Northview PA’s LOVE OF MONEY, one of the leading third-crop sires in the Northeast, died in early October from natural causes. The son of Not For Love was 11.
In his first three crops to race, the oldest now 4, LOVE OF MONEY has sired five stakes horses from 50 starters, led by graded stakes-winning juvenile JACK’S IN THE DECK. Winner of 2011 Futurity S.-G2 at Belmont Park in just his second start, JACK’S IN THE DECK has a record of 9-3-2-1 and earnings of $214,010. He was named 2011 Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old male.
Another champion for LOVE OF MONEY is WANGANUI, who earned the National Steeplechase Association’s 2011 champion 3-year-old hurdle horse title after winning two stakes races in his only two starts over jumps last season. On the board in seven of his nine career outings, WANGANUI has earned $69,204.
LOVE OF MONEY is also the sire of Coach Fridge, Bumpy Road and Love Those Boots, all stakes-placed runners at 2. More than a third of LOVE OF MONEY’s nearly $1.5 million in lifetime progeny earnings was won by his juvenile runners.
A graded stakes winner of $602,705, LOVE OF MONEY won the Gr. 2 Pennsylvania Derby in his stakes debut by eight and a half lengths and was named Maryland-bred champion 3-year-old of 2004. He had four victories in 10 starts, from 6 fur. to 11⁄8 mi., by an average winning margin of nearly seven lengths, and recorded stakes-placings in Santa Anita’s Gr. 2 Strub S. and Belmont Park’s Westchester H.-G3.
Out of the Smarten mare Mescalina, from the family of Gr. 1 winner Tenski, LOVE OF MONEY entered stud at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., in 2007, where he stood two seasons before moving to the Peach Bottom farm in 2009. He has 27 current 2-year-olds in his first Pennsylvania-sired crop.