• Breeding Programs:

Hopeful Notion very game in Fair Grounds MSW win


Friday, January 18, 2013
Newly-turned 3-year-old Hopeful Notion battled his way to a nose victory against a full field of sophomores Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds (VIDEO). The son of Notional was making just his second career start, and his first going around two turns.

Going a mile and 70 yards, Hopeful Notion contested the pace for the entire trip. First by a head after a quarter mile, the bay Louisiana bred shuffled back to third, but less than two lengths from the front, after six furlongs. Coming again near the quarter pole under Miguel Mena, he locked into a stretch duel with Executive Call. The pair pulled away from the field, with Hopeful Notion proving best by a narrow margin. The top two were 11 lengths clear of the third-place finisher.

Hopeful Notion was purchased out of the 2010 Keeneland November sale, with his current owner Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stable signing the ticket for $25,000.

Notional finished 2012 a top-25 first crop sire, with Canadian Juvenile S. winner Risky Call his leading earner on the year. Notional returns to Spendthrift for the 2013 season, where he will stand for $7,500 LFS&N.
View All News

Top Stories

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Pricedtoperfection found an opening in just enough time to sprint between horses in deep stretch and hit the wire first in Saturday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant S. (G3)...
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder reached heights never before achieved at Saturday’s Eclipse Awards ceremony when she named the Champion Older Dirt Female...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The world is a much smaller place than it used to be. One American stud at the forefront of its contraction is one of Kentucky's most historic properties, Spendthrift...
Login