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Wakizashi Hanover Retired

April 4, 2020:

If you were to ask longtime horse owner Bruce Kennedy what the cost of dreaming is, he might tell you the cost is $23,000. That $23,000 figure comes from the yearling sale price of Wakizashi Hanover, the 2015 North America Cup and O'Brien Award winner who was recently retired from racing....read on

Vacation Time For Wakizashi Hanover

January 25, 2019:

After 80 career starts and a resume filled with Grand Circuit stakes appearances, 2015 O'Brien Award winner Wakizashi Hanover finds himself in unfamiliar territory to start the new year....read on

A Sharper Wakizashi Hanover

February 27, 2017:

"He said ‘I’ve been watching your horse, and your horse is a knight. It’s not like you’re trying to make a good horse, you’ve already got one. So why don’t you go any further and investigate if there’s anything that could be done?’"...read on

Agridome Roof Being Fixed

March 7, 2016:

Officials with the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition are breathing a sigh of relief, as the agridome roof that was damaged during a wind storm last fall is in the process of being fixed....read on

O'Brien Winner Hooks New Owners

February 20, 2016:

"It feels tremendous to know that you can race a horse all year and have a great year like we had and be measured against all other horses in the same category and come out on top. It's just phenomenal."...read on

The Rest Of ‘Wakizashi’s Schedule

July 3, 2015:

The connections of Pepsi North America Cup winner Wakizashi Hanover have announced the rest of the gelding’s 2015 schedule, and co-owner Bruce Kennedy has gone on the record as saying “if he stays healthy and sound, we’ll race them all.”...read on

NS Government Announces New Board

June 26, 2015:

On Friday, June 26, the Nova Scotia Government announced the make up of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission’s new Board, which will overseas live racing operations at Truro Raceway....read on

Kennedy On 'Wakizashi's Cup Win

June 24, 2015:

Three days after watching Wakizashi Hanover win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, owner Bruce Kennedy was still unsure whether the magnitude of the accomplishment had sunk in completely....read on

'Wakizashi' Wins North America Cup

June 20, 2015:

Wakizashi Hanover defeated the 2-5 favourite Wiggle It Jiggleit to win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 20 at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont....read on

Horse Provides Owners Big Thrills

June 18, 2015:

“We’re not the richest people in racing but we’re the luckiest right now. This kind of a trip, I wish everyone could have this one day in harness racing, just once.”...read on

Owners Go All In On Impressive Colt

May 6, 2015:

“He’s fully loaded this year (for stakes races). We didn’t load him up last year because we didn’t have any idea that he would be a good horse. We thought he might be OK, we thought he would make the races, but had no dreams of getting in the top crowd. So we decided to take his (2014) earnings and reinvest in him.”...read on

Spotlight On Truro Raceway

November 28, 2014:

As we prepare to flip the calendar to December, horsepeople at Truro Raceway are still readying their charges to compete, as the Nova Scotia raceway will be offering live cards every Sunday of the month. The Truro Daily News has run a profile of the track, as it looks to gain some stability moving forward....read on

Pottie Appointed In Nova Scotia

July 31, 2014:

The Nova Scotia Government has announced that Stephen Pottie has been named the new general manager of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in Truro and that he will be starting the job immediately....read on

Kennedy On Atlantic Grand Circuit Week

July 28, 2014:

Atlantic Grand Circuit Week is now in the books, and Bruce Kennedy of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition has said that the event was successful....read on

Update On NSPE Interim Board

April 17, 2014:

Nova Scotia Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell has said that he is planning to announce the final member of the three-person interim panel overseeing the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition next week....read on


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