2020 Breeding Season Is Over.
Thank you to everyone who bred to our stallions this year, making 2020 breeding season a success.
Cam’s Card Shark passed away peacefully at Hanover Shoe Farms on July 2nd at the age of 29. He was with the people that loved him, including Hanover Shoe Farms Farm Manager Patti Murphy who has been with him since he retired to stallion duty, first in New Jersey and then Pennsylvania. Cam’s Card Shark was retired from stallion duty in 2014 and lived his remaining years in the stallion barn at Hanover.
Cam’s Card Shark took his record of 1:50 at age 3 in and made $2,498,204. He was the Dan Patch Horse of The Year in 1994 and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2007. Cam’s Card Shark’s major wins include the North American Cup, Meadowlands Pace, New Jersey Classic, Messenger Stakes, The Adios, Berry’s Creek, James Dancer Memorial, Art Rooney Pace and The Miller Memorial. He was scratched as the overwhelming favorite to win the Little Brown Jug and never raced again.
The story just starts there. Cam’s Card Shark started his stallion career at Hanover Shoe Farms of New Jersey in 1995 and moved to Pennsylvania in 2012 where he stood his last two seasons at Hanover’s Main Farm in Pennsylvania. Cam’s Card Shark sired 1829 foals that earned $150,458,259. His most notable performers include the double millionaires Bettor’s Delight p,3,1:49.4 ($2,581,461), Shark Gesture p, 1:48.1 ($2,818,021), Four Starzzz Shark p 1:47.4 ($2,537,267), Royalflush Hanover p,3 1:49.3 ($2,153,483), and the one time co-fastest pacer of all time, Holborn Hanover p,1:46.4 ($2,070,640). Cam’s Card Shark’s daughters have produced the winner of $117,543,368 including the performers A Rocknroll Dance p.1:47.2 ($2,429,411) and Heston Blue Chip p,3, 1:48f ($1,7881,881).
“If he had only sired Bettor’s Delight who is inarguably one of the greatest stallions the business has ever seen, he would have left his mark, however he did so much more. Shark was a great racehorse and an even greater stallion. He was as tough and gritty a horse as you could know. It was, of course, a sad day here but he had a great life and we were blessed to have had him for as long as we did”, says Hanover’s Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky.
Owners Jeff and Paula Snyder was understandably sad when they received the news. “He changed our lives, he was really the start of my career in harness racing and the horse that got Paula interested in racing. We really appreciate everything he did for us and take comfort in the fact that he had such a long and happy retirement at the only home he knew after racing”, says Jeff.
What People Say
Beautiful farm, beautiful horses, and you can walk right up to the paddock fences and through the barns. No feeding the horses though!! Well worth stopping for a visit.
Diane Wills Rodkey
March and April are the best months to visit. It's foaling season and new arrivals are showing up every day. You will find them in the broodmare barn with their Mama's. Once they get their legs under them, the foals get to romp in the nearby corrals under their mothers' watchful eyes. Take your camera and if you're patient, you can capture some wonderful scenes.
They are not only nice people to deal with but true Horsemen also, which is rare in the racing industry. They are knowledgeable and care for their animals.
Hanover Shoe Farms Inc
2020 Wins and Earnings Courtesy of USTA 7-8-2020
Wins: 506 | Earnings: $5,507,977
Sansovina Hanover ultra-game in Meadows feature; Wilder wins five
Courtesy of USTA 7-7-20
Hall Of Fame pacer Cam's Card Shark dies
Courtesy of USTA 7-2-20
Frazzleberry, Derailed Hanover catch eye in Pocono qualifiers
Courtesy of USTA 7-1-20
Lyons Sentinel posts 1:54.3 qualifying victory at Harrah's Philadelphia
Courtesy of USTA 6-30-20
Tad Krazy Hanover is an easy winner in Meadows series opener
Courtesy of USTA 3-4-20
Lean Hanover,Tookadiveoffdipper with Yonkers' Saturday $40,000 co-features
Courtesy of USTA 3-1-20
Hanover Shoe Farms Harness Racing's Breeder of the Decade (2010-2019)
Courtesy of Standardbred Canada
Hanover Shoe Farms purchases Youaremycandygirl
Courtesy of USTA 1-24-20
Elver Hanover named Ohio Horse of the Year
Courtesy of USTA 1-19-20
Ostro Hanover streaks into Yonkers Preferred pace
Courtesy of USTA 1-18-20
Hanover Shoe Farms welcomes first foal of 2020
Courtesy of USTA 1-16-20
Lean Hanover wins season's first Open Handicap Trot
Courtesy of USTA 1-12-2020