Those of us who are looking for global domination in the thoroughbred industry then look no further as Northview Pennsylvania is open for sale.
The US Mid-Atlantic leader Northview Stallion Station is concentrating on its Maryland division, and selling off its Pennsylvania farm under the successful banner of ‘Where Bright Futures Begin.’
“Pennsylvania has a strong racing and breeding industry that we are certain will continue to grow and prosper,” stated Northview general manager David Wade and vice president Michael Golden.
“We have strived to offer Mid-Atlantic breeders some of the best stallions and services in the region. It will continue to operate normally, with no changes to the 2020 breeding season.”
“While there is no guarantee the individual or group will purchase the farm, with the intentions of carrying on our vision, we certainly hope that is the case.”
Known as Northview PA, it currently stands the multiple Gr1 performer Hoppertunity whose first foals are of this season, first-season sires Peace and Justice and Uncle Lino and foundation sire Medallist.
Built from the ground up by Amish craftsmen Northview PA was opened for the 2009 Breeding Season with Saratoga Special winner Jump Start being a leading Mid-Atlantic sire for almost a decade.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones stood at Northview PA for three seasons from 2014, and with Lil E Tee, are the only Pennsylvania breds to win the Run for The Roses.
Standing on 180 acres outside the picturesque township of Peach Bottom in Lancaster County, Northview PA neighbours the Maryland state boarder, and the famous colonial Mason-Dixon Line.
Northview Stallion Station in Maryland was established by Richard Golden, Tom Bowman and the late Allaire du Pont when Winfields Farm Maryland abruptly ceased operations in August 1988.
Operating under the spirt of the legendary Northern Dancer, Northview took over parts of Winfields Farm outside Chesapeake City, with Northern Dancer retiring in 1987, and died aged 29 in 1990.
Northern Dancer originally retired to his place of birth at Winfields Farm in Ontario Canada, at a fee of $10,000 in being the US Champion 3Y0 Colt and Canadian Horse of The Year.
With his first crops being so successful he was transferred in 1969 to Winfields Farm in Maryland to gain access to top quality mares and becoming one of the most successful sires of all times.
At Winfields Maryland Northern Dancer’s stud fee rose from $15,000 live foal in 1969, to $50,000 in 1978, and rapidly from $100,000 in 1980 to $500,000 in 1984. Later one fee sold for $1m at auction.
In adding the Gr1 winner Waquoit to the popular Westfields inherited sires Caveat, Smarten and Two Punch, Northview met with immediate success with its stallion servicing over 600 mares annually.
All four stallions achieving a higher than 90 percent conception rate in 1989, the same year Smarten became leading Mid-Atlantic sire, and later siring Classy ‘n Smart to be Canadian Champion Filly.
In originally occupying the 116 acre Northview annex of Westfields Farm, Northview moved into Westfields Stallion Division in 1991, occupying the head quarter’s barns and paddocks.
Since 1989 Northview stallions have been Maryland champion sires 21 times, including Maryland Stallion of The Year in 14 of the past 15 years.
Mr Prospector’s son Not For Love held Maryland sires title for 14 consecutive years, with his 10 year Maryland Sire of The Year reign being taken over by Northview stable-mate Great Notion who has been Maryland Sire of The Year annually since 2016.
However, it was the Wood Memorial winner Private Terms who launched his career by siring Gr1 millionaire’s Soul of The Matter and Afternoon Deelites his first 1991, 1992 foal crops at Northview.
This immediate success of Private Term led Northview into Kentucky, and the acquisition of stallion prospects has been a continual, and a key factor in Northview’s success.
Great Notion was again Maryland’s leading sire of 2019, with Bandbox and Redeemed both finished in the top 10 on the State’s general sire list last year,
Golden Lad was Maryland’s Leading Freshman in 2019, Madefromlucky has his first yearlings, with Irish War Cry having his first foals on the ground.
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