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Maryland-bred Awad added to his laurels by winning the Arlington Million Stakes-G1 in a course record 1:58.69 for the 11⁄4 miles. One of the leading turf runners in the nation, Awad had already made 12 starts in 1995, won the Manhattan Stakes-G1 two months earlier, and had seasonal earnings of $1,040,810 for breeder/owner Jim Ryan. Thanks in large part to Awad’s achievements, the late Maryland stallion Caveat ranked as the leading turf sire in the nation. 

Awad’s Arlington Park course record still stands.

  • Private Terms, one of the region’s top sires, was moved to Claiborne Farm in Kentucky. The move came after he sired Grade 1 winners Soul of the Matter and Afternoon Deelites in his first two crops. Private Terms launched his stud career at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. A Northview syndicate would continue ownership.

    The unbeaten favorite for the 1988 Kentucky Derby-G1 bred and raced by Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Janney Jr.’s Locust Hill Farm, Private Terms sired 17 crops and the earners of more than $28 million, although nothing close to his two Grade 1 winners bred and raced by Burt Bacharach. Pensioned from stud duty in 2006, Private Terms was euthanized in 2010 at age 25 due to infirmities of old age.

  • Not For Love, a full-brother to champion 2-year-old and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner Rhythm, was to enter stud in 1996 at Northview Stallion Station. Expected to race through November, the 5-year-old son of Mr. Prospector out of Dance Number (by Northern Dancer) was a stakes-placed allowance winner of $178,870.

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