The hottest roster in the Mid-Atlantic region will be on display two different weekends when Northview PA hosts an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 17 in Peach Bottom, and Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., opens its doors for an encore on Sunday, Jan. 25. Light fare and refreshments will be available at both events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The region’s 2014 leading active sire, JUMP START, and active 2-year-old sire, BULLSBAY, stand at Northview PA. JUMP START enters 2015 off his best year ever, with the earners of nearly $6 million worldwide and 10 stakes winners, three graded, two G1 winners!
BULLSBAY was not only the leading freshman sire in the region, but with his first modest-sized crop of 23 foals, he ranked first among all Mid-Atlantic active sires! Half of his winners were stakes horses, including stakes-winning $161,620-earner MISS BULLISTIC.
And there is so much more at Northview PA. Standing his second season is the most popular first-year sire of 2014, EL PADRINO. . . SMARTY JONES, who needs no introduction, after another sensational season as the sire of 13 stakes horses, including G1 winner SMART D N A and multiple GSW CARY STREET. . . FAIRBANKS, ranked in the top 10 nationally among leading third-crop sires. . . and MEDALLIST, one of the region’s best sources of winners!
An added bonus will be the chance to see NORTHVIEW’s most recent addition, BANDBOX. The graded stakes-winning son of leading sire TAPIT will travel from the Maryland division just for the show.Add a comment Add a comment
The first runners by BULLSBAY put on quite a show in 2014. Two stakes performers. . . debut maiden special weight winners at Saratoga and Laurel. . . combined earnings of $357,325 (an average of nearly $40,000 per runner). With his modest-sized first crop of 23 foals, BULLSBAY was the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading active 2-year-old sire of 2014!
BULLSBAY’s first crop wrapped up its initial season with stellar performances in December.
• His daughter and leading earner MISS BULLISTIC finished second in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship on Dec. 26 after capturing the Selima S. and Donna Freyer S. earlier in the fall. A leading candidate for Maryland-bred 2-year-old filly championship honors, she earned $161,620.
• Bullheaded Boy, a winner first time out at Saratoga, was four-times stakes-placed from August through December in five stakes starts. In his most recent outing, Bullheaded Boy finished second in Aqueduct’s Damon Runyon S. on Dec. 14.
• Last Confession made his debut on Dec. 20 at Laurel Park a winning one after a gritty stretch battle to the wire in the 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight.
The offspring of BULLSBAY have displayed the same determination and grit as their sire, a Gr. 1 winner of nearly $1 million. From a family of precocious runners, BULLSBAY is the latest son of emerging sire of sires TIZNOW to make his mark on the leading sires lists. And it’s only the beginning!Add a comment Add a comment
From the moment his first runner stepped onto the track, LION HEARTED has been a sensational 2-year-old sire. He was the top freshman sire of 2004 and is a two-time Maryland 2-year-old sire leader, most recently in 2014!
LION HEARTED’s 21st stakes winner, SPOTTED HEART, sprung away from her rivals to take the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S. at Laurel Park on Friday, Dec. 26. Bred by Charles and Cynthia McGinnes, the filly owned by Copper Penny Stables and trained by Mark Shuman is one of seven juvenile winners of 2014 for her sire, who leads the 2014 Maryland juvenile sires lists by earnings and number of winners.
One-third of LION HEARTED’s 42 lifetime stakes performers won or placed in stakes at 2, among them ROARING LION, who not only captured the Maryland Juvenile Championship at 2, but was a stakes star through age 7; ASPENGLOW, a stakes winner each year she competed from 2 to 4; Maryland Million Lassie winners LIL KIARA and HEAR US ROAR and Maryland Million Nursery winner CREVE COEUR; and his very first winner and stakes winner, CHOCOLATE BROWN, victress of Belmont’s Fashion S. for her second win in as many starts by June of her 2-year-old season. CHOCOLATE BROWN has since become a juvenile stakes-producing broodmare.
LION HEARTED - more than a decade of juvenile success!
With back-to-back Group 1 wins in Argentina this fall, IDOLO PORTENO has become the talk of South America, and leaps up as a major contender for Argentinean Horse of the Year. The 4-year-old distance-lover is the second Group 1 winner for JUMP START in Argentina in the past six months, joining top miler LIVINGSTONE among the country’s elite.
IDOLO PORTENO won the famed Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini-G1 on Dec. 13 at Hipodromo San Isidro by an impressive four lengths over last year’s winner and 2013 Argentine Horse of the Year Soy Carambolo, getting the mile and a half over the turf in a snappy 2:28.11. In his previous start he captured his first Group 1 race, the Gran Premio Dardo Rocha, at Hippodrome de La Plata on Nov. 19 by an eyecatching five lengths on the main track, also at one and a half miles. The Thoroughbred Daily News reports that “Idolo Porteno could potentially be sent up North and be aimed at an international campaign with Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally in Southern California.”
JUMP START has five crops of racing age in the Southern Hemisphere. Adding in his stakes performers from those crops, he is the sire of 43 stakes winners, 12 of them graded/group winners, and 33 additional stakes-placed runners. In addition to his Southern Hemisphere Group 1 performers, his Grade 1 runners in 2014 include Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 third-place finisher PANTS ON FIRE, top 3-year-old sprint filly and Grade 1 Test S.-placed MISS BEHAVIOUR, Woodward S.-G1-placed millionaire PRAYER FOR RELIEF, and Ballerina S.-G1-placed WILLET. Add a comment Add a comment