Hanover Raceway will celebrate thirteen harness racing horsepeople and one horse during its second annual Heritage Day. Lou Macs Review, owned by Paul Walker and Carscot Stables, and bred by Robert Macdonnell and Ron Loucks had a tremendous career both on and off the track.
Not only did she make $560,000 dollars in purse money, but her broodmare career included offspring that made over 1.2 million in earnings.
GM Gord Dougan says Hanover Raceway will also honour 13 people in the racing and building categories. Those people being honoured are:
2012 Hall of Fame inductee Dave Wall formerly of Kincardine
Horseperson of the Century Keith Waples formerly of Durham
Driver/Trainer Ross Battin of Monkton
Trainer Ross Henry of Arthur
Owner/Trainers Jean and Peter Thibaudeau of Hanover
Starting gate operatorWeppler
Board member Charlie Martin
Board member John Beirnes
Board members Helen and Norm Lamburtus
Board members Vi and Norm Fitzsimmons
Dougan says originally we were only going a few horses and or people each year, but with the future of Horse Racing in jeopardy due to the decisions of the provincial government, we felt we had better increase our nominee’s in case we didn’t have this opportunity in the future.
Heritage Day will include a special display on the achievements of the nominee’s, write-ups and pictures of the nominee’s in the program, plus memorabilia from Hanover Raceway. The program will also include a special race, called the Heritage Day Pace.
Post time on Saturday September 15th will be 7:15pm.
by Gord DOUGAN