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ANDERSON, Ind.-May 24, 2018-Fiftydallarbill, the 2017 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old trotting colt champion, looked to pick up right where he left off as he made his sophomore debut a winning one at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, May 24. With regular pilot Trace Tetrick in the bike, Fiftydallarbill cruised to an impressive, open length victory in his division of the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, scoring in a lifetime best of 1:54. Leaving from post seven, Tetrick eased Fiftydallarbill off the gate to settle along the rail in fourth through the opening panel in :27.2. Fiftydallarbill was given the green light down the backside and he quickly grabbed command just past the half in :56.4. Reaching the third station in 1:25.4, Fiftydallarbill began to put his talent on display and trot away from the rest of the field. Using a :28.1 final panel, the William Crone trainee coasted to a six length victory over Wham Bam Guccio and LeWayne Miller. The three-year-old son of Swan For All-Cr Dixie Chick has now won eight of 18 lifetime outings while amassing $468,950 for owner John Barnard. With the win, Fiftydallarbill earned a spot in the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals slated for May 31 at Hoosier Park. "We've staked him to a few things this season," Barnard noted after the victory. "We'll see how he does next week but we basically mapped out a schedule around his stakes schedule here in Indiana." "He's got a few things in Canada and also at Poconos," Barnard continued. "The competition is tough enough here and we will see how it goes week by week. He's been in Indiana all winter and seems to have come back well." Barnard also scored with Admiral Dewey in an earlier split of the stakes action. The three-year-old gelded son of Elegant Man-Dewey Dally made his game winning move down the backside and went on to score in a new lifetime best of 1:56.1 with driver John DeLong in the bike. Unraced at two, Admiral Dewey is trained by William Crone and has now won four of six lifetime starts. Indiana's two-year-old trotting colt of the year, All On Black, made his Hoosier Park debut a winning one as he captured the final elimination of the evening in 1:54.2. Driven by John DeLong, the son of Swan For All-Right on Renee staged a big rally late in the lane to remain undefeated in two starts this season. Trained by Jenny Melander, All On Black has now won eight of 10 lifetime outings and amassed $215,700 in lifetime purse earnings for owners Gabriella's LLC and Melander Racing Inc. The opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes highlighted Thursday's 13-race card Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The stakes action will continue on Friday, May 25 with four $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for the three-year-old pacing colts highlighting the 13-race card. First post is 6:30 p.m. Following a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, live racing at Hoosier Park will be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.--May 19, 2018 -- Imagine this--two horses, one a thoroughbred and one a Standardbred, both with the same name, both entered to race on the same day and both winning their respective contests. The odds of such are remarkable but that's 'just' what happened in the sport of horse racing on May 19. Justify, with jockey Mike Smith aboard, crossed the finish line in front to win the 143rd edition of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse. Trained by Bob Baffert, Justify took a short lead coming down the home stretch and held off hard-charging Bravazo to stop the timer in 1:55.93. With the win, The Kentucky Derby victor took the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown. Just a few hours later, Justify, a seven-year-old trotter, took to the track at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino facing eight other rivals in a conditioned trotting event. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, Justify staged a big rally late in the lane to find the winner's circle in 1:54.2. Trained by Tyler George, Justify scored his second win of the season and established a seasonal best mark. While it's unknown at this time when Justify, the Standardbred, will be entered to race again, Justify, the Thoroughbred, will race for the Triple Crown in three weeks, June 9, at the Belmont Stakes. Only 12 horses have accomplished the Triple Crown feat. Hoosier Park will host a full-card simulcast along with a complete day of activities and live racing to compliment the Belmont Stakes. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, May 22 with a 12-race card featuring a $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool with $4,792.22 in carryover money. The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Hoosier Park and features a reduced takeout of 12%. With a daily post time of 6:30pm, live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 18, 2018 - Always A Prince made his seventh consecutive trip to the harness racing winner's circle at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 18 as he completed the Hal Dale Series sweep, winning the $18,000 final of the late closing event open to Indiana sired colts and geldings that are non-winners of $25,000 lifetime. Driven by Peter Wrenn, Always A Prince used his customary front-running tactics to score in 1:51.3 by three-lengths over a track rated sloppy to remain undefeated this season. Leaving from post three, Always A Prince left the gate alertly but so did a host of others. One Cool Cat and Todd Warren protected their rail position and were the first to get as the wings of the gate folded. Always A Prince was pointed to the front and grabbed the top spot just before the first quarter in :28. One Cool Cat benefitted from a pocket trip while Charlie Conrad had Skyway Quinton following along intently in third. Always Prince clicked off fractions of :56.4 and 1:25.2 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Ricky Macomber Jr. had Rockinbeach applying pressure to the outside as the field rounded the final turn. Tom's Arockin and Sam Widger were set to strike from second over but Always A Prince was strong on the front. Utilizing a :26.1 final panel, Always A Prince began to distance himself from the rest of the field and finished under a hand drive, three lengths in front of Tom's A Rockin. Skyway Quinton rallied well to round out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Always A Prince returned $2.40 to his backers at the betting windows. "He's just getting better every start," Wrenn noted after the victory. "He seems to be getting more professional and you can do anything you want with him. It will be interesting when he has to work out a trip, he's had everything his way so far, but I really think he's the real deal." With the win, Always A Prince recorded his seventh seasonal victory and remains undefeated this season. Unraced as a two-year-old, the gelded son of Always A Virgin-Glorious Princess is trained by Jim Dailey. Owned by Kimberly Dailey and Carl & Melanie Atley, Always A Prince has now amassed $36,000 in lifetime purse earnings. Just a few races later, Jet Airway continued a winning streak of his own, taking the $21,000 Invitational Pace to score his ninth consecutive victory and third consecutive at Hoosier Park. Driven by LeWayne Miller, Jet Airway finished five lengths in front of his next closest competitor to stop the timer in 1:49.4. Trained by Dylan Davis, the seven-year-old son of Jereme's Jet-Aromatic has now won 11 of 17 seasonal outings. Owned in partnership by Michael Casalino Jr,, and Dylan Davis, Jet Airway has won 31 of 87 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $627,340. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Saturday, May 19 with a 12-race card starting at an adjusted post time of 7:10 p.m. Saturday's card will feature a $21,000 Invitational Trot and a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares. Also featured on Saturday, Hoosier Park will host a Psychic Fair Fundraiser to benefit the Animal Protection League (APL) of Anderson, Ind. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the lower level grandstands at Hoosier Park. Guests who donate $10 to APL during the event will receive a free psychic reading. All proceeds will go to the Animal Protection League. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 9, 2018 - It was a night ruled by longshots at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 9 resulting in carryovers in the Pick-5 and Hoosier High-5 pools. With that, Hoosier Park has announced three signature wagering opportunities providing remarkable value to horseplayers for Thursday's 13-race harness racing card. With a carry-over in excess of $5,000, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will offer a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 pool for the Thursday night program at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In addition, the Hoosier High-5 went unsolved on Wednesday, resulting in a $9,792.98 carryover and will feature a $25,000 Guaranteed Pool on Thursday. This is in addition to the $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool offered on Thursday nights in Races 3-6. The Pick-5, which offers a 50-cent minimum wager, begins in the ninth race and will continue through the thirteenth race of the program. Approximate post time for the first leg of the wager, the ninth race, is 8:58 p.m. (EDT). The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Hoosier Park and features an industry low takeout of 12% with a 20 cent minimum wager. The Hoosier High-5 is responsible for the biggest payout of the 2017 season with a $23,540.26 winning ticket paid out in early May. The Pick-4, which offers a 50-cent minimum wager, begins in the third race and will continue through the sixth race. Approximate post time for the first leg of the wager, the third race, is 7:09 p.m. (EDT). Free past performances for the sequences will be available on the USTA website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on the handicapping section of Hoosier Park's website. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer these signature wagers for the action packed 13-race card on Thursday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 5, 2018 - Driver Sam Widger joined elite company, harness racing's 6,000-win club, after he piloted Shady Caroline to victory in the co-featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 5. The 1:51 victory marked the second consecutive Hoosier Park victory for Shady Caroline and a career milestone for the 54-year-old reisnman. Widger entered the program just four wins shy of the milestone and he got to work quickly taking the first race of the evening behind Always A Z Tam for trainer Walter Haynes Jr. Widger teamed up with the Haynes stable for another winner on the program a little later in the evening as Martz Time was home a winner in gate to wire fashion in 1:55.1. Widger's other victory on the program was behind Au D Lox Bluegrass for trainer Jeff Cullipher. Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager, Rick Moore, along with Widger's friends, were in the winner's circle to congratulate and acknowledge his accomplishment. "On behalf of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, I'd like to congratulate Sam on win number 6,000," Moore noted. "That is quite the accomplishment. We couldn't be more proud to have Sam as part of the Hoosier Park driving colony and he is a great ambassador for the sport. We wish Sam continued success for the remainder of this season and throughout his career. We look forward to watching him win many more races at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino." Now in his 32nd season as a driver, Widger recorded his best season to date in 2017 with purse earnings surpassing the $3.5 million mark. The veteran reinsman has gone over the $3 million mark in purse earnings four times in the last eight years and has finished among the top ten drivers at Hoosier Park every season he has competed. Widger also received a spot in the Hoosier Park history books when he guided Bolt The Duer to victory in the 2013 installment of Hoosier Park's most prestigious race, the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational. Widger also recorded his 5,000 driving win at Hoosier Park in 2014. Widger is currently third on the 2018 leading driver standings at Hoosier Park with 38 trips to the winner's circle and over $350,000 in purse earnings. Trace Tetrick leads all drivers with 68 victories while John DeLong is just behind him in second with 47 wins. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, May 8 with a 12-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. Emily Gaskin Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 27, 2018 - Never Say Never N and Trace Tetrick made their second Hoosier Park start a winning one as they found the harness racing winner's circle in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 27. Utilizing a :26.2 final quarter, the Dover Downs invader came flying late in the mile to prevail in a tight photo over K Ryan Bluechip and Peter Wrenn and stop the timer in 1:51. Unhurried from the gate, Never Say Never N floated out to find a spot along the rail in fifth in the compact field of six. Dale Decker had Night Pro, the heavy betting favorite, out and firing and he quickly grabbed the lead through the opening panel in :26.2. New Talent and Todd Warren were content to sit the pocket while K Ryan Bluechip was next in line, third. Night Pro reached the second station in :55.3 before being joined on the outside by Meadowbrook Tiger and Sam Widger. The field began to tighten as they turned for home through the three-quarter clocking in 1:24. Night Pro was able to put away Meadowbrook Tiger but the rest of the field loomed large in the background. New Talent tipped from the pocket to make a bid at Night Pro and with it, K Ryan Bluechip advanced up the rail. Tetrick tipped Never Say Never N to the far outside and he exploded to the front. K Ryan Bluechip dug in gamely along the rail but Never Say Never N was able to put a nose in front in the final strides of the mile. Sent off as the public's second choice, Never Say Never N returned $7.80 to his backers at the betting windows. Trained by Dylan Davis, the five-year-old son of Bettor's Delight-Maid In Splendor scored his fifth seasonal victory from 14 outings. Owned by Thomas A. Lazzaro, Never Say Never N has now won 13 of 41 lifetime starts while amassing $175,448 in lifetime purse earnings. The victory was one of five wins on the evening for Hoosier Park's leading driver, Trace Tetrick. Tetrick also guided Always A Prince to victory in the $15,000 Jerry Landess Series Final for trainer Jim Dailey. With a final time of 1:51.2, the sophomore son of Always A Virgin-Glorious Princess swept the Jerry Landess Series and is undefeated in four starts as a three-year-old. Unraced as a two-year-old, Always A Prince is owned in connection by Carl L. and Melanie D. Atley and Kimberly Dailey. Just two races later, Tetrick found the winner's circle with Cinnamack in the $15,000 The Winner's Circle OTB Pacing Series Final. The 1:50.4 final time established a new lifetime mark for the sophomore colt who remains undefeated in three starts this season. Trained by Shane Bowermaster, Cinnamack is sired by McArdle out of Armbro Cinnamon, making him a half-brother to the 2017 North America Cup champion, Fear The Dragon. Cinnamack is bred and owned by Emerald Highlands Farm. Tetrick also scored with Savannah Smiles for trainer Shane Bowermaster and scored earlier on the program with Southwind Scorpion for trainer Tyler George. Live racing will resume at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 28 with a 12-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30pm, live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-April 7, 2018 - Inverse Hanover and driver John DeLong found the harness racing winner's circle for the second consecutive week at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, this time in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, on Saturday, April 7. After a convincing win against conditioned company last week, Inverse Hanover responded gamely to a bump in class to stop the timer in 1:52.4 and just missed her recently established lifetime mark by two fifths of a second. DeLong sent Inverse Hanover away from the gate firing to grab the early lead from post five through an opening panel in :26.4. Kak's Shark Attack and Todd Warren quickly grabbed a pocket seat while Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. were next in line third. Inverse Hanover clicked off fractions of :56.3 and 1:25.3 and began to distance herself from the rest of the field. Turning for home, Pistol Packin Mama and Trace Tetrick used a determined stretch rally to try to reel in the leader but Inverse Hanover was too strong. Utilizing a :27.1 final quarter, Inverse Hanover finished nearly a length in front of Pistol Packin Mama. Ubettorbeturlife and Brandon Bates rounded out the trifecta. As the 3-5 betting favorite, Inverse Hanover returned $3.20 at the betting windows. Trained by Jeff Cullipher, the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Ideal Newton recorded her fourth win of the season from five starts. Inverse Hanover has now won nine of 25 lifetime starts while increasing her lifetime bankroll to $182,980. She is owned by the partnership of Jeff Cullipher and Thomas Pollack. Live racing will resume at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, April 10 with a 10-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30pm, live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-March 23, 2018 - Horsemen should be advised that the harness racing qualifying races at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino scheduled for Saturday, March 24, will be moved to Monday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m., due to the impending winter storm. The qualifying races have already been drawn and can be found by clicking here. Hoosier Park's jog track will remain open for training throughout the weekend. Those with questions are encouraged to call the race office. The annual night-time dress rehearsal program is still slated for Wednesday, March 28 and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Qualifiers will continue to follow a Wednesday and Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet, with an estimated start time of 10 a.m. Horsemen are advised that the condition sheet for the opening week of live racing are posted on Hoosier Park's website. Live racing will kick off on Friday, March 30. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through November 10, 2018. For more information on the upcoming racing season, please log on to www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.--March 8, 2018 -- Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2018 live harness racing season. Both internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, and any equine related fields. The internship program is designed to give applicable marketing experience while simultaneously discovering and learning the many facets of the harness racing industry. The Race Marketing interns will have the opportunity to work alongside industry and media professionals in an exciting, fast-paced environment. Each intern will be expected to assist the Race Marketing Department with a variety of promotional events, racing activities, and programs in a customer-service based atmosphere. The race marketing interns will assist with the daily production of the live racing program along with various group and charity events. The interns will also be challenged to write blog pieces, develop and maintain new marketing contests, along with public relations and social media assignments. This opportunity is ideal for college students looking for an exciting internship in the horse racing industry or students seeking internship accreditation opportunities in related fields. The positions require an energetic, self-starter with strong communication skills, organizational skills, and experience in social media applications. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work weekends and evenings. Experience in the horse racing industry is beneficial but not required. This paid assignment will run throughout the entirety of the live racing season. Hoosier Park's 25th season of live harness racing will kick off on March 30 and be conducted through November 10. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will offer a very lucrative stakes program throughout the season highlighted by the 25th anniversary of the Dan Patch Stakes on August 10. To apply for the Race Marketing internship at Hoosier Park, please send resume and cover letter to: Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-March 13, 2018 - With the return of live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino just a few weeks away, final preparations for the 2018 season are well underway throughout the property. Opening day of the 160-day meet is set for Friday, March 30. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., the live racing season will be conducted through November 10. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then commence a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the season. The barn area officially opened on Saturday, March 10 for those horsemen allotted stalls to begin moving in horses and equipment. The track opened for training on Monday, March 12 from the hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will remain open during these hours until live racing begins. Once racing begins, training hours will be from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. throughout the duration of the season. The track will be closed on Sundays and all days of training will be subject to weather permitting. The Paddock and ship-in area will also be open for those horsemen wishing to ship in and train. All horses entering the grounds must have all valid paperwork required before being allowed entry to the grounds. The first round of qualifiers is slated for Wednesday, March 14 with an estimated start time of 10 a.m. Qualifiers will continue to follow a Wednesday and Saturday schedule throughout the entirety of the season. The entry box closes for qualifiers one day prior at 10 a.m. until March 27and then the box will close at 1 p.m. going forward. The annual night-time dress rehearsal qualifying program is still slated for Wednesday, March 28 and will begin at 5:30 p.m. The evening round of qualifiers will allow horsemen, racing officials, and racing fans to watch qualifiers under the lights prior to the opening night program. Condition sheets and stakes schedules will be posted on Hoosier Park's website as soon as they are made available. Hoosier Park recently announced several overnight and late closing events to be contested in early April and May along with a variety of overnight series for Indiana-sired horses. All of the overnight series will be on Hoosier Park's condition sheets and more information can be found on Hoosier Park's website by clicking here. The opening of the backside and beginning of the live racing season will be the official unveiling of a number of facility enhancements as well. During the off season, Hoosier Park began, and is currently in the final stages of, installing a new metal roof on the paddock. In addition, the dormitories are also undergoing improvements in preparation for the upcoming season. New restrooms and facility upgrades are in the works and expected to be completed in early spring. Construction is expected to begin soon on new a state-of-the-art track maintenance building that will house the track equipment, employee offices and restrooms. Completion date is expected by late fall. Building upon the successes of the 2017 live race meet, Hoosier Park's 25th season of live harness racing will offer a very lucrative stakes program throughout the season highlighted by the 25th anniversary of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes on August 10. Emily Gaskin Race Marketing Manager, Commentator & Publicist

ANDERSON, Ind.-March 8, 2018 - Due to the unfortunate recent EHV-1 outbreak, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will implement an updated policy, which supersedes any previous policies regarding EHV-1, effective immediately. All horses must have a current negative coggins test (within 1 year) and a current EHV (rhino) vaccination (within 6 months) on file in the racing office and must be dated and signed by the veterinarian. In addition, ALL horses originating from out of state must present a valid Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate) dated within 72 hours of entry with the horse's temperature recorded on the certificate. Documents must be presented at the stable gate upon arrival or horses will not be permitted to enter the stable area. Hoosier Park is also implementing increased biosecurity measures on the backside prior to its' opening on March 10. Those planning to race and or stable at Hoosier Park are advised to check back regularly for any updates. The barn area will officially open on Saturday, March 10 for those horsemen allotted stalls to begin moving in horses and equipment. The track will open for training on Monday, March 12. The Paddock and ship-in area will also be open starting March 12 for those horsemen wishing to ship-in and train. All days of training will be subject to weather permitting. Building upon the successes of the 2017 live race meet, Hoosier Park's 25th season of live harness racing will kick off on March 30, 2018. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Friday, Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday, Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through November 10, 2018. Emily Gaskin

Anderson, Ind.-November 17, 2017 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded their 2017 harness racing season with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Friday, November 17. In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded. On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his fourth consecutive and sixth leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who led the standings from start to finish, was officially recognized as the 2017 leading driver with 366 victories while amassing over $4.6 million in purse earnings throughout the 163-day season. Sam Widger finished second with 331 victories with John DeLong in third with 223 trips to the winner's circle. The Southern Illinois native started driving in 2003 and has since surpassed the $44 million mark in purse earnings in the bike. As the all-time leading driver in Hoosier Park history, Tetrick is on track to record his best season to date in 2017 with over $6.5 million in purse earnings and counting. Tetrick also captured two Breeders Crown titles at Hoosier Park earlier in October. "This year was incredibly special for me, especially with the two Breeders Crown wins," Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "I want to thank the owners and trainers for believing in me and giving me the opportunity, without them, I wouldn't be here." "I've had a lot of momentum all year," he continued. "That certainly helps. The support of my family and friends has been great. I really appreciate the opportunity to show up every night and do what I love." For the first time since 2005, the battle for winning trainer resulted in a tie. Jamie Macomber and Jeff Cullipher each ended the season with 92 wins to earn the honors as the season's top trainers at Hoosier Park. Don Cromer and Dan Perdue tied for leading trainer honors in 2005 with 31 wins. It was the first leading trainer title for both Macomber and Cullipher. Heading into the evening's 14-race card just one win separated the top pair. Macomber's Ramblingamblinman found the winner's circle with Peter Wrenn in the bike. Just a few races later, Cullipher evened the score after back to back wins with Coal Hanover and Ideal Rocky, respectively. After 10 years managing Ron Burke's Indiana stable, 2017 was Macomber's first season operating a public stable with her husband, Ricky, Macomber. The daughter of Ohio-based trainer Tim Rucker and his wife, Debbie, now finds herself with a leading trainer title and a Breeders Crown champion to her credit. Macomber trained Beckhams Z Tam who was victorious in the $527,500 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers earlier this month at Hoosier Park in 1:51.1. In addition to the Breeders Crown victory, horses from the Macomber stable earned over $1.7 million in purse earnings throughout the 163-day meet at Hoosier Park. "What an unbelievable year, I just have to keep pinching myself," Macomber noted. "With a win in the Breeders Crown and now standing here for leading trainer alongside Jeff, it's been truly unbelievable. I can't thank everyone enough that has supported me this year, my owners, my team, everyone." Raised by a family rich in harness racing tradition, Jeff Cullipher has quickly made a name for himself as a trainer at Hoosier Park. The 46-year-old Henderson, KY native is no new comer to the sport of harness racing. A driver since 1988 and trainer since 1991, Cullipher has over 30 years of harness racing experience to his credit. After finishing fourth in the trainer standings last year, his stable earned over $1 million throughout the 2017 season to find him atop the standings. "It's been a great year," Cullipher said. "This is one of the toughest places to race in the country so if you can make it here, I think you are doing alright. I have to thank my owners and my team who have helped me get here, it really is a team effort." The Friday night program wrapped up an extremely successful season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to thank all of the fans and horsemen who helped make the 2017 season at Hoosier Park an overwhelming success. "We would like to thank all the horsemen and racing fans that contributed to the successful 2017 season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino," Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager of Racing, Rick Moore noted. "Their support, along with the hard work and dedication from the entire Hoosier Park team, made for a tremendous season and we are already looking forward to next season." For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-November 15, 2017 - Harness racing driver Darrell Wright recorded the 5,000th win of his career after he piloted Harveybear to victory in a conditioned pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, November 15. The 1:57.1 victory marked the first win of the season for the three-year-old gelded son of He's All That-Mother'sday Dream and a major career milestone for the 55-year-old Michigan native. Wright made his game winning move down the backside and was able to hold off all challengers late in the mile to get the win by a head. Harveybear has now won four of 17 lifetime outings and established a new lifetime best in the process. The accomplishment was a family affair as Wright trains Harveybear, who is also owned by his daughter, Mariah Wright. Starting his driving career under the direction of his father, Wright grew up working around horses and made his first start in 1982. Now in his 36th season as a driver, Wright has since amassed over $17 million in lifetime purse earnings in the bike. In addition to his driving accolades, Wright is an accomplished trainer as well-responsible for 188 winners and over $1 million in purse earnings throughout his training career. He has campaigned multiple stakes winners and won races at tracks all over the country. "I was always involved with horses growing up but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do," Wright mentioned after the win. "I won my first race at Jackson Harness Raceway and I was hooked after that." "It felt good to get that one," he continued. "A lot of hours involved and a lot of hard work to get here but it feels good." Hoosier Park's Vice President and General Manager, Rick Moore, along with Wright's friends and family were standing by to congratulate and acknowledge his accomplishment. "On behalf of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, I'd like to congratulate Darrell on win number 5,000," Moore noted. "5,000 victories is a true testament to his many years of success in the sport of harness racing. We wish Darrell continued success throughout his career and we look forward to watching him win many more races at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino." Wright is currently among the top 25 drivers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with 14 wins on the season. Trace Tetrick, Hoosier Park's all-time leading driver, currently leads all drivers with 360 wins from 1740 outings while bankrolling over $4.5 million in purse earnings this season. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, November 16 with 10-race card featuring a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in races 3-6. The 163-day harness racing season will be conducted through November 17. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-November 4, 2017 - Fresh off the heels of a successful Breeders Crown weekend, Grand Circuit harness racing action was back in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, November 4. The evening's 12-race card was highlighted by the $140,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old filly trotters, The $125,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies, The $235,000 Carl Erskine Memorial for three-year-old colt trotters, and The $245,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, many of which featured rematches from the Breeders Crown finals. After finishing second to divisional leader Ariana G in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot last week, Ice Attraction rebounded gamely and turned in a dominant performance to capture the $140,000 Crossroads of America Stakes in 1:53.3 with Trace Tetrick in the bike. Tasked with the outside post nine, Ice Attraction left alertly for position but so did a host of others. Overdraft Volo and Andy Miller were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :27 but quickly yielded the lead to That's All Moni and Mark MacDonald just before the half. That's All Moni dictated fractions of :55.2 and 1:24.2 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Unable to find a spot along the rail, Ice Attraction was parked for the entirety of the mile but continued to press on to the lead. As the field turned for home, Ice Attraction was matching strides with the leader before she utilized a :29 final quarter to get the win by two and half lengths. After a ground-saving trip, Overdraft Volo rallied for second while That's All Moni held on for third place honors. As the 4-5 favorite, Ice Attraction returned $3.80 for the win. Sired by Muscle Hill out of the Conway Hall mare The Ice Queen, Ice Attraction is trained by Ake Svanstedt who also co-owns the filly with Douglas Sipple, Mal and Janet Burroughs, and Little E LLC. Recording her sixth victory in 19 starts this season and her ninth in 28 overall, Ice Attraction has bankrolled $490,842 in lifetime purse earnings. Ice Attraction In the very next race on the program, Agent Q and driver David Miller found the winner's circle and delivered as the heavy betting favorite to take the $125,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial. Stopping the timer in 1:51.1, Agent Q became the sport's newest millionaire with the victory. Leaving from post four, Miller sent Agent Q away from the gate just enough to grab a pocket seat behind the pace-setting Idyllic Beach and Mark MacDonald. Idyllic Beach breezed through fractions of :26.3 and :55.3 before being joined on the outside by Bettor's Up and Doug McNair. While the damage was being done on the front, Agent Q loomed large in the background. Utilizing the Hoosier Park passing lane, Agent Q kicked clear of Idyllic Beach to get the win by three-parts of a length. Rockin Serena and Peter Wrenn rallied well late in the lane to round out the trifecta. As the publics' choice, Agent Q returned $4.00 to her backers at the betting windows. "The track was dry tonight and I think it suited her a little better this week," Trainer Aaron Lambert noted in the winner's circle. "She's all heart. She tries hard every week and loves her job. We were glad she went over a $1 million with this win, that's what we were aiming for." With the win, Agent Q has now won 12 of 26 lifetime outings. The daughter of Western Terror-Teenage Paige is owned in partnership by Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing, and Robert K. Muscara. Agent Q Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, the three-year-old trotting colts were up next and it was International Moni who was able to turn the tables in the $235,000 Carl Erskine Trot. After finishing third in the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old trotting colts last week, International Moni and Scott Zeron turned in a near gate to wire performance to pull the slight 6-1 upset, scoring in 1:53. After trouble behind the gate, Breeders Crown Champion What The Hill finished off the board. Devious Man and Andy Miller left alertly from post seven to grab the early lead through the opening panel in :27.1. Zeron wasted no time as he had International Moni pointed to the front and the duo grabbed the lead just before the half in :55.2. International Moni looked strong on the front reaching the three-quarter clocking in 1:24 but What The Hill and David Miller were applying pressure first-over. As the field turned for home, Devious Man tipped from the pocket late in the lane but International Moni was up to the task, digging in gamely to get the win by a head. "We just got caught too far back last week," assistant trainer Domenico Cecere noted in the winner's circle. "The plan was to get out of there this week. He is a great horse so I knew even if they got to him he would fight them off." "We plan to give him a rest after this," he continued. "We hope to get him ready for a big 4-year-old campaign." International Moni is sired by Love You out of the great Moni Maker. With the win, International Moni recorded his ninth victory from 15 seasonal outings and pushed his lifetime bankroll to $714,412 for his connections at Moni Maker Stable. International Moni The final stakes race of the evening was the $245,000 Monument Circle for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings and it was Downbytheseaside who avenged his runner-up finish in the $527,500 Breeders Crown Final in a big way. With Chris Page in the bike, Downbytheseaside was untouchable down the stretch, stopping the timer in 1:48.3. The 1:48.3 clocking established a new lifetime best for the Brian Brown trainee and was also just a fifth of a second off the track record for three-year-old pacing colts, a record set by Freaky Feet Pete in 2015. Downbytheseaside settled along the rail in third through the opening quarter in a snappy :26.2 set by Miso Fast and Matt Kakaley. Page gave Downbytheseaside the green light just before the half and he ranged up to grab the lead at the second station in :53.1. The swift pace continued through the three-quarters in 1:20.2 as Downbytheseaside braced for the stretch drive. Funknwaffles and Corey Callahan were on the attack first-over with the rest of the field closing in. Page asked his mount for more and Downbytheseaside responded with a :28.1 final panel to hold off a late-surge from Filibuster Hanover and David Miller. Rock N Tony and Trace Tetrick also rallied well late to get up for a third place finish. As the 8-5 favorite, Downbytheseaside returned $5.40 at the betting windows. "That was a big mile," Page noted after the win. "I was a little nervous turning for home, I knew were going a good clip but this horse is so game. He's everything you want in a horse. He's beautiful; you can do anything you want with him, and he's very, very game." The three-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Sprig Hanover is conditioned by Brian Brown and owned by Country Club Acres, J. Sbrocco, R. Lombardo, and Diamond Creek Racing Stable. Downbytheseaside has now won 19 of 32 lifetime trips behind the gate while amassing $1,903,028 in lifetime purse earnings. Downbytheseaside Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, November 7. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 17. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.; - Oct. 27, 2017 - Rain settled into the area and made racing conditions muddy, but the inclement weather didn't come close to dampening the spirits of harness racing fans as they witnessed history in the making. The first of two nights of the Breeders Crown Championships brought in a full house ready to see the best horses in North America vie for divisional honors. The evening played host to six of the 12 divisional races, including Open Mares Trot and Pace, the two and three-year-old filly trotters, and the three-year-old filly trotters and pacers. Many favorites proved why they were tagged as favorites throughout the night with Manchego establishing a little history of her own. The two-year-old trotting filly tied her sire's record, matching Muscle Hill's perfect season of 12 for 12 in 2009. It also marked one of three wins on the card for Trainer Jimmy Takter, who also scored wins with the three-year-old trotting filly Ariana G and the Open pacing mare Pure Country, who was a surprise to fans, paying $31.00 to win. "Despite the inclement weather, we are amazed at the enthusiasm for our attendance and competitive racing on our first Breeders Crown night at Hoosier Park," said Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming. "We value and appreciate all of the partnerships that had a part in tonight's successful event. Together, we have elevated the Indiana racing industry and for that, we are so grateful." The program included 14 races, with Race 7 through Race 12 dedicated to the Breeders Crown Championships. An international audience through simulcast venues added to the racing fans in attendance at Hoosier Park wagered a total of $1,773,829 for the night. A total of $1,028,238 was wagered on the six Breeders Crown races. The second evening of Breeders Crown Championships resumes Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Once again, Races 7 through 12 will feature the Breeders Crown races, which will include the two and three-year-old colt trotters, the two and three-year-old colt and gelding pacers, the Open Pace, and the much anticipated Open Trot. A total of 10 Indiana sired horses have been scattered throughout the Breeders Crown Championships and will be capped off with the appearance of the standout Indiana sired trotting mare, Hannelore Hanover, who will go up against her male counterparts in the Open Trot, kicking off the first Breeders Crown Championships in Race 7 with an estimated post time of 8:12 p.m. Pure Country Emily Gaskin

ANDERSON, Ind.-October 22, 2017 - With a carry-over of $15,673, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $40,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool for Tuesday, October 24 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager for the action packed 14-race harness racing card on Tuesday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. In the last race of the evening, Rock N Tony sat the pocket and exploded past his rivals to pull the 28-1 upset in the final Breeders Crown elimination of the evening for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Scoring in 1:50.2, Rock N Tony held off a late surge from Blood Line and Mark Macdonald who were sent off at odds of 41-1. Beckham's Z Tam and Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied well to finish third at 45-1. The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Hoosier Park and features a reduced takeout of 12%. The Hoosier High-5 was approved and added to the wagering menu at the beginning of the 2016 harness racing season and has been well received by the betting public. The Hoosier High-5 is responsible for the season's biggest payout to date in 2017 with a $23,540.26 winning ticket paid out in early May. Saturday's 14-race card wrapped up a successful weekend of Breeders Crown eliminations. The $6 million Breeders Crown finals will be hosted at Hoosier Park on Friday, October 27 and October 28. The first race on both Breeders Crown evenings will take place at an adjusted post time of 6:00 p.m. EDT. More information on the 2017 Breeders Crown can be found at www.hoosierpark.com/2017breederscrown. Live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues through Friday, Nov. 17 with a regular first post time of 6:30 p.m. Emily Gaskin

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