Great Notion

Dazzling juveniles, sensational sprinters and a bounty of winners have become the trademark for GREAT NOTION!

Maryland’s Stallion of the Year of 2016, GREAT NOTION had his best year ever in 2017, with progeny earnings approaching $3 million and runners led by 3-year-old filly sprinter and Maryland Million Distaff winner CRABCAKES, GREAT SOUL (on the board in 10 of her 11 career starts, five in stakes) and two-time Maryland Million Turf winner PHLASH PHELPS, winner of the Mister Diz S. in his only start in 2017.

GREAT NOTION has lifetime statistics of 78% winners from starters, average earnings per starter of nearly $71,000, and 27 stakes horses, including sensational turf sprinter HAVELOCK, an earner of $655,752 and five-time graded stakes winner, and the remarkable filly JAZZY IDEA, a five-time stakes winner who set two course records, one while defeating older males in 1:07.29 for 6 furlongs on the turf in the Laurel Dash.

More than 40% of his stakes horses had stakes success at 2. Himself a dazzling sprinter, GREAT NOTION was undefeated at 2 and Gr. 1-placed at 3.


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Age Starts   1st  2nd 3rd Earnings 
2  2  2  0  0  $43,860 
3  8  1(1)  4(4)  0 $150,000
4  2  0  0  0  $748 
Totals 12   3(1) 4(4)   0  $194,608

At 2

Won- An allowance race at TP ($30,600, 6.5f in 1:18.05, by 81, dftg. Mr. Whitestone, K K Avey, Exposer, Intrinsic Danielle, Luke).

A maiden special weight race at CD ($39,700, 6f in 1:09.94, dftg. Defrere’s Vixen, Draw Fire, Strength Within, Global Attraction, Mr. Cat, Zerotosixty, etc.).

At 3

Won- Southwest S ($75,000, 8f in 1:38.96, by 9, dftg. Alke, Comic Truth, Sir Cherokee, Premier Rocket, Mav Cat, Lost Her At Dawn).

2nd- King’s Bishop S (gr. I, 7f, to Valid Video, dftg. Ghostzapper, During, Posse, Eye of the Tiger, Christine’s Outlaw, Zavata, Private City, Scrimshaw, Midnight Charlie, Halo Homewrecker, etc.).

Amsterdam S (gr. II, 6f, to Zavata, dftg. Trust N Luck, Posse, First Blush, Scrimshaw, Super Fuse).

Rebel S (8.5f, to Crowned King, dftg. Comic Truth, Sir Cherokee, Alke, Antsy, Power Lion).

Turfway Prevue S (6.5f, to Champali, by a nose, dftg. Mr. Whitestone, Casino Red, K K Avey).


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Great Notion Elusive Quality Gone West Mr. Prospector
Touch of Greatness Hero's Honor 
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Evening Primrose Dayjur Danzig
Gold Beauty
Water Lily Riverman
First Bloom
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Up To Date Statistics

2001, Bay, Elusive Quality - Evening Primrose, by Dayjur
2018 STUD FEE: $5,000 Live Foal - Stand & Nurse

Stands at Northview Stallion Station - Chesapeake City, Maryland
Nominated to Breeders' Cup & Maryland Million, Ltd.