Playful Innocence Lowers Hoosier Track Record in Sire Stakes Action

Sixth Track Record Lowered at Hoosier Park in 2013

PLAYFUL  INNOCENCE 7-10-2013In just the fifth start of her sophomore season, Playful Innocence used a sharp, front running effort to notch her first win of the season and lower the Hoosier Park track record for three-year-old trotting fillies in the process on Wednesday, July 10 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. With driver, trainer Dan Shetler at the lines, Playful Innocence captured the fourth and final round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old-trotting fillies in 1:55.2, a lifetime best effort. The previous track record of 1:55.3 was established by Jesse Lane and Mark O’Mara just one month ago in the second round of the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes action for three-year-old trotting fillies. The 1:55.2 victory marks the sixth track record that has been lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval in 2013.

Leaving from post two, Shetler left no room for error as he sent Playful Innocence to the front through an opening panel in :28.2. Sent postward as the heavy betting favorite, Jesse Lane and Mark O’Mara used their same off the pace tactics and settled along the rail fourth through the early stages. Justice First and Verlin Yoder followed the leader intently from the pocket while Jessie E and Trace Tetrick were well placed along the rail in third. Playful Innocence appeared to relax on the front as she continued to lead the abbreviated field of seven to the half-mile mark in :59.0. The tightly knit field remained in single file line approaching the final turn before Tetrick would give Jessie E the green light. Jessie E would reach the leader’s wheel through the three-quarter clocking in 1:28.1 before being turned away by a game, Playful Innocence. Using a :27.1. final panel, Playful Innocence was able to hold off a hard-charging Jesse Lane to finish two lengths in front of her closest competitor. Jesse Lane found herself with too much ground to make up in the stretch but finished a game second while Jessie E held on for third. Playful Innocence returned $14.20 to her backers for the victory.

Sired by Justice Hall, Playful Innocence is bred, owned and conditioned by Dan and Jo Anne Shetler of Indianapolis, IN. With over $55,000 in lifetime earnings, Playful Innocence has now won seven of 14 career outings. The three-year-old filly bested her previous lifetime mark by nearly three seconds with the 1:55.2 score.

The $200,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes final for three-year-old trotting fillies is slated for Saturday, July 20 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Tagged as “Hoosier Champions Night”, Hoosier Park will play host to a night boasting purses over the $1 million mark. Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. The 160-day, all harness racing meet began on April 2 and will be conducted through November 9.

Red Hot Herbie Lowers His Own Track Record at Hoosier Park

Seventh Track Record Lowered at Hoosier Park in 2013

RED HOT HERBIE IGSS 7-11Red Hot Herbie, with Derek Hooley at the lines, shattered his own track record for three-year-old trotting geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:54.3 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 11. Notching his fourth win of the season, Red Hot Herbie captured the final round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, in a lifetime best effort. He established the previous record of 1:55 on June 19, breaking a record for three-year-old trotting geldings that stood for twelve years. The 1:54.3. victory marks the seventh track record that  has been lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval in 2013. Re-establish

Red Hot Herbie, with Derek Hooley at the lines for the first time, made every call a winning one as he sprinted to the front from post five through the opening panel in :27.1. Russell Mania and Ed Hensley were well placed in the pocket second while the heavy betting favorite, Super Rock, followed in third. Red Hot Herbie was able to catch a breather down the backside as he slowed the tempo and reached the half mile time in :57.3. The field was gapped out down the backside before Charlie Conrad gave Super Rock the green light and was out in the outer flow taking aim at the leader. Red Hot Herbie remained uncontested through the three-quarter split in 1:26.3 as the rest of the field closed in. Super Rock staged a determined rally down the homestretch but was no match for Red Hot Herbie as he powered home in :28.0 to finish a length in front. Only Just A Dream and Trace Tetrick used a :27.3 final quarter to march home for second while Super Rock finished a game third. As the publics’ second choice, Red Hot Herbie returned $8.60 to his backers.

Trained by Byron Hooley, Red Hot Herbie notched his fourth win from seven outings while bankrolling over $30,000 this season for his connections of Summit Pacing Acres of Fort Wayne, IN. Sired by Here Comes Herbie, the three-year-old gelding has now won six of 22 lifetime starts while amassing over $57,000 throughout his career.

Red Hot Herbie will be aimed toward the $200,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings slated for Saturday, July 20 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Tagged as “Hoosier Champions Night”, Hoosier Park will play host to a night boasting purses over the $1 million mark. Live racing resumes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 12 with two divisions of the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies highlighting the racing card. Hoosier Park will play host to an abbreviated 8-race card as Willie Nelson and Family will continue the Summer Concert Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Willie Nelson concert will start after the conclusion of live racing with an estimated start time of 8 p.m.

Track Records Continue to Fall at Hoosier Park

Race Track Surface Sizzles at Hoosier Park

MONTENEGRO NEW TRACK RECORDTrack records continue to fall at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino this season as the 14-race card on Saturday, July 13 was highlighted by two track record performances. For the third time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval, marking the ninth track record that has been re-established this season. One division of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts was contested but it was Bluehourpower, in a division of “The Abercrombie” series, and Montenegro, in the featured fillies and mares pace, that stole the show.

After stopping the timer in 1:53.1, Bluehourpower and driver Jason Dillander started the record setting trend after establishing a new track record for two-year-old pacing geldings in the second of four divisions of the “The Abercrombie”, a late closing event open to two-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Trained by Wilbur Eash, Bluehourpower shattered a record that stood for eleven years established by Northern J and driver Tim Curtain in 1:54.

Leaving from post eight, Bluehourpower was unhurried out of the gate and settled along the rail in fifth through the opening fraction of :27.2. Dillander gave the son of Sand Shooter the green light down the backside and the duo cleared to the front through the half-mile time in :57.2. Bluehourpower led the field of freshman pacers to the three-quarter clocking in 1:26.2 before feeling a threat on the outside by the heavily favored, Sailin Metro and LeWayne Miller. With a  :26.4 final panel, Bluehourpower saved his best for last as he battled gamely to hold off Sailin Metro by three-parts of a length. Owned by Wilbur Eash, Bluehourpower notched his first win of the season from two lifetime starts.

The night’s final record came courtesy of Montenegro with a 1:50.2 romp in the $26,400 featured pace for fillies and mares. With Ed Hensley in the bike, Montenegro used a sharp, front running score to break the 1:50.4 standard set by Sugar Nips and Mark Evers in June of 2011.

Leaving from post seven in the seven horse field, Montenegro was unable to find a spot along the rail in the early battle for position and pressed on to the front through the opening panel in :26.1. Reaching the top spot at the half mile mark in :55, Montenegro continued to call the shots through the three-quarter panel in 1:23.2 and braced for the stretch drive. American Girl and Sam Widger tipped from the pocket and posed a threat on the outside but Montenegro found her best stride in the lane and used a :27 final panel to find the wire first. Trained by Hoosier Park’s leading trainer, Ron Burke, Montenegro notched her seventh win of the season and second consecutive win in top class at Hoosier Park. With over $290,000 amassed lifetime, the five-year-old daughter of Camluck established a new lifetime best performance with the 1:50.2 score. The victory also marked the fourth winner of the evening for driver Ed Hensley who is currently second in the leading driver ranks at Hoosier Park.

Live racing resumes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 16 with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. Live racing will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 9.

Thunder Rises Establishes New Dash Record at Hoosier Park

THUNDER RISES NEW TRACK RECORD 7-8 MILEFifth Track Record Lowered at Hoosier Park in 2013 

ANDERSON, Ind.—July 9, 2013— Thunder Rises, with Dan Shetler at the lines, shattered a 16-year-old record for the seventh-eighths mile dash on the pace when he powered home a winner in 1:39.2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 9. As part of a four horse blanket finish, Thunder Rises got up in the final strides to notch his fourth win of the season for trainer, Andy Shetler. The previous record of 1:41.3 was established by Ima Noble Son and driver D.R. Ackerman for trainer Homer Hochstetler on July 23, 1997. The 1:39.2 victory marked the fifth track record that has been lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval in 2013.

 

Leaving from post seven in the ten horse field, Thunder Rises was away a worrisome ninth while the rest of the field battled for early position. Fox Valley Griffin and Trace Tetrick defended their rail position and were the first to get a call through the opening panel in :27.2. Captain Mark and Brad Hanners benefitted from a pocket trip while the publics’ choice, JJ’s Gazette, was hard pressed to find a spot along the rail and was parked to the outside in third. Fox Valley Griffin continued to call the shots down the backside and reached the half mile mark in :55.0. JJ’s Gazette was the first to reach the leader’s wheel through a three-quarter clocking in 1:23.4 with King Me and Trent Stohler in tow. As Fox Valley Griffin tired on the front, the rest of the field closed in. After sitting eighth through much of the mile, Thunder Rises found another gear in the stretch to reel in the leaders and reach the wire first. Captain Mark found late racing room to get up for the second place finish while JJ’s Gazette held on gamely to finish third. Dismissed at 24-1, Thunder Rises returned $49.80 to his backers. The trifecta including Thunder Rises, Captain Mark, and JJ’s Gazette paid $795.25.

 

Sired by His Mattjesty, Thunder Rises sent his seasonal bankroll over $15,000 for his connections of Ervin Wickey and Dixie Shetler. The six-year-old gelding has now won 19 of 105 lifetime outings while bankrolling over $85,000 in purse earnings.

 

Tyler Smith enjoyed a noteworthy evening as he piloted five winners on the 13-race card. Smith scored wins in the early double with Desperado Alibi for trainer, Melissa Essig and then with Curmudgeon for trainer Steve Boroff. Smith followed suit in the third race with Dale Peterson’s Round About Fame and was home a winner again with Fox Valley Swift for trainer Nick Giberson in the seventh race. He ended the night with a win in the ninth race for trainer, Melissa Essig once again, only this time with her three-year-old pacing gelding, Ralph.

 

Live racing resumes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 10 with two divisions of $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies.  Live racing will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m.

 

Photo: Thunder Rises and Dan Shetler. Photo Courtesy of Linscott Photography.

Indy-Area Racetrack Casinos Synchronize July Fourth Celebrations

More than 24,000 Shells to Light the Sky in New Simultaneous Fireworks Shows

As more than 24,000 fireworks shells light the night’s sky over central Indiana this Independence Day, thousands of revelers will share in the same professionally arranged fireworks show in both Anderson and Shelbyville. The fully synchronized fireworks shows, at both Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, will offer guests two Independence Day celebratory options.The simultaneous events are free to the public and will include a series of family-friendly activities, dining specials, and live entertainers. Festivities begin on Thursday, July 4 at 5 p.m. at Hoosier Park and 6 p.m. at Indiana Grand, with each property commencing fireworks at approximately 10 p.m.

This marks the first year the two racetrack casinos have teamed up to offer Indiana residents and visitors a unique experience for Independence Day entertainment. Each property will feature family-friendly entertainment options leading up to the fireworks presentations where more than 12,000 shells will explode in coordination with a 30-minute soundtrack. Guests can take part in free face painting, bungee trampoline rides and bounce houses, roaming magicians, and special glow-in-the-dark item and commemorative T-shirt giveaways. Multiple dining options, offering all-American classics, will line the outdoor space just outside the grandstands at both properties.

Below are the schedules for each property’s Independence Day celebration:

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s ‘Fire It Up on the Fourth’ Celebration

  • Family-friendly access located at racetrack South gate
  • Free family activities beginning at 5 p.m.
  • Live racing beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Live entertainment provided by Trop-Rock Junkies beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m.

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino’s ‘All Stars and Stripes’ Celebration

  • Family-friendly access located at the racetrack main entrance
  • Free family activities begin at 6 p.m.
  • Live entertainment provided by The Band Torn beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m.

Chairs and picnic tables will be available throughout both venues for convenience. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for additional comfort, however, outside food and drinks are prohibited. In the event of rain, both properties will communicate a possible rain date.

Red Hot Herbie Establishes New Track Record at Hoosier Park

Fourth Track Record Lowered at Hoosier Park in 2013

RED HOT HERBIE 6-19-2013

Red Hot Herbie, with Sam Widger at the lines, shattered a twelve-year-old track record for three-year-old trotting geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:55 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, June 19. The previous record was established by Major Digby and Dan Shetler in 2001 and then equaled in 2003 by Big Boy Josh and Charlie Conrad. Red Hot Herbie notched his second consecutive win at Hoosier Park and third victory of the season, in a lifetime best effort. The 1:55 victory marked the fourth track record that has been lowered over Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval in 2013.

Red Hot Herbie made every call a winning one as he stormed to the front from post five through a brisk opening panel in :26.3. Charming Dream and Ed Hensley left just enough to protect their rail position and followed intently in second. Emmers and Lewayne Miller were next in third as the heavy betting favorite, Jesse Lane, was placed off the pace in eighth. Red Hot Herbie seemed to relax on the front as he led the field of ten through the half mile time in :57.4. Longwell and Dan Shetler were the first to take aim at the leader as the field approached the final turn through the three-quarter mark in 1:27.2.

Just as the field turned for home, Red Hot Herbie began to put his talent on display and trot away from the rest of the field. With a :27.3 final panel, Red Hot Herbie crossed the wire well in hand and was four lengths in front of  his closest competitor. Longwell trotted evenly to finished second as Charming Dream took advantage of his pocket trip to round out the trifecta. As the publics’ third choice, Red Hot Herbie returned $7.40 to his backers for the win.

“This horse can leave the gate about as fast as any trotter I’ve sat behind,” Widger noted. “He’s a little hot-headed but he will relax if he can get away from them and he did that tonight. He’s flawlessly gaited and he came back to me when I asked him to down the backside. If he will relax and let you spread the speed out, he is a tough horse to beat.”

Trained by Byron Hooley, Red Hot Herbie notched his fifth win from 20 lifetime outings while bankrolling over $40,000 for his connections of Summit Pacing Acres of Fort Wayne, IN. Sired by Here Comes Herbie, the three-year-old gelding has now won three of six starts this season. It was the second win of the night for trainer Byron Hooley who also scored with Flower Girl Charis in the third round of the Indiana Silver Sire Stakes action.

The twelve year old record for three-year-old geldings on the trot was originally established by Major Digby and driver, trainer Dan Shetler on August 12, 2001. That same record was equaled two years later by Big Boy Josh and driver, trainer Charlie Conrad on May 18, 2003.

Live racing resumes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, June 20 with three-divisions of the Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts highlighting the 13-race card. With a daily post time of 5:30 p.m., Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday-Saturday live racing schedule through November 9.

Upsets Prevail in Indiana Gold Sire Stakes

Third Round of Indiana Sire Stakes Action Produces Upsets

SWEET JUSTICE 6-2702013Sweet Justice, with Trace Tetrick at the lines, stormed home a winner to pull off the upset in the co-featured event of the evening, the third round of Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, June 27. Sweet Justice was able to take advantage of a miscue by the heavy betting favorite, Red Hot Herbie, to score in a lifetime best effort of 1:56.3.

Leaving from post four, Sweet Justice was unhurried out of the gate and landed fourth along the rail. Red Hot Herbie, piloted by Sam Widger, used his quick speed to burst off the gate and find the front through an opening panel in :26.4. Fearless Man and driver Dave Magee benefitted from a pocket trip while Russell Mania and Ed Hensley were next along the rail in third. Red Hot Herbie continued to call the shots through the half mile time in :57.1 before making a costly break and eliminating his chances for a second consecutive win. Fearless Man inherited the front as the field reached the three-quarter mark in 1:27.1. Tetrick gave Sweet Justice the green light and was the first to take aim at the leader around the final turn. As the field closed in on the leader, Tetrick asked Sweet Justice for more and the three-year-old gelding responded with a  :29.2 final quarter to reach the wire a length in front of his closest competitor. Russell Mania trotted evenly to finish a closing second while Fearless Man held on gamely to round out the trifecta. Dismissed at 7-1, Sweet Justice returned $17.80 for the victory.

After a sensational two-year-old campaign, Sweet Justice notched the second victory of his sophomore season from seven outings. Trained by Steve Carter, the three-year-old gelded son of Justice Hall has earned over $140,000 for his connections of Our Little Stable, S. Carter, and R. Mondillo. Sweet Justice bested his career mark set in 2012 by nearly three seconds with the score.

Natural Herbie followed suit and made his presence felt in the late stages of the second division of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts as he rallied sharply to score the upset for trainer, driver, owner Verlin Yoder. With a final time of 1:55.3, the Indiana Sire Stakes champion equaled his lifetime best mark to score the third win of his sophomore season.

Starting from post one, Natural Herbie took advantage of a pocket trip behind the publics’ choice, Super Rock and Charlie Conrad, who carved out fractions of :28.2, :58.1., and 1:27.0. Just as the race appeared to be over, Natural Herbie found another gear and was able to overcome Super Rock in the final strides of the mile. Super Rock finished a game second while Just A Steady Hall got up for the third place finish. Natural Herbie returned $8.80 for the victory.

Sired By Here Comes Herbie, Natural Herbie pushed his lifetime bankroll over $160,000 while notching his seventh victory from 16 career outings. Natural Herbie has now won two consecutive sire stakes at outings at Hoosier Park.

The Indiana Gold Sire Stakes action will continue at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 28 as two divisions of three-year-old pacing fillies will go postward for $30,000. The three-year-old pacing colts will follow suit and highlight Hoosier Park’s card on Saturday, June 29.

Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. The 160-day, all harness racing meet began on April 2 and will be conducted through November 9.

Micallef Celebrates 2,000th Win at Hoosier Park

Veteran Driver Reaches Career Milestone at Hoosier Park

HARMONY OAKS QUIKEMike Micallef notched the 2,000th win of his career as he piloted Harmony Oaks Quike to victory in the opening division of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 27. The 1:54.2 victory marked a career milestone for the veteran driver and the second win of season for the three-year-old daughter of Make It Brief.

Leaving from post five as a part of a two-horse Ron Burke trained entry, Harmony Oaks Quike was away a worrisome sixth. None of You and Tyler Smith left the gate alertly and reached the front through the opening panel of :27.0. Mystic Karissa, the second half of the Burke entry, had to work for position as she was hustled to the front by Ricky Macomber Jr. through the half mile marker in :55.0. LeWayne Miller had Maddy’s Fantasy out and firing just past the half and reached the front approaching the final turn. Reaching the three-quarter mark in 1:24.3, Maddy’s Fantasy began to tire on the front as the rest of the field closed in. Mystic Karissa was the first to collar the leader as her stable mate loomed large in the background. Using a :29.4 closing panel, Harmony Oaks Quike staged a big rally late in the lane to finish seventh lengths to the good. None of You used a ground saving trip to finish second while Dirt Diamond and Sam Widger paced evenly to round out the trifecta. Heavily backed at the windows, Harmony Oaks Quike returned $2.60 to her backers.

Owned by Upland Farm, Harmony Oaks Quike recorded the seventh win from 24 lifetime starts while amassing over $30,000 in purse earnings throughout her career.

“It was really nice to win this race tonight,” Micallef noted. “She’s a really nice filly who has been racing tough and it is always nice to win one for the leading outfit here at Hoosier Park. I’m also glad that my friends and family could be here to help celebrate this win.”

Micallef is a career winner of over $11 million in the race bike. Originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Micallef has raced in his home state, as well as Ontario, Florida, and New York prior to his first successful campaign in Indiana. From 81 driving starts, the veteran reignsman has piloted ten winners for more than $85,000 in purses through the first three months of live racing at Hoosier Park.

Hoosier Park’s vice president and general manager of racing, Rick Moore, along with Micallef’s friends and family were in the winner’s circle to congratulate and acknowledge his accomplishment.

“On behalf of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, I’d like to congratulate Mike on such an accomplishment,” Moore noted. “We are thrilled Mike has joined the driving colony here at Hoosier Park and proud to help him celebrate win number 2,000. We wish Mike continued success for the remainder of this season and throughout his entire career. We look forward to seeing him in the winner’s circle again for win number 3,000.”

Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. The 160-day, all-harness racing meet will be conducted through November 9.

Sweet Talkin Satin Powerful in Indiana Sire Stakes Action

A full field of eleven lineSWEET TALKIN SATIN JPEGd up behind the starting gate for the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, June 29 and it was Sweet Talkin Satin who romped home a winner in 1:50.3. With Trace Tetrick at the lines, Sweet Talkin Satin used a perfect pocket trip to establish a lifetime best mark in the third round of the sire stakes action and equal the track record for three-year-old pacing geldings in the process. The current track record for three-year-old pacing geldings was set by Beeeeyouuuuuu and driver Brad Hanners on June 14, 2008.

Leaving from the coveted rail position, Sweet Talkin Satin left just enough to secure his spot while the rest of the field battled for early position. Sweet Talkin Satin reached the front through the opening panel in :26.1 while Astreo’s Love, driven by Don Eash, was well placed in second. Sweet Talkin Satin’s lead was short lived as he was quickly contested down the backside by Night Pro and Jason Dillander who cleared to the front at the half mile mark in :55.1. Sam Widger was the first to take aim at the leader as he had Nitro out and firing with stable mate Virgil and Ricky Macomber Jr. in tow approaching the final turn. Night Pro continued to call the shots through the three-quarter clocking in 1:23.3 as the rest of the field closed in. Virgil reached the leader’s wheel while Tetrick and Sweet Talkin Satin sat patiently in the pocket. Right Touch and driver Ray Paver tipped three-wide off of tiring cover and poised a large threat on the far outside but was no match for Sweet Talkin Satin from the pocket. With a :26.4 final panel, Sweet Talkin Satin found racing room late in the stretch to reach the wire first. Night Pro finished a game second while Right Touch battled rigorously to finish third. As the publics’ choice, Sweet Talkin Satin returned $4.60 for the victory.

Trained by Tom Tetrick, Sweet Talkin Satin notched the third win of his sophomore season from nine seasonal starts. The three-year-old gelded son of Always A Virgin sent his career bankroll over the $100,000 mark for owners James Ainsworth and William Boden. Sweet Talkin Satin made his second Hoosier Park appearance after finishing second in the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack three starts ago.

It was a driving triple on the eight race-card for Hoosier Park’s leading driver, Trace Tetrick who also scored with Time To Roll for trainer, Tom Simmons and Ohmygosh Hanover for trainer, Tom T. Tetrick. Last year’s leading driver, Tetrick currently leads all drivers at Hoosier Park with 98 wins from 682 starts.

The fourth and final round of Indiana Sire Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings is slated for July 13th with the $200,000 final on July 20th at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. The 160-day, all harness racing meet began on April 2 and will be conducted through November 9.

Hoosier Park to Host A Night of Trotters

An All Trotting Card will Highlight Hoosier Park’s Wednesday Night

On Wednesday, July 3 Hoosier Park will play host to a 14-race card comprised of all trotting events. The first of its’ kind at Hoosier Park, the evening will feature two divisions of the fourth round of the $10,000 Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies.

The two-year-olds will also be out in full force at the Anderson, IN track as the late closing action for freshman trotters will also kick-off. Three $10,000 divisions of “The George Sholty”, a late closing event open to two-year-old colt and gelding trotters, will be contested while their filly counterparts will square off in two divisions of the “Fred Terry”.

Among the list of entrants in the late closing action is Rya Dawk Mya, the first foal from the Indiana Sire Stakes Champion, Mya Tri, from the Walter Haynes Jr. stable. Sired by Cincinnati Kid, Rya Dawk Mya is now undefeated from two starts on the Indiana fair circuit. Rya Dawk Mya will start from post one in the fifth race with Walter Haynes Jr. at the lines.

Each of the late closing events are comprised of two, $8,000 legs with both $18,000 finals slated for Saturday, July 20 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The $40,000 final for the Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for the three-year-old trotting fillies will also be held on Saturday, July 20 at Hoosier Park.

Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. The 160-day, all harness racing meet began on April 2 and will be conducted through November 9.

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