In Today’s HRU

The connections of Hannelore Hanover need to make room for several more trophies.

Hannelore Hanover, who last year at age 5 produced the fastest mile in history by a female trotter and defeated male rivals in both the Breeders Crown and Maple Leaf Trot, received three Dan Patch Awards on Sunday, including the night’s grand prize, Horse of the Year.

In addition to being named Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, Hannelore Hanover got trophies for Trotter of the Year and best older female trotter during the Dan Patch Awards banquet at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, FL.

Photo: It was a banner year for Driver of the Year Yannick Gingras (left) and Ron Burke, trainer of Horse of the Year and Trotter of the Year Hannelore Hanover | Dave Landry