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Rick Rier, Track Announcer
Rick Rier, Track Announcer
Fans at home with have the chance to catch some live Harness Racing action, as Hanover Raceway will broadcast live their Qualifiers on Saturday, May 30th, beginning at 11:45am, with a quick pre-game show with Tony Elliott, then up to the booth with Track Announcer Rick Rier, who will call the action.
“We’re very pleased that we are able to broadcast the Qualifiers for our fans, who are unable to come to the track due to current restrictions.  These races will be available on our Facebook live, our YouTube Channel and on our website” said Hanover Raceway General Manager Steve Fitzsimmons.
Mike Strome
Mike Strome, Starter

Hanover Raceway is pleased to announce that Mike Strome will be their new Starter for the 2020 Racing Season. Strome brings with him a wealth of experience as a Starter, including being the Back-up Starter at Mohawk Raceway (now called Woodbine Mohawk Park) from 2009 to 2016 and their Starter for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, which included being the Official Starter for 2 North America Cups and all Stakes races held at Canada's top race track.

The Guelph native has a long history in Harness Racing, including being a Trainer and Driver for more than 20 years, following in the footsteps of his father being in the business.

"We are delighted to have Mike join our Hanover Raceway family and with his strong background and experience, we are quite confident he'll be an excellent Starter for our race track."  commented Hanover Raceway General Manager Steve Fitzsimmons.

Holliday won the 2019 Balanced Image Trot Final, steering Aphrodite Duke to victory in 201.0, for trainer Andrew McCabe and Glenview Livestock Ltd. of Wallenstein. (photo by Tiffany Chantal photography)

by Tony Elliott

As the old saying goes, "There's no place like home." For Ryan Holliday, Hanover Raceway feels very much like his second home and as the 2019 Leading Driver for wins, has the evidence to prove it.  Holliday, a native of Mount Forest, just a half hour south of the Raceway, enjoys spending his summers showing off his driving skills at the track.

The 32 year old Holliday, who has been now been driving for 12 years, has accumulated 1093 wins and over 7.3 million dollars in purse earnings in his career to date.

Holliday was raised in a Harness Racing family, learning the ropes from both his father David, as well as his Grandfather.  After stepping away for a few years as teenager, he returned and began jogging and training horses.  After experiencing the thrill of training,  Holliday felt the strong pull towards becoming a driver in the sport. “Everyone wants to be a driver.” said Holliday.

Vicki Gregg with Carsons Shadow

by Tony Elliott

Harness Racing has always been a family affair for Vicki Gregg, a long-time trainer based at Hanover Raceway. The grand-daughter of Hall of Famer Allan Walker on her mother's side, she comes by being involved in the business quite honestly.

Growing up in a racing family, she has developed a love for the sport that continues to this day. Her mother Jean, was a Driver and Trainer before having a family, while her father Peter Thibaudeau, was also long-time Trainer, who later got involved on the administrative side of the business, as the former Race Secretary of both Hanover Raceway and the former Owen Sound Race Track.

We have VERY Exciting News for the upcoming season!

We will now be offering a High Definition (HD) live stream of our live racing on YouTube and Facebook Live platforms.

The Live stream will be still available on our website, but will have upgraded quality.

This is an exciting upgrade to our current racing product and will make viewing/wagering our track even better!