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Its been 8 years since the Whatthehecklavec set the last Aged Mare Track Record and it was in the Walker Invitational Trot. This year Trevor Henry owned and Richard Moreau trained Angies Lucky Star beat the old mark by 1/5th of a second on a track rated good, due to a light steady rain. Angies Lucky Star got away second to the quarter behind Spartan Victory driven by Ryan Holliday in 27.3, but quickly took over control, and never looked back hitting the half in 56.2, the 3/4′s in 1:26.1 and the mile in 1:56.4. The Walker Trot is named for Allan and Viola Walker. Allan was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1996 and was not only a top driver, but a well respected trainer as well and his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren are still involved in the sport. Hanover Raceway also host the staff from 92.3 The Dock radio, who gave away a $1500 dollar Smart TV, won by Randy Cook of Holland Centre, and 2 more people qualified for the Survivor handicapping contest. So far 17 fans have correctly picked 4 horses that finished in the money, and will return on August 9th for a shot at another High Definition TV package. Next Saturday is Dream of Glory elimination night. Over 90 horses are paid up to the series, and the top 8 will return on Sunday August 3rd for the 60,000 dollar final. Hanover Raceway will also host the 2nd Rider under Saddle race to feature wagering next Saturday. its being billed as Canada vs Norway, and the girl riders will be on hand after their race for a meet and greet and autograph session. Post time next Saturday is 7:15pm. by Gord Dougan, for Hanover Raceway     519-364-2860 x 2      

Hanover Raceway plays host to the Walker invitational Trot this Saturday night. The annual race pays tribute to Alan and Viola Walker of Owen Sound. The late Alan Walker was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1996 and was one of our country's top drivers. Walker not only won several driving titles, but was also an excellent trainer especially with Trotters. Some of his stock included McDuffs Lassie, Cadenza and Clement Hanover. Also at Hanover Raceway this Saturday will be the staff from 92.3 The Dock Radio in Owen Sound. The Dock staff will be awarding 1 lucky fan with a brand new high definition TV package courtesy of HDTV in Walkerton and Hanover. Saturday is also Week 3 of the Survivor Handicapping contest. Fans are asked to pick a horse in races 5-8 that they think will finish in the money. If they are right, they'll return on August 9th to compete for another high definition TV package courtesy of Countyr 93 Radio. Post time Saturday night is 7:15pm. by Gord Dougan, for Hanover Raceway

It was a Super Moon night at Hanover Raceway.  However, the moon didn’t affect J Harris who had 3 wins, 3 seconds and a third on the 10 race card. The Dundas native started off his winning streak driving Excellence to victory in Race 3 for owner Susan Downey of St George Ontario in 1:57.1.  Harris also won Race 8 with Blazing Shot for Tom Gallant of Caledon East in 2:00.3, and finished his hattrick in Race 9 with Victoria for owner Dominic Dicicco of London in 1:57.4. Saturday night was also week 2 of the Country 93 survivor contest. Close to 70 contestants took part with 9 of them picking a horse that finished in the money in 4 races in a row. The qualifiers for the Survivor final on August 9th are Bill Johnston of Wingham Dan Border of Owen Sound Ann Wilson of Markdale Norma Breadner of Owen Sound Shelley Johnston of Flesherton Scott Davis of Owen Sound Joe Allison of Kincardine Kim Mahon of Owen Sound And Bruce Patchell of Hanover They join the 6 survivors from week 1.... however, everyone has 2 more opportunities to qualify over the next 2 Saturdays.  Saturday July 19th is 92.3 the Dock day.  Fans can enter to win a 1500 dollar TV package courtesy of 92.3 the Dock radio.   Post time next Saturday is 7:15pm. by Gord Dougan, for Hanover Raceway

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  

The Ontario Sires Stakes hit Hanover for the first time this season and fans are in for a celebration. OSS Spokesperson Jackie Warner says she will be bringing 300 T Shirts to give away, as well as some OSS hats for people who enter the Survivor Handicapping Contest at the track. Warner also says in celebration of the OSS 40th birthday, she will also be bringing some baked treats for fans who stick around until the later races. Six divisions of 3 year old Colt Trotters will hit the track as part of the 10 race card, including over 20 horses who are eligible for the Dream of Glory Eliminations which start on July 26th. GM Gord Dougan says its a great chance for local fans to come see some of the best Grassroots trotters Ontario has to offer, and racing fans will get a good idea on some of the Dream of Glory eligibles who will be making their first start on the Hanover track. The Hanover program includes a Survivor Ballot where fans are asked to pick 4 horses in races 5-8 who they think will finish in the money. If fans are correct they will earn an entry into the Survivor final on August 9th. Dougan says the last survivor on the final night will win a Giant High Definition televison courtsey of Country 93 radio. its also Ladies night at the track tonight as ladies can enter to win one of several prizes courtesy of The Flower Shoppe and Greenhouses in Hanover, My Scissors and I, and Hanover Raceway. Post time is 7:15pm tonight. by Gord Dougan, for Hanover Raceway  

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  

Harness Racing action is back this Saturday night, as Pepsi provides racing fans with up to 2,000 dollars in prizes. Among the items up for grabs will be backyard patio furniture and a BBQ. There will be an extra treat for Hanover Fans on Saturday as the Miniature Horses return. The 32-36 inch high horses will trot for one quarter mile around the hanover oval.  The event has been a fan favorite over the past several years. The Coach House restaurant opened on Monday, and will host its 1st night, which was always popular in the previous restaurant location. Patrons will enjoy the new  dining experience which will include a full menu as well as daily specials. GM Gord Dougan says if all goes well, our simulcast area will also re-open in its new location on the newly expanded Hanover Slots Floor this weekend. The expansion includes 63 new games including Roulette and Blackjack, as well as a simulcast area on the gaming floor. Dougan says it’s hoped that the integration of Horse Racing and Gaming will be good for both sides.  Post time Saturday night is 7:15pm. From The Hanover Raceway Press Box

For the past decade Hanover Raceway has partnered with Molson to host Molson Mens Night.   GM Gord Dougan says Molson has provided up to 2,000 dollars worth of prizing which will be awarded to fathers in attendance Saturday night who fill out a ballot.   Among the prizes available to be won is a Weber BBQ, Mini Fridge, Team Canada Hockey Jersey and 2 Coors light Golf Bags to name but a few.   Dougan adds, their new Coach House Restaurant is coming together.  He says they plan to open on Monday with a limited menu to make sure everything is working as it should and will bring back the Saturday night Buffet Dinner next Saturday for Pepsi Night on June 21st.   Hanover also plans to show the NA Cup final on its Big Screen Video Board in between its live races on Saturday night.  Post time is 7:15pm.   From the Hanover Raceway Publicity Department

It was a near perfect night for the season opener at Hanover Raceway.The weather was perfect and the crowd was large for the first night of live harness racing in 2014. The season start was delayed due to construction on a large renovation project at Hanover. GM Gord Dougan says the OLG is almost doubling its gaming space, adding over 60 machines including automated blackjack and roulette tables which they hope to open June 20th. On top of that, trades workers finally vacated the live grandstand space Friday after constructing a new 1500 sq foot restaurant, and new washrooms. At the same time, the raceway relocated its betting line, brought in a new tote company under the alliance racetrack program, and added new offices to accommodate racing. Dougan says it was very difficult getting ready for opening day with less than 24 hours to turn around a construction site, but other than a few minor issues, the night went smoothly. Hanover will feature 16 nights of live racing which is down from 32 nights under the Slots at Racetrack program 2 years ago. Dougan says that means all the excitement of our racing season is jammed into a shorter time frame for racing fans. Next week is Molson Mens night in honour of Fathers day. Fathers in attendance can enter a draw to win up to 2,000 dollars in prizes courtesy of Molson including a new bar-b-q and mini-Fridge. Post time Saturday night is 7:15 and Hanover will also show the final of the North America Cup from Mohawk during its live racing program. From the Hanover Raceway Press Box

Hanover, ON - Due to the quick melt and the hard work of track staff, Hanover Raceway will be able to open its track to outside training on Monday April 28th. Training will be open daily from the ship in barn. Hanover's 2014 live season begins Saturday June 7th, and will continue until September 27th. The season opening day will include a FREE HR 50th anniversary hat for the first 100 programs that are sold on site, and June's live schedule include's both Pepsi Family Day and Molson Men's Night, with 2,000 dollars worth of prize giveaways each night. by Gord Dougan, for Hanover Raceway

Due to the expansion of the Hanover Slots and construction of a new restaurant and washrooms for live racing, the Hanover Raceway simulcast and restaurant were closed at the end of March. Approvals have now been given to host an off-track simulcast at the Hanover Curling Club starting Sunday April 13th at noon. The simulcast will be open Thursdays and Mondays from 6-11pm and on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from Noon to 11:00pm.  Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays. Limited food and beverage services will be provided at the curling club located at 247 12th street in Hanover. The Curling Club is located 1 block north of the Main Street in Hanover, across from the Hanover Legion, and the current plan is to remain open until the new Simulcast is open for wagering in June. by Gord Dougan, for Hanover Raceway

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS We are pleased to announce that, in co-operation with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Hanover Raceway will be expanding and renovating the restaurant, simulcast and washrooms areas of the facility. The gaming floor at the Slots at Hanover Raceway will also be expanded. In order to complete the renovations by June 1st, 2014, Hanover Raceway will temporarily close the Restaurant and Simulcast Areas at the end of March 2014. A temporary location for Simulcast will be announced shortly. We anticipate that the renovations will be completed in time for the beginning of the live racing season, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 7th at 7:15 pm. We know that our customers will enjoy the newly expanded, restaurant, simulcast, gaming floor and other renovated facilities. We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to providing you with a more comfortable and enjoyable experience at the newly renovated Hanover Raceway. Gord Dougan GM Hanover Raceway

Over 80 horses entered the box for the 4th and final card of the 2013 Lakeshore Horse Racing Association meet, at the Leamington Fair Grounds. Organizers are extremely pleased with the turnout and support from local horsemen and businesses.  In fact, all 40 of the live race sponsorships for the meet were sold out in less than a week.   The 4 day meet has included several extracurricular activities, including Guest National Anthem Singers, Riders Under Saddle, Parade Marshall horses, the “So you think you can drive” and “I Love Canadian Harness Racing” groups. Family Day this Sunday is jam packed with activities including an Off Kilter Equine demonstration, a petting zoo, meet and greet with Hall of Famers Dave Wall and Bob McIntosh, World Champion driver Jody Jamieson,  and Doug Mcintosh. One lucky fan will also win a 50 inch Panasonic TV courtesy of Ernies TV in Kingsville, and the group encourages people to bring a non-perishable food item to the races for the local Salvation Army Food Drive. Leamington’s final live race program for 2013 goes this Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm. Gord Dougan      

Premier Kathleen Wynne says her government will spend up to 400 million dollars over the next five years to help the struggling industry.  A panel appointed by the Liberals after they cancelled the slots at racetracks program made the recommendation in a report released on Friday. The funding would cover purses and the costs of live racing.  The panel also calls for a Standardbred racing alliance to operate a "world class racing circuit'' with eight tracks -- Hanover, Clinton, Grand River, Western Fair, Flamboro, Georgian, Mohawk and Woodbine. However, it says it doesn't support a full race calendar at Fort Erie's track but endorses the current 30-day calendar at Ajax Downs. Reaction to report is mostly positive from the Harness Racing industry. General Manager at Hanover Raceway Gord Dougan is glad his track is part of that eight-track alliance. He also points out the funding would be 80 million dollars a year, starting next April, compared to the 60 million that race tracks received this past year.  One negative is the amount of race days.  Dougan says it appears they will have only 15 dates for racing compared with 20 last year, and 32 days in 2012. Hanover Mayor Kathi Maskell is also reacting positively to the report, stating “the recommendations of the Transition Panel and inclusion of Hanover Raceway in the racing alliance is fantastic news for the industry, the regional economy and livelihood of hundreds of people in this area alone, and certainly for the Town of Hanover”. The Progressive Conservatives say the damage has already been done in rural Ontario, where farms have gone bankrupt and people have lost their jobs.  To view details of the plan click link below. Ontario Horse Racing Plan (reprinted with permission from www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca)

This Sunday marks the 3rd of 4 live race days for the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association meet at the Leamington Fair Grounds and so far officials are extremely pleased with the support from the community and race fans. Not only will 5 ladies compete in a Rider under Saddle Trot, OHHA will be bringing the “So you think you can Drive” horses and double seated jog carts.   There will also be a meet and greet area where fans can get up close and personal with a retired race horse, and there will be draw prizes including a 1 night stay at the Howard Johnson Hotel, and NFL signed memorabilia will be given away including a Tony Gonzalez Kansas City Chief's sweater. "Fan attendance and live handle has been very strong considering the short time we’ve had to prepare," said Director of Racing Gord Dougan, "and some of the races have had short fields due to the lack of purse money being offered. "Essex County Harness Fans, Horse owners, trainers and local Businesses have been very supportive and great to work with." Dougan added, "Fans have been cheering and clapping for the finish of each race, and have stated they are extremely happy to have Horse Racing back in Essex County." There will also be a food drive for the Salvation Army on October 6 & 13 and race fans are encouraged to please bring cans of non-perishable food to the races. Post time this Sunday is 1:00pm. Submitted by the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association  

Some of the trophy presentations closing night at Hanover Raceway. Jim Watt of Clinton receives to Ray and Lue Leifso the annual non-driving trainer award from Marion Leifso. Master of Ceremony, Fred Wallace , interviews Tyler Durst of Clinton who received with Owner of the Year Award along with trainer Heather Toll of Dungannon. by Gord Dougan for Hanover Raceway  

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