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OHHA names Ohio 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year

05:20 AM 11 Jan 2020 NZDT
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Elver Hanover, harness racing
Elver Hanover
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Grove City, Ohio - A quick look at the two-year-old harness racing resume of Elver Hanover shows why he was named the 2019 Ohio 2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association.

Elver Hanover, the son of Yankee Cruiser - Edra Hanover by The Panderosa won all nine of his starts for trainer Ron Burke, his stable and ownership group of Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Jason Melillo, J&T Silva - Purnel & Libby earning $363,450.

A world champion by way of winning the first division of the $324,800 Stay Hungry Bluegrass Two-Year-Old Colt Pace at Lexington in 1:48.3, Elver Hanover also won the Ohio Triple Crown which consists of the Ohio Sire Stakes Final, the Ohio Breeder's Championship and the Ohio State Fair Stakes.

Bred at Hanover Shoe Farms, Elver Hanover's Ohio earnings ($288,600) was almost double of the next closest colt.

Chris Page drove Elver Hanover to eight of the nine victories and says the colt just knows how to win "Elver Hanover is a true professional. He drives perfect and does everything you want." Page says Elver Hanover is one of the best two-year-olds he has ever driven.

Elver Hanover will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association and United States Trotting Association's District 1 Annual Awards Banquet January 18, 2020 at the University Area Marriott in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets to the banquet are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the OHHA office at 614-221-3650. Reservation forms are also available on the OHHA website at

The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) is a non-profit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in the Buckeye State.

OHHA was founded in 1953. The mission of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association is to preserve, protect, promote and serve the entire Standardbred industry in Ohio and beyond.

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by Frank Fraas, for the OHHA

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