Grade 1 sire ORIENTATE, Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1 winner and the Eclipse Award-winning sprint champion of 2002, has been moved from Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. Owned by a syndicate, ORIENTATE will stand for $5,000.
A son of major sprinter and sire Mt. Livermore, ORIENTATE has established himself as a sire with 35 stakes winners in seven crops and total progeny earnings of nearly $34 million. His offspring include Gr. 1 winners LADY JOANNE (Alabama S.-G1), INTANGAROO (Humana Distaff H.-G1) and LADY SPRINTER (Gran Premio Maipu-G1 in Argentina), General George H.-G2 winner GREENSPRING and graded stakes-winning juvenile SUCCESSFUL OUTLOOK.
ORIENTATE’s progeny earned more than $5 million for four consecutive years, and in 2012 he was represented by seven stakes winners, including juvenile TATE’S LANDING, a dominating winner of the Laurel Futurity.
Ranked 11th in the nation by number of winners in 2011 with 133, ORIENTATE had 121 winners in 2012, $4.7 million in progeny earnings and 14 stakes horses. His leading earner, the 3-year-old colt RIVER RUSH ($181,169), set a track record for 1 1/8 miles at Woodbine in the Plate Trial S., cruising home by five and a quarter lengths in 1:48.97.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to bring Orientate to breeders in the region,” said Richard Golden, president and CEO of Northview. “He consistently gets a great number of winners, with high earning potential, and can get Grade 1 winners. He proved his class as a racehorse and, being a Blushing Groom line stallion out of a *Turn-to line mare, offers breeders a pedigree free of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector.”
At the sales, ORIENTATE’s 2-year-olds in training averaged $123,167 in 2012, including a $450,000 colt, a session topper at Ocala Breeders Sales’ Company in April.
Won At 3
Indiana Derby ($300,000, 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.22, by 3 ¼, defeating Saratoga Games, Trion Georgia, X Country, Keats, San Pedro, Free of Love, etc.).
Sir Beaufort S ($75,000, 1 mile, turf in 1:36.39, ETW, defeating Sigfreto, Blue Steller, Marine, Green Jaro, Gulchie, Irish Warrior, Smith And Western, etc.).
An allowance race at Saratoga ($43,000, 6 furlongs in 1:09.61, by 3 ¾, defeating Mount Intrepid, Evening Attire, Deferred Comp, Vino Solo, etc.).
A maiden special weight race at Saratoga ($41,000, 6 furlongs in 1:09.44, by 6 ½, dftg).
NAPA Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I, $1,000,000, 6 furlongs in 1:08.89, ETW, defeating Thunderello, Crafty C. T., Kona Gold, Kalookan Queen, Xtra Heat, Disturbingthepeace, Swept Overboard, Touch Tone, Bonapaw, Day Trader, Wake At Noon, etc.).
Forego H (gr. I, $250,000, 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.68, ETW, by 2 ¼, defeating Aldebaran, Multiple Choice, Squirtle Squirt, Silky Sweep, Explicit, Hook and Ladder, Saint Verre).
Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup S (gr. II, $250,000, 7 furlongs in 1:21.54, TW, defeating Aldebaran, Twilight Road, D’wildcat, Binthebest, Red’s Honor, etc.).
A. G. Vanderbilt H (gr. II, $200,000, 6 furlongs in 1:09.72, TW, defeating Say Florida Sandy, Multiple Choice, Late Carson, Beau’s Town, Texas Glitter).
Aristides H (gr. III, $100,000, 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.41, by 4 ½, defeating Binthebest, No Armistice, Bet On Sunshine, U. S. Jets).
Smile Sprint H ($400,000, 6 furlongs in 1:09.98, TW, by 6, defeating Echo Eddie, Crafty C. T., Built Up, Sweeping Smoke, Tour of the Cat, Junior Deputy).
2nd San Fernando Breeders’ Cup S (gr. II, 1 1/16 miles, to Western Pride, defeating Fancy As, Discreet Hero, Momentum, Bring Home Thegold, Sigfreto, Mo Mon, Stormin’ Heaven, Reef Diver).
© Bill Straus
|Orientate||Mt. Livermore||Blushing Groom||Red God|
|Flama Ardiente||Crimson Satan|
|Dream Team||Cox's Ridge||Best Turn|
1998, Dark Bay/Brown, Mt. Livermore-Dream Team, by Cox's Ridge
2013 STUD FEE: $5,000 Live Foal - Stand & Nurse
Stands at Northview Stallion Station - Chesapeake City, Maryland
Nominated to Breeders' Cup & Maryland Million, Ltd.