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Anderson, IN--- Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted its annual Hoosier Champions Night on Friday, October 16. Worth $2.5 million, the power-packed 15-race card featured four $270,00 Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final contests for sophomore and freshmen pacers as well as two $70,000 events for older mares, stallions and geldings of the same gait. The victors were repeat Indiana champions Tellmeaboutit, Rockin Nola, and Priceless as well as newly crowned titleholders Somethingbeautiful, JK Going West and Clever Character. Two-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the $270,000 Super Finals for the evening and it was Sometingbeautiful who capped off her perfect Indiana Sires Stakes season with a 1:51.4 victory. With driver Tim Tetrick in the bike, Somethingbeautiful was able to hold off a late surge from Hot Mess Express and Andy Miller to get the victory and deliver as the heavy betting favorite. "I talked to Dylan before the race and watched her race a few times," Tetrick noted after the victory. "She's obviously a super talented filly who loves to do her job, I just had to put her in the right spot." After an opening panel in :27.1, Somethingbeautiful moved to the lead down the backside and never looked back. She utilized a :26.4 final quarter to hold off a hard charging Hot Mess Express and Andy Miller.   Trained by Dylan Davis, Somethingbeautiful improved her lifetime record to 9-8-1-0 and equaled her established best with the victory. Owned in partnership by Howard Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo, the daughter of Always A Virgin--Summer N Sand has now earned $314,750 lifetime. The three-year-old pacing fillies were up next and it was Priceless (Andy Miller) who notched her second Indiana Sire Stakes championship in a lifetime best effort in 1:49.1. Making the lead before the first turn, Priceless, in her second start for new trainer Julie Miller, went the distance in this event for 3-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Rockin' Image-Btwnyurheartnmine defeated Mystical Carrie (Trace Tetrick) by 1-1/2 lenghts in 1:49.1. Genie Rockwell (James Yoder) was a first-up third, never threatening the winner while beaten 4-1/4 lengths. 'I wanted to control the race,' Miller said. Priceless, from post position eight, did exactly that through spritely intervals of :25.3, :54.1 and 1:22.1. Owned by Kevin Miller and Bert Hochsprung, Priceless now sports a record of 23-9-2-2 and has banked $546,944. The filly was victorious in the Indiana Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing filly Super final and eighth in last year's Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old pacing fillies after winning her $25,000 elimination. Jk Going West and driver, trainer LeWayne Miller staged an impressive rally and found late racing room to get up in the final strides of the mile to capture the $270,000 Super Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Stopping the timer in 1:51.4, JK Going West was able to overcome post position nine and survived a judges' inquiry to get the victory. "I really wasn't sure why there was an inquiry, I was nervous but I didn't think I did anything wrong," Miller noted after the victory. "My colt had all kinds of pace so I knew I had to find some room and as soon as I did--he really paced strong to the wire." Owned in partnership by Bill Beechy and David Ferch, JK Going West recorded his third win from 11 seasonal outs. The son of JK Endofanera--Southwest pushed his lifetime bankroll to $224,558 with the victory. In the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings division, it was Clever Character and Sam Widger who were also able to overcome post position nine to best their rivals and pull the 9-1 upset in the $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final. With a final time of 1:49.4, Clever Character dug in gamely late in the lane to get the victory and establish a new lifetime best in the process. "I've been watching this colt race for the last two seasons," Widger noted after the victory. "He's a very gritty colt. He doesn't need a perfect trip because he loves to hunt them down. The only problem when he clears them as quick as he did tonight is that he will wait on them. I am thankful to the connections for having confidence in me and letting me drive him." Trained by Ron Burke, Clever Character was recently acquired by the ownership partnership of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Frank Baldachino. The son of Tellitlikeitis--Ruby Delight recorded his third win of the season from 13 starts. Clever Character has now earned $375,965 lifetime. Tellmeaboutit (Peter Wrenn) added another Super Final score to his resume when he defeated a fast-closing Shamwow (LeWayne Miller) in 1:49 to capture the $76,000 Aged Pace. Ideal Ace (Stephen White) was third in the field of seven. After even-money favorite Little Rocket Man (Tim Tetrick) broke on the lead at the quarter pole through a first split of :26, Tellmeaboutit, who is conditioned by Alvin Miller, assumed that position and never looked back. The 4-year-old son of Tellitlikeitis-Portia Blue Chip established fractions of :54.2 and 1:22.1 prior to holding Shamwow at bay. Owned by Twila Harts and his trainer, the gelding now has a record of 41-15-10-9 and has earned $442,500. Rockin Nola (Joey Putnam) also added another Indiana Sires Stakes trophy to her collection after she was a convincing winner in the $50,000 Aged Mare Pace with driver Joey Putnam in the bike. Rockin Nola sped by leader Rockin Serena after the first quarter-mile in :26.2 to assume control and never looked back. She defeated It's Time For Fun (Kyle Wilfong) and Dojea Rita (Trace Tetrick) in 1:50.1 after setting fractions of :54.3 and 1:23.1. Owned by J P Racing and Suttons Bay Racing, the 4-year-old daughter of Rockin Image-Gottogetoutmore, who is trained by Joe Putnam, now has a record of 41-20-9-4 and has amassed $547,907 during her career. This is her third Indiana championship victory as she won the both the 2 and 3-year-old contest for her sex and gait. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Emily Ratcliff, for Harrah's Hoosier Park      

Anderson, IN--- On Friday (Oct. 16) Harrah's Hoosier Park hosted its annual Night of Champions. Worth $2.5 million, the power-packed 15-race card featured four $270,00 Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final contests for sophomore and freshmen trotters as well as two $70,000 events for older mares, stallions and geldings of the same gait. The victors were dual Indiana champions Grand Swan and Katkin American as well as newly crowned titleholders Bridge To Success, Swift Swanda, May Baby and Swan In Motion. Grand Swan (Lewayne Miller), glided to the finish line in front Morairtime (Jack Parker Jr.) and even-money favorite Compelling (Verlin Yoder) in the race for older female trotters. Grand Swan was content to sit in second out of the gate and remain in that position behind leader Morairtime through fractions of :28.1, :56.2 and 1:24.4. As the mares headed to the wire, Grand Swan soared past her rival and hit the wire in 1:53.1.   Trained by her pilot and owned by Never 2 Late Stable, Grand Swan Racing, Bruce Soulsby and Allen Weisenberg the 4-year-old daughter of Swan For All-Queen Mum is Breeders Crown eligible and now sports a career record of 38-21-5-5 and has earned $685,987 lifetime. Bridge To Success (John DeLong) captured the first $270,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super final event for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings in a lifetime best 1:54.4 for conditioner Roger Welch. The full brother to fellow Indiana champion Bride To Jesse's defeated Brookview Bolt (Sam Widger) and Swingforthefences (Peter Wrenn). Bridge To Success settled in sixth position as the wings closed off the gate and stayed in that spot for the first half-mile after favored Brookview Bolt led the field of 10 with fractions of :28.1 and :57.3. The gelding began to advance at the three-quarter pole and was tracking from second entering the stretch. With a final panel of :27.2, Bridge To Success outfinished Brookview Bolt to collect the second win of his debut campaign. Owned by William DeLong, William Patrick DeLong and Welch, the gelding, who is sired by Jailhouse Jesse and out of Bridge To Nowhere, is now 7-2-2-1 and has amassed $160,675 in purse money. Breeders Crown eligible Katkin American (James Yoder) provided his driver, who also serves as his trainer, with one of three triumphs on the evening when he dominated his competition in the division for older male trotters. Bridge To Jesse's (John DeLong) was a valiant second with Martini Show (Sam Widger) lighting up the toteboard in third at odds of more than 50-1. Yoder placed Katkin American in third at the start as Breeders Crown winner Fiftydallarbill (Trace Tetrick) led the field of nine through the first quarter-mile in swift :26.1. The 5-year-old son of Guccio-Katkin decided to take command and after clicking off fractions of :56.1 and 1:24.1, the gelding stopped the clock in a sparkling 1:51.4. Owned by Brett Boyd Racing Inc., Katkin American appears to be rounding into top form and seeks to add a Breeders Crown trophy to his two pieces of Hoosier hardware. The gelding boosted his bankroll to $311,950 and has a career record of 21-12-8-0. "This horse had the freshest legs going into this race," Yoder said. "He is a class act and I can't say enough good things about him." Swift Swanda (Trace Tetrick) defeated Country Girl Charm (LeWayne Miller) by a neck in 1:55.2, a new career mark, to capture the title for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Swan For All-Cheetah Hall was sixth for the first half of the contest as Queen Of All (Robert Taylor) led the field of 10 through the first panel in :27.1. Favored Shirley Goodness (Peter Wrenn) assumed command at the half-mile marker in :57.2. From there on in Swift Swanda steadily advanced with Country Girl Charm on her hooves to surge past Shirley Goodness who held for third. Owned by Anthony Lombardi and The Kales Company, the filly is now 10-6-1-1 and has banked $228,137. Swift Swanda is Breeders Crown eligible. "She's a pretty immature, green filly," Miller said. "She's really growing this year and just like Trace said she will make a great 3-year-old. Last week she relaxed a bit more in the turn and went off a bit. In the Kentuckiana (Stallion Management Stake on Sept. 9) she was too far back to get ahead. She's mainly been babied along because of immaturity." May Baby (James Yoder) collected her fourth consecutive victory en route to equaling the track record for her age, sex and gait in an impressive performance against nine sophomore rivals in the $270,000 Super Final for three-year-old trotting fillies. Also conditioned by Yoder, the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling bested last year's Indiana champion Rock Swan (Trace Tetrick) and Pretzel Party (Sam Widger) in 1:52.2. The filly sat in the garden spot as Rock Swan led the way in :27.2, :56 and 1:24.2. It appeared Rock Swan was going to hold her advantage to the finish line, but Yoder moved his charge to the inside and with an explosive turn of foot, May Baby flew past Rock Swan while easily widening her advantage to the wire. Owned by Cheyenne Yoder, May Baby was a finalist in last year's Breeders Crown and will contest that event again this season. She is now 20-13-3-1 and has earned $465,365. "She's small but she's got a big heart," Yoder said. "I kind of floated her out there to see where she would end up and it was on Rock Swan's back. She was a little on the right line so I went on the inside and it worked out. She is eligible for the Breeders Crown and if she comes out of this sound she will be there. My dad won the Breeders Crown a couple years ago (Verlin Yoder, Woodside Charm) so I'm hoping to follow in his footsteps." Swan In Motion (Ricky Macomber) overcame some traffic trouble to defeat Bluebird Deacon (Tim Tetrick) and Tj's Top Pick (Andy Miller) to become Indiana's 3-year-old colt and gelding trotting champion in 1:53.1. Trained by Macomber's wife, Jamie, the son of Swan For All-Keystone Sadie appeared to be locked in at the three-quarter pole in fifth place. As the field turned for home, Bluebird Deacon assumed the lead from Emma Town Bud after fractions of :27.3, :55.4 and 1:25.1. Emma Town Bud broke while on top and as the youngsters put in their bids to the wire, Swan In Motion proved best. Owned by M & M Racing and Norbert Maza, Swan In Motion is Breeders Crown eligible. He has a record of 21-8-7-2 and has collected $396,845 in purse money. "I always have confidence in this colt," Jamie said. "He has done nothing but make me happy. When he made that break (in the final of the sire stakes on Sept. 10) that was so uncharacteristic. We went above and beyond to get him to the winner's circle tonight. Ricky loves this colt more than anything, so he didn't to push him through his last qualifier. I promised him he would not run tonight and that was the most trot he has ever had. If it was up to me I would put him in the Breeders Crown, but I have to check with the owners on that." This year's Breeders Crown will be hosted for the second time in four years by Hoosier Park. The sport's championship events will commence on Oct. 23 and continue on Oct. 24 with eliminations. The finals for 2-year-olds will be held on Oct. 30 and the remaining finals will be on Oct. 31. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. by Kimberly French, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

Odds On Osiris will try to repeat as an Indiana Sire Stakes harness racing champion Friday at Harrah's Hoosier Park, where success could propel him to the Breeders Crown a week later when the event returns to Hoosier for the second time in four years.There is more than $2 million in purses Friday evening. A multiple Grand Circuit stakes winner in his career, Odds On Osiris topped this season's Indiana Sire Stakes standings for 3-year-old male pacers thanks to three wins and two seconds in the series. He heads to the final off back-to-back ISS victories, including a career-best 1:49.3 score last week at Hoosier. It was his first race since Sept. 18. "I thought he felt pretty good," driver Peter Wrenn said. "He handled that pretty easily. But it's racing and (Friday) is not going to be easy. Hopefully, the end result is good. He's a very nice horse. If everything goes right, he's got this week and if he comes out of it all right, we've got the Breeders Crown. "The only problem is I don't have enough of them (like him)," he added, laughing. "Other than that, everything is perfect." Odds On Osiris has won four of eight races this year and earned $249,780. He won the Carl Milstein Memorial in August and has been off the board only once, when started in the second tier and was fourth in the North America Cup final despite a :26.3 final quarter that was at least four-fifths of a second faster than the horses that finished ahead of him. "I thought he raced really well up there," said Wrenn, who watched Sylvain Filion drive the gelding in Canada because of international travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. "He was charging at the end. That's just part of racing." For his career, Odds On Osiris has won 11 of 18 races and $593,675. He is trained by Wrenn's wife, Melanie. "It's quite a transition from (age) 2 to 3 and not all horses step up to the plate," Peter Wrenn said. "He did. I couldn't be any happier with him." Another horse looking to repeat as an Indiana Sire Stakes champion is 3-year-old female trotter Rock Swan. The Erv Miller-trained filly has won five of 10 races this season and hit the board in every start despite battling foot issues. She competed in all seven preliminary legs of the sire stakes, posting four victories and three seconds. For her career, she has won 14 of 21 races and been worse than second only once. "We've been playing with her shoes to get her a little better and hopefully she'll be on key," Miller said. "She trained really nice (Tuesday) morning. Hopefully, she'll be good to go on Friday night and then move on to the Breeders Crown. She's got May Baby to beat and she hasn't beaten her in their last couple starts. Hopefully, she'll be a little better Friday." May Baby, a Breeders Crown finalist in 2019 after finishing second to Rock Swan in the Indiana championship, has won six of nine races this year and brings a three-race win streak to Friday's start. She equaled the Hoosier Park track record for a 3-year-old trotting filly, 1:52.2, in her most recent triumph. "She's in top form," said James Yoder, who trains and drives the filly. "Hopefully, she will stay like that for the next several weeks. Three more weeks like that would be OK with me. "I've been pretty happy with her year. We had some foot issues (in August) and it took a few weeks to figure it out. It's been smooth sailing since then." Yoder also hopes to send Katkin American, an Indiana Sire Stakes finalist in the event for older male trotters, to the Breeders Crown. The 5-year-old gelding, a Hoosier track-record-setter at 3 who missed his entire 4-year-old season, has been lightly raced due to injuries. He has 11 wins and eight seconds in 20 career starts. "We've been aiming him for October," Yoder said. "We've been aiming for it all year." Miller, too, has additional Breeders Crown hopefuls, including Swift Swanda. She has won five of nine races this year and topped the ISS standings for 2-year-old female trotters. "She's a big, strong filly," Miller said. "She's just a little immature still this year. She just needs to mature. I think she'll make a great 3-year-old." Other Indiana Sire Stakes finalists eligible to the Breeders Crown include 2-year-old male pacers JK Going West, Brookview Bullet, and Virgo; 2-year-old female pacer Somethingbeautiful; 2-year-old male trotter Brookview Bolt; 3-year-old female pacer Priceless; 3-year-old male trotters Swan In Motion and Emma Town Bud; older female trotters Compelling, Custom Cantab, and Grand Swan; older female pacer Rockin Nola; older male trotters Bridge To Jesse's, Fiftydallarbill, and It's A Herbie; and older male pacer Little Rocket Man. Fiftydallarbill was a Breeders Crown champion at age 2, in 2017 at Hoosier Park. He was one of three Indiana stars, with Hannelore Hanover and Beckhams Z Tam, to win a Breeders Crown that year at Hoosier. This year's Breeders Crown eliminations will be Oct. 23 and Oct. 24. The finals for 2-year-olds will be Oct. 30 and the remaining finals will be Oct. 31. "I think there will be a lot more local trainers enter this year than the first time (the Breeders Crown) was here," Yoder said. "I think a lot of them noticed how good the Indiana-breds did the first time and I think a lot more nominated into it this year knowing it was going to be at Hoosier again." Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) at Hoosier Park. For Friday's complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

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 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, IN -- Somethingbeautiful solidified her divisional dominance in the Hoosier state's 2-year-old pacing filly ranks as she turned in a dazzling 1:52.2 performance to take the co-featured harness racing event of the evening, a split of Indiana Sires Stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday, September 16 at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. With driver LeWayne Miller in the bike, Somethingbeautiful recorded her sixth consecutive victory and remains undefeated this season. Leaving from the rail, Somethingbeautiful left just enough to grab a pocket seat behind the pace-setting Something To Me and John DeLong through the opening quarter in :27.4. JK She's Gordjus and Trace Tetrick wanted their turn on the front and got it just before the half in :57.2. JK She's Gordjus continued to call the shots through the three-quarters in 1:25.2 but Somethingbeautiful was winding up to strike. Using a :26.2 final quarter, Somethingbeautiful was able to track down JK She's Gordjus and repel a late sure from Something to Me to get the win by a length. Dylan Davis trains the daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand for the ownership partnership of H. Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lomabardo. With the victory, Somethingbeatiful increased her lifetime bankroll to $104,500. Somethingbeatiful In the first division of the stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies, GD Rockin Kay turned in a sharp front-running effort to score a 1:52.4 victory. With Trace Tetrick in the bike, GD Rockin Kay made her game-winning move down the backside and was a two length winner. With the win, GD Rockin Kay established a new lifetime best and recorded her third win of the season from seven starts. Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Rockin Image--Kayla's Dream now has a lifetime record of 7-3-1-1. GD Rockin Kay is owned in partnership by Engel Stable of Ill, L. Willinger, Hen-Shaut Stb, and G. Golemes and has amassed $37,825 in lifetime purse earnings. GD Rockin Kay Two $32,500 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the three-year-old trotting fillies were also featured on the evening's 14-race card. May Baby and James Yoder continued their winning ways and captured the fastest division in 1:52.3. Yoder moved May Baby to the lead down the backside and she trotted strong to the wire to finish five lengths to the good. With the victory, May Baby equaled her lifetime best and recorded her fifth win from eight starts this season. Owned by Cheyenne Yoder and trained by James Yoder, the daughter of Guccio--Free Wheeling now sports a lifetime bankroll of $324,115. Swan Bomb and Ricky Macomber Jr. provided the lone upset of the evening as they pulled the slight 6-1 upset in the final division for three-year-old trotting fillies. With a final time of 1:55.3, Swan Bomb took advantage of a second-over trip to get the win by a length. Trained by Jamie Macomber and owned by Dreamville Stable, the daughter of Swan For All--Tilly Bomb has now won four of 12 seasonal starts. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, September 17. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator  

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, IN-- Indiana's top two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were on display at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 28 as the evening's 14-race harness racing card featured two $41,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the freshmen pacing colts. The colts were battling in the third round of their six round series and closed out a week's worth of stakes action at Harrah's Hoosier Park. PBR Street Gang, with Trace Tetrick in the bike, turned in a dominant performance to capture the first division in 1:52.2. After an uncharacteristic break in his last start, the Brian Brown trainee moved to the lead down the backside and never looked back--scoring a two length victory over a hard charging Flirtin Freddy and Michael Oosting. The 1:52.2 clocking equaled his established best. Sent off at odds of 3-1, PBR Street Gang returned $8.80 to his backers at the betting windows. With the win, the son of JK Endofanera--Love You Always recorded his second win from 5 lifetime starts. Owned in partnership by Country Club Acres, J. Sbrocco, M. Leeman and L&H Mgmt Services, PBR Street Gang pushed his lifetime bankroll to $40,225. PBR Street Gang In the second division, Brookview Bullet and Joey Putnam staged an impressive rally late in the lane to get up in the final strides of the mile to score in 1:51.2. With the win, Brookview Bullet established a new lifetime best and remains undefeated in three starts this season. Slightly dismissed at odds of 5-1, Brookview Bullet returned $12.80 to his backers at the betting windows. Trained by Justin White, the son of Always A Virgin--Babylon Sister is owned by Eleven Star Stables. Brookview Bullet now sports a lifetime bankroll of $35,338. Brookview Bullet Live racing will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, August 29. The evening's 14-race card will feature an $18,000 Open Trot and a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 sequence. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 27, 2020 -- A pair of Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for harness racing two-year-old pacing fillies were showcased at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Thursday, August 27 and brought forth impressive performances from the freshman fillies. Somethingbeautiful and Hot Mess Express each won their respective $40,500 divisions and did so with authority to deliver as the heavy betting favorites. After suffering the first loss of her young career in the last round of stakes action, Hot Mess Express rebounded gamely and was the fastest divisional winner with a 1:52 open length score. With driver Sam Widger at the lines, Hot Mess Express made her game winning move down the backside and never looked back. Leaving from post two, Hot Mess Express settled along the rail in third while DP Spookytooth and Michael Oosting reached the front through the opening quarter in :27.1. Widger gave Hot Mess Express the green light and she powered up to take the lead just before the half in :55.2. With a two length lead at the three-quarters in 1:24, Hot Mess Express simply paced away from her competition. With a :28 final panel, Hot Mess Express coasted to the wire under a hand drive from Widger to finish six and a half lengths in front of Uncut Gem and Joey Putnam. Sassy Cindy and Peter Wrenn rallied well late to finish third. Hot Mess Express returned $2.10 at the betting windows. Trained by Jamaica Patton, the daughter of Panther Hanover--My Heart Was True recorded her fourth win from five lifetime outings. Hot Mess Express pushed her lifetime bankroll to $56,125 for owner Sam Bowie. In the opening division of the stakes action, Somethingbeautiful continued her winning ways and turned in another dominant performance to score in 1:53. With regular pilot LeWayne Miller in the sulky, Somethingbeautiful switched up her tactics and opted for a trip off the pace to deliver as the heavy 1-9 favorite. Unhurried from the gate, Somethingbeautiful eased off the gate to find a spot along the rail in fifth while a host of others left aggressively. Ever Rocking and Brandon Bates were the first to get a call through the opening quarter in :28 and lead the field to the half in :56.4. Somethingbeautiful remains undefeated in four starts this season When the field reached the three-quarters in 1:25.2, Miller had Somethingbeautiful first-over and on the attack. Utilizing a :27 final quarter, Somethingbeautiful sprinted past her competitors and finished five lengths to the good. Baci Baci and Ricky Macomber Jr. utilized a pocket trip to finish second while Skyway Brittney and Sam Widger rounded out the trifecta. Sent off at odds of 1-9, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.10 at the betting windows. With the win, Somethingbeautiful recorded her fourth straight victory and remains undefeated in four lifetime starts. The daughter of Always A Virgin-Summer N Sand is trained by Dylan Davis and owned in partnership by Howard Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo. Somethingbeautiful now sports a lifetime bankroll of $64,500. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 28 with two $42,000 divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool on the last race of the program. 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. Emily Ratcliff | Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

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, Ind.--August 19, 2020 -- Indiana Sires Stakes action returned to Harrah's Hoosier Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 19 as they host the fourth round of the stakes action for the harness racing three-year-old competitors. Indiana-sired sophomore trotting fillies were the featured attraction on the evening's 13-race card with two $31,500 divisions for the three-year-old trotting fillies. Rock Swan continued her winnings ways to capture the opening division and her fourth straight stakes victory with driver Trace Tetrick. Stopping the timer in 1:53.1, Rock Swan recorded her third straight Indiana Sires Stakes victory and established a new lifetime best in the process. Tetrick wasted no time and sent Rock Swan to the front through the opening panel in :27.4. May Baby and driver James Yoder, who returned to their home track after an appearance in the Hambletonian Oaks at The Meadowlands, grabbed a pocket seat with Swan Bomb and Ricky Macomber Jr. next in line third. Rock Swan continued to call the shots through splits of :58 and 1:26.2. and the stage was set for a battle to the wire turning for home. May Baby tipped from the pocket and the top pair matched strides down the lane. Using a :26.4 closing kick, Rock Swan was able to hold off May Baby and get the win by a nose. Deswanslittlelorie and Michael Oosting rallied for third. As the 8-5 second choice, Rock Swan returned $5.40 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Erv Miller, the daughter of Swan For All--Jolly Jessica has now won four of six seasonal outings and 13 of 17 lifetime. Owned in partnership by S&R Racing and Anthony Lombardi, Rock Swan pushed her lifetime bankroll to $471,672. The victory was also one of four wins on the evening's 13-race card for Harrah's Hoosier Park's leading driver, Trace Tetrick. In the second division, Sam Widger and Pretzel Party utilized similar gate to wire tactics to score in 1:55.3. With the win, Pretzel Party recorded her first stakes victory and established a new lifetime best. Widger sent Pretzel Party away from the gate just enough to protect their rail position and grab the lead through the opening panel in :27.1. The field remained in single file order down the backside while Pretzel Party rattled off fractions of :56.3 and 1:26.2. Turning for home, Ricky Macomber Jr. had Skyway Tinacious out and applying pressure from first-over but Pretzel Party wasn't finished. Using a :29.1 final quarter, Pretzel Party kept her challengers at bay to get the win by two and a quarter lengths. Skyway Tinacious was forced to settle for second while La Nancio and Jared Finn trotted evenly to finish third. Sent off at odds of 2-1, Pretzel Party returned $6.20 at the betting windows. Pretzel Party captured her first stakes victory with a win in her division of the stakes action Trained by Jeff Edwards, the daughter of Mr Cantab-Pretzel Hanover recorded her first win of the season from eight tries. Pretzel Party is owned in partnership by Denise Dennis and John Johannsen and pushed her lifetime bankroll to $121,605 with the win. Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, August 20 with two $31,500 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Thursday's 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 in Race 14. The 2020 live racing season at Harrah's Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff 

ANDERSON, Ind.--August 5, 2020 -- Indiana Sires Stakes action rolled on at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 5 as two divisions for the harness racing freshman pacing fillies and two divisions for the freshman trotting colts were featured on the evening's 14-race card. The betting favorites delivered in three of the four divisions as the two-year-old competitors squared off in the second round of their six round series. The only upset of the night was found in the opening division for two-year-old pacing fillies as DP Spookytooth and Michael Oosting pulled the slight upset to get the win by the head. Stopping the timer in 1:53.4, DP Spookytooth converted a second-over trip into a maiden breaking win. DP Spookytooth sat fourth through the early stages of the mile while Soul Kitchen and Trace Tetrick dictated fractions of :26.4, :56.1 and 1:25.3. When the field turned for home, Oosting had DP Spookytooth well placed second-over and when he tipped the filly off cover, she used a :28 closing panel to get the win by a head over Martha Bigrig and Jared Seekman. Sent off at odds of 9-2, DP Spookytooth returned $11.60 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Bill Webb, DP Spookytooth recorded her first win from five lifetime outs. The daughter of Tellitlikeitis--Straitequilanite has now earned $30,280 in her young career for owners Diamond D P Standardbreds. Somethingbeautiful and LeWayne Miller extended their win streak to three in the second split for pacing fillies after a decisive gate to wire effort. Stopping the timer in 1:52.2, Somethingbeautiful established a new lifetime best and remains undefeated in three starts. Leaving from post two, Miller sent his filly to the front through the opening quarter in :27.3. Odds On Dead Heat and Peter Wrenn benefitted from a pocket trip while Hot Mess Express and Sam Widger sat third. Approaching the three-quarters in 1:25.4, Somethingbeautiful drifted out in the turn but Miller was able to quickly get her back on course. Using a :26.3 closing kick, Somethingbeautiful paced strong to the wire and repelled a late surge from Hot Mess Express to get the victory. As the 2-5 favorite, Somethingbeautiful returned $2.80 to her backers at the betting windows. Trained by Dylan Davis, the daughter of Always A Virgin--Summer N Sand is a perfect three for three this season. Somethingbeautiful now sports a lifetime a bankroll of $44,250 for her ownership group comprised of H. Taylor, E. Gold, A. Basen, and R. Lombardo. On the trotting side of the action, Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger turned in a decisive gate to wire effort to capture the first division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:58.1. With the win, Brookview Bolt recorded the first stakes win of his young career and established a new lifetime best. Sent off as the even money favorite, Brookview Bolt returned $4.20 at the betting windows. Trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva, and Weaver Bruscemi, Brookview Bolt pushed his lifetime bankroll to $32,650. The Swan For All--Witty's Winner gelding lifetime record stands at 3-2-1-0. Swingforthefences Swingforthefences and Peter Wrenn recorded their second consecutive ISS victory after a 1:57.3 score in the final division for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Grabbing a pocket seat early, Swingforthefences moved first-over around the final turn and trotted strong to the wire to get the win by a quarter of a length over a hard-charging All The Truth and Ricky Macomber Jr. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite, Swingforthefences returned $4.40 at the betting windows. Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Swingforthefences has now won two of three lifetime outs and $41,125 in lifetime purse earnings. The son of Swan For All--Sunday Yankee is owned in partnership by David McDuffee and L&L Devisser LLC. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Thursday, August 6 with a 14-race card. The evening's 14-race card will feature a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence in Races 3-6 and a $10,000 Guaranteed Hoosier High-5 Pool in Race 14. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue to follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah's Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com. Emily Ratcliff    

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—Sophomore pacing fillies closed the curtain on a week’s worth of Indiana Sires Stakes harness racing action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as two $32,000 divisions highlighted the evening’s 14-race card on Saturday, August 1. Rain did not deter divisional winners Somebodyslilly and Mystical Carrie who both turned in convincing efforts to find the winner’s circle for the second straight week.   Somebodyslilly converted a pocket trip into a 1:51 score in the opening division over a track rated good. Driven by Michael Oosting, Somebodyslilly capitalized on a break by the heavy post-time favorite, Priceless and Brandon Bates, and went on to win by five lengths.   Priceless left alertly from post five to dictate fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:24.3 while Somebodyslilly sat patiently in the pocket. As the field turned for home, Priceless made an uncharacteristic break and took herself out of the race. Somebodyslilly inherited the lead and held off a late surge from Kickin Up My Heels and Trace Tetrick to get the win. Classic Country and Sam Widger rallied well late for third. As the 3-1 second choice, Somebodyslilly returned $8.60 to win.   Trained and owned by Eli Schwartz, the daughter of Time To Roll—Somebody’s Artist recorded her second consecutive victory and first stakes win of the season. Somebodyslilly pushed her lifetime bankroll to $88,350 with the win.   In the second division, Trace Tetrick guided Mystical Carrie to another decisive score. Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie moved first over and paced strong to the wire to finish four lengths in front of her competition and score in a new lifetime best of 1:50.1 over a track rated good. It was the second consecutive stakes victory for Mystical Carrie and the second consecutive week she lowered her lifetime best.   Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick deliver.                        --Dean Gillette photo Genie Rockwell and Marlin Fry established first half fractions of :26.2 and :56.2 while Mystical Carrie sat along the rail in third. Genie Rockwell led the field to the third station in 1:24.3 and was then joined on the outside by Tetrick and Mystical Carrie.   When the field turned for home, Tetrick asked Mystical Carrie for more and she responded with a :26.1 closing kick to get the win by four lengths. Seventimesacharm and John DeLong rallied well late to get up for second while Genie Rockwell held on for third. As the 1-5 favorite, Mystical Carrie returned $2.40 at the betting windows.   Trained by Erv Miller the homebred daughter of Tellitlikeitis—Mystical Victress recorded her second seasonal score from four starts. Mystical Carrie has now amassed $90,650 in lifetime purse earnings and is owned by Mystical Marker Farms LLC.   Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 4 with divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings and the two-year-old trotting fillies.    The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.    Emily Ratcliff  |  Race Marketing Manager and Commentator

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

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