Big crowd on hand for Pepsi Night in Hanover

10:11 AM 22 Jun 2014 NZST
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Mini horse races were part of Hanover's Pepsi Night
Photo by Stacey Wright

It was a perfect night for Pepsi Night at the races at Hanover Raceway.

A large crowd was on hand for the first buffet of the season in the new Coach House Restaurant and the festivities included 2,000 dollars worth of prizes courtesy of Pepsi in Owen Sound.

On the track, 4 different drivers had a double win night.

Tom Smith started it off winning race 1 with Star Struck Luck which he trains and co-owns with Jayne Walker of Holland Centre. Smith also won race 9 with Whiskey Wisdom for owner Lema Chapple of Wingham. Lorne House had the biggest payout of the night when he won Race 4 with Zorgwijk Ophelia at 124-1. The 3 year old filly paid 251.90 to win for 1 lucky patron. House also won Race 8 with Sharon the Moment for Susan Downey of St George, Ontario.

Bruce Richardson had the driving double with Clementine in Race 5 for owner Colleen Fox of Brantford and won Race 7 with Gracies Harmony for owner Allan Steeves of London, and the fastest mile of the night went to Jay Harris of Dundas who won Race 6 with Hope you had fun for owner Russel Ellis of Elmira in 1:57.0. Harris won his 2nd on the night with Dostal Alley in Race 3 for owner Joanne Pond of Hawkstone.

Close to 1,000 attended Pepsi Night and some of the biggest cheers were for the finish of the Miniature Horse race which took place after race 3. The quarter mile dash featured 6 miniature horses and it ended in a photo finish with number 5, Royal B's Hawk narrowing out Elysium's Norma Jean at the wire.

Hanover Raceway features Hockeyville Night on Saturday June 28th. Teens and children 13 and under wearing a hockey jersey can enter to win 1 of several bicycles donated by Hanover Canadian Tire. Post time is 7:15pm.

From the press box at Hanover Raceway

 

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