Hoosier Park Harness Racing

Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for July 17

The 10TH Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday is a non-winners of four event for fillies and mares that attracted a nice field of 10 chasing a $7,000 purse. The pacing event looks like a great betting race and it kicks off the late Pick 5 (Race 10-through-14) and offers a guaranteed $20,000 trifecta pool.

Don’t forget to get your GAIT INSURANCE before the Race of the Week! Your $5 WIN BET will be refunded if your horse breaks stride and loses the race!

HELEN’S GIRL (#10) (12-1) was assigned a tough starting post but shows improving form and must be considered a serious contender in the affair. The three-year-old daughter of Straight Shooting got off to a slow start in 2019 in her first three assignments, but the Florida-bred has turned things around in a big way since. Trained by Wiliam Crone, the bay was a smart winner two prior and finished a creditable third with similar last time out. Trace Tetrick will drive the upset chance.

ROCK FLUSH (#6) (3-1) brings top form to the field with consecutive wins to her credit and the Rockin Image filly possesses big speed. She uses her main weapon to put away foes away early and the sophomore has recorded all but one of her wins on this oval. Sam Widger will be in the bike.

THAT’S A BINGO (#4) (9-2) made two moves when second-best in a similar spot recently. The Alvin Miller trainee sped to the front early, relaxed in third to the top of the stretch and came again under the wire, posting a :28 ⅖ final quarter-mile. Sophomore filly by Shadyshark Hanover has won or placed in four straight, and the Indiana-bred is a must use with Peter Wrenn in the sulky.

Sneaky contender SKYWAY ATHENA (#5) (6-1) was a nine-time winner in 2018 who might be coming back into form. The Don Eash charge has placed in two of her last three, and the move to put Lewayne Miller in the controls last time was a wise one. Four-year-old daughter of Rockin Image showed a nice turn or foot three back when rallying into a swift pace and could sit a similar trip against this field today.

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Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for June 26

A big field of 11 sophomore fillies will trot one mile in the 10th Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday evening. A $40,000 purse is on the line for the talented and accomplished group.

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The race is headlined by unbeaten champion WOODSIDE CHARM (#9) (4-5), who will be making her three-year-old debut on this occasion. Owned, trained, and driven by Verlin Yoder, the superb daughter of Chapter Seven was a dominant performer in 2018 when amassing more than $521,000 in earnings, capped by her front running tally in the Breeders’ Crown at Pocono Downs. The Empire State-bred has run two qualifying fields off of their respective feet in preparation of her return to racing, and she is the obvious one to beat today. Woodside Charm was a nine-length winner on this oval in her first lifetime race.

AUNT ROSE (#10) (8-1), one of three in the cast conditioned by Christopher Beaver, got clear late when rallying to be runner-up at Northfield Park in advance of today. The Uncle Peter sophomore has a big turn of foot and might benefit most if a speed duel occurs up front. Aunt Rose could possibly carve out a really nice trip breaking from the second tier. Trace Tetrick will be in the sulky.

GRAND SWAN (#6) (7-2) is no slouch herself and is perfect from a pair of assignments this campaign. The bay filly by Swan for All dons a sharp 14-10-3-0 lifetime mark, and she could improve once again in just her third outing of 2019. The Indiana-bred will be one of many vying for position in the early going with Lewayne Miller in the bike.

KEYSTONE ABBEY (#3) (9-1) is in prime form showing four wins and a close second from her last five races. Also trained by Beaver, the daughter of Cantab Hall was successful at Hoosier in her three-year-old debut and could be a danger with some improvement in this loaded field. The Keystone State-bred is likely to take up a spot behind the favorite early on under the guidance of John De Long.

 

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Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for June 19

The 11th Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday is the second division of the Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old fillies. A field of eight trotters will travel the one-mile distance and chase the lucrative $47,500 purse.

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KISSESFORALL (#8) (3-1) has excuses for her pair of starts this campaign and seems poised for a breakthrough today. The classy daughter of Swan For All concluded 2018 on a dominant three-race win streak as one of the top juveniles on the grounds. In two tries this season, the brown filly needed one off the layoff from a tough post and then encountered a sloppy oval when a distant third most recently. Peter Wrenn will be in the bike and will have the lass forwardly placed from the opening bell.

SAVANNAH’S LUCY (#5) (7-1) was victorious two races back in the first leg of the series and could offer value in this heat. The daughter of Guccio flattened out after making a solid middle move when first over last week, but she might have needed the outing when missing a turn the previous week. The Robert Resser trainee has won or placed in six of her eight 2019 assignments and will once again have Todd Warren in the sulky.

SOPHIA LIA (#4) (2-1) has put in a pair of excellent races in 2019 and slight improvement makes her formidable in this affair. Trained by 24% conditioner Christopher Beaver, the sophomore daughter of Guccio was a winner off the layoff here two back prior to a sharp runner-up performance at Northfield Park last time out. The bay has shown marked improvement from her two-year-old year and is hard to ignore in her current form cycle. John De Long inherits the driving duties.

SWANIND FASTLANE (#3) (5-2) has been first or second in each of her four assignments in 2019 and rates an obvious winning chance today. The Indiana-bred three-year-old opened a big lead in leg one only to be caught before the wire in an excellent performance for trainer/driver Lewayne Miller. The daughter of Swan For All was an accomplished performer on this course in 2018 and will be the one to catch turning for home.

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Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for June 12

The 8th Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday is a non-winners of two/optional claiming event. Ten will travel the one mile on the Hoosier Park course in a very competitive $11,000 trotting affair. The pair of morning-line favorites are drawn widest of all, which should open the race up even more.

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#4 MICKEY J (6-1) rates a big chance with even slight improvement in his second race since January. The Walter Haynes Jr. trainee made a huge middle move last time to lead into the stretch, but the gelding tired late while coming home a creditable fourth. Son of Jaihouse Jessie had surely needed the recent outing off the layoff and the four-year-old draws well inside of the pair of favorites.

#7 FLOATURHOPE (15-1) comes into the race with some solid form and excellent value. Three-year-old daughter of Mr. Cantab finished runner-up in two races in succession prior to her latest, when she was parked around the entire backside while ultimately finishing sixth. Indiana-bred could make a lot of noise with a more sensible trip today. Andy Shelter will be in the bike.

#9 PHINE BY ME (7-2) was an emphatic four-length winner over a level lighter in advance of this outing. Three-year-old filly was off at 1-5 odds most recently and delivered for Lewayne Miller. The bay Indiana-bred will need improvement to overcome the demanding post and class rise, however.

#10 BLOWING UP UR PHONE (3-1) breaks from the outer position but has the early speed to overcome it. Brown daughter of Bluto looks to be showing some improvement this season and she enters off of a fourth-place run in a swiftly run test. The consistent filly is a nice fit at this level and gets Brandon Bates in the sulky once again. If Blowing Up Ur Phone clears the cast early on, she will be tough to run down inside the final eighth.

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Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for June 5, 2019

The 7th Race at Hoosier Park on Wednesday is a one-mile pacing event that attracted a field of nine. The $5,000 claiming race carries a $4,750 purse and is led by morning-line choice CANTESCAPEMYDESIRE (#1) (7-5).

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The Tyler George trainee was claimed out of an $8,000 contest three races prior and has been sharp for his new connections since. The seven-year-old gelding was a dominant winner two back, before being caught in the final strides when leading late on this course in his most recent endeavor. With a class drop and cozy rail post position today, the bay will be formidable with a top showing. Trace Tetrick will be in the sulky once again.

ENERGY SHAKES (#8) (20-1) could pose a threat to the favorite at big odds. The 23-time winner doesn’t display great recent form but he does have excuses. He broke two races back, before catching a sloppy surface against a bit tougher in his latest assignment. The Jamie Macomber trainee figures to improve on the drop and is the value of this field.

ALWAYS GLORIOUS (#2) (12-1) exits the same heat as the aforementioned and didn’t run his best in the slop, either. The bay four-year-old had hit the board in four consecutive outings prior to his latest, and the Ohio-bred looms as a nice exotics piece at a good price. Regular driver Lewayne Miller will be in the controls.

The Tom Tetrick-conditioned SAGE MASTER (#3) (6-1) has won or placed in four of his last five races, with a going-away tally at this level most recently. The gelding has been in consistent form in 2019 and is proven to be competitive with this kind of competition on numerous occasions. John De Long will be in the bike.

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Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for May 29, 2019

Wednesday’s first leg of the Indiana Sires Stakes is the Hoosier Park Race of the Week. Carded as the 9th, the $48,000 feature for sophomore fillies attracted a field of nine with a quartet of live contenders sired by Swan for All.

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MORAIRTIME (#8) (6-1) made an early move and splashed home an impressive winner in the slop in her most recent effort. The brown filly has won two straight leading up to this assignment and she draws well directly outside of the one to beat. The Christopher Beaver trainee has raced herself back into shape and owns the versatility to win from up front, or from off the pace. John De Long will be in the bike.

MEASUREDPERFECTION (#7) (8-5) was a powerful winner in her seasonal debut in advance of today. The Ron Burke pupil left little doubt in leading at every call, and she could be even more dangerous in this spot with a race under her belt. Daughter of Swan for All ran well with some of the better juveniles on the grounds at Hoosier in 2018 and seems poised to pick up where she left off.

KOTA’S SWAN (#3) (9-1) could be the value of the race. She was very good on the course as a two-year-old and has room for big improvement second time off the shelf. Jeff Cullipher trainee broke in her seasonal bow while well backed, and while she might still be a bit short today, her best puts her in the mix at a nice price. Trace Tetrick will be in the sulky.

GRAND SWAN (#1) (7-2) has speed and the rail as an obvious contender in her 2019 debut. The third daughter of Swan for All compiled a smart 12-8-3-0 line as a two-year-old and led at every call in each of her qualifiers in preparation of this run. Bay could be the one to catch in the lane.

KISSESFORALL (#9) (5-1) is the fourth Swan for All contender, and the second making a seasonal debut. The five-time local winner makes her first official start for conditioner Melanie Wrenn, and the filly will break from the outside in this affair.

 

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Hoosier Harness Race of the Week

Wednesday’s 10th race at Hoosier Park offers a $20,000 purse for fillies and mares going one-mile in an open handicap. A field of nine will contest what appears to be a wide-open betting affair.

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#3 DEE ROCKS (12-1) has a lot of appeal at a nice price. The Robert Phillips trainee endured a horrific trip with open foes at Scioto Downs last time when breaking from the 10-hole. The four-year-old bay was parked for much of that event before fading late, but she is much better than she showed on that day. Daughter of Rockin Image led throughout when posting a three-length win the last time she was at Hoosier and gets reunited with Trace Tetrick.

#8 PRETTY IMAGE (4-1) paced her way to a convincing score against open foes most recently and brings razor-sharp form into the field. The Rockin Image mare has won or placed in each of her six assignments in 2019 for 20% trainer Rodney Freese and the mare is a must use once again. Five-year-old bay has shown versatility in her running style, which will give driver Dale Hiteman options from a demanding post position (8), and Pretty Image looks most logical in a well-matched cast.

#6 DIAMONDTEQUILASHOT (8-1) put in a strong late run to be third against a few of these foes last time out for trainer Bill Webb. The six-year-old mare has hit the board in three straight races and owns arguably the best turn of foot in the stretch. Daughter of Palone Ranger could be the beneficiary of a swift and contested pace in this contest with Michael Oosting in the sulky. The Indiana-bred is a nice exotics piece at a square number.

#9 WINDSUN GLORY (9-2) earned in excess of $135,000 in 2018 and she has won or placed in each of her five tries this campaign. Six-year-old daughter of Mach Three is the pace of the race but could be hampered by being assigned the widest post in the field. The bay from the mighty Ron Burke stable owns a trio of wins over open foes in 2019 and will be winging it from the start under the guidance of driver Ricky Macomber Jr.

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Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week for May 15, 2019

The Hoosier Park Harness Race of the Week comes in Wednesday’s 12th race. A field of 10 trotters will vie in the non-winners of two contest which kicks off the closing Pick 3.

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#1 PETRA (7-1) has had excuses in her 2019 outings and could be ready to put it all together at a square number in this field. Uncle Peter filly was a sharp second in a seasonal bow prior to enduring a horrific voyage second time back. After breaking early in her third start of the year, the miss showed a nice late burst to garner shows honors from a tough outer draw last time out. Melanie Wrenn pupil gets the rail for this endeavor and will be saving ground throughout.

#4 LETSGOFORITALL (5-2) is the morning-line choice and deservedly so. The black gelding is the most consistent entrant in the field and has won or placed in five of his six assignments in 2019. Illinois-bred has the gate presence to be close in a field lacking much pace, which gives him an edge on a few of his main rivals. The sophomore is trained and ridden by John de Long, but his lifetime mark of one win and nine placings makes him difficult to back on top with any confidence.

#9 TRULY INSPIRED (6-1) has solid 2019 form entering this race with a second and a win in her last pair. The four-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide has displayed a solid late kick this campaign and she has room for further improvement while racing herself back into shape. The Dan Shelter trainee gets a tough post near the outside and will need her best to get it done today.

#6 ALL FOR ROCKY (30-1) is the ultimate wildcard in the field. The sophomore doesn’t stay flat consistently but when he does he’s a viable contender. Walter Haynes Jr.’s gelding broke at the break in his seasonal debut and will likely be a bit short in his first competitive event since the fall, but All for Rocky remains a tempting price considering his nice string of races over the course in 2018. He will be involved early if right today.

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