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Greenshoe

Overview

December 12, 2019
Hanover Shoe Farm’s announces that the book for trotting superstar Greenshoe is now full and closed. The mares already booked to Greenshoe in his initial year at stud represent the best that the sport has to offer including but not limited to:
All The Time – Winner of the Hambletonian Oaks, full sister to Ariana G
Ariana G – World Champion winner of the Hambletonian Oaks
Asiago – 3,1:50.4 $422,360
Behindclosedoors – dam of standout 2yo trotting filly Sister Sledger
Cedar Dove – million dollar winning dam of Hambletonian Oaks Winner When Dovescry
Columbia – sister to Atlanta
Crys Dream – 3.1:54f $997,378
Danae – dam of Propulsion
Emmylou Who – dam of Emoticon Hanover
Good Common Cents – dam of Hambletonian Winner Perfect Spirit
Hannelore Hanover – 2017 Horse Of The Year
High Sobriety – dam of Hannelore Hanover
Nalda Nof
Pasithea Face – 1:50.4 $591.473
Passageway – dam of Don’t Let Em
Princess Face
Primary Target – full sister to Mission Brief and Tactical Landing
Secret Passion – ¾ sister to Manchego
Starita – stakes winning granddaughter of the great Passionate Glide
Winbak Blondie – sister to Muscle Hill, dam of Hey Blondie
Window Willow – dam of Crystal Fashion
“I really look forward to 2022 when we sell the first yearlings by Greenshoe and then of course, 2023 and beyond when they race. If his foals look like him, trot like him and have his intelligence they will rewrite history. Each day I am around him I admire him more. He exudes class and when you are with him you just know you are in the presence of greatness” says Hanover Executive Vice President Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky. Shares are still available for purchase but just a few remain. Please contact Dr. Jablonsky at (717) 578-7395 for more information.

Greenshoe to stand at Hanover Shoe Farms
Hanover Shoe Farms Inc., Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist and Morten Langli proudly announce that superstar colt trotter Greenshoe will retire to Hanover Shoe Farms at the conclusion of his 3-year-old campaign to commence stallion duty at the world’s foremost nursery in 2020.
Greenshoe burst onto the harness racing scene in early June of his freshman year, winning his first 2-year-old race in 1:55 with a last quarter of :27.3. He would go on to win his next four races at 2, including the New Jersey Sire Stakes final in 1:53.3.
Greenshoe made his highly anticipated return to the races as a 3-year-old in May of this year and has once again electrified industry participants and fans alike with his unparalleled speed, stamina, and determination. Greenshoe has thus far won seven of his nine sophomore starts, including both the New Jersey Sire Stakes leg and the final, his Earl Beal elimination, the Stanley Dancer Memorial, his Hambletonian elimination, the Zweig Memorial and, most recently, a Kentucky Sire Stake leg in 1:50.4 with a last quarter of :26. Greenshoe has trotted sub-:27 final quarters in each of his last five starts.
To date Greenshoe boasts a record of 1:50.1 and $843,223 in earnings.
According to Sabine Kagebrandt, managing director of Courant Inc., Greenshoe is slated to appear in three more races this year, the Kentucky Sire Stakes final on Sept. 15, the Kentucky Futurity on Oct. 6 and the Breeders Crown on Oct. 26 (eliminations the week before if necessary). It is possible that Greenshoe will also start in the TVG final at The Meadowlands on Nov. 23.
A former $330,000 yearling purchase from breeders Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz, Greenshoe is from the first crop of the trotting stallion Father Patrick and the first foal out of Designed To Be 3,1:51.3f ($656,166), she by Donato Hanover. While sporting the most modern of bloodlines, Greenshoe’s pedigree still makes him accessible to mares by preeminent stallions Muscle Hill and Chapter Seven.
Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Executive Vice President of Hanover Shoe Farms, has been an avid Greenshoe fan since the colt’s first 2-year-old race. Dr. Jablonsky says, “It is with much joy and satisfaction that I share this announcement with the harness racing world today. I fell in love with Greenshoe the first time I saw him race and could envision his spot in our stallion barn very early in his career. To me, he is the horse of a generation. He can do things that I haven’t seen other horses do. His acceleration is magical and his gait is a thing of beauty.”
Courant’s Anders Ström says, “Greenshoe showed early talent in training during the spring as a 2-year-old and showed his capacity in his performances early on. He is, in my opinion, the most capable and technically most perfect gaited horse since Muscle Hill and there are perhaps only ten horses like this born in a century. With his ability, conformation and pedigree, I am looking forward to his career as a stallion and will of course be breeding my best mares to him.”
Hanover President Russell Williams adds, “Over nearly a century, Hanover has built the greatest Standardbred broodmare band in existence, and we continue to add at the top. Potential stallions of Greenshoe’s caliber do not come along often, but when they do, they belong in our stallion roster. The Greenshoe yearlings of 2022 will begin a new page in trotting history.”
The response to the syndication of Greenshoe is expected to be overwhelming. Although shares won’t be formally sold until after his fertility exam in December, we encourage all those who are interested in becoming a Greenshoe shareholder to contact Dr. Jablonsky at 717.578.7395 or drjablonsky@hanoverpa.com to discuss the syndication.