Hanover to honour 13 people and 1 horse

05:51 PM 08 Aug 2012 NZST
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Hanover Raceway

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 operator Earl Weppler

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

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