Great Notion

Dazzling juveniles, sensational sprinters and a bounty of winners has become the trademark for Great Notion! He is the sire of five stakes horses (10 percent of his starters) in 2014, including Maryland Million Turf winner TALK SHOW MAN and Pimlico’s Hilltop S. winner OUR EPIPHANY.

His son HAVELOCK ranked as one of the best turf sprinters in the nation while earning $630,102 and recording five graded stakes wins, including the Gr. 2 Play the King S. and two runnings of the Gr. 3 Woodford S. His daughter Jazzy Idea was 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.

Great Notion has 15 stakes horses from 120 starters (12.5 percent), nearly half as juveniles, and more than 80% of his lifetime starters are winners. The top Mid-Atlantic freshman sire of 2008, Great Notion has average earnings per runner of nearly $71,000!

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 
Ivory Wand
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
2015 STUD FEE: $3,500 Live Foal - Stand & Nurse

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