Standout Indiana stallion I Scoot Hanover p,3, 1:51.3f ($646,181) was euthanized at Michigan State University on Sunday, Sept. 2, after suffering a brief terminal illness that was inoperable. The son of Jate Lobell-I Sparkle (by Nihilator) was 15 years old.
I Scoot Hanover stood his entire career at Hillcrest Farm in Goshen, Ind. His connections will always be grateful and wish to give a special thank you to Barbara Bongiorno for selecting them to stand I Scoot Hanover when she retired him from racing in 2003.
I Scoot Hanover was a world champion and held the 2-year-old track record of 1:53.1 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds for 11 years (1999-2010). Developed early by the late Brian Pinske but then sold and moved to other trainers, at age two I Scoot Hanover finished second in the 1999 Breeders Crown and Governor's Cup, with Tyberwood the winner of both races. At age three, while racing out of the Brett Pelling Stable, he won the Jug Preview and finished second in the Hoosier Cup.
I Scoot Hanover has sired the winners of $5.2 million, including two sub-1:50 performers, Robin I Scoot and Freddy Scooter. He was also named Indiana's 2008 Stallion of the Year.