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Freehold, NJ --- This weekend, harness racing driver Peter Wrenn returns to the Breeders Crown finals for the first time in 21 years. He hopes to create a few more memories in the event, which is Friday and Saturday nights at Wrenn’s home track, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Wrenn has won two Breeders Crown trophies in his career, the second of which came in 1996 when he guided Personal Banner to victory by a head over Moni Maker in the 3-year-old filly trot at Vernon Downs. It was Moni Maker’s only loss in 20 races that year. He got his first Crown with Yankee Cashmere in 1994 at Woodbine Racetrack. “It’s always a good thing,” Wrenn said about driving in the Breeders Crown. “It’s been a while since I’ve been on that circuit. Being back part of it is kind of a cool thing. “And Hoosier is really taking this to a different level. They’re trying their best to make it a showcase. So far I think they have. I don’t know what the weather is going to be, we can’t control that, but they’re trying to control everything else. They’re trying to make it an A-1 show.” Wrenn, a native of Detroit, won multiple driving titles on the Michigan circuit and was a top driver at Pompano Park before heading to the East Coast and enjoying success at the Meadowlands. He returned to the Midwest in 1999. His 9,913 career wins are 13th in North American harness racing history. Wrenn has three drives in this year’s Breeders Crown finals. He gets started Friday with 20-1 longshot Inverse Hanover in the 3-year-old filly pace. Inverse Hanover finished sixth in her elimination, but was beaten by only two lengths. “If I was able to have racing luck through the stretch I think she would have won the race,” Wrenn said. “It didn’t work out to our favor. She’s not going to be able to do the work on her own, but if things work out and she’s the same as last week, you never know. She could be a bomber come through. “It’s going to be a cold night and there is going to be a lot of speed and horses are going to be tired. As far as an upsetter, she’s definitely a player. She was really good.” His remaining two Breeders Crown drives are Saturday with 2-year-old male trotter Skyway Torpedo, who finished fourth in his elimination and is 20-1, and 2-year-old male pacer Shnitzledosomethin, who missed by a nose in his elimination and is 8-1. “(Skyway Torpedo) is a pleasant colt,” Wrenn said. “He drives like an old horse. He’s very professional about his work. He got sick around mid-summer and (trainer Alvin Miller) did a good job getting him on track. It’s quite rewarding for him to get to the final. That’s always a fun thing. “(Shnitzledosomethin) raced very respectably. He’s a big strong colt and actually got better as the year wore on. He doesn’t know a day’s work end as far as that goes. He seems to have easy speed. That was the fastest elimination. I was impressed with him. It took a good trip to beat me. He put away a lot of nice horses.” Wrenn ranks eighth in wins this year at Hoosier Park. Each of the track’s top three drivers -- Trace Tetrick, Sam Widger and John DeLong -- and fifth-place Ricky Macomber Jr. will be in the Breeders Crown. Tetrick won a Breeders Crown in 2015, with 3-year-old male pacer Freaky Feet Pete, while the others are making their Crown debuts. “It’s a real thrill,” said Widger, who has won 5,891 races in his career. “It’s a huge event. Just to be able to participate is exciting. For Hoosier Park to host it and to be able to meet new people, people I’ve only read about and now get to meet in person, is great.” Three of the track's top four trainers -- Jamie Macomber, Jeff Cullipher and Walter Haynes Jr. -- as well as Trent Stohler and Alvin Miller, who are in the top 13, have horses racing in the Breeders Crown finals. Stohler won a Breeders Crown in 1997 with pacing mare Extreme Velocity. The others are making their debuts. “This is something new for me, (driver) John DeLong, and my owner (Tom Pollack),” said Cullipher, who sends out Rock N’ Roll World in the Open Pace. “I’ve been in racing all my life and this is very exciting. “I’m glad to be on our home turf. I think it has an advantage, especially here with the long stretch.” All of the Breeders Crown championships for female pacers and trotters are Friday. Racing begins at 6 p.m. (EDT) at Hoosier Park and the Breeders Crown events are races seven through 12. Click here for Friday's complete card. For complete Saturday entries, click here. Hoosier Park, in conjunction with Roberts Communications, will offer live steaming and replays of the Breeders Crown races here.   by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 16, 2017 - For the second time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's seven-eighths mile oval, as the evening's 12-race harness racing card on Saturday, September 16 was highlighted by a track record performance in the featured of the event, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old colt trotters. Skyway Torpedo, with Peter Wrenn in the bike, established a new track record for two-year-old trotting colts when he powered home a winner in 1:55. The previous track record of 1:55.4 was established by Airman Batten and LeWayne Miller in 2014. The 1:55 clocking marked the sixth track record that has been re-established this season and also a new lifetime best for Skyway Torpedo. After a costly break by the publics' second choice, Fiftydallarbill, behind the gate, Wrenn wasted no time sending Skyway Torpedo to the front. River Otter and Robert Taylor also left alertly but opted for a pocket trip. Skyway Torpedo reached the front just past the first station in :27.4 and dictated fractions of :57 and 1:26 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. As the field turned for home, River Otter tipped from the pocket but Skyway Torpedo wasn't finished. Utilizing a :29 final quarter, Skyway Torpedo trotted strongly on to the wire finishing two lengths in front of River Otter. Jesmach Oasis and Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied late to round out the trifecta. As the 4-5 betting favorite, Skyway Torpedo returned $3.60 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's basically been push button from day one," Trainer Alvin Miller noted in the winner's circle. "He's a very well mannered colt and takes good care of himself. He's everything you would want in a two-year-old trotting colt." "He was the one I knew I wanted when we went to the sale," he continued. "I've been impressed with him since we started training him. He's eligible to the Breeders Crown so we'll get through these next couple weeks of stakes races and hope for the best. We'd love to give it (The Breeders Crown) a shot." With the win, the son of Swan For All-The Magic of Paris became the sport's newest $100,000 earner and recorded his fifth win from 10 seasonal starts. Skyway Torpedo is owned in partnership by T. Comerford, T. Harts, J. Lee, and A. Miller. The evening's 12-race card kicked-off with a bang as Natural Herbie and Verlin Yoder equaled the track record for older trotting geldings after a 1:52.1 score in the $21,000 Invitational Trot. Natural Herbie now shares the track record for older trotting geldings with I Know My Chip who established that mark earlier this season. Natural Herbie recorded his 37th win from 100 lifetime starts and his fifth win this season from 15 trips behind the gate. Trained, owned and driven by Verlin Yoder, Natural Herbie now sports a lifetime bankroll of $1,082,426. Live racing continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, September 19 with a 13-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 . Emily Gaskin

Pompano Beach, FL...March 21, 2017...She's All In, with breeder-owner-trainer in the bike, took top harness racing honors in Pompano Park's $8,500 Open Trot for Mares on Tuesday night, covering her one mile journey in 1:54.3. The gutsy eight year-old daughter of Revenue S out-dueled Modern Mercury, handled by Peter Wrenn, to score by 1¼ lengths. M T Ur Pockets, driven by Mike Simons and at the back of the pack around the final bend, closed with ferocity to finish third, two lengths away, Serendipity finished fourth after taking command at the opening quarter while Celebrity Artemis picked up the nickel in the classy octet of ladies. At the outset, She's All In (post 3), Bad Angel (post 5) and Serendipitious (post 6) all had their site on the top spot with Bad Angel sprinting to the front around the first turn before yielding to Serendipitious at the :27.1 opening panel. She's All In continued a cozy third at this point as Celebrity Artemis was next with Modern Mercury on the move past the half in :56. On the backside, Serendipitious continued to show the way as Modern Mercury took up the chase to reach second, Bad Angel content to sit tight in third with She's All In wending her way out and sprinting widest of all turning for home. At mid-stretch, Modern Mercury stuck her head in front but She's All was in overdrive and sprinted on by in the final 16th for the victory--her second of the season in 12 starts, sending her seasonal bounty to $16,385. After the race, driver Plano said, Having bred this mare and raised her, she's very special to me and very good to me over the years. "She tries so hard every start and likes to be in the thick of the fight from start to finish. "She's a warrior, no doubt about that." The win was number 30 in a career stretching 208 starts, good for $310,043. Off as the 6th choice in the field at 16 to 1, She's All rewarded her faithful with a $34.00 win mutuel--the largest win payoff in her career, her previous highest win payoff being $28.60 at Hoosier Park on August 28, 2015. Pompano Park's Pick-6, with a record carryover of $16,997 going in, had a final pool total over $52,000 on Tuesday night with the 1-6-3-6-3-6 returning $11,708.05 for the 50 cent ticket. There were four tickets out on the winning combination. Racing continues on Wednesday night with mares in the spotlight in the $10,000 Open Pace. Jets Are On is listed as the 8 to 5 morning line favorite and will have the driving services of Wally Hennessey. OK Heavenly (7-2), Miss Dollar Man (7-2), Goldstar Rockette (9-2), Gweneeee J (6-1) and Machin Marley (12-1) complete the field. Post time is set for 7:20 p.m. Reported by John Berry for Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL...February 14, 2017...Rockn Stien, with Peter Wrenn in the bike, scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot while Sabrina Clevenger and Laurie Poulin took top harness racing honors as the South Florida oval presented their annual Sweetheart events featuring the great ladies of our sport. Rockn Stien, the recently purchased five year-old son of Valley Victor, paid yet another early dividend for Wrenn Racing and the M T Pockets Stables by scoring a sharp win in 1:53.4-his margin three lengths over the mare Diamond Dagger, handled by Jason Dillander. Kabu rallied to finish third for Tom Jackson while Ruddy Rusty finished fourth. Tater Twister, prominent all the way, picked up the minor award in the classy sextet as Massive Lightning made a miscue early on to complete the order of finish. It was Tater Twister leaving with his usual alacrity to take the field through an opener of :27.1 with Rockn Stien on the attack and forging into the lead three-eighths into the mile. From there, Rockn Stien went on to post panels of :55.2 and 1:24.2 before a :29.2 stroll home sealed the issue. After the race, driver Peter Wrenn said, "Rock (n Stien) is very versatile and very sharp right now so I wanted to put him on the lead, if I could. "Once we got there, he was on the bit pretty good and the half kinda scared me a little since the last time we saw that, we were off that hot pace. "But he just kept on grinding and we had no real situations the rest of the way. It was a good mile for him." The Melanie Wrenn trainee now is 3-for-4 in 2017 with $21,000 on his card. Lifetime, Rockn Stien lofted his bankroll to $166,865. As the 1 to 5 tote-board favorite, Rockn Stien paid $2.60 to his multitude of backers. The pair of Sweetheart events saw Sabrina Clevenger and Laurie Poulin winning their respective events-for Clevenger, her 19th career victory and, for Poulin, her 64th. Clevenger, who won last year's Sweetheart with the 1 to 5 shot, Normandy Invasion, upset the applecart with the 86 to 1 outsider Sturgeon Seelster, who scored his first win since April 26 of last year covering 36 starts. The eight year-old son of Camluck, trained by Professor Mark Liebowitz, who co-owns with Phyllis Liebowitz, got picture perfect handling from Clevenger, who sent her charge alertly from the coveted post five to gain a spot in third early, before pulling into the final turn and wearing down the pace setting Tail R Swift, handled by Stacey McLenaghan, in the final sixteenth to score by 1¼ lengths. Shadys Art, driven by Jamie Macomber, finished a fast closing third while Mustang Sally, with Maria Howard in the bike, fourth. I Saw Red, driven by Kelly Case, finished fifth in the octet. In a post-race interview, when Sabrina was asked if she felt any pressure going in, she remarked, "Actually, I was more nervous driving the 1 to 5 shot last year because you are expected to win. With a long-shot like this, there is no pressure because nobody expects you to win. "Mark (trainer Liebowitz) said he thought Sturgeon (Seelster) was feeling good and that I might want to leave a bit with him. I really got a great trip tonight and he paced a real strong final quarter to win it. "It was a great thrill to win again." Sturgeon Seelster won for the 18th time during his career measuring 194 starts, good for earnings of $111,159. He rewarded his faithful with a mutual of $174.60. Laurie Poulin, known primarily as the breeder of some great "Prairie" horses such as Prairie Jaguar, Prairie Sweetheart and Prairie Panther, went to the starting gate as the 3 to 5 favorite with Cabo Real and that seven year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere lead at every pole, carding panels of :27.4, :56.1 and 1:24.3 before a :28.3 sprint home stopped the tele-timer in 1:53.1-a new lifetime mark. Dabunka, handled by Kelly Case, finished second, 1¾ lengths away, while P L Dangerous, with Maria Howard driving, finished third. First race winner Clevenger finished fourth with Hillbilly Kid while Clive Hanover picked up the nickel for Stacey McLenaghan. Trained by Fred Cohen for owner Brian Calvert, Cabo Real won for the first time in 2017 and 28th time career-wise to send his lifetime earnings to $86,873. Upon learning of the new lifetime mark, driver Laurie Poulin said, "I guess it takes a woman's touch to get these horse to go all they can go." The favorite paid $3.40 to win. Ironically, the winner's share of the purse ($3,000) is his second largest payday in his career measuring six seasons, exceeded only by a $3,239 purse earned in a $20,000 claiming event at Northlands Park in 2015. Racing continues on Wednesday night with a well matched septet of mares vying for top honors in the $11,500 Open Handicap. Godiva Seelster has been installed as the 2 to 1 morning line favorite and will have the driving services of Wally Hennessey. The grand seven year-old mare has missed only one purse check in her last five seasons covering 103 starts. Wild Wanda, with two wins in her four starts in Open company, is listed as the 3 to 1 second choice and will enjoy the driving services of Ricky Macomber, Jr. OK Heavenly, the upset winner in last week's Open for the mares, is the 9 to 2 third choice and will be driven by Kevin Wallis. Post time is set for 7:20 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL...February 7, 2017...Rockn Stien, with Peter Wrenn handling the five year-old gelding's lines, took top harness racing honors in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday night, stopping the times in a lifetime best 1:53.1. The sharp son of Valley Victor wore down the leading Tater Twister (Mike Simons) once they straightened away and then easily held off the late charging Sooo Handsome (Rick Plano) by 1½ lengths. Tater Twister did hold on for third over Massive Lightning with Ruddy Rusty awarded the minor award after Prairie Fortune made a miscue in deep stretch while trying to challenge. At the outset, it was Tater Twister pushing the wings out of his way as Sooo Handsome used his inside post position to get away in good order with Rockn Stien on the move from his outside six post and wending his way into second mid-way around the initial turn. With an opening quarter in :27.3, positions remained virtually unchanged through the half in :56.1. On the backside, Prairie Fortune, making his first start after a six week vacation, began to roll up and that one was within striking distance--2 ½ lengths--at the third station in 1:24.3. That when Rockn Stien left the coziness of his pocket and quickly moved alongside the leader turning for home. Once in the lead, Rockn Stien had nary an anxious moment, using an effortless :28.2 finale to seal the deal--his second success in three starts this semester. In a post-race interview, driver Peter Wrenn remarked, "this is the first time that I really left with this one. We recently got him and he's been off the pace in his two starts. "I really didn't want to spot a horse like Murph has (Mike Murphy and Tater Twister) too much ground. Ya know, this is a classy field and I know that any of these can trot in (1):53 and a piece. "I was fortunate to find that spot in second and, when I tilted him out around that final turn, he responded very nicely. "It was a very good mile for him." Owned by Wrenn Racing along with the M T Pockets Stables, Rockn Stien pushed his seasonal bounty to $15,000. Lifetime, Rockn Stien has earnings of $160,865 to go along with his new lifetime mark. As the 3 to 5 tote-board favorite, Rockn Stien paid $3.40 to win. The $10,000 Open 2 Trot went to Kabu, handled by Tom Jackson for owner-trainer Tony Dinges. This chestnut Valley Victor gelding snuck through along the pylons in the lane to score by a neck over the pacesetting Gold Savage (Kevin Wallis) in 1:54.2, a lifetime best performance. Stache (Rick Plano) closed quickest of all to get show honors while My Revenuer finished a late charging fourth. Swan Handicap earned the final award after a first over backside challenge that left him 1 1/2 lengths off the leader at the third station. The victory was the second straight for Kabu, who won a conditioned event one week ago. Kabu now has 16-17-9 scorecard in 99 career starts, good for $118,614. Off as third choice at 9 to 2, Kabu returned $11.20 to win. On the "better for the bettor" agenda for Wednesday, Pompano Park's Pentafecta Fourth went unclaimed on Tuesday night resulting in a $4,713 carryover going into the mid-week program. Also, the Pick-6 at the South Florida oval went unscathed on Tuesday night enabling a carryover of $2,300 going into the Wednesday program, as well. Pompano Park's Super Hi-5 finale carryover also continued to reach new heights as that event now hosts a $54,992 carryover for Wednesday. Post time is set for 7:20 with a guaranteed $10,000 Pick-4 pool on tap. The Pick-4 cover races six through nine. by John Berry for Pompano Park  

Pompano Beach, FL...January 17, 2017...Rockn Stien, a recent purchase by the M T Pockets Stables and Wrenn Racing, made his harness racing debut for his new owners at Pompano Park on Tuesday night (January 17) and promptly took top honors in that track's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot, stopping the timer in a lifetime best 1:53.2. The five year-old gelded son of Valley Victor, handled superbly by Peter Wrenn, had to go to "Plan B" early on before pinning a one length defeat on the pacesetting Diamond Dagger, driven by Jason Dillander. Massacaia, making his first start for Jason Robinson after a three month respite from the racing wars, rallied for show honors for Ricky Macomber, Jr. while She's All In, prominent throughout, finished fourth. Gold Savage picked up the nickel in the septet. DC Flashback was next while Tater Twister, looking for his fourth straight win, completed the order of finish after finding himself on the outside looking in through lively first half panels. At the outset, it was a cavalry charge as the Hummer Starting Gate fled the scene with She's All In (post 2), Gold Savage (4), Diamond Dagger (5), Rockn Stien (6) and Tater Twister (7) all left with alacrity with Gold Savage and Rockn Stien taking back and letting the others sort it out. By the time they reached the opening marker--:27--Diamond Dagger had wrestled the lead from She's All In with Tater Twister hung out to dry like wet laundry. At the half in :55.2, Gold Savage had to share the fourth spot with Rockn Stien, who tilted out on turn two to begin his drive forward. On the backside, Rockn Stien was on a first up binge to reach second as Diamond Dagger took the field past the third station in 1:24. In the lane, Diamond Dagger and Rockn Stien were in a fierce battle with Rockn Stien edging to the front a sixteenth from home for the win. After the event, driver Peter Wrenn related, "we just got this one recently and I really didn't know what to expect in his first start back. "He did qualify well and my plan was to get him off the gate and try and land in a good spot up close. But, when they leaving on both sides of me, I had to go to 'plan B' and take back. "He went a very brave trip going first up and he finished nicely...and in a new mark, too. I am very pleased, as you can imagine." The win was number 10 in Rockn Stien's career vaulting his lifetime bankroll over the $150,000 plateau--$151,865 to be precise. Off at the even-money tote-board favorite, Rockn Stien returned a win mutual of $4.20. Wrenn, by the way, now has amassed 9,794 career wins. Racing continues on Wednesday with Miss Mady and OK Heavenly the morning line favorites in the $11,000 Mares Open Pace. Pompano Park will offer a $10,000 guaranteed pool on the Wednesday Pick-4, conducted on races 5 through 8. by John Berry for Pompano Park              

DAYTON, OH. - Town Temptress won her fourth Hollywood Dayton Raceway Fillies and Mares Open pace on Friday (Nov. 18), topping Endeavors Fantasy by a neck with Mystical Nectar third by that same narrow margin. Eight of the nine harness racing mares in the talented field finished within 3-1/4 lengths of each other at the finish line. Endeavors Fantasy (Kayne Kauffman) flashed the quickest early speed, stopping the clock in :27.1 after the first quarter mile. Mystical Nectar (Chris Page) had yielded by was out to reassume command before the :57.2 halfway point. Just past the half, Town Temptress (Peter Wrenn) launched her successful first-over bid inching within a head of the pacesetter at the 1:25.2 three-quarters and then using every inch of the stretch to finally wear down her opponents in 1:53.4. Steve Bauder trains the 4-year-old daughter of Artiscape for Gail and Robert Sanders. With the four wins in the local weekly $15,000 Friday night feature from 17 seasonal starts, Town Temptress has banked just a shade under $50,000 on the year. Racing resumes Saturday night (Nov. 19) with a strong card including the $15,000 Open for male pacers. Post time is 6:15 p.m. Gregg Keidel

DAYTON, OH. -  Town Temptress flirted with the best open mares currently competing at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night (Nov. 4) before wearing them down to win the $15,000 feature harness racing event in 1:53.1. Driver Peter Wrenn was unhurried with the eventual winner through the first quarter in :26.3, content to sit fifth along the pylons in the early going. When the pace came to a relative crawl during the second quarter, however, Wrenn decided to make a first-up move and was on the outside in fourth passing the :56.2 halfway station. After advancing to second and lapped on to the frontrunning Bellatricks (Josh Sutton) at the 1:24.2 three-quarter marker, Town Temptress paced home in :28.4 to secure her third win on the season and second in seven tries against Dayton's best distaffers. Bellatricks, the lone 3-year-old in the field, held for second with Brookletssuprsonic (Kyle Ater) picking up the show dough. Dispatched at 7-2 odds, Town Temptress returned $9.40 to her mutual supporters. The exacta kicked back $37.00. With the victory, Gail and Robert Sanders' Town Temptress eclipsed the $100,000 earnings plateau, raising her lifetime bankroll to $105,579. The 4-year-old daughter of Artiscape now boasts eight triumphs to couple with 14 place and 6 show finishes in just 44 career starts. She is conditioned by Steve Bauder. Gregg Keidel  

DAYTON, OH. - Revenue Agent raced like a tenacious tax collector on Monday afternoon (October 10) to capture the harness racing $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. Driver Peter Wrenn asked the 8-year-old gelding to leave the gate alertly, which he did, promptly grabbing the early lead before yielding just before the :27.2 first quarter to eventual runnerup Insomniac (Brady Galliers). Benefitting from a pocket trip through middle fractions of :55.4 and 1:24.2, Revenue Agent was fortunate to find racing room hugging the pylons in the stretch as Insomniac drifted just far enough to allow him clearance to the finish line. The 1:54.2 clocking was just a fifth of a second off the gelded son of Revenue S's lifetime best, taken four years ago at Hoosier Park. Parkhill Lancelot (Randy Tharps) was at the back of the field at the halfway point, but finished well to garner the show dough. Trainer Jeff Miller co-owns Revenue Agent with Michael Creps. The winner's lifetime bounty grew to $269,490 with his 23 triumph from 72 career starts. Mutuel backers of Revenue Agent were rewarded with a $17.80 return on each $2 win ticket. Oddly, it was the third straight race to open the matinee program in which a 7-1 shot reached the wire first. Hard Cold Cash (Dan Noble) captured the opener in 1:56.2 to return $17.20; while Grandpaslildragon gave driver Cameron McCown his first commercial track victory in 1:57 in the second, paying $16.00 even. Gregg Keidel      

Leg one of the lucrative Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) program featured eight divisions of the Buckeye State's top-bred, harness racing 3-year-old trotting and pacing fillies doing battle Friday night (May 6) at Miami Valley Raceway. A total of 67 distaffs went postward--in a trio of trotting contests and five pacing events--each vying for a purse of $40,000 each.   One of the highlights of the evening's 14-race card came when the Carlo's family homebred pacing filly, Clarebear, captured the first OSS division in a lifetime best of 1:54.3. Owned by C2G Stable and AJ Carlo, and conditioned by AJ, the daughter of World Of Rocknroll was making just her fourth career start and pushed her career earnings to $25,450 with the victory, the second of her brief career. Peter Wrenn steered the filly, who was unraced as a 2-year-old.   "She cracked a coffin bone at two and we gave her the time she needed," AJ Carlo explained of the filly, who was named after his aunt--Helen Carlo's daughter.   "It's a great feeling to win an Ohio Sires Stakes," Helen admitted. "Most of our family has always worked on the management side of racing, but ever since he was a kid, AJ wanted to be with the horses. It's a great thing to see him get have a really nice horse at this stage of his career."   Clarebare stalked the leader, longshot Ufpfortydevensgirl (Jeremy Smith) through fractions of :28.1, :57.1 and 1:24, then overtook her rival with a strong brush to be four lengths on top at the wire. Ufpfortydevensgirl held on for second, while Feelin Red Hot (Kayne Kauffman) got up for third. The second OSS pacing division saw She Gone and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. use near gate-to-wire tactics to score in 1:55.1, a new lifetime mark for the daughter of Feelin Friskie-Semaj Hanover-Cam's Card Shark. Brian Brown conditions She Gone, who notched her seventh lifetime triumph in 15 starts, pushing her career earnings to $55,160. "She's getting better each start," Wrenn, Jr. revealed. "Last week she was running in on me a little bit, but Brian did a great job of getting her straightened out for this start and it paid off tonight."   Big Bad Ashley (Chris Page) finished second but was disqualified by the stewards and placed seventh for interference, moving JLWonder Woman (Kayne Kauffman) up to second and Miracle Matty (Kurt Sugg) up to third.   My Tweed Heart took advantage of a perfect steer by Josh Sutton to score her sixth lifetime victory in 1:54.4 in the third OSS pacing division. The daughter of Manhardt--who won a pair of OSS legs at Northfield Park in 2016--is conditioned by Jim Dailey for Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH. My Tweed Heart upped her career earnings to $165,202 and her seasonal earnings to $32,950.   Ohsowigglesspecial used a bold, come-from-behind move to win the fourth OSS pacing division in 1:54.4 for driver Dan Noble. The daughter of Mr Wiggles--So-ho-special is conditioned by Joe Paver and was bred by owners Pearl Warren, and Joe and Dennis Paver. The hardy brown filly held off late challenges by Save My Tootsie (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Tiger's Sue (Peter Wrenn) to notch her 13th career victory, pushing her career earnings to $55,460 and her seasonal earnings to $28,125.   The fifth and final OSS division for 3-year-old Ohio-bred pacing fillies saw It's Your Fantasy and driver Dan Noble put forth a neck victory over rival Naked By Nine (Jeremy Smith) in a lifetime best 1:54.4.. Trained by Brian Brown for the Winchestester Baye Acers, LLC of Powell, Ohio, the daughter of Big Bad John garnered her third win in 14 trips postward and pushed her career earnings to $56,705.   To no one's surprise, Consolidator captured the first OSS trotting division easily in her seasonal debut, clocked in 1:57.4. Deftly handled by Chris Page, Consolidator led at every quarter, holding off her rivals by 2½ lengths at the wire. The fractious filly pushed her career earnings to $97,616 with the win, her third lifetime in six starts. Trained by Jim Arledge, Jr. for the Green Acquisition Corp. of Canfield, OH, the daughter of Triumphant Caviar, out of the Muscles Yankee mare Muscle Toy was bred by Rose Run Farm.   Kerfuffle Cookie trotted to an easy, 1:58.1 victory in the second OSS division with Chris Page driving for trainer Chris Beaver. The daughter of Chip Chip Hooray now has $100,170 in her coffers and notched her second straight victory this season in as many tries. After riding the rail throughout most of the race she stepped on the gas in the final strides to win by a length over Hoorah Hoorah (Aaron Merriman). A Tc Queenie (Dan Noble) got up for third.   Kandy Krisp and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. used the rail to their advantage in the third OSS division, taking that division in 1:58.4 for owners John Stafford of Warren, OH and Tucker A. Baumiller of Boardman, OH. The tall-stepping daughter of Rompaway Wally stalked the leaders before pouncing in the stretch and drawing off by two lengths. Her career earnings now stand at $35,456. Ohio Sires Stakes continue Saturday night, May 7, with a post time of 7:05 pm, ET, and features 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and geldings.   Kimberly A. Rinker

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

The harness racing industry has recently rallied to raise funds to assist the family of Brad Hanners. Hanners, a well known harness racing driver throughout the Midwest, was diagnosed with cancer and has drawn the support of thousands in Indiana and across the entire nation. One of the latest gestures of support comes via the Hoosier Park driving colony. Drivers Peter Wrenn and Tyler Smith announced that they will be donating their percentage of purse earnings won at Hoosier Park Tuesday, September 8 through Saturday, September 12, to the Hanners Family. Both Wrenn and Smith are among Hoosier Park’s top-ten leading drivers for the 2015 harness racing season. Smith is the nephew of Hanners and credits much of his early racing success to his uncle. Hanners, an Ohio native who currently lives in Ohio with his wife Alicia and children JorDan, Austin, Luke and Mia, has posted 4,888 wins as a driver and 357 victories as a trainer throughout his career. Hanners also earned a spot in the Hoosier Park history books after he was victorious in the 2009 edition of Hoosier Park’s signature harness racing event, The Dan Patch, behind Mister Big. “All of us at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino are deeply saddened with the news of Brad’s illness,” said Rick Moore, Hoosier Park’s vice president and general manager of racing. “The amount of support we’ve seen for Brad and his family has been great and we really appreciate what the drivers and horse racing community have done and are planning to do. The need is overwhelming and it is up to each of us to do our utmost to help Brad and his entire family during this time of need.” Family and friends of Hanners will also host a benefit on Saturday, September 12 at Scioto Downs beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a silent auction featuring numerous items donated throughout the harness racing community and a raffle for a brand new racebike. All proceeds from the silent auction and raffle will go to help the family through this difficult time. Along with other charitable donations to the family, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will contribute a VIP basket to be auctioned off at the benefit and has set-up a fund in the paddock to accept donations from the horse racing community for the family. A Facebook “Hanners Strong Benefit” page, which has added more than 600 attendees since its creation last week. In addition to the benefit, a Go-Fund Me account has been set-up to help offset the medical costs for the family. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 4, 2015 - On a chilly night in Indiana, odds-on favorites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the heavy favorites delivered in the $21,000 featured trot and pace on Saturday, April 4. Each of the featured harness racing events saw familiar faces in the winner's circle as both races produced repeat winners from the previous week. Kicking things off for the evening, Rose Run Parker and Ricky Macomber Jr. extended their winning streak as they easily handled an abbreviated field of six in the $21,000 Invitational trot in 1:55. Unhurried from the gate, Rose Run Parker sat patiently along the rail in fourth through fractions of :28, :56.3, and 1:26.2 set by Lady Blitz and Verlin Yoder before making a move. Using a :27.4 final panel, Rose Run Parker set his sights on the wire and wore down Lady Blitz late in the lane. Ed Hensley and Bloodstockshalltab staged a late rally but had to settle for second place honors. Escuela and Jason Dillander rallied nicely for third. As the heavy betting favorite, Rose Run Parker returned $2.40 to his backers. Trained by Ron Burke, Rose Run Parker remains undefeated in 2015 from three starts. The gelded son of Jailhouse Jesse-Centergy pushed his lifetime bankroll over the $600,000 mark for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and W. Haas Jr. On the pacing side of things, Night Pro and Peter Wrenn scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park victory with a final time of 1:51.4 in the $21,000 Invitational pace. Using the same front-running tactics as the previous week, Night Pro dictated fractions of :27.1, and :56.2 before ever feeling a threat. Let's Drink On It and Tyler Smith were the first to commit to the outer flow as they began their first-over bid approaching the final turn. With a three-quarter clocking in 1:24.3, Night Pro began to put his talent on display as the field turned for home. As the rest of the field struggled to stay within striking distance, Night Pro cruised home with a :27.1 final quarter to finish two lengths in front of Let's Drink On It. Latest Desire and Ross Leonard rounded out the trifecta ticket. As the public's choice, Night Pro returned $3.00 at the betting windows. "This is going to be a great summer with this group of horses," Peter Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "My horse has had a few starts and he's really sharp right now. He did that tonight just like it was a training mile. He was well within himself at the wire and did everything like he was supposed to. He's a great, great horse." Trained and owned by Dale Decker, Night Pro remains undefeated in four starts in 2015. With the win, the five-year-old son of Pro Bono Best-Midnight Jewel pushed his career earnings to $473, 512. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, April 7 with a daily post time of 5:15 p.m. Live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14, 2015. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule at Hoosier Park, please visit Photos: 1) Rose Run Parker and Ricky Macomber Jr. score their second consecutive victory at Hoosier Park. 2) Night Pro and Peter Wrenn a decisive winner in the featured pace at Hoosier Park. Photos courtesy of Linscott Photography. Emily Gaskin

Here is the stable roster for Standardbred at Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village Part II. Sunshine Meadows is located in Delray Beach, FL and features both a one mile and five-eighths mile training track. EDGAR CLARKE STABLE Second trainer - Cheri Clarke Older Horses Barbarian 4p g by Somebeachsomewhere – Righteous Renee Gold Star Spike 6p h by Rock On - Onora Hold On Tight No Monkey’s Allowed 8p g by Rocknroll Hanover – Weeping Wanabe Yankees In Six 7p g by Panspacificflight – Law And Order STEVE ELLIOTT STABLE 2-Year-Olds Light One Up p f by Woodstock – Bad Girls Club Princess McArdle p f by McArdle – Lightning Princess Q T Pie Hanover p f by Dragon Again – Queen Teen Soulmate Hanover p f by Well Said – Sayo Hanover Stacin Hanover p f by Western Ideal – Stolly Up Blue Chip Combat p c by Art Magic – Barks Like A Dog Deep Stack Hanover p c by Yankee Cruiser – Dragon Moon Gleneagles p c by Mysticism – Bolero Athena In Force p c by Western Terror – Rat’s Treasure Rock N Roll Gangster p c by Rocknroll Hanover – Joyous Rock’s It Again – p c by Rocknroll Hanover – Place Your Best Saidwithconviction p c by Well Said – Nancy Luck Lady Talk Show p c by Art Major – Lush Lombaugh 3-Year-Olds Twain Drive t c by Credit Winner – What’s Your Name Rock Me Gently p f by Rocknroll Hanover – Cam Swiftly Faithful Friend p c by Artistic Fella – Bolero Athena Artistic Major – p c by Art Major – Western Dancer Rock Shooter – p c by Rocknroll Hanover – More Than Most Star Guitar – p c by Rocknroll Hanover – Ineverwearum DOUG MILLER STABLE 2-Year-Olds Dame Edna f t by Broad Bahn – Cathwithac Sun Devil Hanover t f by Donato Hanover – She’s A Blizzard Shoemaker Hanover t c by Cantab Hall – Sheena Blue Chip 3-Year-Olds Williams Wish t f by Crazed – Valley Aryanna Older Horses Pittsburgh Hanover 4t h by Yankee Glide - Phaeton Scat Meister 4 t g by Glidemaster – Musical Mystery BRUCE NICKELLS STABLE Trainer – Brooke Nickells Stable Manager – Bryce Nickells 2-Year-Olds Magical Valentine f t by Kadabra – Renes Pockets Pine Stick t f by Big Stick Lindy – Pine Career Caviart Taylor p f by Shadow Play – Caviart Cheyenne Joan D Arc p f by Always A Virgin – Firm Fatale Deuce Deuce Deuce t g by Swan For All – Modern Romance Lovin Feeling t c by Jailhouse Jesse - Reena 3-Year-Olds Cantabs Charm  f t by Mr Cantab – Charmin Striking Cheetah f t by Deweychetemnhow – Striking Pockets Abassi Hanover  t g by Swan For All – Andrea Hanover Older Horses Elocutionist 4p g by Well Said – Graceful Motion Amen Amen 5t g by Like A Prayer – Silhouette Star Majestic 7p g by Mach Three – Synchronized Ideal Choice 8p g by Western Ideal – My Baby And Me KELLY WALKER STABLE Second Trainer – Marty Cooper 3-Year-Olds Persuasive Action f t by Donato Hanover – Perfect Paddy Older horses Always Sunday 4m p by Liz Mara – All That And Heez Perfect 9 t g by Andover Hall – Perfect Paddy Don Dorado 4t g by Donato Hanover – Quintessential K Global Power 5t g by Glidemaster – Set You Free Rush N Supreme 11t g by SJ’s Caviar – So Far Kosmos PETER WRENN STABLE 2-Year-Olds Naughty III t f by Here Comes Herbie - Msnaughtybynature Poppin Tag t c by Triumphant Caviar – Top Bait Rat A Tat Herbie t c by Here Comes Herbie – Secret Choice Granite p c by Real Desire – Precious Stone Bluebird Synergy p c by Rockin Image – Day Lily Hanover Docdor Frisky p c by Feelin Frisky – Lady Shuffle Big Bad Cam c p by Big Bad John - Camturo 3-Year-Olds Stormont Park t c by Earl Of Stormont – Mentelle Park Run With Me t c by Mr Cantab – Bridge To Nowhere Gold Star Dynasty p f by Six Of Diamonds – Gold Star Rosie Fools Desire p c by Real Desire – Trinketsntreasures Undisputed Truth p c by Total Truth – Armarillo Sky Jimmy CR p c by World Of Rocknroll – Rowcrest Cam Beast Skyway Dante p c by Panspacificflight – Daten Time From Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village

Pompano Beach, FL...January 26, 2015...Harness racing fillies and mares were in the spotlight at Pompano Park on Monday night with Pertty Music scoring a repeat win in the $13,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares and Saint Patty's Doll taking the photo finish victory in the similar feature event for trotters.   Pertty Music, owned, trained and driven by Ed Hensley, took command shortly after the Hummer Starting Gate sprung and went on post panels of :27, :56.2 and 1:24.3 en route to a victory measuring 1 1/2 lengths over P L Hula, handled by George Napolitano, Jr. in 1:52.4.   Winbak Heavenly and Peter Wrenn teamed up for third while De Vins Girl and Keystone Christa picked up the final two awards in the sextet.   After the race, driver Ed Hensley spoke of his journey in a single word, "Awesome!"   He then continued, "Actually, it was a very good effort on a chilly (60 degree) night (for South Florida). Yes, we had the outside post but she can sprint an opener in :27 pretty handily. Nothing developed until we reached the final turn and, then, when I saw Kevin's (Wallis') mare (Keystone Christa) brushing, I just chirped once and my mare never was in danger after that.   For Pertty Music, a five year-old daughter of Jereme's Jet, it was her 2nd success of the young year and 16th lifetime, sending her career bounty to $228,022.   AS the 3 to 5 favorite on the tote-board, Pertty Music paid $3.40 to win.   Saint Patty's Doll, handled by Bruce Ranger for trainer Jake "300" Huff and Stable 45, used similar tactics to take down the victory in the companion event for the distaff trotters, holding off the futile late surge of Trot Fudge Sundae and driver Dave Ingraham by a neck in 1:57.   Escrow Blue Chip, trotting the fastest final panel of the seven mares in the event, rallied from last turning for home to finish third, just a half length off the winner for Rick Plano. Blushing Hanover, prominent early on, finished fourth while the favorite, McTiny's Hope, finished fifth.   After the event, winning driver Bruce Ranger said, "Last week, she gave me a good hint with a solid effort after showing a willingness to leave out of there, so, this week, I just let her do her own thing out of the gate. She got to the top pretty easily (:28.2) and then she relaxed and got to the half cheap (:58.2). She heard some competition on the backside so she picked it up on her own and seemed to put away Dave's (Ingraham) mare (Trot Fudge Sundae) around the final bend but I had to remind her a couple of times late. I was glad to see the wire."   Saint Patty's Doll, a six year-old daughter of Conway Hall and a nine time winner last year, won for the initial time in 2015 for her 16th lifetime win, sending her lifetime bankroll to $136,335.   As the 4 to 1 third choice on the board, Saint Patty's Doll paid $10.40 to win.   by John Berry for Pompano Park              

Tmlil Orphan Andy had to be euthanized after breaking his right ankle during the $11,000 ninth race trot at Pompano Park late Wednesday evening. Privately purchased just five weeks ago by Robert Giaquitti of Lake Worth, Tmlil Orphan Andy was a ten-year-old gelded son of S J’s Photo from the Sacramento mare, Shawnee Star, with career earnings of more than $350,000 and a race record of 1:54.1 at the Meadowlands. In his first start for new trainer Peter Pellegrino at Pompano Park on December 17, Smlil Orphan Andy won for driver Peter Wrenn in 1:55.1. This past Wednesday night, Wrenn was making a move with Tmlil Orphan Andy along the rail when right after the three-quarter mile marker, the horse took a miss step and his ankle broke. The horse had to be euthanized right on the track. After the eighth race on the card, four of the tower lights on the final turn had gone out and after track maintenance could not fix those light, they brought in two smaller light stands powered by generators and it took 54 minutes before the ninth race went off. Then after the ninth race mishap delay, track management cancelled the tenth and final race of the evening. The $13,500 eighth race Open Handicap Trot saw It’s Payday Friday and owner/driver Dan Clements wire the field from post seven to win with ease by two and three-quarter lengths in 1:55. M C Felix (Aaron Byron) was second with Striker Ace (Jason Dillander) third. Trained by Renaldo Morales, III, it was the first this year for the five-year-old gelded son of Kadabra, who paid $3.40 to win as the wagering favorite. by Steve Wolf, for

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