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Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is pleased to announce that veteran trackman Gary Wolff has recently been named Track Superintendent and will return to Hoosier Park for the 2016 live harness racing season. Wolff previously held the position of track superintendent at Hoosier Park in 2008 before most recently serving as track superintendent at The Meadowlands in New Jersey. Wolff brings more than 40 years of experience in the horse racing industry and nearly 25 as a track superintendent to his position at Hoosier Park. Acting as superintendent, Wolff will be in charge of the condition of the racing surface as well as overseeing the entire track operations and staff. Wolff began his career at Buffalo Raceway, where he worked from 1974 until 1992, concluding that time as track superintendent. He previously served as track superintendent at Freehold Raceway (1999-2008) and Garden State Park (1992-1999) along with working as a consultant for the 2008 Breeders Cup and Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. "Hoosier Park could not be more pleased with the announcement of Gary Wolff as our new Track Superintendent," Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "Gary is widely respected throughout the industry and shares Hoosier Park's commitment to providing the safest racing surface possible for our horsemen and equine athletes." "As we begin preparations to host the 2017 Breeders Crown at Hoosier Park, the addition of Gary to our team could not be better timed," Moore continued. "Gary is as good as it gets in this business." Wolff and his crew will be busy preparing the racing surface for Hoosier Park's 23rd season of live harness racing that commences on April 1, 2016. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. With a new, daily post time of 5:45 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through Nov. 12, 2016. For more information on the upcoming harness racing season or the live entertainment schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

INDIANAPOLIS - February 1, 2016 - Centaur Gaming announced today that Brian Elmore, vice president of racing, will retire on Friday, Feb. 26 after more than 40 years in the racing industry and nearly two decades with the company. Elmore currently oversees all racing related operations for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Centaur Gaming's two central-Indiana racetrack casino properties. "Throughout my more than 40 years in the racing industry, I've had the opportunity to work at nearly every level and for multiple operators, and I can truly say that my years with Centaur Gaming have been my best and most rewarding," said Elmore when asked about his upcoming retirement. "To be a part of a company that is committed to the advancement of horse racing is something that is rare in our industry. I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve in this capacity and to work with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, multiple Indiana horsemen associations, and Centaur's more than 2,000 dedicated team members who all share my same passion for the sport." Elmore, having served in multiple executive-level racing positions for Centaur Gaming, was instrumental in the opening of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Indiana's first racetrack casino, as well as positioning both Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand as award-winning horse racing destinations. Centaur Gaming chairman and CEO Rod Ratcliff lauded Elmore's career with Centaur Gaming, "Indiana's horse racing industry has grown significantly over the last two decades, and Brian has been there the entire time working to provide our guests and horsemen with a superior racing experience while helping build a foundation for the success we see today. On behalf of the entire Centaur Gaming team, we wish him the best in retirement." Prior to joining Centaur Gaming, Elmore served as vice president and general manager of Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky and Bandera Downs in Bandera, Texas. Elmore also served as a member of the Thoroughbred Racing Association. "Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand have grown into nationally-recognized, premier racing facilities and Brian's hard work and dedication has significantly contributed to that effort," said Jim Brown, Centaur Gaming's president and COO. "We are grateful for Brian's leadership and passion for Indiana's horse racing industry and his exceptional commitment to its advancement." Rick Moore, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's vice president and general manager of racing as well as Jon Schuster, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino's vice president and general manager of racing, both accomplished racing executives, will continue in their roles leading the day-to-day racing operations for both properties. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-January 8, 2016 - Stall applications are now available for the upcoming 2016 live harness racing season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The downloadable form, which includes all pertinent information, can be found on Hoosier Park's website or by clicking here. Stall applications must be received by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's race office by no later than February 12, 2016. Applications for stall space are required for both stalls in the barn area, as well as horsemen wishing to ship in to race at Hoosier Park. Horsemen receiving stalls will be notified of their allotment by mid-February. Building upon the successes of the 2015 live race meet, Hoosier Park's 23rd season of live harness racing will kick off on April 1, 2016. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. With a new, daily post time of 5:45 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through November 12, 2016. Once again, Hoosier Park will solely host Indiana's harness racing and offer an action-packed stakes season. Hoosier Park's signature event, the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, is slated for Friday, August 12. For more information on the 2016 stakes schedule, please click here. For additional information, or to have a stall application sent to you, please contact Scott Peine, Hoosier Park's director of racing and racing secretary, at 765-609-4870 or Scott.Peine@hoosierpark.com . For more information on the upcoming harness racing season or live entertainment, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

DAYTON, OH. - In a thrilling six-race "Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers Drivers Challenge", which included four lead changes and came down to the last race, the top harness racing drivers from Hollywood Dayton Raceway in Ohio edged the top drivers from Hoosier Park in Indiana by a score of 169-162.  The biggest winners, however, were the Dayton Fire Department Local 136 and underprivileged children in the Dayton area.  The members of both five-driver squads announced immediately following the Tuesday night (December 15) contest that all of the $2500 in prize money they were competing for will be donated to the local firemen for their annual drive to help make sure that every child has a new toy under their tree on Christmas. The "Hoosiers" raced to an early lead when Trace Tetrick won the first of the six races with Lex Lugar and teammate Tyler Smith followed him across the wire second with Lifetime Mattjic.  The best the "Buckeyes" could do was a third place finish by Jeremy Smith behind I Got My Wish and a dead-heat for fourth between Chris Page with Bluetime Avalanche and Dan Noble with Straight Dancer.  The tally was 30-24 after Round One.  The Hoosiers did even better in the second round, with LeWayne Miller triumphing with Long Fight Hanover and teammates Ross Leonard and Trace Tetrick finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, with Concert Ticket and Jackson Wyatt.  The Buckeyes were well represented by Josh Sutton (second with Northwesterndreams) and Chris Page (TSM Gabby Warbucks), but the visitor's lead was extended to 64-48. The "Buckeyes" got things turned around in the third round when Josh Sutton scored in wire-to-wire fashion with Outback Alice, Chris Page finished second behind Bad Feeling and Jeremy Smith managed a fourth place finish with Jodi Girl.  LeWayne Miller was the first Indiana driver to cross the line in third, while Ross Leonard got the fifth place check with Debi's Sign.  The results left the halftime score 85-81 in Ohio's favor. The tables were turned again in round four with another one-four-five finish for the Hoosiers.  Tyler Smith got favored Bittersweet Best home in front, followed by Buckeyes Chris Page (Lucky Virgin) and Josh Sutton (La Semana Hanover) in second and third.  Trace Tetrick (My Little Bit) was fourth and Ross Leonard (Destiny Cruise) fifth for the invaders.  With the contest two-thirds done, the Hoosiers were back on top 113-107. The fifth leg swung the momentum back in the Buckeyes favor in a big way with the Ohioans sweeping the top four spots.  Jeremy Smith (Martini Twist), Dan Noble (Justlikeithought), Kayne Kauffman (Metro John) and Chris Page (Incredible Shooter) all crossed the line ahead of Trace Tetrick, Hoosier's best finisher, who was fifth (Henry Gram).  Going into the final leg, the Buckeyes were on top by an almost unsurmountable 150-124 tally.  The Hoosiers stormed back to make the final score very close, though, with their own 1-3-4 finish in the contest nightcap.  Andy Shetler notched the upset win with Easton Bound, and teammates Ross Leonard (Fox Valley Action) and Tyler Smith (Little Mans Magic) were third and fourth.  Saving face for the Buckeyes were Kayne Kauffman, who finished second with Pipecreek Yankee, and Josh Sutton, who was fifth with Best Dream Seeker. Six different drivers won each of the six races, four Hoosiers and two Buckeyes.  The Buckeyes, however, placed more consistently throughout and earned the 169-162 victory using a 15-10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system.  Josh Sutton was the top individual scorer with 43 points, just one-half point better than teammate Chris Page.  Tyler Smith was third best with 40 points, followed by Track Tetrick with 39. A good time was had by all the participants, including handicappers Emily Gaskin, who co-hosted the handicapping segments with Hollywood Dayton's own Barry Vicroy. Gregg Keidel  

Louisville, KY --- On a bone-chilling blustery evening at Hoosier Park, few harness racing fans were willing to brave the bracing air as Bridge To Jesse’s powered home to cap off an outstanding season on Oct. 10. Rather than discussing his dominance, however, his connections and track personnel were concerned with how he would behave in the winner’s circle. This mild-mannered gelding that aims to please, is a pleasure to paddock and a dream to drive, has developed the habit of bucking like a bronco when it is time to have his picture taken. “I had to start holding him towards the end of the year,” said Roger Welch, his conditioner and co-owner. “He did get better about it. He was like a kid. You could see it in his eyes and he was just trying to get away with something. When I held him though he knew he had to cut it out because it was like, ‘Uh oh, Dad is here now. I can’t do that kind of thing now.’” A son of Jailhouse Jesse and the Angus Hall mare Bridge To Nowhere, Bridge To Jesse’s was purchased for $28,000 by Wisconsin Hall of Famer William ‘Bo’ DeLong, his son Pat, his brother Ray and Welch at last year’s Indiana Premier Yearling Sale. Welch was not immediately sold on him, but Bo’s enthusiasm and his wife Amy’s opinion swayed him to convince himself and Pat the yearling was worth putting up the cash for. The gelding has proven those emotions to be spot on as he has collected more than $309,000 in purse money, compiled a record of 12-10-1-0, set a track standard of 1:56 and is a state champion. There was also another reason Welch felt the horse possessed potential. “Besides Bo really liking him and Amy falling in love with him the moment she laid eyes on him, ‘Jesse’ was bred by (Wilt Standardbreds),” he said. “The Wilts (Michael and Randy) do a tremendous job breeding and raising their horses at their farm down in Missouri. In fact, the horse that finished second in the final, Late Bid Tom, is turned out with him right now. They were foaled together, grew up together and finished one-two in the biggest race in their division. That speaks volumes for what the Wilts do.” After finishing fourth in his debut on June 23 in an Indiana Sire Stakes elimination, Bridge To Jesse’s showed the world what he was made of by annihilating his competition in the $25,000 consolation the following week. The gelding continued to hit the line ahead of all his colleagues for nine straight races, all over the Anderson oval, before finishing second in a $14,375 Indiana sired event on Sept. 30. “He really was not tight for that race,” Welch said. “We gave him some time off to get ready for the final. That was the goal and he went out there and did exactly what we expected of him. Actually, I think his last start was his best. When we started with him we just wanted to teach him how to race and let him come along at his own pace. As the year went on he continued to get stronger with each start. That is exactly what you want to see in a horse. I was very impressed with his race in the final.” Piloted by Ed Hensley for his first nine trips to the gate, Bridge To Jesse’s trotted to his track record on Aug. 15 and after three more pari-mutuel excursions, the lines were relinquished to John DeLong. “Ed went to Florida and I knew John would be an excellent fit for the horse,” Welch said. “Not only is he Bo’s nephew and Pat’s cousin, he has driven for me a number of years. He knew what to do with him and they get along really well.” With DeLong guiding the way, Bridge To Jesse’s stopped the clock in 1:56.2, 1:57.1 and 1:56.1. “He is such an easy horse to drive,” Welch said. “I’m also very proud of him trotting consistently right around (1):56 as a 2-year-old. “He does wear hobbles, but that’s only because he tends to get a bit rambunctious when he goes to the gate. He is perfectly gaited, but those are kind of like insurance just to make sure nothing goes wrong. “That extra energy comes from his gaining more confidence with every race. It is as if every time he races he becomes a bit more full of himself at the start. He knows he is winning and he enjoys every moment of it.” After his vacation has ended, Bridge To Jesse’s will return to Hoosier Park for his sophomore year to defend his crown. Welch sees no reason to venture outside state lines when such a trip could conflict with the gelding’s Sire Stakes engagements. “I am based in Illinois but when Balmoral closes shortly it appears there is no future here,” he said. “Amy and I have been looking for a house and farm in Indiana. We just have not found the right place yet. “Jesse was eligible to other races this year, but we decided it was better to just keep him on his Indiana schedule. With how some of the racing dates are set up it’s hard to take them somewhere else because of how everything is timed. “We are just looking forward to bringing him back next year and watching what he accomplishes. Hopefully he will be just as good, if not better.” by Kimberly French, USTA Web Newsroom Senior Correspondent 

Anderson, Ind.-November 14, 2015-Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded their 2015 harness racing season with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 14. In addition to the racing action, Trace Tetrick and Ron Burke secured leading driver and trainer titles, respectively. Ron Burke, who took home Hoosier Park's top training honors in 2013 and 2014, was officially recognized as the 2015 leading trainer of the season at Hoosier Park. The Burke barn had an impressive 96 trips to the winner's circle and amassed over $2.1 million in purse earnings throughout the 160-day season. The Trent Stohler Stable finished second in the leading trainer standings with 60 trips to the Hoosier Park winner's circle this season. Burke, who in 2013 became the first trainer in the sport of harness racing to eclipse $20 million mark in a single season, campaigns a large stable of horses throughout the country. The sport's leader in both wins and earnings in North America for the past seven seasons romped to his fourth straight Hoosier Park training title this season. Jamie Rucker, Burke's assistant trainer, oversees all training operations in Indiana and was present in the winner's circle to accept the award from Jim Brown, Centaur Gaming's president and chief operating officer, and Rick Moore, Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing. "It's a great racing program, great horses, great people and a great team behind everything here at Hoosier Park so we appreciate being a part of things," Rucker noted. "I don't want to sound like a broken record but we have a great team at the Burke Stable and that has made for a great year of racing. I know I speak on behalf of everyone involved with the Ron Burke Stable, it is always a pleasure racing at Hoosier Park. We had another great season this year and at the end of the day, this makes it all worth it." In the driving ranks, Trace Tetrick, who led the driver standings from start to finish, earned his fourth leading driver title at Hoosier Park in 2015. Tetrick scored 323 wins and earned over $3.6 million in purse earnings to secure the title over Tyler Smith, who finished second with 166 victories. Tetrick also earned a spot in Hoosier Park's record books as he re-established the record for most wins in one season, a record that he established during the 2014 season with 289 victories. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $30 million mark in purse earnings in the bike. With multiple stakes wins to his credit, Tetrick is on track to record his best season to date in 2015 with over $4.7 million in purse earnings and counting. Tetrick also celebrated his 3,000 career driving win at Hoosier Park this season. "I would like to thank all the owners, trainers, and grooms for the opportunity to drive great horses all season, without them, I wouldn't be here," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "It's been a dream. This year has been a great ride and I really appreciate all the support from everyone. I've had the opportunity to drive some great horses this year and it really has been a dream." The Saturday night program wrapped up an extremely successful season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all of the fans and horsemen who helped make the 2015 season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino an overwhelming success. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

In a report released today by the Associated Press, harness racing driving Peter Wrenn was reported to have agreed to a settlement with the judges at Hoosier Park from two incidents back in August. The judges on August 13 and August 29 found Wrenn in violation of “failure to show competitive urging” while driving Get Rockin. The judges put in place a summary suspension of his license. Wrenn appealed the ruling and suspension and was granted a temporary restraining order, but he later decided to settle “in order to avoid the expense, distraction and uncertainties associated with further litigation,” according to the settlement agreement. It was reported that Wrenn did agree to a suspension from Oct. 14 to Nov. 12, 2015, to not enter any race as a driver in Indiana for the rest of 2015, and to not seek a license to drive from the Indiana commission in 2016.

ANDERSON, Ind.-November 10, 2015 - Hoosier Park Racing and Casino will culminate the 2015 live racing season with a night of live harness racing, family activities and entertainment, benefitting local charities on Saturday, November 14. The 2015 Champion Drivers will be the stars of the show as they go head to head in two races for their chance to win a share of $5,000 for their respective charities. The Champion Drivers will be paired in double-seated jog carts with members of the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Senior Leadership Team. Racing fans will have the opportunity to visit trackside Club Centaur and select the driver of their choice to receive an entry to place into the driver's charity box. At the end of each charity race, Hoosier Park will draw five lucky winners from each of the race winner's charity box to win up to $500 in free race wagers. Fans will also have the opportunity to donate $10 to a charity of choice and receive $10 in free slot play. A total of $10,000 will be up for grabs between the two races, $2,500 to the winning driver's charity, $1,250 for second, $750 for third and $500 for fourth place in each race. The evening will also include games and activities to help raise money for these deserving organizations. The charities represented in the 2015 Race for Charity are as follows: Outfitter's, Inc. Indiana School for the Deaf American Cancer Society Shriner's Hospital for Children St. John's Children Clinic Second Harvest Food Bank Indiana Coalition versus Domestic Violence Alternatives, Inc. New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Anderson Police Department St. Jude's Children Research Hospital Animal Protection Program Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. With a daily post time of 5:45 p.m., the 160-day season will be conducted through November 14. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com About Hoosier Park Racing & Casino: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a Centaur Gaming destination, holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming and dining. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. Simulcast wagering is offered year-round at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the Winner's Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Indianapolis, and the Winner's Circle Brewpub & OTB in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

With a carry-over in excess of $6,800, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 guaranteed Pick-5 pool for Friday, November 6 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the 13-race card on Friday that will start at an adjusted post time of 4:00 p.m. A 48-1 long-shot winner in Thursday's Pick-5 sequence at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino sparked a carryover of $6,866.24 and will kick-start the Pick-5 pool for Friday. The Pick-5, which offers a 50-cent minimum wager, will begin in the ninth race of the evening and continue through the thirteenth race of the program. Approximate post time for the first leg of the wager with the adjusted post time, the ninth race, is 6:20p.m. (EST.). Friday's 13-race card will be highlighted by two $15,000 divisions of The Peony late closing series for pacing fillies and mares. A field of 8 will go to post in the $21,000 Open pace which is slated as the eleventh race on the program. At the conclusion of the evening's live racing card, Micky Dolenz will perform a free concert in Hoosier Park's Terrace Showroom. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis and the Terrace Showroom is 18 & over. Live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule, with a daily post time of 5:45 p.m. The 160-day, all harness racing meet will be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin

Rockin Good carries the hopes of trainer Jared Finn into tonight’s $120,000 American National 3-Year-Old Filly Pace.  The daughter of Rockin Image has amassed $267,914 in her career for Jared—who hails from Wheeler, IL and co-owner Mark Finn of Newton, IL. This speedy sophomore boasts a career mark of 1:48, taken earlier this season over Lexington’s famed Red Mile oval. Jared said he first spied Rockin Good at the 2013 Hoosier Classic Sale. “I was looking for a Rockin Image filly and she just stood out to me,” Jared recalled. “She was the right size, stout and beautiful and we ended up getting her for $9,500—which was a lot less than what I figured she would go for.” Rockin Good was just the third foal out of the Keystone Raider mare Do Me Good p, 5,1:52.4f ($435,346) and has a full sister in the Shadyshark Hanover mare Shady Caroline p,2,1:54.3 ($45,050).  Jared, who trains his horses at the Jasper County Fairgrounds,  quickly discovered what a prize he had in Rockin Good. “She was absolutely perfect from day one,” Jared, who also drives the filly, explained. “The first time I turned her and went a mile with her I knew she was going to be pretty special.  Riding behind her, she was just smooth as silk.” As a freshman, Rockin Good earned $181,250 in 11 starts with five wins and a pair of seconds, recording a 2-year-old mark of 1:53.2s in the $75,000 Indiana Sire Stakes Final at Hoosier Park with her trainer in the sulky on Oct. 10, 2014. “She was good last year and took that mark of 1:53.2,” Jared said. “Those are good numbers but not ‘killer’ numbers. I thought she would probably go faster this year but never imagined that she would have gone as fast as 1:48.  She had some trouble initially this season with her blood, but we got that straightened out and she has just continued to progress every step of the way as the year has gone on.” After a well-deserved break over the winter months, Rockin Good returned for her sophomore campaign bigger and stouter than ever.  After getting off to a bit of a slow start, she literally blew her competition away on Aug. 22 in a Lexington overnighter when she paced to a career mark of 1:48, drawing off by nearly 20 lengths from her nearest rival. “There were times when she just didn’t have any sire stakes engagements and I didn’t want to lay her off because she was so sharp,” Jared explained.  She’s always given me an indication of what she can do and what she can’t and when she’s feeling right I think she can go with any other 3-year-old in the country. “That mark of 1:48 at the Red Mile was incredible,” he continued. “I never thought we were going anywhere near that fast, as that’s how smooth and effortlessly she was pacing that night.” To date this season Rockin Good has added another $86,664 to her seasonal coffers, with six wins, two seconds and a third in 18 starts.  Lifetime, she has 11 wins, four seconds and a third in 29 career starts.  Jared says the key to his filly is how versatile she can be. “She can race on the front or come from off the pace and it just never seems like she's moving as fast as she is,” he admitted.  After winning the $32,650 City Circle Stake on Oct. 23 at Hoosier Park, Rockin Good put in a dull effort in her last start at that Indiana venue on Oct. 30.  Despite that performance, Jared says he’s confident about his filly’s chances in the American National. “In her last start at Hoosier Park, she wasn’t herself,” Jared said. “We pulled blood and she had some issues going on that we’ve since corrected.  She trained great for the American National and I’m expecting a really big effort from her on Saturday night.” Tom Killey  

This Week: Matron Stakes, Dover Downs, Dover, Del. and American-National Stakes, Balmoral Park, Crete, Ill. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit heads to Dover Downs this Thursday (Nov. 5) for four Matron Stakes for 2-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. The 2-year-old colt trot carries a purse of $216,300, the 2-year-old colt pacers will race for $201,400, the purse for the 2-year-old filly trot is $185,400 and the 2-year-old filly pacers will race for $183,400. Balmoral Park will host eight American-National Grand Circuit stakes on Saturday (Nov. 7). The card will feature the $204,000 3-year-old colt trot, the $150,000 3-year-old colt pace, the $136,500 open pace, the $125,000 3-year-old filly trot, the $120,000 3-year-old filly pace, the $101,350 open trot, the $78,450 2-year-old filly pace and the $74,000 2-year-old colt pace. Complete entries for the races are available at this link. Last time: Hoosier Park and Vernon Downs shared the Grand Circuit spotlight last weekend as each had several stakes on their respective cards. Freaky Feet Pete returned to his home state of Indiana and turned in another dominating performance to score his fifth consecutive victory, this time thrilling his hometown crowd in 1:49.3 in the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (Oct. 30). Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete used a pocket trip to his advantage to best harness racing's top-rated horse, Wiggle It Jiggleit, late in the lane to win by 1-1/4 lengths. With the win, Freaky Feet Pete became the sport's newest millionaire and notched his 23rd lifetime victory from 26 starts. The son of Rockin Image and Skyway Lori is trained by Larry Rheinheimer and owned by Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer. The match-up between Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete was the pinnacle of a stakes-filled 14-race card at Hoosier Park with purses distributed throughout the evening over the $1 million mark. Just one race earlier, harness racing's richest Standardbred ever, Foiled Again, turned in a gritty performance to take the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. With regular pilot Yannick Gingras at the controls, Foiled Again dictated fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:24 before he began to feel pressure from the rest of the field. Using a :26.3 final panel he fought off JK Endofanera and Brett Miller along with stablemate All Bets Off and Matt Kakaley to find the wire first. Trained by Ron Burke, Foiled Again notched his third victory from 20 seasonal outings and 86th lifetime win from 244 starts. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and the JJK Stables, the 11-year-old gelding has now earned $379,132 for the season and more than $7.2 million lifetime. Crazy Wow and Tim Tetrick pulled the slight 6-1 upset in the $270,000 Carl Erskine Trot for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, scoring in 1:54. The 2015 Hambletonian winning Pinkman was heavily favored at the betting windows and dictated early fractions of :27.2, :57, and 1:25.3 before succumbing to the long Hoosier Park stretch. Tetrick had Crazy Wow well placed turning for home and the 3-year-old colt did the rest. Homicide Hunter finished second and Pinkman wound up third. It was the eighth win of the season for the son of Crazed-No Pan No Gain who is trained by Ron Burke. Owned by Our Horse Cents Stables, JT45, J&T Silva Stables and Deo Volente Farms, Crazy Wow has now earned $905,837 this season. Vernon Downs hosted the finals of the Kindergarten Classic series -- worth a combined $366,000 -- on Saturday (Oct. 31) evening. The $191,500 Kindergarten final for 2-year-old colts and geldings saw eventual winner Dog Gone Lucky vault clear from his post nine dispatch, controlling a :57.2 half-mile before yielding briefly to a rapidly-advancing Celebrity Express (John Campbell) before exiting the back straight. As Celebrity Express started to struggle upon exiting the far turn, Corey Callahan edged off the pegs with Dog Gone Lucky, pressing to the lead just past reaching the three-quarter mark in 1:25.3. Dog Gone Lucky, narrowly in front on his own accord, inherited two lengths clearance over the others when Celebrity Express broke stride off the far turn. The son of Lucky Chucky and Ebbtide Hall would hold that lead intact over a late-rallying Waitlifter K (David Miller) and Mavens Way (Ã…ke Svanstedt), prevailing in 1:54.2. Chuck Sylvester trains Dog Gone Lucky for owners Amy Stoltzfus and Charles Stansley. In the $174,500 Kindergarten final for 2-year-old fillies, the complexion of the race changed when both halves of the Jimmy Takter-trained 1-10 entry -- Haughty and Hollywood Hill -- broke stride on approach to the far turn. An extended duel between Sweet Ashley T (Homer Hochstetler) and Radiant Beam (David Miller), joined at the quarter pole by Lookin Sharp (Callahan), ultimately dissolved as 91-1 outsider Wildflower split foes in the final sixteenth to just prevail in 1:55.4. Trainer-driver Ãke Svanstedt shares ownership of the daughter of Muscle Hill and Lightning Flower with Douglas Sipple along with Mal and Janet Burroughs. Complete recaps of all the races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2015, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farm is the sponsor for the 2015 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following the past week's action: Drivers: 1. Yannick Gingras - 1,382; 2. David Miller - 1,080.5; 3. Tim Tetrick - 961; 4. Brett Miller - 636; 5. Scott Zeron - 559.5. Trainers: 1. Ron Burke - 1,702; 2. Jimmy Takter - 1,432; 3. Tony Alagna - 572.5; 4. Ake Svanstedt - 346; 5. Jeff Bamond Jr. - 340. Owners: 1. Burke Racing - 388.25; 2. Weaver Bruscemi - 333.8; 3. Bamond Racing - 275; 4. Christina Takter - 220.7; 5. George Teague Jr. Inc. - 200. Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will take place next week at Dover Downs with Matron Stakes for 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. The Meadowlands will reopen with legs of the TVG Series for older trotters and pacers, to go along with elimiations for four 2-year-olds races -- the Governor's Cup, Valley Victory, Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid. by Paul Ramlow, for the Grand Circuit  

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 30, 2015 - Freaky Feet Pete returned to his home state of Indiana and turned in another dominating performance to score his fourth consecutive victory, this time thrilling his hometown crowd in 1:49.3 in the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete used a pocket trip to his advantage to best harness racing's top-rated horse, Wiggle It Jiggleit, late in the lane to win by a length and a quarter. With the win, Freaky Feet Pete became the sport's newest millionaire as he pushed his lifetime earnings passed the $1 million mark and notch his 23rd lifetime victory from 26 starts. Freaky Feet Pete returned to Hoosier Park fresh off a stretch rallying victory as the post time favorite to become the first-ever Indiana sired horse to capture the $531,250 Breeders Crown three-year-old male pacing event at Woodbine on October 24. As the wings of the gate folded, Montrell Teague had the post-time favorite Wiggle It Jiggleit pointed to the front from the rail and Freaky Feet Pete left just enough from post three to grab a pocket seat. With Wiggle It Jiggleit dictating the fractions the race was shaping up to be a repeat of the last time these two superstars met in Indiana Sires Stakes action earlier in the season with Freaky Feet Pete earning the victory. Wiggle It Jiggleit dictated fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:23.2 and as the field turned for home the stage was set once again for an epic battle to the wire. Tetrick tipped Freaky Feet Pete to the outside but Wiggle It Jiggleit wasn't giving it up easily. Using a :26 final quarter, Freaky Feet Pete saved his best for last to find the wire first. "I got the trip I wanted or probably the trip I needed," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "It's hard to come from off the pace especially against a horse like that (Wiggle It Jiggleit). Those are two great horses out there." "I knew Montrell's horse was sharp tonight," he continued. "It took mine a little while to get in full-tilt, a little while to get by him but he paced that last eighth of the mile hard, all the way to the wire. He loves his job and loves to go fast." The son of Rockin Image and Pilgrim's Punch mare Skyway Lori is trained by Larry Rheinheimer and owned by Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer. Freaky Feet Pete paid $4.00 to win as the public's second choice. Wiggle It Jiggleit paid $2.20 to show and My Hero Ron provided $3.80 to his supporters for his third place finish. "We are on top of the world," Larry Rheinheimer noted in the winner's circle. "We were a little concerned bringing him back 6 days later but we wanted to bring him back here to Hoosier Park. This whole experience with him has been a lot of fun, something I never imagined." The match-up between Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete was the pinnacle of a stakes-filled 14-race card at Hoosier Park with purses distributed throughout the evening over the $1 million mark. Just one race earlier, harness racing's richest Standardbred ever, Foiled Again turned in a gritty performance to take the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. With regular pilot Yannick Gingras at the controls, Foiled Again dictated fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:24 before he began to feel pressure from the rest of the field. Using a :26.3 fought off JK Endofanera and Brett Miller along with stablemate All Bets Off and Matt Kakaley to find the wire first. "I love the rail, I wanted to control the race," Gingras noted in the winner's circle. "He's as tough as they come and he usually tells you about the 5/8 how he feels and tonight, he felt good. He swelled up and when he does that, he's usually tough to pass." Trained by Ron Burke, Foiled Again notched his third victory from 20 seasonal outings and 86th lifetime win from 244 starts. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and the JJK Stables, the 11-year-old gelding has now earned $379,132 for the season and over $7.2 million lifetime. Devil Child and Tim Tetrick kicked-off the stakes action for the evening in a big kind of way in the $101,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial Pace for three-year-old pacing fillies. With a final time of 1:50.3, Devil Child scored her second consecutive victory and re-established a seventeen year-old track record at Hoosier Park with the win. The previous mark of 1:50.4 was established by Galleria and George Brennan in 1998. Trained by Chris Oakes, Devil Child sat patiently along the rail in third through fractions of :26.4, :55.2, and 1:23 before angling out for racing room turning for home. Recording a :27 final quarter, the daughter of American Ideal-Kattimon coasted to the wire three-lengths in front of the pace-setting Sassa Hanover and Matt Kakaley. Devil Child recorded her sixth seasonal win from 20 outings for owners Susan Oakes and Crawford Farms, LLC. On the trotting side of the stakes action, Muscle Baby Doll turned in another impressive performance to score her second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park, tonight in the $140,000 Crossroads of America Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies. After scoring in a track-record setting time of 1:53.1 in stakes action last week, Muscle Baby Doll dug in gamely late in the lane to hold off Bright Baby Blues to get the win for driver David Miller in 1:54.2. Owned by F. Bellino & Sons, LLC, the daughter of Muscle Mass-Have You Ever notched her 10th victory of the season from 14 starts. Muscle Baby Doll has now amassed $457,720 lifetime. In the very next division, Crazy Wow and Tim Tetrick pulled the slight 6-1 upset in the $270,000 Carl Erksine Trot for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters scoring in 1:54. The 2015 Hambletonian winning Pinkman was heavily favored at the betting windows and dictated early fractions of :27.2, :57, and 1:25.3 before succumbing to the long Hoosier Park stretch. Tetrick had Crazy Wow well placed turning for home and the three-year-old colt did the rest. It was the eighth win of the season for the son of Crazed-No Pan No Gan who is trained by Ron Burke and also the fourth win of the night for Tetrick. Owned by Our Horse Cents Stable, JT45, J&T Silva Stable and Deo Volente Farms, Crazy Wow has now earned $905,837 this season. For more information on the upcoming live racing and entertainment at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 29, 2015 - Not only will some of the best horses in the country go to post at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30 but the best harness racing drivers in the country will also be in the spotlight in the second annual East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge. This unique challenge will pit the top-five drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against five of the top drivers from the East in a five-race challenge with the victorious team going home with a winner take all $10,000 prize. The top five drivers from Hoosier Park will make-up "Team Midwest" with the top five drivers from the East making up "Team East". In the inaugural edition, "Team East" won two of the challenge races and tallied the most points to take home top honors last season. Scott Peine, Hoosier Park's racing secretary, has once again inherited the responsibility of recruiting the best drivers to compete in the second edition of the event. Harness racings' all time leading money winning driver, John Campbell returns to Indiana and will lead "Team East". Campbell far exceeds any driver when it comes to purse earnings with over $287 million in the bike and victories in nearly every major stake to date. He is a member of both the Canadian and United States Hall of Fame and is one of only 10 drivers in North America with more than 10,000 career wins. With nearly 40,000 lifetime driving wins collectively, "Team East" will also include David Miller, Tim Tetrick, Yannick Gingras, and Scott Zeron. Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick will lead the home team, "Team Midwest", after garnering 300 wins to date at Hoosier Park this season. Tetrick leads all drivers by 150 wins and is well on his way to earning his fourth leading driver title at Hoosier Park in 2015. "Team Midwest" will also include Tyler Smith, LeWayne Miller, John DeLong, and Sam Widger. Each team will have five drivers in five consecutive races on the evening's card and will be awarded points based upon their placings. In the event of a scratch, the driver will earn 5 points. The East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge will be featured in races 4-8 on the evening. At the conclusion of the final race of the challenge, the points will be tallied and one team will be crowned the winner. The East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge will compliment one of the most highly anticipated nights on the harness racing calendar at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as Grand Circuit racing actions returns for the final time this season. With purses topping the $1 million mark, the evening will be highlighted by the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace, the $265,000 Carl Erskine Trot, and the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. All of the drivers competing in the East Meets Midwest challenge will kick-off the evening with an autograph session near Hoosier Park's winner circle beginning at 4:30 p.m. The first race will go to post at 5:45 p.m. For more information on the upcoming live racing and entertainment at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Gene Kurzrok cannot pick a single highlight from this year involving harness racing racehorses he owns. That's not a bad thing. It's because there has been so much to enjoy and savor. Kurzrok is part of Our Horse Cents Stables, along with Scott Kurzrok, Marcia Gingold, Stephen Springer, and Richard Taylor. The group recently watched Southwind Frank win the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male trotters, and has delighted in numerous other memorable victories with the likes of Mission Brief, Crazy Wow, Habitat, Safe From Terror, Dime A Dance, and Bettor N Better. The Kurzroks and Gingold also make up Stable 45, which has enjoyed success with stakes-winner Obrigado and is part of the Yankee Bounty Partnership. They also are part of JT45, with Jerry and Theresa Silva, and share ownership of stakes-winners Big Top Hanover and Yankee Moonshine. Crazy Wow, Bettor N Better, Yankee Bounty, and the recently-sold Habitat are in action Friday at Hoosier Park. "It's been a great year, and last year was a good year too," Kurzrok said. "It's been exciting, it's been rewarding, it's been humbling --- it's just been terrific. You don't know where to start. The highlight has been the year itself. It's been wonderful." Kurzrok bought his first horse in the mid-1970s after becoming a fan at Roosevelt Raceway. He spent his early years in the claiming game, but has since found success with stakes-caliber horses. The 79-year-old Long Island resident is a financial consultant and estate planner, as well as a licensed pilot. He participates in Air Lifeline, a charitable organization that flies ill children and their families to hospital facilities across the country to receive necessary medical care. "It's taken 35 years to become an overnight success," Kurzrok said with a laugh about his racing success. "I was a sports fan, loved animals, was hanging around at Roosevelt --- and just put it all together. We kicked around for a while and all of a sudden we got lucky." Top open-class trotter Beach Nut Brand was one of the first primetime players, followed by pacers Golden Receiver and Rocklamation, who each earned more than $2.2 million in their careers. "My family loves it, I love it," Kurzrok said. "I spend as much time with the horses as possible. I really put in the effort. I'm at the (breeding) farms six weeks before the sales and going through the catalogs. I'm really spending the time necessary to try to make the right decisions." Crazy Wow is in Friday's $270,000 Carl Erskine for 3-year-old male trotters, where he is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line. The colt has won seven of 15 races this year, including the Colonial Trot, and earned $770,837. Tim Tetrick will drive Crazy Wow for trainer Ron Burke. Hambletonian champion Pinkman is the 8-5 favorite for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras. Habitat, who was recently sold to Sweden's Leif Bergvall, is 9-2 on the morning line. "I think we're going to get a good performance out of Crazy Wow," Kurzrok said. "He's had a little time off, so hopefully the little bit of a rest helped him. I would imagine, although I don't know because he's been racing both ways, from in front and behind, that Timmy will leave for position. But whether he goes to the front or not, I don't know." Bettor N Better, also trained by Burke, is 15-1 on the morning line in the $101,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers. She has won three of 14 races this season and earned $121,204. She will be driven by Brett Miller. Jugette winner Sassa Hanover, another horse from the Burke Stable, is the 5-2 favorite, with Matt Kakaley at the lines. Yankee Bounty is 30-1 on the morning line in the $285,500 Monument Circle for 3-year-old male pacers. Kakaley will drive the gelding, who has won $282,140 this year, for Burke. Little Brown Jug winner Wiggle It Jiggleit, at 3-5, and Breeders Crown champion Freaky Feet Pete, at 7-5, are the favorites. "He's in very, very tough," Kurzrok said about Yankee Bounty, who has won two of 19 starts this season. "He's a small horse, but he's got more guts than size. Gutsy horses always show well. I don't expect him to win, but I think he'll give a good account of himself." Complete entries of all the races on Friday at Hoosier Park can be found by clicking on this link. Ken Weingartner

Louisville, KY --- When he received the call about a 2-year-old trotting filly that was for sale, Frank Bellino was in no mad rush to sign a check. His reluctance to purchase Muscle Baby Doll had nothing to do with her family tree or the fact she commenced her career on the Iowa fair circuit. He simply had already acquired a filly of the same age and gait that was also staked to the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series. “I had just bought You’re Majestic,” said Bellino. “The connections are from Louisiana, but bring their horses to Ohio to sell them. I got her after she won her first start very impressively at Northfield. I was also looking for something that was eligible to the Ontario program. “Since I already had that filly, I did not need another one for the same conditions and although she (Muscle Baby Doll) was a $5,000 yearling, the price the Huffmans (the filly’s former owners) wanted was much, much more than that. “I finally made the move to get her because I loved her pedigree. (Jimmy) Takter trained her mother (Have You Ever) and made over $200,000 with her. I have purchased Iowa fair circuit horses before and done quite well with them. They were not stakes horses but performed great in overnights. Also, I really liked her races. It impressed me she beat older horses on a fair track as a 2-year-old. Even after I bought her, I still thought You’re Majestic would be the better filly.” While You’re Majestic has certainly not disgraced herself as she has amassed just over $200,000 in her short career, Muscle Baby Doll was a quality filly last year and dominated the Ontario Sire Stakes circuit this year. She defeated Hambletonian Oaks and Breeders Crown victor Wild Honey in their $26,250 Elegantimage elimination on Sept. 11 at Mohawk Racetrack and captured seven consecutive races before losing the $307,040 final. With Bellino deciding not to supplement Muscle Baby Doll to the Breeders Crown and You’re Majestic also being ineligible, he decided to ship his fillies to Hoosier Park to compete against one another in the $140,000 Crossroads of America on Friday (Oct. 30). Muscle Baby Doll, fresh off a track record performance of 1:53.1 in her $46,750 division of the Circle City over the same surface last week, will leave from post position two in what is carded as the 10th race. David Miller will be holding the lines and the filly is the 5-2 morning line selection. You’re Majestic drew the 10 hole with Yannick Gingras at the controls and is rated at 15-1 off her seventh place finish in the first division of last week’s Circle City. Although both fillies are conditioned by Tony O’Sullivan, they will race under Trent Stohler’s name this weekend. “Both of them have raced at Hoosier Park before and done well,” Bellino said. “Tony pointed out to me that ‘Baby Doll’s’ race was a track record when he showed me the winners’ photo. I planned on supplementing her to the Breeders Crown, but that performance in the Ontario Sire Stakes final (10th) can be thrown right out. Something got her all worked up behind the gate, she broke and everything just went wrong for her, which is not like her at all. After what happened in the Breeders Crown, Tony and I were Monday morning quarterbacks because we were saying, ‘what if we had put her in’ but hindsight is 20/20 and she was excellent at Hoosier last week. I expect her to race well this weekend. “With You’re Majestic, we just thought she would perform a bit better. Not that she has been bad at all, but she is definitely not as strong as ‘Baby Doll’ and just did not seem to advance from two to three.” Muscle Baby Doll is a daughter of Muscle Mass and the Yankee Glide mare Have You Ever. She is the third foal from her dam, who won a $103,938 Simcoe Stakes division in 2004, was third in the Buckette, and fourth in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and $325,000 Delvin Miller Memorial. She was sold to Swedish interests after this filly was weaned. In her two years of competition, Muscle Baby Doll has collected $387,720, compiled a record of 22-13-4-2 and a mark of 1:52. She has been a model of consistency and a very pleasant surprise for her connections. She really illustrated an incredible amount of potential with a strong second place finish to Danielle Hall in last year’s Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final. Muscle Baby Doll’s equipment was broken, but she still managed to charge to the line to just miss. This year she rolled along on that win streak until she had an off night in the Elegantimage and came home eighth. She was then second in a $78,750 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event and 10th in the Super Final after some unknown disturbance. You’re Majestic has been entered in the same events as her stablemate and while trotting steadily, has been nowhere near as flashy or accomplished. The daughter of Majestic Son and You’re Adorable has earned just under $77,000 in 2015 while coming home fourth in the Super Final and fifth in the Elegantimage. Her lone win of the season came in a non-winners contest in June. “Tony thinks she (Muscle Baby Doll) slipped through the cracks,” said Bellino, who is recognized as a pacer man due to the success of such horses as Rock N Roll Heaven and Pet Rock. “She went really late in the sale and he thinks people just were not paying attention to her. It does happen, but trust me we paid a lot more than $5,000 for her. “Actually we’ve been offered quite a bit of money for her, but I wouldn’t sell. After the season ends though, I need to sell one of these fillies. It looks like that will be You’re Majestic, but she does get over a half (-mile track) well and Yonkers goes for really good money. “We have had an offer from individuals in Sweden for Baby Doll, but I really need to think about it. Tony absolutely loves her and does not want me to sell her, but it’s hard for a 4-year-old to race against males and other older horses. Look how good Bee A Magician is and what her 4-year-old season was like. I have a lot to consider and plan on thinking long and hard about what to do. Especially since we don’t normally part with many horses, especially if they are stakes horses.” How Carroll and Rick Huffman came to take Muscle Baby Doll home for only $5,000 remains a mystery, but Bellino knows one thing, he is thrilled he took a chance on her. “I think she can compete with anyone,” he said. “If we don’t sell her to the Swedish interests we will keep her and breed her. Her pedigree is outstanding and she has already proven her class and toughness. When I told Tony I bought her, he asked me if we were now in the 2-year-old trotting filly business and was not sold on her, but now she is his favorite trotter out of all he has had. I didn’t think I wanted her and she showed me I was wrong.” The Crossroads Of America PP-Horse-Driver-Trainer-Line 1-I'm So Fancy-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke-3-1 2-Muscle Baby Doll-David Miller-Trent Stohler-5-2 3-Smokinmombo-Aaron Merriman-Christopher Beaver-10-1 4-Livininthefastlane-Andy Miller-Julie Miller-8-1 5-Fox Valley Yoko-John De Long-Curt Grummel-30-1 6-Churita-Trace Tetrick-Matt Rheinheimer-8-1 7-Armatrading-Mark O'Mara-Mark O'Mara-30-1 8-Speak To Me-Brett Miller-Jimmy Takter-6-1 9-Bright Baby Blues-Tim Tetrick-Bob Stewart-4-1 10-You're Majestic-Yannick Gingras-Trent Stohler-15-1 by Kimberly French, USTA Web Newsroom Senior Correspondent 

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 28, 2015 - The best in the sport of Harness Racing will be showcased at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the fourth and final time this season. With over $1.1 million in purses to be distributed on the evening, Hoosier Park will offer arguably one of the best cards of the 2015 live racing season with a 14-race card that includes the $285,500 Monument Circle Pace, the $265,000 Carl Erskine Trot, and the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. The first race of the evening will line-up behind the starting gate at 5:45 p.m. The $285,500 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will feature perhaps the most anticipated matchup in all of harness racing as the Hoosier state's sophomore superstars Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete face-off in the rubber match of their rivalry. These two have met twice before on the track at Hoosier Park and each have a win to their credit. Wiggle It Jiggleit bested Freaky Feet Pete earlier in the season in Indiana Sires Stakes action but Freaky Feet Pete avenged that loss with a victory in their most recent match-up in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final at Hoosier Park on October 10. Wiggle It Jiggleit will line-up behind the gate for the Monument Circle after a sharp 1:49.4 score in his $45,300 division of the Circle City Stakes on October 23 at Hoosier Park. Driven by regular pilot Montrell Teague, Wiggle It Jiggleit went gate to wire to finish four and a half lengths in front of his nearest rival. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing, has drawn the rail and has been installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the Monument Circle Pace, slated as the 13th race on the program. Freaky Feet Pete returns to Hoosier Park fresh off a stretch rallying victory as the post time favorite to capture the $531,250 Breeders Crown three-year-old male pacing event at Woodbine on October 24. As a $62,500 supplemental entry, Freaky Feet Pete looked to be far out of contention in the final turn but sprinted home to stop the timer in 1:50 and record his first victory outside the state of Indiana. For the Monument Circle, Freaky Feet Pete drew post three with Trace Tetrick in the sulky and is slated at 7-5 on the morning line for trainer Larry Rheinheimer. Also among the stellar cast of entrants at Hoosier Park on Friday will be the 2015 Hambletonian winner Pinkman who will look to add to his bankroll when he visits Indiana for the first time against nine other competitors in the $265,000 Carl Erskine Trot. Pinkman, harness racing's top-earning horse this season, drew post four with Yannick Gingras in the sulky for trainer Jimmy Takter. Pinkman has bankrolled $1.86 million this year and won 11 of 16 seasonal outings. Most recently, Pinkman finished second the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old trotting colts at Woodbine Racetrack behind stablemate The Bank. The Carl Erskine Trot also includes the undefeated Indiana Sires Stakes Champion Homicide Hunter who was made eligible to the race by a supplemental nomination. The Curt Grummel trainee has won 16 of 16 starts this year and will start from the rail with regular driver John DeLong in the bike as he embarks on his most ambitious outing to date after dominating state breds. The 2015 Dan Patch Stakes winner JK Endofanera will return to Hoosier Park for the second time since his Dan Patch victory and looks to keep his three-race win streak at Hoosier Park in tact in the $165,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby from post five with Brett Miller in the sulky. JK Endofanera will ship to Indiana after a second place finish in his last start behind Always B Miki in the Breeders Crown final for open pacers. Not only will the best horses in the country go to post at Hoosier Park on Friday's 14-race card but the best drivers in the country will also be in the spotlight in the second annual East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge. This unique challenge will pit the top-five drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against five of the top drivers from the East in a five-race challenge with the victorious team going home with a winner take all $10,000 prize. The top five drivers from Hoosier Park will make-up "Team Midwest" with the top five drivers from the East making up "Team East". The East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge will be featured in races 4-8 on the evening. For more information on the upcoming live racing and entertainment at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14. Emily Gaskin

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