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Hoosier Park to add overnight series
Friday, March 07, 2014 - by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park Racing and Casino

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Anderson, IN --- As Hoosier Park Racing & Casino prepares for the upcoming 21st season of live harness racing, horsemen should be advised that Hoosier Park will offer five new overnight series for the 2014 live harness racing meet.

The 2014 live racing season will be comprised of 160 dates and offer an extended stakes schedule headlined by the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational pace on Friday (August 8). In conjunction with the extended stakes schedule, Hoosier Park will offer these new overnight series in April and will possibly look to add others in the upcoming months.

The series will be open to any horse that fits the condition and the series does not have a nomination requirement. Each series will have an entry fee of $25 and is set to get underway starting April 8.

"The Polar Vortex" pacing series is open to horses that have started for a base claiming price of $6,000 or less in one of their last three starts (up to and including April 2, 2014), $6,000 claimers are also eligible.

"The Winners Circle OTB" pacing series is open to fillies and mares that have started for a base claiming price of $6,000 or less in one of their last three starts ( up to and including April 3, 2014), $6,000 claimers are also eligible.

"The Club Centaur" pacing series is open to non-winners of two (Indiana-sired three) ext. PM races or $10,000 lifetime (up to and including March 15, 2014).

"The Extreme Velocity" pacing series is open to fillies and mares that are non-winners of two (Indiana-sired three) ext. PM races or $10,000 lifetime (up to and including March 15, 2014).

"The Crossroads of America" trotting series is open to non-winners of two (Indiana-sired three) ext. PM races or $10,000 lifetime (up to and including March 15, 2014).

Each of the series is comprised of two preliminary legs and a final with the top ten money earners in each series making up the final. Horses that enter for a claiming tag in the claiming series will not be eligible to be claimed in the following starts in the series.

The overnight series will be on Hoosier Park's condition sheets and can be found on Hoosier Park's website as soon as they are made available. To see a full list of the overnight series, click here.

The 2014 season of live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will kick off on March 28. Live racing will follow a Friday and Saturday schedule the opening week, a Thursday, Friday and Saturday schedule the second week and then resume a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the remainder of the meet.

With a new, daily post time of 5:15 p.m. each night, the live racing season will be conducted through Nov. 15.


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