$30,000 Miss Versatility Series – 2nd division
Emoticon Hanover established a new track record for four-year-old trotting mares and she matched Hannelore Hanover’s world record for four-year-old trotting mares when she front-stepped to a 1:51 triumph for trainer Luc Blais and driver Dan Dube.
The daughter of Kadabra-Emmylou Who, who was sent off at odds of 7-2, rolled to the lead and whacked out panels of :28.3, :56.3 and 1:24.2 before rocketing home in :26.3 to defeat Pasithea Face S and race favourite Broadway Donna.
“She went around the track nice and easy,” said driver Dan Dube. “I just let her trot at the end and she did it very easy. I saw (Broadway Donna) coming and my mare responded really good.”
Determination of Montreal, QC owns the 12-time winner who improved this year’s record to 1-3-2 from seven trips to the track. The Ontario Sires Stakes graduate has put away close to $900,000 in career earnings.