Northview Stallion Station

'Encouraging Start' as $500k Home Cooking Tops Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Opener

LEXINGTON, KY - The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale defied what has appeared in recent months to be a weakening sales market with a strong opening session in Lexington Monday. "It was a very encouraging start," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "There was lots of activity throughout the day, really from start to finish, at all level of horses and at all price ranges and all types of horses. Yearlings sold very well, mares in foal sold very well, broodmare prospects sold very well. The place was crowded very much...

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MGSW Endorsed, Half To Cody's Wish, Enters Stud At Northview Stallion Station

Endorsed (Medaglia d'Oro--Dance Card, by Tapit), the half-brother to Horse of the Year Cody's Wish (Curlin), will stand the 2024 breeding season in Maryland at Northview Stallion Station for a fee of $5,000, the farm announced Monday. The 8-year-old MGSW, who retired after an injury while in training towards the GI Pegasus World Cup, last started in the GIII Steve Sexton Mile and finished his career with earnings of $970,133 and a record of 36-7-8-5. "Endorsed has been on our radar for quite some time and we're thrilled to present...

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Irish War Cry Season Added to Maryland Stallion Season Auction

Northview Stallion Station's Irish War Cry has been added to the 2024 Maryland stallion season auction, per a press release from the Maryland Horse Foundation. The sale now includes no-guarantee seasons to 17 stallions. It opens Jan. 3 and will run until Jan. 7 with all proceeds benefitting the Maryland Horse Foundation, an organization chartered in 1988 to serve various educational and charitable needs within the Maryland horse industry. The online preview is available here.

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Ghostzapper Weanling Tops Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

A weanling colt by Ghostzapper (hip 29) brought the top price of the Fasig-Tipton December Mixed Sale Tuesday in Timonium when selling for $82,000 to Machmer Hall. The bay colt, bred in Maryland by Owen Kiernan and consigned by Northview Stallion Station, is the first foal out of the unraced Dance All Day (Exaggerator). The mare is a half-sister to 2021 Queen's Plate winner Safe Conduct (Bodemeister) and to stakes winner Dancing Duchess (Munnings). She RNA'd for $21,000 with this foal in utero at the 2023 Keeneland January sale. The...

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Northview Stallion Station Open House Saturday

Northview Stallion Station's stallion roster will be available for inspection during an open house Dec. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Chesapeake City, Maryland. The roster includes: Eclipticalspraline, Engage, Galawi (Ire), Golden Lad, Great Notion, Hoppertunity, Irish War Cry, Madefromlucky, True Valour and Uncle Lino.

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Racehorses Lead the Way at Fasig-Tipton December Sale

The top six sellers at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale Tuesday were all racehorses, led by the 3-year-old gelding Radical Right (First Samurai) (Hip 281), who brought $260,000 from Tom Kagele. The Richard Shultz homebred is a three-time winner and entered the sale off a second in the City of Laurel S. Nov. 26 for trainer Dale Capuano. He was consigned by Northview Stallion Station. Trainer Mike Maker was very active, purchasing four racehorses, including the second highest-priced offering Heldish (Great Notion) (Hip 243),...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Caps Big Year with December Sale Tuesday

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic concludes its 2022 calendar of auctions with the one-session December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale Tuesday at the Maryland Sate Fairgrounds in Timonium. Bidding for the first of 286 catalogued horses begins at 11 a.m. The auction opens with an offering of weanlings and broodmares and continues with a selection of yearlings before concluding with horses of racing age. "We have had a lot of interest," Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's sales director Paget Bennett said ahead of Tuesday's sale. "We have a bunch of weanlings by Kentucky sires...

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True Valour Retired to Northview

R. Larry Johnson's MGSW True Valour (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}--Sutton Veny {Ire}, by Acclamation {GB}) has been retired and will stand at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md. The Graham Motion trainee was last seen finishing second to dual Breeders' Cup winner Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) by just a head in the GIII Troy S. at Saratoga Aug. 5. The 8-year-old True Valour began his career in Ireland, where he captured the G3 Ballycorus S., and culminated in the U.S., where his wins included the GII City of Hope Mile...

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Northview Stallion Station Expansion Leads to Saratoga

After pinhooking success near its home base in Maryland last fall, Northview Stallion Station and the Golden family's Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds will look to keep the momentum going with a debut consignment of three horses at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale Monday. "It's been a goal of ours for several years to start consigning up here [in Saratoga]," explained Northview's David Wade. "We've had homebreds that have fit the Keeneland market and we've had homebreds that fit the Timonium market, but we were looking specifically for something to pinhook...

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Bandbox Yearling Named MHBA Champion

A Hillwood Stable homebred son of Bandbox was named grand champion of the 88th Maryland Horse Breeders' Association's Yearling Show, which was held at the Timonium Fairgrounds Sunday. The gray or roan colt is the third foal out of the Scrimshaw mare Dearie Be Good to win a class at the show--the colt's full-sister was reserve champion in 2018 and his half-sister by Great Notion was reserve champion in 2021. All are homebreds for Ellen Charles's Hillwood Stable, which also campaigned 2014 GIII General George H. winner Bandbox. Bandbox, who...

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Knicks Go Honored as Top Maryland-Bred of 2021

GI Breeders' Cup Classic winner Knicks Go (Paynter) was honored as 2021 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year during the fifth annual Renaissance Awards held virtually throughout the week of Feb. 28. The awards, which are a collaborative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Jockey Club, were presented through the MHBA's social media accounts. Also honored were champion 2-year-old male Joe (Declaration of War), champion 2-year-old filly Luna Belle (Great Notion), champion 3-year-old male Jaxon Traveler (Munnings), champion 3-year-old filly Street Lute (Street Magician),...

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Safalow's Mission Tops Fasig December Sale

A maiden juvenile colt named Safalow's Mission (Mission Impazible) (Hip 267) topped the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale Tuesday, bringing $130,000 from trainer Linda Rice, acting on behalf of Thelma and Louise Stable. "He was purchased for a new client, Thelma & Louise Stable," Rice said. "He is a very attractive horse. He is a half-brother to a filly that I trained, My Roxy Girl (Emcee), who has earned over $600,000 on the NYRA circuit. He ran well in both of his previous starts and...

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