New Track, Driver For Beatgoeson Hanover

Published: June 2, 2011 04:49 pm EDT

Beatgoeson Hanover will make her Canadian debut on Friday, June 3 at Mohawk Racetrack in one of two divisions of the Casual Breeze Stakes

for three-year-old trotting fillies.

Beatgoeson Hanover will be looking to make it two-for-two in her sophomore season. Off of a win on May 26 in her 2011 debut, trainer Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman thinks his filly is ready for the Campbellville, Ont. oval.

“She raced [well] at the Meadowlands last week,” said the resident of Allentown, New Jersey. “She’s come back good this year, it seems like. She’s a nice, big, strong filly and she’s got a good draw (Post 1). She’ll be pretty competitive.”

Norman stated that, “the rail is a good post for her,” and that “she likes to get away in the top five or six anyways, so it’s fine for her.”

Beatgoeson Hanover shipped well from her New Jersey home, but found the climate in Ontario a little colder than what she was use to.

“It was pretty cold there last night, they told me, so she wasn’t use to that,” said Norman, who has opted to stay in Allentown until next weekend. “She might like the little colder weather.”

With a new track, the conditioner has enlisted a new driver without any concerns. Up and comer Scott Zeron will be in the racebike.

“He’ll get to know her pretty quickly,” Norman said. “I’ve watched Scott drive a little bit and he looks like he’s a very talented young guy and looks like he gets a long with any kind of horse. It seems like he has nice, soft hands.”

The daughter of Andover Hall--Beat The Wheel had a solid freshman campaign in which she boasted a record of 5-0-1 from eight starts, good for $172,546 in purses. Her biggest win was the $200,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Championship at Chester Racetrack.

Her two-year-old campaign, however, wasn’t free of hiccups. With two breaks charted on her lines, Norman explains that it wasn’t caused by her behaviour.

“Her biggest issue last year was she tied up a couple of times, otherwise her manners are very good,” he said. “That’s her only problem.”

Norman acquired Beatgoeson Hanover at the Harrisburg sale in 2009 and it was her price and breeding that caught his eye.

“She wasn’t expensive, she was only $40,000,” he recalled. “She was just a nice, plain, bay Andover Hall filly out of a great mare, so I liked the look of her and she wasn’t over priced.”

Beatgoeson Hanover will travel quite a bit this summer, as she is eligible to several stakes, including the Hambletonian Oaks and Pennsylvania Sires Stakes.

The fields for the $86,781 divisions of the Casual Breeze Stakes appear below.

To view entries for Friday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Friday Entries - Mohawk Racetrack.

Division No. 1 (Race 5)
PP) Horse
1) Beatgoeson Hanover
2) Lady Rainbow
3) L A Freeway
4) Pretty Crafty
5) Surveillance
6) Mystic Allure
7) First Flower
8) Centrifical Force
9) Lukes Sophie
10) Iron Lady
11) Magic Wheel

Division No. 1 (Race 8)
PP) Horse
1) Quantum Victoria
2) Eagle Canada
3) Peach Martini
4) Zorgwijk Locket
5) Crys Dream
6) Extraordinaire
7) Musclemad
8) Andover The Top
9) Oh Sweet Baby
10) As Yall Like It
11) China Pearls


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