11/15/2016 9:10AM

Norumbega to stand at Bonita Farm in Maryland

Barbara D. Livingston
Norumbega wins the 2014 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park.

Just a few days after Stuart Janney III announced that his homebred Ironicus was being retired to stand at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky, he announced that Ironicus’s half-brother Norumbega was being retired to stand at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., in 2017 for a fee of $3,000.

A 6-year-old son of Tiznow out of Meghan’s Joy, by A.P. Indy, Norumbega won 4 of 19 starts and earned $521,645 while racing from ages 2 through 6. Bred and raced by Janney and trained by Shug McGaughey, Norumbega won the Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes at 1 1/2 miles at Belmont Park in 2014, was second in the Grade 3 Skip Away Handicap at Gulfstream that same year, and was second in the Grade 3 Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct in 2013.

Ironicus, 5, by Distorted Humor, won 6 of 15 career starts and earned $1,148,790. He won the Dixie and Bernard Baruch Handicap, both Grade 2 events at 1 1/16 miles on turf, as well as the Grade 3, 1 1/8-mile Fort Marcy on turf.

Meghan’s Joy has produced six stakes winners, five graded, including Grade 2 Sands Point winner On Leave, Grade 3 Stuyvesant winner Hunting, and Grade 3 Violet winner Quiet Harbor. It is the immediate family of graded stakes winners Eastern Echo, Yell, Roar, and Blare of Trumpets.

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