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'HANNELORE' INVITED/ACCEPTED FOR YR INTERNATIONAL TROT
The 4-year-old Indiana-bred daughter of Swan for All shall make her Yonkers Raceway/small-track debut in this race, opposing the boys at the mile-and-quarter distance.
Please note that a first post of 1:10 PM has been requested for the special afternoon program, with Yonkers International Trot post time to be determined.
Back to 'Hannelore,' with career earnings of $1,091,685, of which $786,111 has been socked away this season. Her life-best 1:51 effort was taken at Mohawk in June's $208,260 final of the Armbro Flight.
In addition to whipping the ladies in the Armbro Flight, she did so in $188,000 Fresh Yankee (Meadowlands) and the $170,000 Muscle Hill (Vernon).
She beat the boys in the $471,200 Hambletonian Maturity (Meadowlands), and again her $30,800 elimination of the Maple Leaf Trot (Mohawk), before finishing second (to Resolve) in last Saturday night's $480,320 final.
At 3, she won Hoosier's $220,000 Super Final of the Indiana Sire Stakes (Hoosier).
'Hannelore,' with 14 wins and two seconds in 16 tries this season, has won 23 of her 37 career starts (35 in-the-money) for co-owners (as Burke Racing, trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino and J&T Silva Stables.
She originally sold for $32,000.
"She can do it any way,' regular driver Yannick Gingras said. 'She's very slick-gaited. When she won twice at the 1 1/8 miles (Meadowlands), the extra distance wasn't a problem, so I don't think the mile-and-a-quarter is a concern.
"I've loved her from the first time I sat behind her. Part of the reason she went to Mohawk is to showcase her," Gingras said. "We're glad Yonkers thought she was a worthy entrant, and I expect her to race well."
Hannelore Hanover has some history to play with. Eight mares have won the International Trot at least once, including...
--Armbro Flight [CAN]), 1966
--Roquepine [FRA], 1967-68
--Une de Mai [FRA], 1969, 1971
--Fresh Yankee [CAN], 1970
--Delmonica Hanover [USA], 1973-74
--Classical Way [USA], 1980
--Kit Lobell [USA], 1989
--Peace Corps [SWE], 1991
Hannelore Hanover joins a pair of returnees-Sweden's On Track Piraten and Italy's Oasis Bi-as confirmed attendees, with more among the scheduled 10-horse field to be announced shortly.
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