Jump Start Filly Dominates Iroquois S. By 9 1/4-lengths

WilletThrough the first half-mile mile of Saturday’s $150,000 Iroquois Stakes, Willet appeared to be struggling over the sealed muddy Belmont Park surface.

Thankfully, there were still three furlongs remaining to run.

Approaching the quarter pole, Willet began to find her stride and after being tipped four wide by jockey Rajiv Maragh turning for home, Willet stormed home to win the Iroquois by 9 1/4 lengths.

Miss Valentine won a three-way battle for second by a nose over Lady On the Run, who got third by a nose over Beautiful But Blue. Risky Rachel, Great Gracie Dane, Agave Princess, the 8-5 favorite, and Guyana Princess, completed the order of finish.

The win was the fourth from seven starts and first in a stakes for Willet, a 4-year-old daughter of Jump Start owned by Jimmy Iselin, Charlotte Assoulin and Eli Gindi and trained by Iselin.

Iselin, who purchased Willet from the estate of her breeder, Michael T. Martin - who Iselin said was one of his best friends - always was high on Willet, but the filly was at times difficult mentally.

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JUMP START Juveniles Are On The GO!

JumpAndGoMaking his stakes debut, JUMP START’s 2-year-old son JUMP AND GO was easily the best in the $80,000 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile S. at Remington Park on Friday, Oct. 19, winning by a widening 3 1/2 lengths while defeating 10 rivals going six furlongs. It was the second win in a row for Beverly Lewis’s juvenile, who flew home nearly 6 lengths on top in September. Trained by Don Von Hemel, JUMP AND GO now has two wins and two seconds in five starts, with earnings of $79,995.

JUMP START now has three stakes-winning juveniles from his four winners this year! He is tied for second in the nation by number of 2-year-old stakes winners and has the highest percentage of stakes winners per starters among this year’s 2-year-old sires (three or more starters). Add a comment Add a comment



lomNorthview PA’s LOVE OF MONEY, one of the leading third-crop sires in the Northeast, died in early October from natural causes. The son of Not For Love was 11.

In his first three crops to race, the oldest now 4, LOVE OF MONEY has sired five stakes horses from 50 starters, led by graded stakes-winning juvenile JACK’S IN THE DECK. Winner of 2011 Futurity S.-G2 at Belmont Park in just his second start, JACK’S IN THE DECK has a record of 9-3-2-1 and earnings of $214,010. He was named 2011 Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old male.

Another champion for LOVE OF MONEY is WANGANUI, who earned the National Steeplechase Association’s 2011 champion 3-year-old hurdle horse title after winning two stakes races in his only two starts over jumps last season. On the board in seven of his nine career outings, WANGANUI has earned $69,204.

LOVE OF MONEY is also the sire of Coach Fridge, Bumpy Road and Love Those Boots, all stakes-placed runners at 2. More than a third of LOVE OF MONEY’s nearly $1.5 million in lifetime progeny earnings was won by his juvenile runners.

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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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