Grove City, OH — A quick look at the resume of Elver Hanover shows why he was named Ohio’s 2019 2-year-old Pacing Colt of the Year.
Elver Hanover, the son of Yankee Cruiser–Edra Hanover by The Panderosa won all nine of his starts for trainer Ron Burke, his stable and ownership group of Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Jason Melillo, and J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby, earning $363,450.
A world champion by way of winning a division of the Bluegrass Stakes at Lexington’s Red Mile in 1:48.3, Elver Hanover also won the Ohio Triple Crown which consists of the Ohio Sire Stakes final, the Ohio Breeders Championship and the Ohio State Fair Stakes.
Bred at Hanover Shoe Farms, Elver Hanover’s Ohio earnings ($288,600) was almost double of the next closest colt.
Chris Page drove Elver Hanover to eight of the nine victories and says the colt just knows how to win.
“Elver Hanover is a true professional. He drives perfect and does everything you want.”
Page says Elver Hanover is one of the best 2-year-olds he has ever driven.
Elver Hanover will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and United States Trotting Association’s District 1 annual awards banquet Jan. 18 at the University Area Marriott in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets to the banquet are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the OHHA office at 614.221.3650. Reservation forms are also available on the OHHA website at www.ohha.com.
The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is a non-profit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in the Buckeye State. OHHA was founded in 1953. The mission of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is to preserve, protect, promote and serve the entire Standardbred industry in Ohio and beyond.