'Hanover' 1 win short of pacing crown

September 14, 1992|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Staff Writer

FORT WASHINGTON -- Western Hanover crossed another hurdle Saturday night in his quest for pacing's Triple Crown, winning the $366,750 Messenger Pace at Rosecroft Raceway.

To become the first Triple Crown champion in the sport since Ralph Hanover in 1983, Western Hanover needs to win the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware (Ohio) Fairgrounds on Sept. 24.

The 3-year-old No Nukes colt also joined 14 other pacers who have eclipsed $2 million in career earnings, taking home $183,375 for the victory.

It was the sixth straight win and seventh in the past eight starts for George Segal's colt, who has accounted for $1,326,330 this season alone.

He won the first leg of the Triple Crown series, the Cane Pace, at Yonkers Raceway on Aug. 29.

Western Hanover broke in third from the rail, but took over the lead the first time through the stretch and was never seriously challenged while finishing in 1 minute, 53 1/5.

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