$825,000 Yearling Wins His Debut
Published: September 11, 2012 9:16 pm ET
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Not too many Tuesday evening conditioned races wind up being headline material, but when that Tuesday evening conditioned race is won by a horse named Detour Hanover everything changes.
The two-year-old son of Andover Hall-D Train, who grabbed headlines last fall when he sold for $825,000 at the Harrisburg Yearling Sale and became the highest priced yearling to ever sell at auction, was a front-stepping winner in his pari-mutuel debut at Pocono Downs with David Miller at the helm.
Miller hustled Detour Hanover to the lead from Post 8, and the colt successfully knifed out fractions of :28.2, :58.4 and 1:28.1 en route to a narrow score in the $9,500 tilt as the 6-5 favourite over a pocket-sitting Celebrity Maserati in 1:58.
Tom Cancelliere trains the regally-bred youngster for John Cancelliere of Clark, NJ. The colt is from a talented family which includes full brother Donato Hanover (1:50.1 - $3,058,058) and half-brother Here Comes Herbie (1:52 - $379,616).