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ANDERSON, Ind.--November 27, 2020--The 2020 live harness racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which concluded on Saturday, November 21, produced encouraging gains on many fronts as well as sizeable gains in all-sources handle during the shortened 111-day harness racing season. At a time when tracks are struggling with the status quo of maintaining handle from year to year, Harrah's Hoosier Park has bucked the trend with a sensational all-sources handle increase of over 35% during the 2020 live harness racing season from the previous year's numbers. Total handle for all of 2020 was $70,967,441, up 35.5% as compared with the same 105 like-days plus the first six days of the 2019 meet. 2020 average daily handle was $639,346 (111 days) as compared to 2019 average daily handle of $497,460 (160 days) and up 28.5%. In a continued effort to provide the most attractive racing product to bettors everywhere, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino placed a focus on all encompassing marketing efforts and an increase in overall quality of racing. Race cards featured fuller fields over the previous year's numbers, averaging 8.8 betting interests per race this season compared to 8.47 in 2019. In addition, Hoosier Park averaged 13.9 races per day compared to 12.5 races per day in the previous year. "The 2020 live racing season proved to be an unequivocal success as witnessed by the record-breaking average daily handle," Harrah's Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "This achievement would not have been possible without the good judgment and foresight of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and the Indiana Standardbred Association which cooperatively and proactively assisted Harrah's Hoosier Park and making it possible for the 111-day season to be conducted in a safe and healthy manner all the while producing a record-breaking season on many fronts." "I would also like to thank our Indiana horsemen for their unwavering cooperation in putting together a most competitive product on the track each and every night. And, a special thank you to all Harrah's Hoosier Park team members for executing a flawless Breeders Crown weekend!" One of the most anticipated weekends on the 2020 live racing calendar was in October as Harrah's Hoosier Park welcomed the 37th edition of the $6 million Breeders Crown events back to the Anderson oval. The Breeders Crown saw notable success while placing the national spotlight on Harrah's Hoosier Park, as the best in the sport of harness racing took to the racetrack on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. The 2020 Breeders Crown at Harrah's Hoosier Park pulled in its largest handle in the 27-year history with a total of $2,639,903 wagered on the 15-race card Saturday, Oct. 31. The previous track record for handle on a single program was set during the 2017 Breeders Crown at $2,063,985. The 2020 edition was also a two-night record for the track with a total of $4,297,864 wagered on Breeders Crown Championships compared to a two-night total of $3,837,869 wagered in 2017. Additionally, the first dead heat in the history of the Breeders Crown was recorded in the Breeders Crown final for two-year-old pacing colts and the $409.80 win mutuel yielded by Sandbetweenmytoes in the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old pacing colts was the highest ever in the 37-year history of the Breeders Crown. In addition to the Breeders Crown events, Hoosier Park hosted Grand Circuit racing action six different times this season and welcomed the top-rated horses in North America to compete in races like the $160,000 Monument Circle, the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, and the $100,000 Nadia Lobell. As with the Breeders Crown, the bettors came out in full force throughout the entire season as a total of five race days produced over $1 million in handle--the most in any one season in the history of Harrah's Hoosier Park. Harrah's Hoosier Park also witnessed one of its' fastest season to date as 13 track records were equaled or re-established this season. Pacing sensations Little Rocket Man and Cattlewash equaled the overall track record of 1:47.2, which is now co-held by five horses. Trace Tetrick led all forces on the track and took home the 2020 leading driver title with 277 victories and accumulated over $3.1 million in purse earnings throughout the season. Tetrick, who led the driver standings from start to finish, earned his ninth leading driver title at Harrah's Hoosier Park in 2020. Trainer Tyler George earned his first leading trainer title at Harrah's Hoosier Park after his stable recorded 73 wins on the season. Live racing dates for the 2021 season at Harrah's Hoosier Park have been submitted and will be reviewed by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission at their December meeting. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. 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 and sports books. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448) ©2020 Caesars License Company, LLC. Emily Gaskin  

ANDERSON, Ind.—November 6, 2020—Just one week after hosting the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, Grand Circuit harness racing action was back in the spotlight at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, November 6 as some of the sport’s brightest stars ventured back to Hoosier Park for the final night of Grand Circuit racing this season. The evening’s 13-race card was highlighted by the $160,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, the $140,000 Carl Erskine Trot for three-year-old colt trotters, the $100,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old filly trotters and the $100,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies. Trainer Nancy Takter teamed up with driver Dexter Dunn to capture two winners on the evening’s program as the duo first found the winner’s circle with JK First Lady in the $100,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial. JK First Lady was able to overcome a first-over trip to wear down her stablemate and the heavily favored Breeders Crown champion Peaky Sneaky and Yannick Gingras to get the victory in 1:49.1. The 1:49.1 victory equaled her lifetime mark. “She has such a beautiful gait, she makes it look easy,” Takter noted of her filly. “She’s definitely fresh which helps a lot at this point in the season.” JK First Lady has now won five of 13 outs this season while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $695,731. The homebred daughter of Western Ideal—Jk She’salady is owned by the 3 Brothers Stables. Takter and Dunn were back in the winner’s circle in the very next stakes race on the program, the $100,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old trotting fillies after a decisive victory from Spoiled Princess. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite, Spoiled Princess rallied off cover and was able to hold off a late surge from May Baby and James Yoder to get the win by a length and a half in 1:52.2. “Last week (in the Breeders Crown Final) she lost a bit of her momentum in the last turn,” Takter said. “We made some equipment adjustments this week and she was much better. She’s definitely in great shape and came to me in great shape but she’s been particularly sharp these past couple weeks.” The daughter of Trixton—Fashion Spooner recorded her sixth win from 14 seasonal starts. Owned by Black Horse Racing and Christina Takter, Spoiled Princess has now amassed $226,136 in lifetime purse earnings. After a narrow miss in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final for three-year-old trotting colts last week, Play Trix On Me and driver Joe Bongiorno were out for a redemption victory and got it in the $140,000 Carl Erskine Trot in 1:53. Using similar tactics as his previous two efforts at Hoosier Park, Bongiorno sent Play Trix On Me away from the gate for position. Play Trix On Me reached the front through the opening panel in :26.4 before yielding the lead to Ready For Moni and Yannick Gingras. Ready For Moni lead the field through splits of :56 and 1:25.1 and when the field turned for home, the race appeared to be wide open. Play Trix On Me found late racing room up the inside and utilized a :27.2 closing quarter to the get the win over It’s Academic and Chris Page.  “It feels so good to be in the winner’s circle after last week,” Bongiorno noted after the victory. “I don’t normally feel torn up after a race but I was still feeling torn about that one even two days later. He raced so well. He’s confident and has great gate speed, but it just wasn’t enough.” “I got so lucky picking up the drive on this horse,” he continued. “I remember looking at his lines and thinking ‘he’s been good all year, he just hasn’t gotten lucky for a win.’ He got that tonight and raced really, really well again for me.” Trained by Linda Toscano, Play Trix On Me is owned by Renee Spahr. The son of Trixton—Lima Playmate recorded his fourth win of the season from 14 outs. Play Trix On Me now sports a lifetime bankroll of $242,971. In the final stakes race of the evening, World Champion and co-track record holder Cattlewash was back in the Hoosier Park winner’s circle after an authoritative score in the $160,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With regular pilot David Miller in the bike, Cattlewash utilized his customary front-running tactics to win by two lengths and stop the timer in 1:48.3. Tattoo Artist and Joe Bongiorno set the hot early tempo of :25.4 before Miller gave Cattlewash the green light down the backside. Cattlewash rattled off fractions of :54.1 and 1:21.4 before pacing home in :26.4 to get the victory over stablemate Elver Hanover and driver Chris Page. Catch The Fire and Mike Wilder rallied well late to round out the trifecta. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, Cattlewash returned $3.40 for the victory. Cattlewash captures the $160,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:48.3            --Dean Gillette Photography “The trip worked out well for us tonight,” Miller noted in the winner’s circle. “He definitely races his best race on the front—he’s very game on the lead. He got a little bit of a late start this season but he has really come around lately and going two heats in the Jug was the best thing for him. He was as strong tonight as he has been all year.” Trained by Ron Burke, the son of Somebeachsomewhere—Road Bet was bred and is owned by W J Donovan. Cattlewash has now won 5 of 14 seasonal starts while earning $709,977 lifetime.  Live racing will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, November 7 with a 13-race card. Live racing will then move to a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule for the final two weeks of the 2020 live racing meet which will conclude on November 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff

Anderson, IN (Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020) – There were a lot of hurdles to overcome for the 37th edition of the $6 million Breeders Crown Championships at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Amidst a pandemic that limited crowd capacity, the harness racing track pulled in its largest handle in the 27-year history with a total of $2,474,344 wagered on the 15-race card Saturday, Oct. 31. The previous track record for handle on a single program was set during the 2017 Breeders Crown at $2,063,985. The 2020 edition was also a two-night record for the track with a total of $4,297,864 wagered on Breeders Crown Championships compared to a two-night total of $3,837,869 wagered in 2017. "This historic, record-setting weekend is a direct testimony of the hard work and effort made by our team at Harrah's Hoosier Park, the Hambletonian Society, the Indiana Standardbred Association, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, and our presenting sponsor The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership," said Rick Moore, Vice President  and General Manager of Racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park. "Once again, Harrah's Hoosier Park shined on a world-wide stage. We couldn't be more proud of Indiana's racing industry, our team, our horsemen and horsewomen, sponsors, and all of the fans watching and wagering from around the world who made this weekend possible." It was an evening of dominant performances from the team of driver Dexter Dunn and Nancy Takter, who took home three Breeders Crown titles. The one all racing fans thought would be their best shot at a title with three-year-old pacing standout Tall Dark Stranger turned out to be a neck loss to longshot Sandbetweenmytoes, driven by Scott Zeron. Tall Dark Stranger was leading the way down the stretch and was passed up by Cattlewash and David Miller on the inside. The Bettors Delight colt fought back and got a head in front of Cattlewash. However, it was Sandbetweenmytoes on the extreme outside that got to the wire first for the win as the longest shot on the board. Tall Dark Stranger was second over Cattlewash for third. The time of the mile was 1:48.3 in a race where the top six were separated by less than two lengths. Sandbetweenmytoes, trained by Jim Campbell, set a record for the largest payout in Breeders Crown history at $409.80 for a $2 win wager, beating the previous mark of $152.00 set in 2008. The Somebeachsomewhere gelding, out of the world champion mare Galleria, is a homebred by Jules Siegel, a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame and owner of Fashion Farms. There were no surprises in the $300,000 Breeders Crown Open Mares Trot as Manchego and Dexter Dunn, tipped off cover in the stretch and trotted home for the win well under wraps. Manchego became only the fourth trotter in history to win three Breeders Crown trophies with the win. Plunge Blue Chip and Ake Svanstedt finished second over a hard charging When Dovescry and David Miller for third. Owned by Black Horse Racing, Manchego earned her third straight Breeders Crown title. Trained by Nancy Takter, the Muscle Hill five-year-old mare now has 32 career wins in 55 career starts and surpassed the $2.5 million earnings mark. Gimpanzee and Brian Sears made it a three-peat in the Breeders Crown, winning the Open Trot. Sears moved the Chapter Seven horse to the lead at the half and held the field to his heels the remainder of the race for the win in 1:51.3. Crystal Fashion and Jordan Stratton finished second over Atlanta and Yannick Gingras for third. Owned by Courant Inc. and S P F Stable, Gimpanzee has now accumulated in excess of $2.7 million. Marcus Melander trains the standout trotter, who has won eight of 11 starts in 2020. Gimpanzee, a 4-year-old stallion, became the fifth trotter in history to win at least three Breeders Crown trophies, joining Peace Corps, Grades Singing, Mack Lobell, and Manchego — who accomplished the feat earlier in the night.  “This is an amazing horse that means a lot to me,” said Melander. “He’s been good to me since we bought him at the Harrisburg sale as a yearling. I think he’s better chasing horses but they had a soft fraction on the backside and Brian (Sears) was able to get to the lead and it was hard to catch him. This is our third Breeders Crown win together. It’s tough to win a Breeders Crown and this shows how good he is to win three.” Century Farroh closed out the final Breeders Crown of 2020 with a win in the $500,000 Open Pace. The four-year-old Mach Three horse, driven by David Miller, waited patiently for the passing lane in the stretch. Once he had clearance, he moved in for the win in 1:49.0. Bettor’s Wish and Dexter Dunn finished second over Backstreet Shadow and Tim Tetrick for third. Owned by Ratchford Stable of Nova Scotia and trained by Ian Moore, Century Farroh was a winner earlier this season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in the track’s signature $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes in the exact same final time of 1:49.0, which is his career best.  The final race on the card produced a Pick 4 payout of $18,709.20 and a Pick 6 carryover of $16,453.51, which will be added to the next night of action Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. 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. For more information on the 2020 Breeders Crown, please click here. More information on Harrah’s Hoosier Park, event FAQ, Breeders Crown experience and the fields please visit www.HarrahsHoosierPark.com   Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN— October 26, 2020—Post positions were drawn for the remaining fields to complete the line-up for the Breeders Crown Finals on Monday, October 26 at a Post Draw Reception at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The harness racing fields for the Open Pace, Open Trot, Three-Year-Old Colt Trot and Three-Year-Old Colt Pace were established. Elimination winners drew from posts one through five with the remainder of the field in an open draw. The Open Pace and Open Trot did not require eliminations and advanced directly to the finals set for Saturday, Oct. 31. Following are the fields in post position order for the Breeders Crown Finals:  $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Sectionline Bigry—Steve Bauder 2-Filibuster Hanover—Ron Burke 3-Western Joe—Christopher Choate 4-Dorsoduro Hanover—Ron Burke 5-Sintra—Tyler George 6-Backstreet Shadow—Ron Burke 7-Century Farroh—Dr. Ian Moore  8-Dancin Lou—Tahnee Camilleri 9-Bettor’s Wish—Chris Ryder 10-This Is The Plan—Ron Burke   $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot  PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Capricornus—Marcus Melander 2-Amigo Volo—R. Nifty Norman 3-Ready For Moni—Nancy Takter 4-Play Trix On Me—Linda Toscano 5-Hill Exotic—Trond Smedshammer 6-Maesteraemon—Marcus Melander 7-Back Of The Neck—Ake Svandstedt  8-Beads—Per Engblom 9-Chestnut Hill—R. Nifty Norman 10-Gangster Hanover—Ake Svandstedt    $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Tall Dark Stranger—Nancy Takter 2-Manticore—Bruce Saunders 3-Cattlewash—Ron Burke 4-Warrawee Vital—Robert Fellows 5-Save Me A Dance—Andrew Harris 6-No Lou Zing—Nancy Takter 7-Captain Barbossa—Tony Alagna 8-Sandbetweenmytoes—Jim Campbell 9-The Greek Freak—Ron Burke 10-Elver Hanover—Ron Burke   $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Mission Accepted—Ron Burke 2-Majestic Player A—Walter Haynes Jr.  3-Gimpanzee—Marcus Melander 4-Reign Of Honor—Marcus Melander 5-Atlanta—Ron Burke 6-Lindy The Great—Julie Miller 7-Soul Strong—Ake Svandstedt  8-Katkin American—James Yoder 9-Crystal Fashion—Jim Campbell 10-Fiftydallarbill—Luis Quevedo   Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The four $600,000 two-year-old Breeders Crown finals will be held on Friday with the three-year-old and open events featured on Saturday. Each evening will feature a first post of 6:00 p.m. Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a free live high-definition streaming of the entire Breeders Crown events and live racing cards on YouTube. The live stream broadcast will be part of a week-long coverage leading up to the Breeders Crown finals. Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s social media feeds will also stream the Breeders Crown event week festivities.  The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN— October 23, 2020—Post positions were drawn on Friday, October 23 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the Open Mare Trot, Two-Year-Old Colt Trot, Two-Year-Old Filly Pace, and Two-Year-Old Colt Pace Breeders Crown Finals. Elimination winners drew from posts one through five with the remainder of the harness racing field in an open draw.  In the two-year-old pacing filly ranks, elimination winners Continualou and JK Alwaysbealady drew post one and two respectively. Continualou provided the biggest upset of the evening after pacing home in :26 to score at odds of 92-1 and claim the first of two $25,000 eliminations with David Miller in the bike.   Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt Perfect Sting remained undefeated with an impressive performance in the second of two $25,000 eliminations for the Breeders Crown Juvenile pacing colts and geldings for trainer Joe Holloway. Southwind Gendry also continued his winning ways as he delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the first elimination for freshman pacing colts. Perfect Sting and Southwind Gendry will line up right next to each other in the $600,000 Final on Friday, October 30, drawing post two and three respectively.  On the trotting side, elimination winners In Range and Venerate drew post three and five, respectively for their $600,000 final.  Following are the fields in post position order for the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Finals:    $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Continualou--Ron Burke 2-JK Alwaysbalady-Nancy Takter 3-Caviart Audrey-Nancy Takter 4-Paulas Bet Hanover-Ron Burke 5-Scarlett Hanover--Ron Burke 6-Blue Diamond Eyes—Ron Burke 7-Fire Start Hanover—R. Nifty Norman 8-Nashville Elgenna—Tony Alagna  9-Notorious Pink--Tony Alagna  10-Somethingbeautiful—Dylan Davis   $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot  PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Take All Comers—Jim Campbell 2-Cricket Fashion—Jim Campbell 3-In Range—Marcus Melander 4-On A Streak—Luc Blais 5-Venerate—Julie Miller 6-Muscle Dynasty—Paula Wellwood 7-Captain Corey—Ake Svandstedt  8-Zenith Stride—Mark Harder 9-Delayed Hanover—Ake Svandstedt  10-Brookview Bolt—Ron Burke   $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Pace PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Jk Going West—LeWayne Miller  2-Perfect Sting—Joe Holloway 3-Southwind Gendry—Ron Burke 4-Always A Miki—Nancy Takter 5-Bayfield Beach—Brian Brown 6-Summa Cum Laude—Ron Burke 7-Abuckabett Hanover—Tony Alagna 8-Caviart Lotus—Nancy Takter 9-Captains Place—John Ackley 10-Literl Lad Hanover—Ron Burke    The Open Mare Trot did not require an elimination and all entrants advanced to the final slated for Saturday, October 31.    $300,000 Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot PP-Horse-Trainer 1-Weslynn Quest—Christopher Beaver 2-Conway Kellyanne—Daryl Bontrager 3-Pat Matters—R.Nifty Norman 4-When Dovescry—Brett Pelling 5-Plunge Bluechip—Ake Svandstedt  6-Felicity Shagwell—Ake Svandstedt  7-Manchego—Nancy Takter 8-Grand Swan—LeWayne Miller   Five Breeders Crown eliminations will highlight the Saturday, October 24 program at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The remaining divisions will be drawn as follows:    Saturday, October 24—following the final elimination race: Open Mare Pace Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Three-Year-Old Filly Trot   Monday, October 26—Post Draw Reception at 6pm:  Open Trot Open Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Trot   Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event.  The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. First post for the Breeders Crown eliminations will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT) while post time for the Breeders Crown finals will be 6:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com   Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN— October 22, 2020—Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host a weekend of world-class harness racing as the 2020 Breeders Crown, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will begin with eliminations on Friday, October 23. Twelve Breeders Crown eliminations for varying age groups of both gaits and genders will highlight Friday’s live racing action while five eliminations will be featured on Saturday's live racing card. The sport’s best trotters and pacers will be looking to secure a spot in next weekend’s lucrative finals.  The Open Pace, Open Trot and Mare Trot did not require eliminations and will go directly to the finals on Sat. Oct. 31. There were 61 two-year-olds entered, resulting in $25,000 eliminations in all divisions for Friday, Oct. 23. All of the two-year-old finals will carry a purse of $600,000. There were 61 three-year-olds entered, resulting in $25,000 eliminations in all divisions with the fillies racing on Friday, Oct. 23 and the colts on Saturday, Oct. 24. All of the three-year-old finals will feature a purse of $500,000.  Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a free live high-definition streaming of the Breeders Crown Finals and eliminations cards. The live stream will be available on YouTube along with a link available on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website. In addition to a live stream of the racing cards, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a live stream of the post position draws.  The draw broadcast will be part of a week-long coverage leading up to the Breeders Crown finals, including the Breeders Crown post draw reception which will be held on Monday, October 26 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park at 6pm. Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s social media feeds will also stream the post position draws and other Breeders Crown event week festivities. The Breeders Crown finals will be drawn in the following order:  Friday, October 23—following the final elimination race: Open Mare Trot Two-Year-Old Colt Pace  Two-Year-Old Colt Trot Two-Year-Old Filly Pace   Saturday, October 24—following the final elimination race: Open Mare Pace Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Three-Year-Old Filly Trot   Monday, October 26—Post Draw Reception at 6pm:  Open Trot Open Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Three-Year-Old Colt Trot   Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event.    The 2020 Breeders Crown event, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. First post for the Breeders Crown eliminations will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT) while post time for the Breeders Crown finals will be 6:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff

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

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

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

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

ANDERSON, Ind.—September 18, 2020—Three-year-old pacing colts & geldings were on display on Friday, September 18 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the sixth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action. The night saw victories from both a heavy favorite and a longshot, proving the competitive nature of the division. Odds On Osiris fulfilled the role of post-time favorite, winning his first start back at Harrah’s Hoosier Park after Grand Circuit action. Dojea Gizmo provided one of many upsets on the evening’s card in the second division after a near gate-to-wire score for his first Indiana Sires Stakes win. In the first split of the stakes action, Odds On Osiris made a triumphant return to Harrah’s Hoosier Park, crossing the wire in 1:50:1, a little over a length to the good. With Peter Wrenn in the bike, Odds On Osiris followed through as the 1-5 favorite, paying $2.60 to win. When the gate opened, Odds On Osiris settled into a spot midpack, letting his competitors set the fractions. Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates led the field through an opening quarter of 26:2. Wrenn gave Odds On Osiris the go ahead soon after, moving second-over and surging past the leaders. Crook Boyzz still called the shots at the half in 55:2, but his lead wouldn’t last long. Odds On Osiris was out and powered up to take command at the third quarter in 1:23:2. As the field turned for home, Crook Boyzz appeared ready to battle but Odds On Osiris was too strong and dug in to get the victory leaving Crook Boyzz to settle for second. Always And Again with John De Long rallied well late in the stretch for third. “We decided to add Lasix because he did bleed a bit in the North American Cup,” trainer Melanie Wrenn revealed after the win. “He’s been a consistent athlete. At two we tried to find how he likes to race best but this year he has really found his way to race.” Odds On Osiris has now won 10 of 17 lifetime starts, boasting a lifetime bankroll of $576,425 for owners Odds On Racing. The son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover was bred by Merlie Schwartz. Rounding out the stakes events for the night was Dojea Gizmo providing the 15-1 upset for driver, trainer Dan Shetler. Equaling his lifetime mark of 1:51:0, Dojea Gizmo made his game winning move down the backside to score his fifth lifetime win. As the wings of the gate opened, Family Recipe with James Yoder surged to the front through the first quarter in :27:2. Dojea Gizmo was ready to attack and was on top by a length at the half in :56:4. Dojea Gizmo continued unchallenged through third quarter in 1:24:3. As the field turned for home, Doeja Gizmo felt Family Recipe digging in behind him. The pair ended up matching strides for much of the stretch but it was Dojea Gizmo who came out on top. Family Recipe held on for second. Clever Character with Ricky Macomber Jr. recovered from a break at the start, rallying late for third. Dojea Gizmo paid $32.40 to win with the upset. Dojea Gizmo grabs his first Indiana Sires Stakes win.     --Dean Gillette Photography. “We didn’t really race him as a two-year-old,” Shetler noted in the winner’s circle, “but I always knew he had that speed. He’s incredibly versatile and durable.” The son of Tellitlikeitis-Postmark, Dojea Gizmo has now won five of 18 starts. He sports a lifetime bankroll of $74,343 for owners Dan Shetler and the Dojea Stables, who also bred the gelding. With Friday’s Pick-4 sequence going unsolved, producing a $5,447.69 carryover, the Pick-4 pool will be guaranteed at $10,000 for Saturday’s 14-race card . 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.    Rose Flood  |  Race Marketing & Operations Admin

Anderson, IN—Brookview Bullet turned in an impressive effort to capture the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $79,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 17. Brett Miller was in to drive the Tyler George trainee who stopped the clock in 1:51 and established a new lifetime best in the process.   Leaving from post four in the talented field of 11, Brookview Bullet left just enough to grab a spot along the rail in third through a snappy opening quarter of :25.4. James Yoder had JK Going West on the front but was joined by Skyway Victor and Brandon Bates at the half in :55. Miller gave Brookview Bullet the green light and the colt ranged up to the take the lead at three-quarters in 1:23.4.   As the field turned for home, Brookview Bullet was still calling the shots and braced for the stretch drive to the wire. What’s Your Beef and Trace Tetrick were applying pressure from first over and the pocket-sitting JK Going West was looming large but Brookview Bullet wasn’t finished. Using a :27.1 final quarter, Brookview Bullet was able to hold off all challengers to get the win by three and three-quarters lengths. JK Going West finished second while What’s Your Beef rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 3-5, Brookview Bullet returned $3.40 to his backers at the betting windows.   Trained by Tyler George, the gelded son of Always A Virgin—Babylon Sister recorded his fourth win from five seasonal starts. Owned by Eleven Star Stable, Brookview Bullet pushed his lifetime bankroll to $85,588.  Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 18. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 in Races 10-14 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN--Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the Tuesday, September 15 harness racing card with a quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for the freshmen trotters and it was a night ruled by favorites as the post time favorite delivered in all four divisions. The two-year-olds completed the fifth round of their round six series and secured valuable points for the $250,000 Super Finals slated for October 16 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.    Illini Earl and Trace Tetrick made quick work of the first $39,500 division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings to score as the 2-5 favorite. Stopping the timer in 1:55.1, Illlini Earl finished nearly five lengths in front of his competition, established a new lifetime best and recorded his second consecutive victory.   The Walter Haynes Jr. trainee made every call a winning one as he dictated fractions of :28.2, :58.0, and 1:26.3 before trotting strong to the wire. Owned in partnership by Jeff Fought Racing and Brian Carsey, the son of Jailhouse Jesse—Maevey Gravy has now won two of five lifetime starts. Illini Earl sports a lifetime bankroll of $31,550.  Trace Tetrick was back in the winner’s circle just a few races later after steering Swift Swanda to a front-stepping 1:55.2 victory in the first $38,500 division for two-year-old trotting fillies. Sent off as the heavy post time favorite, Swift Swanda made her game winning down the backside and never looked back. Utilizing a :28.2 final quarter, Swift Swanda was able to hold off a late surge from Country Girl Charm and LeWayne Miller to get the win by four lengths.   Owned in partnership by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall equaled her established best and recorded her fifth from seven lifetime outs with the victory. Swift Swanda has now earned $76,617 in purse earnings and is trained by Erv Miller.   Breckenridge and Dan Shetler continued their winning ways to score in 1:56.1 in the second division of the stakes action for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Utilizing his customary front-stepping tactics, Breckenridge dictated fractions of :28.2, :58.1, and 1:27.3 before holding off a late surge from Swingforthefences and Peter Wrenn to get the win by a head. The 1:56.1 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman colt and his third consecutive victory in stakes action.   The homebred son of Class Included—Dazzling Miss is owned in partnership by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables and has now bankrolled $87,132 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won four of seven lifetime starts in his young career.   In the final division for two-year-old trotting fillies, the 1-5 favorite Shirley Goodness quarter-moved to command then stepped home in :28.2 to equal her lifetime mark of 1:55.4. The daughter of Swan For All—Stirling Debutant was guided by Peter Wrenn to a 4-1/4 length victory for trainer Melanie Wrenn.   Shirley Goodness delivered as the heavy betting favorite in her split of the stakes action for two-year-old trotting fillies.  --Dean Gillette Photography Shirley Goodness recorded her fourth win of the season from six lifetime starts. Owned in partnership by Bill Beechy, Bradley Maxwell, and Kenneth Frieder, Shirley Goodness now sports a lifetime bankroll of $54,620.   Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, September 16. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

Anderson, IN--Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 10 as one $59,500 division of Indiana Sires Stakes was featured on the evening’s 14-race card. Emma Town Bud turned in a decisive near gate to wire effort to win going away in 1:54 with driver Michael Oosting in the bike.   Leaving from post four, Oosting sent Emma Town Bud away from the gate for early position but yielded the lead to Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr. through the opening panel in :28.2. Emma Town Bud wanted his turn on the front and ranged up to take command just before the half in :58.2.   After mild first-half fractions, Emma Town Bud began to put his talent on display and was on top by four lengths through the third station in 1:27. Swan In Motion made a costly break turning for home and left Emma Town Bud in a race against the clock. Utilizing a :27 closing kick, Emma Town Bud finished five lengths to the good and stopped the timer in 1:54. Anchors Away and Sam Widger utilized a ground saving trip to get up for second while Dude Included and John DeLong trotted evenly for third. Sent off as the 3-5 betting favorite, Emma Town Bud returned $3.20 at the betting windows.   Trained by Byron Hooley and owned by Summit Pacing Acres LLC, Emma Town Bud now owns a 19-7-5-2 lifetime record. The son of Big Stick Lindy—Centerfold Lady has amassed $202,457 in lifetime purse earnings.   Indiana Sires Stakes action for the sophomore competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 11. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $32,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.—September 4, 2020—Pacing colts and geldings, both freshmen and sophomore, took to the track for Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action on Friday, September 4 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While the two-year-olds raced their fourth round and the three-year-olds raced their fifth, driver/trainer LeWayne Miller was the common thread as he grabbed victories in both ages with freshman Jk Going West and sophomore Family Recipe. The first half of the stakes races saw wins from heavy favorites three-year-old Crook Boyzz and two-year-old What’s Your Beef. Miller’s first victory provided an upset over a heavy favorite when he guided Jk Going West to his first Indiana Sires Stakes victory. While the betting public backed Brookview Bullet with Trace Tetrick, 10-1 Jk Going West dug in in the lane to reach the wire first and stop the clock in 1:52:0, establishing a new lifetime mark. As the wings of the gate opened, Jk Going West called the shots and held them through the first quarter in 26:4 until PBR Street Gang with Sam Widger moved first-over to grab the lead through fractions of 54:4 and 1:24:1. As the field turned for home, Jk Going West dug in and began to bolster his lead on the pack, a fast-charging Brookview Bullet attacking from behind. The pair matched strides until the wire where Jk Going West was a head to the good and Brookview Bullet held on for a game second. Readyfortheladys with Peter Wrenn rallied from the back of the pack for third. Jk Going West paid $22.60 to win for his betting backers. “He’s always been right there but I always knew he could get there,” Miller noted after the victory. “He had a tough go at it last time out, but I knew if things went his way he’d get it.” Jk Going West is the son of Jk Endofanera-Southwest and was bred by the Silver Linden Farms. With his first win of the season out of seven starts, he now sports a lifetime bankroll of $49,183 for owners Bill Beechy and David Ferch. Immediately following his first victory, Miller found the winner’s circle again, this time with three-year-old Family Recipe who earned his third straight victory as the betting public’s choice in 1:51:0 Family Recipe opted for a pocket trip when the gate opened following closely behind The Candyman Can with Sam Widger. Through fractions of 26:3, 55:2 and 1:23:4, Family Recipe sat patiently while his competitors made moves from the outside on the leaders. Digging in through a competitive stretch battle, Family Recipe surged forward and crossed the wire a length ahead of his competitors. The Candyman Can held on for second while Dojea Gizmo with Peter Wrenn staged a late rally for third. Family Recipe paid $5.00 to win. “He’s definitely stronger this year,” Miller shared about the gelding. “He has a much better attitude and he keeps getting better with every start.” The son of Always A Virgin-Tia Maria Hanover has now won five of 19 lifetime starts, boasting a lifetime bankroll of $131,980 for owners LeWayne Miller, Arnold Maners, Joseph Vierra and the Never 2 Late Stables. Family Recipe was bred by Lyndar Stables. The earlier stakes races of the night kicked off with a win from three-year-old gelding Crook Boyzz, earning back-to-back stakes wins in 1:50:3. In a near gate-to-wire fashion, Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates stopped the clock over a length in front, paying $4.40 to win. Sawyer’s Desire with Trace Tetrick held on for second and Always And Again with Sam Widger rallied for third. Crook Boyzz, the son of Always A Virgin-Magic Moments, is owned by Robert Esposito and Brett Selby. In the first event for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, heavy favorite What’s Your Beef rebounded in stakes action in 1:51:3 with Trace Tetrick at the lines. After securing a seat in the pocket, What’s Your Beef quickly made an attack on the leader and held that lead until he reached the wire over two lengths to the good, paying $2.80 to win at the betting windows. Tj’s Indy Pacer with Sam Widger rallied for second and Aracache Can Dance with Peter Wrenn held on for third. The son of Jk Endofanera-Kats Treasure, What’s Your Beef is owned by W Donovan, Joe Sbrocco, Kirk Nichols and Jaf Racing. Harrah’s Hoosier Park will host Derby day festivities on Saturday, September 5 as well as a 13-race card with an adjusted 7:10 pm post time.. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31.  For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Rose Flood

ANDERSON, Ind.—September 3, 2020—Two-year-old pacing fillies were featured in their fourth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 3. Two divisions highlighted the evening’s harness racing action and both divisions saw the winners lowering their lifetime marks to 1:51:4. In the first division, Somethingbeautiful turned in an impressive effort to kept her unbeaten streak alive and the second division saw a minor upset from fist-time stakes competitor Something To Me. The stakes action kicked off with top divisional rivals Somethingbeautiful and Hot Mess Express vying for back-to-back stakes wins. After an impressive stretch battle, it was Somethingbeautiful who remained undefeated and scored her fifth straight victory while establishing a new lifetime mark of 1:51:4. While Somethingbeautiful, with LeWayne Miller In the bike, was the first out following the gate, Hot Mess Express with Sam Widger quickly moved to the lead in the first turn. The fillies remained in straight formation clocking fractions of 27:0, 55:4 and 1:25:1, with the rival pair leading the way. As the field turned for home, Somethingbeautiful tipped from the pocket to make an attack on the leader. The fillies matched strides down the stretch but it was Somethingbeautiful, digging in with a final quarter of 26:2, who reached the wire first. Hot Mess Express held on for second while GD Rockin Kay with Trace Tetrick staged a late rally for third. Somethingbeautiful paid $3.20 to win at the betting windows. “I had to ask her for a bit more in the stretch and she really took off,” Miller noted. “She’s very professional for a two-year-old but still knows how to be playful.” The daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $84,500 and is undefeated in five lifetime starts. She is owned by Howard Taylor, Edwin Gold, Abraham Basen and Richard Lombardo. The Dylan Davis trainee was bred by Aaron Stutzman. The second division provided Something To Me her first stakes victory for trainer Michael Arnold. The minor upset lowered Something To Me’s lifetime mark by over two seconds to 1:51:4. When the wings of the gate opened, Skyway Ideal with Brandon Bates fired out for the lead while Something To Me with John De Long sat in the pocket. Through the first quarter in 26:4, Something To Me prepared to attack the leader. Something To Me pulled the pocket and grabbed the lead, carrying it handily through the half in 55:4 and the third quarter in 1:24:4. With the wire in sight, Something To Me opened up on the field, leaving the remaining six to battle for minor spoils. Something To Me crossed the wire and stopped the clock in 1:51:4 four lengths ahead of her competitors, paying $10.20 to win. JK She’s Gordjus with Trace Tetrick rallied late for second and after sitting in fourth for most of the mile, Sassy Cindy with Peter Wrenn dug in for third. Owned by Steven Huffman, Something To Me now sports a lifetime bankroll of $33,705 and notched victory number five from eight starts. The daughter of Jk Endoranera-Sorcha Bluestone was bred by Bluestone Farms, C Agins and S Steven. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday, September 3 with two $33,000 divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and two $42,500 divisions for the two-year-old pacing 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.    Rose Flood  |  Race Marketing & Operations Admin

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