Updated on 09/15/2011 2:31PM

Delaware Township to Padua


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Grade 1 winner Delaware Township, who ended his career with a three-length win in the Nov. 17 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel, will take up stallion duties in 2002 at Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables.

*, a 5-year-old son of popular Florida sire Notebook, will stand for $6,500. The horse will stand as the property of Eb Novak's New Farm, which raced him, and Padua Stables.

Trained by Ben Perkins, Jr., Delaware Township retired with a career record of 21-11-4-1 and $996,950 in earnings. He won six stakes in addition to the Grade 1 De Francis Dash, including the Grade 1 Forego and Grade 2 Forest Hills Handicaps this year; his Forest Hills victory was his second consecutive score in that race.

Delaware Township will return to his native state when he arrives at Padua later this week. Bred in Florida by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bono, he is out of the unraced Sunny North mare Sunny Mimosa and is his dam's sole stakes-winner to date.

Initially sold for $8,000 as a weanling; Delaware Township brought $24,000 as a yearling and $110,000 at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select 2-year-old sale in February 1998.

Delaware Township's success since then has bolstered the value of his siblings. This year, the Bonos' Turning Point Farm, represented by Summerfield, agent, sold a full brother to Delaware Township to trainer Bernie Flint for $115,000 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's July yearling sale.


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