Dazzling juveniles, sensational sprinters and a bounty of winners have become GREAT NOTION’s trademark.
For three years running, GREAT NOTION’s son HAVELOCK has been one of the best turf sprinters in the nation. A winner of four graded stakes, including back-to-back runnings of Keeneland's Gr. 3 Woodford, HAVELOCK has earned $619,514 from 26 starts. And GREAT NOTION’s daughter JAZZY IDEA was sensational during her 3-year-old campaign of 2012, winning five stakes and setting a course record of 1:07.45 for six furlongs at Laurel, then breaking it when winning the Laurel Dash in 1:07.29 over Ben's Cat.
GREAT NOTION is the sire of eight stakes winners, including the winners of both Maryland Million juvenile races in 2013. From just 20 foals in his 2-year-old crop of 2013, nearly half had started before the end of the year, and his three winners are all stakes horses! GREAT NOTION’s 2-year-olds have found tremendous success on one of Maryland's biggest stages - Maryland Million Day. In addition to JONESIN FOR JERRY and IT'S A BANG taking this year's Lassie and Nursery, DOING GREAT won the Lassie in 2010, and GLIB captured the Nursery in 2011.
The top Mid-Atlantic freshman sire of 2008, GREAT NOTION has proven to be a great source of winners. He ranked as the most prolific sire of winners (71 percent) in the Northeast in 2011. His career numbers are equally as impressive—more than three-quarters of his lifetime starters have won, and they have average earnings of more than $66,000.
From a family loaded with champion sprinters and milers, GREAT NOTION blazed through three seasons. Undefeated at 2, he came out at 3 to set astounding fractions of :21 3⁄5, :43 3⁄5 and 1:08 3⁄5 in Saratoga’s King’s Bishop S.-G1 before being caught at the wire, while finishing ahead of GHOSTZAPPER. Speed, class, consistency. . . GREAT NOTION is passing the same ability to his offspring.
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.).
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).
© Barbara Livingston
|Great Notion||Elusive Quality||Gone West||Mr. Prospector|
|Touch of Greatness||Hero's Honor|
2001, Bay, Elusive Quality - Evening Primrose, by Dayjur
2014 STUD FEE: $3,500 Live Foal - Stand & Nurse
Stands at Northview Stallion Station - Chesapeake City, Maryland
Nominated to Breeders' Cup & Maryland Million, Ltd.