Northview sires With Five MD Million Day Winners

MDMillionNot For Love extended his leading sire total with two winners on the 2012 MM Day card as Not Abroad took title to the day's richest race, the MM Classic, and Classy Coco kicked off the day in the MM Lassie.

Other winners were sired by the late Two Punch, whose daughter Bold Affair destroyed the field in the Distaff; Great Notion, with sensational 3-year-old filly Jazzy Idea in the Oaks; and Dance With Ravens, whose daughter Motherload Hipster took the Distaff Starter.

Fifteen Northview sired runners finished third or better on the 11-race card.

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Great Notion Yearling Brings $85,000 at Timonium

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PHLASH PHELPS, a bay colt by GREAT NOTION out of the NOT FOR LOVE mare Love Me Twice, brought the hammer down for $85,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale on Monday, October 1 at Timonium.

Purchased by Rodney Jenkins for Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable, the Maryland-bred colt, named for radio personality Phlash Phelps, is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed ACTION ANDY, winner of $256,470. The colt was consigned by Sally Thomas, agent, for breeder Carol Kaye.

A total of 19 yearlings by Northview sires brought more than this year’s sale average ($22,341), including those by NOT FOR LOVE (seven), JUMP START (six), TWO PUNCH (four) and SMARTY JONES (one). With an average of $36,857, NOT FOR LOVE ranked third among the sale’s leading sires (three or more sold). Topping the seven NOT FOR LOVE yearlings were two Maryland-bred colts who brought $60,000. Lambholm, agent, bought a half-brother to Concealed Identity, out of stakes winner Richetta (by Polish Numbers), consigned by Becky Davis, Inc., agent. And the second foal out of Howaya Lily (by Silver Deputy) from the family of champion Gilded Time, was purchased by Al Gold/Gene Parrotta, agent. Vinery Sales, agent III was the consignor.

A Pennsylvania-bred JUMP START colt out of Taanis (by Dayjur), from the consignment of Gum Tree Stables LLC, Dapple Stud, agent, sold for $60,000 to Richard Nicolai.

 

 

 

 

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A New Stakes Winner For Dance With Ravens

BayonneRising through the ranks, BAYONNE made her stakes debut a winning one, as the 4-year-old filly by DANCE WITH RAVENS came from off the pace to run down the leaders and capture the $70,000 Pink Ribbon Stakes for fillies and mares at Charles Town on Sept. 22.

It was the third straight win for BAYONNE since she returned from a two-month layoff in mid-July. Trained by Jeffrey Cramer for Cramer Racing, BAYONNE completed seven furlongs in 1:25.40 in winning for the seventh time in 17 starts. The former claimer has been wonderfully consistent throughout her career, hitting the board seven additional times and has been worse than fourth only once in the past two years.

Bred in Maryland by Dark Hollow Farm and Herringswell Stables, BAYONNE is a half-sister to two stakes winners – NOT FOR LOVE’s son EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH, and TWO PUNCH’s son STORM PUNCH.

DANCE WITH RAVENS is Maryland’s second-leading sire and sixth-ranked in the Mid-Atlantic region, with progeny earnings fast approaching $3 million in 2012. From his first four crops to race, he is the sire of seven stakes winners – six this year! And his incredibly hard-knocking runners include Charmingmegan, winner of four straight and six of 12 for the year.

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Second Winner In A Week For Fairbanks

AwesomeDevineFreshman sire FAIRBANKS scored his second winner in less than a week when two-year-old colt AWESOME DEVINE posted a dominating 4-length win at Delaware Park on Sept 22.

The Maryland-bred AWESOME DEVINE is out of the Awesome Again mare Formalities Aside and is owned by Florence Patitucci. He covered the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.10 for trainer Juan Vazquez. 

The win comes on the heels of GOLDEN HEART CITY's maiden win at Parx on Sept. 17.

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Freshman Sire Fairbanks Gets First Winner

GoldenHeartCity 09-17-12 001FAIRBANKS, who took the region by storm when he entered stud at Northview PA in 2009, got his first winner in his first crop with GOLDEN HEART CITY’s victory at Parx Racing on Monday, Sept. 17. The bay 2-year-old filly pushed the early leader in the six-furlong maiden race before drawing clear late to win by a length and a quarter on the main track; it was another 15 lengths back to the third place finisher!

Bred in Pennsylvania by Michael Rainier out of the Forty Niner mare Option Contract, GOLDEN HEART CITY, a May 29 foal, earned $28,520 for owner CJZ Racing Stable.

FAIRBANKS is the leading freshman sire in the Mid-Atlantic region with progeny earnings of nearly $82,000. The son of Giant’s Causeway, unraced at 2, proved a monster when the races got longer, getting six wins, all at distances greater than a mile, including the 1 1/4-mile Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap-G2 and 1 1/8-mile Tokyo City Handicap-G3. His average winning margin was more than four and a half lengths. Also Grade 1 stakes-placed, FAIRBANKS earned $879,768 during his career.

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Winning down under – E DUBAI’s daughter DUBAI BELLE

DubaiBelleNew Zealand mare DUBAI BELLE turned back a large field of talented milers in the Group 3 Merial Ancare Metric Mile at her home course of Awapuni on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Trained by Tony Bambry, 5-year-old DUBAI BELLE got her sixth career win by turning back Amberio to take the stakes by a head. It was the first stakes win for her trainer, as well as her owner/breeder, Robin Hapi. “She’s a quality mare and always showed us she was capable of winning a race like this,” said Bambry. “I think she’s got a big future. And Robert Hannam rode a great race.”

Bambry said the immediate plan for Dubai Belle would be a trip to Hawera for the Group 3 Taranaki Breeders’ S. on Oct. 13.

E DUBAI stood five seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, and two of his 15 career graded/group winners have come down under. E DUBAI has six stakes winners in 2012, three of them in graded/group company, led by Grade 1 winner FORT LARNED, winner of the Whitney Invitational H.-G1 in August, and Honeymoon H.-G2 winner MY GI GI. The top-ranked sire in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2012, E DUBAI has seasonal earnings in excess of $4 million through mid-September.

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