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Timonium Paddock Videos Available

The paddock videos for the 237 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings consigned to The Standardbred Horse Sale in Timonium, Maryland are now being posted daily. Paddock videos will continue to be posted daily until they are finished. Inspection videos will also be done for these yearlings and will start to be posted Wednesday September 30. As with the paddock videos , they will be posted as they are done until their completion. Inspections of the yearlings at the Hanover Shoe Farms Fairgrounds will begin, by appointment only, on Monday September 28. Please call or text Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky at (717) 578-7395 or email her at drjablonsky@hanoverpa.com to schedule your appointment. Strict adherence to current COVID-19 protocols will be followed to in order to ensure the safety of both our visitors and employees. We welcome and look forward to your visit.

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Seeking Yearling Groomers

Hanover Shoe Farms, Inc. is seeking a few highly motivated individuals with
yearling grooming experience to assist in sale preparation.
Call Farm Manager Patti Murphy if interested at 908-442-4051.

Tall Dark Stranger to Stand at Hanover Shoe Farms

It is with great excitement and pride that Hanover Shoe Farm’s announces the addition of three -year -old pacing colt phenom Tall Dark Stranger to its stallion roster for the 2021 breeding season. With a record of 1:49.1 at 2 and a current record of 1:47.1 at 3 and $1,741,645 earned thus far, Tall Dark Stranger has a remarkable slate of 16 wins and 1 second from 18 career starts. Owned by Crawford Farms Racing, Marvin and Lynn Katz, Caviart Farms and Howard and Marlene Taylor, trained by Nancy Takter and driven by Yannick Gingras, Tall Dark Stranger is the only horse in history to win the Metro Pace and Breeders Crown as a two year old and return to racing as a three year old and win both the Meadowlands Pace and North American Cup. Tall Dark Stranger also won the International Stallion Stakes at 2 in route to being voted 2 -Year -Old Colt Pacer of the Year in both the United States and Canada. This year at three, in addition to the Meadowlands Pace and North American Cup he has also captured The Cane Pace and The Kentucky Sire Stakes Final. Tall Dark Stranger is scheduled to start next at The Red Mile and then go on to the Breeders’ Crown at Hoosier Park. Seemingly destined for greatness from his birth, Tall Dark Stranger was a $330,000 purchase from the 2018 Lexington Selected Sale. He was considered by many to be the premier pacing colt offered at that venue that year. A stunning individual by the legendary stallion Bettors Delight ,Tall Dark Stranger hails from one of harness racing’s most prolific families. He is out of World Champion and Dan Patch and O’Brien Award Winning 2-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year Precocious Beauty p,2,1:50.1 ($838,004), she a sister to successful pacing stallion Sportswriter and out of a sister to Swinging Beauty P,1:49.4 ($893,268) and the grandam of Downbytheseaside P,2,1:49, 3.1:48.3f ($2,179,558) whose eagerly awaited first crop of yearlings sell this fall. “Russell and I are thrilled and honored to have been given the chance to add such an illustrious pacing stallion to our roster, we believe he is the most accomplished pacer to enter the stallion ranks since Captaintreacherous. This will be the our first partnership with Crawford Farms, Caviart Farms and Howard Taylor ,which is exciting ,and the third stallion we stand that Marvin Katz owns part of, Captiantreacherous and Bar Hopping being the two others. It is a pleasure to work with Marvin ,he has vast knowledge of the breeding business and a terrific band of broodmares to support his stallions”, says Hanover Executive Vice President Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky. Trainer Nancy Takter calls Tall Dark Stranger “One of the best pacers we have seen. A champion at two and three, he’s done things that no horse has ever done. He’s a pleasure to train and knows that his job is to win”. Driver Yannick Gingras says that Tall Dark Stranger is the best pacing colt he has ever driven. “He has all the tools needed for greatness. Speed, gait, and looks but above all his desire to win races is truly unbelievable to me. He’s a champion in every sense of the word”. Tall Dark Stranger will stand in Pennsylvania His service fee and details concerning the Syndication will be forthcoming.

Congratulations to all connections

~ Elver Hanover(Yankee Cruiser-Edra Hanover by The Panderosa)winner of Ohio Breeders Championship 3YOC&G 1st division, $48,121

~ Wixx Hanover(Donato Hanover-Whispering Wind by Broadway Hall)winner of Liberty Bell 2YOF 1st division, $37,100

~ Mackie Hanover(Captaintreacherous-Miss Kitty Hanover by Western Hanover)winner of Liberty Bell 2YOF 2nd division, $30,000
Selling full sister Miss Helen Hanover at Timonium November 4th Hip #450

~ Miss Vet Hanover(Yankee Glide-Mayday Hanover by Cantab Hall)winner of Kentucky Commonwealth Final 2YOF, $50,000

~ Abuckabett Hanover(Betting Line-All Tucked Up by Western Ideal)winner of Metro at Mohawk, $30,400
Selling half brother Augustus Hanover by JK Endofanera at Timonium November 4th Hip #296

~ Trillions Hanover(Somebeachsomewhere-Tutu Hanover by Western Ideal)winner of Milton at Mohawk, $26,600
Selling half brother Teddy Hanover by Betting Line at Timonium November 3rd Hip #43

~ Scarlett Hanover(Bettor's Delight-Sammy's Magic Girl by Western Hanover)winner of Great Lady at Mohwak, $26,600

~ Marsala Hanover(Captaintreacherous-Marinade Hanover by Bettor's Delight)winner of Kindergarten Classic 2YOF 1st leg, $20,000
Selling full sister Marlys Hanover at Timonium November 3rd Hip #148

~ Anoka Hanover(Donato Hanover-Aunt Mel by Yankee Glide) winner of Kindergarten Classic 2YOF 1st leg, $20,000

~ Fire Start Hanover(Somebeachsomewhere-Fit To Frame by Art Major)winner of Kindergarten Classic 2YOF 1st leg, $20,000
Selling half brother Forkner Hanover by Always B Miki at Timonium November 3rd Hip #103