Northern Afleet Sires 5 Championship Contenders in 7 Years
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Led by three runners who earned year-end championships, Northern Afleet has sired finalists for divisional honors five times in the past seven years.
In 2010, Northern Afleet’s daughter Evening Jewel won Grade 1 races at Keeneland and Del Mar, and was an Eclipse Award finalist as champion three-year-old filly.
In 2009, Northern Afleet sired divisional champions on two continents, millionaire G1 winner Big City Man, champion older male in the United Arab Emirates, and Grade 1 winner Negligee, the Champion two-year-old filly in Canada.
In 2005, Northern Afleet was represented by Champion and dual Classic winner Afleet Alex, who was a near unanimous winner of the Eclipse Award as Champion three-year-old colt in the United States. Afleet Alex was also an Eclipse Award finalist in 2004, as a two-year-old.