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WISH-TV To Air Dan Patch

Published: August 13, 2015 8:48 pm ET

Last Comment: August 14, 2015 1:52 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

WISH-TV’s partnership with Centaur Gaming will continue with a special broadcast of Friday's 22nd edition of the $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes, a race featuring the best in the sport of harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, during the 10:00 p.m. news hour.

The WISH TV broadcasting partnership kicked off on Saturday, July 18 with coverage of the Indiana Oaks and Indiana Derby live from Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville.

"Centaur Gaming immediately saw the value in a strategic television partnership with WISH-TV given their solid reputation and reach not only in the Indianapolis-area but throughout much of Indiana,” said Jim Brown, Centaur Gaming President and COO. “We look forward to entertaining their viewers with live broadcasts of our biggest races at Indiana Grand and Hoosier Park as well as showcasing what has made our destinations the best in gaming, racing, dining, and entertainment in Indiana."

The Dan Patch is Hoosier Park’s most prestigious pacing race and has become an annual tradition that highlights some of the best athletes in the sport of harness racing. Hoosier Park’s event is named after the early 1900’s racehorse phenomenon, Dan Patch. Originally from Oxford, Ind., Dan Patch raced the clock rather than his inferior competitors. Drawing crowds of more than 90,000 people at a single race, the free-legged equine hero was the unparalleled sports icon of his time.

The Dan Patch Stakes will be part of a special weekend tagged as the “Dan Patch Festival Weekend” and will feature extreme entertainment, giveaways, and racing. The thrill-themed weekend will showcase some of the most notable names in harness racing alongside free fireworks, giveaways, and interactive family-friendly entertainment. Also, highlighting the weekend will by a concert by REO Speedwagon on Saturday, August 15 as Hoosier Park continues its’ summer concert series line-up.

(Hoosier Park)

August 14, 2015 - 1:52 pmI note that trainer Ron Burke

I note that trainer Ron Burke has 5 horses in the race! Glad I don't own a horse in there with 5 of them working against me!

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