The auctions are currently underway on the website OnGait.com.
Hanover Shoe Farms has donated a breeding to trotter Donato Hanover, a son of Andover Hall with a mark of 1:50.1. A world champion, he has sired the winners of more than $40 million including five millionaires, including famed trotting mare Shake It Cerry, a winner of more than $2.7 million. He stands in Pennsylvania for a fee of $7,500.
Winbak Farm is offering a breeding to pacer Heston Blue Chip, a son of American Ideal. Heston Blue Chip earned more than $1.7 million in his racing career with a mark of 1:48f. His first crop last year included the richest 2-year-old pacing filly in North America, Zero Tolerance (1:51, $485,813). He stands in Pennsylvania for a fee of $6,000.
Hanover Shoe Farms has been a longtime partner with the MSOA’s scholarship program, while Winbak Farm is a new program sponsor. The donated breedings help the sons and daughters of area horsemen with their college expenses.
“Without our sponsors, this program would not be possible,” said MSOA president Rich Gillock. “We are grateful to both Hanover and Winbak for their donations. We are very proud of this program, and it’s through the help of sponsors like these two great breeding farms that we are able to offer these scholarships.”
The auctions are currently running and will end on Thursday (Feb. 28) at 12 noon.