Great Notion

Wanamaker's February Sale Catalogue Online

The 2024 Wanamaker's February Sale catalogue is available for viewing at Horses of racing age, open broodmares, in-foal broodmares, mares and foals and stallion seasons are all catalogued. Bidding opens at 8:00a.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 29, with the first listing set to close at 5:00p.m. Subsequent listings will close in three-minute increments.   Highlights of the catalogue include: A 2024 NG season to Great Notion, the leading Maryland sire six years running. Afleet Fairy (Afleet Express-Alozaina {Ire}), by Perugino), a 9-year-old broodmare with a Maryland-bred Friesian Fire filly...

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Catalog for Wanamaker's January Sale Online

The Wanamaker's January Sale catalog is now available online at The catalog features horses of racing age, open broodmares, in-foal broodmares, and stallion seasons. Bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. ET Wed. Jan. 24, with the first listing set to close at 5:00 p.m. Subsequent listings will close in three-minute increments. Detailed information on the buying process can be found at Highlights of the Catalog Include: - A 2024 NG season to Great Notion. Great Notion is the #1 Maryland sire six years running. - Luna Santa, a...

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The Week in Review: HBPA Tries to Derail HISA in Federal Court–But Also Wants Its Help in Arizona

If the saga over the supposedly pending sale of now-closed Turf Paradise was a soap opera, its title would surely be "AZ the World Turns." The state's racing is hanging in the balance amid an increasingly acrimonious long-term feud between the track's owner and horsemen, leading one trainer at last Thursday's Arizona Racing Commission meeting to liken the horse community's predicament to children "being used as pawns in a divorce battle" by vindictive parents on the verge of a nasty split. Although TDN's original story about that Oct. 12 commission...

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Homecoming Victory In Maryland Million Classic

A decade ago, trainer Jamie Ness claimed a filly named Parade of Colors for $5,000 at Laurel Park. She only ended up winning three lower-level races lifetime and only one for Ness, and when she retired at the end of 2012, Ness simply gave her away to breeder John Williamson III. But something about that filly resonated positively with Ness, and as he watched her offspring eventually reach the races as Maryland-breds, one in particular caught his eye: Ournationonparade, a son of Cal Nation, who won the 2019 Maryland Million...

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Northview Set for Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December

   Northview Stallion Station will be busy at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The consignment will offer nearly 50 head, including a 27-horse reduction of breeding stock for Joseph Besecker. Perhaps more importantly, the annual Midlantic sale will allow the Chesapeake City, Maryland-based farm the opportunity to show off stock from their growing stallion roster, including the first weanlings from Irish War Cry (Curlin) and Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday). "Our game is to bring the best we can for...

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Grand Slams for Great Notion, Sheldon Russell on MD Million Day

Great Notion, Maryland's annual leading sire by earnings since 2018, showcased the prowess of his progeny on the 35th Jim McKay Maryland Million program at Laurel Park Saturday by accounting for four of the eight winners of stakes carded for the offspring of stallions standing in Maryland. The grand slam marks the 11th consecutive year that Great Notion has sired at least one winner on Maryland Million day. Not to be outdone, jockey Sheldon Russell blasted home a quartet of winners as well, three of them in stakes. He captured...

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