Fairbanks Wins Keep Coming With 27 1/2-length Score

ListTicketFreshman sire Fairbanks' first crop runners continue to impress with their sire's third winner in less than a month when LIST TICKET dominated a full field on Oct. 11 at Laurel Park. The bay 2-year-old gelding exploded down the stretch in the one mile maiden test before easily running away with a whopping 27 1/2- length romp on the main track.

Bred in Maryland by internationally acclaimed performer Burt Bacharach, LIST TICKET is out of the Phone Trick mare Call Home Eileen and is trained by Richard Small for Country Roads, Ltd..

FAIRBANKS is the leading freshman sire in the Mid-Atlantic region. 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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Smarty Jones Filly Wins G1 in Singapore

BetterLife2Better Life, an Australian-born daughter of Smarty Jones stole the show in Singapore on October 7 with an emphatic victory in the G1 Kranji Mile against a high class field.

Better Life was sold as an Easter yearling in Sydney in 2010 for $150,000. She was bred by Jananth Pty Ltd and offered in the Torryburn Stud draft.

She was conceived in the northern hemisphere before her dam Quiet Life was transported to Australia carrying the future G1 winner in-utero.

Quiet Life has since produced a filly and colt by Bernardini and has a yearling filly on the ground by High Chaparral.

Better Life  took her record to five wins and two seconds from just nine starts for earnings of S$519,395 for the Suzuka Racing Stable.


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Northview Sales Division Is Hopping

Wade SmallTwenty-six offered, 25 sold – Sales Division Manager David Wade and the NORTHVIEW SALES DIVISION crew were busy at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s Eastern Fall Yearling sale held in Timonium on Oct. 1. “We sold to trainers, we sold to end users, we sold to pinhookers. We had a few foreign buyers,” said Wade. “There seemed to be buyers for every level of horse that was at the sale.”

The consignment grossed $420,900, with the top price a Maryland-bred Lemon Drop Kid colt bred and sold by Richard Golden’s Sycamore Hall Farm LLC. Agent Tom Foley paid $75,000 on behalf of James McIngvale for the half-brother to Maryland Million Ladies winner LOVE’S BLUSH. “A nice, big colt, with a lot of range to him, correct, a big walk – he looked like what you’d expect to find from a Lemon Drop Kid,” said Wade.

“I had a half of dozen people come up to me and express their joy at what looks to be a revival of the Maryland-bred program,” added Wade. “I’ve had sales in the past couple of years where people would come up and say ‘just show me all of your Pennsylvania-breds, or just show me all your New York-breds. I didn’t have that this year.”

The consignment was larger than Wade has had in recent years. “We’re starting to pick up more clients,” said the longtime horseman. “A lot of that is due to (Bloodstock Manager) Carl McEntee being added onto to the Northview staff. And we’re starting to get better horses in the consignment, which is a good sign.

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A New Two-Year-Old Stakes Winner For Jump Start

LadystarturengineRay Trisler's Ladystarturengine bested a full-field of sprinters in the $84,000 City of Anderson Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Hoosier Park on October 6th.

Covering the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.72, Ladystarturengine finished 1 3/4 lengths in front of favorite Blade's Edge on Hoosier Derby Day which is the Indiana track's feature day of racing.

The Jump Start filly out of the Touch Gold dam Golden Penny has now won 2-of-5 lifetime starts, and has not finished out of the money in any of her starts.

JUMP START is the leading sire in the Northeast in 2012 by number of stakes winners (nine including this win), and his runners have earned more than $3.4 million this year. The son of A.P. INDY has 30 career stakes winners and lifetime progeny earnings in excess of $24 million.

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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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