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Hanover, PA — Cam’s Card Shark passed away peacefully at Hanover Shoe Farms on July 2, 2020 at the age of 29. He was with the people that loved him, including Hanover Shoe Farms Farm Manager Patti Murphy who has been with him since he retired to stallion duty, first in New Jersey and then Pennsylvania. Cam’s Card Shark was retired from stallion duty in 2014 and lived his remaining years in the stallion barn at Hanover. Cam’s Card Shark took his record of 1:50 at age 3 and earned $2,498,204. He was the Dan Patch Horse of the Year in 1994 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. Cam’s Card Shark’s major wins included the North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace, New Jersey Classic, Messenger Stakes, The Adios, Berry’s Creek, James Dancer Memorial, Art Rooney Pace and the Miller Memorial. He was scratched as the overwhelming favorite to win the Little Brown Jug and never raced again. The story just starts there. Cam’s Card Shark started his stallion career at Hanover Shoe Farms of New Jersey in 1995 and moved to Pennsylvania in 2012 where he stood his last two seasons at Hanover’s Main Farm in Pennsylvania. Cam’s Card Shark sired 1,829 foals that earned $150,458,604. His most notable performers include the double millionaires Bettor’s Delight p,3,1:49.4 ($2,581,461), Shark Gesture p,1:48.1s ($2,818,021), Four Starzzz Shark p,1:47.4 ($2,537,267), Royalflush Hanover p,4,1:49.3 ($2,153,893), and the one time co-fastest pacer of all time, Holborn Hanover p,1:46.4 ($2,070,648). Cam’s Card Shark’s daughters have produced the winners of $117,544,998 including the performers A Rocknroll Dance p,4,1:47.2s ($2,429,441) and Heston Blue Chip p,3,1:48f ($1,781,881). “If he had only sired Bettor’s Delight who is unarguably one of the greatest stallions the business has ever seen, he would have left his mark, however he did so much more. Shark was a great racehorse and an even greater stallion. He was as tough and gritty a horse as you could know. It was, of course, a sad day here but he had a great life and we were blessed to have had him for as long as we did,” said Hanover’s Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky. Owners Jeff and Paula Snyder were understandably sad when they received the news. “He changed our lives, he was really the start of my career in harness racing and the horse that got Paula interested in racing. We really appreciate everything he did for us and take comfort in the fact that he had such a long and happy retirement at the only home he knew after racing,” said Jeff Snyder.

Hanover, PA — On April 16, 2020, Hanover Shoe Farms Executive Vice President Bridgette Jablonsky, V.M.D., announced the establishment of a $250,000 matching fund grant to support the work of restoring full integrity to the harness racing industry. In that announcement, Jablonsky noted “investigative services appear to be necessary to aid the racing commissions in investigating wrongdoing…to support the work of restoring full integrity to our sport.” The project is moving forward and the announcement of formal details is anticipated to be released next month. “Our integrity project, which is under review by a leading Pennsylvania law firm, is making good progress,” explained Hanover Shoe Farms President and CEO Russell Williams, who also serves as president of the U.S. Trotting Association. “We realized shortly after the original announcement that a completely independent structure would be required because it must be above any charge of influence or conflict of interest. “We expect to announce full details sometime in early July,” added Williams. For further information, contact Russell Williams at  

This filly foaled April 21st is by Swan For All and out of the mare High Sobriety thus making her the first full sibling to 2017 Harness Racing Horse Of The Year  and World Champion Hannelore Hanover 1:49.2 ($3,069,057).   The resemblance between this filly and Hannelore is uncanny giving her the barn nickname “Baby Hanna”.    If this filly’s early athleticism and personality are any indicator she will be trying her hardest to fill big sister’s shoes.   Both High Sobriety and Hannelore Hanover (now a Hanover Shoe Farms broodmare) are being bred to the brilliant Greenshoe in 2020   Foals Of The Week 2020 Name That Foal * The 2nd name of the foal must be HANOVER * Name may only be 18 characters long including spaces and punctuation * Name must start with the same letter as the first letter in the mare name * You may not use a name that has previously been used 2020 Yearling Sales * Goshen - September 13, 2020 * Harrisburg - November 3 - 5, 2020 2020 Yearlings selling at Goshen and Harrisburg View website for complete list

Following is a letter from Executive Vice President Bridgette Jablonsky, V.M.D., of Hanover Shoe Farms announcing the establishment of a $250,000 matching fund grant to support the work of restoring full integrity to the harness racing industry. To All Industry Participants: I hope this letter finds you well and withstanding the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. I know that you all join me in eagerly waiting for racing to resume and life to return to some semblance of normal. I have used some of the time normally spent watching races and following entries and results to reflect on the criminal proceedings revealed to us on March 9, 2020. My initial reaction was, “What a terrible day for this business.” Upon further reflection, however, I find that my initial reaction was completely off base. This was a good day for our business. We will not survive unless the cheaters and wrongdoers are identified and exiled. I will footnote this by saying that the defendants in these proceedings are presumed innocent until they either admit their guilt or are found guilty in a court of law. If any are innocent, I hope their names are cleared with no lasting ill effects, but all of those who are found guilty of the heinous acts depicted in the indictments should be punished and never allowed to touch a horse again. This brings me to the point of this letter, which is meant to be a hopeful and positive one in these times of darkness. One useful thing we have learned from the criminal indictments is that high-powered investigative services appear to be necessary to aid the racing commissions in investigating wrongdoing by (1) gathering evidence in a timely and efficient manner, and (2) presenting that evidence in a form that will fully support the authorities that have the power to exile the cheaters. Other new approaches may be needed to make our industry more responsive to and supportive of the racing commissions. I have discussed this with Russell (Williams), and Hanover Shoe Farms pledges $250,000 as a matching grant to support the work of restoring full integrity to our sport. The term of this pledge is 12 months, beginning on the day Standardbred racing resumes in 2020. Hanover Shoe Farms is a nursery. We raise our babies with love and dedication to their well-being. When we sell them, it’s as if we are sending them off to college, releasing them out into the world to hopefully make us and their new owners proud. Above all, however, I hope that they enjoy doing what they were born to do and are being treated well. Reading the indictments grieved me deeply, because it was so plainly obvious that some horses are not treated well, nor even humanely. We hope that major financial support will stimulate better practices within the industry and go a long way toward procuring a brighter and safer future for our horses. Our approach will only work if it earns broad industry participation, and if we come up with effective new approaches to ensuring integrity. Please join us in this fight against cheating and abuse. It will save our industry, it will save lives and eliminate suffering, and it will stop the ill-gotten gains of a select few who think the rules don’t apply to them. For further information, contact Russell Williams at I hope everybody stays safe and healthy, and I can’t wait to see you at the tracks and the sales this fall. Best regards, Dr. J   from the USTA Communications Department

The Hanover Shoe Farms Stallon of the Week is International Moni, who is by the outstanding French sire LOVE YOU, and out of the $5.5 million winning Hall of Famer, O'Brien, Dan Patch Horse and Trotter of the Year MONI MAKER, International Moni took a stellar record of 1:53.1 at 2 capturing an International Stallion Stake division. International Moni took home the 3-year-old trotting colt division trophy after winning 9 of 15 races at 3.   His victories included an elimination of the Hambletonian, Goodtimes (elim. and Final), Carl Erskine Memorial, Breeders Crown elim., Kentucky Futurity elim., Simcoe, and the Bluegrass. He retired with a record of 3,1:51.4 and $775,463 in career earnings. International Moni bred a full book of 140 stellar mares in 2019 including:   Bold Dreamer - dam of Pampered Princess 3,1;53($1,648,362) Brigham Dream 4,1;53.2 ($639,280) D Train - dam of Donato Hanover 3.1:50.1 ($2,988,777) Frau Blucher 4,1:51.2 ($988,264) Highscore Kemp 3,1:51.4( $111,546) Met's Inn - dam of Met's Hall 3,1:51.2 ($1,295,306) Phaeton - dam of Phaetosive 3,1,51 ($895,277) Seaside 4,1:53.2($583,515)   Follow up on what is sure to be an outstanding first crop with a 2020 booking to the North American outcross stallion International Moni 2020 Stud Fee: $5,000   From Hanover Shoe Farms  

The 2020 book for Bar Hopping has been announced as full and closed. A son of Muscle Hill, Bar Hopping 3,1:51.4 ($1,292,433) is standing his fourth season at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. Bar Hopping's first crop of foals sold as yearlings in 2019 and averaged an incredible seven times his stud fee, with individual prices as high as $350,000, $185,000 and $175,000. "Bar Hopping is a beautiful horse, he's tall and long and very modern looking. In my opinion, he's one of the very best looking trotting stallions at stud today. He has a flawless gait, a superior pedigree and won several of the classics. His 2019 yearlings looked and acted special and sold accordingly. We are very excited to see his first crop race in 2020 and want to thank the breeders that have supported Bar Hopping in his first 4 years at stud " says Hanover 's Executive President Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky. From Hanover Shoe Farms

The book for sophomore pacing stallion Stay Hungry has been announced as full and closed. Stay Hungry P, 3, 1:47.3M ($1,303,709) is a son of the legendary Somebeachsomewhere out of the World Champion double millionaire mare My Little Dragon. Stay Hungry stands in Pennsylvania at Hanover Shoe Farms. The first foals of this exciting stallion are being born now and uniformly possess their father's strong build, sharp eye and good conformation. "Stay Hungry offers excellent value for breeders. His service fee is extremely reasonable considering all of the credentials he has to offer. He really is the complete package as far as looks, breeding and performance. It's nice to offer breeders his quality at a service fee that is affordable. Our strategy has paid off as astute breeders bred very good mares last year and he has another very good book this year, this will help him to achieve the success we anticipate.", says Hanover Executive Vice President Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky. With this announcement, the books for all three Hanover Pacing Stallions, Captaintreacherous, Betting Line and Stay Hungry are now full and closed. by Gunjan Patel, for Hanover Shoe Farms  

Dr. Paul Spears of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company and Hanover Shoe Farms spoke on Tuesday at Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary on “Breeding a Derby Champion” to an enthusiastic audience of trotting breeders and trainers (National Trotting Breeders’ Association of Hungary “UTOE”). The program was part of an ongoing series of educational events arranged by the UTOE. Dr. Spears focused his remarks on pedigree analysis and the factors that have proven successful in the USA and at Hanover Shoe Farms. He illustrated that success using the profile of Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit, also a multiple fast-class winner in Europe. The UTOE’s Karoj Kotun (Breeding Manager) and Dr. Attila Balogh (President) presented Dr. Spears with a gift of thanks for his work to benefit Hungarian breeders. Thanks also to the other team members that made this educational event successful:  István Pacsi - CEO of two companies Kincsem Nemzeti Loverseny Kft (racing organizer) and Magyar Loversenyfogadast Szervezo Kft (wagering company) Rezs┼Ĺ Szecsi - Vice President of UTOE  Botond Kovacs - works with the racecourse company Andrea Fazekas - amateur driver, works with UTOE György Horvath - driver, breeder (left to right – Mr. Karoj Kotun, Dr. Paul Spears, Dr. Attila Balogh)   It was a packed house to hear Dr. Paul Sears speak. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Hanover, PA — Hanover Shoe Farms Inc. has announced that it has purchased 2017 harness racing 2-year-old Pacing Filly of the Year and world champion Youaremycandygirl p,3,1:48.2 ($1,566,292). Winner of the Breeders Crown, She’s A Great Lady and Three Diamonds at 2 and the Empire Breeders Classic and Matron at 3, Youaremycandygirl is from harness racing’s most productive pacing family. Not only is Youaremycandygirl a star in her own right, she is out of a sister to young stallion sensation Sweet Lou p,2,1:49s; 3,1:47.4s; 1:47f ($3,478,894), Bettor Sweet p,3,1:49.3; 4,1:47.2 ($2,782,353) and the dam of the sensational Captain Crunch p,2,1:49.1; 3,1:47.2s ($1,561,940). “The purchase of Youaremycandygirl is another huge step in our plan to add the best of the best to our broodmare ranks. Hanover has always prided itself in having the most productive broodmare band in the business and by purchasing mares such as Candygirl we show our commitment to staying on top. I believe that by purchasing Youaremycandygirl and Hannelore Hanover we have added the most exciting pacing and trotting broodmare prospects to come off the track in 2020 and probably in quite some time,” says Executive Vice President Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky. Plans call for Youaremycandygirl to be bred to Bettor’s Delight in 2020. Youaremycandygirl winning the $500,000 Shes A Great Lady Final (Two-year-olds) Hanover Shoe Farm

Hungary’s National Trotting Breeders' Association continues its training series, which was launched in 2018, on January 28, 2020 (10:30 am at Kincsem Park), when a world-recognized harness racing breeder and executive, Dr. Paul F. ’’Pete” Spears, will direct our further training. Dr. Spears is President of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company, that conducts an annual early November auction in Harrisburg, PA ((USA), and formerly Vice President of Hanover Shoe Farms, practically growing up there, as his father worked as President and Treasurer of that world renown breeding facility. Dr. Spears has been very active in trot racing and breeding for several decades (his family’s Windsong Stable bred Hambletonian winner Windsong’s Legacy among many stakes winners), and his main expertise is genetics, pedigree analysis and auctions. Standardbred Horse Sales Company In his lecture, Dr. Spears will present examples of the possibility of pairing on related breeding and line breeding issues. He gives his opinion on the x-position and talks about the correct decisions that affect the effectiveness of breeding. There's great interest in this event. In view of this, please indicate your intention to participate by e-mail ( as soon as possible. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Hanover Shoe Farms welcomed its first foal of 2020 on Thursday January 16th at 2:30 am. The sturdy bay colt is a son of Muscle Hill and the first foal of the Conway Hall mare Abbie Hall 3,1:56.3 ($41,358). Abbie Hall is out of Armbro Archer thus making her a half sister to iron horse Arch Madness 1:50.2 $4,288,981. Hanover is expecting approximately 340 foals this season. New arrivals are listed daily on the farm website by Gunjan Patel, for Hanover Shoe Farms  

The Hanover Shoe Farms Foundation has made a grant of $50,000 to the Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) to support their mission of accrediting and granting to programs assisting Standardbreds as they transition to new careers. "This gift is meant to incentivize the STA's establishment of advanced standards for transformative grant making," said Russell Williams, president of the Foundation and president and chief executive officer of Hanover Shoe Farms. "Transformation will be necessary to give our industry an effective network of post-career facilities using best practices." "Hanover Shoe Farms has been a leader in the Standardbred industry since 1926," said David Reid, president of the STA. "It is no surprise that the Hanover Shoe Farms Foundation recognizes the importance of caring for the cornerstone of our business -- the horses. "We greatly appreciate Hanover's faith in STA and the support of the flagship program for Standardbred aftercare with this donation. It is vitally important that our donors have confidence in the business practices of the organizations we accredit, and that funds raised are making a difference in future options for our racehorses." The STA, which was granted approval in April of this year by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable nonprofit organization, is currently reviewing and inspecting six applicant agencies. The process will be complete in early 2020 and accredited groups will be eligible for grants from the STA. Groups seeking accreditation have supplied detailed documentation of their financial, operational, and horse care policies and practices. Inspections will be conducted at each farm housing horses in the care of an applicant agency. To learn more about the work of the STA and donors who have supported its mission to date, click here. From the Standardbred Transition Alliance  

The annual Hanover Shoe Farms broodmare reduction is now taking place on the website This year's reduction features 41 well -bred mares in foal to top stallions including Bar Hopping, Betting Line, Bettor's Delight EL Titan, Huntsville,, International Moni, Stay Hungry and Swan For All. The list of mares selling can be found here: All service fees are paid but non-refundable with no returns if the mares fail to produce live foals. There is no reserve on any of these mares. All mares will be boarded at Hanover one week free of charge starting at the conclusion of the auction while shipping arrangements are made. Hanover Shoe Farms is committed to the welfare of all their horses, even after they are sold. Therefore, if it becomes necessary, all of these mares are welcome back to live out their lives at Hanover Shoe Farms at the conclusion of their breeding careers providing that they are not in foal at the time and that they meet the testing requirements for re-entry. 2020 Stallion books are open   From Hanover Shoe Farms

Hanover, PA — Russell Williams and Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky excitedly announce that Hanover Shoe Farms has purchased the World Champion and 2017 Horse Of The Year Hannelore Hanover 1:49.2($3,048,857).  Hannelore’s illustrious career is highlighted by the following wins: Breeders Crown twice Hambletonian Maturity Armbro Flight three times TVG Mare Trot twice Maple Leaf Trot Allerage Farm Trot Cutler Memorial “Hannelore Hanover is one of the greatest trotting mares ever to wear a harness. It is very special that she is coming home for her second career as a broodmare. She’s fast, she’s great- gaited, she’s tough, she’s great looking and she has a deep pedigree. Her foals will be consignment headliners for years to come” says Dr. J. Hannelore Hanover will be bred to top trotting prospect Greenshoe in 2020.   From Hanover Shoe Farms

Harness racing yearlings are available for inspection daily (excluding Sundays) at the Hanover Shoe Farms Fairgrounds through Friday November 1st.   To view yearlings online click here.   Appointments can be made by calling Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky at (717) 578-7395 or through email at   From Hanover Shoe Farms  

Hanover, PA — Hanover Shoe Farms Inc., Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist and Morten Langli proudly announce that superstar harness racing colt trotter Greenshoe will retire to Hanover Shoe Farms at the conclusion of his 3-year-old campaign to commence stallion duty at the world’s foremost nursery in 2020. Greenshoe burst onto the harness racing scene in early June of his freshman year, winning his first 2-year-old race in 1:55 with a last quarter of :27.3. He would go on to win his next four races at 2, including the New Jersey Sire Stakes final in 1:53.3. Greenshoe made his highly anticipated return to the races as a 3-year-old in May of this year and has once again electrified industry participants and fans alike with his unparalleled speed, stamina, and determination. Greenshoe has thus far won seven of his nine sophomore starts, including both the New Jersey Sire Stakes leg and the final, his Earl Beal elimination, the Stanley Dancer Memorial, his Hambletonian elimination, the Zweig Memorial and, most recently, a Kentucky Sire Stake leg in 1:50.4 with a last quarter of :26. Greenshoe has trotted sub-:27 final quarters in each of his last five starts. To date Greenshoe boasts a record of 1:50.1 and $843,223 in earnings. According to Sabine Kagebrandt, managing director of Courant Inc., Greenshoe is slated to appear in three more races this year, the Kentucky Sire Stakes final on Sept. 15, the Kentucky Futurity on Oct. 6 and the Breeders Crown on Oct. 26 (eliminations the week before if necessary). It is possible that Greenshoe will also start in the TVG final at The Meadowlands on Nov. 23. A former $330,000 yearling purchase from breeders Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz, Greenshoe is from the first crop of the trotting stallion Father Patrick and the first foal out of Designed To Be 3,1:51.3f ($656,166), she by Donato Hanover. While sporting the most modern of bloodlines, Greenshoe’s pedigree still makes him accessible to mares by preeminent stallions Muscle Hill and Chapter Seven. Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Executive Vice President of Hanover Shoe Farms, has been an avid Greenshoe fan since the colt’s first 2-year-old race. Dr. Jablonsky says, “It is with much joy and satisfaction that I share this announcement with the harness racing world today. I fell in love with Greenshoe the first time I saw him race and could envision his spot in our stallion barn very early in his career. To me, he is the horse of a generation. He can do things that I haven’t seen other horses do. His acceleration is magical and his gait is a thing of beauty.” Courant’s Anders Ström says, “Greenshoe showed early talent in training during the spring as a 2-year-old and showed his capacity in his performances early on. He is, in my opinion, the most capable and technically most perfect gaited horse since Muscle Hill and there are perhaps only ten horses like this born in a century. With his ability, conformation and pedigree, I am looking forward to his career as a stallion and will of course be breeding my best mares to him.” Hanover President Russell Williams adds, “Over nearly a century, Hanover has built the greatest Standardbred broodmare band in existence, and we continue to add at the top. Potential stallions of Greenshoe’s caliber do not come along often, but when they do, they belong in our stallion roster. The Greenshoe yearlings of 2022 will begin a new page in trotting history.” The response to the syndication of Greenshoe is expected to be overwhelming. Although shares won’t be formally sold until after his fertility exam in December, we encourage all those who are interested in becoming a Greenshoe shareholder to contact Dr. Jablonsky at 717.578.7395 or to discuss the syndication. From Hanover Shoe Farms

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