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Windylane Hanover, Miss Wisconsin Sold


Published: August 30, 2011 10:20 am ET

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World Champion Windylane Hanover, in foal to Muscle Hill, and Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin, carrying a foal by Donato Hanover, have been purchased by Ernie Gerbaulet, a Hunterton Farm and Sales Agency client who resides in Recklinghausen, Germany.

"We are honoured that Mr. Gerbaulet was able to purchase those mares and will be allowing us to help him fulfill his dreams of producing champions," Hunterton's Steve Stewart said via release. "It's always wonderful when a great mare like Miss Wisconsin, who we bred, raised, and sold, returns home as a broodmare."

The mares sold through separate online auctions and Gerbaulet was the highest bidder in each case.

Windylane Hanover 2,1:57; 3,1:53 earned more than $1.2-million on the track. She was a multiple stakes winner at both two and three, including the Hambletonian Oaks, and went on to be voted 'Older Trotting Mare of the Year' in the United States as a four-year-old. She's one of harness racing's top-priced broodmares ever sold at public auction, bringing a final bid of $600,000 at the 2006 Harrisburg Mixed Sale. Her first three foals sold for $235,000, $140,000 and $125,000.

Miss Wisconsin 2,1:56.3; 3,1:55, a $525,551-winning daughter of Muscles Yankee, sold as a yearling in Hunterton Sales Agency's 2004 consignment for $150,000 and resold in the 'Fabulous Fillies' section at the Harrisburg Mixed Sale two years later for $485,000. Her own yearlings have sold for up to $105,000.

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