view counter
view counter

Greenshoe To Stand At Hanover

Published: September 12, 2019 3:07 pm ET

No Comments | Jump to Comments

Hanover Shoe Farms Inc., Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist and Morten Langli have proudly announced that superstar trotting colt Greenshoe will retire to Hanover Shoe Farms at the conclusion of his three-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 two-year-old season, winning his first baby race in an astonishing 1:55 with a last quarter of :27.3. He would go on to win his next four races at two, including the New Jersey Sire Stakes final in 1:53.2. Greenshoe made his highly anticipated return to the races as a three-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 New Jersey Sire Stakes legs and the final, his Earl Beal elimination, the Stanley Dancer Memorial, his Hambletonian elimination, the Zweig Memorial and, most recently, a Kentucky Sire Stakes leg in 1:50.4 with an astonishing last quarter of :26 flat. 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 September 15, the Kentucky Futurity on October 6 and the Breeders Crown on October 26 (eliminations the week before, if necessary). It is possible that Greenshoe will also start in the TVG final at the Meadowlands on November 23.

A former $330,000 yearling purchase from breeders Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz, Greenshoe is from the first crop of the brilliant trotting stallion Father Patrick and the first foal out of the blazingly fast 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 baby 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.”

Greenshoe, pictured in victory at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Courant’s Anders Ström says, “Greenshoe showed early talent in training during the spring as a two-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 calibre 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 [email protected] to discuss the syndication.

(Hanover Shoe Farms)

view counter

© 2020 Standardbred Canada. All rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your agreement and compliance with the legal disclaimer and privacy policy.

Firefox 3 Best with IE 7 Built with Drupal