By Fred Wallace
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire. "
The biggest night of the harness racing season is rapidly approaching.
The 16th annual Dream of Glory Final is set for Saturday night at Hanover Raceway.
Before we get to the big race, it does bear noting that there is a special post time for the first race of the night, set for 6:15 pm, rather than the usual 7:15 start.
And yes, following the race card, once again Hanover Raceway will close the night with a spectacular Fireworks Display.
But in between start time and the explosion of fireworks is a very significant race for 8 horses, their drivers, trainers and especially their owners.
In this day and age, a winning horse at Hanover might capture $ 2,000 for a victory. On Saturday night, the " Dream of Glory " winner will fetch more than $ 35,000, with the overall purse of $ 71 grand.
So, who's the favorite ?
In the 3 elimination races, Magic Night, Scene A Magician and Delcrest Magicstar were the race winners.
Notably, Scene A Magician and Delcrest Magicstar had the post position for their races while Magic Night scored from the # 2 slot.
This Saturday, based on the draw, those 3 horses won't be on the inside as Mister Muscle has the post position and qualifier PC Pipe Dream will go off in the # 2 slot.
Delcrest Magicstar is the 3 horse while Magic Night is # 5 and Scene A Magician starts in the 2nd tier at # 8
I say Magic Night will make it a magic night, but win or lose, Dream of Glory night is always a big one for Hanover Raceway.
I'm Fred Wallace