By Peter Volo-Miss Bertha Dillon, she was born in 1926 at Hanover Shoe Farms, Pennsylvania. Her two-year-old record of 2:02 stood until 1944. At three she swept the Grand Circuit, winning the Hambletonian and the Kentucky Futurity. Against the clock at Lexington, Hanover's Bertha trotted in 1:59 1/2, ending her public career. As a broodmare she produced 11 foals, among them Hambletonian winner Shirley Hanover. Hanover's Bertha thereby became the first trotter to have won that prestigious race and then foal another winner. She died at Hanover Shoe Farms in 1944.
Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals