Hanover Raceway will feature 4 divisions of 3 year old Colt Trotters this Saturday in the Dream of Glory Eliminations.
Among those taking part in the tracks top race are 5 of the top 20 overall OSS Colt Money earners this season, and the top Grassroots Filly point earner in Please Okay.
The 3 year old daughter of Federal Flex lost her last OSS race by a nose at Grand River back on July 2nd, and has already earned over 26,000 dollars this season for Christopher Giaccio of
Please Okay will start from Post 1 in Race 1 Saturday night at Hanover.
Among the colts will be the fastest elimination winner from the OSS Grassroot stop at Hanover on July 2nd. Aventure was only 1 second off the track record starting from post 6 in his first visit, and trainer Bill Budd of Waterdown said he might have threatened the track record had he cleared the lead before the first quarter. Trevor Henry is listed to drive, and will likely try and blast out from post 7 in Race number 7 in order to try and control the pace of the race and his own fate in the elimination.
Other top colt earners competing include Razor Ramone for owners Mark Etsell formerly of Hanover, Bob Newton of Walkerton and Chuan Tan of Waterloo. Despite being the most local competitor growing up in Hanover, Etsell hasn’t had much luck with post position draws getting the outside 6 post in race 6. The top 2 finishers in each of the 4 eliminations will return Sunday August 3rd for the 60,000 dollar final.
Saturdays card also includes only the 2nd ever Rider under Saddle race with wagering. A Total of 7 ladies from Canada and Norway will compete in the event which goes as Race number 3 on Saturdays card. Among the Trotters competing will be Clinton winner, Radical Dreamer. The 5 year old is owned by Ron Oneill of Cambridge and will be ridden by Marit Valstad,
Hanover will also play host to Wanna Drive, where fans will get a chance to drive a racehorse around the Hanover track between races.
Post time Saturday night is 7:15pm.