Northview Stallion Station
The new commercial enterprise took its name from its first location. In its earliest years, Northview Stallion Station occupied a 116-acre farm previously operated as Windfield’s Northview Annex, on the northern end of the Windfield’s property. Northview’s first roster of stallions consisted of three popular Windfield’s veterans CAVEAT, SMARTEN and TWO PUNCH, plus Grade 1 winner WAQUOIT, fresh from a $1.9-million racing career. Success came immediately, and most gratifyingly, with Northview’s initial four stallions achieving a higher than 90 percent conception rate in 1989, a year in which SMARTEN’s offspring boosted him to the very top of the Mid-Atlantic region’s sire ranks.
In 1991, Northview moved to its present site, taking over the barns and paddocks that had served as headquarters for the Windfields Stallion Division. From then on, there was no looking back. Northview stallions annually service 400 - 600 mares.
Northview’s stature was further secured when major winner PRIVATE TERMS launched his stud career here and was represented by Grade 1-winning millionaires in his first two crops (foals of 1991 and 1992). Acquisition of promising stallion prospects has been a continuous process, as well as a key factor in Northview’s success. Reflecting Northview’s careful selection procedures are the superb bloodlines and racing records found in its current band of stallions.
Since Northview opened its doors in 1989, Northview stallions have topped the Maryland sires lists 25 times through 2021, NOT FOR LOVE for 14 straight years. Northview stallions have earned the title of Maryland Stallion of the Year 19 of the past 20 years, with GREAT NOTION ending NOT FOR LOVE's 10-year reign in 2016 and beginning his own string of 6 consecutive years to date.