Day At The Track

Hannelore Hanover sets Canadian record

03:53 PM 19 Jun 2016 NZST
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Hannelore Hanover crushed her rivals
Hannelore Hanover crushed her rivals
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Hannelore Hanover

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 18 - Hannelore Hanover crushed her harness racing rivals with a Canadian Record performance in the $267,000 Armbro Flight Final Saturday night on the Pepsi North America Cup undercard.

The Ron Burke trainee toured Mohawk Racetrack in a career best 1:51 to match the World Record for four-year-old trotting mares and establish.h a new Canadian Record for older trotting mares.

Driven by Yannick Gingras, Hannelore Hanover cleared to the front at the opening-quarter in :27.2. The daughter of Swan For All posted middle-fraction panels of :56 and 1:24.1 to lead the field to the top of the lane.

In the stretch, Hannelore Hanover turned the race into a blowout and pulled away with ease. She trotted a :26.4 final-quarter to win by 6½ lengths in 1:51.

"I knew should could go like that last week, she was totally wrapped up," said Gingras. "I knew she had a couple big miles in her that's for sure.

"She's fresh and never been racing against tough horses, so she was always within herself, but it was a scary (fast) mile tonight, but she still had more."

Shake It Cerry rallied from seventh to finish second, while Rules Of The Road grabbed third.

Owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Frank Baldachino, Hannelore Hanover was competing in just her second Grand Circuit event Saturday. Last season, she dominated the Indiana Sires Stakes and won 8 of 19 to bank over $295,000.

The Burke trainee now has seven wins in 8 starts this season to bring her seasonal earnings to $246,000. The Armbro Flight victory gives Hannelore Hanover 16 career wins and a bankroll of over $550,000.

A $2 win ticket on Hannelore Hanover returned $2.20.

Hannelore Hanover

Mark McKelvie

 

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