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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

Anderson, IN— Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action is in full swing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the evening’ 14-race card on Wednesday, September 2 featured two divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies and two divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. The sophomores were squaring off in round five of their seven round series while it was the fourth of six rounds for the two-year-old competitors.   The divisional heavyweights in the three-year-old trotting filly ranks drew away from each other and were decisive winners in their respective divisions. May Baby and James Yoder looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as they coasted to an open length victory in the first division. Stopping the timer in 1:53, May Baby moved to the lead just after the half and never looked back—finishing eleven lengths in front of her next closest competitor.   Owned by Cheyenne Yoder and trained by James Yoder, the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling improved her lifetime record to 17-9-3-1 while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $307,865.  In the second division, Rock Swan continued her winning ways to score in 1:54.4. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Rock Swan made her game-winning move down the backside and held off a late surge from Queen Margherita late in the lane to get the win by a head and record her fifth consecutive victory.   With the win, the daughter of Swan For All—Jolly Jessica improved her seasonal record to 7-5-2-0. The Erv Miller trainee has never finished worse than second in 18 lifetime starts. Owned in partnership by S&R Racing and Anthony Lombardi, Rock Swan has now earned $487,922 in lifetime purse earnings.  In the two-year-old trotting colt ranks, Breckenridge and Dan Shetler also continued their winning ways to capture the first division in 1:56.4. After a busy mile, Breckenridge dug in gamely late in the lane to hold off Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger to get the win by a head. The 1:56.4 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman colt and his second 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 $67,132 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won three of five lifetime starts in his young career.   In the final division of stakes action for the night, King Felix and Doug Rideout turned in a near gate to wire effort to score in 1:58. Using a :28.1 final quarter, King Felix held off a late surge from Flying Swan and Jay Cross to get the win by nearly two lengths. The 1:58 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman colt.   Trained by Doug Rideout, King Felix recorded his fourth win from eight seasonal starts. The son of Pine Credit—Missy Hall is owned by Matthew Miller and has now earned $41,525 in lifetime purse earnings.   King Felix established a new lifetime mark with a 1:58 score   --Dean Gillette Photography.  Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 3 with two divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in Races 3-6 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

Anderson, IN— Two $39,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions were contested for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday, August 26 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was the third round of the six-leg harness racing series for the freshman competitors.  Breckenridge turned in an impressive front-stepping effort to score his second lifetime victory and second score in stakes action, stopping the timer in 1:57.2. Driven, trained and co-owned by Dan Shetler, Breckenridge was able to overcome post position nine to get the win by four lengths and establish a new lifetime best in the process.   The homebred son of Class Included—Dazzling Miss is owned in partnership by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables and has now bankrolled $47,622 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won two of five lifetime starts in his young career.   After making a costly break in his last start, Brookview Bolt rebounded gamely to pull the 14-1 in the second division of the stakes action. Driven by Sam Widger, Brookview Bolt left alertly, yielded the leaded and then trotted strong to the wire to get the win by two lengths in 1:57.2. Trained by Ron Burke, the son of Swan For All—Witty’s Winner scored his third win from five starts this season.   Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger pulled the 14-1 upset                --Dean Gillette Photography Owned in partnership by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva, Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, Brookview Bolt has now earned $52,400 in lifetime purse earnings. The 1:57.2 clocking was also a new lifetime best for the freshman colt.    Indiana Sires Stakes action for the freshman competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, August 27. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $41,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff

Anderson, IN— Freshman trotting fillies were the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 25 as the two-year-old trotting fillies kicked off a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes events for the two-year-old competitors. Two divisions were featured on the evening’s program as the fillies completed the third round of their six round series.     In the opening division, it was Swift Swanda who was just that—swift. Staging an incredible late rally in the lane, Swift Swanda and Trace Tetrick went from last to first to get up in the final strides of the mile and score in 1:55.2.   Sent off at odds of 6-5, Swift Swanda was uninvolved through the early stages of the race and sat eighth through early fractions of :27.2 and :57.3. As the field approached the three-quarters in 1:26.2, Doug Rideout had Four Under Par on the front and he quickly tried to separate themselves from the rest of the field. Turning for home, Swift Swanda was third over and had a lot of work to do. Tetrick tipped Swift Swanda out and she used a :27.2 closing kick to track down Four Under Par. Swift Swanda got the win by a neck and returned $4.60 for the win.   Owned in partnership by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall has now won four of five lifetime starts and established a new lifetime best with the victory. Swift Swanda has now earned $47,867 in purse earnings and was bred by Lavon Miller.   After getting snapped right at the wire in the first division, driver, trainer Doug Rideout came back and pulled the 26-1 upset with Queen Of All in the second division of the stakes action. Queen Of All turned in an impressive effort to score her maiden breaking win in 1:56.2.  Leaving from post nine, Rideout sent Queen of All away from the gate to grab the lead through the opening panel in :27.3 Queen of All yielded the lead to Guccio’s Lady and Peter Wrenn who would lead the field through middle fractions of :57.2 and 1:26.4. Queen of All waited patiently to make her move and found late racing room up the inside to get the win by a length and a half. Queen Of All returned $55.20 for the win.   With the win, Queen Of All recorded her first lifetime victory from 6 lifetime starts. The daughter of Swan For All—Ecstatic has now earned $36,005 in lifetime purse earnings. Queen Of All is owned in partnership by Julie Rideout, Pete Schmucker, and Glider Stables.   Indiana Sires Stakes action for the freshman competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 26. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $39,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  Emily Ratcliff

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

Anderson, IN--Three-year-old trotting colts and geldings were back in action on Thursday, August 20 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as two $31,5000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes were featured on the evening’s 14-race card. The sophomore trotters were competing in the fourth round of their seven round harnes racing series.   Flagman, with driver, trainer Rick Plano in the bike, turned in an impressive effort to pull the 7-1 upset in the opening division. Scoring in 1:54.1, Flagman recorded his first win of the season and established a new lifetime best in the process.   Leaving from post six in the field of six, Plano wasted no time and sent Flagman to the front through the opening panel in :27.2. Trace Tetrick had Anchors Away on a mission to the front and they ranged up to take command just before the half in :56.1. Flagman sat patiently in the pocket while the heavy post time favorite, Dude Included and John DeLong, were on the attack from first-over through the three-quarter clocking in 1:25.3.   While Dude Included and Anchors Away were battling on the front, Flagman was winding up to strike from behind them. Plano tipped Flagman out and he surged past the top two to get the win by three parts of a length. Dude Included held on for second while Speedball Swagger and LeWayne Miller rallied well late for third. Sent off at odds of 7-1, Flagman returned $17.20 at the betting windows.   “He’s just coming into himself,” driver, trainer Rick Plano noted after the victory. “He’s getting better with every start and we’re getting to the point now where we can make some changes with his shoes and things to really help him.”   Owned by Cinderalla Stables, the gelded son of Guccio—Magic Lindy recorded his first win of the season from 6 starts and fourth lifetime victory from 18 outs. Flagman pushed his lifetime bankroll to $73,369 with the win.   In the second division, Emma Town Bud and Michael Oosting converted a pocket trip into a decisive 1:52.4 score. With the win, Emma Town Bud recorded his second straight victory and lowered his lifetime mark by nearly a second.   Oosting sent Emma Town Bud away from the gate just enough to grab a pocket seat behind TJ’s Top Pick and Trace Tetrick. The heavily favored Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr., who had an undefeated streak on the line, found a spot along the rail in third. TJ’s Top Pick clicked off fractions of :28, :56.4, and 1:25.1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field.   Turning for home, TJ’s Top Pick was still on top but Emma Town Bud saved his best for last. Utilizing a :27.1 closing kick, Emma Town Bud tipped out from behind the tiring leader and powered home a winner, holding off a late surge from Swan In Motion. Swan In Motion was forced to settle for second while TJ’s Top Pick held on for third. Sent off as the betting publics’ second choice, Emma Town Bud returned $6.20 to his backers.   Emma Town Bud established a new lifetime best with a 1:52.4 score   -- Photo courtesy of Dean Gillette Photography Trained by Byron Hooley and owned by Summit Pacing Acres LLC, Emma Town Bud now owns a 18-6-5-2 lifetime record. The son of Big Stick Lindy—Centerfold Lady has amassed $169,957 in lifetime purse earnings.   Indiana Sires Stakes action for the sophomore competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 21. The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $34,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.  The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

NDERSON, Ind.—August 12, 2020—With no winners in the Pick-4 sequence on Wednesday, August 12, a $5,493.69 carryover will jump-start a $20,000 Pick-4 guaranteed pool at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, August 13. In partnership with the Indiana Standardbred Association and the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will offer the guaranteed sequence for races three through six on Thursday. Wednesday’s Pick-4 saw three of the four winners pay double digits to win, most significantly by race five’s Shpillkeys, whom Ricky Macomber Jr. drove to a 32-1 victory. Macomber also capped off the sequence with Candy’s Desire paying $25.00 to win. In addition to the Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool, the evening’s 12-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 Pool on the final race of the evening. Thursday’s action-packed card will be a precursor to Friday, August 14, as Harrah’s Hoosier Park hosts the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes. A field of ten top older pacers has been assembled for the 27th edition of the Dan Patch Stakes. Free past performances for Thursday’s 12-race card will be available on Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s website along with free past performances for races three through six on the United States Trotting Association website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on Hoosier Park’s website and The United States Trotting Association’s website. The 12-race card will also include the $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in the fourteenth race of the program. Free past performances for the nightly pentefecta are available on Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s website as well. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. The season will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 11, 2020-  A field of ten will be sent post-ward in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 14. Ten of the top rated older pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking fame in the 27th installment of Hoosier Park's premier harness racing event. The 2020 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes will highlight the 15-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be supported by an all-star undercard of racing action. The purse money set to be distributed throughout the evening will push the $500,000 mark. With combined career purse earnings over $10 million, the talented field of ten includes three World Champions and four millionaires. North America's leading money-winning trainer, Ron Burke will send out a strong contingent of five in the field as he looks to score his third training victory in the Dan Patch Stakes. As the richest horse in the field with $2 million in lifetime purse earnings, Bettor's Wish will play the role of morning line choice at odds of 2-1 from post three. With Dexter Dunn listed to drive, the four-year-old son of Bettor's Delight-Lifetime Star will make his Hoosier Park debut after an impressive 1:47.3 score in the Sam McKee Memorial at The Meadowlands last week for trainer Chris Ryder. After capturing the title of 2019 Dan Patch three-year-old pacing colt of the year and the richest pacer of 2019, the World Champion has won two of five starts this season. Backstreet Shadow has been enlisted as the second choice on the morning line at odds of 3-1. With Tim Tetrick listed to drive, the five-year-old son of Shadow Play-Backstreet Sweetie will be looking to make amends after a gutsy second place finish to Bettor's Wish in the Sam McKee Memorial last week. Backstreet Shadow is currently the third highest earning aged horse for the 2020 season. Also included in the celebrated field of ten, World Champion Century Farroh will make his way back to Hoosier Park for the first time this season and has drawn post three for trainer Dr. Ian Moore. With over $790,080 in lifetime purse earnings, Century Farroh has been tabbed 7-2 on the morning line. As the lone Indiana-sired horse in the field, Shnitzledosomethin will return to his home state for the first time this season and has drawn the coveted rail position for trainer Dylan Davis. Shnitzledosomethin will play the role of local favorite from post one in the 2020 Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. (Photo courtesy of Linscott Photography.) With $764,343 in lifetime purse earnings, the son of Fred and Ginger-Summer N Sand will be looking for his first major victory of the season.   The 2020 Dan Patch field, in post-position order with named driver and trainer includes: 1. Shnitzledosomethin Tr: Dylan Davis Dr: Scott Zeron M/L: 20-1 2. Century Farroh Tr: Dr. Ian Moore Dr: David Miller M/L: 7-2 3. Bettor's Wish Tr: Chris Ryder Dr: Dexter Dunn M/L: 2-1 4. This Is The Plan Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Yannick Gingras M/L: 15-1 5. Workin Ona Mystery Tr: Brian Brown Dr: Tim Tetrick M/L: 12-1 6. Backstreet Shadow Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Tim Tetrick M/L: 3-1 7. Dorsoduro Hanover Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 8. De Los Cielos Deo Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 9. Filibuster Hanover Tr: Ron Burke Dr: Matt Kakaley M/L: 15-1 10. Our Major Dan A Tr: Virgil Morgan Jr. Dr. David Miller M/L: 8-1   In a continued partnership with Hoosier Park, the local news station WISH-TV Channel 8 out of Indianapolis will provide exclusive coverage for the Dan Patch Stakes racing action at Hoosier Park on Friday. WISH-TV will be on property to provide racing fans with exclusive coverage of all the festivities happening on and off the race track. Racing fans can also catch exclusive interviews from drivers and trainers racing at Hoosier Park throughout the evening. WISH-TV's live coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 14 and will include the live showing of the Dan Patch Stakes. The race will be part of a special weekend tagged as "Dan Patch Festival Weekend". Hoosier Park will showcase some of the most notable names in harness racing alongside special wagers, free prizes, VIP giveaways, and food trucks. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered for the Dan Patch card. A $25,000 Guaranteed Dan Patch Superfecta pool will be available along with a $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier-High Five pool on the last race of the program as part of the Strategic Wagering Program. Each wager is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. Five lucky racing fans will also have the opportunity to place a $100 win bet on the horse of their choice in the Dan Patch Stakes. Slated as the eleventh race on the card, estimated post time for the Dan Patch Stakes is 9:46 p.m. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator 4500 Dan Patch Circle | Anderson, Indiana 46013

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

Anderson, IN—Sophomore pacing fillies closed the curtain on a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as two $32,000 divisions highlighted the evening’s 14-race card on Saturday, August 1. Rain did not deter divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Mystical Carrie who both turned in convincing efforts to find the winner’s circle for the second straight week.   Somebodyslilly converted a pocket trip into a 1:51 score in the opening division over a track rated good. Driven by Michael Oosting, Somebodyslilly capitalized on a break by the heavy post-time favorite, Priceless and Brandon Bates, and went on to win by five lengths.   Priceless left alertly from post five to dictate fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:24.3 while Somebodyslilly sat patiently in the pocket. As the field turned for home, Priceless made an uncharacteristic break and took herself out of the race. Somebodyslilly inherited the lead and held off a late surge from Kickin Up My Heels and Trace Tetrick to get the win. Classic Country and Sam Widger rallied well late for third. As the 3-1 second choice, Somebodyslilly returned $8.60 to win.   Trained and owned by Eli Schwartz, the daughter of Time To Roll—Somebody’s Artist recorded her second consecutive victory and first stakes win of the season. Somebodyslilly pushed her lifetime bankroll to $88,350 with the win.   In the second division, Trace Tetrick guided Mystical Carrie to another decisive score. Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie moved first over and paced strong to the wire to finish four lengths in front of her competition and score in a new lifetime best of 1:50.1 over a track rated good. It was the second consecutive stakes victory for Mystical Carrie and the second consecutive week she lowered her lifetime best.   Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick deliver.                        --Dean Gillette photo Genie Rockwell and Marlin Fry established first half fractions of :26.2 and :56.2 while Mystical Carrie sat along the rail in third. Genie Rockwell led the field to the third station in 1:24.3 and was then joined on the outside by Tetrick and Mystical Carrie.   When the field turned for home, Tetrick asked Mystical Carrie for more and she responded with a :26.1 closing kick to get the win by four lengths. Seventimesacharm and John DeLong rallied well late to get up for second while Genie Rockwell held on for third. As the 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie returned $2.40 at the betting windows.   Trained by Erv Miller the homebred daughter of Tellitlikeitis—Mystical Victress recorded her second seasonal score from four starts. Mystical Carrie has now amassed $90,650 in lifetime purse earnings and is owned by Mystical Marker Farms LLC.   Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 4 with divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings and the two-year-old trotting fillies.    The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

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