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

ANDERSON, IN.-June 13, 2018 - Just days after announcing a record Guaranteed Hoosier-High 5 pool, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is upping the ante with a $75,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 pool for Thursday, June 14. With a four-day carry-over in excess of $30,000, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager on the evening's 13-race card on Thursday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The Pick-5, which offers a 50-cent minimum wager, will begin 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). Free past performances for the Pick-5 sequence 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 the $75,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 pool in addition to the regularly scheduled $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool in Races 3-6. Both wagers offer a 50-cent minimum wager. Live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule, with a daily post time of 6:30 pm. The 160-day, all harness racing meet 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.-  With a carry-over of in excess of $19,000, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced the largest guaranteed pool to date, a $50,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool, for Tuesday, June 12 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 11-race card on Tuesday that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday's card will also feature a $3,031.29 carryover in the Pick-5 sequence. In the last race of the evening, Bossy Pants utilized a ground saving trip to explode past her rivals and pull the 8-1 upset in a conditioned pace for fillies and mares. Scoring in 1:52.4, Bossy Pants scored her first win of the season from seven starts and established a new lifetime best for trainer Joe Seekman. The Hoosier High-5, also known as the pentafecta, is featured in the last race of every program at Hoosier Park with a 20-cent minimum wager and features a reduced takeout of 12%. 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. Free past performances for the Hoosier High-5 sequence will be available on the USTA website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on the handicapping section of Hoosier Park's website. 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 at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN .-June 2, 2018-It was a good week to be Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's leading driver Trace Tetrick as he made a clean sweep, winning all four divisions, of the opening round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Tetrick completed that feat after he steered Dee Rocks to victory in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies, on Saturday, June 2. With a final time of 1:51.2, Dee Rocks staged an incredible rally late in the lane to score her first win of the season and establish a new lifetime best in the process. Saddled with the outside post nine, Dee Rocks was unhurried from the gate and got away a worrisome eighth in the field of ten. Virgin Eyes and Michael Oosting protected their rail position to reach the first quarter in a blistering :25.4. Skyway Royalty and LeWayne Miller benefitted from a pocket trip while Always Woggy and Peter Wrenn were next in line third. Always Woggy wanted her turn on the front and she grabbed the lead just past the half as the torrid pace continued through middle splits of :54.2 and 1:23.4. As the field rounded the final turn, Sam Widger had LA Always A Martini applying pressure first-over with the post time favorite Voom Or Bang and Dale Hiteman well placed second-over. The quick fractions began to take its toll on Always Woggy and just as she began to retreat, Dee Rocks was winding up to strike from the back of the field. Tetrick tipped Dee Rocks three-wide and she utilized a :26.4 final quarter to get the win by a length and a half over Voom Or Bang. Gate Speed and Brandon Bates also rallied well late to round out the trifecta. As the publics' third choice, De Rocks returned $10.80 to her backers at the betting windows. "I think the start last week helped tighten her up," Tetrick noted after the win. "They made some equipment changes that made her a little handier tonight. I thought it was best to take a trip and try to see who I could follow. I knew they would carry us a long way, she's a very talented filly and did the rest." Trained by Dossie Minor, the homebred daughter of Rockin Image-Incredible Katie is owned by Ronald Phillips and John Carver. Dee Rocks has now won 12 of 16 lifetime outings while sending her lifetime earnings over the $200,000 mark with the win. The win capped off a great week for Tetrick who won 13 races on the week, including the three other divisions of the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals earlier in the week. "I'm just very appreciative to be able to drive good horses for great people," Tetrick noted of the accomplishment. "Everything worked out for us this week and the horses really showed up." Along with the stakes action, two track records were re-established on Saturday as horses sizzled over the Hoosier Park oval. Cue Hall, driven by LeWayne Miller, turned a pocket trip into a 1:52 score in the Open Trot to re-establish the track record for older trotting horses. The previous mark of 1:52.1 was set by Crescent Fashion and Ricky Macomber Jr. in 2017. Trained by Rod Boyd, Cue Hall recorded his second win of the season and establish a new lifetime best. The six-year-old son of Andover Hall-Curli Cue is owned by Robert J. Key. Just a few races later, Carol's Z Tam and Michael Oosting used similar pocket sitting tactics to blow past their rivals and stop the timer in 1:49, a new track record for older pacing mares. The previous mark of 1:49.2 was established in 2017 by Au D Lox Bluegrass. It was the second consecutive Hoosier Park victory for Carol's Z Tam and a new lifetime best. Trained by Jamie Macomber, the four-year-old daughter of Always A Virgin-Electric Sparkle has now won three of nine seasonal outings and 12 of 42 lifetime. Owned by Z Tam Stables LLC, Carol's Z Tam has bankrolled $307,954 in lifetime purse earnings. Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, June 5 with a 12-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN.-June 1, 2018-Sophomore pacing colts were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the opening round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on Friday, June 1. After tasting defeat for the first time eight starts in his elimination last week, Always A Prince and Trace Tetrick rebounded gamely to find the winner's circle in 1:49.2. The 1:49.2 clocking was a new lifetime best and equaled the fastest mile of the season over the Hoosier Park oval through 44 nights of racing. Leaving from the trailing post position ten, Always A Prince changed up his front-running tactics to settle along the rail in fifth. Jeopardy and Brandon Bates were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :26.4 while the rest of the field sorted out early positions. Shnitzledosomethin and Peter Wrenn, the slight post time favorite, were pointed to the front down the backside and grabbed command just before the second station in :54.3. Shnitzledosomethin was still calling the shots at the three-quarter clocking in 1:22.1 but Always A Prince was on the attack, first-over with Gerardo and Luke Plano in tow. Shnitzledosomethin looked strong on the front but Tetrick asked his mount for more and Always A Prince found another gear. Utilizing a :27.1 final quarter, Always A Prince edged past a game Shnitzledosomethin to get the win by a length. Gerardo rallied well to round out the trifecta at 57-1. Always A Prince returned $4.80 at the betting windows for the victory. "He was as sharp as I've ever seen him tonight," Tetrick said in the winner's circle. "I obviously wanted a helmet to follow but that's not the way the race worked out. He's a true professional. He acts like an aged horse; you can do anything you want with him. He loves his job and is an extremely talented colt." It was the type of performance that surely would have put a smile on recently departed trainer Bill Dailey's face. With the win, Always A Prince recorded his eighth seasonal victory from just nine starts. Unraced as a two-year-old, the gelded son of Always A Virgin-Glorious Princess is owned by Kimberly Dailey and Carl & Melanie Atley and has now amassed $78,500 in lifetime purse earnings. Earlier on the evening's 13-race card, Ricky Macomber Jr. steered Rocky's Z Tam to a 1:49.2 victory to record the fastest mile of the 2018 season at Hoosier Park. It was one of three winners on the program for trainer Jamie Macomber and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. who also found the winner's circle with Just N Ace in the $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes consolation for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings and Sir Mammo in a conditioned pace. Indiana Sires Stakes action continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 2 with the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park  

ANDERSON, IN .-May 31, 2018 - Fiftydallarbill and Trace Tetrick made a clean sweep of the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action after they captured the featured harness racing event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, May 31. With a final time of 1:53.4, the 2017 Breeders Crown two-year-old trotting colt champion is now two for two in 2018 and established a new lifetime best for the second consecutive week. Leaving from the rail, Tetrick floated Fifytdallarbill off the gate to settle along the pylons in fourth. Katkin American and James Yoder grabbed the early lead through the opening panel in : 27.3 but yielded the lead to All On Black and driver John DeLong just before the half. All On Black led the field through splits of :56.1 and 1:24.4 before ever feeling a threat from the rest of the field. Unable to wait any longer, Tetrick gave Fiftydallarbill the green light to commence his first-over journey and he was matching strides with the leader turning for home. Under mild urging, Fiftydallarbill opened up a quick, two-length advantage. Fiftydallarbill cruised on to the wire four lengths in front of All On Black while Batting Stats and Sam Widger rallied well to finish third. As the 1-5 favorite, Fiftydallarbill returned $2.60 to his backers for the victory. "He was very sharp tonight," Tetrick noted after the win. "I knew a bunch of them would leave and it's just the way the trip worked out for us. He's a true professional." Trained by William Crone, the Swan For All-Cr Dixie Chick sophomore colt recorded his ninth victory from 19 lifetime outings. With the win, Fiftydallarbill pushed his lifetime earnings over the $500,000 mark for owner John Barnard. Indiana Sires Stakes action continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 1 with the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN.-May 30, 2018-Indiana's 2017 two-year-old trotting filly of the year, Meadowbrook Grace, pulled off a series sweep to retain her perfect two-for -two sophomore record after she captured the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, May 30. Scoring in 1:53.3 with Trace Tetrick in the bike, Meadowbrook Grace recorded her second seasonal victory in the opening round of the stakes action and established a new lifetime best in the process. Leaving from post five in a talented field of ten, Meadowbrook Grace was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in fifth while a host of others left alertly for position. Custom Cantab and Peter Wrenn followed the wings of the gate out from post eight to get the first call through the opening panel in :27.3. O So Easy and Verlin Yoder were also involved in the early mix from post nine and pressed on to the front to grab command just past the half in :56.4. Custom Cantab was content to sit the pocket with Southerntucky and Dale Hiteman following along in third. O So Easy was still calling the shots through the third station in 1:26 but Meadowbrook Grace was on the attack first-over with Sarabi As and Elliot Deaton in tow. Using a :27.2 final panel, Meadowbrook Grace was able to wear down O So Easy and hold off a late surge from Sarabi As. Custom Cantab utilized a ground saving trip to round out the trifecta. As the heavy betting favorite, Meadowbrook Grace returned $4.00 for the victory. "She's come back really strong and sound this season," Tetrick noted after the victory. "She's very handy and is really easy to manage for a trotting filly. There was a pretty good head wind in the stretch tonight but good horses go right through it and that's what she did tonight." Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Swan For All-Chip's Goddess recorded her sixth victory from 12 lifetime outings. With the win, Meadowbrook Grace pushed her lifetime earnings to $223,450 for owners Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company. Indiana Sires Stakes action continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, May 31 with the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The evening's 13-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence in Races 3-6. Free past performances for the sequence will be available on the USTA website. Expert selections and handicapping tools are also available on the handicapping section of Hoosier Park's website. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, Ind.-May 25, 2018-The Hoosier state's three-year-old pacing colts were in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 25 to square off in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action and as predicted, the sophomore colts opened their series in impressive fashion. Each colt was aiming to earn a spot in the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final slated for June 1 at Hoosier Park. In the opening division, Rockinbeach utilized a ground saving trip to hand Always A Prince his first loss of the season. With Ricky Macomber Jr. in the bike, Rockinbeach used a :26.1 final quarter and the inside passing lane to track down the pace-setting Always A Prince and Trace Tetrick late in the lane to score in 1:50.2. With the win, the Jamie Macomber trainee recorded his second win of the season and established a new lifetime best in the process. The biggest upset of the night came in the very next division when Real Peace and Mike Oosting staged a big rally late in the lane to score in 1:53.2. Around The Horn LD and Trace Tetrick did much of the heavy lifting on the front and as the field turned for home, Real Peace found another gear and kicked home in :27.1 to get the win. Trained by Mike Brink, the three-year-old gelded son of Real Desire-Peace notched his first win of the season from three starts and sixth lifetime victory from 15 outings. Shnitzledosomethin looked every the bit the part of a 3-5 favorite as he used a gate to wire effort to score his first victory of the season, in his first outing, in 1:51.1. Driven by regular pilot Peter Wrenn, Shnitzledosomethin left aggressively from post two to dictate fractions of :28.4, :56.3, and 1:23.4 before cruising home to a two length victory. Trained by Dylan Davis, the son of Fred And Ginger-Summer N Sand bankrolled $355,337 throughout his two-year-old campaign, including a second place finish in the $600,000 Breeders Crown final for two-year-old pacing colts. In the final division of the night, Jeopardy and John DeLong turned a pocket trip into a 1:51.2 score. Romantic Interest and Trace Tetrick set splits of :26.1, :54.4, and 1:23.4 before feeling pressure from the rest of the field. Jeopardy found a :27.1 final quarter to surge past his rivals by nearly two lengths. Trained by Erv Miller, the gelded son of Rockin Image-Gottagetoutmore recorded his first win of the season and also established a new lifetime mark with the victory. It was also one of four wins on the evening's 13-race card for driver John DeLong. Indiana Sires Stakes action continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, May 26 with three divisions of $20,000 Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations for three-year-old pacing fillies. Saturday's 11-race card will also feature a $15,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool with $5,338.30 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 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday live racing schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.hoosierpark.com . by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

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

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