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ANDERSON, Ind.--September 12, 2019-- Heavy rains and a sloppy track would not deter freshman pacing colt Odds On Osiris who became Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's newest harness racing track record holder after an impressive, open length 1:50.3 score in the co-featured event of the evening, the $69,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With Peter Wrenn in the bike, Odds On Osiris re-established the track record for two-year-old pacing geldings by a fifth of a second over a sloppy rated track and extended his win streak to four in the process. Leaving from post eight, Odds On Osiris left just enough to get a spot along the rail in fourth. Stellar BB and Ronnie Gillespie were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :26.3 before yielding the lead to Always And Again and Trace Tetrick just before the half in :55.1. When the field reached the three-quarters in 1:23.4, Odds On Osiris had ranged up and was ready to strike from first-over. Turning for home, Wrenn asked his mount for more and Odds On Osiris found another gear. Utilizing a :26.3 final panel, Odds On Osiris finished seven lengths to the good under a hand drive. Straight Up Cool and Mike Oosting along with Francis Underwood and Sam Widger rallied well late to get up for second and third, respectively. As the heavy 1-2 favorite, Odds On Osiris returned $3.00 at the betting windows. "To be honest, I haven't really figured him all the way out," Wrenn said in the winner's circle. "I don't know how he races best just yet. At this point, he's still very green. I don't think he knows how he likes to race best. He just never gets tired, let's hope he never figures out how to get tired." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, the gelded son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover recorded his fourth lifetime victory from six trips behind the starting gate. Odds On Osiris was a winner in the 2019 Fox Stake and has now bankrolled $123,395 for Odds On Racing. In the second division of the stakes action, Clever Character extended a win streak of his own to three after a 1:53 score. With regular pilot Dale Hiteman in the sulky, Clever Character utilized a second-over trip and a :26.3 closing kick to get the win by a head over Northern Cadilac and Trace Tetrick. Sawyer's Desire and Ricky Macomber Jr. also paced strong to the wire to round out the trifecta. As the 1-2 favorite, Clever Character returned $3.00 at the betting windows. Trained and owned by Timothy Smith, Clever Character has now won five of seven lifetime starts and has yet to finish worse than second in his young career. The gelded son of Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight now sports a lifetime bankroll of $129,375. Indiana Sires Stakes action continues at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 13 with two $49,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening's 13-race card will also feature a $20,000 Open Pace and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Delray Beach, FL - There were seven qualifying races held over the one mile oval at Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Center on Friday before a strong crowd of horsemen and women and some racing fans. It was a sunny day with a strong breeze and temperatures in the low 70's with a one second allowance. The races were announced by Sunshine Meadows General Manager Brandon Mills with some assistance from trainer Tony Alagna. The fastest mile of the late morning program went to Shamma Lamma, a three-year-old colt pacer by McArdle from the Western Ideal mare Shabalabadingdong. Trained by Melanie Wrenn and driven by husband Peter, Shamma Lamma led from start to finish, blowing away from the field after the half mile and going on to win by 45 lengths in 1:55.2. The fastest trotting mile saw Say You Do, a four-year-old gelded son of Kadabra from the Balanced Image mare Sno Doubt About It, lead from start to finish by one length in 2:01.1 for trainer/driver Steve Oldford.  Peter Wrenn won two of first three races on the program to lead all drivers with a double. For the full race charts, click here.  by Steven Wolf, for Harnesslink

As driver Peter Wrenn walked to the Red Mile winner's circle alongside Chin Chin Hall after their victory in a division of last week's Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters, he wore a big smile while rubbing and patting the horse's side, followed by several fist pumps. Patience and faith had been rewarded. Making only his second career start, and first in more than two months, Chin Chin Hall got his first victory by defeating a field that included five trotters with Grand Circuit or state-restricted stakes triumphs to their credit. Chin Chin Hall, a three-quarter brother to award-winning Cantab Hall, won by 1-1/2 lengths over Hudson River in 1:55.4 over a surface labeled "good." The time was one-fifth of a second off the night's fastest trotting mile. "A few of those horses (in Chin Chin Hall's race) had been there and done it," Wrenn said. "As a group we decided to see where he was at and put him in there. We thought he could trot along there and not get embarrassed. "He wasn't even stressed afterward. He came out of the race great. That was exciting for everybody involved. To come out of the woods with a maiden trotter in September and win on the Grand Circuit, that's pretty fun." Chin Chin Hall is trained by Wrenn's wife, Melanie, and owned by David McDuffee and Gene Oldford Farms. The horse, a son of Cash Hall out of Canland Hall, was purchased for $50,000 at the Ohio Selected Jug Sale. In addition to Cantab Hall, who received the Dan Patch Award for best 2-year-old male trotter in 2003, Chin Chin Hall is a half-brother to Ontario Sire Stakes winners Constance Hall and Campbell Hall. The family also includes Dan Patch Award winner Cameron Hall and Hall of Fame broodmare Amour Angus. "The last couple years we've been buying in Ohio," Wrenn said. "Mr. McDuffee wanted to feel the waters out a little bit in Ohio. Mr. Oldford has been a client of mine for a long time and he's always interested in buying a yearling or two at the sale. We combined those two guys and picked (Chin Chin Hall). "We liked that maternal family; that's a great family. We were looking for a sire stakes-type colt that may be competitive somewhere and we took a chance. If you get one that tries out of (that family) you've usually got a pretty good chance of doing something." Chin Chin Hall won two qualifiers before making his debut in a maiden race for 2-year-olds on July 14 at Hoosier Park. He went off stride in the stretch while second to eventual winner Woodside Charm. "He trained like a nice horse most of the winter," Wrenn said. "When he got up north, he kind of lost his gait for a while, but he got it back, just as babies will do. He wasn't quite ready to qualify early so we waited a bit. We qualified him twice and I put him in an overnight and he knuckled over in the stretch. He was a little weak behind and made a break. We gave him time and he's come back good ever since that little break." The goal was to have Chin Chin Hall ready for the Kentucky Sire Stakes, which began in mid-August, but the horse required more time to mature. "He's a growthy colt," Wrenn said. "He grew a lot over the winter and he's still growing. He's getting it together again. He needs to race. He needs some good confidence builders at race speed. He always could go enough. I qualified him a week before the (Bluegrass) and he qualified like a nice horse. It was a bad day here -- rain, deep mud -- and he qualified like the horse we were hoping. "We have patient owners. It worked out well. Sometimes good owners make good horses. They're both great guys. They've been in the game, they understand it, and that goes a long way." Next for Chin Chin Hall is Thursday's International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters at Red Mile, where he will compete in the first of three divisions. He is also eligible to the Breeders Crown and Valley Victory Stakes. "(The Breeders Crown) wasn't on the radar two months ago, but as of last Thursday it's been on the radar," Wrenn said. "We'll let him tell the story. You'd hate to have him spotlighted and disappoint everybody. I don't think he will because he usually puts in a good effort. That mile last week did him a wonder of good. We'll know a lot more Thursday evening, whether he's the real deal or what direction he might go. "But he's been a nice colt, a fun colt to be around. He's got his quirks, but he craves work, which I like, and he never misses a meal, which is another thing I like. He's got some good characteristics to him. The end of the mile seems to be his deal. We'll see where he's at. "It's a lot of fun. I've been here before, where you see it, you hope everything is good, and the next week you say, darn it, he's not as good as we thought. You hate to talk. But I'd take a whole barn like him, that's for sure." by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA  

ANDERSON, IN -September 12, 2018-Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, September 12 as two $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals highlighted the evening's 14-race card. They used two different routes to get it done but the post time favorites each found their way to the winner's circle to continue their divisional dominance in the co-featured events. Divisional leader Custom Cantab and driver Peter Wrenn set the early tone and delivered as the even money favorite in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies. After a record win in her elimination last week, Custom Cantab converted a pocket trip into a 1:54 score this week. Leaving from post three, Wrenn sent Custom Cantab away from the gate firing to grab the early lead through the opening panel in :27.1 before yielding to O So Easy and James Yoder just before the half. O So Easy led the field through fractions of :55.3 and 1:25.2 while Custom Cantab waited patiently in the pocket. Wrenn tipped Custom Cantab and she used a :28.2 final panel to surge past O So Easy while holding off a hard-charging Red Rose Swan and LeWayne Miller. Meadowbrook Grace and Trace Tetrick staged a big rally late in the lane but were forced to settle for third place honors. Custom Cantab returned $4.20 to her backers at the betting windows. The Chris Beaver trainee made a clean sweep of the fifth and final round of the stakes action to record her second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and ninth seasonal win from 11 outings. The daughter of Mr Cantab-Custom Model has now bankrolled $412,036 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Christopher Beaver, Donald E. Robinson, and RBH Ventures Inc. Custom Cantab will be pointed next to the $150,000 Moni Maker Stakes for three-year-old filly trotters at Hoosier Park slated for September 21. In the two-year-old pacing filly ranks, Glorious Virgin and Trace Tetrick continued their winning ways to capture the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies. With a final time of 1:51.4, Glorious Virgin came charging late to get the win by a neck and with it, record her sixth consecutive Hoosier Park victory. John DeLong had Lady Capulet pointed to the front from post four and she would grab command through the opening panel in :26.3. Sam Widger had Tellitsassymae on a mission to the front and she would call the shots through the middle fractions of :55.2 and 1:24. Tetrick gave Glorious Virgin the green light approaching the final turn and the filly ranged up and was quickly matching strides with the leader turning for home. Glorious Virgin reached the lead and was able to hold-off a late surge from her pocket-sitting, stablemate Lady Capulet who rallied well for second. Pure Maid and Ricky Macomber Jr. also rallied well late and utilized a second-over trip to round out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Glorious Virgin returned $3.20 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Shane Bowermaster, the homebred daughter of Always A Virgin-Bound For Glory has now won seven of eight lifetime starts while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $161,500 for Bruce Trogdon's Emerald Highlands Farm. Emerald Highland's contingent of fillies took home the lion's share of the $75,000 purse as they finished first, second, third and fifth in the field of ten. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 13 with the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in races 3-6. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

Lexington, KY - The $30,000 second leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3-year-old harness racing trotters and pacers was raced on another perfect Lexington evening over the venerable Red Mile clay oval. The track was fast and so were the horses. The glamour boys, a strong field of eleven colt pacers, were the last of the six stakes to be raced but provided the anticipated fireworks when American History (Andy McCarthy) and Thinkbig Dreambig (Jordan Stratton) waged a homestretch throw down that went to the wire with American History edging his rival in the final strides for the win in 1:48.1. It required hot early fractions of 26.3, half in 53.3 for the top two to get things settled up front with Thinkbig Dreambig the leader at that point. Facing token pressure, the leader got a bit of a breather on the bend with American History hot on his heels, anxiously awaiting the "go" command from his driver. That call came about mid-stretch and the pair battled valiantly through 26.4 quarter right until the very end with the winning margin just a neck. Leg #1 winner Grand Teton (Jimmy Takter) went a remarkable trip from the second tier to be third. American History is a Brittany Farms bred son of American Ideal and was a $150,000 Lexington yearling. He races for the breeder along with partners Marvin Katz and American History Racing whose principals include trainer Tony Alagna as Alagna Racing, Joe Barbera, Leah Cheverie, In The Gym Partners (John Fodera and Steve Wienick) and Myron & Stephanie Bell's Riverview Racing. Trotting colts opened the card with a single division of ten and Tactical Landing was the winner over stablemate and leg #1 winner Wolfgang (Stratton) in a new personal best of 1:51.4 for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter. Wolfgang had taken over from Eurobond just past the opening quarter when Takter rolled up with Tactical Landing and took over at the 55.4 half. After an easy third panel, the winner kicked home in 27.1 to hold Wolfgang at bay by a length. Haveitalltogether (Peter Wrenn) was third. Tactical Landing is owned by the eponymous Tactical Landing Stable who famously gave $800,000 for the Muscle Hill brother to the great Mission Brief at the 2016 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale (LSYS). Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm and Andrea Lea Racing Stables are the breeders. Pacing fillies split neatly into a pair of sevens and Dance Blue continued to make her case as the filly to beat in the $250,000 final 3 weeks hence with a convincing 1:51 win for Andy McCarthy. Taking over from Neverforgetwhour by the 54.4 half, Dance Blue was afforded a turn two breather by McCarthy and had plenty left for the 28 second sprint home. Neverforgetwhour (Elliott Deaton) held up well for second with Pure Paradise (David Miller) third. Trainers Nancy and Marcus Johansson have their Rock N Roll Heaven filly as fit as a fiddle for owners Marvin Katz, Sam Goldband and Goran Anderberg. She was a $50,000 LSYS buy from breeders Steve Stewart, Cotton and Julie Nash. Hurrikane Empress (Peter Wrenn) continued the current hot streak in KYSS stakes for trainer John McDermott, Jr. with a career best equaling 1:52 win in her division. Wrenn sat a good pocket with the Hurrikand Kingcole filly, found room inside mid-stretch to get by the leader then lasted over the furious rally of Belle (David Miller) whose late charge fell a mere head short. Sun Shines Bright (Stratton) was third after setting most of the fractions. The winner is a homebred, racing for the interests of Jonathan Klee Racing, Kuhen Racing, Pegasis Investment Group and George Vierno. Bandol Rose upset trotting fillies in the first of two divisions, converting a perfect trip into a 14-1 score over Urban Legend (Marcus Johansson) in a new mark of 1:53.1 for trainer/driver Charlie Norris. Leaving the gate for position behind mile cutter Urban Legend, Bandol Rose and Norris sat licking their collective chops as race favorite Pat Matters (Takter) took a hard run at the leader through a 28.1 third panel before going off-stride, leaving the winner a clear path to victory. Passionate Miss (Wrenn) closed for third. Bandol Rose is a Cantab Hall homebred, racing for Ron Ruggles' MT Pockets Stable of Florida. Defending KYSS final winner Top Expectation (Stratton) was a gritty 1:53 winner in the second filly trot. Settled mid-pack around turn one, Stratton sent his filly after the lead through a sub 27 second quarter to take over by the 55.2 half, took immediate pressure from Deschanel (McCarthy) then held off rivals on both sides for the win, a new record for her. Deschanel held her ground for the place and Nixie Volo (Corey Callahan) was gaining up the inside late to be third. Erv Miller trains the winner for Daniel Plouffe who had to go to a bid of $120,000 to buy the Cantab Hall sister to My MVP from breeder Dunroven Stud at the Lexington sale. The top point earners from all division will meet for $2 million worth of finals on September 16 as a part of the Fayette County Fair event here at The Red Mile. Live racing will resume at 7:00 pm on Saturday at The Red Mile. by Nick Salvi, for The Red Mile    

ANDERSON, IN --The Hoosier State's top trotters and pacers were on display at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 1 as the Anderson, Indiana oval played host to a stakes filled 14-race card. Six $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals were featured on the program and each division delivered some outstanding harness racing battles. It was a night ruled by favorites and Hoosier Park's leading driver, Trace Tetrick, who had five winners on the program. The action packed evening opened with the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for two-year-old pacing fillies and Glorious Virgin looked every bit the part of a 4-5 favorite as she overcame a tough, first-over bid to score in 1:51.1. Driven by Trace Tetrick, Glorious Virgin sat third for much of the mile before using a :26.3 closing quarter to record her second consecutive victory and make clean sweep of the second round of stakes action. The 1:51.1 final time established a new lifetime best for the two-year-old filly and equaled the national season's mark for two-year-old pacers. Trained by Shane Bowermaster, Glorious Virgin has now won three of four lifetime starts. The homebred daughter of Always A Virgin-Bound For Glory has now amassed $66,500 in lifetime purse earnings for her connections at Emerald Highlands Farm. "She's a very smart filly," Bowermaster noted in the winner's circle. "The closer we got to qualifying her, the better she got. We haven't had to make many adjustments to her so far-she has done everything we've asked of her." Following suit, Custom Cantab and Peter Wrenn delivered as the heavy 1-5 favorite in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies. With Peter Wrenn in the bike, Custom Cantab dug in gamely late in the mile to hold off all challengers and find the wire first in 1:53.2. It was the fourth consecutive win of the season and sixth win from seven seasonal outings for the filly. Red Rose Swan and LeWayne Miller dictated first half fractions of :27.4 and :56.1 while Custom Cantab opted for a pocket trip. Wrenn gave Custom Cantab the green light and the filly ranged up to take the lead just before the three-quarters in 1:24.4. Verlin Yoder had O So Easy on the attack first-over and Red Rose Swan was poised to strike from the pocket turning for home. Wrenn asked his mount for more and she dug in gamely to hold off all challengers and get the win by a head. "She showed a lot of guts tonight," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "She's smart about everything and her consistency is what sets her apart from the rest. She likes to win now, too." Trained by Christopher Beaver, who also co-owns the filly with Donald Robinson and RBH Ventures Inc., the daughter of Mr Cantab-Custom Model recorded her eighth lifetime victory from 19 trips behind the gate. Custom Cantab pushed her lifetime bankroll to $335,786 with the win. Fresh off a decisive win in his elimination last week, Fiftydallarbill turned in another gritty performance to take home top honors in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Overcoming the outside post nine, Fiftydallarbill utilized a :27.4 final panel to track down the pace-setting Katkin American and James Yoder in the final strides of the mile. With regular pilot Trace Tetrick at the lines, Fiftydallarbill stopped the timer in 1:52.4 and recorded his third consecutive victory. "I couldn't have asked for a better trip," Tetrick noted after the win. "I knew one of us was going to be on the front but I was happy to sit behind. My colt has matured so much this year and he just gets better with every start." Recording his fifth win of the season from eight outings, Fiftydallarbill is trained by William Crone. The Breeders Crown two-year-old trotting colt champion is owned by John Barnard and now sports a lifetime bankroll of $601,247. The sole upset of the evening came in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies as Neverforgetwhour went gate to wire in 1:52 at odds of 5-1. With Elliott Deaton in the bike, Neverforgetwhour set splits of :26.3, :54.3 and 1:22.4 and held on gamely to get the win by a head over a hard-charging It's Time For Fun and Brandon Bates. The 1:52 clocking was a new lifetime best for the sophomore filly. Trained, owned and bred by Anette Lorentzon, the daughter of Always A Virgin-Book Babe notched her third win from six seasonal starts. With the win, Neverforgetwhour pushed her lifetime bankroll over the $100,000 mark. The two-year-old pacing colts were up next in their split of the stakes action and it was Outloud and driver Peter Wrenn who staged an impressive rally late in the lane to get up in the final strides of the mile and stop the timer in 1:51.1. Sitting next to last at the top of the stretch, Outloud employed a :26.2 final quarter to surge past Ima Real Ladys Man and Michael Oosting to put a nose in front. The 1:51.1 clocking was a new lifetime best and equaled the national season's mark for two-year-old pacers. "That was amazing, wasn't it?" Wrenn said in the winner's circle. "My plan was to race him off the pace and try to work out a trip. The trip didn't work out but he made up for it. He carried his speed a long way and he was very strong at the wire." Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Outloud recorded his third win of the season and second consecutive Hoosier Park victory. Owned in partnership by Dana Parham and Howard Taylor, the gelded son of Tellitlikeitis-Incredible Kitty has now earned $77,150 in lifetime purse earnings. Tetrick would get back to the winner's circle in the final split of the stakes action, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, with the heavily favored Always A Prince. Benefitting from a pocket trip, Always A Prince made his game winning move around the last turn and never looked back. Stopping the timer in 1:49.3, Always A Prince coasted to the wire under a hand drive to finish seven lengths to the good over the pace-setting Shnitzledosomethin and Peter Wrenn. "He's got a lot of early speed but he will let you do whatever you want with him," Tetrick noted after the victory. "I knew I wanted to be close to the front but he's a great horse so I just let him do his job." Trained by Tyler George, the gelded son of Always A Virgin-Glorious Princess recorded his 11th lifetime win from 13 trips behind the gate. Unraced as a two-year-old, Always A Prince has now earned $138,000 for Carl and Melanie Atley. It was the third round of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals for three-year-old competitors and the second round of five for the rookies. All of the evening's divisional winners earned valuable points for the season-culminating $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals slated for October 12 at Hoosier Park. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, August 2 with a 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN -  Custom Cantab used an impressive gate to wire effort to capture the featured event of the evening, the second round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 4, and lower the track record in the process. With Peter Wrenn at the lines, the pair trotted in 1:53, taking one fifth of a second off the previous track record for three-year-old fillies on the trot, a record previously held by Muscle Baby Doll, Sunshine Delight, and Meadowbrook Grace. The 1:53 victory marks the fifth track record that has been lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval in 2018. Leaving from post eight in the talented field of ten, Wrenn wasted no time and sent Custom Cantab to the front through an opening panel in :27.3. Red Rose Swan and LeWayne Miller grabbed a pocket seat while Southerntucky and Dale Hiteman followed along intently in third. Custom Cantab lead the field through splits of :56.3 and 1:25.2 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Trace Tetrick had the post time favorite Meadowbrook Grace applying pressure first-over as the field rounded the final turn. Custom Cantab utilized a :27.3 closing quarter to put away Meadowbrook Grace and hold off all other challengers. Red Rose Swan used a ground saving trip to finish second while Meadowbrook Grace had to settle for third place honors. As the publics' second choice, Custom Cantab returned $7.40 to her backers at the betting windows. "She's a perfect filly to drive," Wrenn noted after the victory. "She seems to be getting stronger with every start and really just a pleasure to drive-she does everything you ask of her." After a win in the elimination last week, the Chris Beaver trainee made a clean sweep of the second round of the stakes to record her second consecutive Hoosier Park victory and fourth seasonal win from five outings. The daughter of Mr Cantab-Custom Model established a new lifetime best with the win and recorded her sixth lifetime win from 17 starts. Custom Cantab has now bankrolled $288,286 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Christopher Beaver, Donald E. Robinson, and RBH Ventures Inc. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues on Thursday, July 5 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 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN.- Driver Peter Wrenn joined elite company as he became the 14th driver in harness racing history to reach 10,000 career driving wins at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, June 19. A winner of more than $72 million in lifetime purse earnings, Wrenn joins harness racing greats Herve Filion, Cat Manzi, Dave Palone, Tony Morgan, Walter Case Jr., and Dave Magee in the elusive 10,000 win club. Wrenn needed three wins coming into Tuesday's card and with five scheduled mounts, he found the winner's circle three times to reach the milestone. Wrenn collected win 9,998 with Skyway Jewel in race three and win 9,999 in the very next race behind Mr Gorgeous for trainer Larry King. Win number 10,000 came as Wrenn steered Blue Power to a gate to wire maiden breaking victory for trainer Ron Otto. Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager, Rick Moore, along with Wrenn's family and friends, were in the winner's circle to congratulate and acknowledge his accomplishment. "What an accomplishment," Moore noted. "On behalf of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Centaur Gaming, I would like to congratulate Peter on this monumental milestone. He now joins elite harness racing company and we are honored to have Peter as part of the driving colony at Hoosier Park." The Michigan native recorded his first win in 1978 and by the mid-1990s was winning driving titles all over the country. Wrenn has competed in nearly every major race to date and included in his impressive array of major stakes wins are two prestigious Breeders Crown wins and a victory in the Jugette with Paige Nicole Q. Wrenn won a career-high 634 races in 2007 and has surpassed the $2 million mark in purse earnings seven out of the last ten seasons. "First and foremost, I would like to thank all the owners and trainers that have given me the opportunity to drive so many great horses over the years," Wrenn noted after the victory. "I've been very fortunate throughout my career and I've had a lot of fun doing it." "I didn't feel very confident coming into tonight," he continued. "But, the horses showed up and we got lucky. I am really glad my family was able to be here tonight and to have that one under my belt." For the year, Wrenn has won 62 races with 36 of those victories coming at Hoosier Park, which lands him eighth in the leading driver standings at Hoosier Park for the 2018 season. Wrenn and his wife, Melanie, have three children, Tyler, Billy, and Courtney. The Wrenns relocated to Indiana in 2009 and have a successful training operation based out of Central Indiana. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Wednesday, June 20 with a 13-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

Peter Wrenn expects Shnitzledosomethin to do something he always does when it comes time to race at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday in his Pepsi North America Cup elimination -- be right in the mix. Over the course of his 15-race career, Shnitzledosomethin has posted seven wins and hit the board a total of 14 times. The only time the colt finished outside the top three came last October when he was pulled up because of broken equipment. Three of his five runner-up finishes came by a neck or less, including his setback to Stay Hungry in last season's Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male pacers. "He's not scared of speed and he's got good manners, so those are probably two things in his favor," Wrenn said. "He doesn't get too wound up and he's a big enough horse where fractions don't hurt him too bad. He's not going to walk away from nobody, but they're going to know he's in the race some. He's a very nice horse. "He was a player last year, and he's a player this year." A total of 29 horses entered the 35th North America Cup, one of the sport's premier events for 3-year-old male pacers, and the group was divided into three eliminations. The top three finishers from each division plus one fourth-place finisher drawn by lot will advance to the C$1 million final, which is June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Shnitzledosomethin is in the third elimination, which also includes Dan Patch Award-winner Lost In Time and two horses that are unbeaten this year, Courtly Choice and Lather Up. Lost In Time won last year's Metro Pace at Mohawk while Courtly Choice (2-for-2 in 2018) and Lather Up (4-for-4) are two of the three fastest 3-year-old pacers this season. Lather Up is the 9-5 morning-line favorite. Shnitzledosomethin, who has a win and a second in two starts this year on the Indiana Sire Stakes circuit, is 8-1. The first elimination features Breeders Crown 2-year-old champion Stay Hungry, stakes-winner Hayden Hanover, and undefeated Done Well. Hayden Hanover was last season's fastest 2-year-old male pacer, with a mark of 1:50. Done Well, who was sidelined by a cannon bone fracture last year, is 5-for-5 lifetime. Stay Hungry is the 9-5 morning-line favorite. The second elimination includes Somebeachsomewhere division winner Burning Midnight as well as two more of the season's hottest 3-year-olds, Dorsoduro Hanover and Wes Delight. Dorsoduro Hanover is undefeated in three races this year while Wes Delight has won four of five in 2018, with his lone setback a second-place finish to Dorsoduro Hanover. Dorsoduro Hanover is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. The Pepsi North America Cup eliminations have been carded as races four, five and eight on Saturday's program. The elimination winners will earn the right to select their post position for the final. The post-position draw will take place Tuesday during a special luncheon and media conference at Woodbine Mohawk Park. "There are a lot of horses in these divisions that could step up and get the job done," Wrenn said. "There are no horses that lay five lengths over the field. It's an evenly matched group." Wrenn, who last appeared in a North America Cup final in 1999, finishing fourth with Sioux Dawn, has driven Shnitzledosomethin every start of his career. All but one of those races came in Indiana, a third-place finish in the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs in Delaware. Shnitzledosomethin, a son of Fred And Ginger out of Summer N Sand, is trained by Dylan Davis. He is owned by BFJ Stable, Thomas Lazzaro, Ed Gold, and Abraham Basen. "He's a bigger, stronger horse, which a lot of them get that way," Wrenn said about the 2018 version of Shnitzledosomethin. "He had a lot of natural talent last year, which has carried over to this year for sure." Wrenn is looking forward to driving at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Although he does not drive regularly in Canada, he enjoyed one of his biggest wins north of the border, capturing a Breeders Crown with Yankee Cashmere in 1994 at Woodbine. "I've had a little luck up there in the past," Wrenn said. "Maybe not always coming home with a big W, but some nice paychecks. Maybe it will work out. I hope I make the final. They put on a nice show. It's always got a good feeling about being there. The fan base really enjoys racing and they put it all forward. They love it. They're very enthusiastic." Post time for Saturday's card is 7:30 p.m. An early program for the Pepsi North America Cup eliminations card is available by clicking here. The card also includes eliminations for the Roses Are Red and Fan Hanover stakes. Here are the full elimination fields, with drivers, trainers, and morning line. Elimination 1 (Race 4) 1. Hayden Hanover-Andy Miller-Julie Miller-5/1 2. Summer Travel-David Miller-Casie Coleman-6/1 3. Stay Hungry-Doug McNair-Tony Alagna-9/5 4. Major Authority-Yannick Gingras-Andrew Harris-20/1 5. Done Well-Tim Tetrick-Brian Brown-2/1 6. Sports Legend-Bob McClure-Richard Moreau-20/1 7. Rootin Tootin-Mark MacDonald-Blake MacIntosh-15/1 8. Topville Olympian-Jody Jamieson-Dave Menary-15/1 9. Grand Teton-Scott Zeron-Jimmy Takter-10/1 10. Captain Deo-Brett Miller-Tony Alagna-8/1 Elimination 2 (Race 5) 1. Whos Better-David Miller-Brian Brown-8/1 2. Sometimesawinner-Louis-Philippe Roy-Rene Allard-10/1 3. Beachin Lindy-Mark MacDonald-Steve Charlton-20/1 4. Wes Delight-Corey Callahan-Mark Harder-7/2 5. Burning Midnight-Trevor Henry-Corey Giles-6/1 6. When You Dance-Jonathan Drury-Ben Wallace-12/1 7. American History-Yannick Gingras-Tony Alagna-3/1 8. Dorsoduro Hanover-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke-5/2 9. Nutcracker Sweet-Tim Tetrick-Jimmy Takter-10/1 10. Dragon Time-Jody Jamieson-Dave Menary-20/1 Elimination 3 (Race 8) 1. Lost In Time-Scott Zeron-Jimmy Takter-4/1 2. Lather Up-Montrell Teague-Clyde Francis-9/5 3. Venom-Yannick Gingras-Brian Brown-12/1 4. Babes Dig Me-Doug McNair-Tony Alagna-15/1 5. Shnitzledosomethin-Peter Wrenn-Dylan Davis-8/1 6. Hitman Hill-Brett Miller-Chris Oakes-6/1 7. St Lads Neptune-Jody Jamieson-Stephanie Jamieson-5/1 8. Courtly Choice-David Miller-Blake MacIntosh-7/2 9. Levis Day-Tim Tetrick-Victor Puddy-20/1 by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA 

Pompano Beach, FL...December 28, 2017...Driver Peter Wrenn captured both co-featured trotting events on Wednesday night (December 27) at Pompano Park, scoring, first, with Diamond Dagger in the $11,000 Open for harness racing mares and, then, with Rockn Stien in the similar Open for the boys. Diamond Dagger kicked off the mid-week festivities with a handy win in 1:55.3, despite the fact that she was outside looking in for most of her journey. The five year-old daughter of ABC Garland scored by a length-and-a-quarter over Modern Mercury, handled by Wally Hennessey. Bad Angel, saving ground all the way for John MacDonald, closed fastest of all to finish third, just a neck further back. She's All In, the early leader, finished fourth while Celebrity Artemis completed the order of finish in this classy quintet. Diamond Dagger was away unhurried from her outside post but began her grind forward just past the opening panel in :27.4 as She's All In led the way, only to yield to Celebrity Artemis three-eighths into the mile. At the :56.2 half, Diamond Dagger was gnawing away first up and, just short of the third station clocked in 1:25.2, stuck her head in front and only had to thwart the bid Modern Mercury, who enjoyed a second over trip back of the winner. After the race, driver Peter Wrenn remarked, "she sure isn't afraid to swallow air, is she? She went another of her great trips and, I have to say, Mark (trainer O'Mara) does a wonderful job keeping her consistently sharp. It might end on the racetrack but it begins at the barn!" O'Mara co-owns the gallant mare along with Paul Johnson and Melvin Schmucker and this win--her 13th of the season in 37 starts--closes out her 2017 campaign with $88,010 and $$234,182 lifetime to go along with her Pompano Park mark of 1:53.2. Off at 1 to 10, Diamond Dagger paid $2.20 to her multitude of backers. Rockn Stien, the talented five year-old gelded son of Valley Victor, turned things around on Wednesday night with a gate-to-wire win for Wrenn in 1:55.1, holding off the late surging Prairie Fortune, handled by Jim Mettinis, by a half length. Sooo Handsome was third for Rick Plano after a ground saving journey while Uncle Hanover and Zoraze picked up the minor awards in the field of six. Rockn Stien left with alacrity from the five post and zipped into an early lead, taking the field through fractions of :28.2, :58.1 and 1:26.3 before the :28.3 finale sealed the deal over Prairie Fortune. The latter, who was away, as usual, last in his group for the first half mile, followed the live cover of Katch Kanna on the backside, tried his patented sweeping move turning for home and gained smartly until the final stages when he was unable to gain any further. In a post-race interview, driver Wrenn said, "He (Rockn Stien) just wasn't himself in his last two or three starts, so we gave him a week off to freshen him up. "He's handy enough to win on or off the pace, so, since he was feeling good again, I sent him and the fractions were to his liking." Trained by Melanie Wrenn for the M T Pockets Stable and Wrenn Racing, Rockn Stien pushed his scorecard to 9-4-1 in 30 starts, good for $75,680. Lifetime, Rockn Stien has banked $221,545. As the 8 to 5 second choice, Rockn Stien paid $5.40 to win. Racing continues with a special Thursday night program featuring the "Dash for the Cash," a five-eighths mile event carded as the third race. Thursday night's carryovers include $5,348 for the Pick-6 and $28,642 for the Super Hi-5. Post time is 7:20 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL...November 29, 2017...Rockin Serena, the only three year-old filly in the Pompano Park $10,000 feature pace for the ladies, handled her older harness racing foes with ease on Tuesday night, stopping the timer in 1:53 for driver Peter Wrenn. The daughter of Rockin Image, leaving from the coveted five post, sprinted out with alacrity as the wings folded and carved up panels of :27.3 and :57.2 before putting together two subsequent quarters of :27.4 to seal the deal by five lengths over Gold Star Mysti, handled by J.D. Yoder. Envious Hanover, with Wally Hennessey in her bike, finished third while Drea's Good Powow and Artini picked up the final awards in the classy septet. After the race, driver Peter Wrenn lamented, "She's had a big year for us In Indiana--last year, too--and I was hoping she'd handle the smaller sized track. I was very pleased with her performance. "As for her being against the older mares, well, she's going to be four in a month and so I wasn't too concerned about that at all. "Once we got to the half in :57 and a piece, I felt confident she could go all the way. She can brush a long time." In winner her third straight outing and for the sixth time this year, Rockin Serena crashed through one milestone and approached another. This victory, her eighth lifetime, sent her career bankroll over the $200,000 plateau--$204,777 to be precise--with $148,252 achieved this semester for the Emerald Highlands Farm, Dolne Farm Services and Wrenn Racing. The Melanie Wrenn trainee was 1 to 2 on the tote when the bell rang and paid $3.00 to win. Racing continues on Wednesday night with a sterling field of nine trotters going to the starting gate in the Open Handicap trot. Rockn Stien, last week's winner, will clash with Boli and Prairie Fortune, among others, with post time set at 7:20 p.m. by John Berry for Pompano Park      

Pompano Beach, FL...November 23, 2017...Rockn Stien, made his fall debut at Pompano Park a winning one by wiring a classy group of Open trotters for harness racing driver Peter Wrenn. The five year-old gelded son of Valley Victor, trained by Melanie Wren for Wrenn Racing and the M T Pockets Stables, pushed the wings of the Hummer Starting Gate out of the way at the start and proceeded through panels of :28, :57.4 and 1:25.2 before a :29.1 finale held the late charging Boli, driven by Wally Hennessey, by 1 1/4 lengths. Prairie Fortune, driven by Jim Meittinis, finished third, two lengths away while Railee Workable and My Revenuer earned the minor awards in the classy septet. Rockn Stien, who has a 1:53.1 mark set earlier this year over South Florida's five-eighths mile oval, had been making appearances at several midwestern tracks throughout the summer and early fall before traveling south to tackle the best here. At the outset, Rockn Stien, leaving from post six, and Boli, one notch farther out, got in a heated battle with Rockn Stien refusing to yield making take a seat in the garden spot with Railee Workable, My Revenuer, Born To Thrive and Prairie Fortune next--the only distant trainer being Sooo Handsome, who made a miscue leaving. Halfway through the mile, Born To Thrive was the first to pull with Prairie Fortune following second over and inching forward, as well. Around the final bend with Born To Thrive at the throat of Rockn Stien, the former went up in the air leaving Boli some room to roam and Prairie Fortune widest of all. But Rockn Stien was in no danger in the final yards and went on to a comfortable victory--his eighth of the year in 26 starts. After the race, driven Peter Wrenn, rapidly approaching 10,000 career wins, said, "I had no other choice but to leave out of there with him since I didn't think it was a good idea to spot Wally's horse (Boli) or Prairie Fortune too many lengths. "We are pretty equally matched here so, if I didn't take the opportunity to leave in a field that seemed to have a lot of closers, I'd be spotting them six-seven lengths--and "Rock" is not that much better than those. "He grabbed the bit early and was eager to go tonight and I didn't want to stifle him in any way. "On the backside, we got some pressure from Johnny Mac (MacDonald) but things got a lot better for me when his horse broke. He went a great mile after being off a week." Rockn Stien has earned $68,880 this semester and $214,745 on the strength of a 17-15-8 scorecard in 68 career starts. As the slight 9 to 5 favorite, Rockn Stien paid $5.80 to win. Racing continues on Sunday night with Pompano Park hosting Super Night featuring the top two and three year-old Florida breds shooting for a share of over $420,000 in purses. The 16 race card features five non-wagering events beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the 11 race pari-mutuel program beginning at 7:20 p.m. The Sunday night card also features a Super Hi-5 carryover of $21,578. by John Berry for Pompano Park              

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 www.hoosierpark.com . 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

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