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Enough About You Wins Dream Of Glory; Match Race Produces Record

Published: August 3, 2013 11:39 pm ET

Last Comment: August 5, 2013 7:23 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Three-year-old trotter Enough About You romped to an open length victory in Hanover Raceway's signature $71,200 Dream Of Glory Stake on Saturday evening providing driver Travis Henry and trainer Carmen Auciello with the biggest win of their careers.

Henry settled his elimination winner away fifth after a trailing tier start while insider El Diablo Rojo (Bruce Richardson), another elim winner, and post four starter Eat Pray Trot (Trevor Henry) matched strides off the gate. With the inside advantage, El Diable Rojo established the lead while Eat Pray Trot tucked into the two-hole during the :27.4 opening panel.

El Diablo Rojo and Eat Pray Trot maintained a three length lead on the rest of the field to the half in :58.4 while Standing My Ground (Dave Boughton) moved underway from fourth with Enough About You following his cover.

Henry then sent Enough About You three-wide down the backside to take over command just past the 1:28.3 third quarter station and begin to draw away from the field. Kicking home in :28.4, Enough About You widened his leading margin to seven and a quarter lengths before hitting the wire 1:57.3. El Diable Rojo finished second and Eat Pray Trot followed in third.

"It just went exactly how I thought it was going to go; I knew Trevor and Bruce were both going to leave," said Henry after the race. "I didn't know how my horse was going to be from the trailer. I just floated him out there and got away as good as I could, hoped for cover -- but I don't think he really needed it -- and I got cover and he was awesome."

The Mutineer gelding earned his fifth win in 18 career starts and lifted his earnings over the $100,000 mark for owner Wheelhouse Racing Stable of Mississauga, Ont.

Sent postward as the 3-2 favourite, Enough About You paid $4.90 to win.

Saturday's undercard featured a $15,000 Champions Trot Match Race between former Dream Of Glory champions Summer Indian and Traverse Seelster.

Traverse Seelster persisted at the inside to take the early lead and drew off to a dazzling 1:55.3 track record victory. The five-year-old Angus Hall gelding demolished the former 1:57 all-age trot record, co-held by Brawn Seelster, Whatthehecklavec, Abbey Road C and The Golden Child.

With Brad Forward in the bike, Traverse Seelster carved out fractions of :27.2, :58 and 1:26.3 before opening up 13-1/2 lengths after four-year-old Summer Indian (Trevor Henry) got rough-gaited.

"We told Brad to just let him roll out of there and let him keep rolling and that's what he did," said assistant trainer Mark Jordan. "He did a beautiful job with him.

"He'll get the following week off and then probably race back at Yonkers. He seems to likes the half-mile track and of course the money there is grand so that's where he belongs."

The five-year-old son of Angus Hall is currently trained by Gary Green for owner Keith Pippi of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Traverse Seelster was bred by Seelster Farms of Lucan, Ont. and campaigned as a youngster by Eden Mills, Ont. horseman Frank O'Reilly, who was on hand to watch the match race and give credit to the trotter's former caretaker Shawn MacDonald for his upbringing.

"He took care of him and did everything with him," noted O'Reilly. "He was a big part of the horse's success."

"It's a pretty good feeling [to watch him set the track record]," commented MacDonald. "I thought he would set it there in the [2011] Dream Of Glory, but it's good to see him set it tonight."

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Hanover Raceway.

August 5, 2013 - 7:23 pmWhat a sight on Saturday at

Lynne Magee SAID...

What a sight on Saturday at Hanover Raceway---the entire grandstand was full and buzzing. Lots to see and enjoy with the mini horse race, the carriage horse rides, the Champions Match Race between Traverse Seelster and Summer Indian and a new track record set, the Dream of Glory and a visiting old warrior R M Karisma (still racing at 10) loaned by Dennis Jewitt and handled by Erin Watson to meet-and-greet the many fans topped off by the fireworks. Great night all around. Congrats to Hanover Raceway and the entire crew, the participants and especially the fans who came out to enjoy the evening of entertainment. This is what Ontario grassroots racing is all about and what we need to get back to!


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