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This Saturday marks the highlight of the Hanover Raceway harness racing season as the track plays host to the 15th annual Dream of Glory Trot. GM Gord Dougan says Not only is the field outstanding, it is probably one of the toughest Dream of Glory finals to handicap. Dougan says first elimination winner Wildwildmen drew post 4, and the second elimination winner, Smoke Monkey drew post 7. Dougan says both eliminations finished in 1:58 and change, and the field includes some local interests and 2 trainers with their names already on the Dream of Glory Trophy. Peter and Curtis Clements of Dobbinton each have a horse in the final, and trainers John Bax and Keith Jones know what it’s like to win the final.   Jones won the first ever Dream of Glory Trot with Abbey Road C who went on to win over $2,000,000 in purse money.  Bax meanwhile is nationally known as a top Trot producer and has won the Dream of Glory title 3 times in the past.   Jones has 2 horses in the final, Pukka drew post 5, while Chestnut Schofield has post 6.  Bax meanwhile has teamed up with 4 time Dream of Glory winning driver Steve Byron on Very Classy who drew post 2.  Local fans will be cheering for PC Foreign Affair who drew post 1 for Curtis and Amy Clements and PC Cantore who drew post 3 for father Peter Clements. Not only will the $67,500 dollar final be one to watch, Hanover also has 5 divisions of 3 year old Colt pacers competing in the Ontario Sires Stakes. 5 of the top 10 Grassroots leading Colts are taking part including leader Continual Hanover in Race 8.   The 3 year old Bettors Delight son is owned by Jack Darling of Cambridge and won his last start at Mohawk in 1:52.  Derecho has 2 wins in 4 starts this season. The horse who finished 2nd in that race was Derecho, owned in part by Dustin Jones of Waterdown.  Despite starting from post 10, this 3 year old gelded son of Big Jim finished in 1:52.1 and should be a favorite in Race 4 where he gets post relief in the form of the 3 hole. Other top Grassroots colts include Perseverant who is 5th in the standings, Spirit Shadow who won his only start in the OSS on June 16th but has 5 wins in 11 starts in his first season of racing, and is 6th in points, and Flaherty who starts from Post 7, but has already earned his ownership group over $80,000 dollars this year. Flaherty is owned by the Macks stable and Joe Carnovale of Stoney Creek, and Bill Budd of Waterdown.  This gelded son of Up the Credit won his last start at Mohawk in 1:52.4 and was 3rd in an OSS Gold event back in May in London in 1:52.4. Dream of Glory day includes a Beef BBQ, live band and huge fireworks display after the races.   Dougan is expecting a crowd upwards of 4,000 fans to attend, including some off duty Hanover Fire Personell, as well as members of the Hanover Curling Club and Hanover Police departments to help out.  Post time is 6:15pm. Gord Dougan  

It was the biggest harness racing crowd of the season on perhaps the hottest night of the year, as Hanover Raceway hosted two eliminations in the Dream of Glory Trot. Sixteen horses competed hoping for a top four spot in order to qualify for the July 30th final. In the first elimination Wildwild Men used the rail position to his advantage hitting the quarter with a 5 length lead in 28 seconds flat.  The 3 year old son of Muscle Mass is co-owned by Catheline Pelletier, Chantal Gravel of Quebec and came into Hanover after back to back wins at Trois Rivieres Raceway.  Robert Shepherd drove the gelding wire to wire, with times of 1:00, 1:29.3 and the mile in 1:58.4. P C Cantore owned and trained by Peter Clements of Dobbinton was second, with a pair of Keith Jones trainees, Pukka and Chestnut Schofield finishing third and fourth. In the second elimination, heavy favorite Sass coming off a 1:53 mile at Mohawk, broke before the start and Smoke Monkey owned by Synerco Ventures of Toronto grabbed the first quarter lead in 29.1.   Bruce Richardson drove the Majestic Son colt wire to wire with times of 59.4, 1:28.4 and the mile in 1:58.2. Gonna Fly starting from post 8 managed to manoeuvre around Sass and finished second for Robert Mcintosh and Earl Hill Jr. of Oshweken, while PC Foreign Affair was third for Curtis Clements of Dobbinton, and Very Classy finished fourth for part owner and trainer John Bax of Campbellville. It was a busy night with fans taking part in the Wanna Drive program, and I love Canadian Harness Racing was on hand with prize draws and information.   Hanover also played host to former NHL great Keith Primeau and Connor Roberts of Owen Sound who was drafted third overall by the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL.  The two men signed autographs and helped assign the post positions for the 8 Dream of Glory Qualifiers. Dream of Glory day will include a Beef on a Bun BBQ at 5:00pm, a live band, and after the races a huge BEM Fireworks display.   Post time next Saturday is 6:15pm and the doors open at 5:00.  Hanover is expecting close to 4,000 fans to attend. Below is the results of the Post position draw for the estimated $77,000 dollar Dream of Glory Final.  PC Foreign Affair  Very Classy  PC Cantore  Wildwild Men Pukka Chestnut Schofield Smoke Monkey Gonna Fly  AE1.   Zagster AE2.  Major Muscle    

Hanover Raceway plays host to the 15th annual Dream of Glory Trot this Saturday night. Last year's harness racing edition was won by Hemi Seelster who also set a new track record of 1:56.4 breaking the record set in the first event by millionaire trotter Abbey Road C. Dream of Glory Elimination day will also include a visit from NHL great Keith Primeau, and OHL draftee Connor Roberts of Owen Sound who was picked 2nd overall in the last OHL draft by the Hamilton Bulldogs. Both will be available for a short autograph session at about 9:00pm. Also on Saturday the Wanna Drive people will be on site with 2 horses and 2 double seated jog carts, and draws will be done for a chance to drive a racehorse around the track in between the races. The top 4 finishers in each elimination will return for the 8 horse final on Saturday July 30th. The post position draw will be conducted with Keith Primeau and Conner Roberts after the final elimination in front of the live crowd. Dream of Glory final day will include a Beef on a bun BBQ, Live Band, and a huge Fireworks display after the races (weather permitting). Post time Saturday night July 23rd is 7:15pm. Gord Dougan               Gord Dougan       G.M.   Hanover Raceway   265 5th St.   Hanover, Ontario   N4N-3X3   519-364-2860 x 2       Virus-free. www.avast.com

It was a perfect night weather wise for Bring a Friend Day and 25 people did that at Hanover Raceway Saturday.   The hosts and their friends were eligible to win prizes from Hanover Raceway, Molson and Standardbred Canada. Laura Moore of Harriston, Steward Rowley of Listowel won prizes, while Diane Stephens and Kim Mccomb of Chatsworth got to ride in the Starting Car, and Ally and Scott Cargoe of Orillia got to get their picture taken in the winners circle. On the track, leading driver Brad Forward continued his dominance with 4 more wins on the night.   Forward won race 2 with SWS Caviar for owner Jeff Williamson of Blyth in 1:58.3, he then won race 6 with CC Callme Kelly for owner Steve Morton of Nova Scotia in 1:59.4.  Forward’s 3rd win was in race 7 with Outasight Hanover in 2:02.1 for owners  Tess Mauro of Ridgeville, and Steve Mihalic of Burlington, and capped the Grand Slam in the 10th, with WinOne Soon for owner Ron Ash of Desboro in 1:57.2. The Newfoundland native now has 19 wins on the season, 12 more than Clarke Stacey and Bruce Richardson who are tied for 2nd with 7 wins each. Newcomer Natasha Day of Australia picked up another win giving her 5 on the season, tied for 4th overall. Hanover’s biggest race of the season begins next week as the Dream of Glory Eliminations take place.  66 horses are eligible, and those who are ready will battle for a shot at the July 30th final. Its also the last opportunity for fans to try and qualify for the Survivor Contest.  3 more qualified on Saturday bringing the total so far to 46.   Post time next Saturday is 7:15pm. by Gord Dougan, for Hanover Raceway

JULY 14, 2016 - Two-year-old pacing fillies take centre stage at Clinton Raceway on Sunday as the Ontario Sires Stakes program makes the first of three stops at the half-mile oval. Trainer Gregg McNair will harness two fillies in the Grassroots contest, and Loves Angel has already tested her skills over the Clinton surface. "I qualified them about a week earlier than we normally do so I was kind of looking for a race for her," explained the trainer. "I knew she was going to race there, so I thought I'd just see how she got around the place." In spite of competing against a group of older fillies and mares, and starting from the outside Post 7, Loves Angel finished second in the June 26 test. The filly's next start came in the July 8 Grassroots opener at Mohawk Racetrack where she led for most of the mile before fading to eighth in the stretch. "She really didn't race that good. We were kind of disappointed in her, but we've had some sickness going through our barn," explained McNair, adding that the filly seems to have bounced back from her bout of sickness and should be back on form for Sunday's test. "She trained down good, she's a good bred mare too," noted McNair, who purchased the half-sister to $292,179 Sir Lehigh Z Tam from the 2015 Harrisburg Yearling Sale for $20,000. "She's on the small side, but she done everything pretty good all winter." The Guelph, ON resident shares ownership of Loves Angel with Jim Newton of Thornhill, ON and Kenneth Newton of Biggar, SK. McNair's son Doug will steer the filly from Post 6 in the first $18,000 Grassroots division. McNair's second entry, Shewearsthepants, will start from Post 3 in the second division. A recent arrival in Ontario, the Big Jim daughter was sent to McNair from Pennsylvania-based trainer Roly Mallar. "I asked him how she'd be in Clinton, and he said he always trains over a half. He said it shouldn't be a big problem with her," says McNair, who will get his first good look at the filly's ability on Sunday. "She's flighty enough, she'll likely be worked up fairly good there Sunday, so I hope she does all right. Time wise she looks like she's got enough speed to maybe contend with them." Before shipping north Shewearsthepants clocked a 1:55.1 mile in a July 8 two-year-old event at The Meadowlands. Anatolia Farm LLC of New Holland, PA bred and owns Shewearsthepants, a half-sister to $136,164 winner Gymokee Jerry. Fans can get involved in Sunday's Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) action by entering the "Be A Winner" contest. One finalist will be selected from each of the "Be A Winner" ballot boxes representing the horses in the contest race. Finalists receive an OSS t-shirt, ball hat, and lanyard badge along with a $15 win-place-show wager on their selected horse, and will gather trackside to cheer home their chosen filly. The finalist representing the winning filly will join her connections in the winner's circle celebrations and receive a trophy, an OSS jacket and golf shirt, a commemorative photo and a $50 wagering voucher. In addition to playing the "Be A Winner" contest and watching the freshman fillies battle in Grassroots action, fans can also enjoy the barbecue and bake sale being hosted by the major atom and major peewee Huron Perth Lakers. The Huron Perth Lakers Day at the Races also features a raffle and 50-50 draw. The first race on Clinton Raceway's action-packed Sunday afternoon program goes behind the starting gate at 1:30 pm and the two-year-old pacing fillies will star in Races 2, 6 and 9. From the Ontario Sire Stakes

It rained all over Midwestern Ontario, but the rain couldn’t keep away the harness racing fans on Ladies Night at Hanover Raceway. Prizes were donated by My Scissors and I, The Flower Shoppe, Bunny and the Weasel and Ladame Reflections for fans who entered a ballot into the draw box. On the track Ryan Holliday of Mt Forest went home with a hat-trick, however, newcomer Natasha Day won 2 races on Ladies Night. The 36 year old Australian says she decided to come to Canada and work for Richard Moreau and try her hand in the race bike.   Her 2 wins on the night give her 4 wins on the season at Hanover Raceway.   Day said she didn’t think she was going to have a good night, as she suffered a flat tire on her race bike early in the night, but it was meant to be. Day won Race 2 with Cold Shadow in 1:58.2 for owners Rebecca Geisel of Hanover and Shelley May of Walkerton, and Race 4 with Shes a star reporter in 1:58.1 for owner Wilbert Weatherall of Flesherton. Holliday won Race 3 with Cold Shadow in 2:03.3 for owner Jeff Williamson of Blyth, Race 6 with Snegem Bianca in 2:03.1 for owners Stacey Newman and Faith Megans of Cambridge and finished the hat-trick in Race 8 with Chewey in 2:00.2 for owner Kingfisher Farms of Seneca. 13 more fans qualified for the Survivor finale by picking 4 horses in 4 consecutive races that finished in the money.  Fans have 2 more chances to qualify over the next 2 weeks, and the final will be held on Saturday August 6th.   Country 93 and HDTV in Walkerton sponsor the contest including a 55 inch Sony High Definition for the Champion. Next week is Bring A Friend Day at Hanover Raceway.  Fans and their newbies can register next Saturday for a chance at some great prizes from Molson and Standardbred Canada, as well as a chance at a ride in the starting car during a race. Post time next Saturday is 7:15pm. Gord Dougan    

Hanover Raceway kicked off its Survivor contest Saturday night, and Brad Forward continued His dominance among his fellow drivers. Forward won 3 of the 10 races on the night giving him 13 wins on the 5 week old season, 7 more than his closest competitor Clarke Stacey. The 45 year old Newfoundland native started off his hattrick in Race 3 with Docs Baby in 2:03.3. The 3 year old filly trotter is owned by Dr. John Mckinley of Oldcastle Ontario. Forward also won Race 7 with Buttercup Baby in 1:59.1 for owner ICR Racing of Pepperlaw, and completed the hattrick in Race 8 with Son of a Eagle in 1:59.1 for owner and trainer David Burgess of Cambridge. 106 people took part in leg 1 of the Survivor contest. Fans had to pick a horse in 4 different races and if all 4 of their horses finished in the money, they get a ballot to compete in the Survivor finale on August 6th. Country 93 and HDTV in Walkerton and Hanover are sponsoring the contest with the top prize being a 50 inch High Def TV. 40 of the 106 contestants were perfect on their selections, however, everyone including those who qualified can compete again next week in leg 2 for another ballot in the finale. Next Saturday is also Ladies Night at the Races. Hanover Raceway has partnered with The Flower Shoppe and Greenhouses, My Scissors and I and Molson to provide some great prizes for Ladies in attendance. Post time Saturday July 9th is 7:15pm. From the Media Department Hanover Raceway

The 3rd annual Country 93 Survivor Contest is set to go this Saturday at Hanover Raceway. Harness Racing fans can enter the FREE contest starting this Saturday night. GM Gord Dougan says fans will be asked to pick a horse in each of 4 races on their ballot and then hand it in before the start of Race 4. If all 4 of their horses finish in the money, or 1st, 2nd or 3rd, then they qualify for the Survivor finale on Saturday August 6th. First prize is a 50 inch high def TV courtesy of Country 93 and HDTV in Hanover and Walkerton. Dougan says the contest creates a lot of excitement among the fans, and they are always curious to see how many qualify each week. The qualifying rounds last until July 23rd and fans can qualify more than once for the final. Post time Saturday night is 7:15 pm. From the Media Department Hanover Raceway 

There were plenty of kids in hockey jerseys in the crowd, despite the 30c weather Saturday night at Hanover Raceway. That's because a tradition started close to 10 years ago when Hanover competed in the CBC Hockeyville contest to try and obtain funding for a new arena was kept alive in spirit. GM Gord Dougan says "The Hockeyville contest brought our town together like we hadn't seen in a long time." He adds, Hockeyville night at the races is a reminder that it takes all members of the community to come together to be successful. The Hanover Rotary Club and Hanover Canadian Tire sponsored the night with 6 brand new bicycles, and kids wearing a hockey jersey put their ballot into the box next to their favorite bike.  A total of 6 bikes were given away in total with a retail value over close to $1,000 dollars. The Rotary club also held a 50-50 draw during the night and are still looking for the winning ticket worth $585.00. On the track, 3 different drivers, Bruce Richardson, Ryan Holliday and Clark Stacey all had driving doubles. Holliday won races 1 and 3 behind Passionate Pete in 1:58.1 and Majormotionpicture in 2:02. Richardson won 2 trotting races, race 6 with Summer Shower in 2:03.4 and race 9 with Pembroke Chip in 2:02.3. And Stacey won race 5 with After Market in 1:57 and Race 7 with Selmas Wish in 1:57.4. Hanover Raceway plays host to its 3rd annual Country 93 Survivor contest next Saturday. Fans will have the chance to fill in a ballot in their program and will select a horse in 4 different races. If all 4 horses finish in the money, they advance to the Survivor finale on August 6th for a chance to win a High Def TV courtesy of Country 93 and HDTV in Walkerton. Racing fans can enter every Saturday night in July and can qualify for the final night more than once. Post time next Saturday is 7:15pm Gord Dougan

Hanover Raceway played host to Pepsi Night and two harness racing divisions of the Alliance Filly Claiming Series Saturday night. A good crowd came out for their chance to win up to $2,000 dollars in prizes including a Patio Set, BBQ and Lawnmower.   In the Pepsi Pace, it was 12 year old Chasin Jiffy, owned by Kim Mahon of Owen Sound that held on for the victory over a fast closing Twin B JJ in 2:00.3. Chasin Jiffy used his rail advantage to control the pace past the quarter in 29.3 and the half in 1:00.2.   The son of Village Jiffy who has 26 lifetime wins continued to lead past the ¾’s in 1:30.3, and just made it home as Twin B JJ was flying to make the finish a close one. In the Allance Filly Claiming Series.  Anamazingdream esa had 2 claims on her and came into the elimination with 4 top 3 finishes in a row.   Natasha Day got away 2nd behind Zinfandart and Robert Doyle and the 2 horse stayed that was past the quarter in 29.3 and the half in 1:01.3.   Day took the lead by a head at the ¾’s in 1:31.4 and held on for the victory by a nose in 2:01.1. It was Day’s first victory of the season as a driver in 32 starts for trainer Patrick Shepherd and owner Stephen Morton of Windsor.   It was also the 4th win of her Career. In Division 2,  favorite Total Knockout and driver Tyler Moore were quickest off the gate and grabbed the early lead past the quarter in 29 seconds flat.   Moore then settled the pace down leading past the half in 1:00.3 and the ¾’s in 1:30.3 holding off all coming in the final quarter to win in 2:00.1.     The 10 Fillies will be back next week to battle again with the top finishers advancing to the Alliance Final at Grand River Raceway later this month. Next Saturday is Molson Mens Night in honour of Fathers Day.  Dad’s in attendance can enter to win over $1,000 in prizes including a Corona Deck Chair,  Coors Light Coolers, Beach Umbrella’s, and an outdoor Fire Pit.   Post time next Saturday June 18th is 7:15pm. Gord Dougan    

Secret Muscle owned trained and driven by Charlie Ward of Hanover got the night rolling winning the first race of the harness racing season as the 4/5 favorite. The 4 year old son of Muscle Mass got away second from the outside post and stayed behind Attitude to Burn until just before the ¾ pole when he took over the lead. The 2 trotters battled down the stretch with Secret Muscle coming out on top by just under a length. There were several great finishes on the Saturday card including a 4 wide battle down the stretch in Race 5 eventually won by Lawmen Reign, owned trained and driven by Ross Battin of Monkton. Bruce Richardson, Brad Forward and Clark Stacey each piloted 2 horses to victories on the night, and the Tendr-pizza mile was won by Terry Fritz who owns trains and drives last year's horse of the year, Preppy Art who won the nightcap in easy fashion in 1:58.4. Hanover Raceway plays host to Pepsi night at the races next Saturday June 11th. Close to 2,000 dollars in prizes will be given away include a Patio Set, BBQ, Lawn Mower, Golf Equipment and more. Post time next Saturday night is 7:15pm.  

Hanover Raceway celebrates its 52nd year of Paramutuel Harness Racing in 2016 and its 152nd year as a non profit Agricultural Society. Most of the 16 live days will have special features attached to them, and once again Dream of Glory Day will feature live Fireworks after the races on the Civic Holiday Weekend which is Saturday July 30th this year. Opening day, Saturday June 4th The first 250 fans to purchase a program on site will get a Hanover Raceway Ballcap. (1 per person). Fans will also enjoy 2 special races each night. The 7th race will be sponsored by OLG and one lucky fan will win 100 dollars in prizing including Food, Cash and Betting bucks. The 8th race each night will be sponsored by HPIbet.com and one lucky fan will win a 25 dollar gift certificate from HPIbet. Saturday June 11th Pepsi Night at the Races. Our friends from Pepsi will be on hand with up to 2,000 in prizing to give away to all members of the family including a bicycle, BBQ and lawn furniture. Saturday June 18th Molson Mens day Molson helps us celebrate Fathers Day with over 1,000 in prizes for all Dads in attendance. Prizes include Coors Light Coolers, a Fire Pit, Beach umbrellas and more. Saturday June 25th Hockeyville Day Kids 13 and under wearing a hockey jersey can enter to win 1 of 6 bikes courtesy of the Hanover Rotary Club and Hanover Canadian Tire. Dream of Glory Day Saturday July 30th Special post time of 6:15pm BBQ starts at 5:00, with the Crippled Ducks playing in between The races. There will also be a huge fireworks display after the races, and the 3 year old Colts will compete in the Ontario Sires Stakes as part of the program. Other events The Balanced Image Trot will be held on August 20th and 27th, The Walker Memorial Trot goes August 20th, Bring a Friend day is July 16th, Ladies night July 9th, and our Survivor Handicapping contest sponsored by Country 93 radio begins on July 2nd with the final on Saturday August 6th. The 152nd Hanover Fair takes place on August 12th -14th. For more information check out the website at www.hanoverraceway.com or www.hanoverfair.ca

Hanover Raceway celebrates its 52nd year of pari-mutuel racing on Saturday June 4th. GM Gord Dougan says many of the 16 live days will have special features attached to them, and once again Dream of Glory Day will feature live Fireworks after the races on the Civic Holiday Weekend. Opening day, Saturday June 4th will include up to 300 HR raceway caps given away with the first 300 live programs sold on site. Saturday June 11th will be Pepsi Day, with close to $2,000 dollars in prizes to be given away including backyard furniture, golf equipment and a bicycle or two. The Country 93 Survivor Handicap contest is back in July with the winner receiving a 50 inch high definition Smart TV package.  Bring a Friend day to the races will be Saturday July 16th, and Hanover Raceway is teaming up with the Hanover Hospital foundation on a huge fundraising event on Saturday August 27th during the final of the Balanced Image trot. Dougan says he’s still hoping to finalize a deal on Molson night at the races soon, and is close to finalizing a Season ending prize with another local sponsor. The 152nd annual Hanover Fair will be held from August 12-14th this year and will include a Teen Video dance at the P and H centre, as well as an adult licensed Video Dance on the Saturday night. Post time once again will be 7:15 each night,  except 1 hour earlier on Dream of Glory day on Saturday July 30th. From the Hanover Raceway Media Department

Hanover Bentinck and Brant Agricultural Society, the owners of Hanover Raceway are donating $2,500 dollars towards the COSA Fire fund for the owners, trainers and grooms affected by the Monday January 4th fire at the Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch, Ontario. President Randy Rier says as an Agricultural Society that is also in the stabling business we are devastated by the news and are sympathetic to every horse owners worst nightmare. Gord Dougan

Hanover Raceway closed out its 2015 harness racing season with its season ending awards and prize draws.  Ron Stewart of Walkerton and Lisa Meyer of Ripley won Lazy-Boy Recliners courtesy of 92.3 The Dock and Leons of Owen Sound, and Sasha Schaefer of Walkerton won the season ending draw for a 50 inch TV courtesy of HDTV in Walkerton and Hanover. On the Track, Bruce Richardson won 3 races but was 1 shy of J Bradley Harris who finished the season with 32 wins.   Harris also won the award for the top percentage driver. Eleven year old Chasin Jiffy was the Claimer of the year, while Holiday Holly owned by Callie Rankin and Laurence Baker of Alberton won the Trotter of the year award. Jen Rankin who trained Holiday Holly among others for her father was the Ray and Lue Leifso Trainer of the year, and the A B Fleishauer Horse of the year was Preppy Art, owned, trained and driven by Terry Fritz of Walkerton. Fritz said his 3 year old was big and lanky as a 2 year old so he took him time with the colt and qualified him back in May.  After winning his first start at Grand River, he won 5 times in a row at Hanover and is now getting some time off to rest after a busy rookie year. Live Racing returns to Hanover Raceway Saturday June 4th, 2016.  Post time is 7:15pm. Simulcast racing continues 364 days a year, with a winter handicapping contest planned starting in the new year.   More details will be released on hanoverraceway.com in the coming months. Gord Dougan  

Hanover Raceway closes out its 2015 season on Saturday night and harness racing fans won’t want to miss out. Not only will Hanover announce its season ending awards winners,  including the battle for Driver of the Year between J Bradley Harris and Bruce Richardson, but there will be extra special events for fans. There will be 2 blanket presentations on behalf of a former horseman and a top local horse from the Goderich area.   Hanover will draw its 2 winners in the Best Seats in the House contest, and someone will go home with a 50 inch High Def TV courtesy of HDTV in Walkerton and Hanover. GM Gord Dougan says the TV draw will be made before Race 9 from all the ballots collected over the summer.   He adds there will also be extra prize draws, 2 for 1 ice cream, and the raceway is once again thanking its horse people with a special treat in the backstretch. Dougan says 2015 was a good year overall.  He says Hanover was up 10% in both wagering and concessions compared with 2014.   He adds obviously going from 32 days to 16 days was a big change, but he felt the crowds were strong and he was happy our horses set three new track records this year.  Two of them were in the Balanced Image and Dream of Glory trot series. Fans have said the 2015 Fireworks Display was the best ever, and Dougan says he’s already working on trying to get that same fireworks team back again next summer. Post time Saturday night is 7:15pm Gord Dougan Hanover Raceway

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