Pennsylvania is a land of opportunity. And Northview PA offers Pennsylvania breeders the best of all worlds at its stunning facility in Peach Bottom.
Opened for business in 2009, Northview PA is situated on 180 acres of fertile farm land in picturesque Lancaster County. The eight-stall stallion barn, breeding shed, management and booking office, and two 20-stall broodmare/foaling barns were completed by expert Amish craftsmen at B&D Builders. And additional improvements are constantly in the works. . . with an eye for detail to ensure the best facilities for your mares and their foals – the stars of the future!
Northview PA has the best stallion roster in the state, bar none. The horsepower residing at Northview PA is led by two of the most important established sires in the region – SMARTY JONES and JUMP START.
Northview has had a tremendous history of launching the careers of young sires, and welcomes exciting new prospect EL PADRINO for 2014.
Add in new Pennsylvania arrival, the solid Grade 1 winner BULLSBAY, with first foals coming to the races in 2014; FAIRBANKS, whose stock continues to rise; and track record-setter and prolific stakes sire MEDALLIST, and there is no need to look further than Northview PA for the right fit for your breeding program.
SMARTY JONES remains one of the most popular and attractive sire prospects in the nation. The darling of Pennsylvania when he captured the first two jewels of the Triple Crown while undefeated, SMARTY JONES returned to his home state with an excitement rarely seen in the industry. And his reputation as a sire continues to grow as each year his stud record gets stronger. In 2011, he was the leading U.S. sire by international earnings standing outside of Kentucky - his runners amassed more than $5.5 million worldwide and included Japanese star KEIAI GERBERA, who surpassed lifetime earnings of $2 million during the year. He surpassed the $5 million mark again in 2012, and in 2013 tied for first by number of stakes winners among active sires in the region! With six crops to race, SMARTY JONES is the sire of 45 stakes horses, and nearly half his 23 stakes winners won in graded/group company. He sired 17 stakes horses in 2013, led by Gr.1 Triple Bend H. winner CENTRALINTELIGENCE, champion daughter BETTER LIFE, an earner of $1.6 million who swept home a Gr.1 winner in Singapore, and daughter NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS, a graded winner in Canada.
JUMP START, one of the most consistent sires in nation, was the highest ranked U.S. sire standing outside of Kentucky (by North American earnings) in 2011, and in 2012 and 2013 was the Mid-Atlantic region's leading active sire by number of stakes winners. The son of A.P. INDY was represented by nine stakes winners in 2013, three graded: millionaires PRAYER FOR RELIEF and PANTS ON FIRE and juvenile filly MISS BEHAVIOUR, winner of the Gr.2 Matron. Also counted among his 37 stakes winners is additional millionaire and Gr.1 winner RAIL TRIP, a four-time graded winner and second in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1.
A ton of flash, talent to match, and a member of one of racing's most sensational families makes EL PADRINO impossible to miss! He won Fair Grounds’ Gr.2 Risen Star S. at 3 in near track-record time of 1:42.96 for 1 1⁄16 miles, flew through a Gulfstream Park allowance in 1:42.68 for 1 1⁄16 miles. He broke his maiden over a Belmont sloppy track by 12 3⁄4 lengths as a juvenile, then followed with a solid third in the Gr.2 Remsen S., beaten less than a length. He finished three lengths behind winner Take Charge Indy in the Gr.1 Florida Derby, missing third to classic winner Union Rags. Hitting the board in six of eight starts, he earned $326,770. EL PADRINO is half-brother to 2013 Gr.1 Haskell Invitational S. winner Verrazano, an earner of $1,691,300 with six wins from 10 starts. His second dam is Gr.1 winner Chic Shirine, a full sister to champion Queena; his third dam is Gr.1 winner Too Chic. The prolific family of graded stakes winners includes Brahms, Serra Lake, Coal Play and Hungry Island.
FAIRBANKS, a multiple graded stakes winner of $879,768 and $1.85-million Saratoga select sales topper by world-renowned champion and the nation’s leading sire the past thee years, Giant’s Causeway, launched his stud career in 2009 with the biggest book of mares for any new Pennsylvania stallion in history. When his first two crops got to the races, he rose to the top, becoming the leading first, and then second-crop sire in the region! In three seasons of racing, FAIRBANKS consistently put up big numbers – in 13 starts on the main track at ages 4 and 5, he recorded Beyers of 100 or higher seven times, with the other six in the 90s – and had a career best 115 Beyer speed figure at Santa Anita in the Tokyo City H.-G3. A half-brother to Gr. 2 winner and $462,854-earner Keats and Gr. 3-placed juvenile Grand Score, Fairbanks is out of a half-sister to Darn That Alarm, Strong Performance and Jiggs Alarm.
MEDALLIST has sired 12 percent stakes horses per starters, led by New York-bred champion IBBOYEE, a six-time stakes winner of more than $700,000 from his first crop! His average earnings per starter is more than 20 times his stud fee! A sensational sprinter by classic winner Touch Gold out of stakes winning, Gr. 1-placed Santaria (by champion sprinter Star de Naskra), MEDALLIST was a graded stakes winner each year he raced, winning four stakes, three in track or stakes record time over three different ovals.
The only son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner and top sire TIZNOW to stand in the region, BULLSBAY embodies heart, talent and determination. It’s in the genes – he’s by one of the toughest race horses to compete in decades and his stakes-placed dam, The Hess Express, won or placed in 11 of her 13 starts. BULLSBAY earned $923,245 and his seven victories included Saratoga’s Whitney H.-G1 (a 107 Beyer Speed Figure). His four stakes placings include a third in the Gr. 1 Woodward S. to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. He is a half-brother to Gr. 3 winner Our Khrysty and juvenile stakes winners vegas no show and Hidden Expression from the family of Gr. 1-winning millionaire Grecian Flight. His first crop yearlings sold in 2013 for more than eight times his stud fee.