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Top filly, broodmare Cathedra dies at Hanover

February 25, 2011
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Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that broodmare Cathedra has died following post foaling complications at the age of 18. She foaled a Well Said colt at 1:30 am on Thursday (Feb. 24) and developed signs of colic later that morning, succumbing while she was being transported to the emergency medical clinic.
 
Cathedra was an accomplished racehorse, winning $435,153 at two with 14 wins, earning an O'Brien Award. Her career earnings totaled $733,789 and she took a record of p,1:52.3s at three.
 
As a broodmare Cathedra excelled, producing four $500,000-plus winners and two 1:50 performers. Her offspring include Cathedra Dot Com p,3,1:51m ($1,520,487); the ill-fated pacing colt Western Shooter p,2,1:50m ($904,462), winner of the Breeders Crown and Governor’s Cup en route to honors as the top 2-year-old pacing colt of his generation; Cabrini Hanover p,2, 1:51 ($1,303,790), and The Preacher Pan p,4, 1:50 ($617,960).
 
Cathedra was inducted into the U.S. Harness Racing Living Hall of Fame in 2002 for her broodmare production and in 2004 was honored in Canada as Broodmare of the Year when her daughter Cabrini Hanover was voted as O’Brien Award winner Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year. Cabrini Hanover subsequently earned the 2005 Dan Patch Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year honors.
 
“She was just a lovely mare, she was truly special. She was a pleasure to be around. She had a wonderful disposition and she will be greatly missed by all of us here," said Hanover farm manager Dr. Brigette Jablonsky. "She left us with what I consider the nicest foal she had during the time we owned her, a beautiful, smart Well Said colt who will be raised by a nurse mare. She has been buried next to Wendymae Hanover, the dam of Western Hanover.” (Hanover Shoe Farms)
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