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Timonium Videos Available

Inspection videos for the 237 Hanover Shoe Farm Yearlings selling at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Timonium, Maryland are now being posted. They can be found both on the farm website (www.hanoverpa.com) and the sale company website (www.theblackbook.com).
The inspection videos will feature each yearling walking, as well as stationary views from the front, each side and behind. In addition, the approximate height and length of each yearling will be displayed on their video.
As is always the case, we encourage and welcome your visit to the farm. The yearlings are available for your inspection now and will remain available every day except Sundays until Saturday October 31st. After a day off for shipping, inspections will resume at the Fairgrounds in Timonium on Monday November 2nd. Please call or text Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky at (717) 578-7395 for a farm appointment. She can also be reached at drjablonsky@hanoverpa.com. No appointment is necessary to inspect the yearlings at the sale.

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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

~ Bulldog Hanover(Shadow Play-BJ's Squall by Artsplace)winner of ONSS, $190,000

~ Scarlett Hanover(Bettor's Delight-Sammy's Magic Girl by Western Hanover)winner of ONSS, $190,000

~ Anoka Hanover(Donato Hanover-Aunt Mel by Yankee Glide)winner of John Simpson Memorial The Davidia Hanover 2YOF division, $56,400

~ Albergita Hanover(Roll With Joe-Armbro Amoretto by Artsplace)winner of John Simpson Memorial The Razzle Hanover 2YOF division, $31,334
Selling half brother Axion Hanover by Betting Line at Timonium November 4th Hip #302

~ Darby Hanover(Betting Line-Darena Hanover by Yankee Cruiser)winner of John Simpson Memorial The Razzle Hanover 2YOF division, $31,334
Selling half brother Del Mar Hanover by Somebeachsomewhere at Timonium November 3rd Hip #87

~ Loyal Fox Hanover(Andover Hall-Lady Luck Hanover by Donerail)winner of Liberty Bell 3YOC&G division, $37,300
Selling half brother Lets Go Hanover by E L Titan at Timonium November 3rd Hip #134

~ Nome Hanover(Well Said-Northern Cameo by Camluck)winner of PA Fair Final 3YOC&G Pace, $25,000

~ Terry A Hanover(Artspeak-Triplet Hanover by Big Towner)winner of PA Fair Final 2YOC&G Pace, $25,000
Selling half sister Tabitha Hanover by Betting Line at Timonium November 4th Hip #258

~ Stickler Hanover(Explosive Matter-Secret Credit by Credit Winner)winner of PA Fair Final 3YOC&G Trot, $25,000
Selling half sister Sigrid Hanover by Nuncio at Timonium November 5th Hip #523

~ Lyons Sentinel(Captaintreacherous-Tutu Hanover by Western Ideal)winner of Glen Garnsey Memorial 3YOF, $112,500
Selling half brother Teddy Hanover by Betting Line at Timonium November 3rd Hip #43