OSS action at Hanover Raceway

04:29 PM 06 Jul 2014 NZST
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Aventure wins his 3rd OSS grassroots start in a row Aventure wins his 3rd OSS grassroots start in a row
Aventure wins his 3rd OSS grassroots start in a row
Stacey Wight Photography
Aventure wins his 3rd OSS grassroots start in a row (Full picture)
Stacey Wight Photography

It was a triumphant return for harness racing driver Trevor Henry at Hanover Raceway Saturday night.

Racing in sires stakes events at Mohawk and elsewhere this summer, the multiple driver of the year at Hanover won 4 of the 6 OSS 3 year old Colt Trotting races Saturday.

Henry started off winning both ends of the Daily Double taking race 1 with Passed Da Point for owners Benoit Gendron and Roland Rocco of Quebec, in 1:59.1, and won race 2 with Massacaia for owner Gestion Jean Yves Blais of Montreal, Que in 2:00.2.

Henry said he expects to spend more time at Hanover once the Sires Stakes season slows down but he’s got several of his own horses competing at other tracks.  

The third OSS leg was won by Steve Byron who drove Totally Ripped for owner Don Leisheid of Windsor in 1:59.4.

The fourth OSS event was won by TothePointJames in 2:02 for driver, trainer and part owner Wayne Henry of Arthur along with Jeff Thomson of Chelsey, the estate of Daniel Mccann, and Arnold Feldman of Quebec.

Leg 5 was won by Tyrone Haji in 2:01.1 for trainer Bob Mcintosh of Windsor and accounted for Trevor Henrys 3rd win on the night, and Henry capped off the evening with the fastest mile of the night when Aventure won the 9th race in 1:58 for trainer Bill Budd of Waterdown.  Budd said afterwards that if his horse was able to clear the lead before the quarter pole, he thinks he may have had a chance to break the 3 year old track record held by first Dream of Glory winner Abbey Road C back in 2002.  Budd says Aventure who is Dream of Glory eligible will be back on July 26th for the eliminations, and he expects another great performance from the son of muscle mass.  The colt is owned by Orville Rursch of Illinois.

Fans at Hanover enjoyed 300 cupcakes and 300 tshirts in a t-shirt toss to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sires Stakes program.  Hanover also held its first Survivor handicapping qualifier.  Despite over 150 entries none of the fans in attendance qualified for the August 9th final.  The good news is fans have 3 more chances to qualify for a chance to win a high definition television courtesy of Country 93 radio.  Hanover Raceway features 10 live race’s and another chance to qualify for the Survivor handicapping contest on July 12th.  Post time is 7:15pm

Gord Dougan

 

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