The final day included the draw for the Diamond Rush 2009 promotion, which featured a 3300 dollar half Carat Diamond courtesy of Wendt’s Jewellery in Mildmay.
A Winner was drawn on each of the 1st 30 race days, and all 30 winners returned for lunch, and after race 9 it was announced that the lucky jewellery box was box number 10 which was picked by Linda Metcalf of Hanover.
Hanover Raceway also announced the winners of its Driver, Trainer and Horse awards.
The winners are:
Ab Fleishauer Horse of the Year….Chasin Jiffy 15 starts 6-3-3
Trotter of the year….Nole 9 starts 3 wins
Filly Claimer of the year…Miss McIntosh 8 starts 4-3-0
Claimer of the year…..Time Travelin Man 7 starts 3-2-2
Ray and Leu Leifso Non-driving Trainer…. Gary Mahon
Dash Trainer of the year….Paul Taylor 79 starts 19 wins
Dash Driver of the year…Bruce Richardson 225 starts 46-35-23
Percentage Driver of the year…Scott Zeron 162 starts .376
The 2009 season included many rainy cold Saturdays but it also included a strong supporting cast of horses, horsemen and fans. We thank our horsemen and fans for their support, and also thank our sponsors for their support in 2009, and we look forward to bigger and better things in 2010. Hanover Raceway features simulcast racing 364 days per year, plus 130 slots and is now booking Christmas parties for up to 35 or up to 100 in our 2 dining rooms. Please call Linda MacDonald at 364-2860 for more information.