The product of Adios out of Brenna Hanover, Bret Hanover earned the adoration of his fans by winning 62 of 68 races and earning $922,616 in his three years of campaigning. His career included a modern day record 35 straight victories as a two- and three-year-old. He captured the Pacing Triple Crown and earned Horse of the Year honors three years running (1964-66). He was retired to stand at stud at Castleton Farm, which purchased a 50 percent interest in him from owner Richard Downing, who had paid $50,000 for him as a yearling. Bret Hanover became one of the sport's leading studs of all time, siring the winners of more than $62 million, with 523 of his offspring taking 2:00 marks. Following his death at Castleton on November 21, 1992, Bret Hanover was buried in the newly created cemetery at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Statue - Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals