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p3, 1:55.5; p, 1:53.4 $2,426,765

In The Pocket - Chaangerr by Vance Hanover

  • Retired as NZ's RICHEST EVER PACING ENTIRE and winner of 19 Group and Listed races - including SIX GROUP ONEs.
  • The BEST NZ THREE-YEAR-OLD of the last DECADE – won the NZ Derby, Northern Derby, Australasian Breeders Crown, Harness Jewels, Yearling Sales Series Final, Southern Supremacy, Flying Stakes, Rising Stars etc…
  • Over 120 winners of more than $3.5 million
  • Sire of Group winning juveniles, classic race 3-year-olds and Group One performing 4-year-olds
  • In 2016-17 sire of 2YO Harness Jewels winner Dizzy Miss Lizzy and multiple Inter Dominion Heat winner Run Oneover
In The Pocket
Direct Scooter
Black Jade
Sampson Direct
Noble Claire
Sampson Hanover
Dottie Rosecroft
Noble Victory
Scotch Claire
Tar Heel
Miss Skipper
Billy Direct
Leta Long
Meadow Skipper
Spring Beauty
Vance Hanover
Nell's Pride
Valentine Hanover
Meadow Skipper
Voodoo Hanover
Best Of All
Valentine Day
Nell Air
Star's Pride
Tassel Hanover
Nell's Dream
Maternal Family

Sire Line

In The Pocket by Direct Scooter from Black Jade 

In The Pocket p3, 1:49.6TT was a terrific racehorse winning $792,422 and 7 races, including the Governors Cup Final, as a juvenile in 1989 before setting a new ALL AGE World Record of 1:50.8f as a 3yo and winning a division of the New Jersey Cup, NJSS Final and elims of the Little Brown Jug, Adios Stks, Messenger Stakes and Oliver Wendall Holmes. 

All up he won 17 races, $1,537,473 in stakes-money and recorded a career best 1:49.6 when time trialled as a 3yo.

As a stallion In The Pocket has been nothing short of sensational in NZ – becoming NZ’s Champion Sire in both 1998/99 and 2003/04 as well as being the Leading 2YO Sire five times and twice 3YO Sire of the Year.

He is the sire of 3 NZ based millionaires and multiple Harness Horses of the Year.

His best performers to date include:

Changeover p, 1:54.3 $2,426,765 29 wins – G1 NZ Cup, G1 Len Smith Mile, G1 Taylor Mile. G1 NZ Derby, G1 Northern Derby, G1 3YO ABC Final etc… NZ 3YO Colt Pacer of the Year, NZ 5YO & Older Pacer of the Year. Now at stud 
Courage Under Fire p, 1:54.2 $1,485,629 41 wins. UNBEATEN in his FIRST 23 starts. Winner of a World Record 6 Derbies. G1 2YO Sires’ Stks Final, G1 3YO Sires’ Stks Final, G1 NZ Derby, G1 GN Derby, G1 AUS Derby, G1 VIC Derby, G1 QLD Derby, G1 NSW Derby, G1 AUS Pacing Championship, G1 QLD Pacing Chsp, G1 SA Cup. NZ 2YO Pacer of the Year, NZ & AUS 3YO Pacer of the Year, NZ 4YO Pacer of the Year. Now successful sire.  
Christian Cullen p, 1:54.1 $1,249,150 22 wins. G1 NZ Sires’ Stks Final, G1 AA Invitational, G1 NZ Cup, G1 NZ FFA, G1 Auckland Cup, G1 Miracle Mile, G1 Treuer Memorial. NZ Horse of the Year. Now champion sire. 
Tupelo Rose p, 1:51.4 US $871,753 35 wins. G1 NZ Juvenile Chsp, G1 Caduceus Club Classic, G1 AUS Oaks, G1 VIC Oaks, G1 QLD Oaks, G1 NZ Messenger. NZ 2YO Pacer of the Year, NZ & AUS 3YO Filly Pacer of the Year. 
Under Cover Lover p, 1:51.4 US $864,923 21 wins. G1 NZ Oaks, G1 GN Oaks, G1 NSW Oaks, G1 Hydroflow Series, elim US Fan Hanover, elim US Matron Stks. Also finished 3rd US Breeders Crown 3yo Fillies Final. 
Winforu p, 1:52 US $645,336 21 wins. G1 GN Derby. 
Tribute p, 1:54.8 $575,950 15 wins. G1 NZ 3YO Sires Stks Final, G1 TAS Pacing Chsp.
Bella’s Boy p, 1:52 US $563,806 16 wins. G1 AUS Breeders Crown, G1 GN Derby, G1 VIC Derby. 
Light And Sound p, 1:50.4 US $514,463 24 wins. G1 NZ 2YO Sires’ Stks Final. NZ 2YO Pacer of the Year. 
Pic Me Pockets p, 1:52.8f $405,418 21 wins. G1 Messenger Chsp.

Dam Line

Chaangerr p, 1:58.7 $75,860 6 wins by Vance Hanover from Nell’s Pride.

A talented racehorse, Chaangerr won a heat of the DB Draught Fillies Series before finishing 2nd in the Group 1 Final as a 3yo then won four of her five starts as a 4yo, culminating in victory in the North Island Breeders Stakes and being awarded 4YO Mare of the Year in 1994/95. 

Chaangerr is the dam of 11 foals to race to date for nine winners – 5 in 2:00 or better, incl:

Morad(f) 1:58.8 - $51,168. 8 wins. (In The Pocket)
Changeover 1:53.4 - $2,426,765. 29 wins. (In The Pocket)
Change Gear2:01.2 - $38,132. 7 wins. (Christian Cullen)
Change Time (f) 1:56.2 - $60,686. 6 wins to date. (Christian Cullen).
Change Stridep3, 1:57.7 - $46,014. 4 wins to date. (Rocknroll Hanover).

2nd Dam:

Nell’s Pride by Tuft from Nell Air.

The Broodmare of the Year in 1990/91, Nell’s Pride is the dam of eight winners from 10 foals, including the mightyChokin p, 1:56.2 $1,801,685(34 wins – 2 Miracle Miles, 2 Auckland Cups, a NZ Cup and a NZ FFA) and the eight win filly Nell’s Rose p, 1:59.4.



Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Money Won Record Time
2 9 2 2 2 $140,057 2:00.2
3 17 14 - 1 $700,419 1:55.5
4 9 4 1 - $280,578 1:55.7
5 16 6 2 1 $1,044,345 1:53.4
6 15 3 5 2 $261,366 1:55.1
TOTAL 66 29 11 5 $2,426,765 1:53.4

On the track, Changeover had very few equals, winning at the highest level of racing from two years of age through to six.

As a juvenile, Changeover recorded two wins, including the Listed PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Series Open but it was as a 3yo that Changeover shone the brightest winning 14 races – the last 10 on end – in a season that saw him capture the Group 1 Northern Derby, Group 1 NZ Derby, Group 1 Australasian Breeders Crown Final and the Listed Harness Jewels Emerald. Other notable victories included the Group 2 3YO Flying Stakes, Group 2 Southern Supremacy Final, Group 3 Rising Stars Championship, Listed Yearling Sales Series Final and Listed Waikato Guineas. As a result of his deeds that season he was not surprisingly crowned the NZ 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year.

At 4 Changeover claimed the Group 2 Superstars Championship fresh up before going on to win the Group 1 Taylor Mile and 4YO Harness Jewels Emerald, becoming the first horse to record back to back Jewels victories.

As a 5yo, Changeover claimed Australasian racing’s biggest prize, the NZ Trotting Cup, in a new NZ and World Record time of 3:56.4. The 2009 season also resulted in him recording his career best time of 1:53.4 when winning the Group 1 Len Smith Mile at Menangle, New South Wales. He also won the Group 2 Bendigo Cup, Group 2 Heat of the Inter Dominion Series and the Listed Spring Cup.

At 6 Changeover won the Group 2 Waikato Flying Mile in a slick 1:55.1.


As at May 2017, Changeover is the sire of 131 winners (69 in 2:00 (18 in 1:55)) of more than $4 million in stakes, including:

(RUN) ONEOVER p3, 1:54.6; p4, 1:52.5 - $403,093. 17 wins to date. At 2, 2nd Young Guns Series Heat, 3rd G2 NZ Welcome Stks, NZ Yearling Sales Graduate. At 3, 3rd Listed Harness 5000. At 4, wnr G3 Members Sprint, G3 Winter Cup, Listed WA 4YO Classic, Listed Past Presidents Cup, Village Kid Sprint Consolation, 2nd G1 McInerney Ford 4YO Classic, 2nd G3 August Cup, 3rd G1 Golden Nugget,5th G1 Fremantle Pacing Cup. Aged, wnr 2x G2 Inter Dominion Heats, 2nd G2 InterDom Heat. (Presidential Ball)
RISK p4, 1:55.2 - $169,717. 14 wins to date. At 4, wnr L Southern Cross The Schrader Final, The Holmes D G, 3rd G2 Cambridge 4 & 5YO Futurity Stakes. Aged, wnr The Kersley Final. (Village Jasper)
DIZZY MISS LIZZY (f) p2, 1:53.6 - $165,594. 3 wins to date. At 2, wnr G1 Harness Jewels 2YO Fillies Diamond, G3 Caduceus Club Of Southland Fillies Pace, Listed PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Fillies Final. (Presidential Ball)
NUALA (f) p2, 1:58.8; p3 1:56.7; p4, 1:55.6 -$132,499. 14 wins. At 3, wnr G2 WA Daintys Daughter Classic, WA Oaks Prelude. At 4, wnr G3 Preux Chevalier Fillies & Mares Final. (Live Or Die)
GLENFERRIE BRONTE (f) p3, 1:56.6; p4, 1:52.6 - $120,767. 15 wins to date. At 3 wnr Harness Breeders (VIC) Trackbred 3YO Classic, HBV Argent 3YO Classic, 2nd Victoria Oaks heat, 3rd G1 Victoria Oaks, George Coxford Tribute Final. (Falcon Seelster)
PRINCE OF POPS p4, 1:57.5 - $103,808. 10 wins to date. At 2, Harness Jewels finalist.At 4, 3rd G3 Kumeu Cup. (Cameleon)
MISTER LENNOX p4, 1:56.6 - $97,201. 13 wins to date. At 3, wnr G3 Tasmanian Derby, 4th G1 AUS Breeders Crown Final. (Falcon Seelster)
SUPRIYA (f) 1:52.8 - $95,888. 11 wins to date, incl Menangle Country Series Final. (Live Or Die)
(f) p3, 1:52.1 - $92,161. 10 wins to date. At 3, wnr G3 Tasmanian Oaks, Victoria Oaks Heat. (Spirit Of Zeus)
EXPRESSIVE VICTOR (m) p4, 1:56.8; pl, 1:53.4 - $90,440. 10 wins to date. At 4, 2nd G1 Harness Jewels Diamond. (Presidential Ball)
(f) p, 1:54 - $90,632. 8 wins to date. (Badlands Hanover)
 (f) p4, 1:54.8 - $75,234. 7 wins to date. At 4, wnr Westport Cup, 2nd L Nevele R Sires Stakes Mares Classic. (Lislea)
p4, 1:53.7 - $70,130. 11 wins to date, incl AUS Breeders Crown 2YO Heat, 5th Breeders Crown 2YO Final. (Road Machine)
p2, 1:57.7 - $64,461. 2 wins at 2 to date, incl. G1 QBred Triad 2YO C&G Final. (Stature)
 p3, 1:53.7 - $64,792. 11 wins to date. At 3, 3rd G3 SA Derby. (Dream Away)
WEBB ELLIS p4, 1:52.7 - $61,579. 12 wins to date. (Presidential Ball)
p3, 1:58.1; p4, 1:54.9 - $63,577. 12 wins to date. (Western Hanover)
 p4,1:54.1- $62,771. 12 wins to date. At 2, won Bathurst Gold Crown Silver Consolation. Breeders Crown Finalist. (D M Dilinger)
WHITERSHADEOFPALE (f) p3, 1:53.9 - $59,107. 9 wins to date. At 3, 3rd NSW Oaks Heat, Victoria Oaks heat. (Badlands Hanover)
p4, 1:51.3
 - $58,437. 8 wins to date, incl. Rising Stars Championship. (Safely Kept)
 (f) p3, 1:56.9 - $58,222. 10 wins to date. At 2, won Vicbred Super Series Heat, Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic Heat, 4th G2 Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic Final. (Holmes Hanover)
(f) p4, 1:53.1 - $56,122. 7 wins to date. (Sands A Flyin)
(f) p2, 2:01.8 - $54,449. 2 wins to date, incl. G2 Redcliffe Yearling Sales Series Final. (Big Band Sound)
BIG SPENDING TELF p3,1:54.2- $51,756. 6 wins to date. At 2, 3rd G3 CJ Garrard Classic. (Caprock)
OUR CARISMA (f) p, 1:55.7 - $56,098. 9 wins to date. (Caprock)
FRANCO TEXAS p, 1:57.6 - $45,440. 5 wins to date incl Methven Green Mile. (McArdle)
 p3, 1:59.3 - $45,261. 8 wins to date. (Presidential Ball)
DALNESS XCHANGE (f) p4, 1:57.6 - $40,361. 5 wins. At 4, 3rd G1 NZ Breeders Stakes. (Dream Away)
TALKERUP (f) p3, 1:56 - $38,973. 4 wins to date, incl Nevele R Fillies Heat. NZ Record Holder 2400m. (Bettor’s Delight)
p4, 1:56.5 - $34,273. 4 wins to date. (Holmes Hanover)


Mating Hints

Other Direct Scooter line stallions have crossed particularly well with Falcon Seelster mares so mares by Falcon Seelster and his sire sons McArdle and Elsu are highly recommended for Changeover.

No Nukes line mares (Live Or Die, Badlands Hanover, Caprock, Union Guy, Village Jasper, Red River Hanover) are also a must for Changeover given how well they have crossed down-under with Direct Scooter line sires.

Albatross (Holmes Hanover, Soky's Atom),Cam Fella (Bettor's Delight, Armbro Operative, Presidential Ball, Cameleon, Washington VC, Fake Left, Aces N Sevens) and Abercrombie(Artsplace, Artiscape, Dream Away, Art Major, Grinfromeartoear, Albert Albert) line mares are all good matches too with Changeover seeming to have an affinity in particular for Cam Fella line mares.