Leading Mid-Atlantic Sire Jump Start Dead at 20

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Jump Start | Northview Stallions

Northview Stallions' Jump Start (A.P. Indy–Steady Cat, by Storm Cat), the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized Sunday morning at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis, Northview announced Monday. The dark bay was 20.

Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa., for $10,000 live foal, the most expensive stallion in the region, Jump Start sired 69 stakes winners and 24 graded/group winners since launching his stud career in 2003 at his birthplace, Overbrook Farm in Kentucky. He sired three millionaires–GISW Rail Trip and MGSWs Prayer for Relief and Pants On Fire. Sent to Argentina for seven breeding seasons through the mid-2010s, Jump Start also sired three South American champions: 2014 Argentinian Horse of the year Idolo Porteno (Arg), Uruguay's 2017 champion 3-year-old filly and older mare Sexy Reasons (Arg) and Argentina's 2-year-old filly champion of 2015 Seresta.

Trained by D. Wayne Lukas for his breeder, William T. Young, Jump Start won the GII Saratoga Special S. as a juvenile and finished second in the GI Champagne S. He was retired with a condylar fracture of his left front cannon bone after an off-the-board finish in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile and finished his racing career with a record of 5-2-1-0 and earnings of $221,265.

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