Northern Partner

  A Hawk's Eye.JPG (51782 bytes) Northern Partner

Daughter of a legend, and from a royal Thoroughbred family herself, this 17 h chestnut mare came to us in November 1998. From 11 life foals she produced 8 runners, 6 winners and 4 Stakes Horses, with individual earnings of up to more than $ 200.000 and total earnings of ca. $500.000. 

Nijinsky II.jpg (632504 bytes) Nijinsky II    Graustark              

First dam is Jim French's full sister Dance Partner by Leading Broodmare Sire Graustark, second dam is Dinner Partner by Tom Fool, a broodmare legend in her own right. Members of this family can be found worldwide, among them Japanese Champions Dance Partner and Dance in the Park with earnings of more than $ 5 Millions each, and Graded Stakes Winners appear in every generation. Stallions like Joyeux Danseur and Arazi are proof for the outstanding qualities of this family.

One of the youngest runner was the chestnut gelding Hill Man by Temperence Hill, a carbon copy of his mom. Here a few pictures of Hill Man in his new career as a sport horse:

Hill Man

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Barren in 1999, Northern Partner foaled the chestnut filly Sledding Partner by the young Meadowlake stallion Snowbound on 2/27/01. With his first runners hitting the track in 2002, Snowbound already had 2 stakes winners with his first 2 starters and was among the nation's top freshman sires. The blazing speed of Snowbound's offspring didn't stay a secret for long and after only a few years as a TB sire, he became one of the leading young Racing QH sires in the nation.

Unfortunately,  his daughter Sledding Partner got hurt in her very first start and was retired. Her first two colts by Liberty Gold and by Katowice are outstanding and we are hoping that Sledding Partner will continue the great Dinner Partner's legacy at Marble Hill.

                     Snowbound.jpg (495770 bytes)     Snowbound                                    Liberty Gold

In the early morning hours of 11/7/2005 we said goodbye to our grand old mare. We miss you, Nora.


To see Northern Partner's pedigree, click here.

 Up Northern Partner Pedigree Sledding Partner


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