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Red River Hanover To Indiana


Published: January 5, 2009 3:06 pm ET

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Red River Hanover, the famed Canadian Comet, will be a Wabash Cannonball for the foreseeable future via relocation to what will be called Perretti Farms of Indiana at Shelbyville, Indiana -- a virtual stone toss from Indiana Downs and the new Casino.

Red River Hanover, a full brother to successful Illinois stallion Richess Hanover, Rustler Hanover and three-quarter brother to Rocknroll Hanover, recorded the then-fastest mile ever on Canadian soil, winning the North America Cup in a then-unheard of 1:48.4, defeating Mach Three (sire of Somebeachsomewhere) in the process.

Already successful in New Jersey, responsible for the rugged Rudy Rednose p,3,1:52.3 ($378,779) and the sub-1:52 2-year-old fillies Miss Scarlett p,3,1:50.4 ($295,553) and Red In The Face p,2,1:51.3 ($163,176), Red River Hanover will bring his vaunted big track speed to those expansive Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs ovals.

Red River Hanover’s 2009 fee has been set at a competitive $3,500.

Slated to join Red River Hanover at the Indiana venture are trotters Lawman and Guida Muscle.

Lawman 4,1:51.3 (Malabar Man-Armbro Gracious) is the fastest son of Hambletonian winning Malabar Man thus far and among his richest with earnings of $279,791. Lawman’s introductory fee for 2009 has been set at $1,500.

Though it’s still unofficial pending the outcome of his Winter qualifiers, it is likely that super bred Guida Muscle (Muscles Yankee-My Starchip) will also be located at the facility.

Guida Muscle, a $280,000 yearling purchase, is virtually bred to be a stallion being a full brother to the celebrated Vulcanize 3,1:54 ($621,633) by the world’s leading living trotting sire Muscles Yankee. The dam My Starchip (Pine Chip-My Starlet) is remembered for beating the boys in the Zweig Memorial at Syracuse while earning $383,356.

Sparingly raced due to an ankle injury, Guida Muscle secured a 1:54.4 mark in a qualifier at age three and in limited appearances earned $53,713.

(Perretti Farms)

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