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ANDERSON, Ind.-October 30, 2019-Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will close out the 2019 live harness racing season with a Horsemen's Appreciation Night on Saturday, November 2 and Race Fan Appreciation week beginning on November 5. The activities will be held in partnership with the Indiana Standardbred Association. "I want to personally thank all horsemen, horsewomen, and the Indiana Standardbred Association for yet another stellar race meet that showcased the racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park to be second to none in North America," Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing, expressed. Anyone who has a horse racing November 2 will be invited to enjoy a free dinner courtesy of Hoosier Park and the Indiana Standardbred Association in the paddock. During the post parade for each of the night's races, the names of the horses' caretakers will be announced along with the drivers, trainers and owners. "It is indeed a group effort and together we put on nightly race cards that were highly competitive and exciting to watch and wager on," Moore continued. "The Indiana sired horses have once again shown that they can compete with the very best throughout the country. It is a testament to all that the Indiana harness racing industry has accomplished. We at Harrah's Hoosier Park wish everyone the best as we head to the off-season and look forward to the 2020 Racing Season featuring the return of the Breeders Crown." In addition, the caretakers of Saturday's winning horses will also receive a prize pack. Names of the winning caretakers will be announced and each will receive special recognition during the winner's circle presentation after each race. Along with honoring the horsemen, Hoosier Park's Fright Night activities have been rescheduled to November 2 after weather caused them to be postponed on the original date. The family-friendly event will include a children's costume trunk-or-treat with free treats, free pumpkins and decorating station, games, and $2 hotdogs and beers. Back by popular demand, Fright Night at the Races will also feature a horse costume contest. Located in the front paddock, horsemen will dress up their horses to compete for prizes. Guests will have an opportunity to join in on the fun and vote for their favorite costume by purchasing a ticket. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation charitable partners of Harrah's Hoosier Park. Both Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2 hold a post time of 7:10 pm and Saturday's 10-race card will be highlighted by a $20,000 Open Trot. The final week of live racing at Hoosier Park will be touted as Race Fan Appreciation Week, with $2 drafts at the Pegasus Lounge and buy one, get one free appetizers at the Homestretch Clubhouse on Tuesday, $5 desserts in the Homestretch Clubhouse on Wednesday and the $1,000 Ace of Races finale on Thursday. On Friday, November 8, Race Fan Appreciation will feature $100 MegaBet drawings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and mystery race vouchers to the first 250 guests to Trackside Caesars Rewards beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, November 10. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule through the end of the meet on November 9, 2019.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.—Oct. 11, 2019—Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to Hoosier Champions Night Friday, October 11, and the 14-race program provided harness racing action from start to finish. The summer-long Indiana Sires Stakes program culminated with the crowning of 12 new champions, with purses offered exceeding $2.4 million. Showers and cold temperatures marked the evening, but Hoosier Park’s defending leading driver Trace Tetrick was red hot, piloting six winners on the card. Tetrick reached the winner’s circle in the first four races on the program, but his biggest win of the night came with freshman trotter TJ’s Top Pick. The Swan For All-J A’s Ayd gelding entered the $270,000 Super Final with seven wins in eight starts. He wrapped up divisional honors for trainer Jeff Cullipher with an easy 1:55.2 triumph. Tetrick never pulled the plugs on the 2-5 favorite as Swan In Motion and Dude Included followed in second and third, respectively.                                                                                      --Dean Gillette Photography “This has been a dream come true this year with this guy. Near perfection and he just does everything right,” said Tom Pollack, who owns the freshman with Cullipher and Tetrick. “I think the more perfect he is the more nervous you get.” There was good reason to be nervous. The $40,000 yearling purchase carried a nearly unblemished record into the final, as well as a target on his back. Drawing post eight, Tetrick wasted little time moving the favorite to the front and clicking off fractions of :28, :57.4 and 1:27.3 before swinging into the stretch a length in front of challenger Brigotto and Sam Widger. TJ’s Top Pick cruised to a one and one-quarter length victory with Swan In Motion closing for second. “It worked out like I thought. I wanted to go forward off the gate,” Tetrick said in the winner’s circle. “I was confident the whole way. I never even took the earplugs out.” Bred by Freeman Bontrager, TJ’s Top Pick collected his eighth seasonal win and returned $2.80-$2.60-$2.40. The victory raised his bankroll to $302,871 and completed a sires stakes campaign where Cullipher worked to keep his star pupil sound and at the top of his game. “I can finally breathe; it’s been a long year. We started from the day we got him, but once he got his speed we noticed we had a true horse,” Cullipher said. “He’s a good horse, and he makes my job easy. This win is probably the best.” Tetrick earned his first finals victory in the night’s second race, deftly steering Churita to a 1:54.1 score over rival Hannelore Hanover in the $70,000 event for older trotting mares. The seven-year-old Arizoom Lindy-Stonebridge Volare mare led gate-to-wire for trainer Matt Rheinheimer, and the victory pushed her over the $1 million earnings mark. Bred by Devon Chupp, Jackie Porter owns the $3,700 yearling purchase. “She got to that million dollar mark the hard way,” said Rheinheimer. “She’s definitely one of a kind. She’s got a great attitude and she’s easy to take care of. She absolutely loves what she does.” Churita picked up her 43rd career win, coming in her 107th trip behind the starting gate. Her career earnings now stand at $1,011,925. Hannelore Hanover, triple millionaire and former Horse of the Year, made her final Hoosier Park start for Burke Racing Stable. The most exciting finish of the night came in the $270,000 Super Final for freshman filly trotters. Slight favorite May Baby and James Yoder took control after a :27.1 opening quarter as second choice Rock Swan got away fourth for Tetrick before moving first up racing into the turn. In the stretch, Rock Swan looked to be an easy winner, but May Baby fought back valiantly before falling half a length short. The Erv Miller-trained Swan For All filly held on to earn her eighth win in 10 seasonal starts, tripping the timer in 1:57.2. Rjz First Lady rounded out the trifecta. “Off the turn I thought she was a winner. In mid-stretch she got lost a little bit waiting for somebody,” Tetrick explained. “She’s got a great attitude when it comes to wanting to win. She wants to beat everyone.” Bred by Bobby Brower and Deb Garland, Rock Swan is out of Indiana Sires Stakes champion Jolly Jessica. She is owned by S&R Racing Stables and Anthony Lombardi. With the win, the filly raised her seasonal earnings to $354,481. Tetrick added another sires stakes final with five-year-old Allthatgltrsisgold mare Golden Paradise, a 1:52.4 winner in the $68,000 final for older pacing mares. Trained by Tyler George, who owns the mare in partnership with Samuel Schillaci and Wrenn Jr. Racing LLC, the victory was the 10th in 25 starts in 2019. Bred by Victory Hill Farm Inc., the pacer now possesses $231,677 in earnings. Six year old Bridge To Jesse’s added yet another ISS finals victory to his impressive resume. Trained by Roger Welch and driven by Tetrick, the Jailhouse Jesse gelding took control after the quarter and went on to win the $70,000 final for older stallions and geldings by three and one-half lengths in a time of 1:53.1. Bred by Michael Wilt and Randy Wilt, the win was the 39th career victory for the trotter, owned by Bo De Long, Pat De Long, Ray De Long and Welch. The veteran has accumulated purse earnings of $910,455. In one of the most anticipated races of the night, Tellmeaboutit and Michael Oosting patiently waited along the rail before using the passing lane to capture the $270,000 Super Final for sophomore pacing colts with a 1:50.3 performance. The Alvin Miller-trained Tellitlikeitis gelding finished two and one-half lengths in front as Melissa Essig’s duo of Shamwow and Little Rocket Man finished second and third. “We’re just trying to bring him along and teach him to race,” said Miller. “May of last year we had a pretty good idea of what he could actually do.” What Tellmeaboutit did Friday night was stake his claim to the division title by claiming his fifth seasonal win. When the gate folded, Oosting settled in third as Little Rocket Man and Tetrick set the fractions. They would not leave the pylons throughout the mile, waiting for the stretch to slip up the inside to secure the victory. Bred by Lavon Miller, the gelding has not finished off the board in 14 starts. Miller and 81-year-old Twila Harts, who was on hand to celebrate the win, own Tellmeaboutit. The victory increased the sophomore’s seasonal earnings to $238,655. Career earnings now stand at $324,055. Three-year-old trotting colt Swandre The Giant showed his class in the $270,000 Super Final for sophomores. Driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Ron Burke, the son of Swan For All cruised to a four and one-half lengths triumph, stopping the clock in 1:55. Gotwuteverittakes raced second and Wow Lester trotted third. “I just wanted to take my time making the front, and once I got there, he’s just all class,” said Gingras. “When I asked him in the stretch, he took off and was real strong finishing.” Spending most of the summer on the Grand Circuit, Swandre The Giant returned to the Hoosier State to pick up his first Super Final for owners Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva Stables and Howard Taylor. Earning his sixth seasonal win and 15th career victory, the colt has accumulated $390,563 this year, and his career bankroll is now $645,743. One year ago, Grand Swan entered the Super Final as the top freshman trotting filly, only to taste defeat. Friday night she was dominant in victory, pushing to the lead after three quarters for trainer and driver LeWayne Miller and drawing clear by nearly three lengths to take the $270,000 final for three-year-old trotting fillies in 1:55 over a track rated sloppy. Haylie Ivy and Measuredperfection followed the favorite across the wire. “I didn’t really know what to expect when we’re going for $250,000, crazy stuff happens. I wanted to protect my position and move her to the front or come first up, it didn’t matter,” Miller said of his strategy. “I was a little worried with the wind tonight coming first up, but she fought them off like she normally does.” Victorious in seven of her previous 10 starts this year, the Swan For All-Queen Mum sophomore added her 16th career trip to the winner’s circle in only 23 attempts. Bred by Larry Miller Jr., the filly is owned by Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable and Never 2 Late Stable. Grand Swan has earned $354,625 in 2019 and $542,500 in two seasons of competition. Priceless punched her ticket to the Breeders Crown Friday night on the strength of a 1:52.2 effort. Driven by trainer Brandon Bates, the Rockin Image lass led the $270,000 Super Final for freshman filly pacers wire-to-wire, finishing six and one-half lengths ahead of the field to add her sixth win in nine starts. Foxy Rigger and Grace Rocks managed to finish second and third.                                                                                --Dean Gillette Photography “She is just game, loves to win, and loves to race,” said Bates. “We’ll load up Wednesday and head to Mohawk, give it a try in the Breeders Crown elimination.” Bred by Mark Graber, Mervin Graber and Jacob Graber, Priceless was purchased by Bert Hochsprung and Kevin Miller out of the Hoosier Classic sale for $31,000. With tonight’s win, the filly has earned $328,662. Odds On Osiris pushed ahead of leader Clever Character in the last turn and went on to score a 1:53 victory in the $270,000 final for freshman pacing colts for driver Peter Wrenn. The favorite finished two lengths better than Always And Again while Clever Character held on for third. Melanie Wrenn conditions the Rockin Image gelding owned by Odds On Racing. “The colt’s a little green on the lead. I thought there would be more mixup in the first quarter, but he felt good tonight. When I got ahead with him, he felt nice,” explained the driver. The $60,000 yearling purchase, bred by Merlie Schwartz, added his sixth win in seven starts. Odds On Osiris has earned $313,145 and returned $3.40-$2.40-$2.10. Rockin Nola, two-year-old divisional champion in Indiana in 2018, collected her second Super Final victory Friday night with a 1:51.4 score. Driven by Joey Putnam, the Rockin Image sophomore used her late kick to propel to a two-length victory as second choice in the $270,000 event for pacing fillies. Favored Fully A Virgin settled for second and Lady Capulet raced third. Drawing post three for trainer Joe Putnam, Rockin Nola raced ninth early as Play For Pay reached the quarter in :26.3. Pansy’s Image would brush to the lead on the backstretch as Rockin Nola joined the outer flow third over. The filly advanced to third at the top of the stretch and dashed home in :26.3 to secure her sixth win of the year.                                                                          --Dean Gillette Photography “The trip worked out like I thought. Wanted to get away sixth or seventh and wanted a good runway to get out,” Joey Putnam said in the post-race interview. “Winning with a filly like this is huge. It can’t get any better than this.” Owned by the trainer in partnership with Suttons Bay Racing and Novi Trot LLC, Rockin Nola pushed her 2019 earnings to $238,822. Bred by Mahlon Lambright, the filly has banked $398,922 over the last two seasons. Cullipher and Pollack teamed for their second Indiana Sires Stakes final in the $50,000 contest for older stallion and gelding pacers. Incredible Shark, sent off at odds of 13-1, sprinted home in :27.4 to finish a quarter-length in front of Rockin Speed in a time of 1:51. Sam Widger guided the Shadyshark Hanover five year old to his fifth win of the year and second in his last four starts. Tookadiveoffdipper paced third for John De Long. Bred by Hoosier Standardbred Farm and Fair Meadow Farm, Incredible Shark returned $27.40-$11.20-$5.40 to his backers. The gelding improved his 2019 earnings to $105,674. He now possesses a career bankroll of $332,499. To view all of the results for the 2019 Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, October 12 with a 13-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    By: James Platz for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 9, 2019- With earnings of over eight million dollars and 601 lifetime training wins, the name Jeff Cullipher is synonymous with harness racing and success at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Whether it's holding leading training titles or sending his horses into Grand Circuit action, Cullipher is in the midst of his best season to date as a trainer, on track to nearly double his 2018 earnings. As Indiana gets ready to host its biggest night of harness racing on Friday, October 11, it's only fitting that Cullipher is sending out six horses, the most of any trainer, into the $2 million card for the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. "The season really starts at the sales," Cullipher revealed. "You start training the babies down to make sure they're ready to go. It's like they're starting first grade and you're hoping to get them ready to graduate by this time next year." Even with the nature of the Indiana Sires Stakes season, Cullipher doesn't favor stakes horses to race horses. "I love the race horses because you get to race them every week. Yes, the stakes horses are fun, a little bit because racing for that kind of money tends to be a bit more fun. You have to have the race horses to have the stakes horses." It's no secret that the Indiana Sires Stakes program breeds some strong rivalries throughout the season, and Cullipher is no stranger to that concept. He spent three-year-old trotting filly Kota's Swan's sophomore season trying to give her a chance to split battling rivals Grand Swan and Measuredperfection. While those two continue to hold the favor of the betting public, Kota's Swan has held onto second place in the points standings, taking home victories in the third, fourth and fifth legs. The daughter of Swan For All-Casual Chick has won nine of 29 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $220,346. Kota's Swan will be the first Cullipher contender to grace the track Friday night guided by regular pilot Sam Widger in the sixth race on the evening's 14-race card. "I had Kota's Swan as a baby, and she's done a complete 180 on her maturity level in the last year," Cullipher had to say about the filly. "She's pretty hot and spunky, and she's much more versatile this year. I didn't get the best post position with her, but I chose to take her off Lasix for the final with the hope she'll get back to those strong finishes she's accustomed to." Trying to best another set of rivals is three-year-old trotting colt Martini Show. While Cullipher didn't train him during his freshman campaign, he's hoping this will be the year Martini Show can overcome heavy rivals Swandre The Giant and It's A Herbie. In fact, the son of Swan For All-Barmaid finished third behind the battling pair in last year's super final. This year, he hopes to pad his current lifetime bankroll of $196,515. "I think I've got Martini Show going at the right time. He's such a big colt but he's finally developed into himself, even though he's a big kid all the time. With both him and Kota's Swan, I'm hoping the heavy rivals will get focused on a battle and we can catch them at the end. He's absolutely getting better and better so I'm hoping to see him firing on all cylinders in the final." Martini Show will hope to finally best the trotting rivals for the first time in Friday's 11th race with Sam Widger at the lines. Cullipher's third sophomore contender, pacing gelding Rockin TJ, will be the last of the barn representatives in stakes action in the 13th race with Dale Hiteman in the sulky. Cullipher's current superstar is two-year-old trotting colt Tj's Top Pick. Cullipher purchased the son of Swan For All-J A's Ayd with co-owner Tom Pollack at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale for $40,000. While Cullipher and Pollack weren't overly impressed with his pedigree, his video stuck out to them like no other had. "We weren't even going for trotters, but we felt so strongly about Tj's Top Pick, so clearly it was meant to be," Cullipher laughed. "When we were training him down this winter, I liked the way he trotted all along, but it wasn't until we got moved into Hoosier Park that he really found his stride." Piloted by co-owner Trace Tetrick, Tj's Top Pick will play the role of morning line favorite in race 9, as he looks to cap off his impressive stakes season by winning the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final. With the exception of one miscue earlier on in the season, TJ's Top Pick has won seven of eight starts this season, including a track record-setting performance in stakes action. Tj’s Top Pick will look to cap off his stakes season with a Super Final win       --Dean Gillette Photography Cullipher's other freshman gelding, My House, will attempt to best a competitive field of pacers in the 10th race with John De Long in the bike. Five-year-old pacing gelding Incredible Shark with Sam Widger will take on a field of aged horses in the 12th race as Cullipher brings him back to his home track. Cullipher has a total of six going into Friday's card, including one aged competitor. Each has its own racing style and traits that make it a great horse but if asked to pick a favorite, Cullipher gravitates toward one of the new kids in the barn. It just happens to be the favorite that has made $177,871 in their sophomore season and has won seven of eight lifetime starts. "I've got to go with Tj's Top Pick. I wish he was the only one in on Friday. I also with it was the first race so I could get it over with so I didn't have to stress, which I know my family would also appreciate. I don't know if it's his personality that made me love him or if it's because he's so good, but he's a dream horse. He's in a different league." Cullipher believes in the necessity of patience and management skills when it comes to being a trainer-skills Cullipher no doubt possesses as he's won the leading trainer title at Harrah's Hoosier Park in both 2017 (tied with Jamie Macomber) and 2018. He also moved some of his horses out east this year to get them racing on the different tracks, and has been seeing success on the Grand Circuit as well. "I feel fortunate to have the other stable. If one horse is struggling out east, I can always bring it here. I do have to attribute a lot of my success to Tom Pollack, though. He's second to none for owners," he noted. "I also couldn't be where I am without my family, who is incredibly supportive." Even with the appeal of racing somewhere new, Cullipher has no plans to leave Indiana in the rearview mirror, especially not with the Indiana Sires Stakes program. "It's a great program, though at the start of the year I wasn't sure of the new format. Obviously I don't mind it now that I'm doing well, but I'd like to see something where every horse is getting what they deserve and not just the top ones. But the bottom line is, Indiana is home for me and this is the place that made me." So while Cullipher has already established an impressive repertoire for himself at his Hoosier Park home, Friday could be when he finally secures his spot in the Indiana Sires Stakes record books. First post for Hoosier Champions night at Harrah's Hoosier Park is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11 with a 14-race card. With purses in excess of $2 million, the evening's racing action will feature the $270,000 Super Finals for the two and three-year-old competitors and the $50,000 Finals for the aged competitors. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 8, 2019- While she's sending three horses into a $2 million dollar harness racing card on Friday, October 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park, two breakout pacers have been stealing the headlines from the Missy Essig barn. Both unraced as two-year-olds, Little Rocket Man and Shamwow have made names for themselves throughout the 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes season. The rookie three-year-old pacers have combined seasonal earnings of $291,505 and have combined to win 17 of 25 lifetime starts. According to Essig, the secret to her success is taking things one day at a time. "We really didn't think much of either of them at first," Essig noted about her contenders. "They were both pretty lazy-Little Rocket Man didn't even show interest in his first qualifier. We had him staked to the fairs instead of Sires Stakes at the advice of a friend who was taking care of him over the winter. We were really just hoping to make our money back with him at the start of the season." Little Rocket Man had a modest beginning finishing eight lengths behind Rockie Got Framed in 1:58:2 in his first lifetime qualifier. After a sub-par qualifying effort, the sophomore pacer seemingly found his competitive side and impressed his connections with a victory at first asking. Besting a field of 10 for his maiden breaking win from the middle of the pack, Little Rocket Man won his first start in 1:53:4 and hasn't slowed down since. Purchased at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, Essig's father, Russell Beeman had noticed Little Rocket Man, but it was Jack Freeman who purchased him and convinced Beeman to buy in. "My dad always wanted Gt Miss Royal's babies. She was a gritty mare that we used to race years ago and dad always said that if she had babies, he wanted some. He was nervous, though, because of how small Little Rocket Man was, but he definitely looked at him because of his breeding." On the opposite end of the acquisition spectrum, Shamwow is a homebred owned by Cornerstone Stock Farms. The start of Shamwow's 2019 campaign was a little slower than Little Rocket Man's, as Shamwow didn't start in stakes action until the fourth leg on July 26 where he made his stakes debut a winning one. "With Shamwow, I'm grateful to have Jeff Fought for an owner," Essig expressed. "We had to start things slowly with Shamwow and Jeff supported us with that. Once he got behind the gate, though, he started racing great and really started figuring things out. It was like a light bulb came on-he started figuring things out and would be running over horses he was training with." In addition to being stablemates, Shamwow and Little Rocket Man share very similar racing styles and routines. Both race well off the pace, which is the preferred method for Shamwow. Little Rocket Man is the more versatile one, but Shamwow has perfected an impressive late closing rally. Essig is also known for training Dontfusswithruss, who was an Indiana Sires Stakes Champion at both two and three and earned over $530,000 throughout his illustrious racing career. While Dontfusswithruss is a trotter, Little Rocket Man shares a similar personality and is just as ornery as Essig's former champion. The main similarity Shamwow shares with the trotter is routine-all three of these sires stakes horses have been trained down the same way, excluding the fact Dontfusswithruss raced as a two-year-old. Each one, though, has proven to be a fierce competitor for Essig. "Truthfully, we wanted a barn full of trotters," Essig said with a laugh. "At the sale it ended up working out where we ended up with pacers, which worked out to be a blessing. A good horse is a good horse and you'll love it no matter what. We haven't really changed how we trained them. You don't know who they really are until they're behind the gate." Racing fans who have watched an Essig horse win a race have also seen the family reunion that occurs in the winner's circle after a victory. Essig's family and friends own many of the horses she trains and her husband helps her with the training duties. Essig's father, who owns a piece of a few of her horses, is also in the barn almost every morning to help jog and train. "It's definitely a family affair for us. I think getting people involved when they're young is important. My niece who is 15 comes out and helps me train and she's been doing that since she was 12," Essig noted. "She brings her parents out to the track and gets them involved too. If young people get involved, that's how we create future owners. We have a lot of fun with our family and friends being so involved." While she's had much training success over the years, Essig hasn't hoisted an Indiana Sires Stakes final trophy since Dontfusswithruss in 2012. Along with Little Rocket Man and Shamwow, Essig is also sending two-year-old trotting filly Rjz First Lady into the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies from post 10 with LeWayne Miller. For her stable standouts, Little Rocket Man drew post six in the talented field of ten assembled for the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings with regular pilot Trace Tetrick in the bike. Little Rocket Man, who leads the division in points for the season, sports a lifetime best of 1:49 taken at Harrah's Hoosier Park and will be looking for his 12th win from 17 starts this season. Aside from one ninth place finish, Little Rocket Man has earned a check every trip behind the gate this season, including a fifth place finish against Grand Circuit company in the $170,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace. Shamwow will be guided by LeWayne Miller and will start from the second-tier, post 10. The sophomore son of Always A Virgin-Bolero Takara has won six of nine lifetime starts and has never finished worse than second in his young career. Shamwow sports a lifetime mark of 1:49.4 and will be looking to score his third consecutive Harrah's Hoosier Park victory with a win in the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. "Winning the final would mean the world to me," Essig continued. "These two have been such a blessing. I don't want to jinx it, but my dream would obviously be a dead heat with the two of them." First post for Hoosier Champions night at Harrah's Hoosier Park is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11 with a 14-race card. With purses in excess of $2 million, the evening's racing action will feature the $250,000 Super Finals for the two and three-year-old competitors and the $50,000 Finals for the aged competitors. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 4, 2019-The aged harness racing contenders for Indiana Sires Stakes action took to the stage on Friday, October 4 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While all eyes have been on the two-year-olds and three-year-olds prepping for the upcoming $250,000 Super Finals on Friday, October 11, the aged competitors squared off in their eliminations to compete for a spot behind the gate in their respective $50,000 Aged Sires Stakes finals. Favorites mainly dominated with wins from Rockin N Runnin, Tookadiveoffdipper and Shnitzledosomethin but one price found a win with Voom Or Bang. The aged trotting divisions did not require eliminations. The aged stakes action kicked off with the pacing mares and it was Rockin N Runnin who turned a pocket trip into a victory and overcame a heavy favorite at the wire. Stopping the clock in 1:51:1, Rockin N Runnin made her sixth consecutive trip to the winner's circle, guided by trainer, driver Ross Leonard. When the wings of the gate opened, heavy favorite Golden Paradise with Trace Tetrick went straight to the lead. Rockin N Runnin opted for a pocket trip while Indiana Sires Stakes champion Seventimesavirgin with John De Long followed intently third. The order remained unchanged and Golden Paradise went uncontested through fractions of :27:1, :56:3 and 1:25:0. As the horses turned for home, Golden Paradise's lead shortened and Rockin N Runnin was looming large in the pocket. The mares matched strides but Rockin N Runnin reached the wire first by a head, paying $5.00 to win. Golden Paradise held on for second and Seventimesavirgin secured her spot in third. "What makes her so good is that she's so versatile," trainer, driver Ross Leonard noted in the winner's circle. "We purchased her in 2017 and we've had no expectations with her. We've taken our time and let her tell us what she can handle. I have to give the credit to my family for getting her back to the races. She is one of the toughest race horses we have ever had." After being unraced last season due to injury, Rockin N Runnin has rewarded her connections this season for their patience. With the win, she has now won 10 of 15 starts this season and sports a lifetime bankroll of $130,474 for owners Dandy Farms Racing, Gregory Samples and Rachel Leonard. Rockin N Runnin is a five-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Mysterious Dragon and was bred by Merlin Van Otterloo. In the first division for the aged pacing stallions and geldings, Tookadiveoffdipper with John De Long properly played the role of post-time favorite and turned in a decisive gate-to-wire performance to get the win. Utilizing a final quarter of :26:0, Tookadiveoffdipper dug in gamely late in the lane to stop the timer 1:50:0. Tookadiveoffdipper grabbed the lead from the start and rattled off fractions of :26:3, :55:3 and 1:24:0 while Incredible Shark and Sam Widger benefitted from a pocket trip. Turning for home, Tookadiveoffdipper appeared strong on the front. Incredible Shark pulled from the pocket but Tookadiveoffdipper found another gear to get the win, paying $3.80 at the betting windows. Incredible Shark's effort paid off in a second place finish and Rockin Speed and Jared Seekman were third. Tookadiveoffdipper, the son of Always A Virgin-Onceinabluemoon, has now won 28 of 73 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $277,006 for owners Jane Cross and Mark Cross. He was bred by Van Oterloo Stables. The second aged pacing mare elimination brought a price to the winner's circle, along with back-to-back wins for trainer Roger Welch. Sent off at 13-1, Voom Or Bang with John De Long grabbed the victory and the mare paid $28.80 to win. When the wings of the gate opened, Rockin Serena with Peter Wrenn took the lead and guided the field through fractions of :26:1, :55:2 and 1:24:2. When the field turned for home, Voom Or Bang saved her best for last and surged past her rivals late in the lane to get the win in 1:52:0. Rockin Serena held on for second and Letme Fly Low with LeWayne Miller staged a late rally for third. Voom Or Bang, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Vavoom Hanover, has now recorded 13 of 52 lifetime wins and has amassed $411,932 in lifetime purse earnings for owners William De Long, Patrick De Long, Jesse De Long and John De Long. The mare was bred by Cottonwood Farms. The final aged event was the second division for the pacing stallions and geldings. Sent off as the heavy post time favorite, Shnitzledosomethin returned to Harrah's Hoosier Park for the first time this season and went gate-to-wire in 1:50:4 with Peter Wrenn in the bike. The Dylan Davis trainee has been racing on the East Coast, but is no stranger to the Hoosier Park oval and will be looking to secure his first Indiana Sires Stakes title next week. Shnitzledosomethin                                                                       --Linscott Photography  Shnitzledosomethin grabbed the lead as soon as the gate opened, followed gamely by Granite with Todd Warren. Shnitzledosomethin clicked off fractions :26:3, :55:3 and 1:24:1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Turning for home, the pocket-sitting Granite and Todd Warren made a bid at the leader but Shnitzledosomethin was too determined and charged to the wire finishing almost two lengths ahead of the second-place Granite. Dave And Dennis with Joey Putnam rounded out the trifecta. Shniztledosomethin paid $2.40 to win at the betting windows. Now in his four-year-old season, the son of Fred And Ginger-Summer N Sand has won five of 15 starts in 2019. Shnitzledosomethin has now won 14 of 48 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $695,862 for owners Bfj Stable, Thomas Lazzaro, Edwin Gold and Abraham Basen. The 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes season will come to a close at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, October 11 with the annual Hoosier Champions Night. With purses in excess of $2 million, the evening's racing action will feature the $250,000 Super Finals for the two and three-year-old competitors and the $50,000 Finals for the aged competitors. The evening will also feature free hats to the first 500 guests to Trackside Caesars Rewards, a Hoosier Champions Pick'em kiosk game, winner's circle giveaways and the $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in Race 14. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.--October 4, 2019--Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes filled harness racing card on Friday, October 4 and showcased a preview of what to expect for next week's Hoosier Champions Night. Two divisions for the sophomore pacers of both sexes highlighted the evening's 14-race card as they brought the curtain down and completed the eighth and final round of their preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action. All of the evening's winners stamped their tickets to compete for next week's season culminating $2 million Hoosier Champions Night on Friday, October 11. Trainer Melissa Essig sent two horses postward and scored a training double in stakes action on the evening. Shamwow and LeWayne Miller utilized their customary late rally to best their rivals and take the first $48,5000 division for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Stopping the timer in 1:50, Shamwow used the long Hoosier Park stretch to his advantage and an impressive :25 closing kick to track down Tellmeaboutit and Michael Oosting steps before the wire. "We wanted to race him off the pace again," Miller noted about the colt's trip. "He's extremely quick. He has a really quick turn of foot and they have done a great job teaching him to race and how to use his speed. He's really sharp right now." Unraced as a two-year-old, the homebred son of Always A Virgin-Bolero Takara notched his sixth win from nine starts this season. Owned by Cornerstone Stock Farm, Shamwow has yet to finish worse than second in his young career and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $121,125. Team Essig would find the winner's circle just a few races later after the heavily favored Little Rocket Man and Trace Tetrick arrived late on the scene to score in 1:49.4 in their split of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. After sitting last for much of the mile, Tetrick waited to make his move and when he did Little Rocket Man went from last to first with a :26 final quarter to get the win. Also unraced as a two-year-old, Little Rocket Man has made up for lost times at three. With 16 lifetime starts, the gelded son of Rockin Image-GT Miss Royal owns a 16-11-1-1 record. Little Rocket Man has now earned $170,380 in lifetime purse earnings for Russell Beeman and Jack Freeman. The Hoosier state's top three-year-old pacing fillies turned in impressive performances of their own as they squared off in two $48,500 divisions. Divisional leader Fully A Virgin continued her winning ways and scored in the first split with Mike Oosting in the bike. Stopping the timer in 1:50.2, Fully A Virgin powered past her tiring rivals and held off all challengers late in the lane to get the win by nearly two lengths. "She's so laid back and easy on herself all the time, I think that's why she is so fresh and sound at this point in the season," trainer Shane Bowermaster noted after the win. "That, and the fact that Mike (Oosting) has driven her absolutely flawless every single start for me-- I owe a lot to Mike for taking care of her and now I can really do my job and make sure she is ready to go for next week." Fully A Virgin                                                                          --Linscott Photography With the win, Fully A Virgin improved her record to 15-7-4-2 this season. Owned and bred by Emerald Highlands Farm, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Full Of Gold pushed her lifetime purse earnings to $229,680. After it appeared it was going to be a night for favorites, This Peach Rocks and Ross Leonard pulled off the slight upset in the second division of the stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies. Leonard wasted no time and sent This Peach Rocks to the front from post one and she made every call a winning one, scoring in 1:51.2. Leonard also trains the daughter of Rockin Image-Peachy Yankee who recorded her fourth win of the season from 20 trips behind the gate. Owned and bred by Victory Hill Farm, This Peach Rocks pushed her lifetime purse earnings over the $100,000 mark with the win. All of the evening's winners will return and compete for divisional honors next Friday at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The top ten point earners from each division will be showcased in the $250,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. Taking on a new format for the 2019 season, the $250,000 Super Finals will mark the richest offering of Indiana Sires Stakes Finals ever contested at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The fields and post positions for the Super Finals will be drawn on Tuesday, October 8. In addition to all of the stakes action on the evening's 14-race card, the Hoosier High-5 went unsolved after Peter Dalt and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled off a big upset in the last race of the evening. With a carryover in excess of $8,000, Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer a $25,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 for the 13-race card on Saturday, October 5. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 19, 2019-Lindy The Great burst from the pack at the top of the stretch and trotted to a three and three-quarter length harness racing victory Friday, September 20 to capture the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic for free-for-all trotters at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The five-year-old Crazed-Highscore Kemp stallion stopped the timer in 1:51.1 to equal the fastest mile ever trotted over the Anderson oval. The Caesars Trotting Classic headlined a Grand Circuit card that offered purses in excess of $1.4 million and some of the sport's top stars. "I liked him more today than the last two times I drove him. I felt like the last two times he was too aggressive and I couldn't get him to relax through the mile," said driver Louis Roy. "He was perfect today. He still made the lead, but I didn't rush him because I didn't want him too excited. After that, he was a gentleman; I could drive him with two fingers." Sent off at odds of 5-1, Roy and Lindy The Great moved to the lead from post five and soon found themselves in the pocket once Crystal Fashion and David Miller pushed to the front on the way to a :55 opening half. Marion Marauder, last year's Caesars Trotting Classic champion, grabbed the cover and advanced to second as the field entered the turn. However, turning for home, Roy and his Domenico Cecere-trained trotter were up for the challenge, quickly separating themselves from the field by open lengths to score their sixth win of the season and fifth consecutive. Mission Accepted and Chris Page finished second followed by favorite Guardian Angel As and Tim Tetrick. Owned by K R Breeding LLC, breeder of the stallion, and Robert Rudolph, Lindy The Great raised his seasonal bankroll to $168,965. His career earnings stand at $571,775. He returned $13.20-$9.20-$5.40 with the victory. The winning time eclipsed the 1:51.3 mark established by Southwind Chrome last week at Hoosier Park, and matched the time registered by gelding Bridge To Jesse's in August. Lindy The Great now heads to Lexington for the Allerage. It was a tough night for favorites in Hoosier Park's highest profile events Friday. Yannick Gingras called an audible with This Is The Plan in the $176,000 Harrah's Hoosier Park Pacing Derby for free-for-all pacers, and the change in tactics produced a 1:48.4 victory for the Ron Burke trainee. Endeavor and Sam Widger raced a tough second while Filibuster Hanover settled for third after cutting the mile. Favorite McWicked raced sixth. "Sometimes you get a scenario in your head. I didn't tell anybody, but decided to race him from behind," Gingras commented in the winner's circle. "I figured if I take him back and follow McWicked, we'll take our shots from there." Lining up from post two, This Is The Plan settled for fifth early as Filibuster Hanover and Endeavor fired for the lead with the latter clicking off a :26.3 opening quarter. Chris Page moved Filibuster Hanover to the front and with McWicked first up in fourth, Gingras slipped in behind the favorite. This Is The Plan was in perfect position turning for home, dashing to the wire with a :26.2 last panel to finish a quarter length in front. "He's been so good since the Ben Franklin," Gingras explained. "He's never put in a bad performance. Like last week, he finished seventh, but he raced as hard as any horse." The Somebeachsomewhere-That's The Plan four year old picked up his third win in 16 starts this season. Bred by Moni Market Breeders, the gelding is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby and Lawrence Karr. The triumph pushed the pacer's seasonal earnings to $743,598. He returned $9.60-$4.80-$4.20 to his backers. Indiana sensation Priceless collected her biggest payday of the season with a 1:51.1 victory in the $230,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management stake for freshman pacing fillies. Driven by trainer Brandon Bates, the Rockin Image lass used a pocket trip to perfection, pacing home to a two-length margin at the wire in a lifetime best performance. "It worked out exactly the way I had hoped. When Tim left (with favorite Beyond Ecstasy) I was ecstatic," Bates said. "He cut some nice fractions in the race and it was pretty easy from there." The victory was the fifth in seven starts for the filly, bred by Mark Graber, Mervin Graber and Jacob Graber. Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung own the freshman, whom Hochsprung said could be headed to the Breeders Crown at the conclusion of the Indiana Sires Stakes campaign. "I don't know if we can beat them, but I'm probably going to give her a shot," he said. "I told myself tonight that if we could beat this group, we're probably going." Favorite Sherry Lyns Lady and Tim Tetrick battled back to nose out Rock Swan, driven by his brother, Trace, to take the $215,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management stake for freshman filly trotters in a time of 1:54.2. Crucial rounded out the trifecta. Trained by Jim Campbell for Coyote Wynd Farms, the victory was the second in nine outings for the Father Patrick two year old. "I saw him coming," Tetrick said of his brother and Rock Swan. "He had a jump on me and I was just hoping I could catch him late, and I did. Mine was a little funny in the last turn and she cost me a couple of steps, but good horses overcome that and she got up there and got it done." Bred by Steve Stewart and Timot Stable Inc., Sherry Lyns Lady now possesses seasonal earnings of $264,154. Century Farroh showed why he was favored in the $170,000 Jennas Beach Boy for sophomore colt and gelding pacers. One of four supplemental entries into the race, the son of Mach Three claimed his 12th win in 14 seasonal starts, winning in 1:49.1. Crimson And Chrome raced second while Rockie Got Framed finished third. Starting from the second tier, Sylvain Filion placed the colt on the front racing to a :54.3 first half. Once on the engine, he dictated the pace before going on to a one-length score. Dr. Ian Moore, who trains the colt for Ratchford Stable NS, said that the lightly-staked horse could return to Hoosier Park this fall, and a supplement into the Breeders Crown is not out of the question, saying he deserves a shot on his home turf. "I'll talk to the owner tonight and we'll see what he says. Basically, right now, this time of year with any horse it's sort of week to week because he's been going since the end of January, it's been a long grind," said Moore. "Every decision we make from here on in will be week to week." Sawyer's Desire and Gingras used a :26.4 last quarter to get by favored Odds On Osiris to capture the $125,000 Elevation for freshman colt and gelding pacers in a lifetime best 1:51. Trained by Ron Burke for Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and breeder David Wills, the victory was the second of the season for the Real Desire gelding. Sent off at 8-1 odds, he paid $18.60-$4.00-$3.20. Favored Evident Beauty, driven by David Miller, kept a neck in front of Grand Swan and Lewayne Miller in deep stretch to score a 1:53.3 triumph in the $135,000 Moni Maker for sophomore trotting fillies. The Trixton three year old, bred by White Birch Farm, collected her seventh win in 12 starts, improving her seasonal earnings to $487,206. Her career tally now stands at $735,398 for trainer Nifty Norman and owners Melvin Hartman, Little E LLC and R A W Equine Inc. Live racing will continue at Harrah' s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   James Platz for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 19, 2019-Sophomore trotting colts & geldings took another turn in Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action on Thursday, September 19 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The evening's card was highlighted by two $47,000 divisions in leg seven of eight for the division as the horses prepare for the upcoming Stakes Super Finals next month. Favorites prevailed in both divisions with victories from Martini Show and Swandre The Giant. After a scratch of the morning line choice, It's A Herbie, in the first division, the race appeared to be wide open. The new pick of the betting public, Martini Show, happily claimed the role of favorite and delivered with Sam Widger guiding the colt to the winner's circle. The winning time of 1:53:4 was a new lifetime mark for the Jeff Cullipher trainee as he also recorded back to back stakes victories. When the gate opened, Wow Lester with Trace Tetrick grabbed the lead while Martini Show waited patiently in third. The field remained in straight formation as Wow Lester clicked off fractions of :27:2, :56:1 and 1:24:4. Once the horses turned for home, Widger had Martini Show on the attack first-over. Martini Show ranged up to match strides with the leader before digging in late in the lane to get the win by a head. He was followed by Smooth Acceleration with Ricky Macomber Jr. and Gotwuteverittakes with LeWayne Miller. Martini Show returned $3.00 at the betting windows. "He had to work for it a bit tonight," driver Sam Widger noted in the winner's circle. "He's only going to go as hard as you tell him but he takes care of himself. He's a nice colt to drive." With tonight's victory, Martini Show has now won six of 25 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $184,640 for owners Pollack Racing and Jeffrey Cullipher. The son of Swan For All-Bar Maid was bred by Steven Mast. Martini Show grabs back-to-back Stakes wins            -- Linscott Photography photo After racing in the 2019 Little Brown Jug earlier in the evening, Hall-Of-Famer David Miller arrived to Harrah's Hoosier Park just in time to steer Swandre The Giant to a victory in the second division of the stakes action. After making a costly break at Woodbine last week, Swandre The Giant rebounded with a decisive gate-to-wire effort to score in 1:53. Swan On A Mission and John De Long took the early lead while Swandre The Giant grabbed a pocket seat. Once the field hit the opening quarter in :27:0, Swandre The Giant wanted his turn on the front and led the field through middle splits of :56:1 and 1:23:0. Turning for home, the only challenger was Dg's Caviar with Andy Shetler, but ultimately Swandre The Giant prevailed with Dg's Caviar settling for second while Sign Here N Here with Brandon Bates in third. Swandre the Giant paid $2.40 to win. "After last week's break, they put his regular shoes back on him," driver David Miller noted after the win. "He was really comfortable tonight, and raced really nice and easy. He's definitely back on track." Swandre The Giant, the son of Swan For All-Adagio, has now won six of 13 lifetime starts. He now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $496,993 for owners Diamond Creek Racing, J&T Silva Stables and Howard Taylor. The Ron Burke trainee was bred by DM Stables. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, September 20 with a star-studded card of Grand Circuit Action. The evening's live racing card will be highlighted by the $200,000 Caesars Trotting Classic in Race 11 and the $175,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby in Race 12. Indiana Sires Stakes action will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, September 21 with a 13-race card featuring two divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. 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 9. 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 19, 2019--Grand Circuit harness racing action will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for the fourth time this season on Friday, September 20 and with it, bring some of the top rated horses in all of North America. With purses topping the $1.2 million mark, Harrah's Hoosier Park will host a standout card that includes the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, the $215,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, the $170,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Pace, the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, and the $125,000 Elevation Pace. First post is 6:30 p.m. A talented field of ten will be sent postward in this year's edition of the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic. Maple Leaf Trot winner Guardian Angel As has been enlisted as the 5-2 morning line choice from post position ten with Tim Tetrick in the bike. Trained by Anette Lorentzon, the five-year-old son of Archangel-Provide As has won seven of eleven outings while bankrolling $637,034 in purse earnings this season. Marion Marauder captured last year's edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic and will start from post one with regular pilot Scott Zeron in the bike. Trained by Paula Wellwood, the trotting Triple Crown champion will look to become the first Caesars Trotting Classic back-to-back winner in the history of the race. The field for Friday's main event also includes five millionaires and three Indiana-sired trotters. The Hoosier state will be well represented as Bridge To Jesse's, Fiftydallarbill, and Hannelore Hanover will look to capture Indiana's richest trotting event. Hannelore Hanover is also in search of her second Caesars Trotting Classic win after she was victorious in the 2016 edition of the race with Yannick Gingras in the bike. Hannelore Hanover has drawn post eight for trainer Ron Burke and has been tabbed 6-1 on the morning line. Not to be outdone by their trotting counterparts, an accomplished field of ten will line up behind the gate for the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. After finishing second in the 2019 Dan Patch Stakes, McWicked will return to Harrah's Hoosier Park and will play the role of morning line favorite from post four. Trained by Casie Coleman, McWicked finished second to Lazarus N in the 2018 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and is in search of his first victory from eight starts over the Hoosier Park oval. Racing fans will have the opportunity to participate in two special wagers offered on the evening's 14-race card. A $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta will be available in the $230,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, slated as the eleventh race on the program, and a $20,000 Guaranteed Superfecta in the $176,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, the twelfth race on the program. Each wager has a minimum bet of 10 cents and is available through the cooperative efforts of the United States Trotting Association, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Indiana Standardbred Association. In conjunction with the racing action, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host "Community Night at the Races" in honor of all of the Anderson & Madison County students. The evening celebration will include free games, activities, contests, face painting, live entertainment, carnival fare and giveaways. The popular harness racing podcast 'Post Time with Mike and Mike' will join in the racing festivities as they host a live remote at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday. Those tuning into the Mike and Mike program will hear live interviews, racing coverage and more. Friday's stakes filled card is part of Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2019 Championship Meet, which features a $4 million stakes schedule. The twelve-week championship stretch, which kicked off on Friday, August 9 with the $330,000 Dan Patch Stakes, will offer an unparalleled series of high caliber stakes race. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 5, 2019-Sophomore trotting colts & geldings took to the harness racing track in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Thursday (Sept. 5) Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In the sixth leg two $46,500 divisions brought heart-charging performances from lukewarm favorites Martini Show and It's A Herbie. The first division brought a gate-to-wire victory from three-way favorite Martini Show with Sam Widger. The duo stopping the clock in 1:54:3 to take home his first Indiana Sires Stakes win of the season. From the start of the race, Martini Show took the lead from the outside post six, while Sign Here N Here with Brandon Bates trailed closely behind. The horses recorded opening fractions of :28:2 and :58:2, with the leaders unchallenged and Dg's Caviar with Andy Shetler sitting in third. Just after the third quarter in 1:27, the field began to open up.. Martini Show began moved toward the grandstand side, seeming to open up the race for the now fast-charging Sign Here N Here. In a tight finish, Martini Show reached the wire first with Sign Here N Here finishing second while Dg's Caviar held on for third. Martini Show paid $6.00 to win for his backers at the betting windows. "He's good gaited and is a good size," driver Sam Widger noted in the winner's circle. "He likes when he gets his way, but it doesn't really matter to him. He can race fast fractions or slow fractions." Martini Show, the son of Swan For All-Barmaid, was bred by Steven Mast and has now won five of 24 lifetime starts. He now sports a lifetime bankroll of $160,890 for owners Pollack Racing and Jeff Cullipher. Cullipher also trains Martini Show. The second division placed 2018 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final winner, It's A Herbie with Verlin Yoder in the spotlight. The previous year's rivalry between It's A Herbie and Swandre The Giant was put to the test, but it was It's A Herbie that came out ahead again in 1:54:1. The betting public was backing Swandre The Giant with Ricky Macomber Jr., so it was no surprise that he went straight to the front when the wings of the gate opened. Swan On A Mission with John De Long followed in second while Lite Years Away with Rick Plano took the third spot. The colts remained in straight formation through the first quarter in :28, with the leaders unchallenged through the half in :57:2. The field opened up a bit just after the third quarter in 1:26:2 when Swan On A Mission made a costly break and It's A Herbie made his move for the lead. With a final quarter of :27, It's A Herbie dug in gamely and launched himself ahead of Swandre The Giant, leaving his rival in second by a head. Wow Lester with Trace Tetrick rallied for third. It's A Herbie paid $4.00. "There isn't really a way he races best," said owner/driver/trainer Verlin Yoder. "He just loves to fight and win a race." It’s A Herbie digs in for his fifth consecutive stakes win.              --Linscott Photography It's A Herbie is the son of Here Comes Herbie-Psychic Image and was bred by David Schmucker. He has won 10 of 20 lifetime wins and boasts a lifetime bankroll of $389,125. While there won't be any stakes action in Friday evening's card, Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue on Saturday (Sept. 7) at with two $49,000 divisions for the 3-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through Nov. 9. 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 3, 2019-It was a night for longshots and inquiries on Tuesday, September 3 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the evening's harness racing card was highlighted by two $64,500 divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts & geldings in round four of Indiana Sires Stakes Action. Early in the card brought an upset over a heavy favorite from Emma Town Bud while later fans saw After All Paul turn in a determined effort and overcome one of the many inquiries of the night. The first upset brought Emma Town Bud to the winner's circle for the second time this year. The Byron Hooley trainee was able to find the wire first through some rough traffic and established a new lifetime mark of 1:57:1. The victory was the two-year-old colt's first lifetime stakes win. When the gate opened, Michael Oosting sent 16-1 Emma Town Bud to the front of the pack with heavy favorite Tj's Top Pick with Trace Tetrick following closely in second. Emma Town Bud held off the challenger through an opening quarter of :29:0, but Tj's Top Pick was poised to attack and made a move for the lead at the half in :58:4. Just after the half, Tj's Top Pick made an uncharacteristic break and opened up the race to the rest of the field. At the three quarter clocking in 1:29:1, Emma Town Bud reclaimed his spot as the leader with a fast-charging Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr. The trotters were matching strides down the stretch, but Emma Town Bud held his lead and reached the wire first, paying $34.00 for the upset. Swan InMotion held on for second, while J-S Jasper rallied for third. Due to interference in the stretch, J-S Jasper was placed seventh and in turn, Maple Grove Grady was placed third. "I didn't expect the favorite to make a break, but thankfully my horse kept trotting strong," driver Michael Oosting noted in the winner's circle. "The wind helped, along with the fact that he can race from just about anywhere." Emma Town Bud, the son of Big Stick Lindy-Centerfold Lady, was bred by Mervin Lehman. The Byron Hooley Trainee has now won two of eight lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $75,690. The upset trend continued with a win from 14-1 After All Paul and trainer, driver Doug Rideout, who survived after the leader was taken down due to a pylon violation. Not to be discounted, though, After All Paul provided an impressive performance going gate to wire in a maiden-breaking victory where he established a new lifetime mark of 1:56:3. R Fromoutacherry with Andy Shetler grabbed the lead as soon as the race began while Anchors Away with Trace Tetrick tracked the leader down in second. The field remained in straight formation through an opening split of :28:3. At the half in :58:1, Anchors Away made a move for the lead and held it through the third quarter in 1:27:4. The stretch proved to be a cavalry charge, as the field began to close in. R Fromoutacherry regained his lead while After All Paul began to rally on the leader. R Fromoutacherry crossed the wire first, ahead by only a neck, with After All Paul in second. However, after the judges reviewed the race, R Fromoutacherry raced inside the pylons and incidentally was placed second. After All Paul claimed the first spot, paying $31.80 to win with R Fromoutcherry in second and Brigotto with Sam Widger using a ground-saving trip for third. After All Paul now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $48,354 for owners Julie Rideout, Pete Schmucker Jr and Glider Stables. The son of Swan For All-After Jesse was bred by Bobby Brower and the Mystical Marker Farms. After no winners in Tuesday's Hoosier High 5, Wednesday will feature a $25,000 guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in race 12. The pool will be kick-started with $7,818.68 in carryover money. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, September 5 with a12-race card featuring two divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts & geldings. Thursday's card will also feature the weekly $10,000 guaranteed Pick 4 in races 3-6 and a $10,000 guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in race 12. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 24, 2019--A trio of $48,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings was the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 23 and wrapped up the third round of stakes action for the two-year-old competitors. It was a night ruled by favorites as the publics' choice delivered in all three divisions. The 2019 Fox Stake Winner Odds On Osiris looked every bit the part of a 1-2 favorite as he continued his winning ways and captured the first division of the stakes action in gate to wire fashion with driver Peter Wrenn in the bike. Stopping the timer in 1:51.2, Odds On Osiris was the fastest divisional winner of the night and established a new lifetime best in the process. Wrenn wasted no time and sent Odds On Osiris away from the gate but Buddy's N Virgin's and Jared Finn were a step quicker to grab the lead through the opening panel in :27.4. Wrenn had Odds On Osiris back out and firing just before the half and the colt quickly grabbed command to lead the field through middle splits of :56.2 and 1:24.4. As the field turned for home, Odds On Osiris opened up on the field with a seventh length lead. Using a :26.3 closing kick, the colt kicked home impressively under a hand drive from Wrenn to finish nearly eight lengths in front of a hard-charging Nassau Desire and Ricky Macomber Jr. Northern Cadillac and LeWayne Miller utilized a ground saving trip to finish third. Odds On Osiris returned $3.00 at the betting windows. "He went a big mile last week in The Fox Stake," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "I was glad to see him come right back and race really well. He's a very manageable colt that is getting better with every start." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, the son of Rockin Image-Antiqua Hanover recorded his second lifetime victory from four trips behind the gate. Odds On Osiris has now bankrolled $51,000 for Odds On Racing. In the second division of the stakes action, Clever Character was able to overcome a first-over trip to get up in the final strides of the mile in 1:52.2. Sent off as the 4-5 co-favorite with Dale Hiteman at the lines, Clever Character used a :27.2 final quarter to get the win by a head. Leaving from post four, Clever Character eased off the gate to find a spot along the rail in fifth. Peter Wrenn gave Vivaldi Hanover his marching orders and the colt grabbed the early lead through the opening quarter in :27.1. High Impression and Sam Widger wanted their turn on the front and ranged up to grab the lead just before the half in :55.4. As the field hit the three-quarters in 1:24.4, Hiteman had Clever Character out and applying pressure to the leaders from first-over. Clever Character was able to wear down the leader and hold off a late surge from Family Recipe to get the victory. Straight Up Cool and Michael Oosting also rallied well late for third. Clever Character returned $3.80 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's still very green," Hiteman noted after the win. "I'm learning more about him each start and which way he likes to race best. He's got a lot of raw talent to work with though, that's for sure." Owned and trained by Timothy Smith, Clever Character has now won three of five lifetime starts. With the win, the son of Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight pushed his lifetime bankroll to $61,375. The final division of the stakes action went to Always And Again who split rivals late in the lane to get the win by a neck in 1:52.4. Sent off at odds of 6-5, the Ernie Gaskin trainee equaled the lifetime mark he established in the last round of stakes action. Tetrick let Always And Again coast away from the gate to find a spot along the rail in fifth. The Candyman Can and Sam Widger were the first to get a call and grabbed the lead through the first quarter in :27.2 The Candyman Can set splits of :56.1 and 1:24.4 before being joined on the outside by Alwaystellthetruth and LeWayne Miller. As the field turned for home, The Candyman Can was still on top but Tetrick had Always And Again perfectly placed second-over. Alwaystellthetruth was able to wear down the leader but Always And Again found late racing room and used a :27.2 final quarter to stick a nose in front. Alwaystellthetruth finished second while Sawyer's Desire and Ricky Macomber Jr. came flying late for third. Always And Again returned $4.40 as the heavy betting favorite. Always And Again                           --Linscott Photography "He's a colt and we're still trying to teach him," trainer Ernie Gaskin noted in the winner's circle. "Trace has done a great job teaching him how to race and figuring him out. This colt has a lot of natural ability and wants to do well so that really helps." With the win, Always And Again recorded his third victory from five lifetime starts. The son of Always A Virgin-Kiss Me Once Again now sports a lifetime bankroll of $52,000 and is owned in partnership by Andrew Berg and In The Red, LLC. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, August 24. Saturday's 11-race card will begin at an adjusted post time of 4:30 pm due to Reba McEntire in concert at Harrah's Hoosier Park. The country superstar will close out Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 2019 Summer Concert Series in front of a sold-out crowd. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 22, 2019-Freshman stakes action continued on Thursday, August 22 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino when the two-year-old pacing fillies took to the harness racing track in the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition. It appeared that an upset trend was forming with victories from Seventimesacharm and Grace Rocks, but Foxy Rigger prevailed as the heavy betting favorite in the final division of the stakes action. The first division saw a slight upset from Seventimesacharm when driver, trainer John De Long guided her to the winner's circle for her first stakes win and second consecutive lifetime victory. Coasting past her competitors on the grandstand side, the full sister to Indiana Sires Stakes champion Seventimesavirgin paid $13.40 to win. When the wings of the gate opened, heavy favorite Kickin Up My Heels with Trace Tetrick tried for the lead but Mamama Moonshine and LeWayne Miller also left aggressively, leaving the favorite to settle for the second spot through the opening quarter in :27:4. Also offense minded, Seventimesacharm left alertly from post eight to grab a spot along the rail in third. When the field reached the half in :56:2, Kickin Up My Heels wanted her turn on the lead and grabbed command with Mamama Moonshine and Seventimesacharm following. The pacers continued in straight formation through the third quarter in 1:24:2. When the field turned for home, Kickin Up My Heels was still on top but the rest of the field was closing in quickly. Mamama Moonshine tipped from the pocket to take aim at the leader but it was Seventimesacharm who surged past the leading pair from the grandstand side, stopping the clock in 1:52:2. Seventimesacharm finished three lengths in front of Rockinlikeastar with Ricky Macomber Jr. who utilized a ground-saving trip for second while Flirtinwithtrouble with Michael Oosting, also came charging late for third. Seventimesacharm is a homebred daughter of Always A Virgin-Mrs Grant Seven and is owned by Jesse De Long. She has won two of six lifetime starts and now sports a bankroll of $40,700. The 1:52.2 clocking marked a new lifetime best for the freshman filly. Division two provided another slight upset as Grace Rocks benefitted from a pocket trip to get the win over the heavily favored, Priceless and Brandon Bates. Driver Joey Putnam picked up a catch drive for the Ronnie Roberts trainee and drove her to a 1:52 victory to establish a new lifetime best mark. Priceless used her customary front-stepping tactics and immediately grabbed the lead through the opening quarter in :27.4. Grace Rocks took the pocket seat while Fancy Riggin with Trace Tetrick sat in third. Priceless dictated middle splits of :56.3 and 1:25.0 as the field remained in single file order behind her. When the field turned for home, Priceless appeared to be up to the task but Grace Rocks wasn't finished. Putnam tipped Grace Rocks out and the two matched strides for a few lengths before Grace Rocks dug in gamely late in the lane to get the win. Priceless held on for second and Odds On Melanie with John De Long rallied well for third. Grace Rocks paid $8.60 to win. "Turning for home, I wasn't sure if she'd catch that filly on the front because she's been tough competition all year," driver Joey Putnam noted after the victory. "This filly has been racing extremely well too, though, and she raced really strong tonight. She's got a lot of pace." Grace Rocks, the daughter of Rockin Image-Cosmic Grace, has now won four of five lifetime starts and was bred by Victory Hill Farms. She now sports a lifetime bankroll of $55,500 for owner Howard Taylor. A favorite finally found the winner's circle in the third division of the stakes action after Foxy Rigger went gate to wire to score in 1:52.2 and keep her unbeaten streak alive. With regular driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, the Brian Brown trainee used her customary front-running tactics to score the fifth consecutive win of her career. Leaving from post three in the field of eight, Foxy Rigger left alertly but would have to work for position as Jd's Queen Lori with Andy Shetler also left for position through the first split in :26.2. Foxy Rigger was able to grab the lead just before the half in :54.1 while Elite Five with Dale Hiteman moved into the second spot and Jd's Queen Lori was relegated to third. Foxy Rigger remains undefeated in her freshman season.             --Linscott Photography Foxy Rigger began to bolster her lead through the third quarter in 1:23:4 while Elite Five tried to gain ground on the leader. Rocksann with John De Long were on the attack first-over but would have their work cut out for them. As the field moved into the stretch, Foxy Rigger had established a three length lead. With a final quarter of :28:3, she crossed the wire nearly five lengths in front of Rocksann. Jd's Queen Lori held on for third. As the 1-5 favorite, Foxy Rigger returned $2.40 at the betting windows. "I wanted to move forward and get a good position," driver Trace Tetrick shared following the win. "The fractions were a little hotter than I wanted, but she really dug in late. She's got great mannerisms, she can be a little headstrong but she's really figuring out the game." Foxy Rigger is the daughter of Riggins-Foxy Angel and was bred by Wilker Family Farms. She now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $71,000 for owners Country Club Acres and L&H Management Services and Lombardo/Green Racing and Timothy Lane. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, August 23 with a 14-race card featuring three divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts & geldings. Friday's card will also feature a $20,000 Open Pace, a $10,000 guaranteed Hoosier High 5 in race 14 and the weekly Fantastic Friday promotions. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 31, 2019-Freshman pacing fillies were the featured harness racing attraction at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 31 in four $36,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action. Heavy favorites Foxy Rigger and Grace Rocks played their part in delivering in their divisions, but it was driver Brandon Bates who came home with the most stakes wins of the night with winning drives on Western Sierra and Priceless, with whom he also takes the training title. The first division kicked the night off with a win for Brian Brown trainee, Foxy Rigger who scored back to back stakes wins. Stopping the clock in 1:52, Foxy Rigger used a front stepping effort to establish a new lifetime mark. Foxy Rigger and Trace Tetrick went straight for the lead when the race began to establish the opening quarter of :27:0. Odds On Madison with Peter Wrenn also left alertly for position and were able to grab a pocket seat hoping to catch the leader. The fillies remained in their positions through the half in :56:1 and the third quarter in 1:25:3. Turning for home, Foxy Rigger and Odds On Madison engaged in a full-on stretch battle. The fillies were matching strides to the wire, but Foxy Rigger utilized a :26.2 closing kick and dug ahead by almost a length, stopping the clock in 1:52:0. Odds On Madison's effort paid off in a second place finish while Rocksann with John De Long rallied in the stretch for third. Foxy Rigger paid $2.40 to win. "She'll race well no matter where she's at," driver Trace Tetrick noted after the win. "She's a quality filly and they're doing all the right things with her. She was strong right down to the wire." Foxy Rigger is the daughter of Riggins-Foxy Angel and is owned by Country Club Acres & L&H Management Services &Lombardo/Green Racing and Tim Lane. With tonight's win, Foxy Rigger now sports a lifetime bankroll of $41,250. She is undefeated in all three of her career starts. The second division brought Priceless with Brandon Bates to the winner's circle for back-to-back stakes wins. Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite, Priceless went right to the front and never looked back to notch her second consecutive victory and establish a new lifetime best. When the wings of the gate opened, Priceless defended her rail position and left alertly to grab the lead , followed closely by Always In Motion and Trace Tetrick. The field continued in straight formation through opening fractions of :26:4 and :56:3, where Priceless remained unchallenged by trailing horses. Once the fillies hit the third quarter in 1:25:4, Priceless began to distance herself from her competition, opening up by nearly four lengths throughout the stretch. By the time she crossed the wire in 1:52:1, she had a six-length lead over the field. Always In Motion held on for second while Townline Adios with LeWayne Miller fought for third. Priceless paid $2.40 for her betting backers. "She's a very tough and versatile filly," trainer, driver Brandon Bates revealed in the winner's circle. "She takes care of herself, lives her best and loves to eat. Her next start will be at the state fair next week but then she'll be back here for more Sires Stakes." Priceless, the daughter of Rockin Image-Btwnyurheartnmine now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $36,000. She is owned by Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung and is now undefeated in both of her career starts. Division three brought driver Brandon Bates to the winner's circle again when he guided Western Sierra to a maiden-breaking win. Slightly dismissed at 6-1, Western Sierra staged a big rally late in the lane to get the win. At the start of the race, heavy favorite Flirtinwithtrouble with John De Long went straight for the lead while Western Sierra patiently took a pocket trip. Through opening fractions of :26:4 and :56:3, the top two pacers remained unchallenged while the rest of the field swapped positions. After the third quarter in 1:25:3, Bates began to move Western Sierra to begin to apply pressure on Flirtinwithtrouble. By the time Western Sierra had crossed the wire in 1:53:2, she had established a three-length lead over Flirtinwithtrouble who held on for second. Full Moon Martha with Sam Widger paced evenly for third. In the slight upset, Western Sierra paid $15.40 to win. "In the stretch, she had the bit in her mouth and she was up and ready to go," driver Brandon Bates stated after the victory. "She has a real will to race-it's clear that she loves what she does and looks forward to it every week." Western Sierra delivers a slight upset, paying $15.40 to win.                  --Linscott Photography. Western Sierra is trained by William Crone. The daughter of Straight Shooting-Sierra Blue Chip now sports a lifetime bankroll of $34,745 for owner John Barnard. The fourth and final division brought home another favorite as Grace Rocks with Sam Widger powered home a winner for trainer Ronnie Roberts. Establishing a new lifetime mark of 1:52:1, Grace Rocks dug in gamely late in the lane to get the win. When the wings of the gate opened, Seventimesacharm with John De Long took the leading position followed by Odds On Melanie with Peter Wrenn. By the opening fraction in :27:1, Kickin Up My Heels with Trace Tetrick moved into the lead with Seventimesacharm and Odds On Melanie following closely behind. The field remained in straight formation through the half in :56:1. Grace Rocks began to make her move to the lead not long after the half and grabbed the front by the third quarter in 1:24:4. The stretch turned into a battle with the top four fillies nearly matching strides. With a :26.4 final quarter, Grace Rocks surged ahead of her competition, crossing the wire with a two-length lead. Odds OnMelanie grabbed the second spot and Kickin Up My Heels was third. Grace Rocks paid $2.60 to win. "I always like to hear what the trainer has to say before the race," driver Sam Widger mentioned in the winner's circle. "She's a nice filly who's well-mannered, which is important. She does what she's asked and she's versatile." Grace Rocks, the daughter of Rockin Image-Cosmic Grace, is owned by Howard Taylor. She now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $31,750 and has won three of her four lifetime starts. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, August 1 with a 14-race card. Thursday's card will be highlighted by a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool in races three through six and a $30,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High 5 pool in race 14 with $9,913.17 in carryover money to kick-start the pool. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 30, 2019-Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action continued at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 30 featuring the freshmen trotters with two $65,000 divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts & geldings and three $44,500 divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies. While favorites primarily delivered in performances from Tj's Top Pick, Givemeonemoretry and May Baby, the night also saw a minor upset from Swan In Motion and an 11-1 upset from Fear This. The first division of stakes action for the two-year-old trotting colts & geldings saw Tj's Top Pick with Trace Tetrick in the bike home a decisive winner in 1:54:2, tying the track record he previously matched a little over two weeks ago. TJ's Top Pick delivered as the heavy betting favorite to score his third consecutive victory in his young career. In a talented field of ten, Osprey Hanover with Deshawn Minor wasted no time and went straight to the lead. When the field hit the first station in :27:4, After All Paul and Doug Rideout took over for Osprey Hanover while Tj's Top Pick sat patiently in third. Tetrick gave Tj's Top Pick the green light down the backside and he quickly took the lead at the half to lead through middle fractions of :57:3 and 1:26:2. As the field turned for home, TJ's Top Pick was on top with a six length lead. TJ's Top Pick coasted on to the wire under a hand drive from Tetrick to finish eight lengths ahead of his competition. Dude Included with Verlin Yoder rallied for second and After All Paul held onto his spot in third. Tj's Top Pick paid $2.20 to win. "I knew he'd have to be out a little bit to avoid the traffic trouble," trainer Jeff Cullipher noted in the winner's circle. "I've had a lot of nice horses but he's got to be right up there with the best of them so far. He's racing at the state fair next week and is staked to a few events in Lexington later in the year." Tj's Top Pick, the son of Swan For All-J A's Ayd now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $70,250 for owners Pollack Racing LLC, Jeff Cullipher and Trace Tetrick. He is undefeated in all three of his lifetime starts. In the second division for the freshmen trotting colts, the betting public was backing Emma Town Bud with Michael Oosting, but Swan In Motion and Ricky Macomber Jr. prevailed in the final moments of the stretch battle in a maiden-breaking win. When the wings of the gate opened, Emma Town Bud took the lead from the challenging post nine. Emma Town Bud continued to call the shots through first half fractions of :28:3 and 1:00:3 while by Classy Prince with Verlin Yoder followed in line second. At the half, Ricky Macomber Jr. moved Swan In Motion out for the attack, settling him into the second spot at the third quarter in 1:30:0. The final quarter of 27:0 proved to be a stretch battle between Emma Town Bud and Swan In Motion with the trotters matching strides turning for home. Just before the wire, Emma Town Bud made a costly break and Swan In Motion stayed on stride to stick a nose in front and stop the clock in 1:57:3 paying $6.00 for his backers at the betting windows. "We've always known he was a good colt, he's always done everything right," trainer Jamie Macomber revealed after the win. "He's very patient and cautious-I believe, and am hoping, he'll just get better with every start." The son of Swan For All-Keystone Sadie is owned by M&M Racing and Norbert Joseph Maza. Scoring his first career win, Swan In Motion brought his lifetime earnings to $42,000. The freshman trotting fillies were up next and it was Givemeonemoretry who went gate-to-wire for back-to-back stakes wins for trainer/driver Robert Taylor. Sent off as the even money favorite, Givemeonemoretry looked every bit the part of an even money favorite and followed the wings of the gate to the head of the field. She established her lead through opening fractions of :28:2 and :58:2 while the rest of the field battled for racing position. When Givemeonemoretry reached the three quarters in 1:27:4, the following horses had engaged in their own stretch battle while she began to distance herself from the rest of the field. Rock Swan with Trace Tetrick began to rally to try and take down the leader, but Givemeonemoretry was strong on the front and stopped the clock in 1:56:3, a new lifetime mark for the filly. Rock Swan's effort amounted in a second place finish while Phabaj with Jared Finn finished third. Givemeonemoretry paid $4.20 to win at the betting windows. "She likes to get out front and she's quick off the gate," trainer, driver Robert Taylor stated after the victory. "She's really maturing mentally and getting better with every start." The homebred daughter of Mr Cantab-Cameron Valley is owned by Kent Schenk, Taylor Racing LLC and Donnie Ray Taylor and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $50,950. She has won three of four lifetime starts. The second division for the fillies brought an upset by Fear This with LeWayne Miller who made her stakes debut a winning one after utilizing a ground saving trip to score in 1:58.3. When the race began, Netties Girl with Doug Rideout grabbed the lead and held it through the opening quarter in :29:1, followed by the betting public's pick, Skyway Tinacious with Peter Wrenn. Just before the half, Wrenn gave Skyway Tinacious the go-ahead and she reached the front at the half in :59:2. Skyway Tinacious held onto the lead with Netties Girl following closely behind through the third quarter in 1:29:2. Once the field hit the stretch, the race appeared to be wide open. With the leaders tiring on the front, Fear This found late racing room up the inside and surged forward to hit the wire first by a neck over Bluebird Ladyluck with Dan Shetler. Netties Girl held on to round out the trifecta. Fear This, the Aaron Stutzman trainee, paid $24.00 to win in the upset. "After last week, I was really confident going into tonight," driver LeWayne Miller revealed in the winner's circle. "I was hoping to get up close and get some room late and that's exactly what happened." The daughter of Whom Shall I Fear-Enlighten Me is owned by trainer Aaron Stutzman and now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $22,500. Fear This scored her maiden breaking victory in just the second start of her young career. In the third and final division, May Baby took home back-to-back stakes victories for trainer, driver James Yoder and established a new lifetime mark in the process. May Baby turned in a decisive, front-running effort to deliver as the heavy favorite. When the wings of the gate opened, it was Act Of Faith with Dale Hiteman who took the lead while May Baby appeared to be in line for a pocket trip. Before the first quarter in 27:4, Yoder opted out of the pocket trip and had May Baby pointed to the front. Just after the quarter, Act Of Faith powered by to regain the lead, but May Baby grabbed it back just after the half in :57:4. May Baby padded her lead and remained mostly unchallenged through the third quarter in 1:28:0. Collettes with Trace Tetrick came charging late but May Baby was too strong. Utilizing a:27.4 closing kick, May Baby trotted strong to the wire to stop the clock in 1:55:4, leaving Collettes to settle for second while La Nancio and Jared Finn finished third. As the 1-9 favorite, May Baby paid $2.10 at the betting windows. May Baby remains undefeated, lowers lifetime mark to 1:55:4        --Linscott Photography "She's coming around really well," trainer,driver James Yoder noted after the win. "She's really versatile-she's mostly raced on the front but she also races off the helmet well too. That's how we trained her all winter." May Baby, the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $50,250 for owner Cheyenne Yoder. With the win, May Baby remains undefeated in all three of her lifetime starts. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, July 31 with four $36,000 divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $20,000 Guaranteed Trifecta in Race 10. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.--July 24, 2019--Grand Swan extended her streak of perfection at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after she captured the featured harness racing event of the evening, her split of the $47,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, on Wednesday, July 24. With a final time of 1:54.3, Grand Swan recorded her fifth straight stakes win and remains a perfect five for five this season for driver, trainer, LeWayne Miller. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, Grand Swan coasted off the wings of the gate to settle along the rail in fourth. Infinity Stick and Sam Widger were the first to get a call through the opening quarter in :26.3. Kissesforall and Peter Wrenn were forwardly placed and pressed on to the lead, reaching the front just before the half in :56.4. As the field approached the final turn, Infinity Stick was back on top but Grand Swan was just beginning her march to the front. Grand Swan was matching strides with the leader at third station in 1:26.2 before she began to put her talent on display and trot away from the rest of the field. Grand Swan coasted on to the wire to finish three lengths in front of Infinity Stick and a hard-charging Sophia Lia and John DeLong. Grand Swan returned $2.40 to her backers at the betting windows. "I was content with where we were," Miller noted of his trip. "I figured the outside horses would leave a little bit so I waited to move her. She's just so easy on herself so that helps." With the win, the daughter of Swan For All-Queen Mum recorded her 13th lifetime victory from 17 trips behind the gate. Grand Swan pushed her lifetime earnings to $302,375 for owners, Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable, and Never 2 Late Stable. In the second division of the stakes action, it was Kota's Swan and Sam Widger who turned in a near gate to wire victory to score in 1:54.2. Widger sent Kota's Swan to the front and she dictated fractions of :28.1, :56.4 and 1:26.2 while the rest of the field followed in single file order. Using a :28 final panel, Kota's Swan trotted strong to the wire to finish two lengths in front of Morairtime and John DeLong. Haylie Ivy and Ricky Macomber Jr. rounded out the trifecta. Trained by Jeff Cullipher, Kota's Swan recorded her third win from eight seasonal outings. Owned by Pollack Racing and Jeff Cullipher, the daughter of Swan For All-Casual Chick recorded her seventh win from 23 lifetime starts while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $168,630. Live racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 25. Thursday's 14-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in Races 3-6 and Indiana Sires Stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings and two-year-old pacing colts. With a carry-over in excess of $7,000, Harrah's Hoosier Park will also offer a $25,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in Race 14. 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 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Emily Ratcliff Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

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