Media are invited to attend the event at the farm on Route 194 South, outside
The 19-race winner, who dominated the trotting ranks this year and is the probable Horse if the Year in harness racing, was born at Hanover Shoe Farms on May 3, 2004.
He returns home to begin his fatherhood career with 19 wins, $2,998,777 in earnings and tied as the fastest trotter ever with a mark of 1:50.1 taken in the final heat of the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky.
Donato will go home bearing gifts. Donato will donate several cases of his favorite foods to the free lunch program provided by the Hanover Council of Churches. He’ll pack apples, carrots and oatmeal for the PAL (Provide A Lunch) program that serves 165 people in need of a hot meal, seven days a week (HRC)