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Hanover Raceway will play host to five divisions of 3 year old Filly Trotters in the Ontario Sires Stakes this Saturday night. Among those taking part are 6 of the top 10 horses in the OSS Grassroots standings, and several with local connections.    They’ll all be trying to gather points to qualify for the season ending Grassroots Championship. Among those taking part are two owned by the Henry Stables of Arthur. Wing Flash won her first start in the 3 year old OSS program at Dresden in 1:58.2 but has struggled at Mohawk in her recent starts. Pointe of Inquiry however won at Mohawk on August 10thin 1:57.1. Jeff and Lori Thomson of Chesley own Renegade Magic who leads the OSS Grassroots standings with 3 wins and a second in four starts. This daughter of Kadabra has earned over 43,000 dollars already this season. Julie Walker and JB Renaud own Tymal Fireitup, who has a 3rd and 4th place finish so far and will need a good finish in order to move up the Grassroots points standings. Fans who purchase their program at the Kiosk this Saturday starting at 6:00pm will get a choice of an OSS T Shirt, or OSS hat,  while supplies last. Also Saturday Hanover Raceway will feature a live band, as Craig Dougan from the Almost Hip will be playing some classic Tragically Hip songs,  as well as some of his originals from his 1st 2 CD’s. And its CKNX Night at the Races.  The staff will be on hand to help with swag prizing and one lucky fan will win a 50 inch Smart TV package from HDTV in Hanover and Walkerton. Post time is 7:15pm  

Smoke Monkey set the Hanover Raceway track record last Saturday when he won his elimination of the Balanced Image in 1:59.2 and was the favorite going into the harness racing final. However Ginger Road used his rail advantage to jump out to the early lead past the quarter in 28.2 and the half in 59.4.   Smoke Monkey got away 3rd at the quarter and moved to the outside before the half and following his first over lead was Georgies Pockets and driver Michael Vanderkemp. Smoke Monkey took over the lead at the ¾’s in 1:29 and it looked like it might be another track record for the 2 year old, but Georgies Pockets came out 3 wide to win the race in 1:59.1, one fifth of a second better than last weeks record.  Magical Steph got up for 2nd just ahead of Smoke Monkey who finished 3rd. Georgies Pockets is owned by the M T Pockets stable from Pompano Florida.   Driver Michiel Vanderkemp said afterwards he was grinning the whole mile because he followed Smoke Monkey around the whole trip and just had more to give in the stretch. Long time Farm Manager Doug Nash was on hand to present the Balanced Image trophy to the new champion. It was also 92.3 The Dock night at the races, and Jean Yenssen of Mount Forest won a $1,000 dollar travel voucher from Hanover Travel. Next week, Hanover Raceway plays host to 3 year old Trotting Fillies in the Ontario Sires Stakes.   The OSS program will provide 100 T shirts to fans who purchase the 1st 100 programs at the information Kiosk, and CKNX Radio will be on hand to give away a 50 inch Smart TV to one lucky fan.   There will also be a live band playing as Craig Dougan from the Almost Hip will be on hand with music in between the races. Post time next Saturday September 5th is 7:15pm. Gord Dougan

The field for the 11th annual Balanced Image final includes new track record holder Smoke Monkey who won his elimination last week in 1:59.2.   However, the 2 year old colt has seven other contenders that will be looking to take the crown including a horse with local connections.  Major Muscle is owned by Mark Etsell formerly of Walkerton as well as Bob Newton of Walkerton and Chuan Tan of Cambridge. This 2 year old Filly won her elimination in 2:00.2 which was the second fastest winner on the program and will start from post position 8 in the final.  The Balanced Image final will go as Race 10 in the program for a record purse of $77,800. Saturday night also includes some special guests. Hanover Raceway welcomes Susies Garage and the staff from 92.3 The Dock. Susies Garage is a local band from Port Elgin who will play some rock and country classics for us in between the races.  The staff from the Dock have a great prize for someone as they will give away a $1,000 dollar Travel Voucher from Hanover Travel. We’ll pick a name from the Ballot bin so make sure you enter your name on one of our ballots for a shot at that great prize. Next week, we host our second and final OSS night as 3 year old Filly Trotters hit the track.   Hopefully we’ll have some of our local Dream of Glory horses back, and the Ontario Sires Stakes have left with us 100 free T-shirts and a number of OSS hats that we will give away with the purchase of a program at our information Kiosk starting at 6:00pm. The shirts and or hats will be FREE with the purchase of a program. It’s also CKNX Night at the races, which means another great prize for one of our lucky fans from our ballot box.   Post time is 7:15pm. Hanover Raceway    

With 183 nominations this could be the most lucrative Balanced Image Trot final in Hanover Raceway history. Harness racing horsemen have until 10am tomorrow, to declare to start in Hanover’s 2nd largest race event of the season.  GM Gord Dougan says with so many nominations this year’s final could be worth as much as the $75,100 Dream of Glory final earlier this month. After this Saturday’s eliminations, the top eight two-year-old trotters will return on Saturday August 31st for the Balanced image final.  Post time this Saturday is 7:15pm. Hanover Raceway

It was a perfect night for harness racing and a large crowd enjoyed the 41st annual Walker Memorial Trot. Five year old Draggin the Wagon was coming off a win in his last start at Hanover and went off as one of the favorites in the Walker Memorial. Anthony Haughan and Draggin The Wagon grabbed the early lead past the opening quarter in 29.2 and got a bit of a breather past the half in 1:00.3. Despite attempts to put pressure on the leader, Draggin the Wagon led past the 3/4s in 1:29.3 and held off a late attempt by Brandon CS to win by just under a length in 1:59. The Walker Memorial is dedicated to Allan and Viola Walker of Owen Sound who were tremendous horsemen especially with trotters. Allan was inducted in the Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1996. Draggin the Wagon has won 5 of his 20 starts this season for owners James, David and Micheal Cantelon of the Toronto area, and trainer Jeff Byron. In other action, Jay Harris had the hot hand winning 3 of the other 9 races on the card including the opener with Turn a Buck for owners Bill Rankin of Dundas, Lawrence Baker of Alberton and Ralph Jardine of Arthur in 2:03.2. Harris also won Race 8 with Aldrin Hanover in 2:00.4 for owner Karl McNaughton of Clinton and Race 9 with Distinctiv Cam in 1:58.2 for owner Terry Rutledge of Auburn. On the grandstand side, Sharon Taylor of Owen Sound won the Country 93 Survivor contest. Over 50 fans qualified for the final by correctly picking 4 horses to finish in the money during qualifying rounds in July. Taylor won a 58 inch Samsung Smart TV courtesy of Country 93 Radio and HDTV in Hanover and Walkerton. Next Saturday, Hanover Raceway plays host to the Balanced Image trot eliminations. 183 horses are eligible to compete in the eliminations. The top 8 finishers will return on Saturday August 29th for the 2nd biggest purse of the Hanover season. Post time next Saturday is 7:15pm. Hanover Raceway

Hanover Raceway is pleased to host the 41st annual Walker Memorial Trot this Saturday as the feature race on its 10 race harness racing card. The race is in honour of Allan and Viola Walker for their hard work and excellence in the field of Harness racing, especially with Trotters. Alan was nominated to the Hall of Fame in 1996.  Walker captured several driving titles at both Greenwood Raceway and Garden City, including 1963 when he achieved an impressive UDRS of .490.  He was also known for his work as a trainer with many great trotters including MacDuffs Lassie, Clement Hanover, Cadenza and Invasion. Saturday is also Survivor finale night sponsored by Country 93 Radio. Over 50 fans correctly picked 4 horses to finish in the money during qualifying nights in July and now compete for the title of Sole Survivor.  The winner will receive a 58 inch Hi Def TV courtesy of Country 93 Radio and HDTV in Hanover and Walkerton. The contest starts in Race 2 and all participants will receive a ballot to select a horse to finish In the top 3 finishing positions.  If they are correct, they will receive a ballot for Race 3, and the contest will continue until there are just 3 finalists left. Post time Saturday night is 7:15pm. Hanover Raceway    

A jam packed crowd attended the 14th annual Dream of Glory Finals Saturday night at Hanover Raceway.  Fans enjoyed 12 great races including 5 divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes and the $75,100 dollar Dream of Glory final.   After setting a new track record last week in his elimination,  Hemi Seelster jumped out to a quick lead before the first turn and made no mistakes leading past fractions in 28.3, 59.2, 128.4 and cruised to a 2.5 length victory in 1:57.4.   The battle was for second as 4 horses battled for position behind the new track record holder with Sumthintotalkabout coming in 2nd place ahead of I’ll Stay Here who finished 3rd.   Hemi Seelster is co-owned by the Parkhill Stud Farm, Matthew Bax of Campbellville, John Houston,of Cobourg-Goin To The Show Stable,Peterborough,ON.   Bax said afterwards that a good start by his 3 year old let him settle in and then he took control of the race.  Bax said the Dream of Glory is a great event at a great track and he’s optimistic about the future of the sport.  It was the 3rd victory for Bax and driver Steve Byron who is back to form after a pretty severe knee injury in 2013, that sidelined him for over 6 months.   The win was the 4th Dream of Glory championship for Byron who also won in 2007 with The Mad Duke for trainer Norm Dunstan.   Bax and Byron won the 2009 Dream of Glory Final with Augusto and also won in 2012 with Summer Indian.     In OSS action Bruce Richardson won 2 of the 5 races including the first elimination with 3 year old filly pacer Dublin Rose.  The filly just missed the track record of 1:54.4 finishing her mile in 1:55 flat, the fastest of the 5 divisions.  Richardson said “It’s just like playing for the Leafs, in front of a jam packed house.”   Richardson engineered the win for Allen Tomlinson of Mason,    Michigan,  who bred, owns and trains the daughter of Major In Art and Bronwen Seelster.    Hanover Raceway hosts the 151st Hanover Fair next week so the next live action will be on Saturday August 15th with the finale of the Survivor Handicapping contest.   66 fans qualified for the final during the 4 weeks of eliminations in July.   The event is sponsored by Country 93 radio and the winner will walk away with a 58 inch High Definition Samsung TV.   The Hanover Fair agenda can be found at and the weekend includes a Kim Mitchell Concert on Friday night, and a Country 93 Video Dance party on Saturday night.   Both events are 19 and over and start at 9:00pm with doors opening at 8:00pm.   Gord Dougan

AUGUST 1, 2015 - In front of an enthusiastic Dream Of Glory night crowd, local harness racing reinsman Bruce Richardson piloted a pair of three-year-old pacing fillies to Grassroots victory on Saturday evening. "It's just like playing for the Leafs," quipped Richardson from the Hanover Raceway winner's circle. "A jam-packed house." The Arthur, ON resident made his first visit to the winner's circle in the opening division, guiding Dublin Rose to a 1:55 victory over Aniston Seelster and Code One Hanover. Starting from Post 5, Richardson and Dublin Rose watched from sixth as Code One Hanover rocketed out to a :26.4 opening quarter. Heading for the :56.3 half the reinsman tipped Dublin Rose into the outer lane and the fan favourites made steady progress up the outside through the 1:25.2 three-quarters. Turning for home Dublin Rose was one-half length back and she powered down the stretch to score a half-length victory, just one-fifth of a second off the track record for sophomore pacing fillies. "She's a real nice filly," said Richardson. "I drove her up in Clinton (July 5) and got locked in the two-hole with her and she finished okay, she finished third up there. Tonight she raced just real tough, I come first up with her and just grinded it out, and she raced right to the wire." Richardson engineered the win for Allen Tomlinson of Mason, MI, who bred, owns and trains the daughter of Major In Art and Bronwen Seelster. The win was the filly's second in Grassroots action and gives her 100 points in the race toward a post season berth. The driver's second Grassroots victory came in the fourth division, with lightly rated Happy Ending Gal, who lived up to her name after a rocky start to the evening. "He said that she made a break warming up, and she pulled a shoe, he said she did everything bad that she wasn't supposed to tonight," said Richardson of his pre-race conversation with trainer Gerald Lilley. "And he said that she sometimes doesn't finish her mile very good, but she got a good enough trip. They battled up at the front end and kind of slowed up, and we were in a lucky spot and got through, and she win." Starting from the trailing Post 8, Happy Ending Gal was sixth at the :27.4 quarter and :56.4 half. Richardson tipped the Jeremes Jet daughter into the outer lane behind three other horses heading for the 1:25.3 three-quarters and when the leaders seemed to stall in the stretch he sent her wider still and Happy Ending Gal sprinted home to a one and three-quarter length victory in a personal best 1:56. Southwind Geisha and Got Some Spark also closed well to be second and third. The win was both Happy Ending Gal and trainer Gerald Lilley's first in Ontario Sires Stakes action. Dutton, ON resident Lilley conditions the filly for Bill Manes and Steven Papillon of Rockwood, ON and Donald Swackhamer and William Cripps of Acton, ON. In addition to his pair of Grassroots victories Richardson, currently second in the driver standings at Hanover Raceway, also won the evening's first race with maiden trotter Mulan Road. The other three Grassroots trophies went home with Warrawee Qually, Northern Starlet and OK Heavenly. Warrawee Qually earned her first Grassroots win of the season with a 1:55.4 effort in the second division for driver Steve Byron and trainer Pat Hunt. The Jeremes Jet daughter went gate-to-wire, besting Wishes For You and Mystical Wonder. Hunt trains Warrawee Qually for his partners Glengate Farms of Campbellville, ON and Goldfinger Stables of Burlington, ON. The win was the first of three on the night for Thornton, ON resident Byron, including a romp to victory with heavy favourite Hemi Seelster in the featured $75,000 Dream Of Glory Trot Final. Northern Starlet posted her first victory of 2015 in the third division, circling the Hanover oval on the front end for driver Jean Bernard Renaud. The favourites hit the wire one length ahead of Amazing Control and Evas Girl in 1:57. Stephane Larocque of Carlisle, ON trains Sportswriter daughter Northern Starlet for Bayama Farms Inc. of Saint-Andre-d'Argenteuil, QC. The final Grassroots division was captured by Clarke Steacy and OK Heavenly, who was also making her first appearance in the winner's circle this season. Another daughter of Sportswriter, OK Heavenly powered down the stretch to a one-quarter length victory over Windsun Chanel and Much Adoo in 1:58. Steacy crafted the come-from-behind victory for his father, trainer Mark Steacy of Lansdowne, ON, and owners Oak Knoll Stables of Campbellcroft, ON, Conrad Leber of Montreal, QC, Richard Karper of Saint-Laurent, QC and Wheelhouse Racing Stable of Mississauga, ON. The three-year-old pacing fillies will make their fourth Grassroots start at Mohawk Racetrack on August 14. Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Hanover Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 5 with the last Grassroots test for the three-year-old trotting fillies. Ontario Horse Racing

Hanover Raceway will feature twelve races this Saturday including the $75,100 Dream of Glory final, five divisions of 3 year old Filly Pacers in the Ontario Sires Stakes, and two Preferred 3 races. This is the 14th annual Dream of Glory trot and the field includes new Track Record holder Hemi Seelster who won his elimination in 1:56.4, breaking the previous record set by Millionaire trotter Abbey Road C in the very first Dream of Glory in 2002. Hemi Seelster is trained by John Bax of Campbellville, and driven by Steve Byron who have won the Dream of Glory twice before.   The pair won the 2009 final with Augusto, and won again in 2012 with Summer Indian.  Summer Indian came back the next year and won a Match Race against 2011 Dream of Glory Winner Traverse Seelster. The Ontario Sires Stakes field includes 2 Gold Horses dropping down to the Grassroots level and several horses in a battle to try and gain points to make the field for the OSS Superfinals this Fall. Code One Hanover highlights Race 3.  This John Darling trained Filly is 5th in the Grassroots standings after a win at Georgian Downs in her last start in 1:52.3.  Race 3 also includes Dublin Rose who is 9th in the Gold Standings after a 3rd place finish in 1:52.3 and a 1st in the Grassroots at Mohawk in her last start in 1;52.2.   Code One Hanover starts from Post 3 while Dublin Rose will start from Post 5, in what should be a very exciting race. Among the other starters. Ainsleynoelle is 4th in the Grassroots standings after a win in a Grassroots division at Mohawk most recently in 1:53.2 and will start from post 7 in Race 4 Saturday night. Dream of Glory day includes a BBQ and Live Band starting at 5:30, retired Standardbred Westgate Son and rider Taylor Fritz will be on hand to meet fans along the fence between races, and there will be a Huge Fireworks display after the races. Dream of Glory Post time is 6:15pm. Gord Dougan

The 14th annual harness racing Dream of Glory trot will include 4 of the top 10 OSS Gold Colt Trotters and 3 of the top 4 Filly Grassroot Trotters at Hanover Raceway on Saturday night. 25 horses including 10 fillies will compete in 4 divisions of the Dream of Glory trot this Saturday night. Eternal Quest is 3rd in the Colt Gold OSS Standings. Starting from post 6 in Race 1, the 3 year old has 2 wins in 5 starts for Murray Ferguson of Sutton West. The 3 year old won his last gold start at Grand River in 1:58.1 and was 2nd in an OSS Gold start at Mohawk in 1:54.3. Race 3 includes Hemi Seelster who won the Goodtimes Trot at Mohawk in 1:54, and sits 10th in the OSS Gold standings and almost $160,000 dollars earned this season. There are also some talented Ladies taking part this year. Renegade Magic is owned by Jeff and Lori Thomson of Chesley and sits 3rd in the OSS filly standings with 3 wins in 6 starts this season. Unraced as a 2 year old Renegade Magic won her last start at Georgian downs in 1:57, and won a Grassroots OSS race at Mohawk on June 22nd in 1:55.4. The top 2 finishers in each of the 4 divisions will return Saturday August 1st for the 75,100 dollar Dream of Glory final. Dream of Glory day also includes a live band, BBQ, and Fireworks after the races.  Close to 5,000 fans are expected. Post time for the eliminations this Saturday is 7:15pm. Hanover Raceway              

After a tremendous local finish in the Dream of Glory Trot last year at Hanover Raceway, we look forward to this year’s 14th edition of the race with eliminations on Saturday July 25th and the final on Saturday August 1st. Named after the Hall of Fame stud, the Dream of Glory is dedicated to Grassroots 3 year old Colt and Filly Trotters. Warrawee Promesse owned by the Henry of Arthur won last year’s edition of Hanover’s most prestigious race in a time of 1:58, just 1 second off the track record.  The now 4 year old is competing on the preferred circuit these days. Likewise in the 2 year old Balanced Image trot, Platoon Seelster owned by David and Caroline Holliday of Mt Forest, and Dennis Hannath of Harriston finished second, but has too much money earned to participate in the 3 year old stakes race. There are a couple of local horses to watch in this year’s edition. Duh Bubbies is owned by Jamie Wilson of Huron Park near Exeter.  The 3 year old has 2 wins in 10 starts this season including a Grassroots OSS win at Mohawk, and a 5th place finish in the Tie Silk stakes race at Mohawk finishing the mile in an impressive 1:55. John Patterson of Bayfield owns Namesmuscle.  This 3 year old colt won his start in a Grassroots OSS event in July and was 2nd in an OSS Gold event at London back in May.  He is quickly approaching the $50,000 dollars career earnings mark, after a slower 2 year old season including a 4th place finish in the Balanced Image eliminations. Other contenders for this year’s event include Hemi Seelster owned by the Parkhill Stud Farm, and Matthew Bax of Campbellville, as well as John Houston of Cobourg.  This 3 year old is having a tremendous 3 year old season including winning the Goodtimes Trot at Mohawk on June 20th in 1:54, and was 2nd in the Tie Silk Trot at Mohawk on May 4th in 1:55.  So far this 3 year old has earned almost $160,000 dollars this year, after earning just $27,000 in 10 starts in his 2 year old campaign. There are some talented ladies also taking part this year. Renegade Magic is 3rd in the OSS Grassroots standings and 10th overall with $25,000 dollars earned for Jeff and Lori Thomson of Chesley.   The Kadabra daughter has 3 wins in 6 starts this season including 2 grassroots wins at Georgian and Mohawk the past 2 months.   The Chesley filly was unraced as a 2 year old. And another local filly is Striking Ivy,  owned and bred by Bloomingwood Farms of Harriston.  This daughter of Striking Sahbra has earned over $42,000 dollars already including a win and a 2nd in 6 starts, as a 3 year old.   The win was in a conditioned race at Mohawk in April and has since finished 2nd in an OSS Grassroots event at Mohawk and was 4th in a Gold OSS race in Ottawa. 79 colts and fillies are eligible to compete in the eliminations on Saturday July 25th, with the top 8 advancing to the final on Saturday August 1st.   Dream of Glory day also includes a live band, BBQ, and Fireworks after the races.  Close to 5,000 fans are expected to attend Hanover’s biggest race day of the year. Gord Dougan Hanover Raceway

It was a perfect night for harness racing at Hanover Raceway, as they hosted Ladies Night and Bring a Friend to the races Saturday night. The biggest crowd of the year was on hand including close to 30 friends who visited Hanover Raceway for the first time and registered for special prizes including a ride in the starting car as well as gifts from Hanover Raceway and Standardbred Canada. My Scissors and I and the Flower Shoppe in Hanover donated great prizes for ladies in attendance, including flowers and gift certificates towards hair care, facials and swimwear. Hanover also held its 2nd qualifying night for its Country 93 Survivor contest. 21 more fans added their name to the finals which will be held on August 15th. The Lone survivor in August will win a High Definition TV package courtesy of Country 93 and HDTV in Hanover and Walkerton. On the track, it was the J Harris night, as the Dundas resident won 4 of the 10 races on the card. Harris started off the night winning race 3 with favorite Maritime Girl for owner Russ Gourlie of Orangeville. Maritime Girl got away 5th but narrowed that to 3rd at the half, 2nd at the 3/4 mark and took the lead in the stretch in times of 29.2, 1:00.1, 1:29.1 and the mile in 1:59.4. Harris didnt win again until Race 7 but reeled off 3 wins in a row, including Doo Wee Rusty in Race 7 in 1:58 for his father Jack Harris who shares ownership with William Dowhan of Hamilton. In Race 8, Harris won with favorite Modern Best in a new lifetime best 1:56.1 for owners Steven Morton of Windsor Nova Scotia, and got the grand slam in Race 9 with Pictonian Sareta in 1:57 for owners Jack Harris and William Dowhan of Hamilton. Hanover Raceway

July 6, 2015 - Seventeen harness racing fans qualified for the Hanover Raceway and Country 93 Survivor handicapping Contest on Saturday night. Hanover Raceway fans are asked to pick a horse in 4 designated races and if all 4 of their horses finish in the money,  they qualify for the final. The Survivor finale will be held on Saturday August 15th with prizes for the top 3 finalists including a high def TV,  golf passes to Cobble Beach near Owen Sound, and 200 dollars in Hanover Chamber bucks to spend in Hanover stores. The first week qualifiers were; Vi Swannel John Dossel Marilyn Richards Don Richards Harold Fleet Becky Geisel Mary Lou Thompson Shelly Johnston Merry Francis Joe Allison Ross Kaufman John Lamoureux Judy Lougheed Shawn Hyatt George Teeple Tom Welsh Patricia Calhoun Fans have three more chances to qualify for the final, and fans can qualify more than one time Hanover Raceway

June 27, 2015 - It wasn’t much of a night weather wise, but several children were happy they went to the harness racing racetrack on Saturday night.  In celebration of our favorite sport, and the end of school, Hanover Raceway held Hockeyville Night sponsored by Hanover Walmart.  Children 13 and under wearing hockey jerseys got to enter to win take home a brand new bicycle.   The winners included Bryer Nicole Hooyenga of Durham. Other winners included newborn Kantayah, Justin Francis of Hanover and Josh Sicard of Markdale. On the track, Bruce Richardson, Jay Harris, and Stu Sowerby all had 2 wins each, while Terry Fritz won for the 4th time in a row in the final dash with Preppy Art.   The 3 year old son of Art Colony who is owned and trained by Terry Fritz, led from start to finish in a time of 2:02.3 on a track listed as 5 seconds off due to heavy rains. July 4th marks the start of the Country 93 Survivor handicapping contest.  Fans will find a ballot in their program and are asked to pick 1 horse in each of 4 races.  If all 4 finish in first, second or third place in their respective races, the fan gets to come back for the Survivor finale on August 15th for a chance at 3 great prizes including a High Definition big screen TV. Post time Saturday July 4th is 7:15pm. Gord Dougan

Rain or Shine, it will be Hockeyville day at Hanover Raceway Saturday night.   Hanover Walmart has donated 6 Bikes for kids 13 and under, who wear a hockey jersey or shirt to the races. Hockeyville was started about a decade ago, when Hanover competed in the Kraft Hockeyville contest to try and win money towards the new P and H Centre.   GM Gord Dougan says the community spirit that resulted was amazing and Hockeyville day is a way to try and keep that community spirit alive. Post time Saturday night is 7:15pm. Gord Dougan G.M. Hanover Raceway    

The weather was perfect for Fathers Day weekend at Hanover Raceway.   The tracks biggest harness racing crowd of the year included a lot of youngsters with Mom and Dad, as Fathers in attendance were treated to a number of great prizes courtesy of Molson.   The sponsor provided a Smoker, Wooden Cooler, Golf Bags and much more and fans enjoyed some exciting action on the track.   In the feature race, 3 year old won his 3rd race in a row at Hanover and 4 of his rookies season in 1:58 for owner trainer and driver, Terry Fritz of Walkerton.   That wasnt the fastest race of the night however.  In the very next race, 3 year old Little Clayt got away from the outside post 7 and cruised home in 1:56.1 for driver Jay Harris, trainer John Kennedy and daughter Ali Kennedy of Hanover.   Hanover Raceway celebrates its annual Hockeyville night next Saturday.     Kids 13 and under wearing a hockey jersey will have a chance to win 1 of 5 bicycles courtesy of Hanover Raceway and Hanover Walmart.     Post time is 7:15pm.   Gord Dougan

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