It was the opening night for the local harness racing season at Hanover Raceway.
The first winner on the season was " Carscot Shalamar " who won the first in 2:03 & 1. "
Carscot Shalamar was driven to the opening race victory by Terry Fritz and is owned by Paul Walker of Owen Sound and the Carscot Stables at Listowel
The Wil Weatherall Pace, an annual race to spotlight a longtime harness racing participant, was Race # 7 on the night.
The 2012 winner of the Weatherall Pace was " Doug & Dude " driven by Travis Henry and trained and owned by the Waxman family. " Doug & Dude " won the Weatherall pace in 1:56 & 1, the fastest time of the night
Another swift time on the night was in the 8th race where Bruce Richardson took " Milliondollarfeeln " to the win in a time of 1:57 & 2.
Racing continues every Saturday night through May and June and then will be supplemented by the Summer Series in July and August which will be on Thursday nights this year