Congratulations to all connections
~ The Legend Hanover (Somebeachsomewhere-Thisorthat Hanover by Sportswriter) winner of PASS 2YOCG division
~ Type A (Southind Frank-Up Front Laura by Andover Hall) winner of PASS 2YOCG division
~ Solsbury Hill (Muscle Hill-Emmylou Who by Ken Warkentin) winner of PASS 3YOF division
~ Albergita Hanover (Roll With Joe-Armbro Amoretto by Artsplace) winner of NYSS 2YO Filly Pace
~ Locatelli(Muscle Hill-Girlie Tough by Conway Hall) winner of NJSS 2YO C&G 2nd Leg
~ Swizzle Hanover(Uncle Peter-Seducedbychocolate by Chocolatier) winner of OSS 2YO Filly Trot
~ Merga Hanover (American Ideal-Magic Starlight by Real Desire) winner of NYSS 3YO Filly Pace
~ Chase H Hanover(Captaintreacherous-Calgary Hanover by Western Ideal) winner of PA All Stars 2YO C&G division
~ Laughagain Hanover(Mcardle-Laughing Once More by American Ideal) winner of OSS 2YO Colt Pace
~ Winella Hanover(Racing Hill-Western Duel by Western Hanover) winner of OSS 2YO Filly Pace
~ Winella Hanover(Racing Hill-Western Duel by Western Hanover) winner of Next Generation 2YOFP
~ Beaumond Hanover(Sportswriter-Bittorsweet Terror by Western Terror) winner of ONSS
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.