Kudos to Not For Love grandson California Chrome, winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby! Lion Hearted grandson Commanding Curve completes Derby exacta
The first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs proved a showcase for Northview Broodmare Sire Power, as Derby favorite California Chrome, out of the Not For Love mare Love the Chase, cruised home to win by an eased up one and three-quarter lengths, with Commanding Curve, out of the Lion Hearted mare Mother, closing best of the other 18 starters to finish a rousing second in the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Not For Love is the broodmare sire of five stakes winners this year, more than the likes of Gone West, Unbridled, Deputy Minister and Giant's Causeway, and he ranks fifth among the nation's broodmare sires by earnings. The Mid-Atlantic region's all-time leading sire by stakes horses, Not For Love is now the grandsire of the Derby winner. Classic lines, classic results, that's Not For Love!Add a comment Add a comment
A Pennsylvania-bred JUMP START filly, a mid-May foal, turned in an impressive pre-sale work, and continued to impress buyers when sold for $160,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training on Wednesday, April 23. Alex and JoAnn Lieblong purchased the filly out of the Dayjur mare Taanis, who is also the dam of graded stakes-placed Jockey Ridge. The family includes group winner Muqtarib.
The filly, from the second Pennsylvania-sired crop of JUMP START, is one of eight six-figure juveniles by the son of A.P. Indy to have sold over the years. Twenty-three of his sales juveniles were fillies, who have averaged more than $80,000!
The sire of 69 stakes horses in his first eight crops to race, JUMP START has gotten off to a fantastic start with his Pennsylvania-sired crops. The first, now 3-year-olds, has yielded four stakes horses this year, including Gulfstream Park stakes winner JUST CALL KENNY and Parx stakes winner ELEVATED, as well as 2-year-old graded stakes-winning filly MISS BEHAVIOUR.Add a comment Add a comment
Northview Stallion Station's E Dubai and Jump Start, the top two active Mid-Atlantic sires in 2013, are back in the region and ready for the upcoming breeding season. E Dubai has taken up residence in his new home at the Maryland division, and Jump Start returns to Northview PA.
Having stood the Southern Hemisphere season in Argentina last fall, the leading sires were delayed in their return by travel setbacks. Both are now available for inspection: E Dubai in Chesapeake City and Jump Start in Peach Bottom.Add a comment Add a comment
Somewhat overlooked in his first start of the year, FORDUBAI was always in contention in the $100,000 Louisiana H. at Fair Grounds on Jan. 18, and charged for home to capture his second career stakes win in stellar fashion, earning a 103 Beyer Speed Figure while completing the mile and a sixteenth in 1:43.37. A little over a length back was JUMP START’s millionaire son PRAYER FOR RELIEF.
Bred and owned by Jim Tafel, FORDUBAI has now won five of his 11 career starts, for earnings of $327,452. A stakes winner and graded
stakes-placed at 3, he has now won on the turf, all-weather and dirt.
E DUBAI has been a sire of diversity - from Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Desert Code to graded/group winning milers to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned. The sire of 33 stakes winners in his first seven crops to race, E DUBAI was the nation’s leading sire standing outside of Kentucky in 2012 and the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading active sire in 2013. A tremendous value, right here in the Mid-Atlantic region - definitely not to be overlooked!