Day At The Track

Hanover Raceway to host huge night of racing

04:20 PM 06 Jun 2012 NZST
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Hanover Raceway

From New York to Grey County, Hanover Raceway will be the place to see great racing from across North America on Saturday night.

The Belmont Stakes feature I’ll Have Another trying to become the first triple crown winner in thouroughbred racing since Affirmed achieved the feat 37 years ago. After come-from-behind upset wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, I’ll Have Another is just a mile and a half away from making history, and fans can watch it happen at Hanover Raceway.

The Belmont Stakes is set to go to post at 6:40 p.m. Saturday evening and it will be shown on the huge Hanover Raceway video screen, as well as in the simulcast restaurant.

Then, the local card of racing on tap Saturday night in Hanover is extra special with ten divisions of Ontario Sires Stakes races for three-year old filly pacers. The field include’s last year’s Battle of the Belle’s winner, as well as the past OSS 2 year old Grassroots champion, and several local horses.

Sauble Claire owned by Sauble Hill Farms in Tara, and Frown Upside Down owned by Bill Brown of Hanover , will be looking to win the lionshare of their 24,000 dollar purses. Saturdays card features close to $250,000 in purses, as well as the annual Trevor Breadner Memorial pace, in which the current Hanover Raceway track record was set in 2011.

Trevor was a longtime harness racing enthusiast that loved watching trackside in Hanover. Unfortunately, he lost his battle with cancer at the young age of 24.

Hanover Raceway pays tribute to a great fan and fittingly, it will occur on an absolutely fantastic night of racing.

Simulcast fans can also watch some of the top pacers in North America competing at Mohawk via our simulcast. Mohawk will feature 2 divisions of the Pepsi North America Cup.

Among those taking part is Secretsoftheknight, partly owned by Tony Lawrence of Hanover and Graham Hopkins of Chesley. The 3 year old pacer needs a top 5 finish in order to qualify for the 1.5 million dollar Pepsi North America Cup final next Saturday at Mohawk.

Hanover Raceway features and All-you-can-eat buffet starting at 5:00pm, and live racing every Saturday night at 7:15, with free admission and parking always.

by Gord DOUGAN

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