'Linedrive' Looking Like His Dad

Linedrive Hanover winning at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: March 29, 2022 11:48 am EDT

Linedrive Hanover has been on a roll since returning to the races for his 2022 campaign, going seven-for-seven at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

The four-year-old gelding, who made just one start prior as a two-year-old, is currently trained by Anthony Beaton and has been driven by James MacDonald for his seven victories this year. Linedrive Hanover is owned by West Wins Stable, McKinlay & Fielding, and Mac T. Nichol. He was bred by Daniel J. Altmeyer, Richard B. Kelson, and Heather Wilder.

“He is reminding me a lot of his sire, Betting Line, right now,” said Beaton, who was part of the stallion's training team at the Casie Coleman stable. “Betting Line was very great-gaited and I find he is similar that way.”

Linedrive Hanover's most recent victory came on March 26 when he won in 1:53 following his lifetime best two starts back on March 5, when he won in 1:52.2.

“He has a great desire, will and determination,” said Beaton. “We hope we can just keep the momentum going.”

Linedrive Hanover’s largest victory was by 8-1/4 lengths when he dominated the Snowshoe Pacing Series final in early February in 1:53.3.

“Linedrive Hanover and Betting Line are very similar in stature,” said Beaton. “We went to Winbak Farm of Canada and visited Betting Line when our own foal was born at the farm. It was the first time I had seen Betting Line when he was three and I find the two look very similar, and their size is comparable.”

Linedrive Hanover’s sire, Betting Line, stands his first year in Canada in 2022. He previously stood in Pennsylvania.

(With files from Winbak of Canada)