Hanover buys package of 8 top mares
April 15, 2019
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The management of Hanover Shoe Farms is delighted to announce that the farm has recently purchased eight of the top matrons in the business. The elite group consists of four trotting broodmares and four pacing broodmares, all acquired from Brittany Farms, which has been downsizing its broodmare band.
The trotting mares are comprised of:
Passageway (Angus Hall-Glide Path), already the dam of the co-fastest 2-year-old trotter of 2018, “Don’t Let’em 2,1:51.4. Passageway was sold with her 2019 Father Patrick filly by her side and will be bred back to Father Patrick in 2019.
Possess The Magic (Self Possessed–Chorine Hanover) – a million dollar winner herself and the dam of the very good Master Of Law, Possess The Magic has been bred to Muscle Mass in 2019.
Secret Magic (Cantab Hall–Chorine Hanover), from three foals of racing age she is the dam of In Secret 1:52.3f ($683,757) and 2018 Hambletonian Oaks winner Manchego 3,1:50 ($1,537,942). Secret Magic is in foal to Muscle Hill, carrying a full brother or sister to Manchego, and will be bred back to Muscle Hill in 2019.
Spring Gala (Self Possessed–Gala Dream), a three-quarter sister to Father Patrick and the only filly thus far from Hall of Fame broodmare Gala Dream. Spring Gala has been bred to Muscle Hill in 2019.
The pacing mares are as follows:
American Jewel (American Ideal–Trim Hanover), a world champion with a record of 1:48.2 as a 3 year old and career earnings of $1,840,565, American Jewel was the O’Brien 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year for her generation and the Dan Patch and O’Brien 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year. She has been bred to Captaintreacherous in 2019.
Fresh Idea (Western Hanover–Last Night), dam of O’Brien 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Bettors Up p,3, 1:49.4 ($762,344), she has also been bred to Captaintreacherous in 2019.
Perfect Touch (Camluck-Sounds Perfect), dam of the sensationally fast American History p,3, 1:47. She has been bred to American Ideal in 2019 thus the resulting foal will be a full brother or sister to American History.
Lifetime Star (Western Ideal–Lifetime Gal), the dam of the exciting 2018 two-year-old Bettor’s Wish p,2, 1:51.1, is in foal to A Rocknroll Dance and will be bred to Bettor’s Delight in 2019.
Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Executive Vice President of Hanover, says, “It is highly unusual for mares of this caliber to be offered for sale. Russell and I are ecstatic to add these eight phenomenal mares to the greatest broodmare band in the business. We cannot wait to sell their foals in 2020 and beyond."