‘Hannelore,’ Six Pack Ceremonies Near

Published: November 14, 2019 04:23 pm EST

It has been announced that two of the sport’s biggest stars, Hannelore Hanover and Six Pack, will be officially retired at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, November 23 following their respective TVG starts.

The great Hannelore Hanover’s retirement ceremony will be held following the final start of her career, which will come in the TVG mares’ final.

The 2017 Horse of the Year has amassed over $3 million in earnings, including wins in the Hambletonian Maturity, TVG (twice), Armbro Flight (three times), Breeders Crown (twice), Maple Leaf Trot (twice) and the Cutler Memorial.

A commemorative video will be shown during the ceremony and the first 500 fans will receive a movie-style Hannelore Hanover poster that details her major victories.

Her shoes will also be pulled in the winner’s circle with one of them being given to the Meadowlands Racetrack for the new ‘Walk of Fame’ that will be unveiled during the track’s 2020 championship meet.

“Hannelore Hanover is one of the greatest racehorses of all time,” stated Jason Settlemoir, COO and GM of the Meadowlands Racetrack. “She had so many major victories here – the 2016 Hambletonian Maturity and TVG Final and the 2018 Cutler just to name a few. She created so many great racing memories here and we are honoured Ron Burke and her ownership agreed to retire her in our winner’s circle.”

Six Pack, the 2018 three-year-old trotting colt of the year, will also be retired following his TVG final on November 23. The outstanding trotter notched three world record performances, including the 1:50 in the 2018 Stanley Dancer, 1:49.1 in the Kentucky Futurity and 1:49.2 in the Allerage Farms Open Trot. He also posted wins in the Yonkers Trot, Empire Breeders Classic and The Matron to earn close to $2 million.

Six Pack’s shoes will also be pulled in the winner’s circle with one of them begin added to the Meadowlands Racetrack Walk of Fame.

“Six Pack gave us a 1:50 world record performance in the 2018 Stanley Dancer,” said Settlemoir. “It’s only fitting that he is added to our Walk of Fame.”

Details about the new conceived Meadowlands Racetrack Walk of Fame will be announced in the coming months. Management will be asking the winning connections of some the track’s biggest races including the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, TVG Finals to contribute a shoe to the display.

“I would like to thank Dean Hoffman for reaching out to me with an idea about the Walk of Fame,” said Settlemoir. “I thought it was a great way to honour the champions that race on our track.”

TVG night details can be found at playmeadowlands.com

(With files from the Meadowlands Racetrack)

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