UPDATE: The breeding to Heston Blue Chip sold for $5,100, with the winning bid placed by Chester Lebo. The Donato Hanover breeding sold for $5,000, with the winning bid placed by Lou Catana. The MSOA thanks all bidders for participating and supporting our Collegiate Scholarship program!
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association announces that Hanover Shoe Farms and Winbak Farm have each donated a breeding to be auctioned in order to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship Fund.
The auctions are currently underway at https://ongait.com/s/msoa.
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 5 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 2YO 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 Farms 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 breedings are being offered via auction on the website OnGait.com. The auctions are currently running and will end on Thursday, February 28 at 12Noon.