Hanover, PA — Hanover Shoe Farms welcomed its first foal from the highly anticipated first crop of 2019 Dan Patch Trotter of the Year Greenshoe 3,1:49.4 ($1,353,772) early Wednesday morning (Jan. 27).
The colt is the fifth foal from the 2011 Dan Patch 3-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year Cedar Dove 1:52.3 ($1,178,930) and thus a half-brother to 2019 Dan Patch 3-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year When Dovescry 1:50 ($1,121,658).
“Everyone at the farm has been so looking forward to the first Greenshoes. I know for me personally that I haven’t been this excited for a stallion in quite some time, if ever. This colt looks just like him. Long legs, very athletic looking and correct, tons of personality already. I am just thrilled with him,” says Hanover’s Executive Vice President Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky.
Hanover is expecting 29 additional foals by Greenshoe this foaling season highlighted by the first foal from world champion and 2017 Dan Patch Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover 1:49.2 ($3,069,857).