E DUBAI son FORDUBAI starts off year in grand style!

LouisanaSomewhat 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!

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JUMP START 3-year-old JUST CALL KENNY spectacular in Spectacular Bid

KennyJUST CALL KENNY, making his third career start and first in stakes company when an allowance race didn’t fill, produced a spectacular rally to capture the $100,000 Spectacular Bid S. going away at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Jan. 4. The 3-year-old son of JUMP START, totally overlooked at nearly 20-1 in the field of six, scored by two and a quarter lengths while stopping the clock in 1:10.58 for six furlongs.

Breaking slowly and well back while last in the early going under Joe Bravo, JUST CALL KENNY shot to the front with a powerful move along the rail, flying past graded stakes horses Corfu, Hollywood Talent and hot prospects Trail Blaze and C. Zee. “This horse has really had a lot of talent all along,” said Bravo.

Trained by Patrick McBurney for ABL Stable, Bossone, Cahill, Donnely and Phantom House Farm, JUST CALL KENNY recorded his second win after taking his debut last August at Monmouth Park by three lengths. He was bred in Virginia by Althea Richards out of the Green Dancer mare Green Jeans. Add a comment Add a comment


Introducing New Director of Bloodstock Paul O’Loughlin

Paul2Meet Paul O’Loughlin, the newest member of the Northview team, who takes over as Director of Bloodstock starting in January. The Irish-born horseman, 45, offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business.

Irish-born horseman Paul O’Loughlin offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business.

Growing up on the Emerald Isle, O’Loughlin began working with horses as a teenager and was soon around many of the finest Thoroughbreds in Ireland with Meadow Court Studs. Located in The Curragh, the farm boasts a stellar broodmare band and sends top-quality yearlings to the sales.

In addition to being with Meadow Court for about 25 years, O’Loughlin spent more than a year with Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky, from breeding season to sales season. He moved to Pennsylvania this past decade and had a helping hand in the start up of Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg.
O’Loughlin has made numerous cross-Atlantic trips to England and Ireland, working sales in Europe and putting “people with horses.”

In 2012, he assisted in preparing sales yearlings for Clearsky Farms, including future 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile S.-G1 New Year’s Day.

Handling and managing breeding stock, sales yearlings. . . selecting matings. . . buying and selling horses—he’s done it all.

“To be named Director of Bloodstock is an extreme honor given the stature and rich tradition of the region’s premier Thoroughbred breeding facilities,” said O’Loughlin. “Breeders can always feel they can receive an exceptional value on our list of premier stallions—that starts with communication about the various outstanding options and choosing just the right one for that individual breeder."

“I look forward to getting to know all our existing clients and introducing new breeders to the exceptional line of stallions standing here for the 2014 season. The team at Northview comprises of a hardworking, dedicated group of people who continuously strive for excellence and I am delighted to become part of that team.”

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SMARTY JONES newest stakes winner is dashing JONESY BOY!

jonesy boy2Dashing through the snow at Aqueduct on Saturday, Dec. 14 was SMARTY JONES’s 4-year-old son JONESY BOY, who rallied from last to nail down the one and an eighth-mile $100,000 Queens County S. in the final strides. The lightly-raced colt owned by George and Lori Hall and trained by Kelly J. Breen scored for the second time in two outings for the year - never worse than second in six career starts, he has now earned $151,330.

JONESY BOY is the latest of a long line of impressive runners in 2013 for SMARTY JONES, who has nine stakes winners for the year through mid-December. SMARTY JONES stakes winners have been sensational around the world - CENTRALINTELIGENCE taking the Gr. 1 Triple Bend H. at Hollywood Park; BETTER LIFE winning the Gr. 1 Singapore Derby in Singapore; NIKKIS SMARTYPANTS scoring the Royal North S.-G3 at Woodbine. . . plus stakes success at Aqueduct and Laurel, Turf Paradise and Sunland Park.

SMARTY JONES’s runners consistently put up sensational numbers: progeny earnings of $5 million-plus from 2010 to 2012, and fast approaching that total in 2013; more than 78 percent winners from starters lifetime, average earnings per runner approaching $86,000, 16 percent stakes horses per starters! Smart money rides with SMARTY JONES!

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SILVER TRAIN’s NEVADA KID runs Jewel of a race

NevadaKidLeading the field at every call, NEVADA KID captured the the $200,000 Jewel Stakes, the richest race on Claiming Crown Day at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, by more than two lengths. The 4-year-old son of SILVER TRAIN owned by Hurricane Boys and Richard C. Pell and trained by Nick Zito boosted his career earnings to $278,935 from 18 career starts.

NEVADA KID became eligible for the Claiming Crown by racing for a $30,000 claiming tag on Dec. 27, 2012. He won that race, and in 10 starts prior to the Claiming Crown this year, he hit the board six times. Sent off as the Jewel’s fourth choice in the field of 10, the Kentucky-bred dictated the pace in the one and an eighth mile test before spurting clear at the head of the stretch.

SILVER TRAIN is the sire of four stakes winners, and 14 stakes horses, in 2013, and has progeny earnings in excess of $3.3 million. He is Pennsylvania’s current leading active sire by number of winners, with 97, and lifetime three out of four of his runners are winners.

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Graded stakes-winning sprinter BUFFUM retired to Northview Stallion Station

Buffum285The fastest of Bernardini’s sons to retire to stud, BUFFUM will stand the 2014 season at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. A million-dollar sales yearling, 5-year-old BUFFUM hails from the incredible speed family of champion sprinters Gold Beauty and Dayjur. His stud fee has been set at $3,500.

“Buffum was pure class. He had so much natural speed and is the fastest Bernardini I have ever trained,” commented trainer Tom Albertrani.

Retired sound from racing, BUFFUM won Belmont Park’s Bold Ruler Handicap-G3 going gate-to-wire while completing seven furlongs in 1:21.68. A winner in his debut at 2, a Belmont Park maiden special weight at one mile, he recorded three triple-digit Beyer figures during a career of four wins and a second in 11 starts, earning $261,550.

A member of one of racing’s most dynamic families, BUFFUM is out of stakes-winning Storm Beauty, a Storm Cat half-sister to champion sprinter Gold Beauty and the dam of six sales yearlings sold for an average of more than $650,000. Purchased at Saratoga for $1.2 million by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, BUFFUM is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Stormy West and stakes-placed runners Value Stream and Renaissance Lady. Found under his second dam, stakes winner Stick to Beauty, is Hall of Famer Sky Beauty, Grade 1-winning millionaires Point of Entry, Tale of Ekati and Pleasant Home, Saratoga Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky and Pine Island, and dozens of other stakes winners.

BUFFUM will be available for inspection at Northview Stallion Station beginning November 18th.

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