There's a strong possibility that Bulldog Hanover won't be appearing under anyone's Christmas tree this year. But there is a possibility of getting or giving something that represents and pictures the world's fastest Standardbred.
Both shirts can be ordered through hambletonianshop.com and delivered in time for Christmas. According to the Hambletonian Society, orders placed by Thursday, Dec. 15 have the best chance of arrival prior to Dec. 24.
Bulldog Hanover concluded his on-track career on Saturday, Nov. 26 at The Meadowlands, winning the TVG Open Pace in a stakes record 1:47.3 for driver Dexter Dunn, trainer and co-owner Jack Darling and co-owner Brad Grant.
The consensus choice as Canadian and U.S. Horse of the Year for 2022, Bulldog Hanover (Shadow Play - BJs Squall) won 14 of 16 starts this year and banked more than $1.86 million while earning his world champion status with a 1:45.4 performance at The Meadowlands this past July.
Bulldog Hanover and his connections are slated to appear this Saturday (Dec. 3) for a special retirement ceremony at Woodbine Mohawk Park before the pacer heads off to Seelster Farms in Lucan, Ont. for his second season of stallion duty.