Discus Hanover Wins Open Trot at Saratoga on Sunday

Discus Hanover (Credit Winner) became the first two-time winner in the Open Trot this season at Saratoga as the Dave Dewhurst trainee went coast-to-coast in Sunday’s $15,000 feature. Jimmy Devaux sat behind the seven year old who cruised unopposed through a first half of 58 seconds before hanging tough in the stretch to prevail in 1:56.3. Free Willy Hanover (Chris Long) closed to be second in his first try in the local Open while Summit City Sonny (Leon Bailey) earned the show spot.

Discus Hanover’s win was his second of 2024, a year in which he has already recorded a pair of wins and a pair of second-place finishes. On Sunday, Discus Hanover paid $13.80 to win in the mild upset. The Open winner is owned in partnership by Philip Hale and trainer Dave Dewhurst.

Live racing continues on Monday afternoon with a matinee that starts at noon.

Mike Sardella | Saratoga Casino Hotel | Saratoga Springs, NY

Jessica Hallett photo


Win photos can be purchased race nights at the photographer's booth in the lower clubhouse, or by calling 518-681-9351.

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