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ANDERSON, IN - Three-year-old pacing fillies took center stage in the fifth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday, September 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Genie Rockwell turned in impressive performances to capture their respective harness racing divisions. The action kicked off with Somebodyslilly playing the role of post-time favorite and making good on her 1/9 favoritism to find the winner's circle in 1:50. Somebodyslilly equaled her established best and recorded her fifth consecutive victory with the win. When the wings of the gate opened, Brandon Bates guided Rock It Out immediately to the front, while Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting opted to wait in third through the first quarter in :26:4. Approaching the half mile mark, Oosting moved Somebodyslilly to attack from first-over, passing the half in :55:0. Remaining unchallenged through the third quarter in 1:23:3, Somebodyslilly remained ahead of the field by a little over a length. As the field turned for home, Grace Rocks with Joey Putnam moved from last and were charging hard the leader. Though Grace Rocks found an impressive final quarter of :25:3, Somebodyslilly held her at bay, crossing the wire in 1:50:0. Grace Rocks settled for second while Maggie Rhee with Ricky Macomber Jr. moved from mid-pack for third. Somebodyslilly paid $2.20 to win.   "I decided I didn't want to push her too hard so I waited until the quarter to move her down the backside," Oosting noted after the win. "Someone would've had to really challenge her to get by at that point. She seems to be really finding herself right now. I'm hoping that she continues to race this well." Somebodyslilly is owned, trained and was bred by Eli Schwartz. The daughter of Time To Roll-Somebody's Artist has now won seven of 17 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $130,100. The second division saw a 7-1 upset by Genie Rockwell, who turned in an impressive effort to lower her lifetime mark by over a second to 1:49:0. With trainer/driver James Yoder at the lines, Genie Rockwell paid $16.20 to win. As the gate opened, even money favorite Priceless with Brandon Bates grabbed the lead with Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick opting for the pocket trip. Genie Rockwell with James Yoder settled in third, while the field remained in straight formation through fractions of :27:2, :54:2 and 1:22:0. As the field turned for home, Priceless was still on top but Genie Rockwell was not going to hand over a victory. Surging forward, Genie Rockwell found racing room up the inside and was matching strides with a tiring Priceless. Saving her best for last, Genie Rockwell overcame Priceless by a length stopping the clock in 1:49:0. Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick rallied from the grandstand side, digging in gamely for second while Priceless held on for third.   "The trip worked out great for her but I did have to ask her to pace in the stretch," Yoder noted after the victory. "She's a lot better with faster fractions in front of her. She can be a bit of a handful with a lot of sass, but she's an absolute sweetheart when she wins a race; she definitely knows when she wins a race." The daughter of Always A Virgin-Norma Rockwell was bred by Glen Hershberger and Marlin Fry. With tonight's win, Genie Rockwell has won five of 18 lifetimes starts and surpassed the $100,000 with a new lifetime bankroll of $104,455 for owner Marlin Fry. With Friday's Pick-5 sequence going unsolved, producing a $2,366.37 carryover, the Pick-5 pool will be guaranteed at $10,000. Racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, September 12 with both an Open Trot and an Open Pace. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park    

Anderson, IN-- September 4, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and 2020 Breeders Crown Presenting Sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership will officially kick off the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge the week of September 7, benefiting four non-profit organizations represented by local Indiana celebrities including Indianapolis Colt alum Jeff Saturday, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indianapolis sports radio personality Dan Dakich, and Emmy award-winning WTHR Indianapolis news anchor Julia Moffitt. The challenge will culminate on Breeders Crown weekend, set for October 30 and 31. Funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge will be generated by donations from major Standardbred breeding and racing partnerships through a Glamour Boy Challenge in the 3-year-old pacing colt division, in which the partnerships will donate 1% of their horse earnings through November 1. The additional funds will be raised through the donation of a 2021 breeding to several of the industry's top stallions at the 2020 Lexington Yearling Sale on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:45 p.m. Harrah's Hoosier Park and Libfeld-Katz are partnering with the four Indiana celebrities to raise funds for their respective charities, and the challenge will be centered around a Facebook poll and social engagement. Each celebrity's charity will receive a donation, but the celebrity-charity duo with the highest votes on the Facebook poll will receive a majority of the funds raised. The 2020 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge Lineup is as follows: Celebrity & Charity Teams Indianapolis Colt, Super Bowl Champ, & Pro Bowl Alum, Jeff Saturday - Hoosier Burn Camp - http://hoosierburncamp.org/ Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch - AWS Foundation of Indiana -https://awsfoundation.org/ Former Indiana Basketball Player & Indianapolis Sports Radio Personality Dan Dakich - The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment - https://giving.purdue.edu/s/1461/1010/19/interior.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1010&pgid=9633 WTHR Indianapolis News Anchor, Julia Moffitt - Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Inc. -https://www.morningdovetrc.org/ Glamour Boy Challenge - Donation of 1% of Earnings Through November 1, 2020 Tall Dark Stranger - Crawford Farms, Marvin Katz, Caviart Farms, Howard Taylor, and Trainer Nancy Takter Odds on Osiris - Odds on Racing, Dana Parham, Trainer Melanie Wrenn Top Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt - Tony Alagna Stable Top Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt - Ron Burke Stable Lexington Yearling Sale Auction - Donation of 2021 Breeding Fee Father Patrick - Father Patrick Syndicate, Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek Farms Swan For All - Swan for All Syndicate and Bobby Brady of Kentuckiana Farms Walner - Walner Syndicate and David Reid of Preferred Marketing Greenshoe - Greenshoe Syndicate and Dr Bridgette Jablonsky of Hanover Shoe Farm Tall Dark Stranger - Crawford Farms, Marvin Katz, Caviart Farms, Howard Taylor JK Endofanera - Victory Hill Farms, and Bob Boni of Northwood Bloodstock The 2019 Breeders Crown, hosted at Woodbine-Mohawk, raised more than $282,000 in the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge with Libfeld-Katz at the helm, and the 2020 goal is to exceed that figure. The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series designed to decide year-end honors and draws the year's best Standardbred race horses from across North America to compete against one another. The event brings together the greatest harness racing equine athletes in the world as they square off in different age divisions based on the horses' sex and gait (trot or pace). More information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, including the Charity Challenge, event FAQ, and Breeders Crown experience availability can be found at www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com, and will be updated regularly. by Kiersten Flint, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

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

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

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

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 27, 2020 -- A pair of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for harness racing two-year-old pacing fillies were showcased at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, August 27 and brought forth impressive performances from the freshman fillies. Somethingbeautiful and Hot Mess Express each won their respective $40,500 divisions and did so with authority to deliver as the heavy betting favorites. After suffering the first loss of her young career in the last round of stakes action, Hot Mess Express rebounded gamely and was the fastest divisional winner with a 1:52 open length score. With driver Sam Widger at the lines, Hot Mess Express made her game winning move down the backside and never looked back. Leaving from post two, Hot Mess Express settled along the rail in third while DP Spookytooth and Michael Oosting reached the front through the opening quarter in :27.1. Widger gave Hot Mess Express the green light and she powered up to take the lead just before the half in :55.2. With a two length lead at the three-quarters in 1:24, Hot Mess Express simply paced away from her competition. With a :28 final panel, Hot Mess Express coasted to the wire under a hand drive from Widger to finish six and a half lengths in front of Uncut Gem and Joey Putnam. Sassy Cindy and Peter Wrenn rallied well late to finish third. Hot Mess Express returned $2.10 at the betting windows. Trained by Jamaica Patton, the daughter of Panther Hanover--My Heart Was True recorded her fourth win from five lifetime outings. Hot Mess Express pushed her lifetime bankroll to $56,125 for owner Sam Bowie. In the opening division of the stakes action, Somethingbeautiful continued her winning ways and turned in another dominant performance to score in 1:53. With regular pilot LeWayne Miller in the sulky, Somethingbeautiful switched up her tactics and opted for a trip off the pace to deliver as the heavy 1-9 favorite. Unhurried from the gate, Somethingbeautiful eased off the gate to find a spot along the rail in fifth while a host of others left aggressively. Ever Rocking and Brandon Bates were the first to get a call through the opening quarter in :28 and lead the field to the half in :56.4. Somethingbeautiful remains undefeated in four starts this season When the field reached the three-quarters in 1:25.2, Miller had Somethingbeautiful first-over and on the attack. Utilizing a :27 final quarter, Somethingbeautiful sprinted past her competitors and finished five lengths to the good. Baci Baci and Ricky Macomber Jr. utilized a pocket trip to finish second while Skyway Brittney and Sam Widger rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 1-9, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.10 at the betting windows. With the win, Somethingbeautiful recorded her fourth straight victory and remains undefeated in four lifetime starts. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand is trained by Dylan Davis and owned in partnership by Howard Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo. Somethingbeautiful now sports a lifetime bankroll of $64,500. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 28 with two $42,000 divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool on the last race of the program. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 21, 2020 - Lifetime marks were lowered in two $34,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action featured on the evening's 13-race harness racing card on Friday, August 21 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings' turn to tussle, and the fourth round of action brought victories from both a favorite and a price, Crook Boyzz and Family Recipe respectively. Both sophomore geldings bested their own lifetime marks by almost a full second. Kicking off the stakes action for the night, Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates found the winner's circle in a near gate-to-wire fashion. As the field passed the start pole, Frankiepark with Ricky Macomber Jr. grabbed the early lead while Tar Zan Dan with Sam Widger sat in the pocket. Crook Boyzz found a spot toward the back of the pack, but didn't stay there for long as he maneuvered around his competitors from fifth to first just after the first quarter in :26:2. Clocking fractions of :54:2 and 1:22:0, Crook Boyzz bolstered his lead on the field, handily pacing toward the finish. With a lead of four lengths, Crook Boyzz crossed the wire in 1:50:1, besting his previous mark of 1:51. Northern Cadilac with Joey Putnam staged a late rally for second, while Nassau Desire with Trace Tetrick dug in to claim third. Crook Boyzz paid $4.80 to win at the betting windows. "He seems very versatile," Bates noted after the victory. "Taking him right off the gate ended up not being his best spot so I moved him early and he was really strong from there. He drives nicely but doesn't like to stand around afterward; He likes to keep moving." Crook Boyzz, who was lightly raced as a two-year-old, has now won four of 11 lifetime starts, sporting a lifetime bankroll of $44,480 for owners John Esposito, Robert Esposito and Brett Selby, who also trains the gelding. The son of Always A Virgin-Magic moments was bred by Wilber Lengacher. The second division of the stakes action saw a 9-1 upset from Family Recipe who took advantage of a pocket trip to dig in gamely for a 1:49:4 win. Driven by LeWayne Miller, who also trains and co-owns the gelding, Family Recipe found late racing room to get the win by two lengths. The heavily favored Island Of The Sea with Trace Tetrick had his nose on the gate as it opened, followed closely by Family Recipe. Through fractions of :26:1, :54:2 and 1:22:2, Family Recipe sat patiently in the pocket while the rest of the field raced nose-to-tail. As the pacers turned for home, Family Recipe tipped from the pocket and was matching strides with Island Of The Sea. Utilizing the passing lane, Family Recipe surged ahead and reached the wire in 1:49:4 while Island Of The Sea settled for second. Sawyer's Desire with Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied late in the stretch to finish in third. With the upset, Family Recipe paid $21.80 to win for his betting backers. "I think he races best off the helmet, but he's quick and very handy," Miller noted after the win. "He's been racing well all year, even with tougher trips. He's also a barn favorite-very playful and friendly." Family Recipe upsets the field paying $21.80 to win The son of Always A Virgin-Tia Maria Hanover has now won four of 18 lifetime starts. With the win, Family Recipe surpassed the $100,000 mark in purse earnings, bringing his lifetime bankroll to $115,480. Miller co-owns Family Recipe with Arnold Manders, Joseph Vieria and the Never 2 Late Stables. He was bred by Lyndar Stables. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, August 22 with two $32,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. The card will also feature an Open Trot and an Open Pace. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Rose Flood | Race Marketing & Operations Admin

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

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

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

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

ANDERSON, IN - Preparations are underway for the 27th edition of the $225,000 est. Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With the feature race set to go off Friday, August 14, a live virtual post draw will be held Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. on various Harrah's Hoosier Park social media outlets. Adhering to CDC guidelines, the draw will take place on the Terrace Showroom Stage in a socially distanced manner. Harrah's Hoosier Park's premier race kicked off in 1994 with a victory from Ready To Rumble with Trevor Ritchie at the lines. The event has seen many notable moments such as Sweet Lou setting the overall track standard of 1:47:2 in 2014, the wonder from down under Lazarus N making his North American Debut a winning one in 2018 and co-fastest horse in the world, Lather Up, equal Sweet Lou's 2014 record. 34 horses and geldings are eligible for the 27th edition of the Dan Patch Stakes, including some names familiar to Indiana Racing fans such as now four-year-olds Little Rocket Man, Shamwow and Tellmeaboutit. The Dan Patch Stakes is the highlight of Dan Patch Festival Weekend Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15. Both nights will feature entertainment for both the casual and serious racing fans in a variety of forms. To complement the Dan Patch Stakes, Friday's festivities will include music from DJ Alex B, a free Dan Patch mask with the purchase of a $3.00 Dan Patch commemorative program and a Dan Patch water bottle giveaway to the first 500 Caesars Rewards members. Indiana radio personality Laura Steele, as well as guest handicapper and racing analyst Peter Lurie, will be present for the race. Saturday will see live circus performances roaming around the property as well as a competitive live racing card. The Dan Patch Stakes kicks off The Championship Season at Harrah's Hoosier Park, where the latter half of the meet is accented by the best in Grand Circuit Racing such as the third edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic and the Monument Circle Pace. The 2020 Championship Season will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown on October 30 and 31. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 5, 2020 -- Indiana Sires Stakes action rolled on at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 5 as two divisions for the harness racing freshman pacing fillies and two divisions for the freshman trotting colts were featured on the evening's 14-race card. The betting favorites delivered in three of the four divisions as the two-year-old competitors squared off in the second round of their six round series. The only upset of the night was found in the opening division for two-year-old pacing fillies as DP Spookytooth and Michael Oosting pulled the slight upset to get the win by the head. Stopping the timer in 1:53.4, DP Spookytooth converted a second-over trip into a maiden breaking win. DP Spookytooth sat fourth through the early stages of the mile while Soul Kitchen and Trace Tetrick dictated fractions of :26.4, :56.1 and 1:25.3. When the field turned for home, Oosting had DP Spookytooth well placed second-over and when he tipped the filly off cover, she used a :28 closing panel to get the win by a head over Martha Bigrig and Jared Seekman. Sent off at odds of 9-2, DP Spookytooth returned $11.60 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Bill Webb, DP Spookytooth recorded her first win from five lifetime outs. The daughter of Tellitlikeitis--Straitequilanite has now earned $30,280 in her young career for owners Diamond D P Standardbreds. Somethingbeautiful and LeWayne Miller extended their win streak to three in the second split for pacing fillies after a decisive gate to wire effort. Stopping the timer in 1:52.2, Somethingbeautiful established a new lifetime best and remains undefeated in three starts. Leaving from post two, Miller sent his filly to the front through the opening quarter in :27.3. Odds On Dead Heat and Peter Wrenn benefitted from a pocket trip while Hot Mess Express and Sam Widger sat third. Approaching the three-quarters in 1:25.4, Somethingbeautiful drifted out in the turn but Miller was able to quickly get her back on course. Using a :26.3 closing kick, Somethingbeautiful paced strong to the wire and repelled a late surge from Hot Mess Express to get the victory. As the 2-5 favorite, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.80 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Dylan Davis, the daughter of Always A Virgin--Summer N Sand is a perfect three for three this season. Somethingbeautiful now sports a lifetime a bankroll of $44,250 for her ownership group comprised of H. Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo. On the trotting side of the action, Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger turned in a decisive gate to wire effort to capture the first division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:58.1. With the win, Brookview Bolt recorded the first stakes win of his young career and established a new lifetime best. Sent off as the even money favorite, Brookview Bolt returned $4.20 at the betting windows. Trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva, and Weaver Bruscemi, Brookview Bolt pushed his lifetime bankroll to $32,650. The Swan For All--Witty's Winner gelding lifetime record stands at 3-2-1-0. Swingforthefences Swingforthefences and Peter Wrenn recorded their second consecutive ISS victory after a 1:57.3 score in the final division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Grabbing a pocket seat early, Swingforthefences moved first-over around the final turn and trotted strong to the wire to get the win by a quarter of a length over a hard-charging All The Truth and Ricky Macomber Jr. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite, Swingforthefences returned $4.40 at the betting windows. Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Swingforthefences has now won two of three lifetime outs and $41,125 in lifetime purse earnings. The son of Swan For All--Sunday Yankee is owned in partnership by David McDuffee and L&L Devisser LLC. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, August 6 with a 14-race card. The evening's 14-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 Pool in Race 14. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue to follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff    

ANDERSON, IN.-August 4, 2020-Tuesday, August 4 was a night filled with harness racing stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With five events in total on the evening's 14-race card, the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were featured through three divisions and the two-year-old trotting fillies went in two divisions of the Indiana Sires Stakes. The night saw victories from Virgo, What's Your Beef and Hello Sweetie Boy for the pacing colts and Country Girl Charm and Fantasia Flurry for the trotting fillies. With dominant performances from both, Country Girl Charm and What's Your Beef both extended their win streaks to four and remain undefeated this season. Setting the stage for a night of stakes action, Virgo rallied from mid-pack to dig in for a close victory with Trace Tetrick at the lines. When the gate opened, Madelines Blk Jack with Ricky Macomber Jr. took the lead and were looking for a back-to-back stakes victory. Virgo wasted no time in his quest for the front and began moving just after the first quarter in :27:1. He sat second-over through the half in :57:2, then maneuvered into second behind new leader, Jewel's Virgin with John DeLong. Virgo was able to grab command just after the three-quarters in 1:24:4 but his biggest threat was still behind him. Using a :27 final quarter, Virgo was able to hold of a hard-charging Jk Going West and LeWayne Miller, who had patiently sat in third most of the mile. In a heart-charging effort for the wire, Virgo got the win by a head and stopped the clock in a new lifetime best of 1:51.4. Jk Going West was second and Madelines Blk Jack fended off the field for third. Virgo paid $4.80 to win. Virgo, the son of Always A Virgin-Star Of The Show, has won two of three lifetime starts. With the win, he now sports a lifetime bankroll of $24,125 for owners Howard Taylor, Jeffrey Billings. The gelding is trained by Dylan Davis and was bred by Dustin Miller. Tetrick found the winner's circle once again in the second split for the freshman pacing colts and geldings while steering What's Your Beef to his fourth consecutive win. When the wings of the gate opened, Skyway Victor with Sam Widger paced ahead of the field to reach the first quarter in :26:4. Just before the half, What's Your Beef grabbed the lead, while the field remained in straight formation through fractions of :55:3 and 1:24:0. Fiercely defending his win streak, What's Your Beef crossed the wire and stopped the clock in 1:52:0, paying $3.20 to win. Skyway Victor settled for second while Bettorrock with Peter Wrenn held on for third. "He races on the front mainly, but he's pretty versatile," Tetrick noted after the win. "Racing that way seemed like the best decision tonight, and that's how we got there. He really dug in late in the stretch." What's Your Beef is the son of JK Endofanera-Kats Treasure and was bred by Jeff Jones and Scott Lester. Owned by W. Donovan, Joe Sbrocco, Kirk Nichols and Jaf Racing LLC, the colt has won all four lifetime starts and boasts a lifetime bankroll of $37,000. He is trained by Brian Brown. The final division for the pacing colts and geldings saw a minor upset by way of Hello Sweetie Boy with John DeLong when the gelding grabbed his first career win. When the gate opened, Hello Sweetie Boy took a spot toward the back of the pack. In the lead, Never Easy Z Tam with LeWayne Miller called the shots, setting fractions of :27:0, :56:1 and 1:25:2 and braced for attack from the rest of the field. Hello Sweetie Boy waited until the stretch to make his attack and with a final quarter of :26:3, surge past the field. Hello Sweetie Boy scored his maiden breaking win in 1:52:4. He was followed by PBR Street Gang with Trace Tetrick in second and TJ's Indy Pacer with Sam Widger who staged a late rally for third. Hello Sweetie Boy paid $9.60 to win at the betting windows. "He's a tricky colt to drive," DeLong revealed after the win. "Kim (Roth) has done a great job helping him relax so I can drive him. I wanted to race him off the cover and he really likes to chase horses in the stretch." The son of Aracache Hanover-Murvys Lady recorded his first win from three starts, now holding a lifetime bankroll of $17,825 for owner/trainer Kimberly Roth. Hello Sweetie Boy was bred by Mary Lea and Adele Jeffers. Kicking off stakes action for the fillies, Country Girl Charm with trainer/driver LeWayne Miller maintained her undefeated status while establishing a new lifetime mark of 1:56:3. Going off as the heavy post time favorite, Country Girl Charm grabbed a spot in the middle of the pack through fractions of :27:3, :58:1 and 1:27:2. As the field turned for home, Miller gave Country Girl Charm the go-ahead and she began to challenge the leading Guccio's Lady with Melvin Schmucker. When the mile looked to belong to Guccio's Lady, Country Girl Charm dug in and found a :28.1 closing kick to get the win. She was followed by Queen Of All with Doug Rideout who had also staged a gutsy rally in the stretch while Guccio's Lady held on for third. "For a filly-she's very easy going," Miller said. "She loves her job and so far, has shown she can race any way you want." The daughter of Whom Shall I Fear-Tymal Tatiana was bred by Daniel Frey Jr. The win was her fourth, giving her a perfect record out of four starts. Country Girl Charm now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $44,500 for owners Ryan Raber, Darvin Wagler, LeWayne Miller and Susan Garrels. Wrapping up the action for the fillies, Fantasia Flurry recorded her first lifetime win with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines. Fantasia Flurry started the race taking a comfortable seat in third while Four Under Par with Doug Rideout and Treasure Gems K with Trace Tetrick swapped turns on the front through fractions of :28:2, :59:0 and 1:28:3. As the fillies turned for home, Macomber steered Fantasia Flurry into the passing lane where she was able to surge past the leaders, crossing the wire in 1:57:3. Four Under Par held on for second while Treasure Gems K settled for third. Fantasia Flurry paid $16.80 to win in the minor upset. "It was my first time driving her and the only advice I was given was not to get out on front," Macomber Jr. laughed in the winner's circle. "It was a good trip; I knew I just had to get her in the passing lane and she'd make it." Fantasia Flurry, the daughter of Swan For All-Northern Mystique, sports a lifetime bankroll of $25,140 with her first win out of four starts. She is owned in partnership by trainer Christopher Beaver, William Rufenacht, Donald Robinson and RBH Ventures Inc. Fantasia Flurry was bred by Alan Troyer. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, August 5 with two divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies and two divisions for two-year-old trotting colts. 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—Sophomore pacing fillies closed the curtain on a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as two $32,000 divisions highlighted the evening’s 14-race card on Saturday, August 1. Rain did not deter divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Mystical Carrie who both turned in convincing efforts to find the winner’s circle for the second straight week.   Somebodyslilly converted a pocket trip into a 1:51 score in the opening division over a track rated good. Driven by Michael Oosting, Somebodyslilly capitalized on a break by the heavy post-time favorite, Priceless and Brandon Bates, and went on to win by five lengths.   Priceless left alertly from post five to dictate fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:24.3 while Somebodyslilly sat patiently in the pocket. As the field turned for home, Priceless made an uncharacteristic break and took herself out of the race. Somebodyslilly inherited the lead and held off a late surge from Kickin Up My Heels and Trace Tetrick to get the win. Classic Country and Sam Widger rallied well late for third. As the 3-1 second choice, Somebodyslilly returned $8.60 to win.   Trained and owned by Eli Schwartz, the daughter of Time To Roll—Somebody’s Artist recorded her second consecutive victory and first stakes win of the season. Somebodyslilly pushed her lifetime bankroll to $88,350 with the win.   In the second division, Trace Tetrick guided Mystical Carrie to another decisive score. Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie moved first over and paced strong to the wire to finish four lengths in front of her competition and score in a new lifetime best of 1:50.1 over a track rated good. It was the second consecutive stakes victory for Mystical Carrie and the second consecutive week she lowered her lifetime best.   Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick deliver.                        --Dean Gillette photo Genie Rockwell and Marlin Fry established first half fractions of :26.2 and :56.2 while Mystical Carrie sat along the rail in third. Genie Rockwell led the field to the third station in 1:24.3 and was then joined on the outside by Tetrick and Mystical Carrie.   When the field turned for home, Tetrick asked Mystical Carrie for more and she responded with a :26.1 closing kick to get the win by four lengths. Seventimesacharm and John DeLong rallied well late to get up for second while Genie Rockwell held on for third. As the 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie returned $2.40 at the betting windows.   Trained by Erv Miller the homebred daughter of Tellitlikeitis—Mystical Victress recorded her second seasonal score from four starts. Mystical Carrie has now amassed $90,650 in lifetime purse earnings and is owned by Mystical Marker Farms LLC.   Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 4 with divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings and the two-year-old trotting fillies.    The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN--August 1, 2020-- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino announced today that The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership will be the official presenting sponsor of the 2020 Breeders Crown set to be held on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, founded by Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz more than 25 years ago, is an award-winning breeding operation based out of Georgetown, Kentucky. Over the past nearly three decades, Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz have relied on more than homework and intuition to forge their success in racing and breeding. The duo has been involved in the breeding and ownership of numerous superstars, including most recently Ariana G ($2.6 million) and Greenshoe ($1.3 million). Libfeld/Katz was voted Armstrong Breeder of the Year in four of the last five years, was Dan Patch Breeder of the Year in 2016 and secured the Stanley Bergstein Proximity Award in 2019, one of the sport's highest honors. The sale of the sport's first million-dollar yearling, Maverick, a Father Patrick full-brother to Greenshoe from the Libfeld-Katz mare Designed To Be, was another major breeding accomplishment for the Libfeld-Katz partnership. Horses they have owned and bred have accounted for victories in the Hambletonian, Kentucky Futurity, Canadian Trotting Classic and other world-class events, making them one of the most trusted names in the Standardbred breeding and racing industry. "Harrah's Hoosier Park and the Breeders Crown are synonymous with the pursuit of excellence" said Marvin Katz, Partner of The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership. "We are pleased, privileged, and honored to once again be associated with the Breeders Crown." This is the second year that Libfeld-Katz has been the presenting sponsor of the Breeders Crown, with the first year sponsoring the 36th edition of the event at Woodbine-Mohawk Park in 2019. The Breeders Crown is a $6 million championship series held to culminate harness race meets across North America and brings the year's best Standardbred race horses to compete against one another. The event brings together the greatest harness racing equine athletes in the world as they square off in different age divisions based on the horses' sex and gait (trot or pace). The 2020 events at Harrah's Hoosier Park will be the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown. "We are honored to welcome The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership as our presenting sponsor for the 2020 Breeders Crown," said Rick Moore, Harrah's Hoosier Park VP and General Manager. "Their reputation in the harness racing industry is built on a foundation of success. With seven Breeders Crown champions and a wildly successful vision for the 2019 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, we couldn't be more thrilled to partner with Libfeld-Katz." Libfeld-Katz partnered with Woodbine Mohawk in 2019 on the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge and raised an unprecedented $282,996 for area charities. At the helm of Harrah's Hoosier Park's Breeders Crown Charity Challenge in 2020, Libfeld-Katz hope to facilitate another successful year of fundraising. More information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, including the Charity Challenge, ticketing details, and more will be available soon. A 2020 Breeders Crown Frequently Asked Questions document is now available at www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com, and will be updated regularly. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

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