Pennsylvania Leaderboard Presented By Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association: Jump Start Remains On Top By Stallion Incentive Earnings

Pennsylvania’s stallion ranks have seen one name dominate the top of the list over the past decade, and that hasn’t changed for the late stalwart Jump Start in 2021.

Jump Start sits atop the standings by Pennsylvania stallion incentive earnings through July 31 with $91,829, well ahead of second-place Weigelia at $68,601.

Pennsylvania stallion awards are generated from 10 percent of the purse share earned when a registered Pennsylvania-bred and -sired runner finishes first, second, or third in any pari-mutuel race in the state. Over $615,000 in stallion awards had been awarded through July 2021.

What makes Jump Start’s leading margin so impressive is that he’s done it so far with a consistent group of runners, as opposed to one standout doing most of the heavy lifting.

Jump Start’s leading earner of stallion awards through July 31 was Hey Mamaluke, whose $7,275 in awards for his sire was the eighth-most in the state.

The 5-year-old jumped to the top of the list for his sire in his seasonal debut on June 22, a visually impressive triumph in the Power By Far Stakes at Parx Racing. Hey Mamaluke races as a homebred for Joe Capriglione, and he’s trained by Patricia Farro.

Jump Start’s second-highest stallion award earner, and his top filly, was Amen Sylvia, who made $5,761 for her stallion in the time frame.

A 5-year-old homebred for Lydee D. Shea, Amen Sylvia finished in the top three in five races at Penn National through the end of July, including a maiden special weight victory in May, and an allowance score in July.

Jump Start, a Grade 2-winning son of A.P. Indy, began his stallion career at Overbrook Farm in Kentucky, then relocated to Ghost Ridge Farm in Felton, Pa., for the 2010 breeding season. He was moved to Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Pa., in 2012, all the while also establishing himself as a top sire in Argentina during the Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons, and he was euthanized in 2019 due to complications from colitis.

If Jump Start can hold on to the lead by stallion earnings for the rest of the year, it will be his seventh consecutive year at the top of the chart, and his eighth in a row finishing second or better.

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