FOX Sports To Cover Dan Patch Stakes

Bulldog Hanover
Published: August 10, 2023 04:45 pm EDT

FOX Sports will provide comprehensive coverage of the 30th edition of the prestigious Dan Patch Stakes, set to take place at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Aug. 11.

The Dan Patch Stakes, known for its storied history and tradition, brings together the top older pacers in the country to compete for glory on Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s famed seven-eighths mile oval.

First post will be at 6:15 p.m., and viewers can tune in to FOX Sports to catch every moment of the thrilling races, interviews with key figures and expert analysis of the equine talents on display from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

"NYRA and FOX Sports are delighted to extend our coverage of marquee Standardbred events with the addition of three shows from Caesars Entertainment properties, including the highly anticipated Dan Patch on Aug. 11,” said Eric Donovan Sr., Director of TV Broadcast Operations at NYRA. “Our commitment to bringing world-class horse racing to our viewers is unwavering, and this collaboration marks an exciting milestone."

With FOX Sports' dedicated team of seasoned broadcasters and commentators, viewers will have an immersive experience, getting up close and personal with all the action of the Dan Patch Stakes both on and off the track.

The Dan Patch Stakes has long served as Indiana’s richest harness race and is reputed as one of North America’s premier races for older male pacers. Along with a star-studded field, Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s Dan Patch festival weekend will feature guaranteed wagers, handicapping contests, carnival games, food trucks and more. In addition to the family-friendly atmosphere, the first 300 fans in the door will receive a commemorative Dan Patch t-shirt.

The 2023 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes has been slated as the 13th race on the 15-race program with an estimated post time of 10:44 p.m. EDT and will be supported by an all-star undercard of racing action.

The 2023 Dan Patch field is listed below in post position order.

$300,000 Dan Patch Stakes
Post - Horse - Driver - Trainer - Morning Line Odds
1. Abuckabett Hanover - Andrew Harris - Scott Zeron - 8-1
2. Tellmeaboutit - Alvin Miller - Michael Oosting - 15-1
3. This Is The Plan - Ron Burke - Trace Tetrick - 20-1
4. Lous Pearlman - Ron Burke - David Miller - 6-1
5. Southwind Gendry - Ron Burke - Brandon Bates - 8-1
6. Linedrive Hanover - Anthony Beaton - James MacDonald - 9-2
7. Captain Kirk - Todd Luther - Ricky Macomber Jr. - 20-1
8. Little Rocket Man - Ken Rucker - John De Long - 7-2
9. Whichwaytothebeach - Garry Merner Jr. - Peter Wrenn - 20-1
10. Charlie May - Steve Carter - Brett Miller - 3-1
11. Ponda Warrior - Jay Hochstetler - Kyle Wilong - 12-1

(Hoosier Park; Photo of 2022 Dan Patch Stakes champion Bulldog Hanover)

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