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!

Northview's Open Houses in Maryland and Pennsylvania

The hottest roster in the Mid-Atlantic region will be on display two different weekends when Northview PA hosts an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 17 in Peach Bottom, and Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., opens its doors for an encore on Sunday, Jan. 25. Light fare and refreshments will be available at both events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The region’s 2014 leading active sire, JUMP START, and active 2-year-old sire, BULLSBAY, stand at Northview PA. JUMP START enters 2015 off his best year ever, with the earners of nearly $6 million worldwide and 10 stakes winners, three graded, two G1 winners!

BULLSBAY was not only the leading freshman sire in the region, but with his first modest-sized crop of 23 foals, he ranked first among all Mid-Atlantic active sires! Half of his winners were stakes horses, including stakes-winning $161,620-earner MISS BULLISTIC.

And there is so much more at Northview PA. Standing his second season is the most popular first-year sire of 2014, EL PADRINO. . . SMARTY JONES, who needs no introduction, after another sensational season as the sire of 13 stakes horses, including G1 winner SMART D N A and multiple GSW CARY STREET. . . FAIRBANKS, ranked in the top 10 nationally among leading third-crop sires. . . and MEDALLIST, one of the region’s best sources of winners!

An added bonus will be the chance to see NORTHVIEW’s most recent addition, BANDBOX. The graded stakes-winning son of leading sire TAPIT will travel from the Maryland division just for the show.

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