You're Invited - Northview Open Houses 1/9/16 & 1/17/16

Golden Lad Inside actionIntroducing newest arrival GOLDEN LAD!

The Northview PA roster will be available for inspection at an Open House on January 9th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, PA.

The Maryland roster will be available for inspection the following weekend on January 17th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md.

GOLDEN LAD, a son of leading sire Medaglia d’Oro recently retired from a multi-stakes-winning career, offers breeders something special. “Rarely does a stallion prospect like this get introduced into a regional market,” notes Northview general manager David Wade.

GOLDEN LAD was a graded winner in his stakes debut, won eight of 15 starts, earned $645,320, and captured three stakes in four starts this year. His stakes-rich family includes his multiple graded-winning half-sister Broadway’s Alibi, and his female line goes directly back to champion 2-year-old filly Eliza.

ORIENTATE is the current leading active sire in Maryland, and has his first Maryland-sired runners coming to the races in 2016. The champion sprinter is a value for any mare.

GREAT NOTON is having another fantastic year, and has the highest percentage of stakes winners from starters among the top sires in the region. He’s the sire of back-to-back winners of the Maryland Million Turf (Talk Show Man and Phlash Phelps), and his 2-year-olds continue to dazzle - this year’s crop includes flashy two-time stakes-winning filly Ruby Notion.

Multiple graded stakes winner REDEEMED was the leading first-crop Maryland sire at this October’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale, with nine selling for $121,700, including a $45,000 colt purchased by Jay Em Ess Stable.

BUFFUM’s first crop arrived this year to rave reviews, meeting expectations - after all, he is an incredibly attractive (was a million-dollar yearling) graded stakes-winning sprinter by Bernardini from the sensational Stick to Beauty female line.

Northview’s addition for 2015, graded stakes winner BANDBOX, was a hit in his first season, and the male line for the son of Tapit only grows stronger every day, especially for graded stakes-winning prospects.

Come out and enjoy a fall afternoon in beautiful Chesapeake City, ask questions, discuss matings and get a jump on the upcoming breeding season. Light fare and refreshments will be available.

Contact Linda Bench at Northview Stallion Station at (410) 885-2855 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to RSVP or for more information.

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Graded Stakes Winner GOLDEN LAD to Stand in 2016

Golden Lad Inside actionGolden Lad, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of leading sire Medaglia d’Oro from the female line of champion Eliza, has been retired to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2016 season. The 5-year-old dark bay, currently being syndicated into 40 shares, will stand for $5,000 live foal, payable when the foal stands and nurses.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring a horse of Golden Lad’s caliber to Maryland,” said Northview’s general manager David Wade. “He has the sire power, a wonderful family, an impressive race record, and his conformation is outstanding. Rarely does a stallion prospect like this get introduced into a regional market. We can’t wait for our breeders to see him.”

Bred and campaigned by E. Paul Robsham Stables and trained by Todd Pletcher, Golden Lad won eight of 15 starts, earned $645,320 and retires off back-to-back stakes wins in 2015. He concluded his career in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap-G3, winning as the favorite over a field that included Tapiture, Page McKenney and Carve.

In his previous start, Golden Lad captured Penn National’s Mountainview Handicap by five lengths.
“This horse has a lot of heart and determination,” said Pletcher. “Given his level of talent and pedigree, I was certain he would end up at stud in Kentucky. This is a major score for Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.”
Racing exclusively in stakes company this year, he scored his first win of the year in Oaklawn Park’s Essex Handicap. All three of his victories resulted in triple digit Beyer Speed Figures.

Golden Lad won four in a row from his 3 to 4-year-old seasons, capping the streak with a dominating six and three-quarter-length victory in the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn in his stakes debut. One race earlier he set a track record at Gulfstream Park for a mile and a sixteenth.

Out of the stakes-winning Seeking the Gold mare Broadway Gold, Golden Lad is a half-brother to $521,500-earner Broadway’s Alibi, winner of four of six starts including the Grade 2 Forward Gal and Grade 3 Comely Stakes and second in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Another half-sister, R Gypsy Gold, won multiple stakes and was Grade 1-placed in the Mother Goose Stakes. Both mares sold at the E. Paul Robsham Stables’ breeding stock dispersal in 2013 - Broadway’s Alibi for $2.15 million and R Gypsy Gold for $625,000.


FAIRBANKS son wins rich Commonwealth Derby-G2

OneGoAllGoFacing a Grade 1-winning favorite and making just his second start of the year, ONE GO ALL GO grabbed the lead at the start, set every fraction and then kept going, winning the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby-G2 at Laurel Park on Sept. 19, formerly run as the Virginia Derby, by a length. The 3-year-old son of FAIRBANKS trained by Pavel Matejka recorded his first stakes victory in the one and an eighth-mile turf feature and took home the $235,200 winner’s share of the purse for Preston Stables and Prestonwood Racing.

ONE GO ALL GO was stakes-placed last year at 2 when third in the Arlington-Washington Futurity-G3 in just his second start. The colt, bred in Virginia by Albert P. Coppola out of the Marquetry mare See Ashleigh Run, won his only other start of 2015, an allowance at Indiana Grand Race Course in August in his turf debut, but was disqualified and placed second for interference.

FAIRBANKS is the sire of four stakes horses in a four-week span from mid-August to mid-September. His stakes-winning 5-year-old daughter Vielsalm just missed in a thrilling finish in the All Brandy S. at Laurel on Aug. 22 and his 2-year-olds Gala’s Bank and Jeezum Jim hit the board in Delaware Park’s Small Wonder S. and First State Dash S., respectively, on Sept. 12.

Currently ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic on the leading sires list, with the fewest number of starters of the top six, FAIRBANKS has 11 stakes performers in his first four crops, five in 2015.

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Another Gr. 1 Winner for JUMP START!

5 3 Seresta 14 The Southern Hemisphere has a new Gr. 1-winning juvenile, and she is a daughter of JUMP START! The sensational filly SERESTA made light work of the Estrellas Juvenile Fillies-G1 at San Isidro, one of the features on Argentina’s “Breeders’ Cup” card on June 27, scoring as the favorite by two and a half lengths in the one-mile test on the turf. Rated as the best horse competing in Argentina this past year on El Turf, it was SERESTA’s sixth win in seven starts. Earlier in the season she captured Gr. 2 Raul Aristegui, Gr. 3 Derli A. Gomez, Gr. 3 Fortunato Damiani and Gr. 3 Andres S. Torres.

Out of the Carson City mare Serata, SERESTA represents a Werk Nick Rating of A+++ *Triple Plus*. And the numbers continue to grow: 13 foals by JUMP START out of Carson City mares, 10 have started, eight are winners, and three are Gr. 1 stakes winners, including millionaire RAIL TRIP!

SERESTA is one of three stakes winners in the Southern Hemisphere for the 2014/2015 season for JUMP START, joining Gr.1-winning older runners IDOLO PORTENO and LIVINGSTONE.

JUMP START is the leading active Mid-Atlantic sire of 2015 by progeny earnings, has four stakes winners through June 29, and his half-dozen stakes-placed runners include graded runners PANTS ON FIRE, PRAYER FOR RELIEF and On the Loose Again. Just another sensational year for the region’s top sire!

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Another Juvenile GSW for Jump Start!

SerestaNorthern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere - the results are the same. JUMP START gets 2-year-old winners all around the world! His latest juvenile star is the Argentina-bred SERESTA, winner of La Plata’s Gr. 3 Derli A. Gomez at six furlongs on March 1. The dark bay filly scored her second win in three starts and is JUMP START’s third group winner in the Southern Hemisphere, joining Gr.1-winning older runners IDOLO PORTENO and LIVINGSTONE.
SERESTA, out of Serata (by Carson City), is also the latest stakes winner from the cross between JUMP START and Carson City mares. To date, JUMP START has sired 13 foals out of 10 different Carson City daughters. Nine have started, seven are winners, and three are stakes winners! And not just any stakes winners - one is $1.5 million-earner and Gr. 1 winner RAIL TRIP; the second is LIVINGSTONE, winner of the Estrellas Mile-G1 in 2014; and now SERESTA! 
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Exciting weekend for EL PADRINO!

El-Padrino45.2013.LivingstonThe weekend of Jan. 17 kicked off with EL PADRINO, The most popular first-year stallion standing in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2014, showing off his impressive physique at the Northview PA stallion show on Saturday. The next day, the stunning chestnut officially became a sire when his daughter out of the Great Notion mare Great Storm was born at Sycamore Hall Farm in Chesapeake City. Bred by Sycamore Hall, she is the first foal out a half-sister to graded stakes winner Shrike and multiple stakes winner and course record-setter Second in Command. 

Sycamore Hall and Northview Stallion Station’s farm manager David Wade described the new arrival as “a bay filly with a large diamond shaped star and white on three pasterns. . . [she] is large and stout, especially for a first foal from a mare, nice head, very good bone. We’re quite happy with her.”

Also on Sunday, EL PADRINO’s superb family made news once again as his full sister Sweet Corine drew off to win a Gulfstream Park maiden special weight at a mile and a sixteenth by four and a half lengths. The dazzling score marked her as a “TDN Rising Star,” a designation earned previously by her half-brother Verrazano and three-quarter sister La Madrina. 

Out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Enchanted Rock, EL PADRINO is his dam’s first foal, became a graded stakes winner and won or placed in six of eight starts for earnings of $326,770. Second foal was millionaire and multiple Gr. 1 winner Verrazano. Third foal La Madrina won three of five starts and earned $136,934 last year at 3. Sweet Corine is the fourth foal. EL PADRINO’s second dam, Chic Shirine, and third dam, Too Chic, are Gr. 1-winning graded stakes producers. What a family!

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