Northview Stallion Station Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:43:33 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb A splendorous Maryland Million!

Eighttofasttocatch-2014-Maryland-Million-ClassicNorthview sired runners once again dominated the Maryland Million Day card, as two-thirds of the runners hitting the board were conceived at Northview Stallion Station. And leading the way was Maryland Million's all-time leading sire Not For Love.

For the third time in the past five years, Not For Love had a record-tying four winners on the day, all in six-figure races. The $150,000 Classic was won for a record third time by Not For Love's son Eighttofasttocatch, who dominated the mile and an eighth feature to win by more than four lengths. The victory pushed Eighttofasttocatch's earnings to just shy of $1 million for owner Sylvia E. Heft and trainer Tim Keefe. The chestnut gelding bred by Dark Hollow Farm and Herringswell Stable is now being aimed for the Jennings Handicap, a race he won the past three years. Not For Love is the sire of the winners of a record six Classics: in addition to Eighttofasttocatch winning in 2011 and 2013, Not Abroad won in 2012, Cuba in 2008 and Presidentialaffair in 2004.

Other winning Not For Love offspring in 2014 were Nursery hero Golden Years, bred in West Virginia by O'Sullivan Farms and now undefeated in both his starts for owner Hillwood Stable; TomRus LLC's D C Dancer, bred in Maryland by Katharine M. Voss and Robert T. Manfuso and the fifth Not For Love son to capture the Sprint; and Classy Coco, bred in Pennsylvania by Jonathan Thorne and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Abbott and a previous Lassie winner who this year scored in the Distaff, which Not For Love fillies have now won five times.

]]> (Super User) Featured Not For Love News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:20:05 +0000 Freshman sire BULLSBAY gets first stakes winner!

MissBullisticFour starters, two stakes horses! The first crop of BULLSBAY is off to a powerful start!

His first stakes winner is MISS BULLISTIC, who captured Laurel Park's time-honored $100,000 Selima S on Saturday, Sept. 27 with a powerful performance. Kathleen Willier's 2-year-old filly, bred in Maryland by Graham Motion, has shown an affinity for the turf. Trainer Hamilton Smith sent her out first time on the grass on Sept. 6 to break her maiden by more than two lengths. Stepping up to face a dozen rivals in the five and a half-furlong Selima S., she powered home in the stretch to win by a length and a half. “The main thing that happened to her is that we moved to grass," said Smith. "She has more speed on grass. She’s bred for grass. Her mother (Miss Lombardi) won the Maryland Million on grass. I hope she’s the same. She’s done a fine job sprinting so far but I want to test her long. Her daddy was a long runner. I have no definite plans but something in the Maryland Million (Oct. 18 at Laurel). I suspect a bright future. She can’t do anything but go up from here.” Sold as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall sale for $30,000, MISS BULLISTIC has now earned $90,120 in four starts.

BULLSBAY is also the sire of Bullheaded Boy, a winner and twice stakes-placed in three starts! Gary Barber's colt trained by Todd Pletcher won his debut at Saratoga in July, finished third in the Funny Cide S. at the upstate New York track in August, and was second in the Bertram F. Bongard S. at Belmont Park on Sept. 21. The dark bay, a $115,000 Ocala 2-year-old sales horse bred in New York by Zeke Kobak and Danny Bramer, has earned $93,800.

The sire of 23 foals in his first crop, BULLSBAY remains solidly atop the leading freshman sires list in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Grade 1-winning son of Tiznow is from a family of precocious runners, and his first runners are proving just as precocious!

]]> (Super User) Featured Bullsbay News Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:17:49 +0000
JUMP START runners making headlines!

MissBehTwo of JUMP START’s richest runners competed on “Race for the Ribbon” evening, Sept. 20, at Charles Town. And both dominated their competition with sensational efforts!

The beautiful 3-year-old filly MISS BEHAVIOUR led at every call in the richest race of the night, the $500,000 Gr. 3 Charles Town Oaks, and won laughing over nine rivals by nine and three-quarters lengths going seven furlongs. It was the second graded stakes win, and fourth stakes win overall, for the filly bred in Pennsylvania by her owners Cal MacWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum. And the lucrative win pushed her earnings to $548,000 for the year, and $790,000 for her career. Trained by Phil Schoenthal, MISS BEHAVIOUR has a record of five wins, four seconds and a third from 11 lifetime starts.

About an hour earlier, JUMP START’s millionaire son PANTS ON FIRE drew off to take the $100,000 Wild and Wonderful S. by more than two lengths, and earned a sensational 106 Beyer Speed Figure! Bred by owner George and Lori Hall’s K & G Stables, 6-year-old PANTS ON FIRE has won at least one stakes each of the past four years and now has earnings of $1,327,635. The Kelly Breen trainee was a multiple graded winner at 3, in the Gr. 2 Louisiana Derby and Gr. 3 Pegasus Stakes; and again at 5 - the Gr. 2 Monmouth Cup S. and Gr. 3 Ack Ack H. In four starts this year, all stakes, he has never been worse than third.

Earlier on Saturday, JUMP START’s ultra-consistent 5-year-old daughter WILLET hit the board for the 17th time in 19 career starts when she finished third in the $300,000 Gr. 2 Gallant Bloom H. at Belmont at six and a half furlongs, and his 3-year-old son BUMP START finished third in the rapidly-run $300,000 Gr. 3 Gallant Bob S. at Parx Racing going six furlongs.

MISS BEHAVIOUR is JUMP START’s richest runner this year and fourth richest overall. PANTS ON FIRE is one of three millionaires for his sire, behind PRAYER FOR RELIEF ($1,907,938) and RAIL TRIP ($1,516,520). JUMP START is the sire of 42 stakes winners, 11 (26 percent) graded winners. His eight stakes winners this year include Gr. 1 winning miler LIVINGSTONE, and among his stakes competitors are Gr. 1 performers PRAYER FOR RELIEF (3rd Woodward S.-G1) and WILLET (3rd Ballerina S.-G1).
For graded action, look no further than JUMP START!

]]> (Super User) Featured Jump Start News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:34:33 +0000
FAIRBANKS' stakes runners down to the wire!

VielsalmTwo stakes, two blanket finishes, two FAIRBANKS stakes performers on Saturday, Sept. 6.

VIELSALM, making her stakes debut, got upon in the final strides to win the $100,000 All Brandy S. for Maryland-bred fillies and mares by a neck at Laurel Park. The 4-year-old filly owned by Brooke Bowman and trained by Dylan Smith has been on the board in four of her six starts this year. Out of the Opening Verse mare Merriweather, VIELSALM upped her career earnings to $173,516. Her full brother Open the Bank is also a six-figure earner and was second in the $100,000 James W. Murphy S. earlier this year at Pimlico.

A few hours following VIELSALM's exciting score, the 2-year-old colt ONE GO ALL GO made his second career start in the Gr. 3 $125,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park. The time-honored juvenile test saw a dogfight to the wire, with the top three finishers just heads apart, as FAIRBANKS' son just missed to finish third. Owned by Feel The Thunder Stable and trained by Michael Stidham, the colt was bred in Virginia by Albert P. Coppola.

FAIRBANKS is the sire of six stakes horses this year and is the region's leading third-crop sire with more than $1.4 million in progeny earnings. Seventy-five percent of his stakes horses showed their stakes potential at 2, including stakes-winning SYNAPSE.


]]> (Super User) Featured Fairbanks News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:35:27 +0000
Smarty Jones Son Graded Win at Parx

CaryStreetThe Labor Day holiday was a superior day of racing at Parx, and included the co-featured Smarty Jones S. And what could make it better but a win by a SMARTY JONES son in his own graded stakes!

Making his stakes debut in the marathon mile and a half Gr. 3 Greenwood Cup S., CARY STREET got a ground-saving trip in the 10-horse field and dueled to the line to win by a length.

The 5-year-old, bred in Kentucky by Darley, is owned by JBL Thoroughbreds LLC and Walsh Racing LLC and trained by Brendan Walsh, who claimed the gelding for $10,000 in February 2013. This year alone, CARY STREET has won or placed in six of seven starts and has earned $180,165.

SMARTY JONES is the sire of 10 stakes horses in 2014, among them Gr. 1 Panama winner SMART D N A and veteran stakes performer ISN’T HE CLEVER, who has been on the board in all six of his starts this year while pushing his lifetime earnings to $644,085. Later in the day on Sept. 1, ISN’T HE CLEVER hit the board in the Ruidoso Downs Thoroughbred Championship H., his fourth stakes win or placing in his last five starts!

Fulfilling expectations - SMARTY JONES, Pennsylvania’s favorite son, siring winners on the Pennsylvania’s biggest racing days!

]]> (Super User) Featured Smarty Jones News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:07:11 +0000
Graded Stakes Winner by TAPIT to Northview Maryland for 2015

bandbox2BANDBOX, a four-length winner of the 2014 General George H.-G3 and a son of Leading sire TAPIT, will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Northview Stallion Station, in Chesapeake City, Maryland, according to an announcement from the farm. His stud fee will be $2,500 live foal and he is now available for inspection at the farm.

“We’re extremely excited to stand BANDBOX here in Maryland and, as far as we know he is the first Graded Stakes Winner by TAPIT to stand outside of Kentucky,” said Richard Golden, President/CEO of Northview Stallions.

In the $250,000 General George H.-G3, BANDBOX got away well and was sitting in sixth down the backstretch, about four lengths off the lead. He began his rally around the final turn but found himself behind a wall of horses as they neared the top of the stretch. BANDBOX swung six-wide into the stretch and then accelerated away from the field to win impressively registering a 102 Beyer Speed Figure.

Raced by Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable and trained by Rodney Jenkins, BANDBOX won his first three starts at two, including a 9 1/2-length runaway win in the $100,000 Charles Town Juvenile S. He also rallied, after stumbling at the start, to take Belmont’s Sleepy Hollow S. as the heavy favorite, and in his debut he put in a rally to win on the turf. In the fourth and final start of his juvenile year, BANDBOX finished on the board in the Remsen S.-G2 behind To Honor and Serve and Mucho Macho Man after a troubled trip throughout.

]]> (Super User) Featured Bandbox News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000
Summertime fun with JUMP START!

Graded stakes, winning streaks. . . 3-year-olds and older runners. . . distances short, long and in between. . . JUMP START runners have been having great fun during this summer season!

The JUMP STARTs were jumping the last week of July into the early days of August. His millionaire son PANTS ON FIRE returned to the races for the first time since a December trip to Japan, and hit the board in the Gr. 2 Monmouth Cup S. at Monmouth Park on July 27. It was the dark bay 6-year-old’s 11th time on the board in a stakes race, his eighth in graded company. George and Lori Hall’s handsome homebred now has earned $1,217,635.

It was a Grade 1 effort for JUMP START’s 3-year-old daughter MISS BEHAVIOUR, who finished second in Saratoga’s Gr. 1 Test S. on Aug. 2. Seven times in nine starts Cal MacWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum’s pretty bay filly has earned black-type. And she has also earned $442,000.

Sprinting is the name of the game for UNCLE TODD, a 5-year-old JUMP START son who earlier this year captured the four and a half-furlong Webb Snyder Charles Town Dash S. and on Aug. 2 finished third at the same distance in the West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup S. at Mountaineer for owner Robert L. Cole Jr.

]]> (Super User) Featured Jump Start News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:08:32 +0000
BULLSBAY’s first winner is tough and game!

bullheadThere was no bullying this BULLSBAY! Making his first start at historic Saratoga 

on Thursday, July 31, 2-year-old BULLHEADED BOY survived being banged around at the start, a quick pace, going wide around the far turn and a stretch battle to win by a half length going five furlongs! He is the first winner from the first crop for BULLSBAY.

Owned by Gary Barber and trained by Todd Pletcher, BULLHEADED BOY, who last sold for $115,000 at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company 2-year-olds in training sale, completed the distance in :58.67 over a sloppy (sealed) track while defeating seven others as the 3-to-5 favorite. The colt, bred in New York by Zeke Kobak and Danny Bramer, is eligible for many lucrative programs – in addition to racing in New York, he is from a Maryland-sired crop of BULLSBAY and can also target the Maryland Million.

BULLSBAY stood his first three seasons at Northview Stallion Station in Maryland before moving to Northview PA for the 2014 season. One of the best of Tiznow’s runners at stud, BULLSBAY also proved his love for Saratoga with a win in the Gr. 1 Whitney Handicap in 2009.

]]> (Super User) Featured Bullsbay News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:06:03 +0000
JUMP START's Argentine sensation!

livingstoneLIVINGSTONE, an Argentina-bred 3-year-old son of JUMP START, has become one of the best milers in South America after taking the Gr. 1 Gran Premio Estrellas Mile, the Argentine version of the Breeders’ Cup, while facing older runners on Saturday, June 28 at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo. The striking blaze-faced dark bay defeated a field of 10 while stopping the clock in a dazzling 1:33.41 on the main track. Rated patiently off swift fractions of :21.86, :44.02 and 1:07.89, he swept past the pacesetter in midstretch, drew off quickly and held the lead safe to win by a length. 

LIVINGSTONE's Group 1 win comes hot on the heels of his obliteration of the field in the Gr. 2 25 De Mayo De 1810 in May, which he won by 21 lengths! LIVINGSTONE now has five wins from 13 starts. JUMP START is the sire of 11 graded stakes winners, and is the leading active sire in the Mid-Atlantic region this year by number of stakes winners, with seven.

]]> (Super User) Featured Jump Start News Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:10:56 +0000
ORIENTATE'S son DECLASSIFY wins Grade 1 battle!

DeclassifyORIENTATE'S 4-year-old son DECLASSIFY did not back down and did not give up as the lightly-raced Bob Baffert-trained colt battled down the stretch to win the $300,000 Gr. 1 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 28. After leading early and being passed on the far turn, the Kaleem Shah Inc. colorbearer caught Cyclometer in the final strides to win by a nose in his stakes debut.

“I thought I was beat at the top of the stretch,” said rider Martin Garcia. “My horse was trying everything, every step of the way. He never gave up. Cyclometer moved into me a little bit in the stretch and my horse was intimidated. He responded again though, he’s such a good horse.”

Final time for the seven furlongs was a snappy 1:22.03.

]]> (Super User) Featured Orientate News Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:38:28 +0000
JUMP START and GREAT NOTION fillies charge to stakes victories at Pimlico!

Miss BehaviourThe sun appeared and brightened the day, and so too did the girls by Northview sires, as MISS BEHAVIOUR and OUR EPIPHANY led the way in their respective stakes to score on Black-Eyed Susan Day!

Stepping up first was MISS BEHAVIOUR. The filly from the first Pennsylvania-sired crop by JUMP START was seeking her first win of the year after a spectacular juvenile campaign as graded stakes winner and Pennsylvania-bred champion.

Cal MacWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum’s homebred filly ran a solid third in the Stormy Blues S. in her sophomore debut in April. On one of the biggest stages of the year she ran fantastic in the $100,000 Miss Preakness S. Taking command from the start, the pretty bay blistered through fractions of :22.74 and :46.03 and still had plenty left to hold off eight other fillies. She cruised home by nearly two lengths in 1:10.85 for six furlongs over a drying out track rated good after torrential rains in the morning. Trained by Phil Schoenthal, MISS BEHAVIOUR now has a record of four wins from seven starts, plus a second and a third, for earnings of $312,000.

]]> (Super User) Featured Great Notion News Sat, 17 May 2014 13:06:17 +0000
Kentucky Derby-winning connections visit Not For Love

CoburnWhen in Maryland, how can you not visit the "Big Guy"?

Steve and Carolyn Coburn spent an early afternoon during Preakness week visiting Not For Love, the sire of their mare Love the Chase, dam of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome. Making the trip the morning of May 15 to Chesapeake City, they got up close and personal to Maryland's leading sire. The Coburns and Perry Martin and his family, who make up DAP (Dumb-Ass Partners) Stable, purchased Maryland-bred Love the Chase as a 3-year-old from a partnership they had once been involved. The first foal Coburn and Martin bred is California Chrome.

]]> (Super User) Featured Not For Love News Fri, 16 May 2014 14:10:38 +0000
Northview Broodmare Sire Power is Classic!

california-chrome-1Kudos to Not For Love grandson California Chrome, winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby! Lion Hearted grandson Commanding Curve completes Derby exacta

The first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs proved a showcase for Northview Broodmare Sire Power, as Derby favorite California Chrome, out of the Not For Love mare Love the Chase, cruised home to win by an eased up one and three-quarter lengths, with Commanding Curve, out of the Lion Hearted mare Mother, closing best of the other 18 starters to finish a rousing second in the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Not For Love is the broodmare sire of five stakes winners this year, more than the likes of Gone West, Unbridled, Deputy Minister and Giant's Causeway, and he ranks fifth among the nation's broodmare sires by earnings. The Mid-Atlantic region's all-time leading sire by stakes horses, Not For Love is now the grandsire of the Derby winner. Classic lines, classic results, that's Not For Love!

]]> (Super User) Featured Not For Love News Sat, 03 May 2014 22:08:00 +0000
JUMP START juvenile among standouts at record breaking OBS Spring Sale

A Pennsylvania-bred JUMP START filly, a mid-May foal, turned in an impressive pre-sale work, and continued to impress buyers when sold for $160,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training on Wednesday, April 23. Alex and JoAnn Lieblong purchased the filly out of the Dayjur mare Taanis, who is also the dam of graded stakes-placed Jockey Ridge. The family includes group winner Muqtarib.

The filly, from the second Pennsylvania-sired crop of JUMP START, is one of eight six-figure juveniles by the son of A.P. Indy to have sold over the years. Twenty-three of his sales juveniles were fillies, who have averaged more than $80,000! 

The sire of 69 stakes horses in his first eight crops to race, JUMP START has gotten off to a fantastic start with his Pennsylvania-sired crops. The first, now 3-year-olds, has yielded four stakes horses this year, including Gulfstream Park stakes winner JUST CALL KENNY and Parx stakes winner ELEVATED, as well as 2-year-old graded stakes-winning filly MISS BEHAVIOUR.

]]> (Super User) Featured Jump Start News Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:30:49 +0000
Welcome Home E Dubai and Jump Start!

ED-JSNorthview 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. 

]]> (Super User) Featured E Dubai News Tue, 18 Feb 2014 02:30:58 +0000
E DUBAI son FORDUBAI starts off year in grand style!

LouisanaSomewhat 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!

]]> (Super User) Featured E Dubai News Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:36:11 +0000 JUMP START 3-year-old JUST CALL KENNY spectacular in Spectacular Bid

KennyJUST 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.]]> (Super User) Featured Jump Start News Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:56:46 +0000 Introducing New Director of Bloodstock Paul O’Loughlin

Paul2Meet 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.”

]]> (Super User) Featured News Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:34:24 +0000
SMARTY JONES newest stakes winner is dashing JONESY BOY!

jonesy boy2Dashing through the snow at Aqueduct on Saturday, Dec. 14 was SMARTY JONES’s 4-year-old son JONESY BOY, who rallied from last to nail down the one and an eighth-mile $100,000 Queens County S. in the final strides. The lightly-raced colt owned by George and Lori Hall and trained by Kelly J. Breen scored for the second time in two outings for the year - never worse than second in six career starts, he has now earned $151,330.

JONESY BOY is the latest of a long line of impressive runners in 2013 for SMARTY JONES, who has nine stakes winners for the year through mid-December. SMARTY JONES stakes winners have been sensational around the world - CENTRALINTELIGENCE taking the Gr. 1 Triple Bend H. at Hollywood Park; BETTER LIFE winning the Gr. 1 Singapore Derby in Singapore; NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS scoring the Royal North S.-G3 at Woodbine. . . plus stakes success at Aqueduct and Laurel, Turf Paradise and Sunland Park.

SMARTY JONES’s runners consistently put up sensational numbers: progeny earnings of $5 million-plus from 2010 to 2012, and fast approaching that total in 2013; more than 78 percent winners from starters lifetime, average earnings per runner approaching $86,000, 16 percent stakes horses per starters! Smart money rides with SMARTY JONES!

]]> (Super User) Featured Smarty Jones News Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:30:30 +0000
SILVER TRAIN’s NEVADA KID runs Jewel of a race

NevadaKidLeading the field at every call, NEVADA KID captured the the $200,000 Jewel Stakes, the richest race on Claiming Crown Day at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, by more than two lengths. The 4-year-old son of SILVER TRAIN owned by Hurricane Boys and Richard C. Pell and trained by Nick Zito boosted his career earnings to $278,935 from 18 career starts.

NEVADA KID became eligible for the Claiming Crown by racing for a $30,000 claiming tag on Dec. 27, 2012. He won that race, and in 10 starts prior to the Claiming Crown this year, he hit the board six times. Sent off as the Jewel’s fourth choice in the field of 10, the Kentucky-bred dictated the pace in the one and an eighth mile test before spurting clear at the head of the stretch.

SILVER TRAIN is the sire of four stakes winners, and 14 stakes horses, in 2013, and has progeny earnings in excess of $3.3 million. He is Pennsylvania’s current leading active sire by number of winners, with 97, and lifetime three out of four of his runners are winners.

]]> (Super User) Featured Silver Train News Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:34:32 +0000
Graded stakes-winning sprinter BUFFUM retired to Northview Stallion Station

Buffum285The fastest of Bernardini’s sons to retire to stud, BUFFUM will stand the 2014 season at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. A million-dollar sales yearling, 5-year-old BUFFUM hails from the incredible speed family of champion sprinters Gold Beauty and Dayjur. His stud fee has been set at $3,500.

“Buffum was pure class. He had so much natural speed and is the fastest Bernardini I have ever trained,” commented trainer Tom Albertrani.

Retired sound from racing, BUFFUM won Belmont Park’s Bold Ruler Handicap-G3 going gate-to-wire while completing seven furlongs in 1:21.68. A winner in his debut at 2, a Belmont Park maiden special weight at one mile, he recorded three triple-digit Beyer figures during a career of four wins and a second in 11 starts, earning $261,550.

A member of one of racing’s most dynamic families, BUFFUM is out of stakes-winning Storm Beauty, a Storm Cat half-sister to champion sprinter Gold Beauty and the dam of six sales yearlings sold for an average of more than $650,000. Purchased at Saratoga for $1.2 million by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, BUFFUM is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Stormy West and stakes-placed runners Value Stream and Renaissance Lady. Found under his second dam, stakes winner Stick to Beauty, is Hall of Famer Sky Beauty, Grade 1-winning millionaires Point of Entry, Tale of Ekati and Pleasant Home, Saratoga Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky and Pine Island, and dozens of other stakes winners.

BUFFUM will be available for inspection at Northview Stallion Station beginning November 18th.

]]> (Super User) Featured Buffum News Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:45:40 +0000
Leading Mid-Atlantic sire E DUBAI moves to Northview Stallion Station in Maryland

EDUBAI285E Dubai, sire of 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner Fort Larned and the leading active sire in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2013, has been moved from Northview PA to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2014 season. He will stand for $5,000.

A son of incomparable sire of sires Mr. Prospector, 15-year-old E Dubai is a proven international stallion, siring 33 stakes winners, including Italian champion Once More Dubai, Grade 2 Godolphin Mile winner Skysurfers and Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint hero Desert Code. His leading earner is the recently retired Fort Larned, who amassed $4,171,322 while winning 10 of 24 starts. In addition to his thrilling score in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Fort Larned recorded Grade 1 wins in the Whitney and Stephen Foster Handicaps and set a track record at Gulfstream Park in winning the Grade 3 Skip Away Stakes among his seven stakes victories.

E Dubai ranked among the top 10 stallions in the nation in 2012 with progeny earnings of nearly $8 million. This year, he leads all active stallions in the Mid-Atlantic region by number of winners (104) and progeny earnings (nearly $4.5 million). His additional 2013 stakes horses included graded performers Fordubai, My Gi GI and Pinard. From eight crops of racing age, he has progeny earnings of nearly $36 million, and average earnings per starter of $60,780.]]> (Super User) Featured E Dubai News Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:21:49 +0000 Grade 1 winner Bullsbay moves to Northview PA

bullsbaycBullsbay, the only son of leading sire Tiznow standing in the Mid-Atlantic region, has moved to Northview PA in Peach Bottom for the 2014 season. He stood his first three seasons at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md.

One of the best of Tiznow’s runners at stud, Bullsbay captured the Whitney Handicap-G1, Alysheba Stakes-G3 and Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap over the likes of Macho Again, Commentator and Richard’s Kid. He set a one-mile track record at Del Mar and was four times stakes-placed, including a close third to Rachel Alexandra in the Woodward Stakes-G1. He retired with earnings of $923,245 from 25 starts.

From the family of Grade 1-winning millionaire Grecian Flight, Bullsbay is out of the stakes-placed Lord Carson mare The Hess Express, and is a half-brother to juvenile stakes winners Our Khrysty, Hidden Expression and Vegas No Show.

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RES JUDICATA eighth stakes winner of year for SMARTY JONES

YouTubePhotosResDoing his best impression of his famous daddy SMARTY JONES, Pennsylvania-bred RES JUDICATA burst away from the field and charged home to win the City of Laurel S. at Laurel Park by more than four lengths on Saturday, November 9 - 10 years to the day of SMARTY JONES’ first win. The score was the first in a stakes this year for the chestnut 3-year-old, one of SMARTY JONES’ eight stakes winners this year.

Carrying the famous blue and white silks of Patricia Chapman’s Someday Farm, RES JUDICATA is a homebred for his owner, as was his sire and first two dams. RES JUDICATA is trained by John Servis, who choreographed the sensational classic campaign of SMARTY JONES, which began a decade ago at Philadelphia Park. SMARTY JONES burst on the scene as a juvenile with a widening seven and three-quarter-length maiden win, and followed a few weeks later with a 15-length tour-de-force in the Pennsylvania Nursery. Those two races launched an eight-race win streak (seven stakes) that would include the Kentucky Derby-G1 and Preakness Stakes-G1.

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SYNAPSE shines as first stakes winner for FAIRBANKS

SYNAPSE, one of seven juvenile winners in FAIRBANKS’ second crop, came out with her first victory in the $150,000 My Trusty Cat S. at Delta Downs on Friday, Oct. 25. The dark bay filly bred and owned by Dr. Glen Warren and trained by Andrew Leggio Jr. pushed her career earnings to $100,200 in her third career start. She is the first stakes performer from six named foals for her dam Sarah Lane’s Oates (by Sunshine Forever), a 15-time stakes winner of $888,296.

The FAIRBANKS 2-year-olds of 2013 have been an enterprising bunch - half of his starters are winners, and two others, Interchange and Respectful Wishes, are stakes-placed. FAIRBANKS currently ranks third on the 2-year-old sires rankings in the Mid-Atlantic region by progeny earnings.

Since his first runners came to the races a year ago, FAIRBANKS has nearly 60 percent runners from foals, and average earnings per starter of nearly $24,000! One of the most promising stallion prospects to ever enter stud in the region, the graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway retired after a career on the track that only got better as he got older, winning at distances up to a mile and a quarter and placing in Grade 1 company on his way to earning $879,768.

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Northview sires make Maryland Million Day special!

MMTrophyNorthview sired runners made an impression on this year’s 28th Maryland Million Day card at Laurel Park on Saturday Oct. 19.

The day offered nine stakes worth nearly $1 million in purses, and although less than half the runners were conceived at Northview Stallion Station, more than half were winners and stakes-placed runners!

GREAT NOTION was the only stallion to have more than one winner this year, as his juvenile son IT’S A BANG took the $100,000 Nursery and juvenile daughter JONESIN FOR JERRY captured the $100,000 Lassie in the first two races on the card! GREAT NOTION had six runners - five finished fourth or better.

NOT FOR LOVE’s son EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH got his second win in the $150,000 Classic as the overwhelming favorite. He won the biggest race of the day in 2011 as well. NOT FOR LOVE padded his lead as Maryland Million's most successful sire, with 28 wins overall.

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