Northview Stallion Station's E Dubai and Jump Start, the top two active Mid-Atlantic sires in 2013, are back in the region and ready for the upcoming breeding season. E Dubai has taken up residence in his new home at the Maryland division, and Jump Start returns to Northview PA.
Having stood the Southern Hemisphere season in Argentina last fall, the leading sires were delayed in their return by travel setbacks. Both are now available for inspection: E Dubai in Chesapeake City and Jump Start in Peach Bottom.Add a comment Add a comment
Somewhat overlooked in his first start of the year, FORDUBAI was always in contention in the $100,000 Louisiana H. at Fair Grounds on Jan. 18, and charged for home to capture his second career stakes win in stellar fashion, earning a 103 Beyer Speed Figure while completing the mile and a sixteenth in 1:43.37. A little over a length back was JUMP START’s millionaire son PRAYER FOR RELIEF.
Bred and owned by Jim Tafel, FORDUBAI has now won five of his 11 career starts, for earnings of $327,452. A stakes winner and graded
stakes-placed at 3, he has now won on the turf, all-weather and dirt.
E DUBAI has been a sire of diversity - from Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Desert Code to graded/group winning milers to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned. The sire of 33 stakes winners in his first seven crops to race, E DUBAI was the nation’s leading sire standing outside of Kentucky in 2012 and the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading active sire in 2013. A tremendous value, right here in the Mid-Atlantic region - definitely not to be overlooked!
JUST CALL KENNY, making his third career start and first in stakes company when an allowance race didn’t fill, produced a spectacular rally to capture the $100,000 Spectacular Bid S. going away at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Jan. 4. The 3-year-old son of JUMP START, totally overlooked at nearly 20-1 in the field of six, scored by two and a quarter lengths while stopping the clock in 1:10.58 for six furlongs.
Breaking slowly and well back while last in the early going under Joe Bravo, JUST CALL KENNY shot to the front with a powerful move along the rail, flying past graded stakes horses Corfu, Hollywood Talent and hot prospects Trail Blaze and C. Zee. “This horse has really had a lot of talent all along,” said Bravo.
Trained by Patrick McBurney for ABL Stable, Bossone, Cahill, Donnely and Phantom House Farm, JUST CALL KENNY recorded his second win after taking his debut last August at Monmouth Park by three lengths. He was bred in Virginia by Althea Richards out of the Green Dancer mare Green Jeans. Add a comment Add a comment
Meet Paul O’Loughlin, the newest member of the Northview team, who takes over as Director of Bloodstock starting in January. The Irish-born horseman, 45, offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business.
Irish-born horseman Paul O’Loughlin offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business.
Growing up on the Emerald Isle, O’Loughlin began working with horses as a teenager and was soon around many of the finest Thoroughbreds in Ireland with Meadow Court Studs. Located in The Curragh, the farm boasts a stellar broodmare band and sends top-quality yearlings to the sales.
In addition to being with Meadow Court for about 25 years, O’Loughlin spent more than a year with Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky, from breeding season to sales season. He moved to Pennsylvania this past decade and had a helping hand in the start up of Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg.
O’Loughlin has made numerous cross-Atlantic trips to England and Ireland, working sales in Europe and putting “people with horses.”
In 2012, he assisted in preparing sales yearlings for Clearsky Farms, including future 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile S.-G1 New Year’s Day.
Handling and managing breeding stock, sales yearlings. . . selecting matings. . . buying and selling horses—he’s done it all.
“To be named Director of Bloodstock is an extreme honor given the stature and rich tradition of the region’s premier Thoroughbred breeding facilities,” said O’Loughlin. “Breeders can always feel they can receive an exceptional value on our list of premier stallions—that starts with communication about the various outstanding options and choosing just the right one for that individual breeder."
“I look forward to getting to know all our existing clients and introducing new breeders to the exceptional line of stallions standing here for the 2014 season. The team at Northview comprises of a hardworking, dedicated group of people who continuously strive for excellence and I am delighted to become part of that team.”Add a comment Add a comment