Northview 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.
It was a DANCE WITH RAVENS exacta in the $100,000 Distaff, with MADDY’S DANCE getting up in the final strides to nip ANN’S SMART DANCER after seven furlongs.
And VIANNEY LANE, a daughter of former Northview sire Partner’s Hero, drew off to win by daylight in the $50,000 Distaff Starter H.
Finding success on Maryland’s Day At the Races were:
$150,000 Maryland Million Classic
1st: Eighttofasttocatch (Not For Love)
2nd: Romancing the Gold (Medallist)
4th: Big Branch (Great Notion)
$100,000 Maryland Million Lassie
1st: Jonesin for Jerry (Great Notion)
2nd: Steady N Love (Not For Love)
3rd: Pocket Gift (Great Notion)
4th: Weekends for Love (Not For Love)
$100,000 Maryland Million Distaff
1st: Maddy’s Dance (Dance With Ravens)
2nd: Ann’s Smart Dancer (Dance With Ravens)
4th: Classy Coco (Not For Love)
$100,000 Maryland Million Nursery
1st: It’s a Bang (Great Notion)
4th: Olde Bay (Deputy Storm)
$50,000 Maryland Million Distaff Starter Handicap
1st: Vianney Lane (Partner’s Hero)
2nd: Centripetal Motion (Polish Miner)
4th: Motherload Hipster (Dance With Ravens)
$125,000 Maryland Million Ladies
2nd: Daydreamin Gracie (Domestic Dispute)
4th: Can’t Explain (Not For Love)
$125,000 Maryland Million Turf
3rd: Target Sighted (Not For Love)
4th: Capital Fellow (Dance With Ravens)
$100,000 Maryland Million Sprint Handicap
3rd: Fersmiley (Domestic Dispute)
4th: Mass Destruction (Great Notion)