First Winner Recorded for Sire Notional

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Notional   sired his first winner when 2-year-old filly Happy Patsy streaked to an easy 5 3/4-length win as the favorite in a maiden claiming race at Evangeline Downs Aug. 3 (VIDEO) .

Bred in Louisiana by William D. Pickett, the winning chestnut is out of the Real Quiet mare Shezarealquietlady, a full sister to four-time stakes winner Quiet Cash. Happy Patsy is trained by Carl Deville for owner Pegasus Stables. She graduated in her second career start

Notional was a top miler on the racetrack for owner J. Paul Reddam, winning the San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) and Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) at middle distances as a 3-year-old before returning to capture the Salvator Mile Handicap (gr. III) as a 4-year-old.

By In Excess (Ire), also the sire of the late Indian Charlie, Notional was a precocious 2-year-old, having won his debut at Santa Anita Park with a 105 Beyer speed figure, one of the fastest performances by a juvenile in 2006. He retired with earnings of $733,240.

Notional stands at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. His fee in 2012 was $7,500, stands and nurses.
 

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