Champion Orientate moving to Northview Stallion Station

Orientate, Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and the Eclipse Award-winning champion of 2002, has been moved from Gainesway to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md.  Owned by a syndicate, Orientate will stand for $5,000.

Orientate, who has stood his entire career at Gainesway, was previously slated to command a fee of $6,500 for 2013.

A son of major sprinter and sire Mt. Livermore, Orientate has established himself as a sire with 35 stakes winners in seven crops and total progeny earnings of nearly $34 million.  His offspring include Grade I  winners Lady Joanne, Intangaroo, and Argentine-based Lady as well as Grade II winner Greenspring and graded stakes winner Successful Outlook.

Orientate’s progeny earned more than $5 million for four consecutive years, and in 2012 he was represented by seven stakes winners, including juvenile Tate’s Landy, a dominating winner of the Laurel Futurity.

Ranked 11th in the nation by number of winners in 2011 with 133, Orientate had 121 winners in 2012, $4.7 million in progeny earnings and 14 stakes horses.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to bring Orientate to breeders in the region,” Richard Golden, president and CEO of Northview, said in a release. “He consistently gets a great number of winners, with high earning potential, and can get Grade 1 winners. He proved his class as a racehorse and, being a Blushing Groom line stallion out of a *Turn-to line mare, offers breeders a pedigree free of Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector.”

Orientate will be available for inspection at Northview Stallion Station beginning Feb. 6