Dean Hanover was foaled in 1934, the son of Dillon Axworthy-Palestrina and bred by Hanover Shoe Farms. As a three-year-old he set a world mark for a three-heat race, 2:00 1/4, 2:00 3/4, and 2:00 3/4. Raced as Mr. Watt until purchased by Hanover Shoe Farms as a three-year-old, he took his record being driven by eleven-year-old Alma Sheppard. Champion at two, three, and four, Dean Hanover also was a great sire. Ten of his sons and daughters were on 2:00 lists and there were seven 2:00 performers descended from his sons and daughters at the time of his death in September 1960 at Hanover Shoe Farms, Pennsylvania.
Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals