Northview Stallion Station

Fly On Angel Tops Midlantic Sale

Fly On Angel (Palace Malice) (hip 280), winner of the Aug. 28 GIII Charles Town Oaks, topped Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale when bringing a final bid of $195,000 from Cypress Creek, LLC. The 3-year-old filly was consigned by Northview Stallion Station on behalf of Joseph Besecker, who had claimed her for $50,000 out of a winning effort at Parx Aug. 10. "I had followed this horse for a while after Clovis Crane consigned her and he had tried to get me to buy her as a baby, but...

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Fazio Named Forever Spring Farm Manager

Timothy Fazio has been named farm manager at Forever Spring Farms, David Williams's Thoroughbred boarding and breeding facility in Danville, Kentucky. Fazio previously worked at Northview Stallions. During his tenure at that Penmsylvania farm, his various positions included general oversight of broodmares and stallions, as well as pedigree analysis.

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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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Wellbourne Farms Takes Charge of Northview PA Property

Wellbourne Farms has taken charge of the former Northview PA farm and the Lancaster property will continue to offer stallion and broodmare services to the region, according to a release from Northview Stallion Station. "We are thrilled that the farm will remain a breeding operation," said Northview Stallion Station general manager David Wade. "We've assured Wellbourne Farms that we will support them and do whatever we can to help them during and beyond the transition." Northview, which established the Pennsylvania farm in 2009, announced in May that it was consolidating...

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In a Tough Year, Another Bad Week for Pennsylvania Racing

The Week in Review, by Bill Finley Down to 12 horses and with no income coming in since Parx stopped racing after a Mar. 10 card, trainer Mike Catalano has a simple request. "I just want to go back to living," he said. To Catalano, that means having a full barn of horses, racing four days a week and being able to put food on his table. It may not happen any time soon. Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf maintained that racetracks should be in the same category as...

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Northview Stallion Station to Consolidate Operation, Sell Pennsylvania Division

Northview Stallion Station announced Monday that it plans to close its Pennsylvania operation and operate solely in Maryland. Northview is the leading breeder in Pennsylvania, where the future of the racing and breeding industries are uncertain after Gov. Tom Wolf announced his intentions in February to divert $200 million from Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund to a program that would create scholarships for Pennsylvania residents applying to colleges in the state. But Northview General Manager/Director of Sales David Wade said the decision to close the Pennsylvania operation had nothing to...

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First Foal for Irish War Cry a Colt

The first foal by Northview Stallion Station's Irish War Cry (Curlin--Irish Sovereign, by Polish Numbers) was born the evening of Feb. 12 at Blackstone Farm in Pennsylvania when Danu (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) delivered a chestnut colt. She is the second foal for her dam, who is herself out of a half-sister to champion juvenile Action This Day (Kris S.). "From all reports he's a big-boned, strapping colt," said Martin Somers of High Kings Racing, who purchased Danu as a yearling in 2015. "This is our first time breeding and...

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First Foal for Hoppertunity

MGISW Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday--Refugee, by Unaccounted For) has his first foal on the ground. The bay filly was born Jan. 14 at Peter Alafoginis's farm in Lawrenceville in north central Pennsylvania. Bred by Rick Molineaux, she is out of stakes-winning Rhythm in Shoes (by Rhythm), and is a half-sister to seven winners. Hoppertunity stands his second season at Northview Stallion Station PA for $5,000 live foal, payable when the foal stands and nurses.

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