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ANDERSON, IN  - With the Championship Season well under way, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is preparing for the $250,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals on Friday, October 16. Heralded as Hoosier Champions Night, the super finals are the culmination of the Indiana Sires Stakes season, where the top ten point earners of each division will compete for the highest honors in Indiana harness racing. Each season brings a variety of spectacles from division to division. Fans see the excitement of new two-year-olds, see which three-year-old rivalries are still sharp as well as see how those in the aged ranks make their transition and compete against some more seasoned company. Some of Indiana's biggest names grabbed Super Final wins, with Freaky Feet Pete and Hannelore Hanover as examples. One freshman that has caught the crowd's eye, the betting public's eye at least, sent off as the post time favorite in seven of eight starts, is two-year-old pacing filly Somethingbeautiful. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand as amassed a bankroll of $179,750 in only eight starts. Her win record may be more impressive, though, as she is undefeated in Indiana Sires Stakes action and only holds one second-place finish in the $200,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management. Somethingbeautiful is trained by Delaware native Dylan Davis, who has already earned over $1 million in purses this year. Regular pilot LeWayne Miller is one of the top ten drivers at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Not only is Somethingbeautiful the division's points leader, she is the only Indiana Sires Stakes competitor entering the Super Finals undefeated in stakes action. For the freshmen colts, son of JK Endofanera-Kats Treasure, What's Your Beef, is dominating the standings with a 62 point lead. Kicking off his two-year-old campaign with four straight victories, two of those being sires stakes, he has never finished off the board. He boasts a lifetime bankroll of $113,315, the highest bankroll of the division. The colt's regular pilot Trace Tetrick has held the leading driver spot at Harrah's Hoosier Park for the past six straight years. Brian Brown of Ohio trains What's Your Beef for owners W J Donovan, Joe Sbrocco, Kirk Nichols and JAF Racing. Even with the win streak broken, the pacer still boasts a record of 9-6-1-2. With a lifetime mark of 1:51:3, he also competes as one of the fastest in his division. On the trotting side, two-year-old Breckenridge leads the ranks, the runner-up's score over 60 points behind. Bred by Dan Shelter and Sawgrass Farms, Shetler owns, trains and drives the gelding, steering him to the winner's circle for five of his eight starts. Breckenridge not only recently surpassed $100,000 in earnings as a freshman, but holds the highest bankroll for his division at $105,882. Breckenridge recently added another win to his current streak, now holding a four race win streak, all four wins in Indiana Sires Stakes. He's lowered his lifetime mark in each of his last five starts, the current clocking at 1:55:2. Breckenridge enters the Super Final with a win record 8-5-1-0 for owners Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables. Three-year-old pacing gelding Odds On Osiris looks to claim back-to-back Super Final wins after a dominant freshman career. Grabbing wins in The Fox Stake and The Madison County at two, the Wrenn team of driver Peter and trainer Melanie kicked off his sophomore career with sights set beyond Indiana. He was victorious in the $250,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park. North of the border, Odds on Osiris was second in the elimination for the $760,000 North American Cup and finished fourth in the final. Back in action on his home turf, Odds On Osiris immediately picked up a win in the sixth round of stakes action for three-year-old pacing geldings. He holds the highest bankroll for the division by a margin of over $200,000 and has won three of seven of his sophomore starts. Along with earning that impressive $593,675 bankroll for owner Odds On Racing, Odds On Osiris currently holds the two-year-old pacing gelding Harrah's Hoosier Park track record at 1:53:3. Bred by Merlie Schwartz, the son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover shows a lifetime record of 18-11-3-2. Hoosier Champions is set for Friday, October 16 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. With $2 million in purses, it will serve as the richest night the Indiana program this season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m. Harrah's Hoosier Park races on a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. The 2020 season will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown, slated for Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. For more information, please visit harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.—October 9, 2020—Sophomore pacers of both sexes took to their final leg of preliminary Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday, October 9 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With harness racing victories from Genie Rockwell and Grace Rocks for the fillies and Odds On Osiris and Clever Character for the geldings, each winner went off as the post time favorite. The first event saw Genie Rockwell rebounding in stakes action in 1:51:3. James Yoder guided his trainee to the winner’s circle for the fourth time out of 11 starts for her sophomore season. When the gate opened and the field fought for early position, Genie Rockwell settled into a spot mid-pack in fourth. She followed the leaders through opening fractions of :26:3 and :54:1. Passing the halfway mark, Genie Rockwell made a move on the leaders, reaching the second spot at the third quarter in 1:23:0. As the field reached the stretch, it became a cavalry charge to the wire. Through the pack, Genie Rockwell surged ahead of her competitors on the grandstand side, reaching the wire two lengths in front. Rock It Out with Brandon Bates rallied late in the lane from sixth to second while Odds On Madison held on for third. Genie Rockwell paid $3.00 to win at the betting windows. “That was her first win being first over,” Yoder noted. “There was early speed in the race and once Trace took the lead, I wanted to give her a breather in the pocket before making a move. She definitely showed her class tonight.” Notching lifetime win number six out of 20, Genie Rockwell now sports a lifetime bankroll of $124,545 for owner Marlin Fry. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Norma Rockwell was bred by Glen Hershberger and Marlin Lehman. The second filly to have a photo taken in the winner’s circle was the Britney Dillon trainee Grace Rocks. Grace Rocks overcame her competitors in near gate-to-wire fashion with a commanding lead on the field. Grace Rocks spent the :26:2 first quarter of the race waiting in third for driver Joey Putnam to give her the green light to make a move. Before the half in :54:1, she moved outside and secured just over a length lead on the pack. She continued to hold the lead through the third quarter in 1:23:0. As the field turned for home, Grace Rocks began to bolster her lead, leaving her competitors to battle for minor spoils. Handily crossing the wire in 1:50:0, Grace Rocks finished three lengths to the good. She was followed by Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick, who staged a late rally from last to second while Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting held her mid-pack spot to finish third. Grace Rocks paid $3.60 to win. Grace Rocks now holds a win record of 18-9-2-2 and a lifetime bankroll of $232,310. The daughter of Rockin Image-Cosmic Grace is owned by Howard Taylor. The filly was bred by Victory Hill Farms. The first round of stakes action for the colts brought Odds On Osiris to the winner’s circle for back-to-back stakes wins. Peter Wrenn drove the gelding to record a new lifetime mark of1:49:3. As the wings of the gate opened, Odds On Osiris found a comfortable spot in fifth, remaining in that position through the opening quarter of :27:2. While Caribbean Escape with John DeLong made a move for the lead following Sawyer’s Desire with Trace Tetrick, it was Caribbean Escape that clocked the half in :55:0, followed by Sawyer’s Desire and the now attacking Odds On Osiris. Having acquired the lead at the third quarter in 1:22:0, Odds On Osiris began to further distance himself from the field in the stretch. When he crossed with wire, he was three lengths in front, paying $2.80 to win. Sawyer’s Desire dug in for second while Caribbean Escape held on for third. Odds On Osiris, the son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover, now holds a $593,675 lifetime bankroll with a 18-11-3-2 record. The Melanie Wrenn trainee was bred by Merlie Schwartz. Odds On Osiris is owned by Odds On Racing. The final stakes favorite to grab a win was Ron Burke trainee Clever Character. The gelding earned his second win from12 starts in 2020, boosting his lifetime bankroll to $240,965. Odds On Osiris                                  -Dean Gillette Photography While Island Of The Sea with Michael Oosting grabbed the early lead and held it through the first quarter in :27:2, Clever Character with Sam Widger grabbed a spot mid-pack, getting ready to make his move. By the half in :55:2, Clever Character was out and on the attack and was matching strides with the leader at the third station in 1:22:4. Turning for home, Clever Character wrestled the lead away from Island Of The Sea and paced strong to the wire. Clever Character stopped the timer in 1:50:2, equaling his lifetime mark. Frankiepark got up for second while Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates staged a late rally from the back of the pack to claim third. Clever Character paid $4.60 to win for his betting backers. Clever Character has now earned eight wins out of 21 starts for owners Burke Racing Stable & Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino and Larry Karr.  The son of Tellitlikeitis-Ruby Delight was bred by Freedom Hill Farms. Each of the evening’s divisional winners successfully earned a spot to compete in the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals slated for Friday, October 16 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With purses over the $2 million dollar mark, the annual Hoosier Champions Night will provide an exciting conclusion to the 2020 Indiana Sires Stakes season.   Rose Flood  |  Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 8, 2020 - The last grab for Indiana Sire Stakes points for the sophomore trotting colts & geldings, as well as the freshmen pacing colts & geldings took place on Thursday, October 8 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While impressive performances were seen all around, LeWayne Miller was the star of the action as he drove two of his trainees, Speed Ball Swagger and Jk Going West, to the first and final stakes victory of the night respectively. The other winning trotter was Emma Town Bud leading the pack for the entire race, while What's Your Beef solidified his top spot in the points rankings in the other pacing division. Miller's first stakes win of the night had Speed Ball Swagger performing the role of post time favorite, and he delivered to grab his first win of the season. Unable to find a spot along the rail for the first half of the mile, driver/trainer LeWayne Miller guided the colt to the front and to his first Indiana Sires Stakes victory, securing his spot in next week's super final. As the gate opened, Speed Ball Swagger was unhurried from the gate and found himself tracking from the outside in third behind R Fromoutacherry with Sam Widger through the first quarter in :28:1. Miller patiently guided Speed Ball Swagger to the front through the half in :56:0 before creating a length lead for himself as he reached the third quarter in 1:26:0. Speed Ball Swagger was not handed the win as R Fromoutacherry found a burst of speed in the stretch. Matching strides to the wire, it was Speed Ball Swagger who reached the wire first, stopping the clock in 1:55:4, establishing a new lifetime mark. R Fromoutacherry settled for second while Jimmy Larente with Joey Putnam staged a late rally from the back of the back for third. Speed Ball Swagger paid $5.00 to win. "I would say he actually race best off the helmet, but I wanted to get him close to the front tonight," Miller noted. "The trip just happened to work out that he was on the front and he responded well." Speedball Swagger earned his second lifetime win out of 23 starts with tonight's victory. He now sports a lifetime bankroll of $56,835 for owner Holly Lane Stud East LTD. The son of Swan For All-Southwind Goddess was bred by Larry and Alan Troyer. Speedball Swagger The second contest for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings saw Emma Town Bud victorious in gate-to-wire fashion in 1:53:0. Michael Oosting drove the gelding to his fifth win of 10 starts for 2020, the eighth win of 22 lifetime starts as well. Emma Town Bud followed the gate closely as it opened from post six with Anchors Away with Sam Widger close behind in second. The leading positions remained unchanged as they reached the first quarter in :27:0 as Bluebird Deacon with Jay Cross guided the rest of the pack from three lengths back. With positions unchanged through fractions of :55:4 and 1:25:2, the gaps in the field began to tighten. Emma Town Bud glided through the stretch, winning handily and paying $3.40 to win. Bluebird Deacon surged ahead for second, while Anchors Away held on for third. Emma Town Bud boosted his lifetime bankroll to $224,911 with the win. The Byron Hooley trainee is owned by Summit Pacing Acres. Mervin Lehman bred the son of Big Stick Lindy-Centerfold Lady. Emma Town Bud The night's first round for the freshmen pacing colts saw What's Your Beef capture his fourth stakes win and sixth win from nine lifetime starts. With the win, the colt surpassed the $100,000 mark for his lifetime earnings, now marked at $113,315. When the wings of the gate opened, Skyway Victor with Brandon Bates took the lead, followed by Rogers Image with John DeLong in the pocket while What's Your Beef with Trace Tetrick waited in third. The field remained unchanged through the first fraction of :28:0, but What's Your Beef accelerated to the lead by the half in :56:0. What's Your Beef remained unchallenged at the 1:24:1 third quarter, but would soon feel pressure from the rest of the field turning for home. Rogers Image and John DeLong staged a big rally late in the lane but What's Your Beef dug in late in the lane to secure the victory. Skyway Victor settled for third. What's Your Beef paid $2.60 to win. What's Your Beef Miller wrapped up the stakes action with his second win with Jk Going West surging late in the lane to provide the slight upset Stopping the timer in 1:51.1., the gelding earned his second win out of 10 starts with both of those being stakes wins and established a new lifetime best. The race kicked off with Brookview Bullet with Brett Miller leaving aggressively for the lead followed by Virgo with Tim Tetrick. Jk Going West and Miller were content to track the top pair from third. The leading three remained unchanged through fractions of :26:2, :54:3 and 1:23:2. As the field turned for home, the quick fractions began to take a toll on the leader and Miller urged Jk Going West to attack from the outside. Using a :27 closing kick, Jk Going West flew past his competitors to get the win by nearly a length. Virgo held on for second while He's Gonna Getya with Brandon Bates dug in for third. Jk Going West paid $18.80 to win with the upset. "I asked him for a bit more in the stretch there and he responded really well. He had a lot of pace," Miller noted. "I'm still trying to figure out how he races best but he was very sharp racing the way he did tonight." The son of Jk Endofanera-Southwest now sports a lifetime bankroll of $89,558 for owners Bill Beechy and David Ferch. The gelding was bred by Silver Linden Farm. Jk Going West Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, October 9 with the final round of stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies and three-year-old pacing colts & geldings with two divisions for both. The card also holds the elimination for the aged pacing mares for Super Finals night. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Rose Flood | Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, IN - Sophomore pacing fillies were featured in their sixth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday, September 26 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With two $32,500 divisions, the competitive division was put to the test with the divisional points leaders mixed into separate fields. The night's winners, Mystical Carrie and Grace Rocks, both provided rebound performances after playing second best in their previous stakes attempts. The stakes action kicked off with divisional points leader Mystical Carrie performing in almost gate-to-wire fashion. The Erv Miller trainee cinched another win in stakes action in 1:51:1.   Western Sierra with Sam Widger followed the gate as it opened, leaving Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick sitting in the pocket. The leader remained unchallenged through the opening quarter in :27:2 while Mystical Carrie waited for the right moment to make a move. Not long later, Tetrick gave Mystical Carrie the green light and she quickly took command before the half in :55:1 and continued on the lead through the 1:23:4 third quarter. As the field reached the stretch, Mystical Carrie began to bolster her lead on the field. With a :27.2 final quarter, she crossed the wire two lengths in front of Western Sierra. Seventimesacharm with John DeLong utilized a ground saving trip to get up for third. Mystical Carrie paid $3.20 to win at the betting windows. "The wind was strong tonight so I figured I'd have to ask her for a little bit more," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "She's a great filly-versatile and shows up every day." The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Mystical Victress, Mystical Carrie has now won eight of 19 starts. She now sports a lifetime bankroll of $136,678 for Mystical Marker Farms, who also bred the filly. In the second division, Grace Rocks utilized similar tactics and went gate-to-wire in 1:49:4. With Joey Putnam at the lines, the filly found the winner's circle for the ninth time in 18 lifetime starts. As the gate opened, Grace Rocks immediately moved to the front from post four while Genie Rockwell with James Yoder grabbed the pocket seat. Grace Rocks led the field uncontested through fractions of :27:0, :54:3 and 1:23:0. As the fillies turned for home, Grace Rocks was finally challenged as Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting rallied from fifth. Despite a strong rally from Somebodyslilly, Grace Rocks reached the wire first, two lengths to the good. Somebodyslilly settled for second while Genie Rockwell held on for third. Grace Rocks paid $5.80 to win.   The Britney Dillon trainee has now won 3 of 9 seasonal starts. The daughter of Rockin Image-Cosmic Grace and was bred by Victory Hill Farms. Grace Rocks boasts a lifetime bankroll of $216,310 for owner Howard Taylor. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.—September 24, 2020— On a night filled with stakes harness racing action, This Is The Plan made Hoosier Park history as he became the first ever back-to back winner of the $140,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 26. With Dexter Dunn in the bike, This Is The Plan utilized a pocket trip to score the victory by three parts of a length in 1:49:1. Dismissed at odds of 7-1, the Ron Burke trainee left alertly for position then utilized the passing lane to capture his third win from ten seasonal starts. A power-packed field of ten lined up behind the wings of the gate and it was American History with Joe Bongiorno who protected their rail position and took the early lead through the opening quarter in a snappy :25.4.This Is The Plan left just enough from post three to grab a pocket seat while Backstreet Shadow and Tim Tetrick were next in line third. The field remained in straight formation through the half in :54:4. Backstreet Shadow was given the green light just before the three-quarters in 1:22 and he quickly ranged up to take command. When the field turned for home, the race appeared to be wide open. Backstreet Shadow clung to the lead and braced for the cavalry charge to the wire. Dorsoduro Hanover and Matt Kakaley fanned out across the track with a full head of steam but it was Dunn who urged This Is The Plan into the passing lane to get the victory. He was followed by stablemates Filibuster Hanover with Chris Page in second and Dorsoduro Hanover with Matt Kakaley in third. This Is The Plan paid $17.80 to win at the betting windows. “I wanted to get him out of there and he responded well,” driver Dexter Dunn noted in the winner’s circle. “Ronnie (Burke) told me before the race that this horse has been racing well so get him out of there early and then give him a shot late. This track takes a bit of getting used to. I had to work him through that long stretch but he really dug in well late.” With the victory, This Is The Plan now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $1,555,412 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi,  J&T Silva – Purnel & Libby and Lawrence Karr. The victory was one of three wins on the evening’s 15-race card for driver Dexter Dunn and one of three training wins for Ron Burke. This Is The Plan also gave Ron Burke his fifth victory in the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. The son of Somebeachsomewhere-That’s The Plan was bred by Moni Market Breeders. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31.  For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Rose Flood  |  Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-September 24, 2020-Three-year-old trotting colts & geldings were the highlight of Thursday, September 24's harness racing card at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With a competitive field of ten behind the gate, it was Dude Included who dug in to win the sixth leg of stakes action for the sophomore trotters, earning the Trent Stohler trainee his second stakes win in 1:54:4. When the gate opened John DeLong guided Dude Included to find a spot along the rail in third. TJ's Top Pick and Trace Tetrick carved out fractions of :27:4 and :57:1 while Dude Included waited patiently for a chance to move in on the leader. Not long after the half, Speedball Swagger with LeWayne Miller moved first-over and Bluebird Deacon with Jay Cross grabbed the cover to advance positions. The battle for the lead heightened through the third quarter in 1:26:4, Speed Ball Swagger was able to wear down TJ's Top Pick but Dude Included was winding up to strike. Speed Ball Swagger and Bluebird Deacon were slugging it out on the front but it was Dude Included who was widest of all and surged ahead for the win. Bluebird Deacon dug in gamely for second and Speed Ball Swagger in third. Dude Included paid $6.40 to win at the betting windows. "The team does a great job taking care of him," Stohler noted. "I think he races best if he has a target to aim for, which worked out beautifully tonight. He hasn't done a thing wrong." Dude Included has now won four of ten lifetime starts, sporting a lifetime bankroll of $184,395 for owner Benjamin Graber. The son of Class Included-Celebrity Faith was bred by Lester Beechy. Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 25 and will present the third edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic, as well as several additional Grand Circuit events. Heralded as Breeders Crown Preview Night, the evening will feature over $1.2 million in purses to be distributed along with several promotions for guests. The night will also feature several guaranteed wagers including $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta for the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, a $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta for the Caesars Trotting Classic and a $15,000 in the final race of the night. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.   Rose Flood | Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.—September 18, 2020—Three-year-old pacing colts & geldings were on display on Friday, September 18 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the sixth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action. The night saw victories from both a heavy favorite and a longshot, proving the competitive nature of the division. Odds On Osiris fulfilled the role of post-time favorite, winning his first start back at Harrah’s Hoosier Park after Grand Circuit action. Dojea Gizmo provided one of many upsets on the evening’s card in the second division after a near gate-to-wire score for his first Indiana Sires Stakes win. In the first split of the stakes action, Odds On Osiris made a triumphant return to Harrah’s Hoosier Park, crossing the wire in 1:50:1, a little over a length to the good. With Peter Wrenn in the bike, Odds On Osiris followed through as the 1-5 favorite, paying $2.60 to win. When the gate opened, Odds On Osiris settled into a spot midpack, letting his competitors set the fractions. Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates led the field through an opening quarter of 26:2. Wrenn gave Odds On Osiris the go ahead soon after, moving second-over and surging past the leaders. Crook Boyzz still called the shots at the half in 55:2, but his lead wouldn’t last long. Odds On Osiris was out and powered up to take command at the third quarter in 1:23:2. As the field turned for home, Crook Boyzz appeared ready to battle but Odds On Osiris was too strong and dug in to get the victory leaving Crook Boyzz to settle for second. Always And Again with John De Long rallied well late in the stretch for third. “We decided to add Lasix because he did bleed a bit in the North American Cup,” trainer Melanie Wrenn revealed after the win. “He’s been a consistent athlete. At two we tried to find how he likes to race best but this year he has really found his way to race.” Odds On Osiris has now won 10 of 17 lifetime starts, boasting a lifetime bankroll of $576,425 for owners Odds On Racing. The son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover was bred by Merlie Schwartz. Rounding out the stakes events for the night was Dojea Gizmo providing the 15-1 upset for driver, trainer Dan Shetler. Equaling his lifetime mark of 1:51:0, Dojea Gizmo made his game winning move down the backside to score his fifth lifetime win. As the wings of the gate opened, Family Recipe with James Yoder surged to the front through the first quarter in :27:2. Dojea Gizmo was ready to attack and was on top by a length at the half in :56:4. Dojea Gizmo continued unchallenged through third quarter in 1:24:3. As the field turned for home, Doeja Gizmo felt Family Recipe digging in behind him. The pair ended up matching strides for much of the stretch but it was Dojea Gizmo who came out on top. Family Recipe held on for second. Clever Character with Ricky Macomber Jr. recovered from a break at the start, rallying late for third. Dojea Gizmo paid $32.40 to win with the upset. Dojea Gizmo grabs his first Indiana Sires Stakes win.     --Dean Gillette Photography. “We didn’t really race him as a two-year-old,” Shetler noted in the winner’s circle, “but I always knew he had that speed. He’s incredibly versatile and durable.” The son of Tellitlikeitis-Postmark, Dojea Gizmo has now won five of 18 starts. He sports a lifetime bankroll of $74,343 for owners Dan Shetler and the Dojea Stables, who also bred the gelding. With Friday’s Pick-4 sequence going unsolved, producing a $5,447.69 carryover, the Pick-4 pool will be guaranteed at $10,000 for Saturday’s 14-race card . Racing action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Saturday, September 12 with both an Open Trot and an Open Pace. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31.  For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Rose Flood  |  Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, IN - Three-year-old pacing fillies took center stage in the fifth leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday, September 11 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Genie Rockwell turned in impressive performances to capture their respective harness racing divisions. The action kicked off with Somebodyslilly playing the role of post-time favorite and making good on her 1/9 favoritism to find the winner's circle in 1:50. Somebodyslilly equaled her established best and recorded her fifth consecutive victory with the win. When the wings of the gate opened, Brandon Bates guided Rock It Out immediately to the front, while Somebodyslilly with Michael Oosting opted to wait in third through the first quarter in :26:4. Approaching the half mile mark, Oosting moved Somebodyslilly to attack from first-over, passing the half in :55:0. Remaining unchallenged through the third quarter in 1:23:3, Somebodyslilly remained ahead of the field by a little over a length. As the field turned for home, Grace Rocks with Joey Putnam moved from last and were charging hard the leader. Though Grace Rocks found an impressive final quarter of :25:3, Somebodyslilly held her at bay, crossing the wire in 1:50:0. Grace Rocks settled for second while Maggie Rhee with Ricky Macomber Jr. moved from mid-pack for third. Somebodyslilly paid $2.20 to win.   "I decided I didn't want to push her too hard so I waited until the quarter to move her down the backside," Oosting noted after the win. "Someone would've had to really challenge her to get by at that point. She seems to be really finding herself right now. I'm hoping that she continues to race this well." Somebodyslilly is owned, trained and was bred by Eli Schwartz. The daughter of Time To Roll-Somebody's Artist has now won seven of 17 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $130,100. The second division saw a 7-1 upset by Genie Rockwell, who turned in an impressive effort to lower her lifetime mark by over a second to 1:49:0. With trainer/driver James Yoder at the lines, Genie Rockwell paid $16.20 to win. As the gate opened, even money favorite Priceless with Brandon Bates grabbed the lead with Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick opting for the pocket trip. Genie Rockwell with James Yoder settled in third, while the field remained in straight formation through fractions of :27:2, :54:2 and 1:22:0. As the field turned for home, Priceless was still on top but Genie Rockwell was not going to hand over a victory. Surging forward, Genie Rockwell found racing room up the inside and was matching strides with a tiring Priceless. Saving her best for last, Genie Rockwell overcame Priceless by a length stopping the clock in 1:49:0. Mystical Carrie with Trace Tetrick rallied from the grandstand side, digging in gamely for second while Priceless held on for third.   "The trip worked out great for her but I did have to ask her to pace in the stretch," Yoder noted after the victory. "She's a lot better with faster fractions in front of her. She can be a bit of a handful with a lot of sass, but she's an absolute sweetheart when she wins a race; she definitely knows when she wins a race." The daughter of Always A Virgin-Norma Rockwell was bred by Glen Hershberger and Marlin Fry. With tonight's win, Genie Rockwell has won five of 18 lifetimes starts and surpassed the $100,000 with a new lifetime bankroll of $104,455 for owner Marlin Fry. With Friday's Pick-5 sequence going unsolved, producing a $2,366.37 carryover, the Pick-5 pool will be guaranteed at $10,000. Racing action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, September 12 with both an Open Trot and an Open Pace. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park    

ANDERSON, Ind.—September 4, 2020—Pacing colts and geldings, both freshmen and sophomore, took to the track for Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action on Friday, September 4 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. While the two-year-olds raced their fourth round and the three-year-olds raced their fifth, driver/trainer LeWayne Miller was the common thread as he grabbed victories in both ages with freshman Jk Going West and sophomore Family Recipe. The first half of the stakes races saw wins from heavy favorites three-year-old Crook Boyzz and two-year-old What’s Your Beef. Miller’s first victory provided an upset over a heavy favorite when he guided Jk Going West to his first Indiana Sires Stakes victory. While the betting public backed Brookview Bullet with Trace Tetrick, 10-1 Jk Going West dug in in the lane to reach the wire first and stop the clock in 1:52:0, establishing a new lifetime mark. As the wings of the gate opened, Jk Going West called the shots and held them through the first quarter in 26:4 until PBR Street Gang with Sam Widger moved first-over to grab the lead through fractions of 54:4 and 1:24:1. As the field turned for home, Jk Going West dug in and began to bolster his lead on the pack, a fast-charging Brookview Bullet attacking from behind. The pair matched strides until the wire where Jk Going West was a head to the good and Brookview Bullet held on for a game second. Readyfortheladys with Peter Wrenn rallied from the back of the pack for third. Jk Going West paid $22.60 to win for his betting backers. “He’s always been right there but I always knew he could get there,” Miller noted after the victory. “He had a tough go at it last time out, but I knew if things went his way he’d get it.” Jk Going West is the son of Jk Endofanera-Southwest and was bred by the Silver Linden Farms. With his first win of the season out of seven starts, he now sports a lifetime bankroll of $49,183 for owners Bill Beechy and David Ferch. Immediately following his first victory, Miller found the winner’s circle again, this time with three-year-old Family Recipe who earned his third straight victory as the betting public’s choice in 1:51:0 Family Recipe opted for a pocket trip when the gate opened following closely behind The Candyman Can with Sam Widger. Through fractions of 26:3, 55:2 and 1:23:4, Family Recipe sat patiently while his competitors made moves from the outside on the leaders. Digging in through a competitive stretch battle, Family Recipe surged forward and crossed the wire a length ahead of his competitors. The Candyman Can held on for second while Dojea Gizmo with Peter Wrenn staged a late rally for third. Family Recipe paid $5.00 to win. “He’s definitely stronger this year,” Miller shared about the gelding. “He has a much better attitude and he keeps getting better with every start.” The son of Always A Virgin-Tia Maria Hanover has now won five of 19 lifetime starts, boasting a lifetime bankroll of $131,980 for owners LeWayne Miller, Arnold Maners, Joseph Vierra and the Never 2 Late Stables. Family Recipe was bred by Lyndar Stables. The earlier stakes races of the night kicked off with a win from three-year-old gelding Crook Boyzz, earning back-to-back stakes wins in 1:50:3. In a near gate-to-wire fashion, Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates stopped the clock over a length in front, paying $4.40 to win. Sawyer’s Desire with Trace Tetrick held on for second and Always And Again with Sam Widger rallied for third. Crook Boyzz, the son of Always A Virgin-Magic Moments, is owned by Robert Esposito and Brett Selby. In the first event for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings, heavy favorite What’s Your Beef rebounded in stakes action in 1:51:3 with Trace Tetrick at the lines. After securing a seat in the pocket, What’s Your Beef quickly made an attack on the leader and held that lead until he reached the wire over two lengths to the good, paying $2.80 to win at the betting windows. Tj’s Indy Pacer with Sam Widger rallied for second and Aracache Can Dance with Peter Wrenn held on for third. The son of Jk Endofanera-Kats Treasure, What’s Your Beef is owned by W Donovan, Joe Sbrocco, Kirk Nichols and Jaf Racing. Harrah’s Hoosier Park will host Derby day festivities on Saturday, September 5 as well as a 13-race card with an adjusted 7:10 pm post time.. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31.  For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Rose Flood

ANDERSON, Ind.—September 3, 2020—Two-year-old pacing fillies were featured in their fourth round of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 3. Two divisions highlighted the evening’s harness racing action and both divisions saw the winners lowering their lifetime marks to 1:51:4. In the first division, Somethingbeautiful turned in an impressive effort to kept her unbeaten streak alive and the second division saw a minor upset from fist-time stakes competitor Something To Me. The stakes action kicked off with top divisional rivals Somethingbeautiful and Hot Mess Express vying for back-to-back stakes wins. After an impressive stretch battle, it was Somethingbeautiful who remained undefeated and scored her fifth straight victory while establishing a new lifetime mark of 1:51:4. While Somethingbeautiful, with LeWayne Miller In the bike, was the first out following the gate, Hot Mess Express with Sam Widger quickly moved to the lead in the first turn. The fillies remained in straight formation clocking fractions of 27:0, 55:4 and 1:25:1, with the rival pair leading the way. As the field turned for home, Somethingbeautiful tipped from the pocket to make an attack on the leader. The fillies matched strides down the stretch but it was Somethingbeautiful, digging in with a final quarter of 26:2, who reached the wire first. Hot Mess Express held on for second while GD Rockin Kay with Trace Tetrick staged a late rally for third. Somethingbeautiful paid $3.20 to win at the betting windows. “I had to ask her for a bit more in the stretch and she really took off,” Miller noted. “She’s very professional for a two-year-old but still knows how to be playful.” The daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $84,500 and is undefeated in five lifetime starts. She is owned by Howard Taylor, Edwin Gold, Abraham Basen and Richard Lombardo. The Dylan Davis trainee was bred by Aaron Stutzman. The second division provided Something To Me her first stakes victory for trainer Michael Arnold. The minor upset lowered Something To Me’s lifetime mark by over two seconds to 1:51:4. When the wings of the gate opened, Skyway Ideal with Brandon Bates fired out for the lead while Something To Me with John De Long sat in the pocket. Through the first quarter in 26:4, Something To Me prepared to attack the leader. Something To Me pulled the pocket and grabbed the lead, carrying it handily through the half in 55:4 and the third quarter in 1:24:4. With the wire in sight, Something To Me opened up on the field, leaving the remaining six to battle for minor spoils. Something To Me crossed the wire and stopped the clock in 1:51:4 four lengths ahead of her competitors, paying $10.20 to win. JK She’s Gordjus with Trace Tetrick rallied late for second and after sitting in fourth for most of the mile, Sassy Cindy with Peter Wrenn dug in for third. Owned by Steven Huffman, Something To Me now sports a lifetime bankroll of $33,705 and notched victory number five from eight starts. The daughter of Jk Endoranera-Sorcha Bluestone was bred by Bluestone Farms, C Agins and S Steven. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday, September 3 with two $33,000 divisions for the three-year-old pacing colts and two $42,500 divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31.  For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Rose Flood  |  Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, Ind.-August 21, 2020 - Lifetime marks were lowered in two $34,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action featured on the evening's 13-race harness racing card on Friday, August 21 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings' turn to tussle, and the fourth round of action brought victories from both a favorite and a price, Crook Boyzz and Family Recipe respectively. Both sophomore geldings bested their own lifetime marks by almost a full second. Kicking off the stakes action for the night, Crook Boyzz with Brandon Bates found the winner's circle in a near gate-to-wire fashion. As the field passed the start pole, Frankiepark with Ricky Macomber Jr. grabbed the early lead while Tar Zan Dan with Sam Widger sat in the pocket. Crook Boyzz found a spot toward the back of the pack, but didn't stay there for long as he maneuvered around his competitors from fifth to first just after the first quarter in :26:2. Clocking fractions of :54:2 and 1:22:0, Crook Boyzz bolstered his lead on the field, handily pacing toward the finish. With a lead of four lengths, Crook Boyzz crossed the wire in 1:50:1, besting his previous mark of 1:51. Northern Cadilac with Joey Putnam staged a late rally for second, while Nassau Desire with Trace Tetrick dug in to claim third. Crook Boyzz paid $4.80 to win at the betting windows. "He seems very versatile," Bates noted after the victory. "Taking him right off the gate ended up not being his best spot so I moved him early and he was really strong from there. He drives nicely but doesn't like to stand around afterward; He likes to keep moving." Crook Boyzz, who was lightly raced as a two-year-old, has now won four of 11 lifetime starts, sporting a lifetime bankroll of $44,480 for owners John Esposito, Robert Esposito and Brett Selby, who also trains the gelding. The son of Always A Virgin-Magic moments was bred by Wilber Lengacher. The second division of the stakes action saw a 9-1 upset from Family Recipe who took advantage of a pocket trip to dig in gamely for a 1:49:4 win. Driven by LeWayne Miller, who also trains and co-owns the gelding, Family Recipe found late racing room to get the win by two lengths. The heavily favored Island Of The Sea with Trace Tetrick had his nose on the gate as it opened, followed closely by Family Recipe. Through fractions of :26:1, :54:2 and 1:22:2, Family Recipe sat patiently in the pocket while the rest of the field raced nose-to-tail. As the pacers turned for home, Family Recipe tipped from the pocket and was matching strides with Island Of The Sea. Utilizing the passing lane, Family Recipe surged ahead and reached the wire in 1:49:4 while Island Of The Sea settled for second. Sawyer's Desire with Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied late in the stretch to finish in third. With the upset, Family Recipe paid $21.80 to win for his betting backers. "I think he races best off the helmet, but he's quick and very handy," Miller noted after the win. "He's been racing well all year, even with tougher trips. He's also a barn favorite-very playful and friendly." Family Recipe upsets the field paying $21.80 to win The son of Always A Virgin-Tia Maria Hanover has now won four of 18 lifetime starts. With the win, Family Recipe surpassed the $100,000 mark in purse earnings, bringing his lifetime bankroll to $115,480. Miller co-owns Family Recipe with Arnold Manders, Joseph Vieria and the Never 2 Late Stables. He was bred by Lyndar Stables. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, August 22 with two $32,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. The card will also feature an Open Trot and an Open Pace. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Rose Flood | Race Marketing & Operations Admin

ANDERSON, IN - With both Thursday's Pick-5 sequence and Hoosier High-5 wager going unsolved at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the harness racing wagering pools will be guaranteed at $15,000 and $30,000 respectively for Friday, August 14. These guaranteed wagers will add to the already action-packed Dan Patch Stakes night on Friday, August 14, which will also feature a $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta on the Dan Patch race. Harrah's Hoosier Park will offer the guaranteed wagers in partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association. A $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 was already set to go for Friday's 15th race, but Thursday's $8,481.05 carryover bumped that guarantee to an impressive $30,000 guarantee. The $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-5, starting with $2,257.54 in carryover money, will kick off in the Dan Patch Race in Race 11. Race 11 will also feature a $25,000 Guaranteed Superfecta pool. Friday's 15-race card will offer remarkable value to the horseplayer with full fields and competitive racing. Eleven of the 15 races feature 10 or more betting interests and the purses to be distributed throughout the evening will push the $500,000 mark. Free past performances for Friday's entire 15-race card will be available on Harrah's Hoosier Park's website, along with expert selections and other handicapping tools. Past performances for the Pick-5 sequence and the Hoosier High-5 wager will also be available on the United States Trotting Association website. A field of ten will be sent postward in the $225,000 Dan Patch Stakes. The 27th installment of Hoosier Park's premier event will highlight the 15-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. As part of a special weekend tagged as "Dan Patch Festival Weekend", Harrah's Hoosier Park will showcase some of the most notable names in harness racing alongside specialty wagers, giveaways, food trucks and interactive family-friendly entertainment. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. The season will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing will be conducted through November 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, IN - Preparations are underway for the 27th edition of the $225,000 est. Dan Patch Stakes at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With the feature race set to go off Friday, August 14, a live virtual post draw will be held Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. on various Harrah's Hoosier Park social media outlets. Adhering to CDC guidelines, the draw will take place on the Terrace Showroom Stage in a socially distanced manner. Harrah's Hoosier Park's premier race kicked off in 1994 with a victory from Ready To Rumble with Trevor Ritchie at the lines. The event has seen many notable moments such as Sweet Lou setting the overall track standard of 1:47:2 in 2014, the wonder from down under Lazarus N making his North American Debut a winning one in 2018 and co-fastest horse in the world, Lather Up, equal Sweet Lou's 2014 record. 34 horses and geldings are eligible for the 27th edition of the Dan Patch Stakes, including some names familiar to Indiana Racing fans such as now four-year-olds Little Rocket Man, Shamwow and Tellmeaboutit. The Dan Patch Stakes is the highlight of Dan Patch Festival Weekend Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15. Both nights will feature entertainment for both the casual and serious racing fans in a variety of forms. To complement the Dan Patch Stakes, Friday's festivities will include music from DJ Alex B, a free Dan Patch mask with the purchase of a $3.00 Dan Patch commemorative program and a Dan Patch water bottle giveaway to the first 500 Caesars Rewards members. Indiana radio personality Laura Steele, as well as guest handicapper and racing analyst Peter Lurie, will be present for the race. Saturday will see live circus performances roaming around the property as well as a competitive live racing card. The Dan Patch Stakes kicks off The Championship Season at Harrah's Hoosier Park, where the latter half of the meet is accented by the best in Grand Circuit Racing such as the third edition of the Caesars Trotting Classic and the Monument Circle Pace. The 2020 Championship Season will be highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown on October 30 and 31. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, IN.-August 4, 2020-Tuesday, August 4 was a night filled with harness racing stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With five events in total on the evening's 14-race card, the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were featured through three divisions and the two-year-old trotting fillies went in two divisions of the Indiana Sires Stakes. The night saw victories from Virgo, What's Your Beef and Hello Sweetie Boy for the pacing colts and Country Girl Charm and Fantasia Flurry for the trotting fillies. With dominant performances from both, Country Girl Charm and What's Your Beef both extended their win streaks to four and remain undefeated this season. Setting the stage for a night of stakes action, Virgo rallied from mid-pack to dig in for a close victory with Trace Tetrick at the lines. When the gate opened, Madelines Blk Jack with Ricky Macomber Jr. took the lead and were looking for a back-to-back stakes victory. Virgo wasted no time in his quest for the front and began moving just after the first quarter in :27:1. He sat second-over through the half in :57:2, then maneuvered into second behind new leader, Jewel's Virgin with John DeLong. Virgo was able to grab command just after the three-quarters in 1:24:4 but his biggest threat was still behind him. Using a :27 final quarter, Virgo was able to hold of a hard-charging Jk Going West and LeWayne Miller, who had patiently sat in third most of the mile. In a heart-charging effort for the wire, Virgo got the win by a head and stopped the clock in a new lifetime best of 1:51.4. Jk Going West was second and Madelines Blk Jack fended off the field for third. Virgo paid $4.80 to win. Virgo, the son of Always A Virgin-Star Of The Show, has won two of three lifetime starts. With the win, he now sports a lifetime bankroll of $24,125 for owners Howard Taylor, Jeffrey Billings. The gelding is trained by Dylan Davis and was bred by Dustin Miller. Tetrick found the winner's circle once again in the second split for the freshman pacing colts and geldings while steering What's Your Beef to his fourth consecutive win. When the wings of the gate opened, Skyway Victor with Sam Widger paced ahead of the field to reach the first quarter in :26:4. Just before the half, What's Your Beef grabbed the lead, while the field remained in straight formation through fractions of :55:3 and 1:24:0. Fiercely defending his win streak, What's Your Beef crossed the wire and stopped the clock in 1:52:0, paying $3.20 to win. Skyway Victor settled for second while Bettorrock with Peter Wrenn held on for third. "He races on the front mainly, but he's pretty versatile," Tetrick noted after the win. "Racing that way seemed like the best decision tonight, and that's how we got there. He really dug in late in the stretch." What's Your Beef is the son of JK Endofanera-Kats Treasure and was bred by Jeff Jones and Scott Lester. Owned by W. Donovan, Joe Sbrocco, Kirk Nichols and Jaf Racing LLC, the colt has won all four lifetime starts and boasts a lifetime bankroll of $37,000. He is trained by Brian Brown. The final division for the pacing colts and geldings saw a minor upset by way of Hello Sweetie Boy with John DeLong when the gelding grabbed his first career win. When the gate opened, Hello Sweetie Boy took a spot toward the back of the pack. In the lead, Never Easy Z Tam with LeWayne Miller called the shots, setting fractions of :27:0, :56:1 and 1:25:2 and braced for attack from the rest of the field. Hello Sweetie Boy waited until the stretch to make his attack and with a final quarter of :26:3, surge past the field. Hello Sweetie Boy scored his maiden breaking win in 1:52:4. He was followed by PBR Street Gang with Trace Tetrick in second and TJ's Indy Pacer with Sam Widger who staged a late rally for third. Hello Sweetie Boy paid $9.60 to win at the betting windows. "He's a tricky colt to drive," DeLong revealed after the win. "Kim (Roth) has done a great job helping him relax so I can drive him. I wanted to race him off the cover and he really likes to chase horses in the stretch." The son of Aracache Hanover-Murvys Lady recorded his first win from three starts, now holding a lifetime bankroll of $17,825 for owner/trainer Kimberly Roth. Hello Sweetie Boy was bred by Mary Lea and Adele Jeffers. Kicking off stakes action for the fillies, Country Girl Charm with trainer/driver LeWayne Miller maintained her undefeated status while establishing a new lifetime mark of 1:56:3. Going off as the heavy post time favorite, Country Girl Charm grabbed a spot in the middle of the pack through fractions of :27:3, :58:1 and 1:27:2. As the field turned for home, Miller gave Country Girl Charm the go-ahead and she began to challenge the leading Guccio's Lady with Melvin Schmucker. When the mile looked to belong to Guccio's Lady, Country Girl Charm dug in and found a :28.1 closing kick to get the win. She was followed by Queen Of All with Doug Rideout who had also staged a gutsy rally in the stretch while Guccio's Lady held on for third. "For a filly-she's very easy going," Miller said. "She loves her job and so far, has shown she can race any way you want." The daughter of Whom Shall I Fear-Tymal Tatiana was bred by Daniel Frey Jr. The win was her fourth, giving her a perfect record out of four starts. Country Girl Charm now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $44,500 for owners Ryan Raber, Darvin Wagler, LeWayne Miller and Susan Garrels. Wrapping up the action for the fillies, Fantasia Flurry recorded her first lifetime win with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines. Fantasia Flurry started the race taking a comfortable seat in third while Four Under Par with Doug Rideout and Treasure Gems K with Trace Tetrick swapped turns on the front through fractions of :28:2, :59:0 and 1:28:3. As the fillies turned for home, Macomber steered Fantasia Flurry into the passing lane where she was able to surge past the leaders, crossing the wire in 1:57:3. Four Under Par held on for second while Treasure Gems K settled for third. Fantasia Flurry paid $16.80 to win in the minor upset. "It was my first time driving her and the only advice I was given was not to get out on front," Macomber Jr. laughed in the winner's circle. "It was a good trip; I knew I just had to get her in the passing lane and she'd make it." Fantasia Flurry, the daughter of Swan For All-Northern Mystique, sports a lifetime bankroll of $25,140 with her first win out of four starts. She is owned in partnership by trainer Christopher Beaver, William Rufenacht, Donald Robinson and RBH Ventures Inc. Fantasia Flurry was bred by Alan Troyer. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Wednesday, August 5 with two divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies and two divisions for two-year-old trotting colts. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN -July 31, 2020- Three-year-old pacing colts performed in their third leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action on Friday, July 31 at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Both winners were guided to victory by Harrah's Hoosier Park's leading driver Trace Tetrick. In the first division, Tetrick was victorious with Roll With Time who prevailed in a tight photo. He then guided Island Of The Sea to a gutsy 1:48:4 victory, just a fifth of a second off of the track record for the division. Tetrick's first trip to the winner's circle was with Tyler George's Roll With Time in the first $35,000 division of Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. When the gate opened, Roll With Time found a spot in fourth, waiting patiently to attack through fractions of :26:2 and :56:0. Just after the half, Tetrick urged Roll With Time to make his move for the lead. When the field reached the three-quarters in 1:23.4, Roll With Time surged ahead of the pacesetting Clever Character and Dale Hiteman. The stretch saw a cavalry charge to the wire that looked to be anyone's race. Dojea Gizmo with Dan Shelter and Family Recipe with LeWayne Miller fanned out across the track and rallied toward the leader. Digging in gamely, Roll With Time reached the wire first, stopping the clock in 1:50.4. He paid $4.80 to win while Dojea Gizmo finished second and Family Recipe finished third, all within a length of each other. "The trip worked out the way I planned but he is a versatile colt, too," Tetrick noted after the win. "Tyler has him in really good shape and he's racing sharp right now." Roll With Time, the son of Time To Roll-Roknrol Bluegrass, now sports a lifetime bankroll of $35,000 for owners Jeff Fought, Brian Carsey and Casey Myers. Bred by Hickory Hollow Stables, he earned his first stakes victory and fifth lifetime victory with the win. Tetrick steered another winner to victory with Dylan Davis trainee Island Of The Sea. While the betting public was backing Super Final Champion Odds On Osiris with Peter Wrenn at the lines, Island Of The Sea waited mid-pack through the early stages of the race. Sitting through fractions of :26:1 and :54:2, Island Of The Sea moved first-over as the field approached the final turn with Dry Creek Sam and Robert Taylor in tow. Odds On Osiris looked strong on the front and continued to call the shots through the three-quarters in 1:22 but Island Of The Sea was gaining on the leader with every stride. Turning for home the stage was set for a battle to the wire as Island Of The Sea and Odds On Osiris matched strides down the stretch. Neither wanted to give an inch but it was Island Of The Sea who burst forward by a neck, crossing the wire in a sizzling 1:48.4. Odds On Osiris was forced to settle for second while Crook Boyzz and Brandon Bates finished third. Island Of The Sea paid $14.00 to win in the minor upset. "He's a nice horse--I've been watching him since he's been here," Tetrick who drove the horse for the first time tonight. "He's very handy and dug in late to get the win." Lightly raced as a two-year-old, Island Of The Sea has won six races from 9 lifetime starts and boasts a lifetime bankroll of $67,720 for owners Eric and Lisa Ell. The son of Always A Virgin-Trinity Islands was bred by Steve Schmucker. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday, August 1 with two divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies highlighting the evening's 14-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Rose Flood, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-July 18, 2020 - Three-year-old pacing colts and geldings took their turn in the harness racing spotlight in Indiana Sires Stakes action on Saturday, July 18 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Two $34,500 divisions brought twenty-one Indiana sired competitors ready to battle in their second round of stakes action. The standouts were Odds On Osiris with Peter Wrenn who equaled his lifetime mark and Caribbean Escape with John Delong with an impressive rally in the stretch. Not to be outdone by the pacing colts, Majestic Player A captured the $15,000 Open Trot and equaled the track record for older trotters, clocking a 1:51:1 victory with Sam Widger in the bike. Odds On Osiris kicked off the stakes action for the evening in the opening division as he took the lead from the coveted post five. As the gate opened, he was followed by Dry Creek Sam with Robert Taylor and Island Of The Sea with Michael Oosting. Clocking fractions of :25:3 and :54:3, Odds On Osiris remained unchallenged until the third quarter in 1:24:1 when Dry Creek Sam was attacking on the outside. The two matched strides down the stretch while Clever Character with Dale Hiteman was also winding up from behind. When the clock stopped in 1:50:3, it was Odds On Osiris who reached the wire first, equaling his best time. Roll With Time with LeWayne Miller arrived late on the scene for second while Island Of The Sea finished third. Odds On Osiris paid $3.60 to win at the betting windows. "It's been an interesting year, but he's exactly where I was hoping he'd be at this point," Wrenn noted after the victory. "That was a nice mile and I was very impressed with his class tonight." Odds On Osiris, the son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover brought his lifetime bankroll to $366,895 with his eighth lifetime win. He is owned by Odds On Racing and was bred by Merlie Schwartz. Odds On Osiris going gate-to-wire in the first division of Indiana Sires Stakes action Division two brought a full field of eleven but that didn't deter Caribbean Escape from rallying late to score his second straight stakes victory. Using similar tactics from his first round victory, Caribbean Escape was uninvolved in the early tussle as Sawyer's Desire and Ricky Macomber Jr followed the wings of the gate for the lead. Caribbean Escape showed his stamina, as he was second-over through the first quarter in :26:1 and remained there through the half in :54:0. Always And Again with Ken Holliday wanted their turn on the front and lead the field into the final turn. As the field turned for home in 1:22:2, Always And Again was still on top while Caribbean Escape joined the cavalry charging toward the wire from third over. DeLong tipped Caribbean Escape late in the lane and he dug in gamely to put a nose in front and stop the clock in 1:51. Caribbean Escape paid $9.60 to win for his betting backers. Northern Cadillac and Joey Putnam closed from the clouds to finish second while Family Recipe and LeWayne Miller got up for third. "With the eight hole in an eleven horse field, I figured we would have a tough trip," DeLong noted. "We needed speed up front and that's exactly what happened. This horse has come a long way in a short amount of time." Trained by K. Dean Glispie, who also co-owns with Barbara Schlagetter and Gail Potter, Caribbean Escape added a third lifetime win to his record. Bred by Stephanie Smith, the son of Bring On The Beach-Caribbean now sports a lifetime bankroll of $46,142. Grabbing the spotlight before the ISS races, was six-year-old trotting gelding Majestic Player A. After sitting last for much of the mile, Majestic Player A used an incredible stretch rally to get up in the final strides to score his fifth straight victory. With the 1:51.1 clocking, Majestic Player A not only established a new lifetime best but also equaled the track record at Harrah's Hoosier Park for older trotters. Trained by Walter Haynes Jr., Majestic Player A remains undefeated in three starts at Harrah's Hoosier Park. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Tuesday, July 21 with two divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies kicking off their stakes season. With a daily post time of 6:30 pm, live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21, highlighted by the return of the Breeders Crown October 30 & 31. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Rose Flood    

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