sound she will be there. My dad won the Breeders Crown a couple years ago (Verlin Yoder, Woodside Charm) so I'm hoping to follow in his footsteps." Swan In Motion (Ricky Macomber) overcame some traffic trouble to defeat Bluebird Deacon (Tim Tetrick) and Tj's Top Pick (Andy Miller) to become Indiana's 3-year-old colt and gelding trotting champion in 1:53.1. Trained by Macomber's wife, Jamie, the son of Swan For All-Keystone Sadie appeared to be locked in at the three-quarter pole in fifth place. As the field turned for home, Bluebird Deacon assumed the lead from Emma Town Bud after fractions of :27.3, :55.4 and 1:25.1. Emma Town Bud broke while on top and as the youngsters put in their bids to the wire, Swan In Motion proved best. Owned by M & M Racing and Norbert Maza, Swan In Motion is Breeders Crown eligible. He has a record of 21-8-7-2 and has collected $396,845 in purse money. "I always have confidence in this colt," Jamie said. "He has done nothing but make me happy. When he made that break (in the final of the sire stakes on Sept. 10) that was so uncharacteristic. We went above and beyond to get him to the winner's circle tonight. Ricky loves this colt more than anything, so he didn't to push him through his last qualifier. I promised him he would not run tonight and that was the most trot he has ever had. If it was up to me I would put him in the Breeders Crown, but I have to check with the owners on that." This year's Breeders Crown will be hosted for the second time in four years by Hoosier Park. The sport's championship events will commence on Oct. 23 and continue on Oct. 24 with eliminations. The finals for 2-year-olds will be held on Oct. 30 and the remaining finals will be on Oct. 31. 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. by Kimberly French, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

The deadline for potential supplements to the 3-year-old and older Breeders Crown races and for all eligible horses to declare in to the year-end harness racing championship events at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino occurs next week. Supplemental entries for 3-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12:00 noon [EDT], Monday, Oct. 19, in the race office of Harrah's Hoosier Park or at the Hambletonian Society offices in Cranbury, NJ. There are no supplements for 2-year-old races. All Breeders Crown eligible horses must declare in by 11:00 a.m. [EDT] Tuesday, Oct. 20. All eligible 3-year-olds have the option of entering the sophomore event to which they were nominated or an Open event. Supplemental declaration amounts are listed below. Click here for more instructions on supplementing: Supplemental Information Gtd. Purse Event Supplement $500,000 3-Year-Old Events $62,500 $500,000 Open Trot & Pace $62,500 $300,000 Open Mare Pace & Trot $31,250 The entrance fee is included in the supplemental amount. A minimum of half the amount of the supplemental fee, minus the entrance fee, will be added to the purse. This one-time supplemental payment also makes a horse eligible to all subsequent years' Breeders Crown events under the normal schedule of payments. You can access the Harrah's Hoosier Park Condition Sheet here: Harrahs-Hoosier-Park condition-sheets Eliminations, if needed, will occur for all two-year-olds and all three-year-old fillies on Friday, Oct. 23 with a post time of 6:30 pm. [EDT] Three-year-old colt and open eliminations, if needed, will race Saturday, Oct. 24, with a post time of 6:30 pm. [EDT] All eliminations will race for a minimum of $25,000. If there are eliminations, post positions in the Final will be determined by an open draw with the exception that Elimination winners in an order determined by lot, will draw for post positions number one (#1) through five (#5) in the final. All other finalists will be placed in an open draw for the remaining post positions. Any horse(s) that receive a bye into the Final will be in the open draw for post positions in the Final. All horses that start in the Final receive money. All 2-Year-Old races will be held Friday, Oct. 30 with an early post time of 6:00 p.m. [EDT]. All 3-Year-Old and Open events will race Saturday, Oct. 31, also with an early post of 6:00 p.m. [EDT] For more information and racing conditions click: Harrah's Hoosier Park Breeders Crown or call 609-371-2211. From the Hambletonian/Breeders Crown

Odds On Osiris will try to repeat as an Indiana Sire Stakes harness racing champion Friday at Harrah's Hoosier Park, where success could propel him to the Breeders Crown a week later when the event returns to Hoosier for the second time in four years.There is more than $2 million in purses Friday evening. A multiple Grand Circuit stakes winner in his career, Odds On Osiris topped this season's Indiana Sire Stakes standings for 3-year-old male pacers thanks to three wins and two seconds in the series. He heads to the final off back-to-back ISS victories, including a career-best 1:49.3 score last week at Hoosier. It was his first race since Sept. 18. "I thought he felt pretty good," driver Peter Wrenn said. "He handled that pretty easily. But it's racing and (Friday) is not going to be easy. Hopefully, the end result is good. He's a very nice horse. If everything goes right, he's got this week and if he comes out of it all right, we've got the Breeders Crown. "The only problem is I don't have enough of them (like him)," he added, laughing. "Other than that, everything is perfect." Odds On Osiris has won four of eight races this year and earned $249,780. He won the Carl Milstein Memorial in August and has been off the board only once, when started in the second tier and was fourth in the North America Cup final despite a :26.3 final quarter that was at least four-fifths of a second faster than the horses that finished ahead of him. "I thought he raced really well up there," said Wrenn, who watched Sylvain Filion drive the gelding in Canada because of international travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. "He was charging at the end. That's just part of racing." For his career, Odds On Osiris has won 11 of 18 races and $593,675. He is trained by Wrenn's wife, Melanie. "It's quite a transition from (age) 2 to 3 and not all horses step up to the plate," Peter Wrenn said. "He did. I couldn't be any happier with him." Another horse looking to repeat as an Indiana Sire Stakes champion is 3-year-old female trotter Rock Swan. The Erv Miller-trained filly has won five of 10 races this season and hit the board in every start despite battling foot issues. She competed in all seven preliminary legs of the sire stakes, posting four victories and three seconds. For her career, she has won 14 of 21 races and been worse than second only once. "We've been playing with her shoes to get her a little better and hopefully she'll be on key," Miller said. "She trained really nice (Tuesday) morning. Hopefully, she'll be good to go on Friday night and then move on to the Breeders Crown. She's got May Baby to beat and she hasn't beaten her in their last couple starts. Hopefully, she'll be a little better Friday." May Baby, a Breeders Crown finalist in 2019 after finishing second to Rock Swan in the Indiana championship, has won six of nine races this year and brings a three-race win streak to Friday's start. She equaled the Hoosier Park track record for a 3-year-old trotting filly, 1:52.2, in her most recent triumph. "She's in top form," said James Yoder, who trains and drives the filly. "Hopefully, she will stay like that for the next several weeks. Three more weeks like that would be OK with me. "I've been pretty happy with her year. We had some foot issues (in August) and it took a few weeks to figure it out. It's been smooth sailing since then." Yoder also hopes to send Katkin American, an Indiana Sire Stakes finalist in the event for older male trotters, to the Breeders Crown. The 5-year-old gelding, a Hoosier track-record-setter at 3 who missed his entire 4-year-old season, has been lightly raced due to injuries. He has 11 wins and eight seconds in 20 career starts. "We've been aiming him for October," Yoder said. "We've been aiming for it all year." Miller, too, has additional Breeders Crown hopefuls, including Swift Swanda. She has won five of nine races this year and topped the ISS standings for 2-year-old female trotters. "She's a big, strong filly," Miller said. "She's just a little immature still this year. She just needs to mature. I think she'll make a great 3-year-old." Other Indiana Sire Stakes finalists eligible to the Breeders Crown include 2-year-old male pacers JK Going West, Brookview Bullet, and Virgo; 2-year-old female pacer Somethingbeautiful; 2-year-old male trotter Brookview Bolt; 3-year-old female pacer Priceless; 3-year-old male trotters Swan In Motion and Emma Town Bud; older female trotters Compelling, Custom Cantab, and Grand Swan; older female pacer Rockin Nola; older male trotters Bridge To Jesse's, Fiftydallarbill, and It's A Herbie; and older male pacer Little Rocket Man. Fiftydallarbill was a Breeders Crown champion at age 2, in 2017 at Hoosier Park. He was one of three Indiana stars, with Hannelore Hanover and Beckhams Z Tam, to win a Breeders Crown that year at Hoosier. This year's Breeders Crown eliminations will be Oct. 23 and Oct. 24. The finals for 2-year-olds will be Oct. 30 and the remaining finals will be Oct. 31. "I think there will be a lot more local trainers enter this year than the first time (the Breeders Crown) was here," Yoder said. "I think a lot of them noticed how good the Indiana-breds did the first time and I think a lot more nominated into it this year knowing it was going to be at Hoosier again." Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) at Hoosier Park. For Friday's complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

ANDERSON, IN  - With the Championship Season well under way, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is preparing for the $250,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals on Friday, October 16. Heralded as Hoosier Champions Night, the super finals are the culmination of the Indiana Sires Stakes season, where the top ten point earners of each division will compete for the highest honors in Indiana harness racing. Each season brings a variety of spectacles from division to division. Fans see the excitement of new two-year-olds, see which three-year-old rivalries are still sharp as well as see how those in the aged ranks make their transition and compete against some more seasoned company. Some of Indiana's biggest names grabbed Super Final wins, with Freaky Feet Pete and Hannelore Hanover as examples. One freshman that has caught the crowd's eye, the betting public's eye at least, sent off as the post time favorite in seven of eight starts, is two-year-old pacing filly Somethingbeautiful. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand as amassed a bankroll of $179,750 in only eight starts. Her win record may be more impressive, though, as she is undefeated in Indiana Sires Stakes action and only holds one second-place finish in the $200,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management. Somethingbeautiful is trained by Delaware native Dylan Davis, who has already earned over $1 million in purses this year. Regular pilot LeWayne Miller is one of the top ten drivers at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Not only is Somethingbeautiful the division's points leader, she is the only Indiana Sires Stakes competitor entering the Super Finals undefeated in stakes action. For the freshmen colts, son of JK Endofanera-Kats Treasure, What's Your Beef, is dominating the standings with a 62 point lead. Kicking off his two-year-old campaign with four straight victories, two of those being sires stakes, he has never finished off the board. He boasts a lifetime bankroll of $113,315, the highest bankroll of the division. The colt's regular pilot Trace Tetrick has held the leading driver spot at Harrah's Hoosier Park for the past six straight years. Brian Brown of Ohio trains What's Your Beef for owners W J Donovan, Joe Sbrocco, Kirk Nichols and JAF Racing. Even with the win streak broken, the pacer still boasts a record of 9-6-1-2. With a lifetime mark of 1:51:3, he also competes as one of the fastest in his division. On the trotting side, two-year-old Breckenridge leads the ranks, the runner-up's score over 60 points behind. Bred by Dan Shelter and Sawgrass Farms, Shetler owns, trains and drives the gelding, steering him to the winner's circle for five of his eight starts. Breckenridge not only recently surpassed $100,000 in earnings as a freshman, but holds the highest bankroll for his division at $105,882. Breckenridge recently added another win to his current streak, now holding a four race win streak, all four wins in Indiana Sires Stakes. He's lowered his lifetime mark in each of his last five starts, the current clocking at 1:55:2. Breckenridge enters the Super Final with a win record 8-5-1-0 for owners Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables. Three-year-old pacing gelding Odds On Osiris looks to claim back-to-back Super Final wins after a dominant freshman career. Grabbing wins in The Fox Stake and The Madison County at two, the Wrenn team of driver Peter and trainer Melanie kicked off his sophomore career with sights set beyond Indiana. He was victorious in the $250,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park. North of the border, Odds on Osiris was second in the elimination for the $760,000 North American Cup and finished fourth in the final. Back in action on his home turf, Odds On Osiris immediately picked up a win in the sixth round of stakes action for three-year-old pacing geldings. He holds the highest bankroll for the division by a margin of over $200,000 and has won three of seven of his sophomore starts. Along with earning that impressive $593,675 bankroll for owner Odds On Racing, Odds On Osiris currently holds the two-year-old pacing gelding Harrah's Hoosier Park track record at 1:53:3. Bred by Merlie Schwartz, the son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover shows a lifetime record of 18-11-3-2. Hoosier Champions is set for Friday, October 16 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. With $2 million in purses, it will serve as the richest night the Indiana program this season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m. Harrah's Hoosier Park races on a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. The 2020 season will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown, slated for Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. For more information, please visit harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN-- October 13, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and 2020 Breeders Crown Presenting Sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership are pleased to announce the results of a special harness racing auction that was held on Tuesday, October 6 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion as part of the 2020 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. The auction featured 2021 breedings to Father Patrick, Greenshoe, JK Endofanera, Swan For All, Tall Dark Stranger, and Walner. Exceeding expectations, a total of $105,000 in funds was raised through the auction. The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the auction including Kountry Lane Standardbreds, Blue Chip Bloodstock, Caviart Farms, Northwood Bloodstock for Richard Fry, Kentuckiana Farms, and The Stable.ca who successfully purchased breedings. "I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the industry participants who have once again so generously supported the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge," said Marvin Katz, speaking on behalf of the Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, which is the official presenting sponsor of the Breeders Crown at Harrah's Hoosier Park, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. "The entire Harrah's Hoosier Park team must be acknowledged, applauded, and thanked for their tireless commitment under today's challenging environment to host this year's Breeders Crown. We all look forward to celebrating Breeders Crown weekend at Hoosier Park. Well done everyone.". The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge launched in September and features four teams consisting of a celebrity, a charity of their choosing, and an award-winning three-year-old pacing colt. In addition to the stallion breeding auction, funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge will also be generated by donations through a Glamour Boy Challenge in the 3-year-old pacing colt division, in which the partnerships will donate 1% of their horse earnings through November 1. Harrah's Hoosier Park and Libfeld-Katz are partnering with the four Indiana celebrities to raise funds for their respective charities, and the challenge will be centered around a Facebook poll and social engagement. Each celebrity's charity will receive a donation, but the celebrity-charity duo with the highest votes on the Facebook poll will receive a majority of the funds raised. To cast your vote, click here. The 2020 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge Lineup is as follows: Celebrity & Charity Teams Indianapolis Colt, Super Bowl Champ, & Pro Bowl Alum, Jeff Saturday - Hoosier Burn Camp - http://hoosierburncamp.org/ Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch - AWS Foundation of Indiana -https://awsfoundation.org/ Former Indiana Basketball Player & Indianapolis Sports Radio Personality Dan Dakich - The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment - https://giving.purdue.edu/s/1461/1010/19/interior.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1010&pgid=9633 WTHR Indianapolis News Anchor, Julia Moffitt - Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Inc. - https://www.morningdovetrc.org/ by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.—October 9, 2020—Sophomore pacers of both sexes took to their final leg of preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday, October 9 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With harness racing victories from Genie Rockwell and Grace Rocks for the fillies and Odds On Osiris and Clever Character for the geldings, each winner went off as the post time favorite. The first event saw Genie Rockwell rebounding in stakes action in 1:51:3. James Yoder guided his trainee to the winner’s circle for the fourth time out of 11 starts for her sophomore season. When the gate opened and the field fought for early position, Genie Rockwell settled into a spot mid-pack in fourth. She followed the leaders through opening fractions of :26:3 and :54:1. Passing the halfway mark, Genie Rockwell made a move on the leaders, reaching the second spot at the third quarter in 1:23:0. As the field reached the stretch, it became a cavalry charge to the wire. Through the pack, Genie Rockwell surged ahead of her competitors on the grandstand side, reaching the wire two lengths in front. Rock It Out with Brandon Bates rallied late in the lane from sixth to second while Odds On Madison held on for third. Genie Rockwell paid $3.00 to win at the betting windows. “That was her first win being first over,” Yoder noted. “There was early speed in the race and once Trace took the lead, I wanted to give her a breather in the pocket before making a move. She definitely showed her class tonight.” Notching lifetime win number six out of 20, Genie Rockwell now sports a lifetime bankroll of $124,545 for owner Marlin Fry. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Norma Rockwell was bred by Glen Hershberger and Marlin Lehman. The second filly to have a photo taken in the winner’s circle was the Britney Dillon trainee Grace Rocks. Grace Rocks overcame her competitors in near gate-to-wire fashion with a commanding lead on the field. Grace Rocks spent the :26:2 first quarter of the race waiting in third for driver Joey Putnam to give her the green light to make a move. Before the half in :54:1, she moved outside and secured just over a length lead on the pack. She continued to hold the lead through the third quarter in 1:23:0. As the field turned for home, Grace Rocks began to bolster her lead, leaving her competitors to battle for minor spoils. Handily crossing the wire in 1:50:0, Grace Rocks finished three lengths to the good. She was followed by Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick, who staged a late rally from last to second while Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting held her mid-pack spot to finish third. Grace Rocks paid $3.60 to win. Grace Rocks now holds a win record of 18-9-2-2 and a lifetime bankroll of $232,310. The daughter of Rockin Image-Cosmic Grace is owned by Howard Taylor. The filly was bred by Victory Hill Farms. The first round of stakes action for the colts brought Odds On Osiris to the winner’s circle for back-to-back stakes wins. Peter Wrenn drove the gelding to record a new lifetime mark of1:49:3. As the wings of the gate opened, Odds On Osiris found a comfortable spot in fifth, remaining in that position through the opening quarter of :27:2. While Caribbean Escape with John DeLong made a move for the lead following Sawyer’s Desire with Trace Tetrick, it was Caribbean Escape that clocked the half in :55:0, followed by Sawyer’s Desire and the now attacking Odds On Osiris. Having acquired the lead at the third quarter in 1:22:0, Odds On Osiris began to further distance himself from the field in the stretch. When he crossed with wire, he was three lengths in front, paying $2.80 to win. Sawyer’s Desire dug in for second while Caribbean Escape held on for third. Odds On Osiris, the son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover, now holds a $593,675 lifetime bankroll with a 18-11-3-2 record. The Melanie Wrenn trainee was bred by Merlie Schwartz. Odds On Osiris is owned by Odds On Racing. The final stakes favorite to grab a win was Ron Burke trainee Clever Character. The gelding earned his second win from12 starts in 2020, boosting his lifetime bankroll to $240,965. Odds On Osiris                                  -Dean Gillette Photography While Island Of The Sea with Michael Oosting grabbed the early lead and held it through the first quarter in :27:2, Clever Character with Sam Widger grabbed a spot mid-pack, getting ready to make his move. By the half in :55:2, Clever Character was out and on the attack and was matching strides with the leader at the third station in 1:22:4. Turning for home, Clever Character wrestled the lead away from Island Of The Sea and paced strong to the wire. Clever Character stopped the timer in 1:50:2, equaling his lifetime mark. Frankiepark got up for second while Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates staged a late rally from the back of the pack to claim third. Clever Character paid $4.60 to win for his betting backers. Clever Character has now earned eight wins out of 21 starts for owners Burke Racing Stable & Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino and Larry Karr.  The son of Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight was bred by Freedom Hill Farms. Each of the evening’s divisional winners successfully earned a spot to compete in the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals slated for Friday, October 16 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With purses over the $2 million dollar mark, the annual Hoosier Champions Night will provide an exciting conclusion to the 2020 Indiana Sires Stakes season.   Rose Flood  |  Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, IN - Sophomore pacing fillies were featured in their sixth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday, September 26 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With two $32,500 divisions, the competitive division was put to the test with the divisional points leaders mixed into separate fields. The night's winners, Mystical Carrie and Grace Rocks, both provided rebound performances after playing second best in their previous stakes attempts. The stakes action kicked off with divisional points leader Mystical Carrie performing in almost gate-to-wire fashion. The Erv Miller trainee cinched another win in stakes action in 1:51:1.   Western Sierra with Sam Widger followed the gate as it opened, leaving Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick sitting in the pocket. The leader remained unchallenged through the opening quarter in :27:2 while Mystical Carrie waited for the right moment to make a move. Not long later, Tetrick gave Mystical Carrie the green light and she quickly took command before the half in :55:1 and continued on the lead through the 1:23:4 third quarter. As the field reached the stretch, Mystical Carrie began to bolster her lead on the field. With a :27.2 final quarter, she crossed the wire two lengths in front of Western Sierra. Seventimesacharm with John DeLong utilized a ground saving trip to get up for third. Mystical Carrie paid $3.20 to win at the betting windows. "The wind was strong tonight so I figured I'd have to ask her for a little bit more," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "She's a great filly-versatile and shows up every day." The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Mystical Victress, Mystical Carrie has now won eight of 19 starts. She now sports a lifetime bankroll of $136,678 for Mystical Marker Farms, who also bred the filly. In the second division, Grace Rocks utilized similar tactics and went gate-to-wire in 1:49:4. With Joey Putnam at the lines, the filly found the winner's circle for the ninth time in 18 lifetime starts. As the gate opened, Grace Rocks immediately moved to the front from post four while Genie Rockwell with James Yoder grabbed the pocket seat. Grace Rocks led the field uncontested through fractions of :27:0, :54:3 and 1:23:0. As the fillies turned for home, Grace Rocks was finally challenged as Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting rallied from fifth. Despite a strong rally from Somebodyslilly, Grace Rocks reached the wire first, two lengths to the good. Somebodyslilly settled for second while Genie Rockwell held on for third. Grace Rocks paid $5.80 to win.   The Britney Dillon trainee has now won 3 of 9 seasonal starts. The daughter of Rockin Image-Cosmic Grace and was bred by Victory Hill Farms. Grace Rocks boasts a lifetime bankroll of $216,310 for owner Howard Taylor. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN--- They had eight high quality harness racing rivals including world champion Guardian AS, Breeders Crown victor Fiftydallarbill, Indiana champions Custom Cantab and Bridge To Jesse’s and defending champion Lindy The Great but it all came down to Atlanta and Gimpanzee on Friday (Sept. 5) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in the $150,000 Caesar’s Trotting Classic. The mare and stallion did not disappoint as two of the most talented horses in the sport engaged in a scintillating stretch duel in which Gimpanzee narrowly prevailed.  Immediately subsequent to the wings of the gate unfolding, Guardian AS (Tim Tetrick) assumed control from post position nine but he would only remain in that position after a first quarter in a spritely :26.3. That is when David Miller decided to steer Atlanta from sixth straight to the lead. The 5-year-old daughter of Chapter Seven appeared to relish the opportunity to obtain the lead and did not demonstrate any evidence of relinquishing that advantage as she led the field through fractions of :55 and 1:22.4 through the final turn.   Atlanta, however, was about to realize Gimpanzee and Brian Sears had other plans.    Gimpanzee was the slight favorite over the 2018 Hambletonian winner and settled in third for the first quarter mile after starting from post position six. When Atlanta moved to the front, Gimpanzee followed her hoofprints and around the track, biding his time based on Sears’ guidance as to when he should find his best stride.   As these two horses made trotted their way to the finish line it appeared Atlanta would preserve until with roughly a 1/16 of a mile remained Gimpanzee began to inch ever closer. Would he catch the $425, 600 Maple Leaf Trot winner? After all, she had got the best of him in that event when he came home third.  As the mare dug in it seemed she would do so once again. Yet Gimpanzee continued to advance as did Lindy The Great (Andy Miller), but it was clearly a two-horse race. Gimpanzee then drew alongside Atlanta and in a flash was in front. On this occasion, it would be he and not the mare who would visit the winner’s circle at the Anderson oval. Gimpanzee recorded a final time of 1:51.2 as did Atlanta but his :28.1 final panel compared to her :28.3 final quarter mile proved to be the difference.   Lindy The Great held off a fast closing Crystal Fashion (Jordan Stratton) for the show spot.  “He wasn’t 100 up in Canada but he wasn’t as sharp as he was all year,” said Marcus Melander, Gimpanzee’s trainer. “I wanted to qualify him last week to see if he was back to normal and I brought him here because he was. This worked out for his schedule. He has Lexington in two weeks and then the Breeders Crown. The track was good here today and I’m thrilled to be back in a month or so. He always gets the job done, he can race down Atlanta like he did today. She’s an amazing filly but today we beat her and we’re happy about that.”  Officials with Harrah's Hoosier Park present the winning trophy to the connections of Gimpanzee.    -- Photo courtesy of Dean Gillette Photography. Owned by Courant Inc. and S R F Stable, Dan Patch Award winner and dual Breeders Crown champion Gimpanzee now has collected $2.48 million during his career and after an undefeated freshman campaign his record is now 31-21-2-3.   He paid $3.60 to win with Atlanta providing $3.20 to place. Lindy The Great was $3.40 to show.   Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 26. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31.  For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.     By: Kimberly French, for Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

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

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 24, 2020-Three-year-old trotting colts & geldings were the highlight of Thursday, September 24's harness racing card at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With a competitive field of ten behind the gate, it was Dude Included who dug in to win the sixth leg of stakes action for the sophomore trotters, earning the Trent Stohler trainee his second stakes win in 1:54:4. When the gate opened John DeLong guided Dude Included to find a spot along the rail in third. TJ's Top Pick and Trace Tetrick carved out fractions of :27:4 and :57:1 while Dude Included waited patiently for a chance to move in on the leader. Not long after the half, Speedball Swagger with LeWayne Miller moved first-over and Bluebird Deacon with Jay Cross grabbed the cover to advance positions. The battle for the lead heightened through the third quarter in 1:26:4, Speed Ball Swagger was able to wear down TJ's Top Pick but Dude Included was winding up to strike. Speed Ball Swagger and Bluebird Deacon were slugging it out on the front but it was Dude Included who was widest of all and surged ahead for the win. Bluebird Deacon dug in gamely for second and Speed Ball Swagger in third. Dude Included paid $6.40 to win at the betting windows. "The team does a great job taking care of him," Stohler noted. "I think he races best if he has a target to aim for, which worked out beautifully tonight. He hasn't done a thing wrong." Dude Included has now won four of ten lifetime starts, sporting a lifetime bankroll of $184,395 for owner Benjamin Graber. The son of Class Included-Celebrity Faith was bred by Lester Beechy. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 25 and will present the third edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic, as well as several additional Grand Circuit events. Heralded as Breeders Crown Preview Night, the evening will feature over $1.2 million in purses to be distributed along with several promotions for guests. The night will also feature several guaranteed wagers including $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta for the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, a $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta for the Caesars Trotting Classic and a $15,000 in the final race of the night. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood | Race Marketing & Operations Admin

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

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