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Featured Farm - Northview Stallion Station


A horse standing in a misty field

Kentucky is often referred to as the “Thoroughbred Capital of the World.” However, great horses can be born and bred anywhere. Racing legend and Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born and first saddled up as a yearling in Virginia. Today, the Mid-Atlantic region is home to top class stallions at Northview Stallion Station.

Opening its doors in 1989, Northview Stallion Station has been a leader in the Maryland horse industry from day one. After Windfields Farm’s abruptly went out of business, Richard Golden, Tom Bowman and the late Allaire DuPont came together to purchase the site where Windfields Farm’s Maryland Division operated. Along with the land Northview acquired three of Windfields’ top sires, Caveat, Smarten and Two Punch. Waquoit was also purchased by Northview following a successful $1.9 million racing career.

Success came quickly as Northview’s stallion roster had conception rates higher than 90%. Within two years, Northview relocated to the old Windfields’ Northview Annex, where Windfields Stallion Division had been based. It soon became clear Northview had accomplished its mission, ensuring that the Chesapeake City, MD area would continue to be a center for world-class Thoroughbred breeding.

Fast forward to 2009, Northview saw an opportunity to expand to Pennsylvania after the state passed the slot gaming bill, resulting in larger purses at racetracks and bigger breeder awards. Although located in two different states Northview PA and Northview MD offer the same services to their customers including standing stallions at each barn, sales prep, and foaling out services. Through these two locations Northview is able to provide its customers with some of the best stallions, six in Maryland and five in Pennsylvania, available in the region outside of Kentucky. In fact Northview has stood the leading sire in Maryland for the past 19 years.

According to David Wade, General Manager and Director of Sales at Northview, their most successful stallion to date was Not For Love. “He stood at Northview his entire career prior to being pensioned in 2015,” says Wade. “While standing at stud he was the leading sire in Maryland 13 years in a row and the leading sire outside of Kentucky for eight years.” With 16 crops of race horses, Not For Love’s offspring include at least one stakes winner per year. Not For Love is best known the broodmare sire of California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and the 2014 Eclipse Award-winning Horse of the Year.

A horse and rider walking out of the stables

Not only is Northview successful in the breeding shed, they have had great success preparing horses for the yearling sales ring. Wade oversees all sales prep for both Northview and its clients that want to prep their horses for the sales. “Sixty days prior to the sales we start prepping the yearlings at whatever farm is most convenient for the owners,” explains Wade. “During this time we improve body condition, get their coats looking their best, practice hand walking, put them in the covered exerciser, and school them on how to stand and present themselves the best to prospective buyers.” Once the yearlings are all shined and schooled up you will most likely find them and Wade at the Fasig-Tipton sales ring in Timonium, MD.

Wade is optimistic about the future of Northview, he’s pleased with the current state of the Thoroughbred industry. “A few years ago the industry had an economic correction. Foal crops were down, sales prices were down, the entire industry shrunk,” notes Wade. “Prior to the economic downturn, there were many breeders who shouldn’t have been in the breeding business, the harder times pushed those folks out of the business.”

Today, the Thoroughbred industry is seeing a resurgence and is starting to come back. “Of course the healthiest part of the market is still going to be your high end, big money horse, but those in mid-market are starting to come back as well,” says Wade. In fact, Wade says racing purses haven’t been better than they are now in Pennsylvania and Maryland, especially those in state bred purses.

Northview uses Legends® Sport Horse Plus for the vast majority of their broodmares, babies and yearlings. “There are a lot of feeds formulated for different ages and horse types, but we don’t feel the need to have separate feeds,” states Wade. “All of our horses thrive on Legends Sport Horse Plus.” For those broodmares with higher fiber needs, Northview feeds Triple Crown® Senior and Triple Crown Complete. Additionally, Northview uses Legends rice bran pellets as a high fat way of delivering energy to horses without extra carbs.

Wade doesn’t just like the feed from Southern States®, he likes the team at his local Southern States store in Middletown, Delaware. “They are some of the most helpful people I’ve encountered in the business,” Wade says. “I used to cringe when feed companies would come around the farm for a visit, but I’m always happy to see the Middletown Southern States team.”


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