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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Northern Kid Partners Group to Host Open House

The Northern Kid Partners group has extended an invitation to an Open House and stallion showing for Kentucky’s new trotting stallion Northern Kid that will be held Sunday (February 5) from 12-2 p.m. at Walnut Hall Stock Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he will be standing for the 2012 breeding season.

The stallion showing will be at 1 p.m. and lunch will be served. Visitors may also register to win several prizes, including a free 2012 booking to Northern Kid.


Northern Kid 2,1:58.3; 3,1:57.1 has sired one small crop of racing age that already has three sub-2:00 performers including the 2011 Illinois stakes-winning filly Maevey Gravy 2,1:58.2. He is a son of Muscles Yankee and the American Winner mare Swift Kid Hanover, the same "Golden Cross" that produced world champion Muscle Hill 3,1:50.1 ($3,273,342).

The Northern Kid Partners group, which includes Walnut Hall Stock Farm’s Dr. James Sautter, agreed that Northern Kid would be a good option for Kentucky breeders, who have only a few choices when it comes to trotting sires. His stud fee will be $850.


As added incentive, the Northern Kid Partners are offering bonuses for Northern Kid’s foals of 2013 (mares bred in 2012). They include:

--If a 2-year-old colt or filly wins the Kentucky Fair Final--$1,000 bonus to breeder of mare plus 1 free breeding;

--If a 2 year-old colt or filly win the Kentucky Sire Stakes final—bonus of $2,000 paid to breeder of mare plus 1 free breeding;

--If a Northern Kid offspring sets a national’s season’s mark at any time during their 2-year-old season (as posted by the U.S. Trotting Association)--$500 to the current owner and trainer;

--If a Northern Kid offspring is a national season’s champion at the end of the year--$1,000 to the current owner and trainer;

--If a Northern Kid offspring wins the Hambletonian or Hambletonian Oaks--$5,000 to the current owner, trainer and breeder;

--If a Northern Kid offspring is a Dan Patch/USTA divisional award winner--$5,000 to the current owner, trainer and breeder.

The event will be held at the Walnut Hall Stock Farm foaling barn at 4201 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. If you plan on attending please RSVP to 859.254.5660.