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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 www.hoosierpark.com 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 Harnesslink.com

Pompano Beach, FL...December 29, 2014...Pompano Park's Super Hi-5 wager featured multiple winners again on Monday night pushing the carryover to $17,483 for Tuesday night's 11 race program.   That exotic wager must have a single ticket winner to capture the entire pool, otherwise, consolation payoffs are awarded with the carryover continuing to grow.   On Monday's program, fillies and mares were in the spotlight with Pure Barre taking the $13,000 Open Handicap Trot for the distaffers while Winbak Heavenly captured the $12,500 Open Handicap Pace for the ladies.   Pure Barre, driven by Mickey McNichol, making her first pari-mutuel start in two months, was given a masterful drive by veteran Mickey McNichol to score a decision measuring 1 1/4 lengths over Reverie Devictoire (Wally Hennessey) in 1:55.3. Tweet Me (Dave Ingraham) finished third while the 8 to 5 tote-board favorite, Trot Fudge Sundae, finished fourth. McTiny's Hope picked up the nickel after brushing from fourth on the backside to move on even terms with Pure Barre around the final turn.   Pure Barre left alertly enough from the two post but was out-brushed by Reverie Devictoire to an opening quarter in :28.2--but not for long. Out again after the latter settled on the front end, Pure Barre re-took the lead and reached the half in :57.4. On the backside with heat from the competition intensifying, Pure Barre was stubborn through a :27.4 third panel, fighting, first, with the aforementioned McTiny's Hope and, finally, with both Reverie Devictoire and Tweet Me in deep stretch as those two tried to close in--but couldn't.   In a post race interview, driver Mickey McNichol said, "yes, I was surprised that she went this kind of a mile off of a 1:59 qualifier but she is very classy and fights a game battle every time she starts. She really got tightened up during this mile as she can rattle home in :28 and a piece when she's really at the top of her game!"   Owned and trained by Tom Gonsalves, Purse Barre won for the fifth time in only nine starts this year, pushing her seasonal bankroll to $33,280. She's banked $213,145 during her career through 99 lifetime starts.   As third choice in the wagering pool, Pure Barre paid $7.60 to win.   Winbak Heavenly, handled by Peter Wrenn, snuck through along the pylons to capture the top pace for the fillies and mares, scoring by three-parts-of-a-length over the late charging De Vins Girl (Rick Plano) in 1:52.1.   The pacesetting Godiva Seelster (Wally Hennessey) was third after cutting panels of :27.1, :56 and 1:23.2 before succumbing to both Winbak Heavenly and De Vins Girl, the latter choosing the outside route.   Mach Me Not finished fourth while Mach It A Par finished fifth in the sextet.   After the race, driver Peter Wrenn said, "she's been giving a few hints of returning to her solid October form and we did get fortunate in finding some room along the inside. She went a great mile...relaxed during the early stages and ready when she had the opportunity. She's a nice, young mare.!"   Owned by Barbara Jensen and trained by Mike Deters, Winbak Heavenly won for the sixth time in 25 starts this year, sending her seasonal bankroll to $37,868. She has $182,382 on her card lifetime.   As fourth choice in betting, Winbak Heavenly returned $11.60 to her faithful.   Racing continues Tuesday night with the aforementioned Super Hi-5 carryover and an Open Handicap Trot featuring a $2,000,000 field including the $505,000 winner baby Boy Grin, the $385,000 winner Coco Lindy and Warrawee Promesse, a $100,000 winner in 2014 in only 14 starts.   Post time is 7:30 p.m.   by John Berry, for Isle Pompano Park        

Pompano Beach, FL...December 27, 2014...The "dare" was "catch me if you can!" They didn't!  Prairie Jaguar capped off an "unbelievable" 2014 harness racing season on Saturday night with a powerful win in 1:50 for driver Peter Wrenn.   The six year-old son of Spy Hard, owned by Laurie Lee Poulin along with trainer Mike Deters, virtually wired the competition this night, scoring his sixth victory at Pompano Park in 1:50 or faster--the most of any horse in the track's history.   This was textbook.   Leaving from post four in his septet, Prairie Jaguar rocketed out of the gate and, after a brief tussle with Fancyfreesharp (Bruce Ranger) and his stablemate E Z Noah (Aaron Byron), won the battle to the opening quarter timed in :26.1.   The pace hardly softened during the next two markers with the "Jaguar" at the half in :53.4 and three-quarters in 1:21 with E Z Noah second and Fancyfreeshark next.   Though That'll Be The Rei (Mike Micallef) tried to apply some pressure the final three-eighths of a mile brushing from fourth, his valiant effort fell a length-and-a-half short when the final time of 1:50 popped up on the board.   Fancyfreeshark did finish third while Cadillac Phil wound up fourth. Northern Companion managed to pick up the final check.   In a post race interview, driver Peter Wrenn said, "they say the jaguar is one of the fastest animals on earth. This "Jaguar" proved that tonight. He was absolutely awesome tonight. He was all-to-willing leaving the gate and showed the determination of a great horse when the competition started to close in. He did it all by his lonesome tonight...I was just a passenger."   The win was the 11th of the year in a busy season covering 37 starts pushing his yearly bounty to $106,105--his most successful season ever.   As the 5 to 2 third choice to That'll Be The Rei (2.10 to 1) and the Fancyfreeshark-E Z Noah entry (2.20 to 1) in the betting, Prairie Jaguar paid $7.40 to his many $2 followers.   Racing continues at Pompano Park Sunday night with a $5,000 guaranteed Pick-4 with that guarantee ballooning to $10,000 for the Monday and Tuesday programs.   Also, the Super Hi-5 went unscathed again on Saturday night and now sports a carry forward of well over $12,000 going into the Sunday night program.   Post time is 7:30 p.m.   John Berry for Pompano Park      

Pompano Beach, FL...November 22, 2014...With howling easterly winds and driving rains pelting south Florida on Saturday night, Duc Dorleans paced the second fastest mile in Pompano Park history and the Melvyn Aylor Memorial events for two year-olds were contested at Pompano Park.   Four of these events were off the betting card with only the pacing fillies on the wagering program kicking off the early daily double. First, though, the epic journey of Duc Dorleans... This four year-old son of Shanghai Phil, superbly handled by Dionald Dupont, wore down a stubborn Prairie Jaguar (Peter Wrenn) to stop the tele-timer officially in 1:48.97, the second fastest mile in the 51 year history of Pompano Park and just 14/100 of a second back of Delivered From Zin's track record of 1:48.83. Panocchio (Bruce Ranger), looking for his fifth straight win, was denied this night and finished third while Audrey's Dream was fourth. Rage N Ryan picked up the final award in the field of seven. Prairie Jaguar cut all the panels--:26.2, :53.4 and 1:21.1 in keeping his two main foes--Duc Dorleans and Panocchio--second and third, respectively--through those sizzlers. Turning for home, Dupont left the pocket with the "Duc" and began gnawing in on Jaguar's lead, just nailing that one in the final couple of strides. It was the third sub-1:50 performance for Duc Dorleans--his mark coming in 1:49.2 at Mohawk--and, ironically, the very first sub-1:50 drive for driver Dupont, who has been in harness racing for 46 years! After the race, driver Dupont said, "the only way to describe the journey was 'it was a dream journey.' I thought I had to leave here and try to get close up. You're never going to beat this caliber of field if you have to come from many lengths off the pace. And you must give credit to Prairie Jaguar. He is unbelievable. To pace a mile like that in these conditions is amazing." Owned by Gestion C. Levesque 2005 along with Les Ecuries Dorleans, Duc Dorleans won for the fifth time this year in 23 starts, pushing his 2014 earnings to $106,554. The victory--lifetime number 17--vaulted his career earnings over the $400,000 mark by $356. As third choice in the betting, Duc Dorleans paid $7.00 to win. Now, on to the Aylor Memorial events... Prairie Fortune, Owosso Flash and Saturn put in dominating performances while while Brandy and Gold Star Dynasty showed determination in their respective winning efforts. Prairie Fortune, a sharp looking juvenile by Arapa Victory, took an immediate lead when the gate opened and widened his advantage with every stride before being eased up late to score a 2:00-:29.3 win for trainer-driver Mike Deters in the first division of the $10,000 Aylor for two year-old trotting colts and geldings. Owned by Deters along with Laurie Poulin, Prairie Fortune's win was measured at 13 1/2 lengths over Railee Workable (Mickey McNichol) with Victory Park (Bruce Ranger) third. R.J.'s Iron Man and Carter were next in the quintet. It was the third win in five lifetime starts for Prairie Fortune, sending the youngster's earnings to $14,447. After the event, driver Deters said, "there's no doubt that he's a fast racehorse...he just has to keep his head on his shoulders. He did that tonight very well, especially in light of the weather conditions and driving rain." The Deters-Poulin combo completed a "daily double" of sorts--both were non-betting events--in the $14,000 Aylor for the two year-old pacing colts and geldings when their Owosso Flash made a quarter move to the top and went on to conquer the elements and a quartet of opponents in a lifetime best 1:54.4. This son of Royal Millennium scored by 11 1/2 lengths over Gold Star Roger (Walter Ross) with Caesar's Forum (Bruce Ranger) third. Drake (4th) and Stutz (5th) picked up the minors. Now four-for-five lifetime, Owosso Flash vaulted his bankroll to $27,300 with the win and bested his previous mark by 3 1/5 seconds. In a post race interview, driver Deters related, "he's still green...and he has a habit of doing a few crazy things but tonight he got those out of his system in the post parade instead of in a race like last start." The colt took Deters into the grassy infield going to the starting gate. Deters then related, "I think he could be a good one...I hope so, anyhow." Saturn took his division of the $10,000 Aylor two year-old colt/gelding trot with a 10 1/4 maiden win in 2:06.4 for Bob Roberts. This son of Proud Bushy, owned by Jay and Kim Sears, was in the garden spot until the final turn when he moved along side the leading Harrison (Mickey McNichol) and easily took command before widening his lead and hitting the wiree 10 1/4 lengths to the good. Trotting Miduhyo (Don Dupont) was third with Rocco Dangerous and Gold Star Kevin next in the field of five. Now showing a scorecard of 6-1-0-0, Saturn boosted his bounty to $6,956 with the win. The $14,200 Aylor for two year-old trotting fillies went to Brandy, giving Jay and Kim Sears a "daily double" of sorts, as well. This daughter of Proud Bushy won her third consecutive event in the lucrative FSBOA Stakes events by scoring a gate to wire win for Dan Clements in 2:07 to send her lifetime bankroll to $29,921 in just six lifetime starts. Her winning margin was 1 1/2 lengths over Palm City Slick (Bryce Fenn) with Run Around Sue S (Gaston Lareau) third and Little Misty May next in the quartet. But before that event was made official, the judges, after reviewing the event, determined that Palm City Slick gained an unfair advantage going inside some pylons in the lane and "Sue" was moved up a notch. On the card, Gold Star Dynasty and Paxxie renewed their rivalry in the $15,300 Aylor for two year-old pacing fillies and, indeed, it was Gold Star Dynasty pinning a Third Straight defeat on Paxxie in 1:56. Taking the lead after a brief early tussle, "Dynasty," a daughter of Six Of Diamonds and a recent purchase by the consortium of Oldford Farms, Jarold Hawks and Wrenn Racing, used a :27.4 finale to win for Peter Wrenn with Paxxie (Bruce Ranger) a length away. Davita (Bob Roberts) was third while Gold Star Sonata finished fourth. Gold Star Charming picked up the nickel. In a post race interview, driver Peter Wrenn said, "this appears to be a very nice filly...and the conditions were not the best tonight with the driving rain and wind but she was really rocking and rolling in the lane...a very game performance. I'm very pleased. It's a good omen for Super Night coming up next week." Gold Star Dynasty now has a 4-2-0 scorecard in her six lifetime starts, good for $29,912. Off at odds 1 to 20 and creating a minus show pool, Gold Star Dynasty paid $2.10 to win. by John Berry, for the Isle Pompano Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-- The top two and three-year-old trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana descended upon Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 18 to battle it out in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals in front of a packed house on a chilly, October evening. As expected, the Super finals delivered some outstanding harness racing battles and well-deserved championships. With purses topping the $1.8 million dollar mark, the 14-race card featured the top ten competitors from each division and provided an exciting conclusion to the 2014 stakes season. Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick kicked off his four-win evening with an impressive score in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for two-year-old trotting fillies with Churita in 1:56. The freshman filly looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as she took control just past the half and rattled off fractions of :57.2 and 1:27.1 before coasting home to an eleven length victory. The 1:56 victory was a new lifetime best for the daughter of Airzoom Lindy-Stonebridge Volare and eighth of the season. Golden Big Stick and Brad Hanners held on for second place honors while Herbies Wildflower and Andy Shetler rounded out the trifecta. Churita returned $2.40 to her backers at the window. "She has certainly surpassed my expectations," winning trainer Matt Rheinheimer noted in the winner's circle. "She had typical two-year-old stuff earlier in the season but she has really developed into something special. She's really easy to get along with and she loves what she's doing." Trained by Matt Rheinheimer, Churita kept her eight race win streak in-tact as she sent her career bankroll to $263,225 for her owner Jackie Porter. Churita has now finished on the board in all ten of her career outings while winning eight of those. Three-Year-Old Trotting Fillies Hudson Jesse and driver Peter Wrenn were able to take advantage of a pocket trip to score in their round of the stakes action, the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old trotting fillies, with a 1:56.3 final time. Hudson Jesse left aggressively from post three to get the first call around the opening panel in :27.2 but their lead would be short lived as Trace Tetrick had the bettors' choice, Hall Pass Helen, out and firing going toward the half. Hall Pass Helen cleared to the front to carve out soft, middle fractions of :58.3 and 1:28 while Hudson Jesse waited patiently for the stretch drive from the pocket. Wrenn found racing room up the rail and Hudson Jesse used a :28.2 final panel to find the wire two lengths in front of a hard charging Baby Steps and Tyler Smith. As the public's third choice, Hudson Jesse returned $7.60 at the betting window. "She's like driving a car," Wrenn noted after the win. "She doesn't really have any quirks, she responds so nicely to everything. The trip worked out to my favor and she was very strong tonight." Trained by William Crone, Hudson Jesse notched the fifth win of her sophomore campaign from 16 seasonal outings. Owned by John Barnard, the daughter of Jailhouse Jesse-Angel Touched has now amassed $232,688 in her career. Two-Year-Old Trotting Colts Quiet Hall and Ed Hensley made a loud splash in the $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings as they pulled a slight upset at 8-1 to score in 1:56.1. Quiet Hall was able to use a :27.3 final panel to nose out the heavily favored Airman Batten at the wire. Leaving from the trailing post ten, Quiet Hall was away a worrisome ninth in the early stages of the race while Andy Shetler and Steal N Gas dictated early fractions of :27.3 and 58.2. Heavily favored Airman Batten and Lewayne Miller began the first-over attack just after the half and Quiet Hall grabbed the cover. Airman Batten reached the leader's wheel around the three-quarter clocking in 1:28 but began to drift out in the stretch. As the top pair began to tire, Hensley guided Quiet Hall up the middle of the track and the colt responded to win by a narrow margin. Airman Batten held on gamely for second while Bluebird Reverend and Rick Farrington closed nicely for third. Quiet Hall returned $18.00 for the victory. "We missed the final last week to prepare for this race," winning trainer Roger Welch noted. "He has trained well lately. He is a green colt that is a bit immature still but he has come a long way. He is a nice colt." Sired by Justice Hall, Quiet Hall bested his lifetime mark by a full second with the 1:56.1 victory. It was the third win of the season from nine outings as he pushed his career bankroll to $149,020. Quiet Hall is owned by W. DeLong, W.DeLong, R. Welch, and G. Wright. Two-Year-Old Filly Pace Rockin Good continued her winning ways in the two-year-old pacing filly division as she scored her second consecutive win in stakes action in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for two-year-old pacing fillies in 1:53.3. Driven, trained, and co-owned by Jared Finn, Rockin Good scored her fifth win of the season with the victory. Unhurried from the gate, Rockin Good settled along the rail in fifth while the rest of the field battled for early position. The heavily favored Feetonthedashboard and Dale Hiteman had to work for position but reached the front in :27.2. Finn made his winning move down the backside as he gave Rockin Good the green light and the freshman filly easily captured the lead at the second station in :56.4. Rockin Good saved her best for last as she used a :27 final quarter to fend off a late charge from Rock The Look and Trent Stohler to win by two lengths. Sent off as the second choice in the field of nine, Rockin Good returned $7.80 for the victory. "I didn't want to get caught in an early speed battle so I eased her off the gate," Finn noted after the race. "She's really easy to drive, it's not exactly how I thought the race would go but that's racing. She raced great tonight, from the first time I qualified her, I knew she was something special." From the first crop of Rockin Image, Rockin Good has now won five of eleven seasonal outings. Owned by Mark Finn and Jared Finn, the freshman filly now sports a career bankroll of $181,250. Three-Year-Old Trotting Colts Rose Run Parker continued his winning ways as he turned in a stellar mile to capture the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for sophomore trotting colts by nearly nine lengths in 1:54.2. Driven by his regular pilot Ricky Macomber Jr., Rose Run Parker notched his seventh consecutive victory at Hoosier Park. Nothinbutanallstar and Mark O'Mara were the early pace-setters as they established early fractions of :27 and :56.2 before ever feeling a threat. Rose Run Parker made his customary move to the lead down the backside and was in control at third station in 1:25.4. Appearing to be on cruise control, Rose Run Parker used a :28.3 final panel to coast home a winner. Chips and Ross Leonard staged a big rally late in the lane to finish second while Nothinbutanallstar held on gamely for third. As the heavy favorite, Rose Run Parker returned $2.40 at the betting windows. "He's such a great horse," assistant trainer Jamie Rucker noted in the winner's circle. "I would be lying if I said he didn't make me nervous at times but he always pulls through. As for the rest of the season, he will be aimed at the Carl Erskine Trot here at Hoosier Park and we will go from there based on his performance." Trained by Hoosier Park's leading trainer, Ron Burke, Rose Run Parker has now won 12 of 14 outings at three while earning $206,125 this season. The gelded son of Jailhouse Jesse-Centergy has earned $537,250 lifetime for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and W. Haas Jr. Three-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Color's A Virgin proved her dominance once again in the three-year-old pacing filly ranks as she coasted home a winner in 1:52.4 in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final. The 2014 Jugette winner looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as she scored her 11th of the season and gave driver Trace Tetrick his third victory of the night. Leaving from post eight, Color's A Virgin was unable to find a spot along the rail in the early stages of the race and was forced to make an uncharacteristic move to the lead. No Lies and Lewayne Miller got the first call around the opening panel in :27 but quickly yielded the lead to Color's A Virgin. Color's A Virgin dictated middle fractions of :57.2 and 1:25.4 before being joined on the outside by her stablemate, Candy's A Virgin and Tyler Smith. Tetrick asked Color's A Virgin for more and the three-year-old filly dug in gamely to hold off a late charge from Sand Tilly Lace and Ed Hensley. Candy's A Virgin held on for third place honors. As the heavy betting favorite, Color's A Virgin returned $2.60 at the betting windows. "I've been in the business long enough to know this is a once in a lifetime kind of filly," winning owner Bruce Trogdon noted in the winner's circle. "Trace (Tetrick) has done a phenomenal job driving her and he always takes such good care of her. These kind of fillies don't come around everyday so we're just enjoying the ride." Trained by Brian Brown, Color's A Virgin has now won 16 of 24 lifetime victories. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Full Color has amassed $596,072 through two seasons of racing. Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts Trace Tetrick would find the winner's circle once more on the evening as he guided Freaky Feet Pete to a sizzling 1:50.4 score in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Over a track rated good, Freaky Feet Pete dominated his competition by 11 lengths and just missed his lifetime record by a fifth of a second. Starting from the trailing post position ten, Freaky Feet Pete was uninvolved in the early stages of the race while Camturo Rock and Andy Shetler carved out fractions of :26.4 and :55.2. Skim The Top and Don Harmon made a move to the front down the backside and Tetrick followed suit. Freaky Feet Pete reached command around the three-quarter clocking in 1:23.3 and 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, Freaky Feet Pete cruised home with a :27.1 last quarter. The Big Year and Dan Shetler rallied for second while Harfo Hanover and Tyler Smith rounded out the trifecta. "I just wanted to make sure I didn't get locked in or have any traffic issues," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "He is an amazing animal who loves his job, he continues to impress me with every start he has." Trained by Larry Rheinheimer, Freaky Feet Pete scored his eighth consecutive victory at Hoosier Park and his ninth career victory from ten lifetime outings. The son of Rockin Image-Skyway Lori has now earned $261,950 for his owners Mary Jo Rheinheimer and Marty Rheinheimer. Freaky Feet Pete currently holds Hoosier Park's track record for two-year-old pacing colts with his 1:50.3 mark in stakes action earlier in the season. Three-Year-Old Pacing Colts Not to be outdone by his two-year-old counterpart, Always B Miki returned to Hoosier Park and dazzled with a 1:49.1 victory in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final for three-year-old pacing colts. Driven by Peter Wrenn, Always B Miki was home a winner by eight lengths en route to his third consecutive victory. Leaving from post seven in the field of ten, Always B Miki eased off the gate while Bluehourpower and Sam Widger established a hot, opening panel in :25.3. The speed continued as Bluehourpower led the field to the half in :53.3 but Wrenn had Always B Miki aimed for the front. Always B Miki effortlessly grabbed the lead at the third station in 1:22 and appeared to be on cruise control to the wire. Using a :27.1 final panel, Always B Miki finished eight lengths in front of his closest competitor, Always The Sun and Tyler Smith. TG's Divine Scene and Andy Shetler rallied late to round out the trifecta. Sent off as the 1-9 choice, Always B Miki returned $2.10 to his backers at the betting window. "Anything below top speed with this horse and you feel like you're walking," Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "When he is in against some top, top horses it would be scary to see how fast he would go. He's just a machine." "If he raced well they said they were supplementing him to the Breeders Crown," Wrenn continued. "I think he has certainly earned his right to go. He deserves to showcase his talent against the best of the best." Trained by Joe Holloway, Always B Miki notched the 10th victory from 17 seasonal outings. The son of Always A Virgn-Artstopper has now earned $776,866 for his connections of Bluewood Stable, Val D'Or Farms and Roll The Dice Stable. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind. -The 2014 Indiana Sires Stakes program will culminate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 18 with the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. The 14-race card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana and provide an exciting conclusion to the 2014 stakes season. With purses in excess of $1.8 million, the Indiana Sires Stakes Super night will be one of the richest nights offered in the history of the Indiana Sires Stakes program featuring eight $200,000 finals. The two and three-year-olds competing in the Super finals have accumulated points throughout the season, based on performance in the previous finals, and the top point earners will return to seek ultimate glory in the $200,000 finals. With the fields now established, the 14-race card will be a star-studded program with the top contenders from each division set to battle it out. Complimenting the program will be four divisions for the aged competitors carrying a purse of $70,000 with the exception of the aged mare pace which will offer a purse of $50,000. After re-establishing the overall track record earlier in the season with a 1:47.2 score by Sweet Lou in the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational, Hoosier Park has been the host of impressive stakes action all season. Revamped for the 2014 season, the Indiana Sires Stakes program has showcased the best horses in the state throughout the season. The divisional stand-outs have not only taken the Hoosier state by storm but have also made a splash on the national scene this season as well. The 2014 Jugette winner, Color's A Virgin will look to keep her winning streak in-tact from post eight in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With regular driver Trace Tetrick at the lines, the sophomore filly is currently riding a four-race win streak and has been enlisted as the 7-5 morning line choice. Fresh off his win in a $218,300 division of the Tattersalls Pace at The Red Mile, Always B Miki will return to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval seeking his third win in Indiana Sires Stakes finals action this season. With driver Peter Wrenn at the lines for trainer Joe Holloway, Always B Miki currently holds the Hoosier Park track record for three-year-old pacing colts with a 1:48.4 score earlier in the season. Freshman stand-out Freaky Feet Pete will look to continue his dominance in the two-year-old pacing colt ranks from post ten in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final. The son of Rockin Image-Skyway Lori not only holds the track record at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for two-year-old pacing colts with his 1:50.4 mark but was also a national season's leader earlier in the season. In a continued partnership with Hoosier Park, HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, will provide exclusive coverage for all of the racing action on Saturday at Hoosier Park. HRTV's on-air personality, Peter Lurie will be on property to provide racing fans with exclusive coverage of all the festivities happening on and off the race track. Racing fans can also catch exclusive interviews from drivers and trainers racing at Hoosier Park on the HRTV programming. In addition to all of the exciting races on the track, there will be a multitude of activities for racing fans to enjoy off the track as well. Hoosier Park, in conjunction with The Anderson Center for the Arts, will play host to Oktoberfest, a German themed night at the races. Starting at 5 p.m. in The Yard, guests can enjoy German-style eats and treats, outdoor activities, arts & crafts booths, and a Biergarten featuring seasonal brews. The first race will line-up behind the gate at 5:15 p.m. The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 15. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 26, 2014 - After taking home top honors in the opening round of Hoosier Park's inaugural Champion Driver Series earlier in the season, Lewayne Miller is set to defend his title on Saturday, September 27 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino during the second and final round of the 2014 Champion Driver Series. Miller, a 27-year-old Indiana native, accumulated a total of 47 points after the five races of the opening challenge and was crowned the winner, walking away with the $5,000 prize. Now, he will lead the talented group of ten drivers into Saturday night's card and has his sights set on the grand prize. The first of its kind, the 2014 Champion Driver Series will pit the top-ten drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino against one another in a five-race challenge with the champion driver cruising away in the grand prize, a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. "I feel good about my chances going into it," Miller said modestly. "Like always, I am going to need some luck and my horses to race well but I am looking forward to it. It's going to be a lot of fun. Winning the first round was awesome, but winning the second round and the car would really be something." With their points from the first challenge round carrying over to the final challenge round, Lewayne Miller will lead the top eight finishers from round one into round two followed closely by Sam Widger and Andy Shetler. Peter Wrenn and Ricky Macomber Jr. rounded out the final two positions as determined by the official Hoosier Park standings at the conclusion of the live racing card that was held on Saturday, September 20. The drivers, listed by position in the standings of the challenge, are as follows: Lewayne Miller (47 points), Sam Widger (38), Andy Shetler (37.5), Brad Hanners (34), Ross Leonard (33), Trace Tetrick (26.5), Mike Peterson (25), Ed Hensley (24) Ricky Macomber Jr. (22) and Peter Wrenn (0). The challenge races will be five consecutive races (races 6-10) and compliment the 14-race card slated for Saturday, September 27. After the dust settles and the points have been tallied from each of the five races, one driver will be driving away in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. "It would be great, I've never driven something that nice," Miller said with a smile. "It's a convertible too so if I do win it, I will definitely be taking a trip to Florida." As an added bonus, racing fans will also have an opportunity to win big as part of the 2014 Champion Driver Series with $10,000 up for grabs. Guests can enter at any rewards kiosk at Hoosier Park from 10 a.m. to 9:59 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 to enter the contest. At approximately 10:15 p.m., one winner will take home $5,000 cash and five lucky guests will win $1,000 each. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

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