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ANDERSON, Ind.-August 1, 2017 - The top two and three-year-old trotters and pacers in the Hoosier state were in the harness racing spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 2 to battle it out in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals. Over $630,000 was up for grabs on the evening's 14-race card and featured six $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for the two and three-year-old divisions. The three-year-old trotting colts and geldings kicked off the action-packed evening and it was Swan Chase and driver John DeLong who found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week. After winning his elimination last week, Swan Chase used a ground-saving trip to best his rivals by a length, scoring in a new lifetime best of 1:55. Swan Chase sat third along the rail through splits of :28.3, :57.3 and 1:26.4 before utilizing a :27.4 final quarter to track down the heavily favored My Uncle Cuz and Don Harmon late in the lane. My Uncle Cuz had to settle for second place honors while Double A Goldrush and Ross Leonard rallied gamely late in the lane to round out the trifecta. "They gelded him a few weeks ago and I think that has really made a big difference in him," DeLong noted after the victory. "He is a little more manageable this way and seems to be getting better with every start." Trained by William Crone, the son of Swan For All-Precisionist notched his sixth win from 11 seasonal outings. Owned by John Barnard, Swan Chase has now won nine of 22 lifetime outings while bankrolling $177,716 in lifetime purse earnings. Satin Dancer, driven by Ronnie Wrenn Jr., looked every bit the part of a 3-5 favorite in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies, stopping the timer in 1:56.1. Benefitting from a pocket trip, Satin Dancer sat patiently through splits of :28, :57.3, and 1:27.1 before Wrenn Jr. gave her the green light. Utilizing a :28.3 final panel, Satin Dancer coasted on to the wire under a hand drive to finish a length in front of the front-running Ajessia and Doug Rideout. Trained by Byron Hooley, Satin Dancer recorded her fifth win from eight seasonal outings. The daughter of Big Stick Lindy-Shaken Not Stirred is owned by Summit Pacing Acres LLC and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $368,808. The three-year-old pacing fillies were up next and it was Rockin Serena and Peter Wrenn who pulled a mild 10-1 upset in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. Scoring in 1:52.1, Rockin Serena held off her rivals late in the lane to prevail in a tight photo and establish a new lifetime best in the process. "I didn't know how things would go in here as far as the trip was concerned," Wrenn noted after the victory. "She's a classy filly, still a little green, but that was a great trip for her. She really raced great tonight." Owned in partnership by Kales Co., Dolne Fm Services, S&R Racing Stables, and Wrenn Racing, Rockin Serena notched the second victory from eight trips behind the gate in 2017. The daughter of Rockin Image-Day Lily Hanover has won four of 13 lifetime outings while earning $117,205 in purse earnings. Rock N Tony turned in a gritty performance to find the winner's circle in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, Rock N Tony was able to overcome a long, first-over grind to wear down the heavily favored Beckham's Z Tam and Ricky Macomber Jr. late in the lane and stop the timer in 1:50.4. "He's all heart," Tetrick noted after the victory. "Not the ideal trip, they rushed me early and I had to pull. He was able to overcome it and grinded all the way to the wire. He's a very honest colt that loves his job." Trained by Erv Miller, the three-year-old gelded son of Rockin Image-Pandemonious recorded his fifth seasonal victory and eleventh lifetime win from 17 starts. Owned by Anthony Lombardi and Rocco Ruffolo, Rock N Tony pushed his lifetime earnings to $354,912 with the victory. The two year-old fillies were in the spotlight in the very next race and after a disqualification of the heavily favored Dee Rocks and Sam Widger, Ezpay and Brandon Bates were declared the winner in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies. With a final time of 1:54, Ezpay found the winner's circle for just the second time in her young career and established a new lifetime best in the process. Trained by Pete Leu, who co-owns the filly with Heidi Estep, the daughter of Jereme's Jet-In The Red has now amassed $58,900 in purse earnings from five seasonal starts. The freshmen pacing colts rounded out the stakes action for the evening and with a winning streak on the line-Shnitzledosomethin delivered as the heavy favorite in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With regular pilot Peter Wrenn at the lines, Shnitzledosomethin turned a pocket trip into a 1:52.2 score. With the win, the rookie colt equaled his lifetime best and remains undefeated in four lifetime starts. "I knew I wanted to race him off a helmet tonight," Wrenn said in the winner's circle. "It couldn't have worked out any better for us. He's still learning and figuring everything out but he's a nice, nice colt." Trained by Dylan Davis, the son of Fred And Ginger-Summer N Sand has now won all four of his lifetime outings. With the win, Shnitzledosomethin has bankrolled $67,250 in lifetime purse earnings for his connections of Bfj Stable, T. Lazzaro, E. Gold, and A. Basen. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues on Thursday, August 3 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 1, 2017 -  Indiana-sired two-year-old trotters were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 1 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card was highlighted by a pair of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the freshmen trotters. Custom Cantab and driver Peter Wrenn made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory, this time in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies. After scoring handily in her elimination last week, Custom Cantab rallied gamely late in the lane to score in a new lifetime best of 1:55.3. In a race ruled by miscues, Custom Cantab sat patiently on the rail through splits of :27.2 and :56.4 before making her move. Verlin Yoder had the heavily favored O So Easy on the front just before the three-quarter mark in 1:26.2 and her lead was ever-increasing. As the field turned for home, Wrenn asked Custom Cantab for more and the filly utilized a :29 closing panel to track down O So Easy in the final stages of the mile and get the win by a head. "She's a perfect filly to drive," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "She's still a little green so the trip actually worked out perfect for us. She's not ready to be out there on the front but I think it will actually make her a better filly in the long run." Trained and co-owned by Christopher Beaver, the daughter of Mr Cantab-Custom Model recorded her second seasonal victory from 4 outings in 2017. Custom Cantab has now bankrolled $71,250 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Christopher Beaver, Donald E. Robinson, and RBH Ventures Inc. All On Black and John DeLong also made a clean sweep of the stakes action for the two-year-old trotting colts-scoring tonight in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final in 1:56.2. With the win, All On Black established a new lifetime best and also remains undefeated in three starts in 2017. DeLong sent All On Black away from the gate to get the first call before yielding the lead to Skyway Torpedo and Peter Wrenn. Skyway Torpedo dictated fractions of :28, :57.2, and 1:27.2 before feeling a threat from the rest of the field. As the field turned for home, DeLong found late racing room up the passing lane and All On Black responded with a :28.4 closing quarter to get the win by a head. Trained by Jenny Melander, the gelded son of Swan For All-Right On Renee has now earned $54,000 in lifetime purse earnings. All On Black is owned in partnership by Gabriella's LLC and Melander Racing Inc. "He was a little sick early on when we were training down," Melander noted after the victory. "That's why we missed the first round of the stakes action here but he's always been a nice colt we've just had to take our time with him." Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues on Wednesday, August 2 with a stakes filled 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 15, 2017 - River Otter used a strong stretch rally to pull the 11-1 upset in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 15. Skillfully driven by Robert Taylor, who also does the training duties, River Otter avoided early traffic issues to stop the timer in 1:58.1 and record a new lifetime best in the process. Ricky Macomber Jr. sent Starlit Senditback away with the wings of the gate to grab the early lead in :27.1 with Uncle Leo and Doug Rideout grabbing the pocket seat. Taylor had River Otter well placed along the rail in fifth while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. Brandon Bates had Mr Quaker up to engage the leader at the half mile mark in :58.2 and the top duo was matching strides through the three-quarter clocking in 1:28.3. With the field beginning to tighten, Taylor had River Otter in perfect striking position second-over as they turned for home. Starlit Senditback began to tire on the front and Taylor tipped River Otter to the outside. Utilizing a :29 final quarter, River Otter trotted strongly on to the wire and held off a late charge from the heavy betting favorite, Skyway Torpedo and Peter Wrenn. After experiencing traffic issues for much of the mile, Skyway Torpedo rallied gamely late in the lane but had too much ground to make up at the end of the mile and was forced to settle for second place honors. Uncle Leo utilized a ground saving trip to round out the trifecta. Slightly dismissed at the betting windows, River Otter returned $25.20 to his backers. "He's been a nice colt from day one," Taylor noted after the victory. "He was a little sick last week in his elimination and he also got a little aggressive so we had to re-rig him going into this week. He responded well to the equipment changes and was really sharp tonight." The rookie son of Mr Cantab-Cq Yankee recorded his second victory from three lifetime outings. With the win, River Otter has now earned $44,100 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Taylor Racing Stables, K. Schenk, and Bumkum Valley Stables. River Otter Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, July 18 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 14, 2017 - Indiana-sired freshmen pacing colts were the featured harness racing  attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 14 as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. After winning his elimination last week, Shnitzledosomethin turned in another dominant performance to best nine other rivals, scoring in a new lifetime best of 1:52.2. With driver Peter Wrenn in the bike, Shnitzledosomethin was eased off the gate to settle along the rail in fifth while a host of others left alertly. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had Bluebird Recon fired up to leave aggressively and get the first call through the opening panel in a snappy :25.4. Jeopardy and LeWayne Miller benefitted from a pocket trip while GD Western Joe and Ricky Macomber Jr. were following intently in third. Wrenn Jr. was able to get Bluebird Recon to relax on the lead but they quickly yielded command to Shnitzledosomethin just before the second station in :56.3. Shnitzledosomethin led the field through the three-quarter clocking in 1:25.2 but was joined on the outside by Tom's A Rockin and Sam Widger. Tom's A Rockin was matching strides with the leader as the field turned for home but Shnitzledosomethin wasn't finished. Utilizing a :27 final quarter, Shnitzledosomethin coasted on to the wire four lengths in front of his competition. Tom's A Rockin held on gamely for second while Letitrock and Todd Warren staged a big rally late in the lane to get up for third. As the 3-5 favorite, Shnitzledosomethin returned $3.20 at the betting windows. "He's an impressive colt," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "I knew there would be a lot of early speed so I planned to race off the back but all these colts are so green I had to move down the backside. He was very strong at the wire." Trained by Dylan Davis, the son of Fred And Ginger-Summer N Sand has now won both of his lifetime outings. With the win, Shnitzledosomethin has bankrolled $47,500 in lifetime purse earnings for his connections of Bfj Stable, T. Lazzaro, E. Gold, and A. Basen. Shnitzledosomethin New Talent winning the Invitational Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 12, 2017 - Dee Rocks and driver Sam Widger turned in a dominant performance to find the winner's circle in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies, on Wednesday, July 12 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:53.3, the rookie filly recorded her fifth consecutive victory to remain undefeated in 2017 and also established a new lifetime best in the process. After three consecutive victories at Hawthorne Racecourse, Dee Rocks made her first Hoosier Park start a winning one taking her split of the Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations last week. Leaving from post five in a talented field of ten, Widger sent Dee Rocks away from the gate to grab a pocket seat behind the early pacesetter Ezpay and Ricky Macomber Jr. Ezpay got the first call through the opening panel in :27 but quickly yielded the lead to Dee Rocks just before the half mile mark. Dee Rocks led the field through splits of :56.1 and 1:25.1 before being joined on the outside by Laila J and Ginger and John DeLong approaching the final turn. Gate Speed and Todd Warren were well placed second-over while Always Woggy and LeWayne Miller were looking for racing room third on the rail. As the field turned for home, Dee Rocks was on top by three lengths and began to put her talent on display as she paced away from the rest of the field. Utilizing a :28.2 final quarter, Dee Rocks coasted on to the wire to finish three lengths in front of a hard-charging Always Woggy. EzPay utilized a ground-saving trip to round out the trifecta. As the 3-5 post time favorite, Dee Rocks returned $3.40 to her backers at the betting windows. "Training down she was great," trainer Dossie Minor noted in the winner's circle. "She's easy to get along with and loves her job. I think she races better off the back but she was strong tonight." The daughter of Rockin Image-Incredible Katie is a homebred, owned and bred by Ronald Phillips and John Carver. Dee Rocks has now won five of five lifetime outings while amassing $58,000 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, July 13 with a 14-race card featuring a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in Races 3-6. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 11, 2017 - After cruising to an ultra-impressive 1:55.4 victory in her Indiana Sires Stakes elimination last week, O So Easy followed up with a decisive harness racing victory on Tuesday, July 11 in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. After stopping the timer in 1:56.1, O So Easy swept the first round of stakes action for the freshman fillies while recording her third win of the season for trainer, driver, and co-owner Verlin Yoder. Leaving from post nine in a talented field of ten, Yoder wasted no time as he sent the filly away from the gate for the lead. O So Easy would have to work for position as Miss Lady Halfmoon and Trace Tetrick also wanted the front and protected their rail position. O So Easy eventually grabbed the lead just past the quarter in :27.4 and would lead the field through splits of :57.3 and 1:27 before ever feeling a threat. Lass A Rope and Jim Pantaleano were the first to commit to the outer flow first-over and First Encore K and Ricky Macomber Jr. quickly grabbed the cover rounding the final turn. Lass A Rope made a strong bid at the leader but O So Easy was too strong on the front. Utilizing a :29.1 final quarter, O So Easy was able to hold off a late charge from Custom Cantab and Peter Wrenn to get the win by nearly a length. Topville Martini and John DeLong also rallied well late in the mile but had to settle for third place honors. As the 6-5 co-favorite, O So Easy returned $4.60 to her backers at the betting windows. "She can be a little tough," Yoder said after the victory. "Just like any trotting filly-she likes things her way. I thought I had to use her a little too much tonight in the first quarter but she overcame it. She's a very nice filly." The rookie filly is now undefeated in three starts in 2017. The daughter of Swan For All-Ostia Hanover was a $20,000 yearling purchase at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale and is owned in partnership by Verlin Yoder and Eleven Star Stables. O So Easy has now earned $52,500 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Wednesday, July 12 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 8, 2017-For the second time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval, marking the fourth track record that has been re-established this season. After stopping the timer in 1:49.2, Au D Lox Bluegrass and driver Sam Widger kicked off the action packed 12-race card on Saturday, July 8 in impressive fashion in the $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational pace. The 1:49.2 clocking re-established the track record for older pacing mares and also established a new lifetime best for Au D Lox Bluegrass. The previous track record of 1:49.3 was established by McFlirty and Ricky Macomber Jr. in 2014. Widger wasted no time as he sent Au D Lox Bluegrass away from the gate firing from post seven. She dictated fractions of :25.1, :53.3 and 1:22.1 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. were content to sit the pocket while Trace Tetrick had Graceful Vision aimed at the leader turning for home. Graceful Vision was able to reach the leader's wheel but Au D Lox Bluegrass wasn't finished. Using a :27.1 final quarter, Au D Lox Bluegrass coasted on to the wire under a hand drive from Widger to finish nearly five lengths in front of Graceful Vision. Ponytail and LeWayne Miller rallied gamely to round out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Au D Lox Bluegrass returned $4.00 to her backers at the betting windows. "She's a very nice mare," Widger noted after the victory. "She's really sharp right now and seems to be getting better and stronger with every start." With the win the Jeff Cullipher trainee recorded her fifth victory from 12 seasonal starts. Owned by Thomas Pollack and Jeffrey Cullipher, the four year-old daughter of Panspacificflight-Ag-n-Au Bluegrass has now amassed $61,450 in purse earnings this season and $254,709 lifetime. The victory was also one of four training wins on the evening's 12-race card for trainer Jeff Cullipher and the first of three driving wins on the evening for Sam Widger. On the stakes side of the racing action, JD's Chancey Gal continued her winning ways to take home top honors in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With Todd Warren at the lines, JD's Chancey Gal staged a big rally late in the lane to find the wire first in 1:51.3. With the win, JD's Chancey Gal recorded her fifth consecutive Hoosier Park victory and also established a new lifetime mark in the process. Trained and owned by Pasko Vucinaj, the three-year-old daughter of Panspacificflight-Designer Gal has now won seven of 10 seasonal starts and nine of 24 lifetime starts. With the win, JD's Chancey Gal sent her lifetime bankroll over the $100,000 mark. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, July 11 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old trotting fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park         Emily Gaskin   Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist   Hoosier Park Racing & Casino   Emily.gaskin@hoosierpark.com   (765)609-4620              

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 7, 2017 - Beckhams Z Tam and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. made a clean sweep of the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 7. With a final time of 1:50.3, Beckhams Z Tam notched his third consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and became the sport's newest $100,000 earner after the victory. Leaving from post two in a talented field of ten, Beckhams Z Tam was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in fifth. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. had Meadowbrook Tiger pointed to the front from post six to get the first call through a snappy opening panel in :25.4. Limited Edition and Todd Warren benefitted from a pocket trip while Dave and Dennis and Brandon Bates were next in line, third. Macomber Jr. gave Beckhams Z Tam the go-ahead and he quickly marched to the front to grab command just before the half in :54.2. Unable to wait any longer, Trace Tetrick also gave Rock N Tony the green light down the backside and he began his long first-over journey to the front. Reaching the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.1, Rock N Tony was able to reach the leader's wheel as the field tightened and turned for home. Rock N Tony began to feel the long first-over mile just as Beckhams Z Tam found another gear. Utilizing a :28.2 final quarter, Beckhams Z Tam kicked home to win by a two and a half lengths over Rock N Tony. Meadowbrook Tiger held on for third place honors. As the heavy betting favorite, Beckhams Z Tam returned $4.80 to his supporters at the betting windows. Trained by Hoosier Park's leading trainer, Jamie Macomber, Beckhams Z Tam recorded his seventh victory from eight seasonal starts and seventh lifetime win from 14 outings. The 1:50.3 clocking established a new lifetime mark for the three-year-old son of Always A Virgin-Sara's Lucky Charm. Owned by the Z Tam Stables LLC, Beckhams Z Tam pushed his lifetime bankroll to $115,861 with the victory. Beckhams Z Tam Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, July 8 with a 12-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 6, 2017 - Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, July 6 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. My Uncle Cuz, with Don Harmon in the sulky, scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and delivered as the heavy betting favorite in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final. After scoring handily in his elimination last week, My Uncle Cuz used a determined stretch rally to find the wire first in 1:54.4 and establish a new lifetime mark in the process. Leaving from post five in the field of ten, My Uncle Cuz left just enough to grab a spot along the rail in third while Todd Warren sent Sebiskit Bluegrass away from the gate firing from post nine. Sebiskit Bluegrass led the field through the first split in :27.4 but his lead would be short-lived as Harmon gave My Uncle Cuz the green light as they straightened away down the backside. My Uncle Cuz grabbed the lead just past the half in :56.2 but was quickly joined on the outside by Jesse V and Peter Wrenn who were unable to find a spot along the rail and pressed on to the lead. Fomor and Dan Shetler were well placed second-over as the field began to tighten around the three-quarter clocking in 1:25.4. The long taxing mile began to take its toll on Jesse V and just as he began to retreat, Double A Goldrush and Ross Leonard found late racing room and came charging. Harmon asked his mount for more and My Uncle Cuz powered to the wire to hold off Double A Goldrush by a length. Swan Forever and Trace Tetrick used a ground saving trip to round out the trifecta. As the 3-5 favorite, My Uncle Cuz returned $3.40 to his backers. "He's a very sensible horse," Harmon noted in the winner's circle. "I had to move when I did because I didn't want to get shuffled. He's actually better off the helmet but he raced great tonight. I was able to get him a breather down the backside and he raced strong all the way to the wire. We're very proud of him." Trained and owned by Krista Harmon, My Uncle Cuz recorded his third victory from six seasonal starts and sixth win from 17 lifetime outings. The gelded son of Abc Garland-Malibu Marley has now amassed $164,618 in lifetime purse earnings. My Uncle Cuz Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Friday, July 7 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 5, 2017 - Indiana-sired three-year-old trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 5 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final and $25,000 consolation for the sophomore trotting fillies. Donnas Dream and Robert Taylor made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory-this time in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final. After scoring handily in her elimination last week, Donnas Dream rallied gamely late in the lane to score in a lifetime best of 1:55.2 at odds of 14-1. Donnas Dream was sent away from the gate firing from post seven and she was able to grab the lead through the opening panel in :28. Her lead would be short lived as Doug Rideout had the even money favorite, Ajessia, pointed to the front. Ajessia grabbed the lead just before the half in :57.2 while Donnas Dream sat patiently in the pocket. Riverdancing Diva and Andy Shetler were following intently in third with J-S Jesses Girl and Sam Widger next in line, fourth. Ajessia continued to call the shots through the three-quarter clocking in 1:27.1 but was joined on the outside by ER Norah and Don Eash as the field rounded the final turn. Ajessia was able to put away ER Norah but her biggest threat was still in the pocket. Taylor tipped Donnas Dream to the outside and she utilized a :28 closing kick to get the victory by nearly two lengths. Ajessia held on gamely for second while Foxy Swan and Trace Tetrick rallied late in the lane to round out the trifecta. Dismissed at the betting windows, Donnas Dream returned $30.00 to her backers. "She's a very nice filly," trainer, driver Robert Taylor noted after the victory. "She was really sick earlier on in the season but has slowly been getting better. The last few starts she has really come around and raced back to her old self." With the win, Donnas Dream recorded the third win from nine seasonal outings and fourth lifetime victory from 23 starts. The three-year-old daughter of Power Play-Donna Do You Wanna has now amassed $92,848 in lifetime purse earnings for her owners Taylor Racing Stable and Kent Schenk. In the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Consolation for three-year-old trotting fillies, Her-b's Foxy Lady and Jay Cross rallied late in the lane to score in 1:56.2. Trained by Dan Shetler, Her-b's Foxy Lady recorded the fourth win from nine seasonal starts while pushing her lifetime earnings to $30,519. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, July 6 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist

ANDERSON, Ind.-June 3, 2017 - Staging a big rally late in the lane, Rockin BB and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled the slight upset in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 3. On a beautiful Saturday evening, Rockin BB used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:52.2 and establish a new lifetime best in the process. With the win, Rockin BB snapped a six race win streak for the heavily favored, Rockin Racer and Jared Finn. Rockin Racer used her customary front-running tactics to fly from the wings of the gate to set fast, first half fractions of :25.4 and :54.3. Always About Farah and Andy Shetler protected their rail position and grabbed a pocket seat behind the early pace-setter while Firstup and Ross Leonard were next in line third. Rockin BB was uninvolved through the early stages of the race and set eighth along the rail for much of the mile. Leonard gave Firstup the green light and she was out and firing to grab command as the field reached the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.2. Firstup continued to call the shots turning for home but the rest of the field was closing in. As the quick pace began to take its' toll on the leader, Macomber Jr. tipped Rockin BB wide to the outside and she utilized a :28.3 final quarter to prevail in a tight photo over Pretty Image and Dale Hiteman. Rockin Serena and Peter Wrenn also rallied well late in the mile to get up for third place honors. Slightly dismissed at the betting windows, Rockin BB returned $23.20 to her backers at the betting windows. Rockin BB Trained by Ron Burke, Rockin BB notched her third win from eight seasonal starts. The daughter of Rockin Image-Yankee Pankee BB has now amassed $87,730 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Burke Racing Stable, Frank Baldachino, and Weaver Bruscemi. The victory with Rockin BB was one of four winners on the program for driver Ricky Macomber Jr. Macomber Jr. also scored with JD's Chancey Gal in the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes consolation for three-year-old pacing fillies in 1:52 for trainer Pasko Vucinaj. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, June 6 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-June 2, 2017 - Rock N Tony turned in a dominant harness racing performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, on Friday, May 2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Scoring in 1:51.1 with Trace Tetrick in the bike, Rock N Tony recorded his fourth consecutive win at Hoosier Park and made a clean sweep of the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes action this season. Leaving from post two in a talented field of ten, Rock N Tony was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in third. Limited Edition and Todd Warren left aggressively from post six to get the first call through the opening panel in :27. Always B Magic and Brandon Bates grabbed a pocket seat but were out and taking aim at the leader approaching the half in :55.2. Unwilling to wait any longer, Tetrick gave Rock N Tony the green light down the backside and he exploded to the lead as the field approached the final turn. Rock N Tony reached the third station in 1:23.4 and looked strong on the front. Turning for home, Incredible Shark and LeWayne Miller were on the attack first-over with On The Virg and Tyler Smith in tow. Incredible Shark appeared to be gaining on the leader but Rock N Tony wasn't finished. Using a :27.2 final quarter, Rock N Tony cruised on to the wire nearly two lengths in front of his next closest competitor. Limited Edition rallied well to get up for second place honors while Incredible Shark held on gamely for third. As the 1-5 heavy betting favorite, Rock N Tony returned $2.60 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's a professional in every sense of the word," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "He does everything right and does everything you ask of him. He's getting stronger with every start and really is a pleasure to drive." Trained by Erv Miller, the three-year-old gelded son of Rockin Image-Pandemonious recorded his 4th seasonal victory and 10th lifetime win from 17 starts. Owned by Anthony Lombardi and Rocco Ruffolo, Rock N Tony pushed his lifetime earnings to $291,662 with the victory. It was a training double and driving double for the Erv Miller-Trace Tetrick team as they also scored with Meadowbrook Tiger in the $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes consolation for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings earlier on in the card. Scoring in 1:50.4, Meadowbrook Tiger recorded his third win from four seasonal starts. The stakes action will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 3 with a 12-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 31, 2017 - Bluebird Jesse and LeWayne Miller pulled a stunning 47-1 upset in the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 31. Stopping the timer in 1:54.4., Bluebird Jesse used a well-timed rally late in the lane to hold off his rivals and in the process, lowered his lifetime mark by nearly two seconds. Leaving from post two in a talented field of ten, Bluebird Jesse was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in sixth while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. Woodside Austin and Brandon Bates fired off the gate from post eight to get the first call through a snappy opening panel in :26.4. Swan Chase and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. opted out of a pocket trip and pressed on to reach the lead at the second station in :57. Swan Chase continued to call the shots down the backside but his lead would be short-lived as My Uncle Cuz and Don Harmon also wanted a turn on the front. My Uncle Cuz led the field through the three-quarter clocking in 1:26.3 but was quickly joined on the outside by Mystical Motor and Dale Hiteman. Mystical Motor was able to wear down the leader but his biggest threat was still behind him as Bluebird Jesse was perfectly poised to strike from second-over. As the rest of the field began to tire, Miller asked Bluebird Jesse for more and he found another gear. Utilizing a :27.3 final quarter, Bluebird Jesse cruised on to the wire nearly two-lengths in front of his next closest competitor. Swan Forever and Trace Tetrick rallied powerfully late in the lane but had too much ground to make up at the end of the mile and had to settle for second place honors. After the disqualification of My Uncle Cuz due to interference on the backside, Double A Goldrush and Ross Leonard rounded out the trifecta. As one of the longest shots on the board, Bluebird Jesse returned $97.40 at the betting windows. "He's a great horse to be around," trainer, owner Keith Roth noted in the winner's circle. "He doesn't ship very well but that's about the hardest thing about him, other than that-he does everything right. LeWayne (Miller) gave him a perfect drive, that's the way he likes to race and he really raced great tonight." With the win, Bluebird Jesse recorded his fourth victory from nine seasonal starts. The gelded son of Jailhouse Jesse-Bluebird Swandrful has now won five of 16 lifetime outings while pushing his lifetime bankroll to $73,400. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues on Thursday, June 1 with a 14-race card featuring a $10,000 guaranteed pick-4 in races 3-6. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 30, 2017 - Satin Dancer and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. turned in a dominant gate to wire performance to capture the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, May 30. The Byron Hooley trained filly stopped the timer in 1:55.1 to score her second consecutive victory and establish a new lifetime best in the process. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite, Satin Dancer utilized her customary strategy and left aggressively to get the lead through the opening panel in :27.3. Ajessia and Doug Rideout also left alertly to find a spot along the rail in third while Intothelight and Trace Tetrick protected their rail position next in line fourth. Wheels A Turning and Joe Putnam were unable to find a spot along the rail and pressed on to engage the leader through the half in :57.4. Satin Dancer was able to put away Wheels A Turning at the three-quarter clocking in 1:26.3 but the rest of the field was also closing in. Swan Defined and LeWayne Miller, the 6-5 second choice, looked primed to strike around the final turn but made a costly break as the field turned for home. Utilizing a :28.3 final quarter, Satin Dancer turned away all rivals and coasted to an easy three and a half length victory. Ajessia rallied well to finish second while Intothelight rounded out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Satin Dancer returned $3.60 to her backers at the betting windows. "She definitely likes things her way," Hooley noted after the victory. "She's fine once she gets going but she can be a little difficult sometimes. Ronnie (Wrenn Jr.) does a great job with her, he gets along very nicely with her and we're thankful he came over to drive her. We're excited about the rest of the season." The daughter of Big Stick Lindy-Shaken Not Stirred recorded her third win from four seasonal outings. Satin Dancer has now won 12 of 20 lifetime outings while pushing her lifetime to bankroll to $321,058 for her owners at Summit Pacing Acres LLC. As a two-year-old, Satin Dancer was the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final winner and also equaled the national season's record for two-year-old filly trotters on a half mile track with a 1:57 score at The Delaware County Fair last fall. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues on Wednesday, May 31 with a 14-race card featuring the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Wednesday's 14-race card will also be highlighted by a $20,000 Guaranteed trifecta in Race 10. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 23, 2017 - The opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action highlighted the Tuesday, May 23rd harness racing program at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and featured three divisions of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies. Each filly was aiming to earn a spot in the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final slated for May 30 at Hoosier Park. Indiana's two-year-old trotting filly of the year, Satin Dancer, looked every the bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as she turned a pocket trip into a two and a half length victory, scoring in 1:56. Driven by Ronnie Wrenn Jr., Satin Dancer protected her rail position but J-S Jesses Girl and Sam Widger were on a mission to the front. J-S Jesses Girl dictated fractions of :27.3, :57.4, and 1:27.4 before Satin Dancer tipped from the pocket late in the late to cruise home in front. Trained by Byron Hooley, Satin Dancer has now won 11 of 19 lifetime starts and sports a career bankroll of $283,558. The daughter of Big Stick Lindy-Shaken Not Stirred captured the second win from three seasonal outings of her sophomore campaign for owner, Summit Pacing Acres LLC. The fastest division of the night belonged to Swan Defined and LeWayne Miller who recorded their third consecutive Hoosier Park win, tonight in 1:55. The victory established a new lifetime best mark for the daughter of Swan For All-Armbro Definition. Swan Defined also benefitted from a pocket seat while Wheels A Turning and Joe Putnam carved out splits of :29, :58.3 and 1:27.1. As the field turned for home, Swan Defined found another gear, utilizing a :27.2 final quarter to win by five and three-quarter lengths. Swan Defined improved her lifetime record to six wins from ten lifetime starts while bankrolling $41,905 in lifetime purse earnings. Owned by Last Chance Racing Stable and Clifford Slusher, Swan Defined has now won three of four 2017 starts. The biggest upset of the night was found in the final split of the stakes action as Shawnee Beauty and Brandon Bates found the winner's circle at odds of 13-1. Scoring her maiden breaking win amongst stakes company, Shawnee Beauty converted a pocket trip into a 1:56 victory, scoring by nearly two lengths. Bates sent Shawnee Beauty away from the gate firing to grab a seat behind the pace-setting, Ajessia and Doug Rideout. Ajessia relaxed on the front through fractions of :28.1, :58.1 and 1:27 while the field remained in single file order. Bates tipped Shawnee Beauty from the pocket late in the lane and she dug in gamely to get the win. "She is a very good gaited, very willing filly," Bates noted after the victory. "She was lightly raced last year and had a tendency to get hot so we've been teaching her every start. She continues to mature and really enjoys her job; I don't think we've seen the best from her yet." Trained by Henry Lunsford, the three-year-old daughter of Valley Speed-Double Yankee recorded her first victory from 13 lifetime outings. Shawnee Beauty has now earned $24,120 for her owner, Judith Lunsford. Indiana Sires Stakes action continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 24 with three divisions of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. The 24th season of live harness racing is highlighted by the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's championship event valued at $6 million, on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

Bumblebzbuzz might become a honey of a trotter if he learns to mind his manners. That being said, the $5,200 yearling purchase has already exceeded the expectations of harness racing co-owner/trainer Tom T. Tetrick. A 3-year-old son of stallion Pinetucky out of the mare Bumblebzannie, Bumblebzbuzz has won two of 11 career races and earned $74,650 for Tetrick and Ervin Wickey. Last year, the gelding captured a $75,000 Indiana Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old male trotters at Hoosier Park, rallying from seventh-place at the half to win in 1:58. "He was very aggressive last year," Tetrick said about Bumblebzbuzz. "His manners left a lot to be desired and they're starting to come together now. I'd like to believe it's a matter of maturity. I spent a lot of time with him over the winter working on manners. He's getting better. Nothing is perfect yet, but maybe we're getting closer. It'll be a long summer and it will still be a test all summer for him." On Wednesday, Bumblebzbuzz is the 9-2 third choice on the morning line in the $18,000 Expresson Series final at Hoosier. Bumblebzbuzz and Hoosier's leading driver Trace Tetrick, one of Tom's younger brothers, will start from post three after back-to-back third-place finishes in the preliminary rounds of the series. Sebiskit Bluegrass, who starts from post 10 in the second tier, is the 7-2 favorite. He has won three of four races this season and will have John DeLong in the sulky for trainer John Merkel. "If (Bumblebzbuzz) puts it all together he's got a shot to win some races," Tetrick said. "But you've also got some pretty nice colts in the state. It's a tough program. However you're going to race it, you've got eight, nine, 10 colts that can trot (1):55 with a quarter in :27 every week." The Tetrick family had enjoyed success with a Pinetucky-bred filly named Huntingforpennies several years ago, and when Tom saw Bumblebzbuzz, he decided to take a shot on the horse. From the beginning, he knew it was going to be a bit of an adventure as Bumblebzbuzz acted as much as a little kid as he did a racehorse. "He's into a little bit of everything every day," Tetrick said. "He plays a lot, messes around. It took a long time to get his mind on his business. But when he would trot, I always thought he had a big turn of speed. If I could ever get everything to go right I think he could trot with whatever is in the state. He's a work in progress." When Bumblebzbuzz won his Indiana Sire Stakes final last August, he displayed the type of potential and talent that Tetrick thought the horse possessed. "He raced phenomenal that night," said Tetrick, who trains about two dozen horses with his father, Tom D. Tetrick. "It seemed like everything came together. He trotted the turns the way he's supposed to." Tetrick enjoyed career highs for training wins (61) and purses ($426,242) last year. He is currently tied for eighth place in the trainer standings at Hoosier Park, with eight wins, and has a 15.1 percent win rate. Jamie Macomber leads the standings with 16 victories. For his career, 38-year-old Tetrick has 461 wins as a trainer and 393 victories as a driver. While Tetrick might not have Grand Circuit plans for Bumblebzbuzz, he is looking forward to watching the horse's continued development on the Indiana Sire Stakes circuit. "It'll be a tough enough summer for him," Tetrick said. "I don't think he's a Grand Circuit contender; I think he's just a nice solid racehorse. I just hope I can compete on a high level in Indiana with him. "But whatever he does, he's exceeded expectations. It was a good year for him last year, he made $72,000. We're along for the ride. Hopefully it all works out for us." Racing at Hoosier Park begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Expresson Series final is race No. 9, with an estimated 8:54 p.m. post time. For the complete card, click here. Ken Weingartner

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