Northview Stallion Station opened its doors in 1989, under the proprietorship of Richard Golden and Tom Bowman and the late Allaire du Pont. A whirlwind of activity preceded that initial season, all of the planning and assembling of the new farm having come about after Windfields Farm’s Maryland Division abruptly ceased operation the previous August. Windfields, the renowned establishment where NORTHERN DANCER held court until 1987, had encompassed several thousand acres in the Chesapeake City area, and offered a vast array of premier stallions. Its closing cast a pall throughout Maryland and beyond. Thus Northview’s founders took on an urgent mission: Ensuring that the Chesapeake City, MD, area would continue as a center of world-class Thoroughbred breeding.